Babette's Cafe

4.8
4538 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!

Safety precautions

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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

New Years Eve Credit Card Requirement please cancel 24h ahead or we will charge 25$ per person

What 4538 people are saying
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vipSteveNLisa
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Not too loud. So glad this iconic restaurant is still around.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goodbye to a dear friend. Waiter was great. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we’ll be back for the good service, great food and the ambiance - we were able to have a conversation at the table without effort!

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JaniceB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the same server this time. We hadn’t been to Babette’s since pre-Covid. Glad to see they kept their team together and still have delicious dishes!!

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MalloryE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s is my favorite restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food is divine, every time. I can’t sing enough praises for this place. If I were on death row, Babette’s would be my last meal.

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YingZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with reasonable price and excellent service as always!

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vipRush
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently at the top of Atlanta's best restaurants list. Never disappoints even the highest expectations.

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BettyQ
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience from start to finish. Marla accommodated our 7 people like a superstar! Robin was very entertaining and helpful with menu selections. He was an excellent server!

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vipRandall
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. Food is always consistent.

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JamesA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food; good value. Nice outdoor dining experience.

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JeffS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the experience was above average. You truly experience the skills of the chef with the rich, savory sauces served on the food which was expertly prepared. From the warm baguette served, on to delicious mushroom soup, pierogis, then South American salmon for my wife and halibut for me both expertly prepared. Finished off the meal with a slice of dried cherry pie which was the perfect way to end the dinner. Overall A real culinary experience appreciated from beginning to end.

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becca
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We choose Babette’s for our wedding anniversary celebration and our first restaurant dining experience since the Covid epidemic. We had an outdoor table and felt comfortable with Marla’s safety requirements. It was so wonderful to enjoy old favorites. The pierogis, the halibut, steak, chocolate bread pudding, and excellent service in her charming setting were quite a pleasure.

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vipAngelaGH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Babette’s offers a wonderful variety in their seasonal menus. European cuisine with a modern flare but comforting familiarity in flavors, it’s a great spot for a special occasion.

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vipPappi
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and knowledgeable server. Everything was delicious. A very good choice for nice casual dining.

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RobertS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Babette’s was a delight. Food exceptional and service very good.

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vipRexy2
New York Area
205 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice dinner on the patio good cocktails great dinner as well as great service
Enjoyed our evening

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vipGregD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great service and wonderful food. A great place for a pre-concert meal.

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CatherineO
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette’s is always a divine experience for us. Last night was no exception. Do try the strawberry mussels and the bread pudding!

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vipOctopus
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hadn't been there in a couple decades. Good wine and food, definately a cut above.

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vippdflowers
Atlanta
154 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. We don't get there as often as we would like because of the distance. My halibut was excellent and I loved the chocolate bread pudding with banana ice cream. Divine!

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Nadblh
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the halibut, which was outstanding. Others in the party had great meals as well. The fish was cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. Babette's remains one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

To start with we were greeted by the best person ever, Janet! So request her as your waitress. Janet explained everything to us about beverage pairings and food ordering/descriptions. I truly admire her care for the restaurant and she should be cherished by the house. I highly recommend Piroshki and the mussels, they were amazing and full of flavor. A bowl of beer cheese soup really sets you up for success, so good! The Veal piccata wasn’t seared at the right temperature which made it soggy so I did not enjoy it at all as it also lacked flavor outside of the sauce. Apparently it’s a top seller but looking at the customers I noticed a difference in age so maybe their taste buds prefer that veal piccata. The mashed potatoes, cauliflower and green beans that came with that dish were cooked perfectly and tasted great. I recommend the seafood and sausage paella and I think it should be shared as it is a large dish. I personally like to have lots of tastings so I always split dishes. Janet finished the night with a birthday ice cream scoop and truly made us feel special and respected. I wish I could have Janet at every restaurant I go to.

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susr
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as usual! Thank you Marla, Robin, Alex and everyone who makes this our favorite place!

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vipDiner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Babette's did not disappoint. We were celebrating a special occasion and Chef Marla came out personally to say hello. Our server was outstanding. She has been with Babette's for awhile and was very good at making recommendations (wine and food) and even asked for our names. We loved the food too - very fresh taste. The chocolate bread pudding is a must. We indulged and got three desserts between the two of us. Also, the beer cheese soup was outstanding! And the bar does an excellent job with cocktails.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Babette's Cafe shows their commitment to excellence. The ambiance sets the stage for an absolutely amazing experience. The entire team were attentive, worked seamlessly together and sincerely were dedicated to ensuring our meal was nothing less than awesome. We tried something from every course and were delighted by every plate that arrived on our table. The recommendations were presented exactly as described and every bite was savored. We left knowing that we did not just have a meal, but truly had an amazing dining experience.

Thank you all for a wonderful evening

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KEC59
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great choice for a delicious meal, carefully made cocktails, and a solid wine list! We’ve been many times over the years and it never disappoints.

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Julypeach1
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Babette’s! Everything is done with such care and the food is superb! This is why we celebrate every occasion here ! The icing on the cake was to run into a neighbor AND old friends who have moved out of Atlanta who always eat at Babette’s when they are in town (if they can get a reservation!). Marla and her staff have created a place we love!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipWeLikeFood
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner! Food was delicious (in our party we had the halibut, salmon and veal piccata) and the service was really good. Definitely recommend for a nice meal out!

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vipmike
Charleston
96 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally goy back to Babette’s. The porch in the early Fall was relaxing. The meal was as I remember, perfect. Had a lovely time.

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antonios
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food absolutely amazing! can’t wait to go back. worth every penny.

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JonR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food, disappointed in the fall vegetable soup and dauphine. Everything else was good and we will probably go back. No vegetarian meals, so their meal just made of sides. Also disappointed that not even a happy birthday for my wife's 70th birthday we told them about.

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GMATL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and impeccable cuisine! Been going to Babette’s for years and it is always consistent!

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AlliV
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice business dinner here- everything was great from the drinks to the food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Alex made a great Sidecar for me at the bar. Katherine gave wonderful service start to finish. The food was very very good. Exactly what you would hope for in a fine dining experience. Genuinely pleased with every aspect. Had the piroshki appetizer. A small portion and I would’ve been sad to share it, it was so very good. The beer cheese soup was solid. The halibut over potato leek gratin really shined. Fish was perfectly cooked. The sauce was divine. Embarrassed to admit I sopped up every drop of it with the provided French baguette which was also great. Dessert was a chocolate bread pudding with banana ice cream. If I had to make a suggestion it would be for a broader wine selection, especially in French offerings. There are many great cost effective choices available. Overall a wonderful meal. Highly recommend Babette’s Cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place! Delicious food - delicate little pierogi and a complex beer cheese soup (!?) to start. My veal piccata so refined…thin thin slices of veal, crisp on the edges and tender enough to cut with a fork., with the classic lemony caper sauce. My hubby had paella - garlicky and assertive with just a bit of kick and generous, perfectly cooked seafood. Bread pudding a real treat as a shared dessert. The atmosphere is a cozy bistro and servers, many of whom have been there for years, make everyone welcome - and they clearly worship the lady chef!

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vipStuart45
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite go-to place. Always excellent food and service. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience! We will definitely frequent this restaurant again. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. We went celebrating our anniversary and they made it extra special.

I highlighted the menu items we had.

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Sean
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an intimate space serving tasty food, lovingly prepared with a French twist. Wine choices work well with the menu, which changes with the seasons. It is our Go-To place for special occasions. Valet parking removes a chronic headache in Atlanta.

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JulianB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sitting out on the patio and feeling very safe is a huge plus here.
Only drawback - not Babette's fault - was loud construction noise from adjoining site. Not conducive to romantic evening or friendly conversation.
I'd suggest demanding contractors shut it down at 7 pm - which i believe is the legal requirement.

FAQs

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

Babette's Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 4538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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