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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CB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite restaurant. Everything is absolutely delicious and beautifully plated. This isn’t the typical fish fry and wraps menus. Truly wonderful flavors in traditional favorites and the chef’s creative combinations.

MB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Christmas gathering for colleagues & spouses.

CS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous as always! My love and I especially enjoyed the dessert special which was an apple tart with fresh made ice cream and the manager’s drink suggestion of a B52. Perfect!

KT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food, service and the atmosphere was great. We will be back.

R
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. James is an awesome server.

KL
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our return visit to the Perfect Caper and brought 8 new friends. We had a wonderful meal and everyone enjoyed all the courses. A must visit .

MC
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but we were there for a special occasion so it was definitely worth it. Food and service was exceptional.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never diappointed always a fresh and chef prepared dish. Will teturn

T
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at the Caper. Everyone is so very gracious there and every morsel is delicious! The Perfect Caper is one of those rare restaurants that you can always expect excellence.💜

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great!!

B
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service! Gabe and his team do an outstanding job any time we are there.

R
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

There used to be a unwritten dress code for this amazing restaurant but as everything else in the world things have become lacked. While having dinner I watched people walk in with grand an then I saw what will shock me to possibly not go back I saw to guys sitting eating dinner one was wearing shorts an the other actually had sweat pants on while both wore flip flops an to be honest I was beside myself seeing this for the prices an the quality of food an service you would not allow customer to enter dressed like they just got out of the local waterfront tavern. An to add insult to injury they both were wearing tee shirts with no collars on them gee wiz golf courses won’t let people play the course without a collard shirt. So if this is how things are going to be at this restoration the prices a person pays I would rather go to capital grill or Ruth criss at least they don’t have taken on such a back seat to this kind of standards

BA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an incredible experience... It's not inexpensive, but for a special occasion, it's perfect!! The service is top-notch, the food is DIVINE, and the wine selection is amazing!!

MB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and atmosphere - definitely a go to when you want the best!!

KA
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were two couples celebrating our joint anniversaries. For a special dinner, this fits the bill. It is not inexpensive, but for a special occasion it was what we were looking for. The service was good. We believe our waiter was new but he went out of his way to make it a lovely evening. The food was delicious. We were pleased.

CB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!!! Service top notch! Loved this place and will be back soon.

ST
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding from appetizer thru dessert!
Innovative flavor combinations made for a remarkable dining experience. Timing was spot on and service ( thx Josh) was professional without being ‘stuffy’.
We have already made reservations for our next visit and in fact did so while dining this time .... it was that enjoyable

K
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brilliant meal with delightful use of seasonal fruits (pork with FIGS!). Young waiter still learning his trade, but working hard at it.

PB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was “Perfect”! It was our anniversary. We had a lovely message on the table and all the wait staff wished us a happy Anniversary. The owner/chef, Jeanie was there and came to our table. The food was delicious. The Perfect Caper couldn’t be anymore perfect!

NB
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Prices were a little more than what is listed online.

BT
Chicago
149 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. We had the fish specials which were good but not outstanding as usual. The quail appetizer was beautifuly prepared. If you have a disability the aisles are wide so it is easy to get around. Josh is a great server and mixologist. We look forward to a new menu soon.

WD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the Perfect Caper and it was everything everyone said it would be. Perfect dinner, perfect time.

NY
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Perfect Caper

S
Naples
53 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Jeannie Rowland's restaurant is always great. Sunday night we did small plates and they were all wonderful We especially loved the Tuscan Picnic. Our server Gabe was also wonderful.

RB
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints. Perfect birthday dinner

OT
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

One of four entrees was inedible. One of four less than desired.
Brunch is a misnomer. Menu order with meager breakfast selections.
Ambiance not elegant at all as expected.
Bar drinks OK.

E
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great time at the Perfect Caper. Best restaurant in SW Florida in my opinion

M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fabulous 'Brunch Menu'. Food was beautifully prepared and presented. Loved it!

PG
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service.

b
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful girls lunch! Fabulous service and the menu is a wonderful departure from the usual items found on lunch menus.

SC
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, as always! A pleasure to dine here! Never had a bad meal!

RK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable, very well versed on the menu, helping us with our selections. The atmosphere was inviting. Most importantly, the food was AMAZING. Wish we could have tried everything on the menu. We can't wait to go back.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that we tried was amazing. We were pleasantly surprised to discover a restaurant in Punta Gorda where the quality and taste of the food rivaled those of restaurants in larger "foodie" cities.

MS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very personable and easy to work with.
My duck Breast was NOT served medium cooked. It was almost rare and like mush in my mouth. Sent it back to the kitchen to be cooked some more. It took a long time before it was returned to me.
Two tea bags & some hot water cost me $4.00!!! Come on!
The restaurant is nicely decorated inside. Outside is very unassuming.

CS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! They are always adding special menu items to fit with the season- pumpkin crème brûlée tonight !!!!!

CN
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as usual!
Thank you!
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SB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time dining here, but certainly won't be the last.

GB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat in the middle of the room which doesn't have the ambiance and privacy of a booth. Plus I think it's alot louder and distracting.
My dinner scallops with crab and the black rice was amazing. My husband will come just for the calimari appetizer. His steak "la saison" was a bit bland. We don't eat steak so it's a real treat, but that was not a a memorable steak. The creme brulee was such a great ending. We had the house fruity margarita which we both thought was a let down.
Our server was fantastic 👌. Really knowledgeable and worked with us. Impeccable service!
We will be back!

CV
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here for brunch 2x n now lunch. Didn't disappoint. Looking forward to dinner, one evening. Also, bought Jean Roland's cookbook!

KR
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Perfect Caper is one of our favorite go to places for celebrations. This was a birthday celebration and we were very pleased as usual. The food is always well prepared and presented. The wines are reasonably priced and good quality. The service is knowledgeable and not overbearing. We always recommend The Perfect Caper to friends and visitors. A Gem.

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