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9 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712
+1 678-765-7911
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After a few friends recommending this place and not wanting to drive into the City for my birthday, I thought we'd give this a try. Never again. Food was okay but not worth the price. Wait staff was inattentive and had no interest in being of "service" at any level. Yes, they did give me a free dessert for my... More 

Thank Marti R
Buford, Georgia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a "from farm to table" type restaurant. The chef uses organic ingredients and is very creative. Last night's plate was an organic chicken breast with a chipotle honey glaze served over lentils, with haricot verts, a few brussel sprouts, carrots and fingerling potatoes. The dessert was a bread pudding with some type of creme fraiche, chocolate drizzled atop... More 

Thank tacarlson
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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336 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch was very nice here in downtown Buford; service was great and friendly. The antipasto was good, the house-baked bread likewise (though I didn't like the garlic butter while the wife did). Pasta carbonara was ok, with too many extra ingredients (scallions, mushrooms), but flavorful. The pork loin was also ok, Germanic with apple sauce, and a tad too sweet... More 

Thank mjmccoymd
North Augusta, South Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I had dinner with another couple at Sperata recently and left with full bellies and big smiles. The service was fast, friendly, and efficient (Thanks Oliver!). We highly recommend the fried green tomatoes and the escargot, both fantastic but very filling. The Steak Dianne and Rack of Lamb were excellent entree choices. The restaurant has a lot... More 

1 Thank RxRusty
Flowery Branch, Georgia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I’ll be honest; Sperata wasn’t our first choice for date night last Saturday, because the restaurant we wanted to go to, a chic steakhouse in Braselton, Georgia was booked up solid. We knew we were craving steak and looked up the Sperata menu online and noticed they had Steak Diane, one of our favorites from 3 decades ago when we... More 

1 Thank Michael K
Lilburn, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We celebrated our anniversary with a special dinner at Sperata. It was Monday evening, so there were very few diners. We started with bacon-wrapped scallops on a bed of corn chowder. Delicately seasoned and beautifully plated. I had the parmesan pesto cod and my husband had steak diane, Both were delicious and perfectly presented. Every bite was delicious! The service... More 

1 Thank Trela H
Clermont, Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have been to Sperata at least 10 times and travel a good hour to get there. Sophisticated cuisine, nothing premade, amazing taste blends...We are never disappointed. A meal that you want to be slow so you can talk and savor the experience.

2 Thank larrybecker
Gainesville, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Owned and operated by a real chef who knows and cares about his food. Warm inviting atmosphere, excellent food, good service. The onion tart and the bread are enough to keep me coming back, but everything I order is delicious. We would dine there more often, but it is 45 minutes from my home. Definately worth the drive.

1 Thank Joyce H
Hoschton, Georgia
Level Contributor
97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We went specifically because of Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. They offer a 5 course tasting menu ($55) and an optional wine pairing $35) which we tried. My husband and I each ordered something different so we could try everything. It was really wonderful. The onion tart was to die for and charcuterie plate was very good. Both... More 

Thank Paula35805
Level Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We arrived right after opening time for dinner due to an early meeting that evening. The FOOD and SERVICE were excellent. The server had EXCELLENT knowledge of the menu and the sources of the food. She said the chef was very experienced, creative and picky about the food he used to make the meals It showed in his work! We... More 

1 Thank P T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Buford
  • Phone Number: +1 678-765-7911

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?