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!
Great meal and atmosphere.
Went for brunch. I ordered coffee. the cream was very cold & I added only a drop but I think the coffee was not too hot to start. So I told the waiter my coffee was not very hot & asked for a fresh coffee ( hot). I believe The waiter reheated my coffee in the microwave as it came back with cream & hot. Not great.
Ranch’s eggs were very good.Perfectly poached egg etc.
I often eat here & recommend it disputes the coffee snafu.
Babette’s was incredible! The food was superb, the ambience was lovely and the staff was sweet.
A neighborhood gem! Run don’t walk to your next meal...
Great place! Friendly, good service, REALLY good drinks and food all with an ocean view and not too crowded. Love it! I will be back!
Without a doubt the worst experience I have had in years. Extremely poor service, inattentive and order was wrong. It took one hour for our meal to arrive and then the food was both cold and awful. Waitress was nowhere to be seen and never checked to see if order was correct or food ok. We asked to see the manager who came over and kind of apologized but the manager was young and clearly inexperienced. In fact all of the staff were very young and completely inattentive throughout the meal.
We both ordered roasted Cod and it was totally dry and overcooked. Vegetables were cold and this was after waiting for an hour for the food to arrive. For a restaurant that claims to be an upscale restaurant the food was awful and the staff all young and clueless. Not what a good restaurant should be. Brian J
Lone this spot and always exceptional service! The outdoor patio is always a favorite.
The food and the wine list are very good. The restaurant has something for everyone. The service was fair, but not great. It was a nice spot for a business dinner.
Wonderful vegan entree's while still offering really great options for meat and fish as well. Presentation and flavor was great. Sit on the patio near the fire pit is very nice.
Love the ambiance of Babette’s patio. I brought two guests - one lives their meal; the other order scallops and risotto and found the risotto cloying rich. My salmon and mussels were cooked perfectly.
Lovely patio and atmosphere. Menu is a little limited.
did not acknowledge birthdays which was the reason for dining there. service very nice but food is very overpriced for hat is served.
Tried for first time. Was great, definitely recommend. Will be coming back, and strongly recommend to others! All dishes ordered were great, appetizers, salads, and entrees.
We sat on the patio. They have heaters and blankets (which we did not need but they were available) and it was very comfortable. Service was wonderful, and food was perfect.
1st time to Babette’s.
Was a chilly day for Newport 62* brrrrr.......
So we sat inside at a very nice table by the window.
I enjoyed the warm lentil and beet salad and the vegan carrot cake was delish!
Mint green iced tea was okay a little weak and bit pricey for $5 for just a glass with a lot of ice.
I will return to try more of the menu.
The food was terrible we had BBQ tofu and the next day felt intoxicated
For Breakfast only. We come all the time for breakfast -really beautiful place, fresh healthy choices. This was the first time for dinner and was not good at all. Still a beautiful place, great service. Salmon was cold and really under seasoned, garlic broccoli side was cold and the oil was strangely pungent like it was old and taste took over. It was inedible. Not spoiled, just the metallic smell/taste of old oil. Root vegetable puree was bland and not seasoned. We came the next week again for breakfast. It was fantastic as usual! Smoked salmon benedict, huevos rancheros. All YUMMY and the staff/service is always great.
Great spot for grass fed protein, vegetarian and vegan dishes and really fresh food overall.
Fantastic food, loved the spinach salad. It was a bit overcast but they have blankets at each table to keep you warm. Great service!
The service was perfect and our food very good. All 4 of us were very happy
Ambiance very relaxing. Chicken jidori bit bland, steak was wonderful. I think they could have better dessert choices, but chocolate mousse, we had, was rich and delicious. Service was excellent. Seems a
a bit pricey, but will go back again.
Food and service aren't worth the price. The place was empty and the service was still very slow. Food was good, but not very flavorful. Ambiance would have been really nice, except the noisy starbucks patrons next door. Would be worth going back if the menu prices were cut in half.
Go to for a civilized experience
Extremely well prepared food. The appetizers & shouldn't be missed. The seared cod had a golden brown crust while still b RT ingredients firm & moist. The PEI mussels were delightfully spicy with lots of garlic. My wife adored the vegetable tagine along with the wonderful add on side of sliced NY steak. All of the cocktails were excellent, but a little pricey. Be aware, the waitress may not advise you that asking for Hendricks Gin will cost an extra $3.00. Patio is beautiful & very relaxing. Nicest dog friendly patio that we have ever experienced.