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About Babette's Cafe
Our deck tables are not available online and can make for a lovely evening throughout the year.
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.
Atlanta, GA 30307
French, Spanish, Italian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
East Freedom Parkway
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Marta Bus Route 16 Noble.
Freedom Parkway and North Highland Stop.
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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!
Babette's Cafe Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I have been dining at Babette’s a couple times a year for more than nine years, so I think it’s safe to say we know what a wonderful restaurant it has been. Food is always well-prepared, drinks from the bar are always perfect and service is always attentive. The menu changes nicely with the seasons, yet there are always a few favorite dishes available. We have tried so many of the different entrees that I can safely recommend them all. However, I will say that the desserts are always unique and exquisite. We will no doubt continue to enjoy dining at Babette’s Cafe for many years to come.
Valentine’s Day dinner. I assumed it would be pretty busy so no surprise there. The bar tender was entirely overwhelmed. He only addressed us once, about 5 minutes after we sat at the bar. After that he didn’t address anyone at the bar. Several people walked awY because he was so busy making drinks for the restaurant. We were at the bar for about 20 minutes total and in that time had a single drink. On top of that he wasn’t very personable, granted he was very busy so I guess he really didn’t have time to talk. The manager/ owner stepped behind the bar for a moment to make a couple of drinks but that didn’t remedy much.
We sat about 13 minutes after our reservation. A little longer than I hoped but not terrible considering how busy they were. Our server was fine, the food was prompt, as far as quality it was good, I wasn’t wowed but I didn’t feel like I over paid either. Maybe I’ll try again on a night when it won’t be packed.
Had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner. Experienced a little bit of drama with incorrect reservation info on their end, but they calmly took care of it and had us seated quickly on a very busy night. Really terrific service and delicious food. Tasted fresh and home made, a dinner you’d expect to enjoy in a little place in an Italian countryside or the South of France. Looking forward to returning soon.
Wonderful dining experience tonight for Valentine’s Day and Chef Marla is amazing! I called ahead to inquire about the menu because I have some dietary restrictions (Keto) and to my surprise, I received a call from the chef herself shortly after to clarify my dietary needs. When we arrived, we were greeted by the chef and a really sweet hostess who seated us immediately. Our waiter let me know that he was aware of my dietary needs and gave excellent service. And the food never disappoints! I enjoyed the roasted half duck with a creamy parsnip purée, grilled Brussels sprouts with roasted pecans and I added a side of roasted cauliflower. Absolutely delicious and not a morsel left on the plate! My husband had grilled filet mignon with Gorgonzola sauce and loved his meal as well. Great food and excellent service every time! Thank you Chef Marla for going out of your way to make sure my food was perfect!
We had BAD luck with the waitress. She was a tiny waitress appeared to be naive and sweet but only if you did not ask questions about the menu or ask for something extra ir modify.... she basically set a sour mode to our night but I think it was bad luck. The restaurant is GREAT the food is delicious, highly recommended, just dont get the tiny skinny waitress because she will ruin it fir you. Ir simply ask for a different waiter. Outstanding french/Spanish food
We love Babette's, as it is consistently a wonderful experience. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and just a delightful experience start to finish. The wine list is reasonable, with excellent by the glass choices. We had the sweet potato soup, which I can not recommend highly enough and I will order it as long as it is on the menu. We also had the cod special, which was DELICIOUS! Do not miss this neighborhood gem!!
The valet was very professional and personable, the hostess wished me a Happy Birthday as soon as she saw me enter the restaurant, our server, however, wasn't quite as friendly as the other two. He was attentive in a kind of hurry up and order manner. I don't know if he was stressed or what but he didn't give us the kind of service that I expected from what I read in reviews on Open Table.
Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meal. Nice variety of menu choices without being "over the top"...all at fair prices. Included one of our favorite, hard-to-find, varietals on the wine list at $40 a bottle...a great value! Main dining room is pretty cozy and crowded, but noise level was tolerable. Looking forward to going back again!
Excellent and friendly service. Food was outstanding and portions were satisfactory....pork chop was delicious. Our server, Maye, was knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating. We were from out of town, I'd researched the restaurant ahead of time after seeing the name as I was aware of the movie, Babette's Feast, and made the connection. There were six of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
We go a couple of times per year for special occasions. The food is consistently excellent the and the service is great -- if you ask, many of the wait staff have been at the restaurant for 10+ years, which is basically unheard of -- but is the hallmark of a great kitchen and great service.
The kind of restaurant you wish was in your home so you could ask for seconds!!! A welcoming greeting that started with the valet, then the host and waiter. Service was prompt but not overbearing, mene selection was, food great and quality portions outstanding. Nothing bad to say about this venue.....highly recommended!!!
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