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A new place for brunch in Fort Worth — 7 days a week. And you’d never guess where

September 6,2022

See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Bud Kennedy here.

In a city with three flashy new Italian restaurants and another on the way, one has figured a way to draw breakfast and brunch customers.

The il Modo restaurant now serves daily brunch in the Kimpton Harper hotel dining room, 714 Main St. downtown.

The brunch is good enough to compare with Fort Worth weekend favorites such as Cafe Modern or Wishbone & Flynt. It’s served every day. And it’s easy to park on the side streets in mid-downtown.

And yes, it’s in a hotel. But like il Modo’s dinner menu, the food is much better than typical hotel fare.

The menu includes a brunch pizza ($15) with bacon, egg and bearnaise sauce; pastas such as a linguine carbonara ($22); a Gorgonzola burger and more.

The breakfast items shine: avocado toast ($14), a prosciutto omelet ($18), a smoked salmon Benedict ($21) or simpler oatmeal, yogurt or breakfast combos.

A year after il Modo opened as an Italian dinner house with house-made pastas, suddenly it’s surrounded by newer restaurants:

▪ Tre Mogli, a Wishbone spinoff, owns the south side market at 401 S. Main St.

▪ Caterina’s, from chef Tim Love, opened at 128 E. Exchange Ave. in Mule Alley.

▪ 61 Osteria, from the owners of Grace, is under construction in an office tower at 500 W. Seventh St.

The il Modo restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. daily for brunch, 5 p.m. nightly for dinner; 817-415-0144,

There’s also a skyline bar, Refinery 714, with a menu of dips and sliders and a penthouse view of Sundance Square and the east side of downtown.

Locations Mentioned: il Modo, The Kimpton Harper Hotel