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Cafe Modern

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3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872 (University)
+1 817-840-2157
17:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 The Modern Art Museum is just so cool.

Thank gogo w
Johns Creek, Georgia
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246 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here before visiting the Kimbal museum. Try to get a seat over looking the outside water feature. We had a wonderfully soft spoken waiter. I asked about the bahn mi oyster sandwich and he said it was wonderful. On his recommendation, I ordered it. It was not very good. The fried oysters were dry. It was served on... More 

Thank BloggerLinda
Weatherford, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is awesome! It's sorta tucked away inside the museum but the room is phenominal & the food is just as good! Never has anything bad off their menu. When I want to treat my houseguests to a unique dining experience this is definitely one of the places to go. LOVE.

Thank JodiCowgirl
Fort Worth, TX
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife surprised me with brunch at Cafe Modern. The museum setting is visually pleasing with the floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the reflecting pool and west lawn and sculptures. The dining room was busy but the acoustics made it possible to carry on a conversation without feeling like you were shouting. The brunch here is menu based... More 

Thank micla252
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting in a stunningly beautiful modern art museum. Calm relaxing atmosphere with outstanding food. I have been here several times and never had a bad meal. Eggs Benedict, Waldorf salad and ginger shrimp salad were all excellent

Thank Jschaf
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The setting is lovely. Restaurant looks out on reflection pool with modern aluminum trees. I had the Asian Niçoise salad and thought it was excellent! My friend had the apple, Gouda, bacon panini with couscous salad as side. My daughter had the queso fundido app as her entree and gobbled it up! Delicious food in a delightful setting.

Thank Peggy H
San Clemente, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a great place for brunch. The dining room is located inside the Museum of Modern Arts and overlooks a reflecting pond. The "breakfast" type offerings are limited but not the usual fare. The peaches and waffles are amazing. We also had the peaches & cornbread and "Guacamame" as appetizers, both unusual and tasted great. I would have given... More 

Thank jimcinsc
Ft Worth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This past month I decided to spend a special afternoon with each grandchild, so Sunday happened to be the five year old's turn. We walked through the cafe to the beautiful patio and reflection pool. They have comfortable sofas and umbrellas and a fantastic green lawn. It was a great exposure to the Modern Museum for her and a quite... More 

Thank clwc
San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

After spending an entire Sunday afternoon viewing the Frank Stella Retrospective (closing Sept 2016), I had dessert at Cafe Modern. The best-dressed Sunday patrons were long gone by late afternoon yet the staff was energetic and happy to welcome me and other later guests. They happily offered recommendations and pairings -- the cafe has excellent cocktails, desserts, service, and views... More 

Thank Indira M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a wonderful place for a quiet dinner or lunch. You can actually have a conversation without lots of noise. It has a beautiful view of the water. The lunch was very good. I am going back for sure.

Thank Texaz501

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$29
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?