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Babette's Cafe

#80 of 3,189 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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant many times and we always enjoy it. The food is always excellent in quality and preparation and the service is outstanding. The staff is very knowledgeable about food and wine pairings and their recommendations are spot on. Portion sizes are very generous and reasonably priced. On many week nights they have a terrific prix... More 

Thank Bill R
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner outside on the patio. I had the Grapefruit Marinated Asparagus, with Tomatoes, Olives as my appetizer, and the Alaskan Halibut with a Mustard Vinaigrette and Potato-Leek Gratin for my entree. They were both excellent, and I would be pleased to do as good a job in my kitchen at home. The wines were very food... More 

Thank Rick G
Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Babette's is one of those restaurants that you can go to and know that every time you'll get excellent food and service. Marla, the chef owner, creates a simple, delicious fare that does not disappoint. Some people may find there aren't enough choices for main courses, though all of the dishes, especially the fish ones, are always delicious. Once you... More 

Thank wickedwise
Atlanta, Georgia
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a nice, cozy French restaurant on the edge of a neighborhood that is a real treat for Atlantans. The service was attentive, but not overly, and the food was outstanding. We (two couples) loved the menu and plan to go again and explore other dishes. The veal picatta was judged the "table winner", although everyone enjoyed their entrie,... More 

Thank Marketsurgeon
Newnan, GA
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153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Average food but good service. There are a lot of choices in the area, this rates a 5 out of 10 for me. I might return, my wife liked her goat cheese ravioli but my medallions of steak were below average.

Thank NeverEnoughGolf
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant! The food and service was fantastic!! It is a quiet restaurant and was delightful. Definitely a restaurant I will visit again.

Thank Ciderhouse95
Atlanta, Georgia
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Lovely restaurant with top quality food and top notch service. This is not one of the new, trendy restaurants that a lot of millenials flock to. This is grown-up dining with an emphasis on the cuisine, not flash or bells and whistles. Our group of 4 had a wide variety of dishes - from veal piccata to a filet to... More 

Thank aperry932
Decatur, Georgia
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283 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This was my first visit to Babette's and it will not be the last. A standout was the service. John was exceptional and I will return to Babette's just because of his service. The food was very good and the atmosphere was perfect. Reservations were easy to make online and parking was valet. Babette's does everything well. I wouldn't change... More 

Thank Westgalady
Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We have been going here for many years . The food, service and value are hard to beat. Took advantage of there tues. & Wed. $21.00 2 course special which was a great value. Even gave me a free ice cream for my birthday. Valet parking a plus. will be back soon.

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

Thank you for your nice note and your continued loyalty after all these years.. It is much appreciated. More 

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236 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

First visit to Babette's. A truly great meal. Must mention first that even the Valet had a great attitude. The wait staff was knowledgeable and warm. The Caprese salad was excellent. The Halibut special and Corn Chowder were fantastic. And the Peach Cobbler was worth breaking the diet. Will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
French, European
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, 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
"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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