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Cafe Modern

) #36 of 1,362 Restaurants in Fort Worth $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
+1 817-840-2157
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (13 reviews)
“donburi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30All hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have been here many times for lunch and it generally is very quiet and subdued, but Sunday the place was buzzing. Loud conversations and generally convivial atmosphere---maybe because Sundays are free admission, and it's a different crowd? Not sure why the difference, but it...More

Thank AuntZibba
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had Sunday lunch before touring the Kimbell Museum next door. Bright, open, cheery, modern space. You must have reservations in order to sit at the preferred area near the windows that have a view to the water feature, even though there are multiple tables...More

Thank spunkydad
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The three of us headed to Café Modern to celebrate a 94th birthday. The day was beautiful and sunny adding to the wonderful view of the lagoon. The metal sculpture in the distance dazzled in the sun rays. Each of us enjoyed a different entrée...More

Thank Joey P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went for one of their wine dinners. The food and wine were both fabulous. We had a table near the windows overlooking the water. For each course the winery rep explained the wine and the chef explained the food. It was informative and fun.

1  Thank kcwKeyWest_FL
Reviewed 15 February 2017

While the setting was perfect, with the restaurant overlooking the beautiful lagoon, the dining experience was far less than anticipated. I'll give the management credit for opening on a special occasion day, but virtually from start to finish, the meal and service were not up...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of the best eggs benedict plates I have ever had. I was skeptical of the southwestern benedict, but it had the right amount of chorizo (instead of ham) and avocado. We sat right by the window and drank champagne while we talked. Do not...More

Thank JulesH2011
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Expensive for consistently tiny portions and inconsistent quality. Get the burger, the one thing on the menu that is always good and will fill you up....might be the best burger in Fort Worth! I dont know why i keep giving this cafe another chance, but...More

2  Thank gogo w
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jarrod R
Is there a strict dress code for dinner?
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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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