Babette's

4.6
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380 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
What 380 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fabulous.

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PAMELAH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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949Realtor
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viprkgoodman
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm to table with a twist of sophistication

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EmilyR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rick
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Wonderful delicious

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viptoprestaurantslover
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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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vipJimbo
Minneapolis
129 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MattF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 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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vipEKa1
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

expanded menu helps

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KarenL
Los Angeles
4 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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

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vipFrankD
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKelliH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JulieG
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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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Gigiworks
Los Angeles
9 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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vipEric
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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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vipRestaurantLover
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This restaurant needs a refresh

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JudyW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 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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vipSteveR
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 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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vipCina
Sacramento
87 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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vipPAMELAH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 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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vipRichE
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food this time a bit underwhelming.

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paulinef
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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vipFran
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 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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SarahG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was quiet and the food was delicious.

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vipSusie
Orange County
9 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 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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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipcynthiah
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great food& service. Dog friendly

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JNBNKNV
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 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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vip949Realtor
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vippicky
Orange County
210 reviews
Dined on August 3, 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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markm
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 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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vipJimbo
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 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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KennethM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent restaurant and cuisine! Will definitely be back!

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Babette's is rated 4.6 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

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