Babette's Cafe

4.8
3561 reviews
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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.
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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Marla Adams
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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
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3561 People Are Saying
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OT
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Would recommend.

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B
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another great meal at Babette's Cafe. It is like to going to a friend's house for dinner...casual setting, you always feel comfortable and the food is always outstanding! I want to know if you can order soup by the gallon to go??

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J
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Babette’s no matter the occasion! Last night we were one of 5 tables celebrating birthdays. We live to come before the theatre, with out of town guests and no no special reason at all. We always leave feeling special after dining with Marla!

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FD
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Marla continues to excel! Service is great and meals are made at our request. Top of its class.

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JT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Fall menu! We enjoyed the Tuscan white Bean and bacon soup. New swordfish recipe and sole. Babette's is consistent and good!

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l
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Long time since I was here. This is a great place to go and still is. Good menus well prepared. I will be back soon!!!

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B
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal on the back patio . Love the new Fall menu.

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JB
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal overall. Service was spot on - attentive but not hovering. Our best meal in the Atlanta area!

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M
Savannah
64 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I almost thought not to submit a review as I don't want this fantastic restaurant to be overrun. However, my compliments to the chef and the very attentive staff for a superb dinning experience from seating to end.
Can't wait to get back in.

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J
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The covered patio looks at large trees, has reasonable protection from rain. Our steak was great. Parsnips are delightful.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and drink, service was awesome. I will be going back soon.

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MM
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic find. Excellent cocktails and wait staff. Love the chefs menu and desserts.

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f
Western NC
105 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Atlanta for a three day getaway. So happy we chose Babette’s for our first night in town. Cocktails are strong and tasty. The escargot were perfect as were the piroshkis. I had one of the best swordfish entrées ever. My husband ordered the veal and raved! Our waitress, Janet, was funny, informative and the consummate professional. It was a wonderful meal in a cute building with an excellent wine list and a chef that cares about every detail.

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NS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back again soon.

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TW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was everything and more. The food was outstanding!!

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VI
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside on a night when it was cool and it was lovely. The noise inside was bothersome but outside it was pleasantly quiet and easy to have a good conversation without being bothered by noise. Originally I wanted an inside table but am glad one was not available.

Our waitress was exceptional and the food was great. Babette's is not inexpensive but it is worth the price if you value a great environment, good food and great service.

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AD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have gluten and dairy allergies and even though its french, they are always great at preparing something special and delicious

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OG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second visit was very nice. Came with friends. We like the menu...short but interesting enough. The best thing is that the portions are reasonable as are the prices. The service is good. The food isn't extraordinary but it's solid and well prepared.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic classic food with a modern flair served by knowledgeable servers and prepared by an amazing kitchen.

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GT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always like going to Babette's Cafe for a delicious meal in an intimate setting.

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IS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been the go to for my wife and eye for fifteen years. Amazing food and service.

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e
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service--consistently. Not handicapped accessible. (They have a ramp but it is VERY steep.)

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B
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somewhat forgotten place by me, but always great. Need to get it back in the rotation!

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ED
Atlanta
163 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with exceptional service. We arrived late because of traffic and we’re heading to a show. Our waitress took great care to make sure we didn’t feel rushed but got everything out to us quickly. It was all wonderful as usual. One of our favorites.

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DL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have dined at Babettes numerous times. We were not comfortable with the Table we were offered. No other table in the room was occupied at the time (5:15 pm) We asked to be given a different Table. We were told non was available,- no apparent effort was made by the person showing us the Table, to see if some accomadation was possible. At least some effort would have been appreciated. It was presented as "take it or leave it "situation- We left it. Then we were informed by Open Tables, through which we made the reservation, that they were notified by Babettes , that we had not kept our reservation, which was untrue. This was extremely annoying, and we had to go through the trouble of correcting the misinformation with Open Tables. In time, I assume they will learn that showing respect for their customers is what any successful business does as a matter of course.

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AT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Alex our sever was truly exceptional. He was very accommodating to our needs as a party of five.

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OL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful romantic date night dinner. Katherine was our waitress and she was fabulous. She paired us perfectly with wines we love, my wife has a new favorite. We started with soup and salad and it was a tough competition, they were both great. Then, we had a great selection of sides/tapas style - Shrimp, Mussels, Meatballs they were all great. But, the prosciutto wrapped chicken was the food of the night, the best! We ended with icecream and cookies, the homemade coconut icecream was to die for. We will definitely be back!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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NO
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a cozy little "home" environment with very good service and the option of smaller portions. They had valet service that is nice in that area of town. I would definitely go again. This would be a good date night spot.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason I've returned to Babette's for almost 25 years. Across the board, the food is as good as I've ever had anywhere.

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few restaurants where you can still have a conversation and don't have to shout while you et. And the food is great too. .

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DK
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette's Café is the best kept secret in Atlanta. A wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to Babette's Cafe - the food was delicious!!! We will definitely go back again and again! The ambiance was nice and our server, Janet was knowledgeable, pleasant and fun, making our entire experience delightful!

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CL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time, we will go back again for more celebrations.

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G
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Babette’s always delivers. I have many memorable meals here and this charming restaurant has never disappointed.
My latest dining experience was a bit more complicated. I was dining with my vegan granddaughter. I called ahead and was assured that they could accommodate her. The chef/owner did so beautifully.
I had the halibut which was spectacular and she had the seasonal vegetable plate with farro all prepared with olive oil.
Many thanks for creating a wonderful dining experience for me with my lovely granddaughter.

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WH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually try to sit outside (weather permitting) to avoid the noise level inside.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my husband to Babett’e Cafe for his birthday and it was an outstanding experience. It is a very relaxed setting with amazing food with attentive service. The owner came to our table and greeted us. What a way to make you feel special!

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MK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was very attentive.

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MD
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening, outstanding food and excellent service. A very pleasant experience and a wonderful memory.

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A
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was not crazy about the decor, but the food was excellent as was the staff.

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