Babette's Cafe

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$31 to $50
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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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JV
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing desserts! Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Waiters were welcoming. My date and I didn’t know how to act at such a nice place but we had a ton of fun. Great restaurant!

EB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Babette’s and we loved it again! The sole was amazing, wine suggestion spot on, and my husband loved his lamb. Maye was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly (provided great service), and we were pleasantly surprised that our previous server Ginger recognized us- she was equally amazing our first time dining. Long story short, everything you could want in a nice Friday night meal- nails the neighborly,cozy vibe that’s becoming hard to come by. We’ll be back!

NT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! This our go to place for any kind of celebration. Always consistent. Server John is extremely accommodating. Back deck feels like you’re stepping away from the city for a little while. Fairly noisy when sitting inside.

d
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's cassoulet season at Babette's, which is as good as any holiday. The food is always exquisite, the servers are professionals, the cassoulet never disappoints, and that loaf of french bread served with butter is a perfect way to transition from a lovely cocktail to a great meal. The almond and cherry tart is also a favorite.

m
Atlanta
172 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out on the deck enjoying the brisk weather and more importantly enjoying the delicious food well prepared drinks and ambiance. We had a wonderful dinner excellent food well prepared and drinks that were great.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Babette’s for anniversary celebration and had an outstanding meal and a wonderful time overall.

AS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Warm welcoming ambiance and terrific meals by a devoted owner.

OF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. A fine dining experience. Would certainly return or recommend to others.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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t
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly. Good seafood dishes. Soup was excellent.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! We too love the soups!

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Babette's Café. Service, welcoming, and attention to detail always present. Nice selection of all the courses. Although not a vast wine repertoire, I always find something to go with the meal that is satisfying.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review!

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D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, service was excellent, food was tasty and well balanced, and we had a wonderful evening.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! We're happy that we are able to provide reliably good service!

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Perfect for a date night or special occasion.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! Will make sure to share this with the staff.

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RB
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Babette’s. Visited with a favorite relative and we both enjoyed the great service, food, and atmosphere. Really fun.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

We appreciate the review! Always happy to hear our guests having fun and enjoying dinner!

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We celebrated my husband's surprise 50th birthday here this week. I had to coordinate outside of regular restaurant hours to keep everything under the radar and they made it effortless. We were seated on their comfortable outside patio and had it pretty much to ourselves. Babette's provided a wonderful chocolate birthday cake for a reasonable price. The food was scrumptious, interesting, and diverse. Everyone loved both appetizers and main courses. It was our first time dining at Babette's and we will definitely be back. Thank you Marla for making this a very special evening!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Valerie, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We're so glad you and your family had a wonderful time at our restaurant and we look forward to helping you celebrate many more birthdays!

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FW
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! There are so many restaurants to choose from in Atlanta but I don't think we could have found a better meal than at Babette's! Everything was perfect. I highly recommend!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review, so very glad you found us! Hope to see you again soon.

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DO
Atlanta
207 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it, as always. Brought friends visiting from New York and they loved it too. Two of us had sole, one the roasted chicken over risotto and butternut squash and one had crabcakes. All, AWESOME. Babette's is a don't miss for natives and visitors alike.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Bob! Also thanks for bringing in new faces! Hope to see you again soon!

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B
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were wonderful. We were celebrating a special occasion and the folks at Babette’s we’re extremely attentive to our requests.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Blaine, thank you for the review! We love making everyone's special night as extraordinary as we can!

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c
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience here. You should expect me to decline to review Babette's Cafe in the future because glowing reviews can only contribute to more crowding which would be the only downside.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Darn. But thank you.

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m
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have celebrated many of our special family events here over last 25 years and have never been disappointed.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Wonderful to have you join us each time.

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KJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a most enjoyable dinner: cozy, pleasant room; excellent, relaxed service; great food; reasonable price; excellent valet service. Definitely worth another visit.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! Will make sure to share this with everyone at the restaurant.

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s
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely, inviting atmosphere, consistently great cocktails, excellent menu with seasonal updates

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to write this. Thank you.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!!

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS a AMAZING RESTAURANT! Perfect every time!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

We love you too, even though you are anonymous.

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RP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining just before heading to an evening event at the Fox!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you..great to have you join us.

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant receives stellar reviews and is the primary reason we booked dinner for four. I wanted to love it but it was just ok. The Bordeaux we ordered was undrinkable but the Elyse was outstanding. The service was fine but not outstanding. Overall the food lacked seasoning and some items were not cooked properly. The haricot vert were limp and somewhat soggy while the carrots were absolutely forgettable. The salads were overdressed and had absolutely no salt or pepper - incredibly underwhelming. The lettuces in the salad had been so overworked the leaves were visibly broken and looked distressed. The filet was cooked perfectly and the Gorgonzola sauce was to die for, an excellent combination.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very sorry that this was your experience dining with us. We will certainly address each of your comments with our staff.

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s
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our entrees. Service was excellent. Appreciate the ambiance - classically calm.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Calm is a good word but don’t forget it’s like ducks swimming. Their little “feet” are working very hard.

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d
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. 1st time there from out of town and would definitely go back

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

We look forward to your next visit.

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R
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous birthday celebration at Babette's Cafe! Scrumptious dinner and excellent service!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you Rebecca. Hope to see you back soon.

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TL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like good food, ambience and friendly service, Babette's is a must! Tried Piroshkis for the first time. Excellent! Light and the sauce was divine! Service was caring and 'real' as well as polished. Seasonal menus keep it interesting. We're definitely fans!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Your review is most appreciated. Thank you.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is very relaxing. We visit here every time we are in the Atlanta area.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Very happy to hear you enjoyed your evening.

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PR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We hadn’t been to Babette’s in quite a while. We live in Roswell so it’s a little bit of a trek. Choosing Sunday night was a good idea. Decided to try the restaurant out again after at least 8 years and was pleasantly surprised. Valet parking of course is a plus but service and food also a big plus. So glad we decided to give Babette’s another try after so many years. Pam and Ed Rotchford

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Delighted to have you join us again. You had to pass a lot of restaurants on your drive, we appreciate you doing so.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we had was delicious. Appetizers were the octopus with a nice char flavor. We had the pierogies which had a nice flavor and excellent dipping sauce. I had trouble with my wine smelling and tasting bad, but the server took it back and got me a different wine. Main course lamb chops were cooked as requested and delicious. Veal meatloaf was also great. The butter and baguette made me think about my time in France, loved it !

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you very much.

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CP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great.

J
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant w excellent food, wine and service. Can’t go wrong!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Thank you Jill.

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C
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

KK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding - atmosphere, service and food.

AV
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, wonderful waiter, lovely ambiance, great value!

J
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Babette’s amazing Crab Cakes! Minimal filler and each bite was delicious! The roasted cauliflower appetizer is also wonderful! The fall menu is full of delectable options! I believe I will be dining here each week until I’ve tasted each entree!

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 3, 2019

Hope so! Thank yiu

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MS
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! Noise level very low,. Ambiance lovely!

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