Babette's Cafe

4.8
3432 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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Our deck tables are not available online and can make for a lovely evening throughout the year. Please call us directly if you would like to book a deck table. 404-523-9121.

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 has turned her apron over to Chef Justin Kurtz who has taken the reigns in the kitchen. Together they dig deep into the food history and traditions of Europe and bring them to Atlanta with nuance, respect and artistry.
For twenty-four 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, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Kurtz
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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
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3432 People Are Saying
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4.8
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

My dinner was exceptional from the first bite to the last. I had the halibut, my husband had the filet. it was absolutely superb. A marvelous birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

It was wonderful as always!! Another special occasion really enjoyed!! It is like Chef Marla is cooking us home cooked delicious food in her home. Loved it!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was very elegant, everyone was so nice and courteous. Celebrate my daughters birthday here and we enjoy everything about this restaurant. I would recommend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent--it always is. We took my sister and her husband to Babette's several years ago and every time they are in town they want to return! We really enjoyed the porch because it is easier to talk/hear out there and the view (trees) was lovely. Our server was FABULOUS--I'm sorry to say I do not know her name, but she was great!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is THE place for a quiet Sunday evening French supper! We love everything here - great vegetable plate, halibut, apps, wine list! White table cloths, professional friendly servers and excellent cocktails.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We took my husband to Babette’s for Father’s Day. It was a perfect venue for celebrating Dad. Our food was fabulous, but the highlight was our server - the delightful Mae. She was charming. Thank you for a special evening!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This is my new favorite restaurant in Atlanta, never disappoints. Have now been there 4 times and will be back. I do not write many reviews unless they are truly deserved.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Very good food, reasonable prices and attentive/knowledgeable wait staff

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Lovely, as always

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food was great. The service was excellent and the suggested wine pairings were an added benefit. We also enjoyed the slow pace without being rushed. We would go there again and meet friends.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Fantastic as always. We’ve been going to Babette’s for years and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had a great waitress who was very attentive. Our food was delicious. Our steak was ordered medium and was cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We love Babette's so much. This is our go to restaurant for special occasions, because they are wonderful start to finish. The dining room is small and lovely with a pretty screened deck if you want to sit outside. The cocktails are delicious, the service smooth and professional and the food is excellent. We had a mushroom and leek ravioli that was to die for and probably the best pork chop that I have ever had in my life. I can not wait to go back

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always a top notch evening! You can’t beat the food, service or atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My lady and I chose Babette's because of its reported ambiance. We had never dined there and sought a "special occasion place. It was her birthday. We arrived 40 minutes early (reservation was at 7PM) and the hostess promptly seated us. May, our waitress, was cordial, attentive, and not invasive, of our time. Meal was excellent. I enjoyed a thick, bone in pork chop while my lady had her favorite - veal. The 1" chop was fork tender & very tasty. Drinks were strong - I'm not complaining. We split creme brulee for desert. The bill with tip amounted to $130+ which made this a special occasion place that was well worth the money.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food, great ambiance. Flavors blending. Wine pairing were helpful.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We went for our anniversary dinner and it turned out to be really great decision. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

When I dine with friends, I am seeking good food, attentive service and the ability to have quiet conversation. Babette's provides consistently excellent quality of food and service in an atmosphere where one can talk with all four people around the table. Sadly this civilized ambience has become rare; in an effort to move people out quickly, many restaurants create a deafening environment which prevents conversation. Babette's has avoided the cacophony ans remains an excellent dining experience for myself, my wife and our friends.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Love this restaurant...so sad it is out of town for us! When in Atlanta I will always try to eat here. The wait staff was warm and fun...the food creative and delicious...just a great night all around. Hard to find fabulous restaurants like Babette’s!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

In all the years I've lived in Atlanta (now 22), we've NEVER been to Babette's until recently. I wanted to take my partner to a neighborhood cozy spot for his birthday, and this fit the bill. Good service, great food, creative cuisine. We were able to have a nice quiet conversation with minimal, but appropriate interaction/interruption from the staff. They were there when we needed them, and away when we didn't.

Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back. Babette's is truly a neighborhood treat!

P.S. - Try the creme brulee and the homemade ice cream when you are done with your meal...it's worth it!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

A favorite for me for celebrating birthdays with a group of my friends. Janet was terrific!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We go there a lot and we are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Babette's Café is an incredible restaurant. We were there celebrating my son's Birthday.
The food, service and ambiance are outstanding. Our server Maye was very attentive and made sure that all our questions about the menu were answered in detail. The presentation of each of our meals was top notch. Given the quality and creativity of the menu I feel that the prices were very fair.

I would highly recommend Babette's Café and my whole family cannot wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Consistently good food and good service. One of my favorite non-trendy restaurants in Atlanta. They serve classic European style food, but it's not dated.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Babette's is our go-to place, always knowing what to expect: cozy environment, great cocktails, wonderful seasonal dinner options, and terrific service. Jonathan was our server and very helpful with menu choices, even recommending vegetable substitutions for an especially picky dinner companion. Never a bad meal here, thanks to owner/chef Marla's expertise and kitchen oversight.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great server. Lovely wine. Outstanding bread. Small but very good portions. Great ice cream.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

If you go to one restaurant in Atlanta, make it this one. From cocktails to dessert everything was exceptional. It was also a great value. They pay attention to detail and quality. The fried lemon slices with the grilled artichoke were totally unique. Where can you find shoestring potatoes anymore that are truly well done? My only regret is that we live in San Diego and won't be returning soon.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

This was our first time there. From the appetizer to dessert, I can’t say enough good things about the food. It was absolutely delicious and fresh. Wonderful cozy atmosphere and super friendly staff. Our waitress gave details about the menu and bragged about the food as if it was her own restaurant. Good wines. The restaurant had many regulars dining. That’s always a good sign. People at the table next to us gave us menu recommendations. All in all it was a delectable experience. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always impeccable!
Love the ambiance love love love the food !
My favorite go to in Atlanta ❤️

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We’ve eaten there for years. Terrific food at very reasonable prices for the quality. Loved seeing Marla return to the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It’s just so simply comfortable.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great, as always.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great service and the food was exceptional! Kathaleen was our server and she was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Babette's has been a family favorite for a number of years. The attention to detail is exceptional and the foods is simply always great! On this particular special occasion, Marla, the owner worked to accommodate a slightly larger party that we had originally reserved for. We appreciate her desire to help and the dinner was great. We especially enjoy the al fresco dining on the outside deck which is shaded and cozy. Thank you, Babette's for another memorable and enjoyable dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Babette's is our go to restaurant for special occasions especially birthdays
Marla has put together a wonderful menu with seasonal changes. The choice of wines is excellent and there is a special pairings menu which makes selection easy.
Our waiter did a great job. I've always experienced superior service from the staff.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Very nice restaurant with inviting warm atmosphere. I loved the decor and especially the artwork on the walls. Our server was personable, funny and attentive. Every dish we ordered was delectable. I would not hesitate to return.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Babette’s is a classic that never disappoints. Great ambiance, service and food!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

A fabulous meal with great service, as always. Nightly specials are especially recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We went here for a belated Mother's day. As always, the food and service was amazing. We ordered all of our usual favorites and tried the Tuna as well this time. We of course had to end the evening with Banana ice cream which was yummy as always. We have a new favorite server, Cathleen or Kathleen (not sure the spelling). She treated us exceptionally well and just added to the overall enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Lovely to sit out on their deck! Food and service was great.

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