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Cafe Modern

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American, Cafe, Contemporary
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3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872 (University)
(817) 840-2157
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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San Clemente, California
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177 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Fort Worth, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 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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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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
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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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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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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, 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, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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?