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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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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 (71)
Special Occasion (66)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (59)
Cozy (53)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Romantic (50)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Worth the Drive (37)
Authentic (33)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Seasonal (24)
Business Meals (22)
Comfort Food (18)
Casual (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Savannah)·Dined 2 days ago

Babette’s Cafe never disappoints. Immaculate service from longstanding staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great, authentic French. Small but well curated wine selection.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I have been dining at Babette’s a couple times a year for more than nine years, so I think it’s safe to say we know what a wonderful restaurant it has been. Food is always well-prepared, drinks from the bar are always perfect and service is always attentive. The menu changes nicely with the seasons, yet there are always a few favorite dishes available. We have tried so many of the different entrees that I can safely recommend them all. However, I will say that the desserts are always unique and exquisite. We will no doubt continue to enjoy dining at Babette’s Cafe for many years to come.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the most fantastic waitress, the food was great, the whole decor and style of the restaurant was wonderful, couldn’t have asked for anything more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner. I assumed it would be pretty busy so no surprise there. The bar tender was entirely overwhelmed. He only addressed us once, about 5 minutes after we sat at the bar. After that he didn’t address anyone at the bar. Several people walked awY because he was so busy making drinks for the restaurant. We were at the bar for about 20 minutes total and in that time had a single drink. On top of that he wasn’t very personable, granted he was very busy so I guess he really didn’t have time to talk. The manager/ owner stepped behind the bar for a moment to make a couple of drinks but that didn’t remedy much.

We sat about 13 minutes after our reservation. A little longer than I hoped but not terrible considering how busy they were. Our server was fine, the food was prompt, as far as quality it was good, I wasn’t wowed but I didn’t feel like I over paid either. Maybe I’ll try again on a night when it won’t be packed.

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner. Experienced a little bit of drama with incorrect reservation info on their end, but they calmly took care of it and had us seated quickly on a very busy night. Really terrific service and delicious food. Tasted fresh and home made, a dinner you’d expect to enjoy in a little place in an Italian countryside or the South of France. Looking forward to returning soon.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Great!! From start to finish!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful dining experience tonight for Valentine’s Day and Chef Marla is amazing! I called ahead to inquire about the menu because I have some dietary restrictions (Keto) and to my surprise, I received a call from the chef herself shortly after to clarify my dietary needs. When we arrived, we were greeted by the chef and a really sweet hostess who seated us immediately. Our waiter let me know that he was aware of my dietary needs and gave excellent service. And the food never disappoints! I enjoyed the roasted half duck with a creamy parsnip purée, grilled Brussels sprouts with roasted pecans and I added a side of roasted cauliflower. Absolutely delicious and not a morsel left on the plate! My husband had grilled filet mignon with Gorgonzola sauce and loved his meal as well. Great food and excellent service every time! Thank you Chef Marla for going out of your way to make sure my food was perfect!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was superb!!!! I was a little cold by the window.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food outstanding (as always). Well priced. Great service.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Babette's. The atmosphere was wonderful and the cafe had great charm and character. And the food was phenomenal. We were in a group of four, but next time we plan to have a romantic date...just the two of us.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our favorite restaurant, ALWAYS exceptional service and excellent food !!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had BAD luck with the waitress. She was a tiny waitress appeared to be naive and sweet but only if you did not ask questions about the menu or ask for something extra ir modify.... she basically set a sour mode to our night but I think it was bad luck. The restaurant is GREAT the food is delicious, highly recommended, just dont get the tiny skinny waitress because she will ruin it fir you. Ir simply ask for a different waiter. Outstanding french/Spanish food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Babette's, as it is consistently a wonderful experience. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and just a delightful experience start to finish. The wine list is reasonable, with excellent by the glass choices. We had the sweet potato soup, which I can not recommend highly enough and I will order it as long as it is on the menu. We also had the cod special, which was DELICIOUS! Do not miss this neighborhood gem!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Babette's food and service are consistently excellent. Never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Babette's has never disappointed through many years of dining. From host to bartender to server, the people here are wonderful. The cassoulet, to which we look forward every fall, was perfect. The lamb and the piroshkis were particularly notable.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

LOve Babette's! Food and wine were great! We were a little too close to the kitchen. John was an excellent server and quite attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The valet was very professional and personable, the hostess wished me a Happy Birthday as soon as she saw me enter the restaurant, our server, however, wasn't quite as friendly as the other two. He was attentive in a kind of hurry up and order manner. I don't know if he was stressed or what but he didn't give us the kind of service that I expected from what I read in reviews on Open Table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent. Could converse with ease. Food perfect. Appreciated birthday acknowledgement

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always excellent year in and year out
- there is nothing as charming in Atlanta

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Keep going back. Great food love the ambience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Babette's Cafe had great atmosphere and food was delicious and our waitress "Kathleen" was great and so helpful recommending wines, appetizers and entree's... we'll come back again!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meal. Nice variety of menu choices without being "over the top"...all at fair prices. Included one of our favorite, hard-to-find, varietals on the wine list at $40 a bottle...a great value! Main dining room is pretty cozy and crowded, but noise level was tolerable. Looking forward to going back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Quiet, cozy, attractive space. Small menu of great food. Good service. I especially appreciated the elegant website and it's useful and detailed information about incidentals such as parking and dress.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistent great food and service . Plates are appropriately portioned so you don’t feel stuffed. Flavors are balanced and mouth watering.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic meal and Marla greets all guests personally. Warm amosphere at this neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent and friendly service. Food was outstanding and portions were satisfactory....pork chop was delicious. Our server, Maye, was knowledgeable, personable and very accommodating. We were from out of town, I'd researched the restaurant ahead of time after seeing the name as I was aware of the movie, Babette's Feast, and made the connection. There were six of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Best French Onion Soup. Meal fixed to perfection. Superb service. Excellent place to relax and have a outstanding meal!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Every visit is better than the one before. Perfect seasonal menu, small plates, cassoulet, fish, or chicken, lamb or beef, never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We go a couple of times per year for special occasions. The food is consistently excellent the and the service is great -- if you ask, many of the wait staff have been at the restaurant for 10+ years, which is basically unheard of -- but is the hallmark of a great kitchen and great service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, attentive servers, and delicious food!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Margarita was $12 and served in a small martini glass. Seemed high to me. Server was excellent, as was food. Great evening to support the Atlanta Humane Society!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We love Babette’s! It is a top Atlanta restaurant and our favorite! Outstanding food!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent meal,the sword fish,the veal,the creme brulee,and the pear martini exceptional !!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Babette’s is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service are consistently excellent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Have never ever been disappointed here. Food, service, atmosphere is all perfect.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The kind of restaurant you wish was in your home so you could ask for seconds!!! A welcoming greeting that started with the valet, then the host and waiter. Service was prompt but not overbearing, mene selection was, food great and quality portions outstanding. Nothing bad to say about this venue.....highly recommended!!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful French food in a warm comfortable atmosphere--without the attitude of some better French restaurants. The pricing for the quality and care of preparation was exceptional-- one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic meal and service. We were in for Atlantas Mart and decided to venture out of the city. Well worth the drive.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Babettes is my go-to restaurant for a convenient location, valet parking, friendly staff and GREAT FOOD. Never disappointed and know that out of town guests will find something interesting on the menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food
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