Babette's Cafe

4.9
4382 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Opening at 5:00 pm - Last seating at 8:30 pm.
Atlanta Restaurant, Babette s Cafe, offers Modern French, Italian and Spanish Cuisines with the ambiance of the European countryside. Since opening in 1992, Chef/Owner Marla Adams has been devoted to delicious, uncomplicated food and wine, presented in a casual setting. The 1916 bungalow was lovingly renovated for Babette s, keeping the neighborhood style of Inman Park and Poncey Highlands. Many long time guests and customers, as well as Marla, think of this as home. You re invited to dinner!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4382 people are saying
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AlanP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service were top notch. One of our two favorite restaurants in Atlanta.

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vipcrankycel
Atlanta
106 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It helps one's experience if you're willing to share. What I ordered was great, but I got to sample the duck the day after. Wow. Similarly, the piroshgies were great, but the chicken liver pate was spectacular.

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Dale
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was authentic and excellent quality. The duck, scallops and cherry tart were some of the best dishes we have experienced anywhere.

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MeredithD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites! Always excellent quality food and service. Love the staff!

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MichaelK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s has consistently been one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta for 20 years

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in an elegant setting with sort of a neighborhood haunt sort of vibe. We're so glad we discovered it.

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oolala
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The mushroom tart was amazing
The pate was well made but not exceptional. The duck was juicy . The sides could have been more generous
The trout was a little bland
The negroni was very good and exact
The Italian wine was mediocre but the pinot noir my husband had was excellent. The apple pie was super
Our server was attentive but not overbearing
We had a good time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a year of not being able to dine out, it was a triumphant return to Babette’s on Friday. The food and the staff were top notch as usual, Babette’s never disappoints. I’ve been dining at Babette’s for many years and not once have I ever had anything but the best of food and the best of times. They have done a great job of spacing the tables out for COVID safety, all staff wore masks, and they had hand sanitizer at each table. Thank you Marla and staff for a great birthday experience!

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Lorna1234
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No matter what the occasion, a meal at Babette’s Cafe is a marvelous experience. The food is exquisite and the service is always excellent. A real treat and pleasure. One of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta.

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vipJohnW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat on the screened-in porch and with mild weather, was comfortable and pleasant. Food and service was very good. Only suggestion would be to offer more dinner options.

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MelissaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal with attentive service. We will be back.

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vipSueG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love sitting on the covered back deck

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tenderloin and beet salad were fantastic, and my wife said the sea bass was the best she ever had. The bread and wine (pino grigio) were great too. The staff was warm and pleasant, and the ambience was great, quiet enough to enjoy a private conversation but still lively. People told me Babette's was fantastic, so my expectations were high, but it easily exceeded them. It was one of my best dining experiences ever, possibly the best.

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vipChuckD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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vipKadyD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a scrumptious dinner in a sweet setting. Everything we ordered was different, but we were especially pleased with our starters: The mussels with strawberry serrano sauce were interesting and so very delicious, and the roasted mushroom tart was simply heavenly.

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vipMarkL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Babette's Cafe a few times over the last 5 years but it has been awhile, with COVID and everything. I forgot how exceptional it is in every way. The food was perfect, we had the seabass and scallops, cooked to perfection, so important with a delicate fish and seafood. We brought our own wine and paid the very reasonable corkage fee of $15, so of course that was exceptional...LOL. Janet, our server was awesome. After introducing herself she shared about the owner, Marla and Babette's history. Janet is attentive, knowledgeable and humorous which added to our lovely experience. Finally, thee décor and ambiance were quite pleasant as well. Thank you for an amazing experience.

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JeanettaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most perfect dining experience I have had in quite some time. Everything from the lighting, ambiance, thoughtfulness of the hostesses and wait staff, efficiency of complimentary valet parking, not to mention the delectable dishes. It was wonderful. Would definitely recommend and will certainly return.

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vipHappyhusband
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dinner. We had several of the Valentine Day specials. The duck was amazing as well as the oysters Rockefeller. The service was excellent.

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Bede
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!!

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vipChrissyR
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Filet is en pointe as usual.

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vipNielD
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was phenomenal, mussels out of this world and onion rings perfection! The cherry tart topped off a 5-star dining experience!

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Leroy
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Babette's Cafe has a nice wine list and the food is excellent...but the service is even better! We've been several times and have never had a bad experience. They are following the Covid guidelines very closely and was extremely appreciated.

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vipalanm
Atlanta
221 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marla always does an exceptional job!!!

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vipElizabethB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always!!

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vipDixie5538
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Loved sitting in covered porch with heaters. Best food in town!

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Roderick
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere here, very cozy and quiet. The staff was very nice and helpful. The food was great.

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vipJeriB
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love them. However we had two tables who were loud and talking to each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Babette’s.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. The food is prepared with care, creativity, and imagination. Service was impeccable!

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vipNicholasG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and great food and service

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vipJeffreyS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine and great experiences every time I dine at Babbett’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Only complaint was they ran out of chocolate bread pudding.

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WaldonG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette's is consistently excellent. Food is fantastic. Servers are attentive. Charming ambiance. Great place to celebrate life and love!

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vipJdcallmd
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience on the deck! Great food and ambiance

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PaulJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We wanted outdoor dining with the escalating COVID risk and Babette’s were still offering their patio, with plastic sheeting for cold weather and over head heaters. This worked well. Only 4 tables, so we felt safe from other guests. Food excellent as ever with lamb and scallops bring our choice.

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TBDecatur
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Babette's is one of my go-to places, especially if I'm entertaining houseguests. I've been going to Babette's for 20+ years. However, I regret to say, the food on Sunday 1/11-2021 wasn't the best in my many years of experience. Both I and my companion agreed it was "Good" but not great. Perhaps we each just chose the wrong dish. But the veal and the scallops on this day were not up to par. BUT this is not preclude me from considering Babette's one of my favorite restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience.

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vipIntownDweller
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 6; everyone enjoyed their food and beverages. Outstanding waitstaff service.

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ChadZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The two of us enjoyed our evening at Babette’s. The food was excellent with the flavor of France 🇫🇷 peaking through. An extended stay in Chile introduced us to Aperol Spritz and I was pleased to see on their drink menu. We enjoyed the liver pate as an appetizer. Overall very good flavors in a very pleasant setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with excellent value. Always a lovely evening. They have kept tables well spaced and require masks when not at your table. They are taking the right precautions to keep us coming back.

FAQs

Babette's Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 523-9121.

Babette's Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 4382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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