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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.

573 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Spanish, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
East Freedom Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 523-9121

Website:
http://www.babettescafe.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet Only.

Public Transit:
Marta Bus Route 16 Noble.
Freedom Parkway and North Highland Stop.

Executive Chef:
Justin Kurtz

Additional:
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

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (63)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
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Good for Anniversaries (53)
Fit for Foodies (51)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Cozy (48)
Romantic (47)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Worth the Drive (32)
Authentic (31)
Business Meals (25)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Seasonal (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

We've been dining at Babette's for over 20 years and it never disappoints. Its now as good or better than ever! The food is delicious and creative with a comfort, continental flair.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

As close to the French countryside as we’re going to get.Loved the French onion soup, beef tartar with quail egg, and the cassoulet. Service was impeccable.

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·Dined 7 days ago

In a word, WOW. Excellent service, delicious meal. The venue is a wonderful old house tucked into a great neighborhood. We loved it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

this place is always very good. Great ambiance, service and food. One of my favorites

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Babettes is one of our go to spots for great food and service, alway reliable (never had a
marginal meal here) This occasion was my wife's birthday and she loved it.
My only suggestions would be:
Change out - add menu items / specials more often
Include more affordable wine selections (food presents great value...wine options not so much)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Cozy French brasserie with a low din, packed on a cold January night. Feels like an authentic neighborhood gem, very different from the celeb-chef, restaurant-group-driven establishments that dominate Atlanta. Food and drink were great, service was impeccable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

If you are looking for a neighborhood bistro or a place to celebrate a special occasion Babette’s Cafe is it.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We spent another New Year's Eve at Babette's. There's no place quite like it: Excellent food and service, very good value, with a kind spirit. This place is the definition of "Neighborhood Gem," but it's much more than that. It's "our" place.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Babette's on New Years Eve. It was fantastic.
The valet is quick and efficient, which is necessary because of the short driveway attached to Babette's.
The food is amazing. My husband is French and he says that the french onion soup and duck is the best he has had in Atlanta. We had a variety of things and every single thing was delicious, including the complimentary baguette. We thoroughly enjoyed the french onion soup, cheese plate, piroshki, duck, filet mignon, creme brulee, and chocolate bread pudding with cappuccinos.
Our server was also perfect. She knew when to interject without interrupting our conversation or seeming intrusive. She took care of us throughout the meal and was absolutely stellar.
Babette's is our new favorite place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent selections for the meal and the wines. Service was friendly but not fawning. Although the restaurant was busy on a New Year's eve, there was no hurry. An overall excellent experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always, a great experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints . There always one or two offerings that remind you that chef/owner Marla is a genius in the kitchen. Most recently it was the sweet potato soup, every drop was delicious , I hope I get back while it’s still on the menu .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were among the first to be seated for New Year's dinner, and maybe that was part of the problem. Or maybe they had substitute staff. That might explain, but not excuse, the inattentiveness to what was coming out of the kitchen: the romaine and arugula salad that, while good enough, had no arugula; the two tiny sides for my husband's delicious veal, squeezed onto a bread plate; the pasta side that had nothing on it but pasta - no butter, no oil, no parm, nothing; and my filet, which was ordered medium but arrived rare - twice. Neither was the atmosphere provided by the waitstaff warm and friendly. Our waiter, who informed us he had been working there for 12 years, had a slight edge on. He offered no help in the ordering phase, either with food or wine, but was mercilessly efficient, having us fed and out the door after three courses in only one hour, even though my steak did not arrive the second time until after my husband had finished his veal. They were fully booked for the rest of the evening, and I hope the later arrivals had a better experience.

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food3
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always Marla and her team deliver a great meal at great prices

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As always, this restaurant is consistent with its delivery of service and food. The service is not overwhelming, but attentive. The food, WOW, is always a WOW.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

First time at Babette's and dinner lived up to our high expectations based on reviews - great food, excellent service and wonderful ambience. We appreciated that the tables are spaced far enough apart to allow for private conversations and the service is very attentive without being obtrusive. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

On a recent visit I ordered veal piccata as my entre. It has been many years since I have tasted a veal piccata done to perfection but I certainly did on this occasion. The remainder of the meal was flawless as well.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great evening as always

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. The meal was delicious and the service was excellent. The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy, we will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoyed our evening at Babette's cafe. Our server was very attentive and the food was good. It is located in an old house converted into a restaurant and is cute and comfortable. I would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent, as always

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had reservations for 6:30. We felt a bit rushed by our waitress to get our order in and the food came a bit too quickly. We had let her know that we needed time to enjoy our cocktails.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Babette's continues to provide high
quality food. It is a favorite and a constant
"go to" for special occasions or to have
dinner with friends. I have never been
disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place never fails to deliver a great meal. Always consistently good with great choices. One of the ways I judge a restaurant is if they have several menu choices that appeal. This place has many, many things to try and they are all great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always excellent service and delicious food. This is a regular place to bring friends and enjoy the atmosphere.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Special Family outing - 6 of us. Food and service was fantastic, everyone enjoyed the evening very much. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is Atlanta’s finest little secret! Our go to place. The food is always outstanding, and the waitstaff on top of everything. Why drive all over creation when we have this outstanding gem. Never ever a disappointment. Thanks Marla!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great for food! I have enjoyed taking good friends for good food!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Every dish was truly outstanding and the service was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Babette’s never disappoints. We took new friends there. I love showing this gem to new people.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Again, one of the top treats in town. Has been for 25 years, continues to be the definition of 5 stars.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great dinner. Husband, grown child and me. Husband was disappointed that he had indicated this was a birthday dinner (mine, 11/29) and we have been loyal customers (as our coin permits) since opening. He was bummed that I wasn't offered a free dessert but I was fine. His veal, my scallops and kiddo's pork tenderloins all were yummy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We go to Babette's a lot, love the space and low noise level. Food very good, would like to see menu refreshed more comprehensively, sometimes, but good for a family with a mix of meat-eaters, vegans, fisher-eaters, etc. Service always excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server, John, was friendly and exceptionally attentive. He helped make our special occasion what we expected at Babette's.

Meals were excellent but found the loin chops to be on the small size and too burnt on the exterior. The crispy potatoes, with the loin chop meal, were dry and would recommend an alternative choice for that meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great as usual

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was creative and delicious, and the service excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent dinner and even better service! I have been dining at Babette's for years and NEVER had a bad meal, my favorite restaurant in Atlanta !!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I know I am probably repeating myself, but how many times can you say, "superior food, great service and always, always makes us very happy". As usual, the piroshkis were spectacular; one of these times I will have three plates of piroshkis and pass on the main course.
The best thing about Babette's is its CONSISTENTLY great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always terrific

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