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About Sperata

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!

9 East Main Street
Buford, GA 30518
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch parties of 12 or more call for reservations

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5pm- 10:00pm, Sunday 4-9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 765-7911

Website:
http://www.speratarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Occasional live jazz in the upstairs lounge. Call the restaurant for the upcoming schedule

Catering:
We can cater any event any size.

Parking Details:
Public lot next to the restaurant, some street parking is available in front of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Hope

Private Party Facilities:
Semi private 20 to 100 guests; personalized menus.

Private Party Contact:
Petra Hope: (678) 546-9111

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

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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Sperata Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.8

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4.4

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (16)
Good for a Date (15)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Live Music (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Authentic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Casual (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic! Great food and service = awesome date night. You won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Seating was prompt. Atmosphere was very good with a piano playing quietly in the background (did not interfere with conversations as some do). The menu and specials were explained very well. We had a vegetarian curry that the chef prepared and he spiced it up a bit at our request. It was very good. We also had a fried green tomatoes and a fantastic spinach salad for an appetizer. My dish was filet Diane cooked medium and it was perfect. Very good dining experience, I would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food & service was exceptional!! Definitely will be heading back for more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food, wonderful service & excellent seating! Enjoyed a fun evening with friends for a birthday. The staff was very accommodating! Love Sperata Restaurant!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We loved Sperata. First discovered it a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. We have eaten at many great restaurants around the world and I think the food at Sperata compares favorably with some of the best. We will definitely be back again and again.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Outstanding

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fantastic food and great service with live piano music on the weekends. Great venue for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

From the moment we walked in the door til the time we left Mike and crew made Sperata a delight. The food was first rate the service was excellent. We never felt rushed or that we were somehow a bother to the staff. In short, for those who remember fine dining from a more elegant time I can highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We celebrated our one year anniversary, the atmosphere was nice, the service was excellent and I would rank the food at the top. The piano player even played our song, which was a lovely touch. Very great night and excellent food. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions. Well worth it, we plan on coming again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent in every way! Our waiter Oliver is the BEST!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and service.

ambience perfect for intimate dining !!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was a easy to find location. Restaurant is pretty. Food was good but a very limited menu, maybe some pasta dishes are necessary. As a chocolate lover I ordered as dessert the cake but first it arrived not as warm as it should be and also with a bitter taste. The pianist is an excellent interpreter and a kind friendly guy

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The server Michael & team were gracious, food recommendation was spot on, dessert awesome and the drinks superb. Thanks again Sperata for a great Anniversary venue choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our go-to restaurant for special occasions, and we're never disappointment. We believe in supporting our local businesses, and this restaurant is one of the finest. Thanks!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants, and as always, a great experience. We were celebrating our anniversary.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Great food and service!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was extremely slow coming out, so much so that after an hour we cancelled our dinner. Nice for a 5th wedding anniversary. I have been there many times but doubt I will make the effort to come back

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Oliver always treats you as though you are the only one in the restaurant. Very friendly & informative.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS EATERY. FOOD, SERVICE, SPECIALS, AND LOCATION IS GREAT. I SUGGEST TO SET IN THE WINDOW SEATS BUT THERE ARE ONLY TWO SO SLIM PICKINGS BUT TRY THRU RESERVATIONS.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 1, 2017

I came here for a birthday dinner with my girlfriend and it was excellent. Server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered the prosciutto antipasto appetizer and it was phenomenal. The fresh mozzarella and vinaigrette were refreshing and light. We then had the soup and a vidalia onion tart. The soup was a tomato basil and was served at the perfect temperature and was just the right consistency. The tart was flaky and flavorful. The pacing of the meal was well done as we did not feel rushed or that it was taking too long. We ordered a bottle of wine, but the server informed us they were out and recommended a different bottle which was not on the menu. It ended up costing less than the one we had selected, but was very well-balanced. Our entrees were a filet and a beef Wellington. The meat was cooked evenly and exactly to the temperature we ordered. Tender cuts of meat and good portion sizes allowed us to take them home and enjoy them a second time. The chefs sides were Brussel sprouts and cauliflower and were well seasoned. We had the creme brulee for dessert and it was by far the best we had ever had. The custard was light and the carmelizing on top was decadent. It was the perfect pallet cleanser for an excellent meal.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent food and impeccable service. This restaurant is a fine dining venue and an excellent choice for a world class meal. Chef Chris Hope is always creating wonderful menu choices and dining here is an experience not just a meal!

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was very good
Presentation was good but not exceptional
Service was excellent
Nice environment overall
Pianist was very good but dressed like he just got back from the Home Depot
That downtown area gives you a kind of blighted rust belt feel with lots of locals In Hawaiian shirts

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food4
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Excellent as always! We have never been disappointed with the food or the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was fantastic....there were eight of us who had various entrees and appetizers and all of us thought our meals were fantastic! Michael greeted us and Amanda served us and both made my sisters birthday dinner feel very special.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good food and excellent service. A good place for a special occasion. The piano music was a very touch.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Great experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was exceptional – everything we had tasted amazing! We started with an appetizer of escargot, then followed with a cold cucumber soup that was delicious and refreshing. Our entrées were perfectly done, and Michael provided on the spot service all night long..

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Best part of the evening was the live piano music -- played non-stop for the entire time we were there (nearly 2 hours). Service was condescending and negligent. Cesar Salad was swimming in dressing. Other food was pretty good, but did not live up to the restaurant's reputation. A pity -- this could have been a splendid evening -- instead it was just OK and the music saved the dinner date.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

When asked once at this restaurant if it was a special occasion I responded, "Yes, it's Friday." My meal this last Saturday, July 15, was my "special occasion" birthday dinner. We started with the peanut encrusted shrimp as an appetizer, had the Picasso Salad for starters, the Steak Diane for our entree, and finished with coffee. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. A year ago on for my birthday meal I had the pleasure of eating at Jules Verne, a Michelin star restaurant in the Eiffel Tower in Paris, my meal at Sperata was better. My thanks to our waiter, Oliver, for the exceptional service, and my compliments to Chef Chris Hope for an exceptional meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We were pleased to see Oliver again who we remembered from our first Sperata experience, and then Michael took great care of us. Both were exceptional, as was the rest of the team, in terms of taking care of us. The food was once again outstanding. We had the fried green tomatoes appetizer, Sperata signature salad, duck entree and lemon tart. All were incredible and it was the perfect spot for our anniversary! We vowed not to wait a full year to come back, and to bring others with us to share this gem.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Sperata was wonderful! Our waiter was professional and attentive. The owner of the restaurant welcomed us when we first sat down. There was a piano player that was fantastic. We opened with the Vidalia onion tart. It was delicious. Our entrees were excellent. I had the Steak Diane and it was one of the best steaks I've ever had. It was the perfect place for a date. We will definitely go to Sperata again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

What a fabulous dinner experience!! The food was excellent from the prosciutto starter to the entrees of duck and saltimbocca, to the finishing chocolate dessert! Our waiter was very attentive, yet not hovering at all. He was perfect, which allowed our date plenty of conversation time to get to know each other. I was surprised it wasn't busier, as this is a hidden gem!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Very enjoyable meal

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

This is a small, romantic restaurant. Service was really wonderful. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The food was cooked perfectly and delicious. Portion sizes were quite large for this type of restaurant so it was very filling. We went for our anniversary and will definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Restaurant does a fantastic job with quality, quantity and presentation. Outstanding service. Cozy and upscale atmosphere. GREAT FOOD! Bread pudding is outstanding!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have been going to Sperata for years. It's always one of our top restaurants from which to choose when looking for a special place to dine or celebrate. Sometimes it's just the two of us, sometimes we bring our two grown kids. This time it was just the two of us, and we had another perfect meal. We were fortunate enough to have Oliver as our waiter again, whose service was as impeccable as usual. The food is always first rate, from appetizers to main course, to an after dinner brandy. Saturday night there was live piano music by a former army band member, making the night even more enjoyable. The evening couldn't have been more perfect. Thanks as always. Cheers! Nancy & Ed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Beautiful Piano playing, Vegan accomodating, excellent service (thank you Michael!), great food! Really enjoyed everything about our anniversary dinner at Sperata! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Vegan
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This was our first time and it was just amazing. The quality of food was on point, the servers did great, and I really enjoyed the ambiance with the piano player. You can tell that they take pride in the food and service they provide. Highly recommend for people who enjoy quality meat that is paired up with the right sauce and side dish to bring out the flavors the chef intended. Job well done.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The ambiance was very nice with the live piano music. Not too loud it was a great dining atmosphere and you could carry a conversation without getting loud. The food was excellent and the chef was very accommodating. We discovered an ingredient that did not agree with my wife and the chef went out of his way to make the dish to her liking. Very enjoyable and have already recommended to several other couples!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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