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Babette's, Newport Coast, CA

Babette's

4.4
4.4
378 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
ATTENTION NEW YEARS BRUNCH GUESTS!!!

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 715-9915
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    Nanie@babettesoc.com: (949) 715-9915
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Cross street
    Crystal Cove Shopping Center
  • Parking details
    Shopping center parking lot.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

378 Reviews
  1. SarahW

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fabulous.

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  2. PAMELAH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots to eat - good consistent service and food. We'll keep coming back!

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  3. 949Realtor

    Orange County

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a beautiful setting for a cozy meal with friends. Good food and service every time.

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  4. rkgoodman

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm to table with a twist of sophistication

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  5. EmilyR

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the perfect restaurant for all! I could not have loved it any more.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, delicious good - great service- great atmosphere!

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  7. Rick

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Wonderful delicious

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  8. toprestaurantslover

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The food was just not very good. The service is great! Soup was very good, beet salad was not so good.

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  9. Jimbo

    Minneapolis

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two couples; everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. Wide variety of choices. Service from Peter was excellent.

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  10. MattF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.

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  11. EKa1

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    expanded menu helps

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  12. KarenL

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    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.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Babettes is always a great place to dine and socialize. Thank you Peter for the great service

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I think the price fix menu for New Years Eve was to high $100 for lasagna?

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  15. frankiedejr

    Las Vegas

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Always consistent! Love this place!

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  16. KelliH

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely AMAZING food!! Super cute place!! Will definitely be back!!

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  17. JulieG

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    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.

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  18. Gigiworks

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!

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  19. Eric

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. The dog friendly patio is beautifully lit at night. There is an extensive vegetarian menu as well.

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  20. RestaurantLover

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    This restaurant needs a refresh

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  21. JudyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

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  22. SteveR

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    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.

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  23. Cina

    Sacramento

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Portions were on the smaller side for the price. It was a nice place to chat with friends.

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  24. PAMELAH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

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  25. RichE

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food this time a bit underwhelming.

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  26. paulinef

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely restaurant - great food - pretty environment - service was a bit slow but overall a very nice experience!

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  27. Fran

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    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,

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  28. Lovetoeat

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was quiet and the food was delicious.

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  29. Susie

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seriously my new favorite restaurant! I wish I could dine there breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks!

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  30. SharonN

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner on the patio everything we had was delicious ! Service a little slow for drinks but ok after that.

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  31. SandiW

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salmon salad ever! Very nice service and beautiful ambiance!

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  32. cynthiah

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Great food& service. Dog friendly

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  33. PeterV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Thank you. The setting is great, food excellent, and the staff was superb.

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  34. Barbara

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    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."

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  35. 949Realtor

    Orange County

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Babettes is my go to for a good meal and ambience.

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  36. picky

    Orange County

    243 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    243 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.

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  37. markm

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance and food!

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  38. SharonN

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    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.

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  39. Jimbo

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our annual gathering of family visiting Newport Beach. We love the ambiance, the servers and the food. Recommend highly.

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  40. KennethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent restaurant and cuisine! Will definitely be back!

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Babette's is rated 4.4 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Babette's

7962 E. Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Crystal Cove Shopping Center
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 9:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Shopping center parking lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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