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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 good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Views were 5 star and the food was delicious. Take advantage since Cafe modern is only open on Friday evenings. Wait staff could have been better, but as they are only open once a week, it was understandable.

Thank EmilyC173
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

With each visit to The Modern, we also plan in having lunch here at Cafe Modern. On top of it being a perfect break from taking in all of the incredible collections and special exhibits, CM’s ambience is relaxing and the food is delicious! On...More

Thank R6213KHjenniferr
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I am a frequent guest of Cafe Modern because of the outstanding venue and excellent food. The outstanding chef changes the menu with the seasons to reflect the best in locally produced and available products. The drinks at the bar are also excellent and the...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed September 17, 2018

You have the option of dining inside or al fresco next to the pond. We had lunch which was excellent. The service was great, the prices were moderate and plenty of free on-site parking. After eating you are steps awY from the entrance of a...More

Thank Nameless666
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We usually come for brunch before a Sunday afternoon film, but this time, we went for dinner before a Friday evening film. I love the dining venue (the museum part is hit or miss, depending on how you feel about modern art). The dinner was...More

Thank divefan
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I say "surprisingly" as I have eaten in many museum restaurants. The food was excellent as was the service. The edamame had a unique flavor with a shichimi togarashi sauce and sea salt combination. The tuna salad with soba noodles was cooked to perfection. FYI-...More

Thank jangrote
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We go to the Cafe Modern for beautiful views and gourmet food. Last night we were disappointed because the museum has put large decals of flowers on all the cafe windows, mostly blocking the view. The lights were off on 2 of the 3 towers,...More

Thank John S
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The view from the restaurant of the pebble-lined reflecting pools designed by prize-winning museum architect Tadao Ando is the best in Texas. The latest menu choices, including salmon and various salads, are healthy and a good value. Service friendly and unpressured so you can enjoy...More

1  Thank RedRiverLawyer
Reviewed August 27, 2018

An eclectic menu with an excellent range of reasonably-priced offerings. The poolside setting is unequaled. The bar is noted for its wine selections and cocktails.

Thank jdavis5775
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, however the service was extremely slow that day for lunch. When we got it, it wasn't nearly as good as expected. It was cold. I have been two times and each time was the same. I probably won't be going back. Too...More

Thank horatio71
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July 7, 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, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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