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Babette's Cafe

4.9
4.9
4555 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Opening at 5:00 pm - Last seating at 9:00 pm.
Atlanta Restaurant, Babette s Cafe, offers Modern French, Italian and Spanish Cuisines with the ambiance of the European countryside. Since opening in 1992, Chef/Owner Marla Adams has been devoted to delicious, uncomplicated food and wine, presented in a casual setting. The 1916 bungalow was lovingly renovated for Babette s, keeping the neighborhood style of Inman Park and Poncey Highlands. Many long time guests and customers, as well as Marla, think of this as home. You re invited to dinner!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 523-9121

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marla Adams

  • Catering

    Curbside Takeout is available. Ordering is through our website: Babettescafe.com. We can help you with a party at home. Quarts of soup, cups of sauces and dressings and many sides are available through our pantry menu. 24 hour notice needed!

  • Private party facilities

    We are not booking any private events at this time.

  • Private party contact

    Marla Adams: (404) 523-9121

  • Neighborhood

    Inman Park

  • Cross street

    John Lewis Freedom Parkway

  • Parking details

    We have a one-way driveway down to the parking area. We offer Valet Service only. We cannot let guests park themselves in the back lot.

  • Public transit

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

  • Entertainment

    none

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Caprese with Burrata, Basil Oil$13.00

    port glazed shallots, heirloom cherry tomatoes

    • Artichoke and Olive Ravioli$10.00

      buerre blanc

      • Goujonnettes of Halibut,$13.00

        lemon aioli, fried lemons

        • Beef Tartare, Quail Egg Yolk$11.00

          pickled shallots, capers, arugula

          • Piroshki of Pork And Veal$9.00

            tarragon butter sauce

            • Steamed Mussels with Strawberries and Serrano Pepper Sauce$11.00

              Soups And Salads

              • Grilled Corn Chowder

                • Bowl$8.00
                • Tasting$5.00
              • Carrot Soup with Ginger

                touch of yogurt

                • Bowl$7.00
                • Tasting$4.00
              • Romaine and Arugula Salad$9.00

                shaved asiago, lemon thyme dressing

                • Georgia Heirloom Greens, feta, cherry heirloom tomatoes, haricots verts, radish,$9.00

                  balsamic vinaigrette

                  Entrees

                  • Wild Caught Shrimp Provençale$25.00

                    tomatoes, olives, haricots verts, garlic, white wine and herb butter

                    • Herb Crusted Colorado Lamb Loin Chops, Red Wine Reduction$49.00

                      shoe string potatoes, market vegetables

                      • Grilled Swordfish, Sauce Vierge$38.00

                        grilled asparagus, polenta cakes

                        • Veal Piccata, Capers, Lemon, White Wine, Butter$32.00

                          free-raised, with horseradish mashed potatoes, market vegetables

                          • Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Sauce,$43.00

                            horseradish mashed potatoes, market vegetables, spicy onion rings.

                            • Alaskan Halibut with Mustard Vinaigrette, Beurre Blanc$40.00

                              potato leek gratin, mustard breadcrumbs

                              • Coq au Vin, Mashed Potatoes$27.00

                                chicken thighs cooked in a rich wine broth with bacon, mushrooms, pearl onions

                                Sides

                                • Horseradish Mashed Potatoes$4.00

                                  • Spicy Onion Rings$4.00

                                    • Shoe String Potatoes$4.00

                                      • Sauteed Button Mushrooms$4.00

                                        • Haricots Verts,$6.00

                                          shallot herb butter

                                          • Roasted Carrots with Garlic$6.00

                                            • Grilled Asparagus$6.00

                                              • Sauteed Spinach

                                                What 4,555 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                4.9
                                                4.9 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.9Food
                                                • 4.9Service
                                                • 4.9Ambience
                                                • 4.7Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. DA

                                                  DavidATL

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Congratulations on the retirement of Chef Marla. We are really going to miss this place and are grateful that we managed to snag a last minute opening to be there at the end. Many thanks to the wonderful staff who have helped make Babette's the most welcoming and hospitable restaurant in Atlanta! Well done!

                                                2. AW

                                                  AW86

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The very best!!!

                                                3. RB

                                                  RichieBooBoo

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  66 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  66 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Thank you Marla for years of memories, and many, many fine meals. I send my best wishes to your staff, and wish you all the best in your future. It was one last, magnificent meal!!!

                                                4. KC

                                                  KimC

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always an amazing dining experience at Babette’s! Going to really miss this place.

                                                5. DK

                                                  DrKen

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  A fantastic celebratory event to close over 40 years of fine dining in the Atlanta area. I have enjoyed dining at Babette's since Marla opened this restaurant over 40 years ago.

                                                6. B

                                                  Bebeb730

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Boy am I going to miss this amazing place ! The food is alway delicious. I’m going to miss waiting for the menu to change with the seasons . Love that corn chowder! Nothing beats veal piccata. The service is always on point. Thank you , Thank you , Thank you! Marla I hope you enjoy the next chapter! You will be missed in the Atlanta restaurant scene

                                                7. PW

                                                  PatW

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We were so happy to be able to say goodbye yesterday evening to our favorite restaurant before it closes. Marla, thank you for many years of wonderful celebrations, from the years when you were at the corner of N. Highland and Colquitt to our delightful meal last night. We'll miss your wonderful menu and your special spirit, but here's to travel, gardening, time with family, and a bit of relaxation too!

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Birthday So sad to know this will be last birthday at Babette’s

                                                9. BG

                                                  BillG

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The end of an era. We had the opportunity to enjoy Babette's numerous times over the years. It will be missed.

                                                10. LP

                                                  LisaP

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The best restaurant in town… certainly going to miss it!

                                                11. CY

                                                  ChuckY

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wonderful time at Babettes tonight. We will miss you!

                                                12. DE

                                                  DebbieE

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  What a great meal and service. This lovely place never disappoints.. I will miss Babettes so much.. Thank you Chef Marla for all the fun and food!

                                                13. j

                                                  joanl

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The whole experience was perfect... I will miss this lovely place once its gone. The bread is fresh and always served hot. The soups can't go unnoticed since its so good!! I only wish they would stay around longer and I am sorry I didn't go more often than I have in the last 6 months!!

                                                14. m

                                                  mike

                                                  Charleston

                                                  112 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  112 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  It is a shame. Our favorite restaurant closes on May 8. Through the years it has been excellent. It will be missed

                                                15. AW

                                                  AW86

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always the best

                                                16. JH

                                                  JohnH

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  So glad we were able to get a reservation during the last few weeks of this stellar restaurant's being open. We have been customers since the beginning and could not have found better more consistent food anywhere for the last 30 years. The service has always been top notch, you really are made to feel at home every time you go. I have been a fan of their Alaskan Halibut which I had again last evening. We wish Marla a great retirement and this great restaurant will be missed!

                                                17. RJ

                                                  RobynJ

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We were celebrating the closing of Babette's after 27 years. They will be so missed by the community!

                                                18. KW

                                                  KarlW

                                                  Chicago

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We really enjoyed our meal, glad we were able to get in before the end!

                                                19. CH

                                                  CrystalH

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We love this place and are saddened that they will close but we relish all the memories we had and made here. Our favorite waiter, Robin. Will be at another of our favorite restaurants.

                                                20. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Sad this wonderful place is closing! Delightful restaurant.

                                                21. JM

                                                  JamieM

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  A wonderful last meal. Thank you for thirty years, Marla and company!

                                                22. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing as always!

                                                23. JD

                                                  JanD

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wonderfully prepared and delicious dinner! Fabulous knowledgeable staff as always. We will miss this charming gem as they close their doors May 8th. Thank you for all the sweet memories! You are one of the best!

                                                24. B

                                                  Bonjour

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As always, Babette's was outstanding--the food, our server, the porch, everything about this restaurant was and has always been perfect. We will miss it terribly but will treasure many fond memories of lovely evenings spent there.

                                                25. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely birthday dinner. The steak was insane.

                                                26. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Savannah

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Everything was wonderful! I’m very sorry the restaurant is closing as it is my favorite! Period. Lots of good times and happy moments have been there over the years - numerous great, lasting memories.

                                                27. TW

                                                  TWG14

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  17 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  17 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  My son took his prom date and they loved it. My whole family will miss this great restaurant.

                                                28. TH

                                                  TomH

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Our best friends from California were in town. We wanted to show them an evening of class and grace so we chose Babette’s. It provided both with a tasty menu. We’re sorry to be losing one of our favorite places but thankful for the experience. Best wishes to everyone at Babette’s.

                                                29. SW

                                                  StaciW

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing as always! Thanks for a great memorable night.

                                                30. T

                                                  Trahlyta

                                                  Richmond

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We love the restaurant & hope to eat here at least once every week. Delicious food & great service. Liliana created special cocktails for us too!!

                                                31. JR

                                                  JeanneR

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Babette's Cafe has been a blessing to the community for many, many years. They may be closing, but will have left happy memories for thousands of diners who have enjoyed the experience over the years! We'll miss all of you!

                                                32. MB

                                                  MaryBethB

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  I ate at Babette's waaay back when it first opened. Have been wanting to go back for years, but moved out of the neighborhood. When I heard she was closing after 30 years, I made it a point to go back. We really enjoyed our evening and dinner. It was late, so I brought most of mine home, but we made sure to get dessert!

                                                33. A

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  Miami

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As we bid farewell to this fine establishment, it is with a great degree of nostalgia. We remember all the special occasions celebrated, delicious cuisine and wonderful hospitality. Marla, the staff and Babettes will be missed. Wishing all the best to Marla!

                                                34. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing as always!

                                                35. c

                                                  crankycel

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  111 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  111 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  I treated my friends who drove 90 miles to their first (and last) experience at Babette’s. We had a fine time. Babette’s will close on Mother’s Day and Marla will retire the name of her restaurant forever. 😥

                                                36. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  22 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  22 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Awesome meal. Loved talking with owner Marla. Sad to see them close—but wish all the staff well

                                                37. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  29 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  29 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We're sad to see this wonderful place close. Happy Retirement : )

                                                38. M

                                                  Mitchell

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Truly the best that Atlanta has ever had to offer. It will be sorely missed.

                                                39. a

                                                  atlq

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We have been eating at Babette’s for 25 years and it has remained our favorite restaurant in Atlanta during this time. We have learned they will be closing in May after 32 years and while we wish Marla well in retirement, we will miss the great food, warm and professional service, and great ambience there. All our best to the staff.

                                                40. SS

                                                  SuziSunshine

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service! Bartender was kind and the food was spectacular!

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                • Physical distancing

                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                • Protective equipment

                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Screening

                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                  • Staff temperature check required

                                                FAQs

                                                Babette's Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 523-9121.

                                                Babette's Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 4555 OpenTable diners.

                                                Not available on OpenTable

                                                Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                                Is this your restaurant?
                                                Claim this listing

                                                Additional information

                                                • Cross street

                                                  John Lewis Freedom Parkway

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Inman Park

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  French, Modern European

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Elegant

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking details

                                                  We have a one-way driveway down to the parking area. We offer Valet Service only. We cannot let guests park themselves in the back lot.

                                                • Public transit

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

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Marla Adams

                                                • Entertainment

                                                  none

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (404) 523-9121

                                                • Catering

                                                  Curbside Takeout is available. Ordering is through our website: Babettescafe.com. We can help you with a party at home. Quarts of soup, cups of sauces and dressings and many sides are available through our pantry menu. 24 hour notice needed!

                                                • Private party facilities

                                                  We are not booking any private events at this time.

                                                • Private party contact

                                                  Marla Adams: (404) 523-9121

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