Babette's Cafe

4.8
3702 reviews
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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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Babette's Cafe. Their food and drinks are always wonderful. It is an intimate, romantic spot. Put it on your list!!!

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s
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a a gem of a restaurant. Great place for a date or an evening with friends. Portions are a perfect size for us. Try the mushroom tart appetizer - delightful!

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TM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. 5 star service and food from the minute you enter. Very cute, cozy, charming and unpretentious bungalow type house with great food and friendly staff that will exceed your expectations.

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TT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are so reliably good, it’s no wonder that Babette’s Cafe remains such a favorite among loyal diners who know it. It’s my go-to restaurant for business meals, weekdays and weekends.

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

After all these years, still a great meal. Recommend for a great night out.

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always. We had some very noisy diners near us that no one could help but that did lessen our experience and we had a cracked water glass; aside from that, everything was Marla perfect.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta! Wonderful place for date night. 😃

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VL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Food was fantastic.

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant! The food was great and the service was outstanding! Highly recommend visiting Babette’s Cafe.

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F
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply always perfect!

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ZM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went to Babette’s for Valentine’s Day. We’d never been before, but had read very positive reviews.

We were SO HAPPY we chose this restaurant for the evening. The place was packed, but had a very mellow and relaxed vibe. Not loud, but not stuffy either. Just romantic and chill, like a quiet French bistro.

The cocktails were delicious, and the food was amazing. We especially loved the Broccoli and Bacon appetizer and the Veal Piccata.

Service was exceptional. We met Babette herself (friendly, humorous), and our waitress Ginger was outstanding. She was super attentive without being overbearing. Anytime we needed her, she appeared instantly.

What a great restaurant. We’ll return soon.

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PJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Worth driving 35 miles for the food! European style, meaning portions are smaller so you can eat 3 courses without being stuffed. Good wine selection and professional staff. A deserved good reputation.

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ND
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck is outrageous! Service is fantastic and Marla(owner) is sweet!

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LA
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took my wife to Babette's Cafe for Valentine's Day. Absolutely the right choice. The room was inviting, the noise level was quite muted despite the number of people dining, and the food - the food! - was outstanding. The Valentine's Day special was what we both had - lobster ravioli with caviar, and beef wellington. Scrumptious. The dessert my wife had was perfect for her - fresh mixed berries in a merengue nest. She said the chocolate sauce could have been left off to allow the berries to shine through more. My dessert - the apple and walnut tart - was perfection. Not sugary, so it allowed the flavors of the apple and the nuts to pair with the fantastic pastry and unsweeted, "softly" whipped cream, for a subtle and delicious comfort food masterpiece. The cocktails were not as good as we hoped, but nevertheless very nice, with an emphasis on citrus notes. Service was friendly and knowledgable. This was a lovely, romantic treat and we will be back.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to enjoy yourself and your friends, family or mate!!

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KM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I assume you are reading this review because you are considering a reservation at Babette's Café. Well, just do it - make the reservation and experience a fantastic dining experience!

I dine out often - in my home town of Atlanta and also in other well-known culinary cities. I am stingy giving a 5-star rating, but it was a no-brainer for Babette's.

This was probably my 10th visit here over the past few years. What an exceptional Valentine's Day dinner. Janet was our server (as usual) and was amazing (as usual). It was very busy, but she gave each of her tables outstanding attention and anticipated all needs in advance with a sincere smile and friendly conversation. Marla (the owner) and her kitchen team were at the top of their game. I like how Marla occasionally strolls the dining room visiting with guests and ensuring customers are happy.

This place is cozy, intimate, amazing and welcoming to all. Make that reservation!

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f
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

good, quiet, and reliable. great neighborhood place for dinner.

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VH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to Babette's Cafe for years to celebrate special occasions. We love it.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Great location, valet parking, quiet atmosphere, nice clients, fine service delicious food. The prices are a bit high but we live in Augusta where prices are very low. Will come again when next we are in town. Perry Smith M/General USAF (ret.)

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DJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful boite du quartier. Give staff a raise. They are great.

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was typically lovely. The wild mushroom and duck ravioli was a delicious treat.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner here. Great food, service and atmosphere. Noise level so low you can actually talk with your dinner partner.

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PV
Jacksonville
72 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curated cocktail offerings expertly prepared. Try the Corpse Reviver #2 - they are very good here. Comfortbly portioned dinner offerings - the lamb chops are US raised and exceptional in flavor and tenderness. Veal and capers is pungent and flavorful. Wine list is adequate, desserts exceptional.

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MS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome as always. Janet was a wonderful server. It was a lovely evening!

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CM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday celebration dinner at Babette's. Our meal was sumptuous, the ambience was as comfortably classy as we had remembered it, and our server was cheerful and attentive with a delightful sense of humor.

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner- always wonderful good & attentive service!

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RC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good French style preparation. Decent wines. Good for intimate dinners.

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Z
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

My spouse and I have dined at Babette’s a few times. We love the restaurant. It is one of our favorite restaurants. As usual, the food was great. This time, our server wasn’t warm and attentive like previous servers. He wasn’t welcoming at all. Also, he accidentally hit me in the head while serving the table next to our table. I understand accidents happen and maybe he was new/unfamiliar with the spatial limitations. But this was he first time I was hit in the head by a server. It was a solid hit, not a light touch.

This was a special occasion, as we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. Other than the food, there was nothing special about our dining experience. I attribute our experience to our server.

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GA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are blessed to have such a great choice of quality restaurants in Atlanta. From neighborhood family "comfort" food places to ethnic experiences to nationally renowned and ranked epicurean delights.
Tonight I took my mom, dad, and Teri to one of our favorite special occasion places, Babettes Cafe. I had some special requests which the fulfilled admirably. Our server, May, knew the menu and was able. to help my Dad decide between the lamb chops and the cassoulet. He chose the cassoulet and loved it. Mom had a salad and roasted cauliflower and bacon, Teri had the scallops and home-made fettuccini and cleaned her plate while she raved over the perfectly seared scallops. I had the veal piccata with a side of onion rings. The veal piccata was everything I expected but the onion rings were the best I've had in 30 years! When it came time for dessert, May, again came through and enticed my Dad with their chocolate bread pudding. Great atmosphere, great service, and great food make for a great dining experience. A consistently outstanding restaurant.

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W
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was amazing as always. Consistently a great meal. Thanks!!

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g
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy and intimate to celebrate our anniversary. We have made this an annual affair. Service was great and we both loved our wine choices. My wife was particularly fond of her veggie platter. My seafood dish of scallops and pasta was also very good.

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VA
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's is our go to place for any special occasion, and they do not disappoint. From our cocktails to our dessert, everything was wonderful. It is a neighborhood gem!

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JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined at Babette’s for years & have never been disappointed. Our most recent dinner was no exception. The winter menu has some great additions/tweaks & the service is friendly and polished.

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, Babette's has an outstanding combination of food, service and ambiance. I've never had a bad meal or bad service here. Highly recommended!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great here! The flourless chocolate torte with the Mandarin sherbert was especially yummy at the end of the meal!

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WE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somehow we had missed going to Babette's Café all the years it has been open. Our first visit did not disappoint. We could have enjoyed a meal on the French bread and appetizers, but certainly enjoyed the lamb, a chocolate martini, and a bottle of red Bordeaux. We will be back soon!

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KG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A solid, comfortable place for dinner. Nice to go to a local establishment that still has local character. Food was terrific. My wife had the veggie entre and was estatic over how well and diverse the plate was.

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VW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was served attractively and the taste of the food was incredibly good. My date had the veal and I had the cod. It was properly seasoned but the spices were not overwhelming ........... just perfect. Both meats were not over cooked or under cooked, but were were done just right. ( It is beginning to sound like Goldilocks is writing this review.) The service was excellent. The restaurant is nicely decorated and we could hear each other without yelling or asking each other to repeat what was just said. This is one of our favorite places to eat for all the reasons I have noted above.

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f
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I felt a bit rushed initially by our server - odd since we were there at 5:30. But it was a small thing in a lovely evening. LOVED our cocktails.

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JJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience. Consistantly great food and service in a perfect setting. Excellent
menu-always somethings to delight.

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