Babette's Cafe

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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-seven 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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P
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really can’t praise Babette’s Cafe too highly! Food and service are exceptional! Yes, it can get a bit loud; but whose dinning room when everyone is enjoying themselves is not? Eating there is a luxury.

BH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food coupled with attentive and unobtrusive service and reasonable prices. Had the Steak Tartare, the Octopus and the Scallops.

JF
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited about 15 minutes before being seated. Initial server had a poor attitude and thankfully gave our table up to another server (never had that happen before) and she was fabulous. The food was a solid 3 stars. I've honestly never felt so unwelcome at a restaurant before. Won't be back.

A
Atlanta
279 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Great food but “patio dinning” is a bust. It was cold and drafty out there and not nearly the same ambiance as the indoor space. Our first time out here and we made the reservation late and we were aware of the limited option and accepted it.
Steven the bartender was great. Waitress, Ginger, was also nice.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Went to Babette’s for my wife’s birthday. I had been there previously for brunch and enjoyed it very much. The crowd was a bit different for dinner. It felt like I was eating in a very old country club. We were bracketed on both sides by multiple people with walkers. The average age in the room had to be 70 with my wife and I bringing down the average substantially at 49 and 39. The food was good but not at the level it needed to be at our 30 dollar per entree cost. Again it felt just a bit dated. The room was fairly loud which we attributed to people not being able to hear that well and dessert which was a bread pudding with banana ice cream was fairly bland. The plus was the server was knowledgeable and attentive. My birthday was two weeks before and she took me to the optimist. I took my wife here for hers and feel i short changed her.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Marla and her staff is top shelf!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! Chef/owner Marla has refined the dining experience at Babette’s to a fine art and combines superb ingredients with consummate service and attention to details (ever get a black cloth napkin to cover your dark clothes without leaving lint?) to deliver a perfect meal whatever the occasion.

LE
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very favorites! Never disappoints!! Babbette’s food is delicious and the presentation is great!

TT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a cozy house setting, which is not too cramped or crowded. The noise level is suitable for a romantic dinner, but not so quiet that business is inappropriate.

n
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 of the most enjoyable dining establishments in the city. Food, service, drinks, ambiance- all great.

RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small rooms, calm, relatively quiet, attentive service, good wines and cocktails, small menu with a nice, diverse selection. This was our second visit, just as delightful as the first time.

s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love come to Babette. We had to wait for our 5th person so my steak was a tad overcooked. Then we realized I got the medium and my friend got the med rare. No big deal, it was a perfect evening! Sue valenti

PO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a regular at Babette's, this visit was perfection, as usual!

M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time but will go back

JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good and the service is great. I would highly recommend Babette's for dinner.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette's maintains a high standard of excellence. It is our favorite restaurant for a romantic dinner for two.

n
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Babette's is a consistently good experience. The food is excellent, the staff attentive and the atmosphere warm and cozy. I have introduced many others to it, and no one has been disappointed. Nick Lotito

S
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is great. I love the piroshki of all irk and veal, but the French onion soup is wonderful and I understand that the beer and cheese soup is coming back. It’s hard to choose, but there are no wrong choices. Just have to visit often.

K
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was magnificent! Ginger our server was spectacular. Great ambiance. Excellent wine selection. I highly recommend Babette’s Cafe.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful comments! Will pass these along to Ginger and the rest of the staff. Hope to see you all soon!

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M
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A single who sits at the bar and I'm always grateful for restaurants who let their single patrons eat there. Always an enjoyable evening. Babette's long ago became my 'go to' restaurant for excellent food, ambiance and service. The menu changes just often enough and the boutique wine menu, glasses and bothered' is an excellent value. And you can actually get a bottle of good Champagne for $90 or less. For a special occasion, that price cannot be beat. Cheers to a successful 2020!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! The bar is one our of favorite spots as well, great place for a cozy quiet dinner. Hope to see you again soon.

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BC
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Will keep coming back.
Would like to make it once a week !!!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

We'd love to have you once a week! Check out the bar for a quick and cozy dinner.

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MC
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always dependably good and delicious, ambiance always great.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Malcolm, thank you for taking the time to write this review. Always great to have you in.

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B
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to dine at Babette's - it's like visiting a friend for dinner - a friend that is a great chef!! We were enticed by the stroganoff special Marla was offering. It was fantastic. We also tried the cauliflower/bacon..mmmmmm. Always a treat and never disappointed.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thanks Bill! We wait all year for her to run that Stroganoff Special! Hope to see you soon!

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B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s never disappoints! Everything all 7 of us had was excellent. Especially recommend the scallops, veal, and steak tartare. Excellent server who was very knowledgeable About the menu and the wine list. If you haven’t been, you should go.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for the great review! Scallops are a staff favorite as well. We will pass this along to the staff and we hope to see you in soon!

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JT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s continues to be the best dining experience in Atlanta! Food is exceptional, service outstanding and the atmosphere is so comfortable, utterly unpretentious. Definitely skip the latest, coolest concept and dine here instead!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

John, Thank you for the great review! Will pass these words on to the staff. Hope to see you in soon!

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RP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another fabulous year and New Year's Eve Celebration! We are fortunate to have this exceptional neighborhood bistro. It's great for special occasions as well as for weekly dining. Fresh, high quality ingredients, perfectly prepared with well-balanced and delicious dishes paired with professional and friendly service is Marla's secret to success. We look forward to dining with you again and again in 2020!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Ruth! Always great to see you and Liza on the reservation list! Thank you for the kind words. Will share with the staff and we hope to see you in again before the wine tastings!

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T
Atlanta
86 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our meal at Babette's Cafe was outstanding in every respect. We were there for New Years eve celebrating with our granddaughters for the tenth year in a row.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was great. Service was disappointing ...servers not very knowledgeable about the menu or wine. Tables crammed together. No dress code enforced.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

I'm Terribly sorry this was your experience here at Babette's. We do try to educate the servers on our wine list as best we can. We will look into this matter.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a superb dinner in a lovely dining room setting. Each dish we had was outstanding. Please keep in mind this is a chef driven menu. Menu items will always reflect what is in season. Cuisine is classic European

Babette's Cafe
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for the review! Marla is the Chef/Owner and is always looking to keep her menu in season and fresh! Hope to see you in again!

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S
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s is our go to place for great food and service in a warm and comfortable setting. Marla Adams, the owner/chef works her magic everyday, finding the best ingredients and always supplementing her seasonal offerings.

NF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner at Babette’s was great and the noise level allowed for great conversation. The only downside this time was that we were seated by the door going out to the patio area, which sometimes allowed cold air to come in. Other than that, service was fantastic, food was fantastic, and value is fantastic. I’d recommend Babette’s to anyone that is looking for great food and service with a relatively quiet atmosphere for a great value.

c
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good. We always have to have the Piroshkis and the H Mynors Zinfandel. We both had the tenderloin this night and they were cooked perfectly.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 28, 2019

Those are some of our favorite items! Thank you for the compliments and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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BO
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable with great seasonal dishes

MB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, good value, wonderful staff and atmosphere. Can't be beat!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 28, 2019

That's what we aim for! Thank you for the review!

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HS
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for dinner. Chose Babette's based on quite a few great online reviews. We were not disappointed! They let us choose between an inside table or on the enclosed heated deck. We chose the deck because it was a little less noisy. Loved the lap blankets available if needed. Nice touch!! Fantastic atmosphere, top notch service, incredible food and a really nice drink menu. We had a late seating yet weren't rushed to leave. Overall, one of the best dinners I've had in Atlanta yet.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for adding to our great reviews! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time, and we look forward to your next visit!

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RK
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another wonderful evening at Marla's house of joy. Very accommodating server, as we awaited the arrival of our 4th guest from the airport. I love bringing guests here because I know they will fall in love, as we have. Thanks to Marla and the entire Babette's team for another memorable year of food, wine, and hospitality!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for the review and for bringing in new guests! We are always happy to see new faces. Will let the team know how much you enjoyed it!

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K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Always love going there.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 28, 2019

And we always love having you come in! Thanks for the review!

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S
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be consistently wonderful. The food is outstanding. The service is spectacular. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thanks for the review Stuart! Always love having you all in!

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RB
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely solo dinner. Great service, amazing food. Babette’s never disappoints.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for joining us! Look forward to your next visit!

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food, felt very fancy! A great place.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on December 18, 2019

Adam, Thanks for the review! We want every guest to feel special and "fancy" when dinning with us! Hope to see you again.

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