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Babette's Cafe

4.8
3370 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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Our deck tables are not available online and can make for a lovely evening throughout the year. Please call us directly if you would like to book a deck table. 404-523-9121.

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 has turned her apron over to Chef Justin Kurtz who has taken the reigns in the kitchen. Together they dig deep into the food history and traditions of Europe and bring them to Atlanta with nuance, respect and artistry.
For twenty-four 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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Spanish, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 523-9121
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Kurtz
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Catering
Babette’s does not offer catering. We can however, help you with your dinner parties, by providing you with meats, sauces, garnishes and lots of the extra special food stuff to set you apart from your friends. We won’t tell them. We can provide you with just about any of the items on our current menu. Please give us a call. 24 – 48 hours in advance. We are closed on Mondays, so 48 hours in advance if you are calling then.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Freedom Parkway
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Parking details
Valet Only.
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Public transit
Marta Bus Route 16 Noble.
Freedom Parkway and North Highland Stop.
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Special events & promotions
Tuesday and Wednesday nights we offer a Prix Fixe option in addition to our regular menu. We offer a choice from three Appetizers and three Entrees. $21.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Check our homepage each Sunday evening for the following week's Prix Fixe.

Mini Wine Tasting Feasts on the Third Thursday of each month in the Spring and Fall. Four wines are presented, each carefully paired by Marla Adams with a small appetizer. $28.50 per person including tip and tax. Reservations only with advance payment. Book early!

Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3370 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Gluten free menu is very lacking. No dessert other than ice cream or cream Burlee The owner cane out and talked to me which was very nice and will look into stepping up this part. They did. It celebrate my birthday at all. No acknowledgement of it even though my husband put it in open table. He enjoyed his Neal immensely. Waitress did not know her menu and if she had the owner or chef cone out they could have made me something like shrimp and grits. More education of wait staff would be good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Babette's is a long time favorite of mine. It is perfect for an intimate or group dining experience, after work or special event, and for enjoying great food in a casual setting. Food and service is among the best in Atlanta.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was wonderful and beautifully plated. Our server Mae was exceptional - was aware of our timeline, keep us on schedule in a very efficient way that allowed us time to enjoy dinner and dessert. Lemon pound cake - AMAZING

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Quiet neighborhood Cafe. Been in this area for 25 yrs.
Our food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Great wine list. All our food was so tasty and as advertised

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Babette's never fails to meet and exceed my expectations - year after year.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waiter was excellent; food was fantastic;

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our first visit to Babette's and had a wonderful dining experience. I had the Trout which was prepared to perfection and the sauce was superb light with depth. My husband had the pork chop and raved how tender and loved the mushrooms.

Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive which added to this review. Definitely we will return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Babette's one of my favorite spots to dine at in Atlanta and one can never go wrong dining there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Over the years we have developed a list of “go to” restaurants. Babette’s is high on that list. This past experience further cemented that feeling. I strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

From the moment we walked in, I knew Babette's would be a wonderful dining experience. We were welcomed with a big smile. The interior is beautiful. It has the ambiance of a café, and the richness of a fine restaurant. The service was friendly and the food was out of this world. We couldn't resist dessert. This was a business meal, and I'm so glad my friend recommended Babette's. If I lived in Atlanta, I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Chef owned and operated intown bistro. A real neighborhood gem with a thoughtfully developed wine list. The menu has something for everyone. If you're a fan of lamb chops, theirs is not to be missed. Always a fish or two on the menu and their version of steamed mussels is a not-to-be-missed treat. Dining alone? The bar keep will take good care of you

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Really well made food. If you like restaurants where they take the time and care to use fresh ingredients and cook food with extra care, this is the place for you. The Filet was the most tender steak I can remember having and the Creme Brulee was speckled with vanilla bean giving it a vibrant flavor. This restaurant isn't about exotic flare, being trendy, or over the top luxury. It is 100% about the food and they really do get it right.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful dining location. Service and food was fantastic. We will be back

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very enjoyable- dinner was great and great value we thought.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Babette's never disappoints - it remains one of our favorite Atlanta restaurants!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing overall experience. The mussels are the best we’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Best restaurant in Atlanta

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I had dinner to catchup with a long lost friend. It was the perfect setting and they didn’t mind that we lingered a while at he table after paying.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had some out of town friends visit us, so we took them to our favorite place. We have been coming here for many years. They really enjoyed the meal and we dined on the porch in a nice casual time. Janet our server was wonderful with service & conversation. I see why they rank in the top 10 places in Atlanta Ga.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food is always amazing and the wait staff is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our 1st time- Wow! Home-made pasta and French Onion soup was excellent. My wife's favorite is Creme' Brulee, she said definite top 3 from her travels. We will definitely return, worth the hour drive.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Babette's is always a charming and tasteful meal. Our server Maye was wonderful. The food was, as always, spot on. It's comfortable, not too fussy, and always just right.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I love this restaurant and my guests were thrilled. My only request is that my meal did not come out hot.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Babette's is our favorite restaurant to go to for celebration and to take friends. They are always favorably impressed. The food and the service are both impeccable.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Last night must have been the 100th time I've dined at Babette's, or very close to it. And it was every bit as perfect as the time my wife and I discovered it, years ago. The food was sublime. The service, as always, impeccable. The ambience, an exquisite balance of sophistication and welcoming, casual comfort. The menu changes seasonally, but it's always outstanding. This time, I had the chef's featured dishes -- Beef Tartar as it should be, with quail egg yolk, pickled shallots, capers and arugula, followed by an incredible serving of duck confit and goat cheese ravioli, with wild mushrooms, sweet potato frites and tarragon butter. Two years ago, we moved almost a hundred miles away from Babette's. But every time I return to Atlanta, it's the first place I want to go. I've written a couple good review's for Babbette's in the past. But as the couple dining next to me said, "Don't write another glowing review...let's just keep it for ourselves." I was tempted to concur, but Babette's is just too wonderful. Once again, I had to spread the word.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food is always fresh and perfectly prepared with an attention to detail. As for the ambiance...think Paris and one's favorite neighborhood bistro! The service is excellent, as well. The staff is obviously proud to work at Babette's, and it shows in their friendly, cheerful attitude.

We've been patrons for years. It's our favorite restaurant in Atlanta!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Took my wife there for our anniversary. She absolutely loved it! Great food, great ambiance. The owner personally stopped by our table multiple times! Keep it up Marla. You got a great thing going! We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Every time we go to Babette's we're sorry we don't get there more often. Last Saturday's food was excellent and we four are a very fussy table. From salad to dessert, each dish was just right for our palates. The pork chop and accoutremonts were a perfect example of an ordinary menu choice above expectations!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fabulous dining experience all around!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always the food was creative without being bizarre, well prepared and presented. But the best feature is the ability to talk across a table of four without screaming over a restaurant din. Few restaurants today, seem to understand that the best ambience is the one that allows dinner conversation

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Hands down the best place I’ve ever eaten at. The food is amazing, portions are perfect and the cocktails were very good as well. The staff is extremely friendly. This place is just wonderful I’ll be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

A gem! Cozy, with a great menu and superb service (friendly and attentive). A terrific evening in all respects. Put it on your list of great restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Babette's is more than a restaurant. It's a part of our home. Decades of celebrations,
graduations, holidays and get togethers. Nobody does it better than Marla and her team.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife and I both had the trout entree, and we agreed it was the best prepared trout we have ever had. The skin side was perfectly crisped, yet the flesh was very tender and moist. The portion size was generous, the accompaniments were perfect, as was the white burgundy recommended for the entree. A perfect dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Have loved Babette's for years. Everything is always so fresh and tasty.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

First time at Babette's Cafe and it was a lovely evening. Great service - helpful but not cloying or hovering - and wonderful food. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

After many years, still an Atlanta favorite! Food and service are always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Babette's is always very good - and this visit was no exception. David took wonderful care of us during a delightful dinner. We had the Romaine and Arugula salad, the Tempura Cauliflower with Red Pepper Hummus, the Veal Picatta, the Blackened Cod with Pea Risotto, and finished with Fig Cookies and the Dried Cherry Tart. Everything was excellent - including wine pairings.

Babette's is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta - always great food, good service and never pretentious.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fabulous from the warm, crusty bread to the rum raisin ice cream!!!! A perfect FIVE and we will be back soon.
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