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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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering a series of a la carte specials in addition to our regular menu. The evening's specials will be posted soon.

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

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (72)
Special Occasion (65)
Neighborhood Gem (63)
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Romantic (54)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Cozy (45)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Authentic (39)
Worth the Drive (34)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Business Meals (21)
Seasonal (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (14)
Fun (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Babette's is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The food is excellent, and it's a great value. Service is attentive but unobtrusive. The weeknight menu is an incredible deal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This Restaurant never disappoints. It is like going to see an old friends.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful experience. Our waitress was quite busy but she was friendly, knowledgeable and worked hard to serve us in a timely manner. The food was amazing - loved the small taste options. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Over the years we have been perhaps 20 times. However the last visit was 4 years ago. The ambiance is great with the intimate dining room. The food selections were tasty - but I would not say anything special. And - to that point there were no chef specials which was disappointing. We arrived about 30 minutes early, and although many tables were ready we and many others staged in an all to small bar. When we got seated the waiter was eager for us to order (like really eager and often) - which somewhat contradicted the bar seating - if they wanted to turn the table quicker perhaps there is another way.
I would go back based on fair pricing and charming property. But this eve not based on the amazing food and assuredly not the service -

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

With excellent service, a broad and varied menu and a quieter ambiance that enables conversation, Babette’s is always a good value for getting together with other couples to dine and chat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

You can always expect outstanding and courteous service at Babette's and that coupled with the delicious food offered on the menu and the drinks from the bar and an exceptional wine list you cannot go wrong. Always a pleasure to have a dinner with friends at Babette's Cafe.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've had a really good experience here before, but the food was bland and lacking this time. Even the presentation was dull and messy. Lastly, the valet was extremely rude and made a nasty comment under his breath about his tip. I'll give them another try as the ambiance is great. Hoping this was just a one off.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Consistently great food, friendly ambiance good value. A real gem.

JimF

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always Babette's delivers an excellent meal at a reasonable price.
It is a pretty room and the service is always spot on-attentive but not intrusive.
Be a little early and have a drink at the six seat bar--fun to watch a good bartender work!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Killer cassoulet, scrumptious and fresh swordfish. Beautiful menu! Lovely wines, friendly and professional service. Enjoyed indulging in the baguette and butter. If I lived in the area it would be a go-to restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a solid, if not spectacular choice. Some dishes quite imaginative, others just a shade more than ordinary. Prices are quite reasonable, so usually great value for your meal. Usually dine there 4-5 times a year and have never had a bad experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friend at this long-time neighborhood spot. Attentive service, good value-we both had one of the prix fixe dinners, two courses for $21! And great food. Short but good wine list with plenty choices by the glass.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Perfect for any special occasion or just an enjoyable evening out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We live close to Babette's and consider it our go-to spot for consistent, delicious food with great service and a perfect ambiance. You can actually hear each other talk. We love it, and Marla Adams and her team are exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've been eating at Babette's for many years and have always had excellent food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Neighborhood gem.Has been there for years because quality and taste of food is great .Worth the trip every time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I always have and wonderful meal and time. This time was no different. Hosts and wait staff are great. Very knowledgeable about dishes. Food is always delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have eaten there for YEARS. Veal was not good, tough and fairly tasteless and coated with capers, sauce was too thin. It had always been our favorite. Bread was delicious, sides not as good as in past....

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance were all great. We have already recommended this to family and friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Babette's is one of my favorite local restaurants with lovely ambiance, wonderful service and delicious food. Their St. Germain Pear Martini is always delicious. We started with the seasonal sweet potato soup which was yummy, especially with their warm baguette. I am looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and service, as usual over many years of experience hee.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

always reliably good and agreeable, just about the best neighborhood place on the east side of town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

World class. Lives up to the elegance and culinary feast of the movie. Can't believe I've never been there. My new favorite in Atlanta. Marla and team have created a Jewel !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely outstanding food, and more than worth what you pay. Incredibly innovative and high quality, and the atmosphere is authentically warm and just sophisticated enough for the most special occasions. I adore the service and the food! One of my favorite restaurants in ATL, a true "neighborhood gem" in Inman Park.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A well kept secret with Food as good as any restaurant in Atlanta. Service very attentive
and my Lamb Shank as good as any I have ever tasted and its not an Italian restaurant!

Have ramp for challenged seniors

Noise level is only issue, like eating in a bus terminal waiting room............but your first bite
of your appetizer makes you forget that

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I said afterwards " why go anywhere else "

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Amazing food! Authentic French cuisine and very professional service. Loved it .

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Charming décor, excellent service. Truly enjoyable meal. Waiter recommended the Piroshki appetizer-Outstanding!! Veal piccata, gnocchi and sautéed spinach - all wonderful. We would definitely return on our next visit to Atlanta.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Our dinner at Babettes was wonderful as always. Always enjoy the ambience and the incredibly delicious food. Feels like I am eating out of Marla's home kitchen.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The staff is unbelievably nice. The food however, is not worth eating.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have always enjoyed Babette's. It is one of the few consistently excellent restaurants in Atlanta that serves well-prepared food that is interesting but not fussy. The service is attentive but not fawning. It is noisier than I would like, but not ear-splitting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We come here often for special occasions and a night. The food is always cooked to perfection And the service is always excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Babette’s is our anniversary restaurant! I love the short, exquisite menu, the atmosphere and the warm but professional service.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Outstanding food and very personal service it is always a treat to go to Babette's for a grastronomic experience well worth the visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

One of my all time favorite restaurants. Menu changes with the seasons. Sweet Potato Soup w/chile’s was so delicious I ordered a second bowl. It was creamy with just a sparkle of chiles. Also enjoyed the fried tempora cauliflower. My friend’s filet migon was perfectly prepared. They make a perfect mojito! Friendly staff & Valet parking. Great value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

It was like having dinner in Marla's house.

Quitet evening with great service!

The Sweet Potato soup was worth the drive.

It is always a treat to enjoy a meal at Babette's - the flavors of the food are incredible.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My friend and I had the most delicious meal at Babette's on Saturday night. Even though there was a full house, it was so nice that we were given the option of three different tables! We chose the table outside. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. The starters were vibrant and just the right amount/size. Roasted beets and carrots (beautiful color and taste! and cauliflowers with harissa sauce and chili oil--yummy! the entrees were also fabulous and I can't stop thinking about mine--which was scallops with a pasta that had flavors of smoky bacon and capers. My friend had the pork loin which she said was delicious. We had the plum galotte a la mode---which was the perfect sweet and tart taste to cap off our wonderful dinner. My friend is fighting breast cancer and we were celebrating the halfway mark of her chemotherapy treatment. I was so happy that she felt well enough to eat and that we chose Babette's for dinner bc I know memories of that meal will carry her thru some future yucky days that she may endure.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always great food, service and ambiance. A favorite over the years. Outdoor dining pleasant as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always Babette’s fulfilled our goals. We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday just as we did for mine six months ago. Enough said? By all (senior) measures this is an outstanding place. A wonderful variety of superbly prepared dishes professionally served in a grandly comfortable setting.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Cozy
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