Enjoy an artful meal at the Buffet Restaurant or light fare at the Pavilion Café

The Buffet Restaurant


Dine at one of Fort Worth’s most beloved restaurants and enjoy a selection of soups, salads, quiche, and sandwiches prepared by Chef Peter Kreidler. 

Medium Plate $12.50
Large Plate $14.00


Friday dinner features two entrées—ranging anywhere from tenderloin or salmon to house-made pastas—along with an array of soups, salads, and quiche. Pair your meal with top-rated wines and craft beers—chosen specifically by Chef Kreidler for the evening’s menu.




Beverages and     


Tuesday 11:30 am–2 pm         2–4 pm  
Wednesday        11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pm  
Thursday 11:30 am–2 pm 2–4 pm  
Friday Noon–2 pm 2–5:30 pm 5:30–7:30 pm    
Saturday 11:30 am–2 pm         2–4 pm  
Sunday Noon–2 pm 2–4 pm  
Monday Closed Closed  


Pavilion Café

Enjoy box lunches, light snacks, desserts, and refreshments in the Piano Pavilion.


  Open Happy Hour
Friday Noon–7 pm 4–7 pm
Saturday 11:30 am–4 pm  
Sunday Noon–4 pm  

Happy Hour at the Pavilion Café

Bring happy hour to the Kimbell! On most Fridays from 4 to 7 pm, enjoy half price on selected glasses or bottles of wine while listening to live music in the Piano Pavilion.

Please note that  happy hours do not take place during Kimbell Social Club, on exhibition opening weekends, or during other special events. View the calendar to plan your visit.


Friday Evening Dinner

The Kimbell Cookbook

Shelby Schafer, founding chef of the Buffet Restaurant, presents 335 of her favorite recipes in the newest edition of The Kimbell Cookbook, available only at the museum’s shop.


Kimbell Art Museum Cookbook by Shelby Schafer