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Babette's Cafe

573 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1438
+1 404-523-9121
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“veal piccata” (11 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
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Italian, French, Spanish
573 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1438
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Babette's was here before the foodie craze hit Atlanta, and is still an immensely satisfying and enjoyable restaurant. The service is warm and personable yet entirely professional. Most patrons have been coming here for years. The food is high-end comfort food. Last night, for example,...More

1  Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went last with my husband and it was great! The outside is a little deceiving. It is an old house but wait until you get inside. Very nice. My husband had the bone in pork chop and I had the veal. Both were excellent. Garlic...More

Thank pumpkin1062
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I dined at Babette's Cafe last night, and it was an rare pleasure to enjoy such a great meal. The ambiance is great in the restaurant, especially before it gets crowded. The menu has so many fantastic dishes, it was difficult to choose. The spinach...More

Thank Gray D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

On a trip to Atlanta to visit family, we decided at the last minute to eat at Babette's. We called up and luckily they had a table available. We couldn't have been more pleased with the restaurant. Despite the crowd (it was a Friday night),...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We arrived 45 minutes early and couldn't be seated...totally understandable. We got 2 glasses of wine at the bar and Stephen the bartender was very charming and cute. We were seated outside on the balcony/patio and it was a magical evening. Our waitress was Rachel...More

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Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am terribly sorry that you were not offered more crostini for your tartar and most importantly that we missed acknowledging your husband's birthday. We work very hard to get the information passed onto the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our classy neighbor took us out for dinner on our last night in Atlanta (moving from VaHi after a three year stay). She's loved Babette's for years, and our first time. Good atmosphere, good food, good service, and priced accordingly. A memorable meal at a...More

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Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear Vagabond.... Thank you for writing a review for us. Breaks my heart a little when people move away. a toast to your next venture. Marla

Reviewed 11 April 2017

My second time at Babette Love the admosfere , the food was delicious , good wine selection! The services was very professional

Thank Christiane C
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Had an awesome experience at Babette's. Great dining room, fabulous menu, impeccable service, delicious dinner. Owner/chef Marla Adams has worked diligently for 25 yrs to maintain a standard of excellence at her 1 off location and it pays rich dividends for the customer experience.

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Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review us. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Marla

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Love this intimate venue. The menu is enticing, and I want to try it all. Great cocktails and a respectable wine list. Really good service. Went there for Valentine's last weekend, and they had a nice, special menu. After a cocktail, I ordered the fried...More

Thank Saye506
Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for taking to time to review us here. Very sorry to hear that the lobster was tough and the tuna plate dull. Not what we are striving for. We will certainly address your concerns. Hope you can make it back in at another...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

We just returned to Babette's for the first time in a few years. Not sure why we stayed away so long. The food, service and ambiance were all perfect. The cassoulet was the best I've found outside of France. Great wine list. We'll be returning...More

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Marla A, Owner at Babette's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal. Look forward to seeing you next time. Marla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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"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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