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Cafe Modern

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
+1 817-840-2157
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (13 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3200 Darnell St, Modern Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2872
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere was nice and pleasant. We were seated by the window. Our food was delicious and delivered quickly. The cocktails were ok and could have used a touch more alcohol. We had to wait a bit to long for the check.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many times I will grab a bite of lunch at Cafe Modern. The food is prepared and plated beautifully, the menu changes periodically which keeps the food choices fresh, seasonal and interesting. The service is impeccable. The wait staff has longevity, with many having been...More

Thank ladychatelain
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The setting is beautiful. We were there for Sunday brunch. Each one of us was somewhat disappointed in some aspect of the food, mostly texture rather than flavor issues. Someone back there needs to learn how to make grits. Although they were well-seasoned and generally...More

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Cafe modern is aesthetically beautiful and there is something coming about the place you just feel relaxed eating there. The food can get a little experimental for me from time to time but I can always find something to eat here.

Thank Elliot G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The food is yummy but the ambiance makes it a great experience! The surrounding water gives a relaxing and refreshing feel.

Thank JoyT54
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A lovely brunch. They have an excellent chef and the atmosphere is gorgeous . Panoramic view of the pond which surrounds the museum.

Thank CEBWood
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding chefs. Good wait staff. Local produce. REAL food. Marvelous flavors that dance together to a symphony of deliciousness. Not a single “bad” selection on the menu. Make a reservation. Take your time to savor the food and the moment. Then stroll the museum and...More

Thank happytraveler4209
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We live almost an hour away from Ft. Worth, but enjoy our visits to the Modern Museum at least twice a month - always on a Sunday when we can have a great brunch (make sure to call for reservations to get a good seat...More

Thank Ashild
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a tasty lunch while visiting museums in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Fast service, reasonable prices, too. It was the second best meal at a museum, after the Restaurant at Getty Center in Los Angeles. Recommendations: Quinoa salad, beef gyro, turkey Brie, Bert...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I live in Fort Worth and went for the first time to Cafe Modern last night. I am upset at myself for only finding Cafe Modern now after many years living in Fort Worth. The food was delicious and the service was...More

Thank Brian K
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Jarrod R
8 July 2016|
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Response from SASAJA T | Reviewed this property |
Did not look like it .... saw people with shorts. The restaurant is upscale so I would keep that in mind.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 29
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +1 817-840-2157
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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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