Babette's Cafe

4.8
3867 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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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6/23/2019 anniversary (45th)

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Babette's last weekend for our anniversary. We discovered Babette's while researching restaurants in Atlanta. We sat outside and our table had beautiful flowers (they all did) and ours also had a few rose petals and a note that said Happy Anniversary. Our server was amazing. The bottle of wine she recommended was excellent. The meal was incredible. We each ordered the filet and we shared the watermelon, tomato, feta salad. Everything was delicious. We plan to go back soon. It was a wonderful dining experience. We have nothing but great things to say and to share with our friends about Babette's!

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

Wonderful relaxing evening. Very special! Service/food/atmosphere were all spectacular!

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

Janet, our server, was wonderful, friendly and efficient.
The food was tasty and delicious and the ambience was very European rustic. Great place in every respect

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was perfect. We sat on outdoor terrace which provided atmosphere and was great for conversation. We shared bunch of starters and had the delicious blueberry pie for dessert. Meal was an 11 out of 10.

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RL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was excellent except "the Server I believe his name was John". He was super RUDE and sloppy. If I were the manager or owner, I would never hire unprofessional servers like him. He ruined my father's day dinner with his serving and attitude. He broke glass of wine on the table next to us and wine splashed on us, but he did not care what happened. His service was super slow. He forgot to bring us side dish we ordered, and anything I asked him about menu items, his response was reluctant. I would recommend this restaurant to friends, but I will make sure that server would not serve them.

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J
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Hard to believe it’s the #2 rated restaurant in Atlanta though.

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s
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marla and her team do an outstanding job. Everything we ordered was top notch. John is a great server and was always attentive to our needs with out being overbearing. Keep up the good work!

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RC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So very kind about our anniversary.
Cocktails lovely.
Food delicious.

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BR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Babette’s. There is just something special about it. The food is excellent; the cocktails are interesting; the service is exemplary; and the atmosphere is fine. What more could you ask for?

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T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in ATL restaurant scene!!!

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BM
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary. Our meals were excellent, we will
definitely go back. Our server was awesome too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place.
Food and service were both great.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful for an anniversary dinner!

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V
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner to celebrate our 48th Anniversary while in Atlanta for business. I booked Babette’s after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. The reviews were right on target. What a wonderful dining experience. The service was perfect. The ambiance was charming. The food was extraordinary!!! Having lived in NY for 25 years and eating at some of the finest restaurants, Babette’s is one of the very best restaurants I have ever dined at.

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c
Atlanta
91 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I should be careful to not glow too warmly about this place. Wouldn't want it to be overrun by dining patrons! The only caveat is that we half jokingly complained that the blueberry tart was too cold and served with an ice cold ball of vanilla ice cream. That got back to Marla and may have hurt her feelings since that dessert was pictured in her email as being served with soft whipped cream.

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J
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful bistro that never waivers in quality. I’ve been going to this restaurant for 20 years, and I enjoy it as much today as I did when I first came.

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BN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Highly recommend Babette’s to everyone. The food was outstanding. Our server was very attentive and took care of everything we needed.

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M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter John was very attentive. We ordered ravioli and mussels for appetizer. Ravioli was delicious. The bread was fresh out of the oven and delicious. The mussels were prepared with a strawberry and serrano pepper sauce. While the mussels were cooked perfectly the strawberry sauce was not well received. Neither of us cared for the combination which took on a sweet flavor. Didn't seem like a well balanced dish and there was no spice from the pepper. We did not finish them and noticed the table beside us didn't finish theirs either. We both had halibut which was prepared well however didn't care for the mustard vinaigrette sauce. It tasted very rich with no zing from the vinaigrette. Dessert was Crème Brûlée and the date/pistachio cookies. The cookies were outstanding. The Crème Brûlée was not. The custard part was very thick and just wasn't a good consistency. This was my first visit to Babette's and overall I had mixed reviews. I probably would not recommend to my friends to visit there.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome blueberry pie !!!!

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P
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all-time favorites in Atlanta. Like go to restaurant every time. Love, love, love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

just delicious. one thing - the bread was very difficult to tear. crust wasn’t crisp. good tasting but... oh, the butter was outstanding.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife allergic to shellfish, asked for corn chowder without crab... served crab! Surprised the waiter never offered to remove that front the bill

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TM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT food and wonderful service. Marla keeps the menu fresh and seasonal.

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w
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the food was a great value actually.

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VA
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's is one of my favorite restaurants, and always a top pick for a special celebration. We sat on the deck on a lovely night. Service was wonderful, food was delicious, and I can not wait to go back! The St. Germain Pear Martini is so good that I have not had the heart to even try one of the other cocktails. We started with the corn chowder topped with crab - a winner! I had the halibut which I love and my husband had the filet - both outstanding. Our wine was perfectly chilled, and our deserts were yummy - lemon curd tart is a must.

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M
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although I was by myself, I got excellent and attentive service. The food and wine were top notch, as they always are. Babette's is a neighborhood gem! Highly recommended!

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SV
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Babette's Cafe, have been going there for years and they make you feel special on any occasion. Marla and her team deserve a big thank you for bringing a comfortable, casual, high end food establishment to the neighborhood.

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t
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful service , menu options and wonderful dining experience.

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NO
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Babette's and our most recent visit was no exception, from start to finish. There is always the right combination of hospitality, service (thank you Terry!) and great food coming out of Marla's kitchen. The drinks and wine list work well to complement everything and we will continue to return for all these reasons.

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P
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted delicious food in a setting where quiet conversation was possible. Babette's on a Sunday evening was perfect!

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DF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have depended on excellent, consistent food, service and ambiance at Babbette’s for many years in the past and expect that to continue. I love the Veal Piccatta! Wiped the plate completely clean! And the Flourless Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Bread Pudding are excellent. Highly recommend!

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything we ordered and the ambiance was perfect. We were glad that the temperature on the patio was comfortable. Will definitely come back.

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S
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful again. Amazing consistency. Every part of the meal and service was perfection. Love it. Recommend it.

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LG
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Babette's Cafe for our anniversary celebration because we were in a rut with special occasion restaurants in Atlanta. It was time for a change and Babette's Cafe delivered! It was marvelous. My husband had the halibut and it was delicious. I had the crab cakes and they were the best I have ever had. There was very little bread as filler and it was almost pure crabmeat. I've eaten a lot of these over the years, mostly on beach trips, but these far surpassed all of those. The carrot ginger soup as an appetizer was different, and it too was delicious. I had the pear martini first and if you've never had one, try it. Really tasty. I must mention our server, Terry. He was very knowledgeable about every single thing on the menu from drinks to dessert. This is a place where you will want to leave an excellent tip! We each had the suggested wine pairings with our entrees and they were perfect. I have never written a review in such glowing terms, but you must go to this restaurant. Upscale, casual, and quiet. Be sure to make a reservation because they do fill up. We will be returning soon!

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RD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience for us. The staff and the food are exceptional.

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RE
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been awhile since I had visited. I was very pleased to find things at least as good as the last time and possibly better. The steak would have held its own with the most well noted steakhouses in town. The veal was simply amazing ... light, perfect lemon flavor. I’ve always found the wine list to be a bit simple but the choices do have some interesting options.

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D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dinning at your establishment and it was a great experience. We became aware of your restaruant from Atlanta Eats. We like to try different restaurants and this one will be a return visit. Menu is very different but we like to try different entrees. My husband had the veal and I had the fillet mignon both very tender and moist horseridish mashed potatoes were good. Enjoyable evening.

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R
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Babette's is always a great place for a comfortable, up scale dinner. The food quality is consistently excellent. When we want a very nice meal in a comfortable setting (anniversary, birthday, or just a very fine meal) we go to Babette's

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