Babette's Cafe

4.8
3455 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Good for Anniversaries
Our deck tables are not available online and can make for a lovely evening throughout the year. Please call us directly if you would like to book a deck table. 404-523-9121.

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Spanish, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 523-9121
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Justin Kurtz
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East Freedom Parkway
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Parking details
Valet Only.
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Public transit
Marta Bus Route 16 Noble.
Freedom Parkway and North Highland Stop.
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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!

Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3,455 reviews
4.8 out of 5 Stars
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We have been before and enjoyed it. Family birthday dinner this time.

Only demerit was corn+crab soup where the corn completely overpowered any taste of the crab.

Will be back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We dine at Babette's at least six times per year, driving from the far northern suburbs, through all the traffic, to dine at Babette's. We particularly enjoy bringing friends that do not know the restaurant. It is a joy for us to watch good friends enjoy the atmosphere, the outstanding service (shout-out to May for her great service) and the unique food that is served at Babette's. It is such a pleasure to be able to dine and talk without having to SHOUT to be heard. One of the great features of the restaurant. It is our "go to" restaurant when you want to have an outstanding experience

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Not only was the food delicious but service was attentive. The presentation was lovely!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite restaurant since moving to Atlanta. You walk in and you feel at home yet it is very special.
We will even pop in to the intimate bar for drink on occasion as well.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our Birthday Group loves Babbette's and our server David! We have been going for years and will continue to do so. No bad meals here...

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Amazing as always! My husband and i love to come here, and introduce our friends and family to this little gem! Incredible!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We are regular customers who love Babette's and are thrilled that Marla is back in the kitchen. The peach tiramasu was sublime!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Always great service and wonderful food. We sat on the covered porch with the rain outside and enjoyed it so much.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always the best for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

haven't been to babette's in a very long time but this was a great experience. a friend had received email that marla had a surplus of italian black truffles so we decided to dine sunday evening.
it was possible to add shaved truffles to virtually anything on the menu and so we a had the mushroom pasta appetizer and filet mignon with gorgonzola with the addition of truffles to each. absolutely delicious!
also enjoyed the georgia peach tiramisu for dessert. best summer dessert ever!
babette's will be back on my radar after this experience!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Enjoyed the food which is consistently good. Tables are separated so you can talk and relax. Menu is varied but limited and each dish is prepared well. Good food in a relaxed and casual atmosphere .

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Nice to come back to such a reliably great restaurant. And enjoyed seeing Marla make the rounds of tables.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Seasonal menu was an enjoyable addition. Consistent excellent performer.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Incredible food and personable and dedicated staff. And great bartender!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Wonderful meal. We were just visiting Atlanta for the weekend and stumbled on this place by reading about it on the Internet. Delicious food, great service, lovely ambiance and good value. One of the highlights of our weekend. We ordered gazpacho for each of us, three appetizers and two desserts, all of which we shared. It was a perfect size meal and everything we tried was mouthwateringly tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

As usual, we really enjoyed our meal at Babette's. Alway a treat.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We have been to Babette's many times and it just hasn't been the same for our last two visits.
The food and service were very good, but not Exciting, Very Special or Excellent. Most of the
early dinners appear to be regulars and the restaurant is liked and frequented by locals.
I am not sure why Babette's still always makes the top 10 on Open Table and I think we will b e trying new restaurants in the future.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food and service always great.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Perfect evening-great food and service. I would highly recommend for a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent meal - wonderful experience. We were celebrating my mother-in-law's Birthday on Saturday night and could not have been happier with the entire evening. Our waitress was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. Nice wine list with suggested wine pairings. The small plates were outstanding (particularly enjoyed the mussels and the Piroshkies) and the entrees (Alaskan Halibut, Bone-in Pork Chop with wild mushrooms, Filet Mignon, and Pasta with Wild Georgia Shrimp) were even better. Crème Brule rounded and out the evening, and it was wonderful. We can't thank Marla and her staff enough -- we will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Absolutely scrumptious! The halibut is divine. We had a wonderful meal as always.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Marla & Co. always impress.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Service, ambiance, and food were all fantastic!
My wife and I specifically enjoyed the lamb meatballs and mussels to start with. The paella and lamb chops were deliciously on point!
All and all a very pleasant experience! Would definitely recommend for a relatively casual, non pretentious, fine dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

My dinner was exceptional from the first bite to the last. I had the halibut, my husband had the filet. it was absolutely superb. A marvelous birthday dinner!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

It was wonderful as always!! Another special occasion really enjoyed!! It is like Chef Marla is cooking us home cooked delicious food in her home. Loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This was very elegant, everyone was so nice and courteous. Celebrate my daughters birthday here and we enjoy everything about this restaurant. I would recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The food was excellent--it always is. We took my sister and her husband to Babette's several years ago and every time they are in town they want to return! We really enjoyed the porch because it is easier to talk/hear out there and the view (trees) was lovely. Our server was FABULOUS--I'm sorry to say I do not know her name, but she was great!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This is THE place for a quiet Sunday evening French supper! We love everything here - great vegetable plate, halibut, apps, wine list! White table cloths, professional friendly servers and excellent cocktails.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We took my husband to Babette’s for Father’s Day. It was a perfect venue for celebrating Dad. Our food was fabulous, but the highlight was our server - the delightful Mae. She was charming. Thank you for a special evening!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This is my new favorite restaurant in Atlanta, never disappoints. Have now been there 4 times and will be back. I do not write many reviews unless they are truly deserved.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Very good food, reasonable prices and attentive/knowledgeable wait staff

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Lovely, as always

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food was great. The service was excellent and the suggested wine pairings were an added benefit. We also enjoyed the slow pace without being rushed. We would go there again and meet friends.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Fantastic as always. We’ve been going to Babette’s for years and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had a great waitress who was very attentive. Our food was delicious. Our steak was ordered medium and was cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We love Babette's so much. This is our go to restaurant for special occasions, because they are wonderful start to finish. The dining room is small and lovely with a pretty screened deck if you want to sit outside. The cocktails are delicious, the service smooth and professional and the food is excellent. We had a mushroom and leek ravioli that was to die for and probably the best pork chop that I have ever had in my life. I can not wait to go back

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always a top notch evening! You can’t beat the food, service or atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My lady and I chose Babette's because of its reported ambiance. We had never dined there and sought a "special occasion place. It was her birthday. We arrived 40 minutes early (reservation was at 7PM) and the hostess promptly seated us. May, our waitress, was cordial, attentive, and not invasive, of our time. Meal was excellent. I enjoyed a thick, bone in pork chop while my lady had her favorite - veal. The 1" chop was fork tender & very tasty. Drinks were strong - I'm not complaining. We split creme brulee for desert. The bill with tip amounted to $130+ which made this a special occasion place that was well worth the money.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food, great ambiance. Flavors blending. Wine pairing were helpful.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We went for our anniversary dinner and it turned out to be really great decision. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and the food was very good.

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