The Perfect Caper
Great food and serviceThe Perfect Caper never disappoints. This was our 5th time having dinner with them and it was excellent as usual. Noelle (sp) was our friendly, professional and efficient server. I had the duck (a favorite of mine), my husband had the filet mignon and our son had Mommas chicken. All dishes were prepared correctly and arrived promptly as ordered. Portions were large for the money. The chocolate bread pudding is highly recommended! We frequent several restaurants in the area and this one is by far the highest quality and best value for the money. Appropriate for business dinners, special occasions or just because. The chef is creative and the menu is well rounded. Pretty work Perfect Caper!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAs I have said before thisAs I have said before this is one of my favorite spots. The place is great and alot of my friends agree. I meet there alot for lunch. I like there jazz nights too5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMhard to find - but worth the huntHard place to find - sign not visible from the street and right next door to a juvenile probation office! But once inside you totally forget you are even in Florida!
The service was outstanding and staff helpful. Bartender extremely knowledgeable with medium sized wine list, and great at specialty cocktails. He gave us samples of wines to help us make our dinner decision. So refreshing to have a well trained staff, who makes your dining experience enjoyable, and knows menu inside and out. Only 'miss' was the cheddar cheese grits - maybe its a southern thing - we did not enjoy. The apps of calamari, spring pea soup, and pate were delightful. We enjoyed the filet, and shrimp tempura and penne pasta.
Highly recommend this place.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Cobia was excellent! TheThe Cobia was excellent! The Brined Pork Chop was a hit with my husband, who has discriminating palate...Our guests were delighted by the service and food...4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTHis is our second visit andTHis is our second visit and it was as fantastic as the first. We now think of The Perfect Caper as our favorite restaurant in SW Florida.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect Caper is consistentlyThe Perfect Caper is consistently excellent. The food, service and the fact that the owner who is a chef is one of the best there is, is present and oversees the whole operation is a real plus.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPurely deliciousGreat lunch experience....too much food, but so what! Skip dinner. The two-for-one is difficult to resist. We shared the appetizer pate, a perennial treat, then we each had the pork belly sandwich. I mean, who thought that up....purely delicious decadence! Don't miss it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience fromWonderful experience from staff and food was exquisite..can't wait to return ,people there get it..you must not miss this place4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great surprise. ThisWhat a great surprise. This restaurant is wonderful in all ways from the food choices to the service. We never wanted for anything but never felt rushed.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a perfect place for aWhat a perfect place for a gathering of family and almost family for the special occasion of a 96th birthday celebration. We were greeted warmly when we arrived. Our table was set in an attractive fashion. Our server helped us understand what we were ordering and all eight meals were delivered to us at an excellent pace. You don't usually get that kind of service with a large party. The food was well seasoned and served hot. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We'll be back!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu selection was veryThe menu selection was very good, food preparation, appearance, and flavor were excellent, and the service was outstanding. We highly recommend this restaurant.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have recently moved toWe have recently moved to the area from the UK and believe we have found a true gem...this was our 5th or 6th visit over the last few months and will keep coming back for more!! Food is beautifully cooked and presented with an excellent choice of dishes all coupled with a good selection of wines.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best in Punta GordaThe only fine dining in Punta Gorda. The food is consistenly over the top and the customer service is outstanding. The owner really has it fiqured out. Prices on the higher side but you get what you pay for - excellence4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI love the Caper. Love thereI love the Caper. Love there 2/1 lunch menu,plus great specials.Iike the jazz nights.I just like it there and their food is just wonderful...One of my favorite lunch spots.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great dining experienceWe had a great dining experience at the Perfect Caper as usual. Our server was Gabrial and he did an outstanding job. Jeanie, the chef and owner, came over to say hello which we felt was a nice touch. This is one of the only fine dining restaurants in Charlotte County and have no recommendations for improvement.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best food ever! A mustThe best food ever! A must dining experience every time we come to Florida!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third time toThis was our third time to have dinner at the Perfect Caper. Food is always delicious and consistent...Staff is always professional.Last time we ate at the restaurant they called a few days after to check on our experience. I thought this was a very nice touch..... Definetely a great place to eat and work !!!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy third visit to The PerfectMy third visit to The Perfect Caper. The restaurant has become a favorite place to take my friends for a special occasion. The food is superb and they have a 2 for $20 lunch which offers quite a few choices at a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend the restaurant.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoy this restaurant.Really enjoy this restaurant. Dined there twice this week. One comment and it happened both times, our plates were empty but we had not finished chewing our food, the server arrives and removes our plates and silverware. Kind of like – here's your hat what's your hurry.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again our meals wereOnce again our meals were very good and service was excellent......attentive and friendly but not disruptive.
Salmon was cooked perfectly, crab cake was flavorful and moist. . Dim lights added to the ambiance ...a very relaxing atmosphere3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the best experienceWe had the best experience of our six week stay in the area. Thank you.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived 15 minutes earlyWe arrived 15 minutes early for our 7:30 p.m. reservation. We were finally seated at 8:00. The management bought us round of drinks for our trouble. Food was wonderful. Our wait would not have been a big deal if we could have had a drink at the bar. Unfortunately, the bar is small and they serve meals there so there was no room to have a drink. They should not allow meal service when they are busy. I won't rush back even though the food was really great.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMStill disappointingAlthough the service can't be beat, The Perfect Caper continues to disappoint. We would not have gone if I hadn't received a gift certificate. The oysters appetizer always needs salt. The filet mignon was NOT melt-in-your-mouth; green beans were too al dente; crab cake is not a cake, but a pile of crab filling that didn't seem cooked. If you don't like filler, there is none in the crab cake, but a deconstructed pile of crab is not what one expects. The best parts of the meal were the amuse bouche and the tiny dessert treat.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. Visit everyLove this place. Visit every time we are in North Port and never disappointed.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friends and I were greetedMy friends and I were greeted enthusiastically and quickly were shown to a table. Very shortly our waitress asked about drinks and told us the specials of the day. The food was tasty. Wine better than some.
The attention our waitress was cheerful and prompt.
Thanks for an extraordinary experience.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe introduced two new couplesWe introduced two new couples to the Perfect Caper. They were delighted with the dinner and delighted that we had proposed it as a place to meet.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMReservations experience wasReservations experience was quick and easy! Follow up and 'reminder' is excellent exercise for all parties!
Hostess was exceptional.... Attentive, personable and witty! Service personnel was knowledgable , professional and personable.
Apps were hot when expected, good portions and very good. Entrees were exceptional.......great presentation, good portions, and excellent preparation! We had crab cakes, filet mignon, scallops..... all 'top shelf'!
A wonderful find.....w'll be seeking out Ella's in Westerly as well!!!
Sharyn Pulsifer Venice Florida3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTe Perfect Caper has , oneTe Perfect Caper has , one again , hit the mark...nice ambiance, good service and excellent food3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful meal with attentionA wonderful meal with attention to detail & unique flavor combinations. Dining at the Perfect Caper isn't just eating & the staff knows it. They go out of their way to make your experience special. Since we moved here we were trying to find that special place that you would want to bring your guests to & this is that place!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time forWe had a wonderful time for our first...but definitely not our last visit to The Perfect Caper.
I had indicated on our reservation that we were celebrating my husband's 75th Birthday. When we entered the restaurant the beautiful hostess greeted us and wished Gary a happy birthday. The first thing our excellent server did was to wish Gary a Happy Birthday. A very nice introduction to the restaurant. We were not disappointed with the food either - everything we had was delicious and plentiful - We chose both the calamari and mussels for our appetizers. Gary had the duck for his entrée and I had the rack of lamb! Both were outstanding! The finishing touch of coffee and fresh fruit with liquor sauce was to die for!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExtensive menu; lunch buyExtensive menu; lunch buy one get one free was a draw for us.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Resturant Gives you whatThis Resturant Gives you what eating out is all about great food great service at a fair price. They know what they are doing.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant, by far, inBest restaurant, by far, in Punta Gorda and possibly in SW Florida.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTake a copy of your reservation!!!We booked on line for 7.30 p.m.and received e-mail confirmation. When we arived at 7.25 p.m. a very lippy receptionist insisted our reservation was for 8.00 p.m.. She was not pleasant and since I did not have a copy of their e-mail I was left with no option but to accept that we had to wait . We eventually got a table at around 7.50 p.m. and the food and service were, as usual, very good.
When I got home I checked my e-mails and confirmed that we were booked for 7.30 p.m. I phoned the restaurant manager and he, after checking, said that someone had apparently changed our booking to 8 p.m. at around 11 p.m.the previous evening. It wasn't me.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect appetizers to shareSuper lunch with perfect sized portions of delicious treats. Don't miss the porkbelly tacos.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Caper was Perfect !The Perfect Caper is the Best Fine Dining we have enjoyed in a long time. Everything was Excellent !1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM