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Cafe Modern

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3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872 (University)
(817) 840-2157
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cafe Modern is a beautiful space with floor to ceiling windows that over look an infinity pool, however, if you go there for a meal - go for the space and be aware that the food is meh. My friend and I went for brunch and had the traditional eggs benedict. The breakfast potatoes were good, but not so good... More 

Thank Milissa R
Fort Worth, Texas
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoy going to the Modern's film series every week. To make it a bit more of a "date" and make it very special, we occasionally dine at Cafe Modern. One could not find a more pleasant environment. The huge windows look out onto a beautiful and placid water feature. The staff has always been a cut... More 

Thank Giles101
Tomball, Texas
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334 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cafe, I had a wonderful table by the window overlooking the water. Service although good I would not say it was excellent. The cafe is modern in decor but it gets incredibly loud, there seems like there is nothing to absorb the sound and you can imagine the noise with a lot of ladies enjoying lunch food - I... More 

Thank applestrudel
Houston, Texas
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Lovely museum cafe with excellent wine list and menu. Sunday is free day at the modern so their brunch is busy and it is hard to get the desirable waterside table. Staff are personable and attentive.

Thank marymorr
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Very chi chi in the Modern Art Museum. The setting can't be beat, the ambiance was a bit brash, nothing to absorb the load chatter of the conversations all around. All the food looked tasty and was well plated. We split the burger, it was delicious.

Thank GlobalTouristedolson
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is far and away the very best museum cafe of my life! And I've y been to quite a few. This one, however, rates so highly that I would say go there just for brunch or lunch. the view of the reflecting pool is amazing, the flatware artwork in it's own right, and P.S. the food is amazing. Go!... More 

Thank Celia B
Arlington, Texas
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367 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Ever found a place so incredible, that you just want order EVERYTHING on the menu. I did. It was at Cafe Modern. So, I did! I called ahead, made a reservation, explained that the desire to order one of everything was on my Bucket List. The staff were overjoyed to help me celebrate this event with my family and, it... More 

Thank happytraveler4209
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The Modern Cafe is one of our friends' favorites and it's easy to see why. The ambiance is relaxing and beautiful , the food is superb, the service is excellent and the prices are reasonable for such a delicious dining experience. And the wine and drinks are always excellent. The food is fresh and imaginative and the bread is a... More 

Thank Katiebug38
Westlake, Ohio
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

On my travels to Fort Worth to visit family, I met a woman from Dallas who highly recommended this restaurant (and the museum). My family and I both were anxious to try Cafe Modern. We were aware that the restaurant was pricey (lunch for three was $80 before the tip). The restaurant was at about one-third capacity on the day... More 

Thank tuffc00kie
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I came to Cafe Modern for a friend's graduation brunch. The atmosphere is chic with floor to ceiling windows. The restaurant gets packed. Granted, it was Mother's Day. We had a large group and the waitress didn't really check our side of the table. I was by the younger kids, so maybe that's why. The food came out and almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $29
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: (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?