Adam's American Mediterranean Restaurant and Piano Bar
Adam's American Mediterranean Restaurant and Piano Bar

Adam's American Mediterranean Restaurant and Piano Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.adamsrestaurantandpianobar.com/
  • Phone: (678) 745-0379
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday- Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30 pm.

    Open for private luncheons for groups of 20 or more.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Adam Kantback
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Adam's offers custom catering menus for your special event. Please contact us directly at #678-745-0379 or by email at adamsrestaurant@yahoo.com.

  • Entertainment: Live piano music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 7pm until closing.

  • Special Events: Adam's offers private or semi-private dining spaces in our contemporary upscale restaurant. Whether you are planning a holiday party, wedding rehearsel dinner or a corporate event, let Adam's do the work while you enjoy your guests. Contact us today at # 678-745-0379 or by email at adamsrestaurant@yahoo.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garnett Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free public parking lot and street parking
A word from Adam's American Mediterranean Restaurant and Piano Bar
Adam's Restaurant and Piano Bar is an American Mediterranean steak house located in Historic Buford. Adam's offers a unique, upscale dining experience to fit almost any budget.

Adam’s is locally owned and professionally managed by Adam Kantback, who has over 30 years of culinary and restaurant experience. Studied and refined his passion for food in Sweden and Europe, Kantback brings an international menu to Historic Buford.

Kantback previously owned and operated three restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina – “Adam’s at Ballantyne,” “The Bridge Café, “ and “La Bibliotheque,” – all of which received the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award 15 years in a row.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Adam's American Mediterranean Restaurant and Piano Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (18)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Dinner
    Pbd51
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were very impressed with this restaurant. Exceptional service and food. Downstairs is the piano bar. It's deco is great! Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First of all the name is misleading as it has Mediterranean in it and I found that they had more specialties in the steak area. We arrived a little early and told all of the booths were reserved but we were the only ones in the restaurant for some time before the booths were filled. I would think they could turn the tables faster but we soon found out not so. Service was fair, took a while to get our drinks and the attention after our appetizers fell off and our food took a long time to arrive. The escargot and filet skewers I would not suggest. Escargot ok and skewers were tough and flavorless. The gorgonzola steak was good and cooked perfectly and scallops very good also. Historic area but overall not a great dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Buford
    mstebnickiVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We just love going to Adam's, great food, wine, service and entertainment. I intend to try something different each time I go, but always end up ordering the gorgonzola filet, it is out of this world! The Caprese salad is very good and we also tried the duck appetizer special and loved it. The piano man is fun and makes the evening. He is interactive with the audience, so if you are looking for an intimate dinner ask to be seated away from the piano.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First visit and enjoyed it very much. Food was very good and service excellant
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Special Occassion Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was the second time that my wife and I visited for our anniversary. Great food and atmosphere. The waiter was a bit nervous and made a few crucial mistakes, but otherwise a good evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great celebration
    Celebration
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had a wonderfully delicious anniversary dinner at this lovely restaurant. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice locals spot in Buford
    MaryJaneVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were staying at the Legacy Lodge and decided to venture out for dinner. Nice spot, quiet. Food was ok. Not spectacular but good. The homemade sausage appetizer was fabulous though!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loveParis
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was ok but not worth it. Also we were told all of the booths were reserved when they were all empty when we arrived and when we left. We had a reservation for a week. I guess we were supposed to request the kind of table we wanted.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Spot
    scpeachVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great atmosphere. Talented pianist! Quite a following with oval folks seated around piano. Sing-a-longs of great tunes. Filet with crusted Gorgonzola was terrific. Salmon dish was ok. Roasted vegetables were great. Service was good. Overall would recommend and would return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My New Favorite Place
    havingfun
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I went on a Saturday night, there was football on the TV's at the bar (I was good and did not watch), we sat by the piano player who was amazing. I thought is was going to be loud, but we were able to have a conversation at the table with no issues. After dinner, we went downstairs to listen to some more music. As for dinner, the food was excellent, we were not rushed, and the staff was great. I highly recommend Adams.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere
    vineyardlady
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We loved the atmosphere and went downstairs to the piano bar after dinner. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. However, the food was only so-so. We thoroughly enjoyed the pianist, Mark and the "speakeasy" as they call the piano bar was a great place for a nightcap. Wish that the food had lived up to the rest of the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife Birthday Dinner
    foodlove
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food as excellent, still thinking about that steak, wife loved the place will return again, we live about one hour away, but still will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    MeNtheWife
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Made last minute reservations here because I waited to late to make them at little alleys. Not disappointed at all. I took one of my employees and his wife out for dinner, probably the best place I could have picked, the piano bar eliminated that awkward silence during a nice dinner you sometimes have. It was a little loud but didn't bother me. The food was great. Gorgonzola topped sirloin melted in my mouth. Appetizers were good though I thought the steak skewers lacked in seasoning. Bar service was a little slow for our party of four but it was a Busy Saturday night, other than that the service was great. Wait staff very pleasant and informative while not hovering over you. I will defiantly be back for dinner!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    ontheroadagainVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great fun with the piano player, great food...took a little while for the food but due to the piano, really didn't notice...server was nice but could use a little more training in fine dining
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of towners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We travel to different restaurants around Georgia, specifically piano bar restaurants. Recognized that locals were definitely taken care of. We drove over two hours to get here. Great piano entertainer, good food also.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Consistent performer. Great food and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Date Night
    LadyofDelicacy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place was great for a first time visit and date night. My husband had Escargot, She-Crab soup and a 12 oz Filet Mignon which he enjoyed. I had the beef tenderloin shoulder with a cream of cognac sauce, simply divine especially since it did not have a strong taste like the drink. The Potato Au gratin was not seasoned apart from the white cheddar which was used and therefore tasted somewhat bland. The Swiss chocolate mousse was a good dessert choice. Since we went on a Friday night there was live music from a pianist which provided amusement from those willing to "sing" along. Overall, we will stop by again when visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will try one more time.
    tigerdoc
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took my wife there for her birthday upon recommendation by a friend saying it was good food, good service and cool ambience with the live piano music. It was a Saturday night but we got right in with our reservation. After ordering it took longer than average to get our appetizer(two glasses of wine later). My salad and the appetizer arrived at the same time. Then 1 hour and 20 minutes after ordering our dinner our waitress came back and stated that my entrée was no longer available and would I like to order something else. I did not want to wait another hour for our food. She handed us our bill when I declined to order something else. I asked to speak to the manager, Adam came out & comped our bill. He blamed it on the waitress.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tophatdiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've eaten here several times and every time in the past, whoever I took with me as a new adventure for them, loved it. To me, it is the best restaurant in the area. I would rate it along with Anti-Bellum in Flowery Branch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great food!!! Was a business dinner for out of town folks and they raved about how good everything was and the service was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Singing, Food & Fun!
    StillHavinFun20Plus
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Piano bar restaurant with a very lively scene. Mark, the pianist, is talented, funny and engaged the whole restaurant! The food was delicious and service excellent. We had a very fun date night; and it would be fun with a group too! It is quite loud, so be prepared to sing and not have too much conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My chicken dish was very good but mostly pasta and very little chicken for $17. I would not order that again. Crab cakes were excellent. Nice place to eat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed for the price!
    bjammn
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Portions are way too small and prices are too high for the amount of you get. My husband had the seafood dish with the risotto, the class were dry, the lobster almost nonexistent and for 29 dollars wasn't worth it. Our friend order the chicken Diablo and it was child size portion. We were very disappointed and will not revisit..
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem NOT in Atlanta!
    SuBu
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Having not been to historic Buford before, our group of 4 was very pleased to see such a fun area up in our part of town. The waiter was very personable, staff very friendly. The piano player was great, he played practically every genre of music, was fun & very interactive with the people that had gathered around the piano. It is a bit loud for conversation but we still had a great time and the food was delicious. The salmon on risotto was tender and flavorful and the filet on skewer appetizer was done to perfection as the waiter suggested med rare as they would come out a nice med. The spinach salad was fresh. Our companion's calamari was very tasty with a very flavorful sauce. We would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 322 reviews are from the Adam's American Mediterranean Restaurant and Piano Bar reviews archive.
  • Our favorite weekend spot!
    DedwardsVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Adam's had about the best service and atmosphere in NE Ga. The matre' d, Sean is the most charismatic, professional I've experienced. Mark, the Piano Guy is an excellent entertainer who is highly talented and keeps the crowd engaged. Every time we go to Adam's, we stay until they close. We've made it our Friday night spot every week!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ADAM'S A.M. RESTAURANT & PIANO BAR
    MCMOE
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    MY WIFE & I WANTED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF "GWINNETT WEEK--$21.21", WE THOUGHT WE WOULD HAVE AN ENJOYABLE EVENNING OF SOFT PIANO MUSIC AND DELICIOUS FOOD. I HAD A APPETIZER OF SALMON CAKES, MAIN DISH OF TUSCON CHICKEN W/RICE & VEGS., AND FOR DESERT BREAD PUDDING. THE SALMON CAKES WERE DRY AND TASTELESS, THE MAIN DISH WAS VERY GOOD AS WELL AS THE DESERT. MY WIFE HAD A SALAD WHICH WAS VERY GOOD, MAIN COURSE WAS DUCK BREAST IN A RED WINE SAUCE AND RISOTTO, AND BREAD PUDDING. THE DUCK BREAST WAS COOKED EXCEPTIONALY WELL BY THE CHEF, BUT HAD A WILD TASTE. THE PIANO WAS VERY NOISEY. OUR WAITER, DONALD, WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND WAS KEPT EXTEMELY BUSY ALL THE TIME WE WERE THERE, BUT NEVER FAILED TO SEE TO OUR NEEDS OR CONCERNS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love Adam's. Great food.
    Johnny
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I were dining at Adam's for the first time. The food that the restaurant offers is excellent in taste and variety. Most of the dishes are different from what other restaurants offer. Food is fresh and served well. Service is great. We definitely recommend this restaurant to everybody who wants to experience something new, excellent and fresh food and piano music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sean
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Sean always make sure we are promptly seated and takes extremely good care of my wife and I. The food is good to excellent depending on what we are having. I like going there because we are always treated very special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Carole
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Decided to try this restaurant during Gwinnett Restaurant week as we've enjoyed other Buford restaurants, Sperata and Aqua Terra. Although they didn't offer any of the regular menu offerings as part of the restaurant week menu, everything was very good and if the food was any indication of the quality of the regular menu offerings, we're anxious to try more. Nice martini and wine list. Very attentive servers. Look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Attended Gwinnett Dining Week Event. I think selections for main entree could have been more creative
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Menu
    Paperman
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I ordered the 3 course meal for restaurant. The salmon cakes contained heavy filling. The pork and dessert were very good. Had outstanding service. I will return to try their regular menu to see if there is a difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere but average food.
    dbk1227
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When we first walked into the restaurant, I thought this is nice and should be a great experience. A combination of both rustic and modern. It worked well. Warm, home made bread with 3 different flavors of butter came out first. Next came frog legs. Exceptional! Sadly, the entree was a disappointment. I had pork tenderloin, which was not bad, just average. My wife had chicken that had no flavor plus one of the pieces was undercooked. The final dish were desserts. At least we were back on track. I had bread pudding, very sweet and juicy. My wife had strawberry cheesecake. Both of these desserts were also exceptional! The service was outstanding. I looked at the menu. I would come back for appetizers and dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rachael
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I enjoyed the music and food. The duck and strawberry pretzel cheesecake were great. A nice find in my neighborhood. I will dine again and enjoy the piano music. Service was very good and personable. Friendly place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Restaurant week menu was a really great price and most of the choices were very good. Our waitress was great but service was a little slow, we didn't think it was the waitresses fault. There was live music which made it really hard to talk at the large table where we were seated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    it was worth the special Gwinnett Restaurant Week price of $21
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    Diana
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is my first visit here. Chose it due to Gwinnett Restaurant Week. Had a lovely evening with friends. Maitre D was excellent, very attentive, as was the staff. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, but food just OK
    2thDocVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We came here for my wife's birthday. I made a reservation through opentable and specifically wrote that we are celebrating my wife's birthday. However, no mention of it was made at any point. We were seated promptly. The drinks were pretty good, although our waiter never heard of a Lychee martini before. Calamari we got wasn't good at all. Way under-seasoned and soggy :( Crab cakes were very good. My Cesar salad was warm and not tasty either. For entree, I got the Diver scallops. They were too salty for my taste. We ordered cheesecake for dessert. Menu said it was light and fluffy, however it was pretty heavy and almost rubbery. I wasn't impressed with the place at all. Atlanta restaurants are much better. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Embarrassing
    Eatingoutagain1
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I was the one who suggested we try this place. I have to say the food was good but the service was awful. We were a party of seven and our bill was $385. Service should have been top notch but right from the beginning things took a wrong turn. After filling five water glasses our server had to refill the water pitcher, oops no ice. Have some refreshing bath water. Next comes the bread. Tasteless but pretty when skillfully cut into cubes. Salad please but with ranch dressing. Ok oops no ranch. Ranch is the number one selling salad dressing since 1992 when it overtook italian. Next. I am having soup and salad (you pick the dressing) for my meal. Oops came out with the appetizers. Not too bad. My sister's meal came out after we were all done.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    Bernie
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Really enjoyed Adam's. Unfortunately there wasn't any music the night we went. But the service was excellent. Food was very good. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gwinnett Restaurant week - ok
    cookiemonster
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We came for restaurant week, never heard of the place before, and I think we left with mixed feelings. Some things were delicious - the duck breast and the bread pudding were both phenomenal, and the frog legs were pretty great. Others adequate, the pork tenderloin, tasted fine but very dry, the salmon cakes, again were good but not great. Same with their signature strawberry pretzel cheesecake, it was good. Then some things totally missed the mark. The risotto next to the duck breast tasted like paste, the ratatouille veggies were heavily undercooked, and that's not a good thing to do to eggplant. I'd say it was worth the $21.21, but I do think it could be better.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.