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Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 12 times today


770 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
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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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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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We can cater any event any size.
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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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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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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 770 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipSavytaster (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

vipBrucej (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

HANS125 (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined 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