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Cafe Modern

3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
+1 817-840-2157
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (34 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (13 reviews)
“waldorf salad” (2 reviews)
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3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live almost an hour away from Ft. Worth, but enjoy our visits to the Modern Museum at least twice a month - always on a Sunday when we can have a great brunch (make sure to call for reservations to get a good seat...More

Thank Ashild
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty lunch while visiting museums in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Fast service, reasonable prices, too. It was the second best meal at a museum, after the Restaurant at Getty Center in Los Angeles. Recommendations: Quinoa salad, beef gyro, turkey Brie, Bert...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I live in Fort Worth and went for the first time to Cafe Modern last night. I am upset at myself for only finding Cafe Modern now after many years living in Fort Worth. The food was delicious and the service was...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Dining at the Café was one of the highlights of our visit to Fort Worth. We were there early so were able to get a choice seat next to the pool. The waitress was very informed, polite, and accommodating when I couldn't make a decision...More

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We ate lunch here during our visit to the museum. We ate inside, but the outside area is stunning. Shimmering water out the window, great service and food.

Thank marjoriegeorgened
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I love the location of this place - perfect before or after visiting in the museum district. I walked in without a reservation with a friend after visiting the Kimball - the wait was brief, and our server couldn't have been more gracious and friendly....More

Thank jackmom1112
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe Modern in the Modern Museum of Fort Worth has a wonderful new menu for summer that is so delicious.....from Mushroom & Brie Soup; Spinach/Peach/Pecan Salad to Wagu Hamburgers and much more. Great Bar Cocktails and wines.... open for Brunch/ lunch and Friday Evening Dinner.

Thank JimmyRos
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If you plan to go to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, plan you visit around lunch at The Modern. Excellent food, service and ambiance. Innovative menu. If possible, request a table next to the reflecting pool. Outstanding. Visit the Kimbell Museum across the...More

Thank dugent
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is the cafe inside the Museum of Modern Art. You don't have to pay to enter, just come for the food - but I encourage you to visit the museum shop and museum as well. The food is excellent. We started with mimosas to...More

Thank SAM A
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great venue to visit with family and friends, a few steps to the entrance to the Modern Art Museum, surrounded by refreshing landscape, parking no problem, good food selection and friendly staff.

Thank Bitarte
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Jarrod R
8 July 2016|
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Response from SASAJA T | Reviewed this property |
Did not look like it .... saw people with shorts. The restaurant is upscale so I would keep that in mind.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Worth
  • Phone Number: +1 817-840-2157
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Café Modern chefs blend seasonal, local ingredients inspired by culinary traditions from around the globe. Their artfully crafted cuisine is served against the backdrop of Tadao Ando’s world renowned building in the celebrated Fort Worth Cultural District. Whether enjoying a weekday lunch, Friday night dinner or a relaxed weekend brunch, our genuine hospitality will ensure a memorable dining experience.
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