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-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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OF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

t
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly. Good seafood dishes. Soup was excellent.

R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

RB
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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!

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!

DO
Atlanta
206 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.

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.

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
1 review
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.

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!

b
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each of the three of us had excellent salads and entrees as well as sharing a wonderful chocolate cake dessert. Babette's has a diverse and appetizing menu and a very good wine list. And it is very quiet, promoting good conversation.

PC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service here is outstanding. You feel like you are at your cousin's house in the South of France. The staff is so friendly and the food should not be missed.

k
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Babette's was the first restaurant recommended to us when we moved to Atlanta in 2001 and we are still dining there for special events today. Babette's never disappoints. Fine dining in a charming old house.

R
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Excellent food and service.

r
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was experienced, honest about the food and the portion sizes and very attentive. Everyone was very pleased with their meal because each part of the meal was delicious. People at my table highly recommend the fresh banana ice cream.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful spot for a nice meal! The food was delicious, the service was absolutely perfect. It was upscale without being fussy. Literally everything I was looking for in a dining experience!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out on the patio and it was lovely. Food and drinks were delicious!

DW
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, beautiful evening to enjoy excellent service an food

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