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Babette's Cafe

#81 of 3,275 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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573 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1438 (East Freedom Parkway)
+1 404-523-9121
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at Babette's Cafe last night, and it was an rare pleasure to enjoy such a great meal. The ambiance is great in the restaurant, especially before it gets crowded. The menu has so many fantastic dishes, it was difficult to choose. The spinach salad with pears and gorgonzola was excellent! The chicken saltimbocca served on mushroom risotto was... More 

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Thank Gray D
Highland, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a trip to Atlanta to visit family, we decided at the last minute to eat at Babette's. We called up and luckily they had a table available. We couldn't have been more pleased with the restaurant. Despite the crowd (it was a Friday night), there is a lovely subdued atmosphere that allowed us to converse without yelling at each... More 

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Thank Ken M
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes early and couldn't be seated...totally understandable. We got 2 glasses of wine at the bar and Stephen the bartender was very charming and cute. We were seated outside on the balcony/patio and it was a magical evening. Our waitress was Rachel and I strongly suggest you ask for her when you go. SHE'S AMAZING! We ordered... More 

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Thank MikeyMikeyATL
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am terribly sorry that you were not offered more crostini for your tartar and most importantly that we missed acknowledging your husband's birthday. We work very hard to get the information passed onto the servers, but we obviously missed you and I apologize. We would be happy to offer... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our classy neighbor took us out for dinner on our last night in Atlanta (moving from VaHi after a three year stay). She's loved Babette's for years, and our first time. Good atmosphere, good food, good service, and priced accordingly. A memorable meal at a great establishment.

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Thank Vagabond33
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Vagabond.... Thank you for writing a review for us. Breaks my heart a little when people move away. a toast to your next venture. Marla More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My second time at Babette Love the admosfere , the food was delicious , good wine selection! The services was very professional

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Thank Christiane C
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Had an awesome experience at Babette's. Great dining room, fabulous menu, impeccable service, delicious dinner. Owner/chef Marla Adams has worked diligently for 25 yrs to maintain a standard of excellence at her 1 off location and it pays rich dividends for the customer experience.

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Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Marla More 

Madison, Georgia
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love this intimate venue. The menu is enticing, and I want to try it all. Great cocktails and a respectable wine list. Really good service. Went there for Valentine's last weekend, and they had a nice, special menu. After a cocktail, I ordered the fried oysters with patatas brava. Really good. I got the charmoula spiced tuna, which was quite... More 

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Thank Saye506
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking to time to review us here. Very sorry to hear that the lobster was tough and the tuna plate dull. Not what we are striving for. We will certainly address your concerns. Hope you can make it back in at another time. More 

London, UK
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232 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We just returned to Babette's for the first time in a few years. Not sure why we stayed away so long. The food, service and ambiance were all perfect. The cassoulet was the best I've found outside of France. Great wine list. We'll be returning soon.

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Thank R A
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal. Look forward to seeing you next time. Marla More 

Stone Mountain, Georgia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We only go out maybe once or twice a month, enough to have favorite spots, not enough to have been "everywhere". But we do like coming back to Babette's. I like seeing waitresses who have worked there "forever". I like the seasonal and use they offer, and have come to know that the food will be delicious, whatever we order.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Six of us had a pleasant evening here and we enjoyed the cocktails as well as the atmosphere. The cheese plate and the tempura fried cauliflower were shared around and everyone agreed they were delicious, as was the crusty baguette. The mussels were served in an odd, almost flavorless thin sauce that no one liked; the tuna crudo was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, French, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 573 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1438
    (East Freedom Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-523-9121
Description
"The secret to beautiful food is using the ingredients in their most natural form." At Chef/Owner Marla Adams'Atlanta Restaurant, and with Chef Justin Kurtz now at the helm, life imitates art in a remodeled 1916 bungalow, nestled between the historic Inman Park and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods. You'll feel like a foreign film star as Babette's Cafe brilliantly brings Isak Dinesen's story of food, grace and community to vivid and delicious life in a rustic, European setting. For twenty-four years, Babette's Cafe has offered the flavor of stepping into a restaurant that is tucked into the French Countryside, making diners forget that they are just minutes away from downtown Atlanta.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?