Babette's does not accept online reservations for weekend or holiday brunch. We do this to make sure that tables don't sit empty while hungry diners wait. Walk in with your party when you're ready and we will get you promptly seated and fed!
We do accept reservations for parties of six or more over the phone. Call to make your large party reservation or simply walk in for an incredible meal!
Babette's is a locally sourced, globally inspired farm to table restaurant and bar located in beautiful Crystal Cove. We specializes in local, sustainable and organic produce. We offer a variety of delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as fresh and locally caught seafood, with organic poultry and organic grass-fed beef dishes. Our artisan cocktail menu featuring a list of carefully selected spirits and fresh ingredients. Each dish and cocktail has a story poured into it and we created Babette's with only the best ingredients in mind.
Warm Herbed Lentil Beet Salad
organic greens / feta / preserved lemon vinaigrette
Babette's Eggs Benedict
smoked salmon / crisp herbed fingerling potato / poached eggs / champagne hollandaise
One of our favorite spots to eat - good consistent service and food. We'll keep coming back!
Always a beautiful setting for a cozy meal with friends. Good food and service every time.
Great farm to table with a twist of sophistication
This is the perfect restaurant for all! I could not have loved it any more.
Wonderful place, delicious good - great service- great atmosphere!
The food was just not very good. The service is great! Soup was very good, beet salad was not so good.
Two couples; everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. Wide variety of choices. Service from Peter was excellent.
We had 6 people and they pushed two round tables for 3 together. This essentially forced us into two groups of 3 instead of one group of 6. Unfortunate.
expanded menu helps
Always enjoy having lunch at Babettes. However the construction in the parking lot was loud. Would have appreciated knowing there was construction going on when I made the reservation.
Babettes is always a great place to dine and socialize. Thank you Peter for the great service
I think the price fix menu for New Years Eve was to high $100 for lasagna?
Excellent food and service! Always consistent! Love this place!
Absolutely AMAZING food!!
Super cute place!!
Will definitely be back!!
I loved the restaurant and service, but the food was really awful. We had the pad thai with tofu and the General Zao's Tofu. The tofu was dry and the texture and seasoning was not appealing. We also ordered the carrot cake and found it to be dry. Too bad because the ambiance and wait staff were wonderful.
My new favorite spot! The truffle cauliflower soup was heavenly and the side salad perfect serving size. The staff was attentive and we could have a good conversation without shouting. And did I mention the best cappuccino I’ve had.
Babette’s is a lovely neighborhood gem!
Great food and great service. The dog friendly patio is beautifully lit at night. There is an extensive vegetarian menu as well.
This restaurant needs a refresh
Food was great. We took our son and his girlfriend who are vegan and they were able to find several choices for dinner and dessert. They loved it. Great for vegers and normies.
Food was great, service was slow. We sat inside and it was pleasant, though I do prefer the patio. It is a dog friendly place so if you do bring a pet, the outside patio is great.
Portions were on the smaller side for the price. It was a nice place to chat with friends.
We love everything about Babette's but last Friday, when we sat at our favorite table on the patio, the hostess seated a dad with his two young children next to us. They were loud and unruly. It made for a challenging evening at best. -- We love everything about Babette's so this was our first bad experience that really had nothing to do with the restaurant. -- Simply a misfortunate situation.
Food this time a bit underwhelming.
Lovely restaurant - great food - pretty environment - service was a bit slow but overall a very nice experience!
We were a little disappointed this time . Brick chicken was dry. Vegetables that came with it lacked flavor, had a spinach salad that wasn't particularly crisp. On the whole it this visit was a disappointment,
It was quiet and the food was delicious.
Seriously my new favorite restaurant! I wish I could dine there breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks!
Great dinner on the patio everything we had was delicious !
Service a little slow for drinks but ok after that.
Best salmon salad ever! Very nice service and beautiful ambiance!
Excellent. Great food& service. Dog friendly
Everything was perfect! Thank you. The setting is great, food excellent, and the staff was superb.
We especially enjoy dining outside on a beautiful Newport Coast evening, so we chose Babette's as a midway point between our Laguna Beach friends and our Corona del Mar home. Ambience was just
lovely. Service started out attentive and friendly but once the restaurant filled up (with a couple of
large-ish family groups) the service dropped off noticeably. It took 20 minutes for our guest to have
a cocktail delivered (for example). It was nearly impossible to get a refill of tap water for our other
guest's glass, even after a couple of requests. Our orders were not complicated, nor were we demanding, but it seemed as though the service staff was a bit overwhelmed with the "crowd."
Babettes is my go to for a good meal and ambience.
Met my vegetarian niece from La here. Lots of choices for her. Salads. Vegs . Sat on patio. Allows dogs. Scallops were perfectly done. Chocolate cake was good but ordinary. Delightful evening outside they didn’t rush us.
Great ambiance and food!
This was our second time there. The first time we loved it. I went back for salmon dish as my friend had it first time and looked delicious.
I ordered it and had to send it back which I rarely do. So dry and overlooked. Second salmon better but still not cooked properly. My friends ahi was very underwhelming.
We love the atmosphere and service is very good.
This was our annual gathering of family visiting Newport Beach. We love the ambiance, the servers and the food. Recommend highly.
Magnificent restaurant and cuisine! Will definitely be back!
Babette's is rated 4.9 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.