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Babette's Cafe

4.8
3398 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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Our deck tables are not available online and can make for a lovely evening throughout the year. Please call us directly if you would like to book a deck table. 404-523-9121.

Dining at Babette’s Café is like stepping into Chef/Owner Marla Adams’ home. She is equally as known for the incredibly creative Rustic French, Spanish and Italian cuisine that she creates, as she is for her welcoming personality. Marla has turned her apron over to Chef Justin Kurtz who has taken the reigns in the kitchen. Together they dig deep into the food history and traditions of Europe and bring them to Atlanta with nuance, respect and artistry.
For twenty-four years, Babette’s Café has offered the flavor of a restaurant that is tucked into the French countryside. The dining room offers a relaxed setting and the outdoor patio, which overlooks the serene setting of Freedom Park, makes diners forget that they are just minutes away from downtown Atlanta.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Spanish, Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 523-9121
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Justin Kurtz
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Catering
Babette’s does not offer catering. We can however, help you with your dinner parties, by providing you with meats, sauces, garnishes and lots of the extra special food stuff to set you apart from your friends. We won’t tell them. We can provide you with just about any of the items on our current menu. Please give us a call. 24 – 48 hours in advance. We are closed on Mondays, so 48 hours in advance if you are calling then.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
East Freedom Parkway
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Parking Details
Valet Only.
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Public Transit
Marta Bus Route 16 Noble.
Freedom Parkway and North Highland Stop.
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Special Events & Promotions
Tuesday and Wednesday nights we offer a Prix Fixe option in addition to our regular menu. We offer a choice from three Appetizers and three Entrees. $21.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Check our homepage each Sunday evening for the following week's Prix Fixe.

Mini Wine Tasting Feasts on the Third Thursday of each month in the Spring and Fall. Four wines are presented, each carefully paired by Marla Adams with a small appetizer. $28.50 per person including tip and tax. Reservations only with advance payment. Book early!

Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3398 People Are Saying
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4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Babette's is our go to restaurant for special occasions especially birthdays
Marla has put together a wonderful menu with seasonal changes. The choice of wines is excellent and there is a special pairings menu which makes selection easy.
Our waiter did a great job. I've always experienced superior service from the staff.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Very nice restaurant with inviting warm atmosphere. I loved the decor and especially the artwork on the walls. Our server was personable, funny and attentive. Every dish we ordered was delectable. I would not hesitate to return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Babette’s is a classic that never disappoints. Great ambiance, service and food!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

A fabulous meal with great service, as always. Nightly specials are especially recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We went here for a belated Mother's day. As always, the food and service was amazing. We ordered all of our usual favorites and tried the Tuna as well this time. We of course had to end the evening with Banana ice cream which was yummy as always. We have a new favorite server, Cathleen or Kathleen (not sure the spelling). She treated us exceptionally well and just added to the overall enjoyment.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Lovely to sit out on their deck! Food and service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I always like this place. The food is good and the service friendly. I would actually like a more formal service, but that is just me.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Babette’s never disappoints!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent r! Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Babette's is one of our very favorite restaurants in Atlanta, which is saying a lot, since there are many choices. The food is delicious and beautifully presented, and the service is great. I had the veal (free raised) piccata, and my husband had the halibut. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Six of us had a lovely time on the patio celebrating our friendship over the past 35 years and my husband's 70th birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is a lovely French bistro. The soups and small plates are enticing. My wife had the trout and I had the lamb loan chops and we split a creme brulee. It was a memorable evening

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

It was a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We ate on the porch on May 4. Pleasant day. Only issues were dumpster and parking activity. Given the weather, would choose the porch again and would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Consistently great food , professional service, and good value

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Wonderful evening with delicious food and excellnet service. Easy parking too with valet.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Babette's Cafe is a quaint restaurant located in a beautiful area of Atlanta, with the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and park right across the street. The restaurant has a warm and comfortable inside dining area, but we chose outside on a slightly cool night. The tables each had a blanket over the chairs, just in case it got too cool. The scenery from the outside seating area is beautiful, with a ton of trees to keep things covered. The food is outstanding. We started with the Grilled Half Artichoke. This was a very different appetizer, but the grilling created a delicious taste of to start. We then ordered the Pan Seared Halibut and the Filet Mignon. These two dishes were cooked exactly as we requested and they were both fresh and flavorful. This place was an all around delight. Our only complaint was that we could not order other options on the menu that looked great too. I 100% recommend this restaurant if you are looking for excellent food, a good place for a date, or a relaxing evening.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Back for the halibut, and it didn’t disappoint! Love the pear martinis...Noise level was very low because we were on the deck...We’re long-time patrons but hadn’t been there in a long time. Great meal and wonderful server...

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

absolutely spectacular experience. food was artfully presented, tastefully prepared and an excellent value. Lovely attractive dining room. Ask for John our server who was incredible. Answered all our questions, was attentive but not obtrusive. A truly professional waiter not a server.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

As always, they get everything right. Great food, great service, good wine list, great staff.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This place is a great little gem. Service was prompt and friendly. From the appetizer to main course to dessert. There is nothing we didnt enjoy. Will definately be back with friends to share this wonderful place.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was very good. The service was better. The best thing we ate was the homemade ice cream (butter pecan) and the fantastic date cookies. The pork ran a close second.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

A charming dining experience in a beautiful home. We chose to dine outside on the porch and it was a perfect evening to do so. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive, knowledgable about the wine list and pairings. We ordered the trout and the homemade pasta with shrimp. Both dishes were wonderful - seasoned perfectly.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Server was excellent. She did everything right and didn’t hover.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Finally, an old fashioned restaurant of excellent food, space between tables for conversation, next to no noise, and superb, thoughtful service...a supreme value. Great place for special occasions. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

There are so many good restaurants in Atlanta but Babettes is my favorite. The food is always prepared by people who understand fine Cuisine.
I lived in Chateauroux France for 3 years and Babbettes makes me think of great evenings at a French cafe

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had a delightful dinner, consisting of an intriguing variety of creative, complex dishes, all with lovely presentations. The wait staff was charming, attentive, and efficient. It was a pleasant surprise when our first mention of "gluten" instantly produced a separate "gluten-free" menu. Among all the dishes we sampled, our highest ratings for scrumptiousness went to the halibut, lamb meatballs, and crème brûlée. The evening's only disappointment was the unavailability of a fabled fabulous flourless chocolate cake that had been on the dessert menu in the past. We're hoping it comes back, though it's hard to imagine its outranking the crème brûlée in scrumptiousness.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Gluten free menu is very lacking. No dessert other than ice cream or cream Burlee The owner cane out and talked to me which was very nice and will look into stepping up this part. They did. It celebrate my birthday at all. No acknowledgement of it even though my husband put it in open table. He enjoyed his Neal immensely. Waitress did not know her menu and if she had the owner or chef cone out they could have made me something like shrimp and grits. More education of wait staff would be good.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Wonderful restaurant with wonderful food & service. Always enjoy eating there.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Babette's is a long time favorite of mine. It is perfect for an intimate or group dining experience, after work or special event, and for enjoying great food in a casual setting. Food and service is among the best in Atlanta.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Food was wonderful and beautifully plated. Our server Mae was exceptional - was aware of our timeline, keep us on schedule in a very efficient way that allowed us time to enjoy dinner and dessert. Lemon pound cake - AMAZING

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Quiet neighborhood Cafe. Been in this area for 25 yrs.
Our food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Great wine list. All our food was so tasty and as advertised

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Babette's never fails to meet and exceed my expectations - year after year.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waiter was excellent; food was fantastic;

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our first visit to Babette's and had a wonderful dining experience. I had the Trout which was prepared to perfection and the sauce was superb light with depth. My husband had the pork chop and raved how tender and loved the mushrooms.

Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive which added to this review. Definitely we will return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Over the years we have developed a list of “go to” restaurants. Babette’s is high on that list. This past experience further cemented that feeling. I strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Babette's one of my favorite spots to dine at in Atlanta and one can never go wrong dining there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

From the moment we walked in, I knew Babette's would be a wonderful dining experience. We were welcomed with a big smile. The interior is beautiful. It has the ambiance of a café, and the richness of a fine restaurant. The service was friendly and the food was out of this world. We couldn't resist dessert. This was a business meal, and I'm so glad my friend recommended Babette's. If I lived in Atlanta, I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Chef owned and operated intown bistro. A real neighborhood gem with a thoughtfully developed wine list. The menu has something for everyone. If you're a fan of lamb chops, theirs is not to be missed. Always a fish or two on the menu and their version of steamed mussels is a not-to-be-missed treat. Dining alone? The bar keep will take good care of you

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