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Babette's Cafe

#38 of 3,308 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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 14
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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
Favorite date place in Atlanta

favorite restaurant in Atlanta and has been for 16 plus years. Never fails to be a wonderful delight; great atmosphere, delicious food, reasonable prices. Very cozy and romantic. Not loud. Wish there were more of these restaurants around!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Ann Hart H
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

favorite restaurant in Atlanta and has been for 16 plus years. Never fails to be a wonderful delight; great atmosphere, delicious food, reasonable prices. Very cozy and romantic. Not loud. Wish there were more of these restaurants around!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The service here is very friendly and prompt. They seem to anticipate your every need. The food is always excellent and quite French. Tonight we had an appetizer of gravlax with mustard sauce. The gravlax was house cured and perfect. My main was shrimp Provençal and the shrimp were perfect. My wife had chicken in tarragon sauce and it was... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is not my first trip, most likely it is probably my 50th. The food is outstandingly good, the service is "spot on". Marla (owner) is attentive and the best chef in my opinion in Atlanta.

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Babette's is in an old house making for an intimate setting, with a surprising amount of seating both inside and out. It has valet parking, which is a nice touch, not having to walk back up the hill from the back of the house to the front door. Both the food and the service are some of the best in... More 

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

I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening. Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it is greatly appreciated. Marla More 

Marietta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Although it's a 30+ minute drive from our home, we're always delighted to dine at Babette's. We often visit for special birthdays and occasions. The entire experience is always outstanding - from small plates through dessert. And the bagettes! We love being seated on the patio in the back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

We've been going to Babette's for...lost count of how many years. Absolute perfection. For everything for a special occasion to a spur-of-the-moment date night. The food, drinks, and service are always top-notch. Marla runs a delightful restaurant! Many thanks for all the beautiful memories

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We've been coming here for years with our neighbors. The duck, when in season is crisp, meaty, delicious. The Margaritas are made with pure lemon juice! The home made ice creams, cakes, tarts, crime brûlée is delightful. Definitely add it to your top choices in Atlanta.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is such a great restaurant and well worth the trip in from Fayetteville to dine with Marla and crew. We always have favorites but they manage to throw a curve at us with specials for the night. And this does not disappoint. We always leave with such good vibes when we dine there.

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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Babette's. The tasting size of carrot soup was great. The salad was terrific. The entree was prepared to perfection and delicious. My wife's dessert was topped with a candle. We dine at Babette's quite often and it never disappoints us.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This visit was our third to Babette's Café. Every time we've been there, we have enjoyed everything about the place. The food is excellent, as is the service, and the setting. This is not a loud, trendy restaurant. It is an excellent restaurant where you can hold a conversation with your dinner companions and enjoy a wide variety of appetizers,... More 

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Additional Information about Babette's Cafe

Address: 573 N Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone Number: +1 404-523-9121
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, French, European

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?