Sperata

4.5
1042 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
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 1042 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSunshine
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliver is an exceptional waiter, warm and friendly, but professional at the same time. The bruschetta was excellent, as was the chicken liver appetizer. I was thrilled that there were anchovies for my Caesar salad, too. We have never been disappointed at Sperata.

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vipMichaelskis
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disorganized took 2 1/2 hours to dine. Food was good not great highly priced and small entree selections.
When presented bill server states our credit card machine is down need cash or Venmo then says I’m sure this was explained to us when reservation was made. And NO it wasn’t disclosed since reserved through Open Table.
I asked for Venmo account they hand write it for me but it’s incorrect and server begins to want to explain how to use Venmo at which point things went downhill rapidly. I use Venmo weekly if they’d given me correct information the 1st time everything would’ve been handed.
Much better options in vicinity.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had written a negative review about this restaurant because they denied me a table without a reservation, and it was true that they were sold out that particular night. Decided to actually try the foods first:)

The meals were outstanding, flavored right and so tender all the way. Service was impeccable too. Fish of the day was heavenly, the lamb was as delicious as reported and the bread pudding was awesomely great! will come back again. Very soon.

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Excellent
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Easter Meal-the special Easter menu advertised was not available for the $55 per person, but the full menu was available. It is a lovely place for an adult gathering or special date night-I probably wouldn't recommend for young children, but a lot of teens might enjoy it too for a special family occasion.

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vipFoodie
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waited forever for service. Food was good, not great. Menu had very limited entree choices

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JimmyW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening again at Sperata. Went for my sons engagement celebration. Started out with mussels and smoked salmon appetizers which were enjoyed by all followed by Sperata salads that were awesome. For the main course I had lamb chops, filet for my son and fish of the day(cod) for the ladies and dessert and coffee afterwards. Service as always was very good.

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vipClaudiuandMonica
Kyoto
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely dinner with live piano music by Larry the piano master !! Great foods, great company! Great atmosphere!

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StuartC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet. It was cooked perfectly. The service was exceptional as always. Love the quiet ambience.

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TragicG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and romantic. Delicious food and cocktails. Piano player. A perfect place for anniversaries and birthdays and date nights.

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KatS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oliver was very attentive to our needs throughout our dinner. Our seating was comfortable and it was quiet enough we could easily converse. The food was delicious. We will definitely dine here again!

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JanineV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Piano player was great! Added a lot to the ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Best dinner we ever had. Server was amazing and the food was about of this world delicious. I gues. It is our new favorite restaurant

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vipAngelafromATL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sperata. It is our favorite restaurant for the food, service and ambiance. Larry plays great piano, and Oliver serves up the best gin & tonics!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

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vipvles
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the everything about Sperata! Went there fir the first time a month ago and decide to dine there for Valentines Day. Excellent!

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vipHelwanO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was ok. The food was good n the price is reasonable.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a Great experience! Best fried green tomatoes!

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was1861
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food and service. Highly recommend.

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vipvles
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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MikeC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Definitely seeming to struggle in all aspects. Use to be a gem.

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joel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect, I look forward to returning and telling everyone how incredible this place is.

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ClyndaD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had a nice birthday dinner! Was it perfect? No but everything was handled professionally and to our satisfaction. We would go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to Sperata and it was perfect just like the first. It was a nice romantic night out with minimal other guests they don’t overbook and the food was top notch!

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was1861
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our favorite place to celebrate birthdays.

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Susan
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food and service are excellent. Have been going for several years.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Restaurant did not post the evening as a five course $145 pp only meal. Wine list $68-$100 for $20-$40 wines. We were a party of four. None of the wine glasses matched, none matched the wine being served. Drink ordered was not made correctly. Beef Tenderloin was not tender had to have been a choice grade. Someone needs to buy this restaurant it is a great location. I hope they can survive but they have to change. This was my second chance for them. I want be back until ownership changes.

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GregD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining area is small so this keeps the atmosphere quiet and enjoyable. The meals are spot on and their service is among the best.

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PeteandShay
Western NC
20 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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JolieAmor
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, food, service and price. This is one we will go back again without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are never disappointed with our experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a date night once a year at Sperata while we are visiting Lake Lanier every November from Florida. I would drive the ten hours just to enjoy the meal. It’s dark and cozy, the service is wonderful and the food amazing. You cannot go wrong for a special occasion, a date night or a simply great meal each and every time.

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ShaneS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner for daughters 18th birthday- I ordered the lamb chops and they were amazing. My wife had the filet and she really enjoyed it. My daughter got the pork medallions and enjoyed them. Overall a great experience.

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JimmyW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on 10/24 and had a very nice evening. Started with escargot appetizer that we shared which was superb. Moved on to house salad that was very good. Wife had filet for entree and myself salmon and after dinner drinks. Larry the piano man added great ambiance to a very nice dinner.

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tims
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional environment. Our waiter Oliver was amazing and the food is second to none. We will definitely be going back, and I highly recommend Sperata.

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food quality. The meal was cook to perfection and was ready about 15 to 20 minutes after we ordered.

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Tammy
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is outstanding, but the servers are always short staffed and stressed out. I ask to speak with the owner, but he was unavailable. I emailed him with no response. I do like this restaurant overall, but it is expensive with so-so service, so I likely will not be going back since there are so many nice restaurants in Gwinnett County to choose for now.

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JessicaT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my go-to for special occasions. The last time was my (hard-of-hearing) father's birthday with two sisters. It was perfect. Oliver is the best; always makes me feel welcome.

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vipkhoff
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Several of our dining party chose the monkfish special and it was fantastic!!!! Several ordered the steak and it was delicious too. Terrific service!

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was very delicious. My husband loved the steak, and he is very hard to please when it comes to steak! The piano music was very pretty as well.

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GeraldS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are stellar. This is our favorite special occasion place. Always a treat.

FAQs

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

Sperata is rated 4.5 stars by 1042 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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