Babette's Cafe

4.9
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$31 to $50
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French
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.
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M
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best onion soup and lamb chops in the city. So glad to have this gem in the neighborhood. Equally good for a nice evening meal when you don't wanna cook or for celebrating a special event.

JM
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant!

C
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette continues to be one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Exceptional food. Attentive service. Good ambiance. We would go more often if it were not an hour drive from our home.

A
Atlanta
275 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. French onion soup and Cassoulet are top notch. So,so service, especially the slow drink service. Interior is in need of a serious updating.

Babette's Cafe
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your feed back. We're sorry to hear that your drinks didn't arrive in a timely manner and that the service was unsatisfactory. We try to emulate the french provincial country side with our interior to give our guests a cozier feel when dinning. Glad to see you enjoyed the food.

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AR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the valet guy was prompt and friendly and we were welcomed inside. we decided to get seated to wait for our friends. Terry came over and offered drinks. After our friends arrived, he gave us enough time to make our choices. He was a perfect waiter--everything was done just right. we were all pleased with our food choices. a wonderful evening.

Babette's Cafe
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the review! So happy to hear your evening was wonderful and will make sure to pass on the compliments to Terry!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Waitress was great

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for you review! We hope to see you again for many more birthdays!

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N
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We're regulars at Babette's, and love the ambience and general experience, but on our recent visit the food was not up to usual standards.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

I'm terribly sorry your last experience here at Babette's Cafe was less than exceptional. If you have more details you'd like to share privately please give us a call at the restaurant. 404-523-9121

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MK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome and the staff great. Lovely place for romantic dinner.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We try our very best, hope to see you again soon.

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AA
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette's is an excellent dining destination on North Highland. The cozy bar area attended by caring Steven welcomes you upon arrival. The staff provide full service with a smile. The food selections are creative and delicious. The interior of the restaurant is warm and friendly. Server Janet provides exemplary and coureous care. This restaurant is worth locating and becoming a regular.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind review! Will pass this on to the staff!

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l
New Mexico
50 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both outstanding. Although not cheap the value for what you get makes it worth it.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! We do our best to put out the best product while still being economical. Hope to see you again!

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OT
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review!

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LR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Filet. It was cooked perfectly medium rare. Loved the experience and will go back again.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! Can't wait to see you again!

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ND
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are consistently superior. We’ve been going to Babette’s for year and it never disappoints!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks Niel! So happy you continue to join us! Happy Anniversary!

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RT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babette's never disappoints - the food is always great, service friendly and attentive, and wonderful ambiance. I love the seasonal changes to their menu which makes going there fun and new.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the great review! We try to keep everything interesting here!

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P
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The professionalism of the server varies considerably. On our last visit our server felt constrained to make a sarcastic comment on what he apparently felt was excessive bread crumbs on the table.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

I'm terribly sorry this was your experience. We will sit down with the service staff and discuss this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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MA
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was a great experience. Our waiter, Terry, did a wonderful job and really worked to be sure we were well taken care of. Food fantastic! Great evening. We have been many times and never disappointed. Our guests were from out of town & also enjoyed the dining experience. Thank you!!

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

We are always happy to see new and returning faces, thanks for the review!

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a
Atlanta
89 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliable great food and service. We always bring out of town guests to Babette's.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the kind words and for showing us off! Hope to see you again soon.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there several times and it is always excellent

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Michelle!

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TL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant. We enjoyed the drinks and food very much. The grilled octopus and mussels were delicious. The sauce of mussels was the best one we have ever had so far. The desserts (brulee and chocolate bread pudding) were also tasty. It is noteworthy that the entrees were also good, although not as impressive, possibly because the appetizers had raised our expectation too much. Overall, the quality is worth its price. I will definitely come back with family and friends.

c
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've being going to Babette's for 7 years now. Its funny how under the radar they are.
There are few places I am willing to try something I have not had before, this is one of them.
We tried the Napoleon for dessert, I can only say, if I had a dollar for every time Ive day dreamt about that dessert in the last 3 days, I would be able to pay my monthly bills.
Any how, if you read this review and you are weighing going here vs a more trendy/"upscale"/or newest thing eatery-stop looking and book a table. There is a reason why we celebrate everything with a dinner at Babette's, it is simply the jewel of the Atlanta dining scene. Oh, and Marla is one of the sweetest caring chef owners there is.

Babette's Cafe
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the fantastic review! We all love the Napoleon as well!

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U
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have dined here many times. Fall menu is under whelming.Heavy on the meat. Needs more fish. First time octopus was perfect. This visit, tough. Biggest issue is the lighting. Way too bright. Dim the lights, please. Disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was perfect in every way!...thank you!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, perfect!

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PW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love being able to count on Babette's being consistently wonderful. Every. Single. Time!

R
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and absolutely wonderful food! From the appetizers to the desserts, every bite was a delight.

BL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and service is excellent. I recommend it as a good place to eat.

JV
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing desserts! Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Waiters were welcoming. My date and I didn’t know how to act at such a nice place but we had a ton of fun. Great restaurant!

EB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Babette’s and we loved it again! The sole was amazing, wine suggestion spot on, and my husband loved his lamb. Maye was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly (provided great service), and we were pleasantly surprised that our previous server Ginger recognized us- she was equally amazing our first time dining. Long story short, everything you could want in a nice Friday night meal- nails the neighborly,cozy vibe that’s becoming hard to come by. We’ll be back!

NT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! This our go to place for any kind of celebration. Always consistent. Server John is extremely accommodating. Back deck feels like you’re stepping away from the city for a little while. Fairly noisy when sitting inside.

d
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's cassoulet season at Babette's, which is as good as any holiday. The food is always exquisite, the servers are professionals, the cassoulet never disappoints, and that loaf of french bread served with butter is a perfect way to transition from a lovely cocktail to a great meal. The almond and cherry tart is also a favorite.

m
Atlanta
175 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out on the deck enjoying the brisk weather and more importantly enjoying the delicious food well prepared drinks and ambiance. We had a wonderful dinner excellent food well prepared and drinks that were great.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Babette’s for anniversary celebration and had an outstanding meal and a wonderful time overall.

AS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Warm welcoming ambiance and terrific meals by a devoted owner.

OF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. A fine dining experience. Would certainly return or recommend to others.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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t
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly. Good seafood dishes. Soup was excellent.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for the review! We too love the soups!

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Babette's Café. Service, welcoming, and attention to detail always present. Nice selection of all the courses. Although not a vast wine repertoire, I always find something to go with the meal that is satisfying.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind review!

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D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, service was excellent, food was tasty and well balanced, and we had a wonderful evening.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you! We're happy that we are able to provide reliably good service!

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and service. Perfect for a date night or special occasion.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! Will make sure to share this with the staff.

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RB
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Babette’s. Visited with a favorite relative and we both enjoyed the great service, food, and atmosphere. Really fun.

Babette's Cafe
Responded on November 15, 2019

We appreciate the review! Always happy to hear our guests having fun and enjoying dinner!

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