Babette's Cafe

4.8
3482 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 3482 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I took my wife here for our 12 yr Anniversary. It was our first time but decided to try it because of all the good reviews i saw on trip advisor and open table. They did NOT DISAPPOINT!!! Babette’s Cafe was excellent. The Food was top notch, the service was excellent as soon as you walk in the door. I had the Colorado lamb chops and for my desert chocolate bread pudding with banana ice cream & my wife had the Filet Mignon and peach tiramisu. Everything was excellent. We are so glad we found this hidden gem & we will 100% be back

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Reliably wonderful dinner with great service!
(Gluten Free menu available upon request)

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Always consistently good food and service. Nice and quiet. Perfect location and love the old house ambience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Babette's Cafe is the most consistently good restaurant we have discovered in Atlanta. We have dined there countless times and never been disappointed. Under the watchful eye of owner/chef Marla Adams and her staff, this hidden gem never fails to deliver.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Just when I thought we knew all the best restaurants in Atlanta, an open table email suggested Atlanta's top restaurant and we discovered a new (to us) name -- Babette's Cafe! And now, we have a new fav restaurant!

We eat out a lot (like every meal)...and this is a find! Great inventive cuisine; excellent service - even if a bit aloof we thought; nicely appointed surroundings and a grown-up crowd -- really special albeit a bit of a hike for us. Located walking distance from Carter Center....we will be back soon and often.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Had a variety of small plates, all delicious. Mussels with strawberry sauce tasty as usual. Enjoyed the entire meal from beginning to end. The server, Janet provided outstanding service and was very helpful and friendly.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent as usual! Seasonal wild caught Salmon and Halibut were excellent.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We dine at Babette's frequently and as usual, had a delicious meal and outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We go very often and love it each time! The owner is wonderful!

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

It was our anniversary. I think they may have set up a table for us but we ended up being seated at the table next to it instead. The couple that was eventually seated there seemed confused as to why their chairs were next to each other and the rose petals on the table.

Everything else was amazing though and we will definitely be returning in the near future!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We always enjoy a great meal at Babette's. This was no exception - everything perfected prepared and delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Every single thing we ordered was out of this world! I have lived in Atlanta for over 10 years and my mom said “why haven’t you brought me here before?” She lives in FL. I don’t live in the neighborhood so I didn’t know about it!! But we will definitely be back!

May was our server and she was a treat! So knowledgeable about everything on the menu!!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Babette’s never disappoints! Always terrific food with great service. Perfect for any occasion and special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We have been going to Babette’s for years and it has never disappointed us. We love the ambiance of French country charm in a cottage setting. The menu changes seasonally, and the dishes are innovative and delicious. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. This is our favorite restaurant in Atlanta!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Absolutely my favorite restaurant ‼️‼️

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Birthday, enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Outstanding service, attentive but unobtrusive. Well prepared food and homelike, inviting setting. Distinctive and inviting.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Food was excellent as always. Service is attentive without being intrusive.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Outstanding👍🏼😊💯 any addition comment would not add anything

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I couldn't have asked for a better date night! Our server, John, delivered exceptional service, the cuisine exceeded expectations. My date and I will be back very soon, as we couldn't have asked for a better date night!

Thank you Babette's for a memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Janet was an outstanding server - so friendly and natural.

Marla stopped by and visited us. This lady is so genuine. You can certainly tell why this restaurant has thrived and why the staff love to work for her.

The food is exquisite!

You simply can't go wrong selecting this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I have lived in Atlanta for more than 15 years and only just now discovered Babbette’s Cafe! And not a moment too soon as Babbette’s was the perfect spot for a special first date. Wonderful selections (food and wine); excellent food quality and presentation; and responsive and flexible service. We had an excellent meal and a great opportunity for a three-hour long conversation in a quiet and comfortable environment. I’ll be back. (hopefully “we’ll be back for a second date!)

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was great as always. My date required gluten free, and the staff was very accommodating and informative. One of my favorite places.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Babette’s has been a favorite for ten years! I came because it looked charming and the name after the movie. The food is always very high in quality and it cannot fail to impress. It’s my favorite restaurant in Atlanta bar none. Plus, for the price you get a very reasonable high end meal and some of the staff have been there since I started going. I love the picatta and the glorious bread & wine. Even their butter is remarkably delicious. It reminds me of dinning abroad. LOVE IT

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Always enjoyable, no matter what season or time of the evening. Always fresh, friendly, efficent and knowledgable about the dishes or the wine pairings. Yes i am a multirepeat customer who comes from Lake Oconee for special occassions.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

No Chef presents
600$ for 4 would be good for a chef to be present

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We have been before and enjoyed it. Family birthday dinner this time.

Only demerit was corn+crab soup where the corn completely overpowered any taste of the crab.

Will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We dine at Babette's at least six times per year, driving from the far northern suburbs, through all the traffic, to dine at Babette's. We particularly enjoy bringing friends that do not know the restaurant. It is a joy for us to watch good friends enjoy the atmosphere, the outstanding service (shout-out to May for her great service) and the unique food that is served at Babette's. It is such a pleasure to be able to dine and talk without having to SHOUT to be heard. One of the great features of the restaurant. It is our "go to" restaurant when you want to have an outstanding experience

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Not only was the food delicious but service was attentive. The presentation was lovely!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Our favorite restaurant since moving to Atlanta. You walk in and you feel at home yet it is very special.
We will even pop in to the intimate bar for drink on occasion as well.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Our Birthday Group loves Babbette's and our server David! We have been going for years and will continue to do so. No bad meals here...

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We were a party of 4, early on a Thursday evening. The service was excellent, as were the cocktails and the server-recommended wine. The only thing disappointing were several appetizer and entree items. I wouldn't say they were completely "bland", but oddly did not have as much taste as one would expect. It was as if they were under-seasoned or had parts of the preparation missing. There was also one chicken dish that was somewhat tough and dry. I checked with the other members of the party before submitting this review, and all concurred with my assessment.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Amazing as always! My husband and i love to come here, and introduce our friends and family to this little gem! Incredible!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We are regular customers who love Babette's and are thrilled that Marla is back in the kitchen. The peach tiramasu was sublime!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Always great service and wonderful food. We sat on the covered porch with the rain outside and enjoyed it so much.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Always the best for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

haven't been to babette's in a very long time but this was a great experience. a friend had received email that marla had a surplus of italian black truffles so we decided to dine sunday evening.
it was possible to add shaved truffles to virtually anything on the menu and so we a had the mushroom pasta appetizer and filet mignon with gorgonzola with the addition of truffles to each. absolutely delicious!
also enjoyed the georgia peach tiramisu for dessert. best summer dessert ever!
babette's will be back on my radar after this experience!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Enjoyed the food which is consistently good. Tables are separated so you can talk and relax. Menu is varied but limited and each dish is prepared well. Good food in a relaxed and casual atmosphere .

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Nice to come back to such a reliably great restaurant. And enjoyed seeing Marla make the rounds of tables.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Seasonal menu was an enjoyable addition. Consistent excellent performer.

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