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3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 840-2157
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Ranked #55 of 1,347 Restaurants in Fort Worth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $29
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University
Description: 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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English first
ft worth texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great venue, very good food, a bit pricey. The dining room is beautiful. The food is creative and Delicious but service does go down with a a big crowd.

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Grapevine, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Cafe Modern is my destination when I have a day off and want to treat myself. It has a unique menu, good service, and a wonderful view of the museum and its outside lake. A bit of a splurge, but well worth it.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went here based on a friend's gushing recommendation after viewing the impressionism exhibit at the Kimbell across the street. I think they had just changed menus for the season and we had a hard time finding something we wanted which was too bad because the menu I pulled up on the internet before our visit had many items of interest.... More 

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Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

What a pleasure to have such an excellent restaurant the Modern Museum of Art in Fort Worth. The museum itself is an architectural delight. Whether visiting for a special showing, a movie, or just for dinner or lunch one will not be disappointed. The setting for the the Cafe Modern is beautiful. Gazing out on the pond while dining only... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The menu was new for the season, and no entree was common. Each dish was given an unique flair. I ordered Texas Sea Bass with saffron and chorizo white bean stew with crispy kale. Oh so good! also had a salad with carmelized Apple curls, and other tasty delights. The dressing was on the side and was quite flavorful! The... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This cafe is a great little gem. It is located in the museum itself, and it has some rather quirky opening hours (definitely check before going--better yet, call them!). The atmosphere is very relaxed and some tables have a view over the adjacent pond. There was a little bit of a wait, but the staff got us a table within... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Avoid Fridays! Understaffed overwhelmed and unapologetic for lousy service. Totally destroyed a 39th anniversary dinner.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This place was amazing! Sitting by the large reflecting pool with a view of a large sculpture was just calming and peaceful.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Caprese benedict was excellent. With a basket of breads and a glass of pro secco it was a perfect Sunday brunch.

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Lampasas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fabulous dishes and well selected wine list. I might have actually paid for the view had I been asked. This is a wonderful building and grounds, a simple reflecting pool and a wonderful restaurant. Don't miss Cafe Modern while in Fort Worth. This is mostly open for lunch but they have dinners on Friday and some special events.

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Additional Information about Cafe Modern

Address: 3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone Number: (817) 840-2157
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Worth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 29
Cuisine: Contemporary

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