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Babette's Cafe

573 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1438
+1 404-523-9121
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, French, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
573 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1438
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Intimate yet experimental. Like eating at your friend’s house if your friend just happened to be the best cook for miles around. The back deck is a must when the weather is nice. There are newer hotspots in Atlanta but this is my perennial fave....More

Thank Jefferson R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to Babette's several times and the food and service are always excellent. The restaurant is quiet enough to allow for conversation (a rarity these days). The access for guests with motor issues is very good;; a factor that played into the decision...More

1  Thank simonthecellar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious...and different than the usual fair. We had the grilled artichoke for an app~ be sure to eat the grilled lemon slices that come with it. The hubby enjoyed his birthday filet. I had the vegetable plate, which was a nice sampling...More

1  Thank Jennifer C
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So happy to hear you enjoyed everything. Hope to see you again soon. Marla

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellence without the price of the more expensive places in ATL. If you're looking for Longhorn's and such, this isn't it. If you're looking for a large bar area with lots of people, nope. If you're wanting The Hot Spot where all the loud music...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Babette’s exceeded my expectations. The ambience was stellar, the service personable and not overbearing, and the food was delectable. We had a squash flour and cheese appetizer, veal piccata and crepes for dessert. Everything was PERFECTLY prepared and presented. I would not hesitate to return...More

Thank carolmdanielson
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. So happy you enjoyed your evening.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marvelous retro cocktails. The best sazerac outside on New Orleans. Yummy bakery bread with homemade butter. Decided to try 2 newer dishes. Shared wild mushroom Ravioli. Georgia shrimp with pesto pasta. Shrimp perfectly sautéed and pasta great, thin and poked correctly. Also, chicken with gnocchi...More

Thank katherinesI9996NJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a some spices and other ingredients used in food preparation I am not able to tolerate. Our waiter was very knowable about the menu and patiently reviewed my options. When an entrée was chosen, he went back to the kitchen to be sure...More

Thank 4031Gail
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food all around. Very nice chic and comfortable atmosphere and ambience. Has the pasta and it exploded with flavor. Dessert was chocolate bread pudding with banana ice cream and it was very good. Very well combined flavors. Well recommended

Reviewed May 6, 2018

My husband and I were underwhelmed. Going off the reviews, we were excited and had very high expectations. The food was decent, but nothing outstanding. Everything we had was rather bland, and nothing very creative. It certainly was not bad, but for the price we...More

1  Thank DisneyTeacher
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Thought the food was Mediocre at best. I can think of 20 other restaurants better. The only positive is the sauces were great. My husband very much enjoyed his mussels, his halibut was OK. my lamb meatballs were weird and my veal parmesan was tough....More

1  Thank Toby P
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Dear Toby, I am so very sorry that this was your experience with us. We were quite busy that evening, but no excuses can be made. I take all these comments very much to heart and will address them with my staff. My apologies. Marla...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
"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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