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!
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!
Sister in law visiting from Ecuador with her husband.
It was simply great food and great service. We will be back.
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.
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.
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.
Great food and service - always enjoy this restaurant !!!
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!
It was a little loud near the piano. Hard to hear my date without talking loud.
Exceeded all expectations in every way. Highly recommended for romantic evening.
Everyone enjoyed their meal as one of the best they had eaten in quite some time.
The Service, Atmosphere and Food were amazing! We had a wonderful evening!
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.
Charles was our waiter incredible job very attentive and as usual the food was amazing
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!
Excellent service and food
Absolutely fantastic experience! We went here for a late Valentine's day, and the meal, ambiance, and friendly, personal service were superb.
Amazing evening at Sperata! Service is fantastic and the meal "world class". Next date night will be at Sperata.
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.
Sperata is a gem. Excellent food in an adult restaurant. Never disappointed with our meals here.
You can count on a really pleasant evening.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The food was amazing!!! We ordered fried green tomatoes for an appetizer, I had steak and my wife had the salmon. All the portions were very generous and everything we had was delicious... like want to lick the plate delicious (we refrained). We will definitely be back!
This is the third time we have eaten at Sperata and each time we loved it. The food has always been great and the service is also. I have recommended Sperata to friends who have also found it wonderful. Do yourself a favor and try it. You will not be disappointed.
Never had a bad experience here. Our waiter, Oliver is on point with food and drinks.
Oliver was a friendly and attentive server. The food was excellent!
We came for a dinner on Monday as almost all restaurants in the area were closed. Overall experience was good and thanks for hosting us.
Second time there we thought the first time was nice this time was even better our server was Sabastian he was incredibly attentive
My wife and I were here to celebrate my birthday. We have been here several times and have always been very satisfied.
The food is always of the highest quality and tonight was no exception. Sperata has a great chef !!!!
Presentation and service match the quality of the food !!!!
Ambience is perfect for romantic dining.
Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Gainesville area.
Amazing! Oliver was very sweet and accommodating. Went out of his way to learn a new drink just for me. Gave honest suggestions about food. Very personable and cleanly. Will come back for him again.
Lots of cheese and cream used in preparing most dishes. The food and wine menu on line are not accurate or up to date. We both had seafood special dish which were well prepared and the CA red blend wine. The service was spotty at best even though the restaurant was not full. The live piano music is a nice touch. Great garlic/butter spread for the fresh warm bread. We will be back someday just not real soon as there are many other fine dining experiences in the area.