The Perfect Caper

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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
The Perfect Caper is Southwest Florida's premier dining destination. Located in Punta Gorda, halfway between Sarasota and Naples, on Florida's Gulf Coast. The Caper is a casually elegant neighborhood restaurant, with something for EVERYONE! The Caper offers a truly unique dining experience as well as superior service and atmosphere & craft cocktails....Globally inspired cuisine, locally sourced!

We feel the Caper is an extension of your home and that you and your family will feel welcomed at our table. Enjoy life...Eat Good Food!
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L
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Would go more often if prices were a bit lower.

m
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we are in town we try to stop by this restaurant. We love the food here.

B
Selkirkshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on our list - never disappointed!

LZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was tried was absolutely delicious. Great service and recommendations.

BT
Chicago
148 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. Simple foods become exquisite. Such wonderful flavors from the breads to salads to main course. Josh always makes things such fun. Definitely make this a stop for your next date night, birthday or anniversary.

JS
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first opportunity to return to the Perfect Caper this "season" and the overall experience, service and enjoyment of the dinner was wonderful, as it has been for several years. Some new creative options to choose from...and reconnecting with "old friends" staff added to the evening.

OT
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was fantastic! Always a great night at The Perfect Caper!!! Thank you!!!! N

NW
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite by accident we found an absolutely amazing dining experience at the Perfect Caper. Without knowing the area, we made reservations at what is known as a tourist restaurant. Upon arriving at our hotel we were able to clearly make a change based on the recommendation Ivar Hilton Hotel. We had an extraordinary meal and superb service in a lovely setting. Clearly Chef knows what she's talking about and what she's doing. We would clearly recommend to anyone who would like a phenomenal meal to enjoy fully the taste and overall sensations that Perfect Caper has to offer

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! We were completely surprised to receive the excellent level of service that was the perfect compliment to the exquisite meals we were served. We will be back.......with reinforcements! Ya know; mom, Uncle Bob, Aunty Lena, the kids.

S
Naples
53 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Card in table thanking us for celebrating our 20th anniversary at Perfect Caper.

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always perfect always delicious and the staff is always perfect... thank you

KL
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent find in Punta Gorda. My husband is a gourmet cook and was highly impressed by this little gem. We have already told 4 other friends about this restaurant and will definitely be returning. We enjoyed the Calamari, goat cheese salad, the tenderloin taco's and ending the lunch with the home made donuts.

MB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our 2 go to places for excellent food. The service, drinks and food are always excellent and we have never been disappointed. When we have visitors from out of town this is our first choice.

HT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff courteous, make you feel welcome; explained specials effectively.
Ambiance excellent.
Food delicious; presentation excellent.

MW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After having a ”perfect” meal on our anniversary in June, we decided to share our experience when family from Asheville. We again had a wonderful meal/experience on Tuesday.

JS
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I cannot say enough about the service as well. Very attentive. Will be going there often.

JP
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a top notch experience

SE
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For our 52nd anniversary I wanted to take my wife to one of the nicest restaurants in the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area. The perfect Caper. Of everyone I asked about the restaurant prior to going, all seemed to agree that the food was stupendous but the place was expensive. It was exactly that. But, (and that's a big BUT) you get what you pay for. We each had two cocktails which were mixed perfectly, which is getting to be an ordeal in places we eat and drink. A lot of restaurants either want to be heavy handed in the mixing or short-handed. A great mixed drink you can enjoy with or without food. A young lady brought us some bread that was very good and considering they had table side olive oil to apply to it that, really made it taste wonderful to us. We split a calamari appetizer that was prepared just so. Not too battered, not too naked and the sauce was tangy. Very good. For an entrée my wife ordered pan seared scallops and I had the duck. (You can google and view the menu online for exact names and pricing) Our waitress Yulia was well informed and very gregarious and an excellent waitress. Once again, it's not a cheap French restaurant, but it is very, very good. And once again, you get, what you pay for.

AP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t go wrong it’s a fantastic place to eat

AR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the staff attentive. Would absolutely return.

BT
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect as always. The salads were crisp, chilled and well prepared. The appies were very tasty and perfectly proportioned. Just love this place. The service will astound you as well.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous curry mussels!

H
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the moment of making a reservation to delivery of an outstanding desert, all was of quality and efficiency. The food (Rack of Lamb and the Duck) was outstanding. Our waiter was attentive to our needs ands quick to answer any and all our questions. The chef and his/her staff are fantastic in presentation and quality of food. Thanks again.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with our son. We all enjoyed our meals and excellent service. We will return.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about this restaurant, had the salmon - wonderful, husband had the short ribs and gnocchi which was EXCEPTIONAL ... we will be back!

BT
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Punta Gorda. The food is spectacular. Fish dishes are to die for. Noodle dishes are beyond imagination. Josh is so knowledgeable and the staff superb. If you have a hard time walking there is a disabled spot on the side and by the lounge door.

DI
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious well presented food. Attentive service.

RR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and was very happy with the choice. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were outstanding and service impeccable as always

RS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very good restaurant for your Anniversary or Birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mothers 82nd birthday and Josh was awesome the service and food was delicious and there was no push to move us out it was a great relaxing dinner

CW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice venue for a rare special occasion for the average middle-class. It’s a bit pricey for regularly dining out, unless the cost is irrelevant. Very good service, friendly but not overbearing waiter. Excellent food, again, if you’re not cost conscious.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were the only ones in the restaurant the entire meal. I understand it may not be well known they are doing brunch which accounts for the lack of guests, however, it felt like we were intruding on the staff’s prep time as they all carried on loudly in the kitchen/server area. Food was good but lacked seasoning and the fries weren’t super crisp. Probably won’t be back for brunch.

TF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner enjoyed everything would recommend great for a special occasion

RA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delightful evening. Wine and cocktails are not cheap but my Tito Manhattan was perfect! Will come again for a visit!

DG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. They were able to accommodate my husband's vegan diet.

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The three of us were warmly welcomed upon arrival and quickly seated a few minutes before our 6:00 reservation. Our waiter was appropriately friendly and attentive throughout the meal. My main course pasta dish was cooked al dente as I like, but was slightly over salted. My wife and mother-in-law thoroughly enjoyed their dinner choices. The ambience was pleasant, but a little dated. The noise level was delightfully low. We plan to return more often.

DP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding!! A very pretty restaurant, with great food and excellent service. I would highly recommend this place for a wonderful dinner!

WP
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to enjoy a special anniversary brunch at one of our favorite restaurants. We were not let down. The food was excellent as always along with the service, thanks Joshua😀

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