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Date
Fri, 4/20
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9:30 PM
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Sperata

4.6
797 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located in charming Historic Downtown Buford, Sperata offers an amazing fusion of delectable food and friendly service in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere. The world-renowned chef and owner prepares meals around the freshest and finest quality ingredients, pleasing each distinct palette with mouth-watering aromas and flavors. The dinner menu includes such favorites as Grilled Scallops in Tomato Tapenade, Sperata House Salad, Filet Mignon with Portobello Mushroom, and Vanilla Bean Crème Brule, all cooked to perfection. Enjoy daily features, which include a variety of fish specialties such as Banana-Rum Crusted Halibut with Butternut Squash Ravioli and Coconut Lemongrass Sauce. Superb culinary creations are complimented by an exceptional wine list and full bar. Upstairs from the main dining room is an equally inviting function room that seats up to 100 guests and is perfect for private and corporate parties and entertaining. We invite you to a most pleasurable dining experience!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch parties of 12 or more call for reservations

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5pm- 10:00pm, Sunday 4-9pm
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Phone number
(678) 765-7911
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Hope
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Private party facilities
Semi private 20 to 100 guests; personalized menus.
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Private party contact
Petra Hope: (678) 546-9111
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Catering
We can cater any event any size.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Public lot next to the restaurant, some street parking is available in front of restaurant.
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Entertainment
Occasional live jazz in the upstairs lounge. Call the restaurant for the upcoming schedule
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Special events & promotions
Banquet room for special events seating up to 100 guests. Call the restaurant to arrange a tour of the facility.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 797 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was my second time this month. The food is exquisite and beautiful! presented with large servings. The chicken picata and wild caught salmon are excellent choice not to mention the crème brulette. The quality freshness and texture is amazing.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Dining at Sperata is a consistent pleasure. The food, the service, the ambiance compares to any of the better restaurants in the Atlanta area. The wait staff is highly professional and accommodating; you want something special, they will do their best to provide it. Everything on the menu is well prepared by the chef and you will remember your experience for a long time. My greatest advice to anyone planning to visit this superior establishment—make a reservation via Open Table. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Another great meal at our favorite restaurant. Michael's service met all our expectations.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Enjoyed the Caesar salad so much and the Maui Maui fish. Everything was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent meal at Sperata with excellent service from Oliver. Chef made us the Sperata salad that for some reason they took off the menu, put it back on it’s amazing and your signature.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Reservation at 7:15 and left restaurant at 9:36 not by our choice...long, long service. Took forever to get each choice! Ordered Salmon and 10 minutes later was told they were out due to a large party upstairs. Food mediocre. Pricey without quality.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

A perfect evening start to finish!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love this place. Awesome time dining with friends this past Friday night. Food was fantastic! Our server Charles was fabulous! Outstanding cocktails and wine selection.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We went to Sperata before going to the Buford Community Theatre. Our second time to Sperata and were not disappointed, Food was absolutely wonderful with incredible sauces. Great Caesar Salad and dessert. This is becoming my favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

So glad we were referred to this lovely restaurant. Oliver is awesome. Great service and the food was fabulous. Fried green tomatoes, Picasso Salad, Rack of Lamb & Pork Tenderloin. GENEROUS portions and wonderful flavors. Can't wait to return. Thanks for a terrific evening out!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sister in law visiting from Ecuador with her husband.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It was simply great food and great service. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We entered to the live piano music and a few open table right up front. Luckily we were seated near the back as the piano (while enjoyable) would have made conversation impossible at a table near by. We tried to order a bottle of Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary, but were told their last bottle had already been opened. We ended up getting a glass each and it was a great wine. However, some sort of acknowledgment for the inconvenience would have been nice rather than simply being charged full price for the glasses. We ordered the carpaccio which was amazing, full of flavor and plenty for a party of 4. We also ordered the lobster bisque which was very good. I will say here that our server seemed to be very distracted despite not having a large amount of tables. We had long waits between all of our courses and our orders including our 2nd glasses of wine since we couldn't get a bottle. In addition, the bread when it came seemed to have been burnt. My wife ordered the rack of lamb which was delicious and a very large size, I had the pork Wellington which was also delicious and quite large. In fact, we were so full from our 3 courses we couldn't order a dessert. Which is too bad as the sticky toffee pudding sounded delicious.

All in all, I give the food and atmosphere top marks, the service was a great when he was paying attention. But getting out in less than 2 full hours would have been appreciated. We will definitely be back, on a future special occasion.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Menu changed since i was last there. Seems to be more focused on pri fixe which i dont like. Regular menu is much more limited now. Also menu did not match the website which is not good. If you are going to have a web site keep it up to date. The waiter, Oliver, is just awesome tho.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant located in downtown Buford Ga.It is an old hardware store that is very nostalgic and nicely decorated. We would have rated higher except for not doing anything to celebrate a birthday other than noting the fact. A small piece of cake with a candle would have been nice.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food and service - always enjoy this restaurant !!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Met friends there Saturday evening to catch up. It was the perfect setting--the Van Gogh's and dark tones gave it a European countryside feeling and the pianist playing in the background set the perfect tone. Able to enjoy a quiet conversation with good friends. Our server Sebastian was very attentive and the food was excellent. We will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was a little loud near the piano. Hard to hear my date without talking loud.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Exceeded all expectations in every way. Highly recommended for romantic evening.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everyone enjoyed their meal as one of the best they had eaten in quite some time.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The Service, Atmosphere and Food were amazing! We had a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

This was our first visit and we live only 15 minutes away. Why didn't we go there sooner? Anyway, our experience was amazing. The service and food was amazing.
My husband and I did not order from the fixed price menu from the left side of the menu. We selected our own three course meal and wine.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Charles was our waiter incredible job very attentive and as usual the food was amazing

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

For years, Sperata has never failed to delight us!
From the lobster bisque to the filet with peppercorn sauce, to the creme brûlée, my meal was fantastic, as were the other 3 in our party who enjoyed the pork, cod, and chicken entrees with delightful sides chosen by the chef. Special thanks to our server Michael who always takes great care of us, (and we so enjoy the table by the window)! I highly recommend this established gem in downtown Buford!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience! We went here for a late Valentine's day, and the meal, ambiance, and friendly, personal service were superb.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing evening at Sperata! Service is fantastic and the meal "world class". Next date night will be at Sperata.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Its not too often I'm disappointed with a dining experience. My friend and I had reservations at 7pm and arrived at 7:05. The hostess seated the couple before us and instead of returning to seat us she provided water, etc, for the couple and after approx. 10 minutes she returned to the hostess stand and welcomed us. She then went to bus and prepare the table where we were to be seated. We had to wait another 10 minutes. We were finally seated at 7:30. We sat there for another 10-15 minutes when in exasperation I got a waitpersons attention. She (Amanda) came to our table and seemed to be surprised we had not been served, in any way. Our table was not one of her assigned tables. Her attitude was great and her service was exceptional. What had been a very disappointing dining experience was salvaged by her. Please note that the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Sperata is a gem. Excellent food in an adult restaurant. Never disappointed with our meals here.
You can count on a really pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Consistently very good food and service. They had a special fixed price multi-course offer during Valentines Day week that was outstanding. Piano player Saturday night took requests and made it lots of fun.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Sperata is one of the better fine dining expereiences in the area. The food is well prepared and flavorfull. The wait staff is very professional and accommodating. Reservations are strongly encouraged as this is a local favorite of distinguishing diners.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our waiter, Michael, was spot-on. His friendly personality, extreme patience, and menu knowledge were much appreciated.

Disappointed in the fixed menu though -
Had been here before and had a most wonderful meal selection

Too noisy for such beautiful ambiance

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was incredible ! And our waiter was fantastic. The only reason I gave a low score on value was that when I booked the reservation (about a month in advance) there was nothing on the web site re a special menu. They even called to confirm the reservation and did not say anything. But when we arrived we were handed a special 4 course menu that was $95 person ! This was way over our budget and way too much food. We both took home most of the steak. We were too full to eat the dessert but it wasn't type of food that would be good to take home so we at it. We didn't eat all of the 1st course either because we knew we had to save room for the multiple courses.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner, where else would you want to take the love of your life? While I typically don't have the luxury to go out on Valetines due to work obligations, this was a time and situation that worked out perfectly. The food, the ambience it was wonderful. My only issues were my portions and the live music. While I gladly gave my wife the options first, I did notice unequal portion matching on multiple items on the set menus. The music was beautiful, just really loud. I don't know how to play a piano nor make the notes softer while still setting the mood, but it was just slightly overwhelming.
Overall we had a wonderful night with just us and no kids.
Thank you so much

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our meal was $267 including tax tip, meal, and wine. It was a set menu: shared large appetizer and shared dessert: we received our own entree and salad. Entree was filet( which was fabulous) and lobster tail-we both agreed it was ok. For $267 I’d rather just go to chops and it would have been cheaper. We’ve been to chops numerous times and never spent $267 and we did order wine appetizer dessert and it was still cheaper. I did call Resturant on Saturday before and they said regular menu ( I figured something special since it was Valentines Day) but hey it was Saturday before Valentines Day what are we supposed to do?? Cancel it?? Hahah.. we wanted something special but no alternatives no substitutions? Won’t recommend. Then when we showed up it was a set menu

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I celebrated Valentine's Day with my girlfriend here. The pre-selected menu was outstanding, and the service was fantastic as well. The restaurant is a little pricey, but for a special date that is OK.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We did go on Valentines day, and we didn't know it was a fixed menu, but they did work with us to make a couple of minor changes. The filet was a very good cut that was cooked to perfection. The lava cake dessert was dark chocolate heaven. Wonderful date night. There was an excellent piano player at night too.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Best food I've ever eaten in my life! The Salmon was delectable. The leeks was salacious. The potatoes were tasty and flavored. Even the water tasted better than anything I've tasted in 20 years.

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