Sperata

4.7
1064 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table

About

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1064 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was helpful, friendly and professional. The food was amazing

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BillD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Piano too Loud! Literally could not carry on a conversation.

Too much dressing on ceaser salad.

Service was slow to initiate food order.

Food very good.

Never offered more wine or other beverage options

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SusanN
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, and food. The place has a sophisticated and relaxed ambiance. A true pleasure to dine here.

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vipAngelafromATL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful gem in Buford. Oliver is the best! The food is excellent, and the ambiance is cozy.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal from appetizers to dessert was amazing. The plating and presentation of the food is beautiful and the meals were perfectly prepared. The atmosphere and staff are fantastic. Me and my wife will definitely be back to this wonderful restaurant. Kudos to the chef for an amazing dinner!

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BrianP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice find. Oliver was very pleasant and chatty, Great ambience and background music, Food excellent. Will definitely visit again soon. Chris a very personable and happy host/chef who gave us time for chat. 5 Star service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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MichaelS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was excellent. However, they changed the menu since we last visited and the options were very limited (I think there were only 4 entree options and the only seafood was a pasta). I ordered a vegetarian dish that was edible but i did not enjoy it. It was also a price-fixed menu, so we couldn’t just order an appetizer and drinks to enjoy the ambiance when we realized there were no entrees that we were interested in. We won’t return, which is unfortunate because this used to be our favorite restaurant.

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HEIDI
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sperata is our favorite restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries and special milestones in our lives.

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vipOpenTableDiner
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our server (Barrett) was outstanding: informative, thoughtful, accommodating, and delightful.

Fun atmosphere!

Very professional servers. .

Everything was outstanding: service, ambience, wine selection…..

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RayleneC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Food was very good and service was great. The piano player was excellent and made the evening very fun. My party of 8 will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and never disappoints

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VirginiaB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost cancelled due to the weather. I called the restaurant and spoke with them. They offered to meet me at my car with an umbrella when I arrived so I decided to keep my table time. The umbrella was unnecessary since it wasn't raining in Buford, however this kind gesture alone says enough about this business. I ordered the Mediterranean salad, a glass of wine and the filet. Everything was cooked Supurb the flavors phenomenal the ambiance was beautiful especially since my family are French immigrants. Very European would recommend to anyone. The waiter was very professional and knowledgeable.
I will definently return.

JD
JonD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Server left half way through the meal without telling us or notifying anyone else. Food was NOT cooked to request 1st OR 2nd time. Management really couldn’t have cared less. Terribly disappointed.

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HappyHubby
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed yet another wonderful anniversary dinner at Sperata. The food was delicious and unique making it a real treat. The team is top notch and we love that we can take our time and enjoy a proper multi-course dinner without rushing. This is huge when you have babysitters. It was a lovely evening and we'll definitely be back!

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ArthurA
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sperata is the best fine dining restaurant in north Georgia, for quality of food and ambiance.

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FredS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love dining at Sperata. The atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. We are actually able to have conversation and hear what the other is saying. The food is always delicious from start to finish. The pianist adds a nice touch. Sets a perfect mood for a wonderful evening out.

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Abbey
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance was outstanding! We celebrated my partner’s birthday and could not have been more pleased!

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the atmosphere of this place, the food and music was great. Sadly, when I ordered my food, the waiter looked at me and assumed I didn't know what Carpaccio was. He asked, "Are you sure you know what that is?" I was floored. Sometimes, it's simply the way you ask a question.

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Blake
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Awesome service! Awesome food! Awesome ambiance! Just Awesome! Thank you Oliver...

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vipPatriciaC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Enjoyed our experience but it was so dark that my date and I could not see our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience 🥰

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johnnyj
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Excellent to experience fine dining is a casual atmosphere. Great service, fantastic wines, and delicious foods.

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MCS51
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and excellent service!

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vipKathleenD
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I had a fabulous experience and a delicious dinner. Service was exceptional.

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kenr
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Chris always offers a great menu, even if he's cut it back a bit in the covid world. But his offerings are always amazing, & tonight I had the seafood risotto which was fabulous as was Judy's saltimbocca. We love being there when Larry's playing the piano too.

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AnnaN
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a Violinist playing while we were there. The food was fantastic! So good! Totally worth the 4 course meal. Great portions. We have a new go to place. Service was great, they were so nice and answered our questions and repeated the specials a couple of times when needed.

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RickS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food good, server inexperienced but pleasant.
Violinist played too loudly as if putting on a performance, made if difficult to converse with friends.
Had to ask server to tell violinist to play more softly and provide background music, we did not go to Sperata to hear a performance.

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ArthurA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true hidden gem tucked away in downtown Buford. Fine dinning at its best. It has become, for us, our go to for true dinning pleasure.

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retrogumbo
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Sperata is delightful therapy! Never rushed, delicious, and excellent music!

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bevo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location, free parking, excellent food and service! everything was great!

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vipStan
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday for two gentlemen & wives with the husband’s with birthdays.
I was disappointed in that no lamb was on the menu but after talking with the owner he said that it was a Special but our waitress forgot to go over with us.
Wives had tenderloin , one husband had the saltimboca ( sp??) and I had the Seafood Risotto. All were good and well prepared.
They are doing Course Meals now. 2-3-4 courses but it worked ok but did not like fir this restaurant.

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AnnS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Oliver's service was exceptional.

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vipStacey
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had been to Sperata many times before the pandemic. I did not realize they had gone to an all price fixed menu (my fault not theirs). But the food was not as good as I remembered. A fish dish described as risotto was not risotto. It was more jambalaya and it was bland. I don’t think we will go back until they have an a la carte menu again.

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Dwa08
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, it was a wonderful dinner and over all experience! We will definitely be coming back multiple times!!

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vipAngelafromATL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Larry's piano playing is the cherry on top.

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GAFoodie
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great choice to celebrate my sister’s birthday

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DavidD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place for a good date. A place to bring the wife, and not the side piece.

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MicheleC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We were not told of a set Mother's Day menu. It was a nice selection - especially the salads and desserts.
The service given by Sebastian was exceptional.
We were happy with our family dinner.

Michele & Vinnie

FAQs

Sperata offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 765-7911.

Sperata is rated 4.7 stars by 1064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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