Babette's Cafe

4.8
3592 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Dining at Babette’s Café is like stepping into Chef/Owner Marla Adams’ home. She is equally as known for the incredibly creative Rustic French, Spanish and Italian cuisine that she creates, as she is for her welcoming personality. Marla digs deep into the food history and traditions of Europe and brings them to Atlanta with nuance, respect and artistry. For twenty-six years, Babette’s Café has offered the flavor of a restaurant that is tucked into the French countryside. The dining room offers a relaxed setting and the outdoor patio, which overlooks the serene setting of Freedom Park, makes diners forget that they are just minutes away from downtown Atlanta.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Spanish, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 523-9121
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marla Adams
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Catering
Babette’s does not offer catering. We can however, help you with your dinner parties, by providing you with meats, sauces, garnishes and lots of the extra special food stuff to set you apart from your friends. We won’t tell them. We can provide you with just about any of the items on our current menu. Please give us a call. 24 – 48 hours in advance. We are closed on Mondays, so 48 hours in advance if you are calling then.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Freedom Parkway
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Parking details
Valet Only.
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Public transit
Marta Bus Route 16 Noble.
Freedom Parkway and North Highland Stop.
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Special events & promotions
Tuesday and Wednesday nights we offer a Prix Fixe option in addition to our regular menu. We offer a choice from three Appetizers and three Entrees. $21.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Check our homepage each Sunday evening for the following week's Prix Fixe.

Mini Wine Tasting Feasts on the Third Thursday of each month in the Spring and Fall. Four wines are presented, each carefully paired by Marla Adams with a small appetizer. $28.50 per person including tip and tax. Reservations only with advance payment. Book early!
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Babette's Cafe will be open on Monday, December 31 for New Year's Eve Dinner. We will be offering our regular menu in addition to a series of specials.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 3592 People Are Saying
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AR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, awesome service, simply great restaurant. Thank you

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AR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic waitress this evening didn’t rush us at all

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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 20-year anniversary at Babette's. The staff was friendly and encouraged my wife and I to shoot for 20 more years. We said OK.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to dine at Babette’s and can’t wait to return!

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KT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond awesome. My new go-to restaurant!! Everything was exceptional

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JD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent and excellent. We’ve been a regular for years.

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent as always !!

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of many trips to Babette's and we have never been disappointed. Filet was wonderful and cooked just right. Cassoulet was excellent and Dover sole was also very tasty. Tried several apps and they were also enjoyed by all.

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NV
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. The seasonal menu is innovative and classic at the same time - I have yet to order a dish I didn't adore. The wine list is also impeccable and has clearly been curated over many years. The servers are friendly, and the atmosphere is authentic and warm with just enough romance, making it a great setting for special occasions. I couldn't recommend Babette's more highly!

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SR
Baltimore
96 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience. Staying in downtown Atlanta, Babette’s was wonderful escape from the center city blah options. Clever, tasty and carefully served meals. Would love to go back.

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DP
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in Atlanta. Chef Marla is a genius. The duck was superb and I am very particular about duck.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal! The menu had a lot of choice and everything we ate was delicious. The staff were also lovely!

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DF
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Babette’s before and it’s always amazing!
Stellar service
Delicious and interesting food
Great wine and Mmmm mmmm good cocktails!
Thanks for another wonderful experience!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Wait staff was attentive and very diligent in accommodating the table needs. Marla, the head chef came out to introduce the menu and provide recommendations to the table. Absolutely wonderful experience!!

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KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent, almost classic, French Bistro. Don't miss the escargot gougeres!

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e
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service very good. Server gave wonderful suggestions regarding both food and wine. Food excellent.

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J
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We spend many birthdays and anniversaries here. I love the food, but would not order the lamb chops again. Expensive and very little lean meat on them. Otherwise, it was a great meal. The soups are always good. Loved the cauliflower and bacon appetizer and of course the decadent filet mignon.

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PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends was great. Great food, great service, great time.

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L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been searching for a quiet French Restaurant with authentic French cuisine.

When you visit Babette's you too will have found that Gem in Atlanta proper.

The Lamb and Duck were outstanding with many different taste bursting in your mouth
with each devious delicious bite.

We started with the Escargot combined with fresh HOT French baguette and Bordeaux ....we were
in heaven.

To finish the dinner we had both the Chocolate Bread Pudding and Cherry almond crusted pie.

What a finish......we can't wait to eat here again.

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FG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Babette's for our 18th anniversary. The space was warm and cozy, the drinks were delicious, the service was amazing, and the food was really good. Highly recommend.

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DO
Atlanta
178 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Back on track now that Marla's returned to the kitchen.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette’s is always wonderful!

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u
Atlanta
101 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant spacious eatery with French atmosphere. Good food, pleasant waitstaff,

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S
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Food and service always outstanding. Cozy warm atmosphere.

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BF
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is outstanding, excellent! A very good value for a wonderful French Provencal food cooked to perfection.

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G
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice place to dine and with Marla back in the Kitchen even better

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful 27th Wedding Anniversary dinner here. Everything was Great!!!

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JR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great server, Mae. We enjoyed our food. My husband felt the half duck would include a breast but his serving was two legs/thighs.

Sauce for veal piccata was good but would like more lemon and or spice not just capers.

We said it was our anniversary but unlike many restaurants did not receive a complimentary dessert. Just a suggestion

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience from start to finish. The dining room is casually elegant, and is thankfully quiet enough to enjoy normal conversation, a rarity these days. Service was attentive but not intrusive, and the food was excellent. We never felt rushed, but also appreciated not being left waiting for the check after finishing our desert. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four, two in our 60'es and two in their late 20'es for dinner. All of us were very satisfied with the food, which was subtle and very European. The servant was helpful and instant on understood what we wanted. We would definitely recommend this café for a night out with mature friends.

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a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Atlanta!...superb food and excellent service with a fabulous ambience.

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OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Would recommend.

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B
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great meal at Babette's Cafe. It is like to going to a friend's house for dinner...casual setting, you always feel comfortable and the food is always outstanding! I want to know if you can order soup by the gallon to go??

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J
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Babette’s no matter the occasion! Last night we were one of 5 tables celebrating birthdays. We live to come before the theatre, with out of town guests and no no special reason at all. We always leave feeling special after dining with Marla!

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FD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Marla continues to excel! Service is great and meals are made at our request. Top of its class.

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JT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Fall menu! We enjoyed the Tuscan white Bean and bacon soup. New swordfish recipe and sole. Babette's is consistent and good!

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l
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Long time since I was here. This is a great place to go and still is. Good menus well prepared. I will be back soon!!!

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B
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal on the back patio . Love the new Fall menu.

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JB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal overall. Service was spot on - attentive but not hovering. Our best meal in the Atlanta area!

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M
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I almost thought not to submit a review as I don't want this fantastic restaurant to be overrun. However, my compliments to the chef and the very attentive staff for a superb dinning experience from seating to end.
Can't wait to get back in.

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