Babette's Cafe

4.8
3652 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 digs deep into the food history and traditions of Europe and brings them to Atlanta with nuance, respect and artistry. For twenty-six 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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Marla Adams
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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
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be offering our regular menu with several a la carte specials.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 3652 People Are Saying
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KG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had been wanting to try Babette’s for a while & finally had the opportunity. Overall, our group of 4 was very satisfied.

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R
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food good and few wine list options. Service very slow considering not too busy when we were seated. Other tables arriving after us got better service. Service would have to improve before we would return.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!! I took my Mom when we were in Atlanta for market. Wonderful service and delicious food. Highly recommend!

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always, well prepared and delicious food. Babette's never disappoints. In particular the lamb is a recipe to die for.

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OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Babette's...but tonight was extra fabulous!!

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SW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Imaginative food , beautiful presentation , great service , to die for desserts , lovely decor . A 10 in our book . We will be regulars !

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K
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our 4th time dining here; celebrated daughter's GSU graduation. My wife is French, so any good French-type restaurant is worth a try. Four of us: ordered the chips with Gorgonzola and the escargot as appetizers. The for entrees duck, pork, cassoulet, and veal. All excellent. Three desserts and a coffee cocktail to finish. One bottle of inexpensive cabernet. Bill came to $200 before tip.

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CD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best! we have never been disappointed. Old world dining. Janet is one of the best servers I have ever had-anywhere.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Babette's Cafe was wonderful! I had made a reservation for our anniversary, and when we arrived they had a table for us with a little display of rose petals. Very cute! Staff also congratulated us and it helped make the night feel very special. Overall, the muted lighting and cozy interior made for a romantic atmosphere.

Food was very delicious! Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant's history. We both loved the beef tartare, steamed mussels, veal piccata, and lamb chops! My girlfriend enjoyed her white bean soup and the French onion soup was perhaps the best I'd ever had. I'd definitely love to come back again to try more dishes.

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SG
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal -everything was delicious and loved the cozy, intimate atmosphere

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JZ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Been going to Babettes before it even moved to this location. We always go for special occasions. First time I had such a poor experience. The outside dining was terrible with being able to get the temperature correct. I had the swordfish and it was tasteless. Good chance I will not be going back again.

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MH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Babette's! I live nearby for years and it quickly became a firm favorite. Having moved to Buckhead, I hadn't been in nearly two years - but my recent visit made it clear that Babette's is as great as ever, and that I should make the drive more frequently! The bar is on the small side, but very comfortable (and comforting) and bartender Stephen mixes a fine cocktail! The dining area is gorgeous, and manages to straddle with aplomb the line between enabling one to see everyone in the room, while still leaving one able to conduct a quiet conversation. Vive Marla, vive Babette's!

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S
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one place that never disappoints. Seasonal menu features the best of each season. The cassoulet is amazing.

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SM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Older crowd very quiet and nice. Good for a date night or with family in town.

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MK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a thoroughly wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Babette's. Will definitely go again.
Every course was delicious

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e
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Babette's Café has been a neighborhood gem for many years, where the quality and consistency are always at the highest level. From the simply elegant Filet Mignon (no better found anywhere) to the winter Cassoulet, to the always wonderful Piroshkis, this restaurant is one of Atlanta's best.

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BB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always heard how good this restaurant was, but, it absolutely wonderful and beyond our expectations! From the ambiance, good service and spectacular food (especially for the money), we loved it!

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OT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always good, the food delicious, and the friendly barman makes the best Pimm’s Cup in the city!

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CL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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GC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For the third year in a row, we’ve included Babette’s in our New Year’s celebrations. It was exceptional as usual.

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Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going to Babette’s for many many years. In all that time we have never and I mean never had a meal that wasn’t perfect or service that could get any better. It is our favorite restaurant in all the city. Our go to place.

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PL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday! Fabulous meal and service Look forward to going back again soon

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JM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The server came immediately and was very attentive. We had the fettuccine appetizer which was excellent. The romaine and kale salad and cassoulet were also excellent. Great country French ambiance. Valet parking is complimentary and fast.

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K
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Despite the dozens of great restaurants in Atlanta, my husband and I are drawn back to Babette’s again and again. Most recently our socks were knocked off by a fabulous starter of fettuccine noodles with duck confit. The decor is a little dated but that only adds to the charm it holds. An Atlanta institution!

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NB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second time to Babette’s Cafe and it was so delicious we knew the first time we came that we would be back. Now after the second time we know will be back again. I kept trying to eat my husband’s food and he told me to order my own and I did that but I wanted his too.
Can’t wait for the 3rd time!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite Atlanta restaurant!

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DD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always the best! Our favorite place for special occasions.

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RC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food; very good service; always a great dining
experience!! Consistently great!! A favorite of mine for
many years. Love Babette’s!!!! Kudos to Marla Adams!!!

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f
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Babette's is one of our very favorite restaurants intown, and that is saying A LOT! Always wonderful food and service and an interesting drink menu as well.

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LS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Babette’s has become our favorite restaurant; is superb in every way.

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A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Maye was awesome. Great person, helpful and terrific person!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to celebrate with family and we had a great time!

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RL
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is very good with nice proportions. I always have room for desert. The service is excellent.

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EC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A neighborhood gem for over 30 years, Babbette’s never disappoints. The food is amazing, the patrons are interesting and well behaved, and the staff is knowledgeable, personable and experienced. Marla is a master at bringing all the pieces together to create a truly unique dining experience every time.

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P
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional food and service. European style menu with reasonable portions. Great for a special night out.

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LA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The place was warm and cozy. The food was top-notch.

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A
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent regular server. Top drawer outstanding food. Glorious evening

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SF
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Babettes is great. The food is outstanding. Ambiance great.

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j
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best in Atlanta! Never disappoints! Cuisine never disappoints. Service is always excellent. Mussels are definitely the best in the ATL!

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary twice which was recommended by my husband's friend/colleague. It's an amazing place and worth the drive. Everything about this restaurant is nothing more than exemplary! A five star and beyond in our books!

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