Babette's Cafe

4.9
4561 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Opening at 5:00 pm - Last seating at 9:00 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robin is wonderful!

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vipMaggieM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant dining since February of 2020. The porch tables were well distanced, we were at an outside corner, and it felt very safe. Our server was excellent and the food was very good. The mussels were, as always, very fresh and absolutely delicious, the halibut scrumptious, and the almond cake with real buttercream a delight. I have great memories of homemade potato chips, so ordered those but was disappointed in those and the carrot side. Everything else was terrific.

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Bebeb730
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Babette’s cafe . Veal l piccata was amazing . I will say I always order an entrée that comes with the side of veggie. The herbs on the veggie are simple amazing .

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AlaineJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another delightful and delicious meal at our favorite, Babette's!
We were seated courteously and promptly, then husband ordered a Dark and Stormy cocktail, which he found nicely gingery, sweet, and spicy.
Started off with the gorgonzola topped, freshly fried potato chips. Hot, crispy, creamy perfection!
I had the filet mignon, cooked medium rare, exactly as I requested. The Domaine Gamay red wine was an excellent, fruity match for the tender, flavorful steak. Neal very much enjoyed his veal piccata with lemony caper sauce. Sides were well cooked and tasty.
This time, we made sure to have room for the incredible creme brulee dessert. The gorgeous, crackly topping had just the correct hint of burnt sugar, and the custard filling was impossibly smooth and not too sweet. Loved the sprinkling of vanilla bean seeds, for that authentic vanilla flavor.
Staff is well trained and service is consistently great.
We can always count on a fantastic experience dining at Babette's.
Thank you!

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vipsgf50
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babett’s never disappoints. The best restaurant in Atlanta. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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CarolV
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoy our dinner outdoors. Excellent service, food, and beverages.

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JerryW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for date night, anniversary, bday, or just cause I love you night!!

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vipTerry
Atlanta
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining in ATL. Always outstanding food and impeccable service by Liliana.

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WGHjr
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive over from Athens, infrequently, (that's in Georgia) and this is our must go to destination if we are anywhere near downtown.

We sat on the patio in during one of the first cool breaks of the fall, and it was delightful. The view left something to be desired, but can't put that on Babette's.

The service was exceptional. Clearly they were trying to move us along, but not in an obnoxious "we have to turn the table" way. It simple was super efficient.

In this regard, check out my recent Yelp review of The National in Athens, which pretends to aspire to this level of service and cuisine, but has no problem kicking out a couple of senior citizens who dawdle too long.

The food was outstanding, creative without being bizarre, the portions were" just right".

I was tempted to make a meal from their creative Small Plates menu and a a salad, and may do that if I go there solo.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location and staff. Food was delicious and service was quick.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s is my favorite restaurant when visiting the Atlanta area. We are always remembered and treated as a “local” with excellent service! This restaurant is a MUST!

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StephenP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette's is one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta. My wife and I sat in their outdoor dining area which was very quiet and comfortable and the service from Liliana was excellent. She was very attentive and spot on with her recommendations when asked. We had the mussels which were in a very good strawberry broth which was unlike any I had had before and was very good. We had the chicken and the salmon and both were prepared just right and served hot. Blueberry torte desert was great! Very good dining experience and we will return and recommend to anyone.

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Epicurian
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta.

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Kevind
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience in all respects!

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KellyB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely Birthday meal. Merci, Janet.
She was very helpful with everything about our delicious meal.
We'll be back for cassoulet this winter!
Kelly and Laurie

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LisaC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s never disappoints. Our group came in to celebrate a special occasion and were treated to spectacular meals. The staff was incredibly attentive and friendly and we just loved Alex, our bartender extraordinaire. Thank you to everyone at Babette’s for all that you do to create such a consistently wonderful experience.

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BrettB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, food and service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

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BeverlyM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! Just go there and eat. Get the halibut. It’s the best fish I’ve ever had.

Only snag was I booked an outdoor table and they seated us indoors, but we took the indoor table since we’re all fully vaxxed. So if you have a very strong preference, maybe follow up more closely.

The food is amazing, and we will for sure go back.

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RussellC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! And Janet is our favorite waitress there!

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KateM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Atmosphere was so relaxing! I got the bone in pork chop, a bit over cooked making it dry. But the sauce and the sides were outstanding! Romaine & arugula salad so tasty! Service was excellent. Complimentary valet parking a huge plus. Will definitely go again.

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vipChuckD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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RonnieB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time there. Went for my wifes birthday . We Both loved the place. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great inside and on the deck. We will be going back often.

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JoeG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Babette’s cafe to celebrate our anniversary & had a wonderful time. Great food & service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place..food is amazing and we love Terry our server. We go often just to relax, eat, and catch up with him.

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vipFlash
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect!

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JackH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette's has become one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta, and is our definite go-to restaurant when we are headed to a play at the Fox. The food is outstanding and nearly everything they serve is made on site. We get something different every time because it is all so good. Most of the time, Terry has been our waiter, and he is outstanding. Last night, Liliana was our waitress and was terrific. I give Babette's my highest recommendation!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An anniversary celebration that was perfect - best table, and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful. Quaint and romantic atmosphere. This place is a hidden gem!

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vipDANAB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Have not been in years—just as good as it once was!

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vipPhungrrl
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I dine at Babette's I wonder, why don't I do this more often? It's such a special treat, maybe I think it's only for special treats. But it's not, and it needn't be reserved for special occasions. I love Babette's because I can enjoy great food and good company. It's a place where I can savor the meal and the conversation. It's a quiet restaurant with service that's paced for companionship. Often I'll share bites with my companions because everything on the menu is so delicious. Save room for dessert!

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vipdougm
Atlanta
72 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night out on the patio. Neighborhood favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, I walk away “WOWED” by the food and remarkable staff.

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RCJan
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is clearly the best restaurant in Atlanta. We come down from Cumming to eat here and get the best service, food, and feel like family. From the front door throughout the entire restaurant everything is professionally handled and they remember you!

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vipStuart45
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has it all. Very comfortable, but not pretentious, with CONSISTENTLY excellent food. Indoor and outdoor seating. Owner/chef Marla Adams uses only the finest ingredients and makes sure everything is prepared and served perfectly.

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CynthiaV
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Went out for birthday dinner. My partner’s veal was dry and my paella consisted of overcooked shellfish and shrimp and miserable rice in terms of flavor and texture. They should eliminate it from the menu if they can’t prepare paella properly!

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vipDiningOutwithBob
Atlanta
222 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place. Great food and service. Have never had less than a 5 star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Babette’s Cafe! It was our anniversary and the server picked up on the fact that we were gonna order really slow and take our time. She was very laid back and attentive at the same time. The food was delicious, we ate every morsel. It was a wonderful date night!

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DavidW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, the table had three different entrees (filet, lamb chops, and paella) and everything was perfect. Great place for a special occasion. Can’t wait to come back again.

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Hrothgar
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janet was great -- told her we had theater tickets and she got us in and out in plenty of time without feeling rushed. Food (particularly the filet and the pork chop) was excellent.

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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 4561 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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