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Babette's Cafe

#37 of 3,295 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, 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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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
Very special, intimate place, amazing food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
bloomingidiot
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Atlanta, GA
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 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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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 54 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Recently dined again at Babette's Cafe, and kicked myself for not dining there more often. There were so many items on the menu that I wanted to order it was really tough to choose. Fortunately, Chef Marla's terrific paella was back for the summer season, so after the escargot appetizer I chose that. It was perfect. As was the service,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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