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Babette's Cafe

#80 of 3,243 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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Madison, Georgia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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227 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Atlanta, GA
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We always enjoy our dining experience at Babette's. Don't fill up on the French baguette because the sea scallops and the cassoulet are especially good. The sauce used with the lamb is overpowering making the dish a disappointment. The side order of cauliflower was delicious. You will definitely savor the cherry almond tart. Service is impeccable. Bon appetite.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food, and, fantastic service! On a recent visit to Atlanta, we went to Babette's Cafe for dinner. From start to finish, one of the best meals I had in Atlanta. This place is a hidden gem!

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This restaurant has consistently outstanding food. I always love the steak but the scallops and fish dishes are amazing too. Save room for dessert if you can. This is our favorite special occasion place in Atlanta!

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Atlanta, GA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We visited on a Saturday night with a group of 10 celebrating December birthdays. I had made a reservation on Open Table, which was confirmed the day before. On arrival, there seemed to be some confusion about a party of 10 arriving, but they were still well prepared for us. The great - the food was very good, especially my... More 

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Atlanta
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been to Babette's over the years and it still amazes me how good this place is. Every time we have been there either with my wife for a nice quite dinner to our company party on the back deck. Marla and her staff have been great. I already can't wait to get back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The service was top notch. Robin was our waiter and made wonderful suggestions. I was on the fence between the short rib and chicken. Robin suggested the short rib as he claimed it "would change my world." While it didn't change my world, it was one of the best short ribs I have ever had. It melted off of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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-three 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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