Babette's Cafe

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$31 to $50
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French
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 digs deep into the food history and traditions of Europe and brings them to Atlanta with nuance, respect and artistry. For twenty-six 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.
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MC
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish! Food,
service and ambience all top notch!

j
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had s superb meal in a beautiful room. One really couldn’t ask for more! Excellent service from our server and host. The lamb chops, halibut, and crab cakes were exceptional. We can’t wait to return!

b
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Babette's was outstanding in every conceivable way!

Babette's Cafe
Responded a day ago

So glad we can continue to impress you! Thank you for the great compliments and hope to see you soon!

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OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re always blown away by the food, service, and atmosphere at Babette’s. Always feel so welcomed by the staff!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for review! Will pass these kind words on to the staff and hope to see you soon.

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K
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waiter and the food was fantastic as usual. We sat outside and it was lovely!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

The porch is fantastic this time of year! We appreciate the feed back and will make sure to let the team know!

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PC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babbette's continues to be a reliably excellent choice.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

We can continue to be great because we have such great clientele, thanks for the review!

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J
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's our Go-To place at least monthly, more when there are anniversaries and just when we want a special place to go. Dress up or down and enjoy the carefully planned and delicious food! Kudos to Chef Marla and staff!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Julia! Always great to see you!

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and waitress were great. Greeter was not welcoming. Refused to seat us without 2 others though
most tables empty at 6 p.m. Tables too close together!! Dinner spoiled by too much noise from tables around us.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you taking the time to let us know about your experience. Thank you on the compliments on the food and service. On busy nights, we cannot seat incomplete parties because sometimes the rest of the party is very late in joining. We have to readjust our whole table plan for the evening. During the week, this is an easy task, but on weekends, very trying. Yes, noisy guests can be a problem. We are looking at several options to address this. We appreciate your feedback.

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DN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very professional service, european portions , food is excellent

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words, will pass them along to the staff!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite restaurants to go to for our dates nights!!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! So glad we can continue to be your favorite.

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RD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. This is one of our favorite places to have dinner. The service and food are always outstanding!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Dr. Dukes, always great to see you and Kathryn! Thanks for taking the time to write this review and we will see you soon!

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MS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely calm place to eat dinner, enjoy great food and attentive, but not overbearing service. Pricey, but worth it for a special occasion

T
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very good for ambiance and atmosphere. I also enjoyed complimentary valet parking. However; the food was just average tasting to me. Nothing to bedazzle my taste buds. Maybe the French taste here isnt for me being that others really enjoy it.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We do strive to make every dish as flavorful as possible while still maintaining a clean and rustic feel. Will definitely speak with the staff on this issue. We are changing the menu for fall and will have heartier, richer options. I hope you will give them a try.

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CD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful service and great food! We will definitely be back.🥰

Babette's Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Christina! Can’t wait to see you again!

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M
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem that only gets better with time, like a fine Bordeaux.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing date night experience...Food and portions are exceptional. It’s how fine dining should be!

R
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought an out of town guest to have dinner on the back patio, on a perfect night. (She later told her husband she had the best food she'd ever eaten.) We wanted to be sure of plenty of vegetarian options as well as the best bread in Atlanta. We enjoyed sharing several of the small plates - watermelon salad, crispy cauliflower and ricotta and olive ravioli -- as well as such a fantastic halibut that analyzing every ingredient was a major topic of conversation.

PS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to Babette’s for dinner after attending the theatre. It was the first visit for both of us. Everything was wonderful: the ambiance, food, and service. I look forward to returning.

KN
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a nice “cozy” place for our anniversary dinner...and Babette’s did not disappoint! We had the halibut and veal...both were so delicious, not one “bit” left on either plate. Ambience and service was also fantastic - perfect experience in every way - can’t wait for the next reason to go back!

GP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent. She was fun, helpful and on top of everything. She is the best!

DD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Babette's Cafe serves European influenced food of high quality and fair prices in an old home atmosphere. Compared to similar restaurants such as Aria, Babette's cafe offers better value (food/price).

HL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at Babette's for my wife's birthday. It was a very enjoyable evening. Babette's was great, we just wish they still had the Sunday brunch.

KL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette’s is one of our favorite restaurants and it was excellent this time as always. I had the romaine salad and the crab cakes - delicious!!

CP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service and well prepared food.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual!

d
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Every time! We take out-of-towers here and they want to move to Atlanta just for Babette’s!!

p
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service. Friendly relaxed atmosphere

T
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an outstanding dinner at Babette’s Cafe. The service was great and the food was outstanding. Our group had the eggplant parmigiana, crab cakes, paella, and veal piccata - everyone was very pleased. It was busy on a Saturday evening, and quite loud, so conversations took some work - but overall a great place for a special dinner.

NJ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Always fun. Ate on the porch and it is quieter than inside. Marla herself came by our table during dinner. One of our favorites!

MM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT FOOD, SERVICE ! WE WILL RETURN.

d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress and a wonderful atmosphere. Food is outstanding

M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food!!

GB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service & a great atmosphere. Could not ask for more is a special night for my wife’s birthday

LB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I said everything with the aforementioned questions. The service and the food was very good and we shall definitely come again.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful evening. The paella was great and my friend had the piccata, both were delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

C
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I thought it expensive for the quality of food. I thought the bread was delicious, pirogis good, Caesar salad okay, halibut entry cold and okay, blueberry desert good, and wine fine. My bill with tip was $102.00 so I should have been ecstatic about the meal.

l
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was cautiously optimistic that they could live up to the prior reviews.......I’m very happy to confirm they were dead on and absolutely correct. The food was fabulous! Fresh, flavorful and artfully presented. The service was amazing, with the staff truly comprehending the nuances of each flavor and guiding us to what we said we wanted. Staff was extremely flexible and very kind as our dinner ran long and late. I can’t say enough about this culinary experience. I highly recommend to any foodie!

MT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat out quite a bit and since this is an older spot for Atlanta, I had not been in decades ..big mistake!! Great meal and service

PJ
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and paired wine with very professional staff. Unhurried, much like a European restaurant. This is our favorite place for special occasions.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked the very friendly welcome and Donna was fantastic. She reminded me of the good old days at La Tavola from the day it opened. Great restaurant then and now.

Jim Foulks

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