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The Buffet Restaurant
The restaurant blends in with the rest of the of the museum.  The lighting is bright and welcoming, nice floors too. 7.33 Texas ratingStar
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Located inside the Kimbell Art Museum, the Buffet Restaurant is mainly open for brunch and lunch, though there is a dinner service on Friday night. The fare is light and includes such items as quiche, soup and salad. As the restaurant’s name suggests, meals are served buffet style. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The food’s appearance was a bit lacking and portions were fairly skimpy but taste was above average.

The Kimbell Museum is an exceptional building with abundant yet subtle natural lighting and long vaulted ceilings. The natural light in the restaurant is enhanced by glass walls surrounding the outdoor section. Historic art frescos such as from the Byzantine Empire decorate the dining room. Long lines can form for indoor seating, especially on weekends, so to avoid a wait you may want to arrive early or just sit in the outdoor area, which is sheltered by walls on all sides and has overhead netting.

Lunch included creamy tomato basil soup, citrus beet salad, bread roll, chocolate chip cake and mango tea. None of the dishes were excellent but all were adequate. The tomato soup was best and had a rich taste and a light texture. It was good enough to think about getting another serving. The citrus beet salad was better than expected mostly due to sweet orange slices and cinnamon seasoning. The bread and tea were both satisfying. The dessert was just a bit over average, but slightly disappointing in that chocolate cake is not especially hard to make well. The Buffet’s food is not good enough to justify a long wait, but if your hunger for art is outweighed by your overall hunger, it’s a reasonable and convenient choice. Live music is usually played Friday night at dinner service.
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