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3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872 (University)
+1 817-840-2157
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Great venue to visit with family and friends, a few steps to the entrance to the Modern Art Museum, surrounded by refreshing landscape, parking no problem, good food selection and friendly staff.

Thank Bitarte
Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I have been here many times for lunch and it generally is very quiet and subdued, but Sunday the place was buzzing. Loud conversations and generally convivial atmosphere---maybe because Sundays are free admission, and it's a different crowd? Not sure why the difference, but it was a happy place to have brunch---I would have felt better about taking kids there... More 

Thank AuntZibba
Arlington, Texas
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354 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had Sunday lunch before touring the Kimbell Museum next door. Bright, open, cheery, modern space. You must have reservations in order to sit at the preferred area near the windows that have a view to the water feature, even though there are multiple tables unoccupied in that area. The food is quality and servers polite, if slow. My wife... More 

Thank spunkydad
Denton, Texas
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312 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The three of us headed to Café Modern to celebrate a 94th birthday. The day was beautiful and sunny adding to the wonderful view of the lagoon. The metal sculpture in the distance dazzled in the sun rays. Each of us enjoyed a different entrée ~ Redfish and Lentils; the Chef's Plate featuring Drum with a seasonal risotto and the... More 

Thank Joey P
Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went for one of their wine dinners. The food and wine were both fabulous. We had a table near the windows overlooking the water. For each course the winery rep explained the wine and the chef explained the food. It was informative and fun.

1 Thank kcwKeyWest_FL
Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

While the setting was perfect, with the restaurant overlooking the beautiful lagoon, the dining experience was far less than anticipated. I'll give the management credit for opening on a special occasion day, but virtually from start to finish, the meal and service were not up to par. The three course fixed-prix (which I do not recall was disclosed when I... More 

1 Thank David H
Fort Worth, Texas
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198 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of the best eggs benedict plates I have ever had. I was skeptical of the southwestern benedict, but it had the right amount of chorizo (instead of ham) and avocado. We sat right by the window and drank champagne while we talked. Do not miss this place!

Thank JulesH2011
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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.

1 Thank gogo w
Johns Creek, Georgia
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285 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 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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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank JodiCowgirl

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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
USD 13 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
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?