Babette's Cafe

4.8
3539 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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-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, 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3539 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service--consistently. Not handicapped accessible. (They have a ramp but it is VERY steep.)

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ED
Atlanta
163 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with exceptional service. We arrived late because of traffic and we’re heading to a show. Our waitress took great care to make sure we didn’t feel rushed but got everything out to us quickly. It was all wonderful as usual. One of our favorites.

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DL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have dined at Babettes numerous times. We were not comfortable with the Table we were offered. No other table in the room was occupied at the time (5:15 pm) We asked to be given a different Table. We were told non was available,- no apparent effort was made by the person showing us the Table, to see if some accomadation was possible. At least some effort would have been appreciated. It was presented as "take it or leave it "situation- We left it. Then we were informed by Open Tables, through which we made the reservation, that they were notified by Babettes , that we had not kept our reservation, which was untrue. This was extremely annoying, and we had to go through the trouble of correcting the misinformation with Open Tables. In time, I assume they will learn that showing respect for their customers is what any successful business does as a matter of course.

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AT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Alex our sever was truly exceptional. He was very accommodating to our needs as a party of five.

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OL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful romantic date night dinner. Katherine was our waitress and she was fabulous. She paired us perfectly with wines we love, my wife has a new favorite. We started with soup and salad and it was a tough competition, they were both great. Then, we had a great selection of sides/tapas style - Shrimp, Mussels, Meatballs they were all great. But, the prosciutto wrapped chicken was the food of the night, the best! We ended with icecream and cookies, the homemade coconut icecream was to die for. We will definitely be back!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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NO
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a cozy little "home" environment with very good service and the option of smaller portions. They had valet service that is nice in that area of town. I would definitely go again. This would be a good date night spot.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason I've returned to Babette's for almost 25 years. Across the board, the food is as good as I've ever had anywhere.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few restaurants where you can still have a conversation and don't have to shout while you et. And the food is great too. .

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DK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's Café is the best kept secret in Atlanta. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to Babette's Cafe - the food was delicious!!! We will definitely go back again and again! The ambiance was nice and our server, Janet was knowledgeable, pleasant and fun, making our entire experience delightful!

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CL
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, we will go back again for more celebrations.

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G
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette’s always delivers. I have many memorable meals here and this charming restaurant has never disappointed.
My latest dining experience was a bit more complicated. I was dining with my vegan granddaughter. I called ahead and was assured that they could accommodate her. The chef/owner did so beautifully.
I had the halibut which was spectacular and she had the seasonal vegetable plate with farro all prepared with olive oil.
Many thanks for creating a wonderful dining experience for me with my lovely granddaughter.

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WH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually try to sit outside (weather permitting) to avoid the noise level inside.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my husband to Babett’e Cafe for his birthday and it was an outstanding experience. It is a very relaxed setting with amazing food with attentive service. The owner came to our table and greeted us. What a way to make you feel special!

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MK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was very attentive.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening, outstanding food and excellent service. A very pleasant experience and a wonderful memory.

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A
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was not crazy about the decor, but the food was excellent as was the staff.

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SW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Meal choices were varied but not overwhelming. Our meal was excellent. Service was fairly good.

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R
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! And make you feel pampered. Went for anniversary and they had rose petals on the table.

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DA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We sat at the patio and it had great ambiance

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JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were visiting Atlanta for a football game and decided to try a new restaurant. From the time we arrived until the time we left, we could not have asked for a better experience! The servers and staff were very knowledgeable and attentive, but not hovering. I had fillet mignon and my wife had paella. Both dishes were tasty, well seasoned and presented to us in a reasonable amount of time. We will definitely include this restaurant the next time we are in town. Thanks for a wonderful time!

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Pricy though. Good service. Quiet enough to have a conversation.

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h
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not up to what we usually experience. Had to ask for bread and then had to send the lamb chops back as they were very rare and not medium rare as I had asked for. No place is always perfect and Babettes is one of our favorite places. Usually a 5 star.

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O
Atlanta
78 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did French tapas, 5 small plates: clams, shrimp, mussels, and 2 orders of piroshki. Quite yummy and we had room for crepe brûlées. The wine was a different matter. We prefer Sauvignon Blanc over Chardonnay, so we chose their French offering, Simonnet-Febvre Sauvignon Blanc. It had no nose, a medicinal taste, and no finish. Worst bottle of wine in many years of dining out. If we return, we’ll choose one of the California wines. A decent New Zealand SB should be an option.

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L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always - we even look forward to talking to the nice guy who parks the cars!

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was very spotty. One dish, the pork chop, was terribly overdone extremely tough. Waitress was well-meaning, But was not terribly effective in correcting some of the mistakes including an incorrect desert order.

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LK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough good things about Babette’s! Amazing food and service. Marla, Janet, and all the staff were just wonderful. My partner and I will definitely be coming back soon. Thanks for a perfect night!

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C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six of us out to celebrate a birthday. It was fantastic. From ambience to food to drinks and dessert. And really, it was priced right.
I highly recommend Babette’s.

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VA
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's is one of favorites and did not disappoint. I highly recommend the St Germain Martini and Gin Gimlet to start along with the delicious Heirloom Caprese Salad with the yummy port soaked shallots. A standout out this visit was the halibut entree and the Peach tiramisu. Do you not miss the chance to have these!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's never disappoints. It is always perfect in every way.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For a Vegan, the options could be better. To have a balanced meal, they need to offer more dishes with beans. The waitress was helpful, but I had to really negotiate to get beans added to my veggies.

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w
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Atlanta on business and found this true gem. Food was excellent!!!

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F
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service highly recommend for any occasion

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Well prepared food
Lots of different entres
Very good French bread and soft butter

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MD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service - great food - we had a great first time experience and will come back next time we are in Atlanta

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JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I've been eating at Babette's for years and love the place.

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DB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

WE have been coming to Babette's for years and were very disappointed in the service and food this time.

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C
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's never disappoints! We hadn't been in a while, and decided to celebrate our anniversary here. Service, ambience and food were all on point. Lamb chops were excellent, Paella was done perfectly! Try the banana ice cream or blueberry tart for dessert

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u
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal and service was great, as usual. A little disappointed that after asked if it was a special occasion and was told it was our anniversary, that they did nothing about it. We bought our own desert.

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