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
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.
This seems to be a neighborhood favorite place. It is always busy. The place is light and airy, which I love. The food was wonderful too. I had one of the best chicken club sandwiches there. The vegetarian pad thai was good too. Our server was attentive and had good recommendations . We will definitely be back. I
No such thing as a bad night at this restaurant local,staff and food THE BEST
Everything about our evening was perfect! The food, the service and the ambiance was everything we could have asked for on our first night of vacation! Thank you!!
Our server was amazing. My meal was the scallops and it was cold. How hard is it to serve 3 meals hot and together?
Our server picked up our deserts which was very cool.
We set on the patio which was lovely. I don’t know about the noise level inside but there was no problem on the patio with noise. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious I highly recommend the hummus appetizer it’s different than any other I’ve had.
Our favorite restaurant in Newport Beach We have been vacationing here for many years each time we must eat at Babettes several times Food staff and atmosphere are awesome
Our recent visit to Babette's was very pleasant, and especially nice to dine outdoors on the patio. You forget you are in a shopping strip; the trees and fireplace make it very cozy. Our food was great, the mushroom mousse is a favorite as a starter, and the mains from scallops to the beet and lentil salad were super tasty.
Something has changed at Babbette's since I have been there last. The food used to be excellent but now im afraid the food it not good. Tough chicken, things not cooked appropriately, etc. It seems to me that the chef or ownership has changed. Its not worth the prices they charge anymore in my view.
Cool place in a small center across from the ocean on pch. Service was excellent. The food was delicious. I’m vegan but my wife is not. We were both able to have incredible food.
Well prepared farm to table food with excellent service in a beautifully designed space.
Amazing food. Great service. We went here based on a recommendation and it did not disappoint. Don’t hesitate to go here if you are thinking about going totally worth it!
Great dinner and service. The patio was quiet and seems like you are not in a restaurant. We had a good business meal there and will return.
Delicious food and great servers! Will be back soon!
One our favorite spots to eat. Thank you as always Babette’s staff 👍🏻
I love this restaurant. The food is always interesting, the menu is unique and the service is warm, friendly and so good. I eat here at least once a week and never have had a bad meal or less than perfect and thoughtful service. I highly recommend it for every occasion!
Service was very slow. We had to ask our waiter many times to come over to the table. Our cocktails were services AFTER the starters had arrived. The quality of the food was above reasonable. We are probably going back again in hopes that the service has improved.
Great service and great food. Great wine. Had one of the best hamburgers ever, and they did not spoil it with a white bread bun, but a multigrain fantastic tasting healthy bun. And the waygu beef was phenomenal!
Terrific foot. Cook very accommodating to our needs. Would go back definitely.
We have frequented Babette's for years but unfortunately the quality of service has diminished. Our waitress was infrequent and inattentive. More interested in conversation with other wait staff by the bar than attending to ours or other tables around us. We made new friends with some guests at another table nears us and they indicated they were disappointed as well. In addition the restaurant is growing tired in appearance. It needs a good cleaning and a refresh. And the restrooms.....well let's just say they were poorly attended for what looked like some time. In the end, it very disappointing for us. We have thoroughly enjoyed our visits in the past. It has been a go to for us, and of course the hummus is a favored starter. But the main course quality has diminished, the food comes out cool in lieu of good temperature and the menu has changed little in a very long time. Coupled with a tired appearance it's no longer on our favorites list.
The food was delicious, the wine was good. Our table was not in a good location but they more than made up for it. Highly recommend Babette's!
Had the cauliflower soup. It was very tasty but so thick! A cup is fine; a bowl is overwhelming and not in a good way. Also had eggs Benedict with salmon/lox. Eggs were poached perfectly. Carrot cake was divine.Service was attentive but uneven. Our waiter was very nice and came over several times when we were not ready. However after we started eating there were no offers of refills play drinks.
I recommend this restaurant for breakfast ( large orders) & lunch.
Always wonderful, delicious, healthy food, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful view.
Creativity & quality of food was amazing, and service is always perfection.
Great drinks and salads, service was great,
Very nice and trained help.
Fantastic food at breakfast. The smoked salmon Benedict was a real treat, and I would recommend that for all the Benedict lovers.
We ate at the outdoor patio and really enjoyed, even with the cold snap, they had heaters, fireplace and blankets.
The manager, katherine, was wonderful! The service was phenomenal and the food was delicious!
We love Babette‘s! Every time we eat there it’s an enchanting experience plus we come out feeling so healthy and good about the food we enjoyed. We have dined at Babette several times. This time, we were there to celebrate a birthday. Our waitress Bridget was amazing! Our birthday girl has significant dietary restrictions and Bridget helped her negotiate the menu with grace and kindness! We were really impressed! We have been to other restaurants that definitely gave the impression of being inconvenienced by questions about ingredients, gluten-free etc. all of which are critically important to our family member not ending up in the hospital before the evening is over. Bridget was not like that at all; she was so sweet as well as knowledgeable about the menu, food sensitivities etc. She guided our family to wonderful choices and a lovely evening!
Great lunch place!
Horrible service and vegetarian food. The menu didn’t explain the meals well.
I love food, in fact, I'm always thinking about my next meal. But I definitely won't becoming back here. Ordered the truffle mouse (this was nice - not too greasy, good overall flavor), herbed french fries (these were like in and out fries with some tastless herb seasoning, nothing memorable), lamb meatballs (these lacked flavor, you get 3 meatballs and 2 big chilis in a roasted pepper sauce) and the crispy goat cheese dumplings (there was no love with this salad - it was a bunch of spinach leaves with the smallest amount of dressing, random pieces of beats cut up, cold goat cheese dumplings, and some almonds. I have to say, this was the most tastless salad I've ever eaten). The service was mediocore for it us being one of 5 tables inside the restaurant. This restaurant has great ambiance, but the food was very unmemorable. I won't be back.
The food was excellent and the service was amazing.