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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!

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering a series of a la carte specials in addition to our regular menu. The evening's specials will be posted soon.

Babette's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (62)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
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Fit for Foodies (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Romantic (48)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Cozy (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Worth the Drive (32)
Authentic (32)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Business Meals (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Seasonal (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

This place never fails to deliver a great meal. Always consistently good with great choices. One of the ways I judge a restaurant is if they have several menu choices that appeal. This place has many, many things to try and they are all great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Always excellent service and delicious food. This is a regular place to bring friends and enjoy the atmosphere.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Special Family outing - 6 of us. Food and service was fantastic, everyone enjoyed the evening very much. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is Atlanta’s finest little secret! Our go to place. The food is always outstanding, and the waitstaff on top of everything. Why drive all over creation when we have this outstanding gem. Never ever a disappointment. Thanks Marla!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great for food! I have enjoyed taking good friends for good food!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Every dish was truly outstanding and the service was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Babette’s never disappoints. We took new friends there. I love showing this gem to new people.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Again, one of the top treats in town. Has been for 25 years, continues to be the definition of 5 stars.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Always a pleasure to dine here.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great dinner. Husband, grown child and me. Husband was disappointed that he had indicated this was a birthday dinner (mine, 11/29) and we have been loyal customers (as our coin permits) since opening. He was bummed that I wasn't offered a free dessert but I was fine. His veal, my scallops and kiddo's pork tenderloins all were yummy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We go to Babette's a lot, love the space and low noise level. Food very good, would like to see menu refreshed more comprehensively, sometimes, but good for a family with a mix of meat-eaters, vegans, fisher-eaters, etc. Service always excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our server, John, was friendly and exceptionally attentive. He helped make our special occasion what we expected at Babette's.

Meals were excellent but found the loin chops to be on the small size and too burnt on the exterior. The crispy potatoes, with the loin chop meal, were dry and would recommend an alternative choice for that meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great as usual

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was creative and delicious, and the service excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent dinner and even better service! I have been dining at Babette's for years and NEVER had a bad meal, my favorite restaurant in Atlanta !!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I know I am probably repeating myself, but how many times can you say, "superior food, great service and always, always makes us very happy". As usual, the piroshkis were spectacular; one of these times I will have three plates of piroshkis and pass on the main course.
The best thing about Babette's is its CONSISTENTLY great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always terrific

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Babette's is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. The food is excellent, and it's a great value. Service is attentive but unobtrusive. The weeknight menu is an incredible deal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This Restaurant never disappoints. It is like going to see an old friends.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful experience. Our waitress was quite busy but she was friendly, knowledgeable and worked hard to serve us in a timely manner. The food was amazing - loved the small taste options. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Over the years we have been perhaps 20 times. However the last visit was 4 years ago. The ambiance is great with the intimate dining room. The food selections were tasty - but I would not say anything special. And - to that point there were no chef specials which was disappointing. We arrived about 30 minutes early, and although many tables were ready we and many others staged in an all to small bar. When we got seated the waiter was eager for us to order (like really eager and often) - which somewhat contradicted the bar seating - if they wanted to turn the table quicker perhaps there is another way.
I would go back based on fair pricing and charming property. But this eve not based on the amazing food and assuredly not the service -

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

With excellent service, a broad and varied menu and a quieter ambiance that enables conversation, Babette’s is always a good value for getting together with other couples to dine and chat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

You can always expect outstanding and courteous service at Babette's and that coupled with the delicious food offered on the menu and the drinks from the bar and an exceptional wine list you cannot go wrong. Always a pleasure to have a dinner with friends at Babette's Cafe.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've had a really good experience here before, but the food was bland and lacking this time. Even the presentation was dull and messy. Lastly, the valet was extremely rude and made a nasty comment under his breath about his tip. I'll give them another try as the ambiance is great. Hoping this was just a one off.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Consistently great food, friendly ambiance good value. A real gem.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As always Babette's delivers an excellent meal at a reasonable price.
It is a pretty room and the service is always spot on-attentive but not intrusive.
Be a little early and have a drink at the six seat bar--fun to watch a good bartender work!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Killer cassoulet, scrumptious and fresh swordfish. Beautiful menu! Lovely wines, friendly and professional service. Enjoyed indulging in the baguette and butter. If I lived in the area it would be a go-to restaurant for any special occasion.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a solid, if not spectacular choice. Some dishes quite imaginative, others just a shade more than ordinary. Prices are quite reasonable, so usually great value for your meal. Usually dine there 4-5 times a year and have never had a bad experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friend at this long-time neighborhood spot. Attentive service, good value-we both had one of the prix fixe dinners, two courses for $21! And great food. Short but good wine list with plenty choices by the glass.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great atmosphere. Excellent food. Perfect for any special occasion or just an enjoyable evening out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We live close to Babette's and consider it our go-to spot for consistent, delicious food with great service and a perfect ambiance. You can actually hear each other talk. We love it, and Marla Adams and her team are exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've been eating at Babette's for many years and have always had excellent food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Neighborhood gem.Has been there for years because quality and taste of food is great .Worth the trip every time.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I always have and wonderful meal and time. This time was no different. Hosts and wait staff are great. Very knowledgeable about dishes. Food is always delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have eaten there for YEARS. Veal was not good, tough and fairly tasteless and coated with capers, sauce was too thin. It had always been our favorite. Bread was delicious, sides not as good as in past....

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance were all great. We have already recommended this to family and friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Babette's is one of my favorite local restaurants with lovely ambiance, wonderful service and delicious food. Their St. Germain Pear Martini is always delicious. We started with the seasonal sweet potato soup which was yummy, especially with their warm baguette. I am looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and service, as usual over many years of experience hee.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

always reliably good and agreeable, just about the best neighborhood place on the east side of town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

World class. Lives up to the elegance and culinary feast of the movie. Can't believe I've never been there. My new favorite in Atlanta. Marla and team have created a Jewel !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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