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Babette's Cafe

#73 of 3,526 Restaurants in Atlanta
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573 N Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307 (East Freedom Parkway)
+1 404-523-9121
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: "The secret to beautiful food is using the ingredients in their most...
"The secret to beautiful food is using the ingredients in their most natural form." At Chef Marla Adams' Atlanta Restaurant, 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-two 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Local Favorite for 20 yrs!

Love this restaurant. Been going for 20 years - and in Atlanta that says a lot that it has remained open and consistantly very good for that many years. The Spring menu is out which means Navarin of Lamb in a delicious pastry crust, Alaskan halibut with a Mustard Vinaigrette and Potato-Leek Gratin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
GB206
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this restaurant. Been going for 20 years - and in Atlanta that says a lot that it has remained open and consistantly very good for that many years. The Spring menu is out which means Navarin of Lamb in a delicious pastry crust, Alaskan halibut with a Mustard Vinaigrette and Potato-Leek Gratin and other wonderful dishes. The Veal Piccata... More 

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jacksonville AL
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Recommended by friends. We were seated promptly. The place seemed charming, but it would have been prettier after dark. The menu is not long, but is varied. My wife had the scallops, and I had the duck - they were both very good. The wine menu was good as well. We didn't have dessert, but our appetizers were also good.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have gone many times over the years,and still one of our favorite dinning places. give it a try. sure u will enjoy

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very casual French restaurant--how unusual. The service is spot on. Wine selection is adequate, but beer variety is limited. Terrapin Rye Ale paired surprisingly well with roast duck. Highly recommend the duck!

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Munford, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I ate here for our special anniversary dinner at the suggestion of the owner of the Shellmont Inn. We were definitely not disappointed! Babette's is a house that was converted into a restaurant, giving it a nice at-home feel. Although it was a very busy night, the service we received was top-notch! The valet was efficient, yet... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and went here for an early dinner (6pm) after seeing a play at the Alliance Theater. Valet parking is offered, but the valet parker was difficult to understand. His accent made it clear he was not from the south (Jersey??) Anyway, we thought about parking in the Manuel's lot but went back. The second valet parker was much... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner with local friends who recommended this lovely restaurant. The braised ribs were excellent. The braised beef was very good. A couple of us had the skate fish special and liked it.Don't miss dessert- chocolate bread pudding with banana ice cream- yum!

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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We had an excellent dinner for 4. There are some good and fairly priced wines on the wine list . The beet salad was refreshing. The duck was outstanding and so was the skate fish. The table was a little cramped for 4 people. Overall, an excellent choice .

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We've been dining here for more than a decade, maybe > 15years which is remarkable in fickle Atlanta. The ambiance is charming French country. We usually order cassoulet which is only available in the winter months, but we switched it up and ordered the black bass and the skate specials. I had entree envy as I loved the flavor of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Unpretentious fine dining, perfect for a romantic evening. Seasonal menu is not large, but varied, everything we have ordered here has been superb. The staff are friendly, knowledgable and very attentive, they make you feel like family. An Atlanta gem!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 573 N Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
    (East Freedom Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-523-9121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

"The secret to beautiful food is using the ingredients in their most natural form." At Chef Marla Adams' Atlanta Restaurant, 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-two 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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