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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TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply love everything about this place!! The quality of the food is outstanding!

OM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiance there for dinner and it was a fantastic meal. The food was excellent, the presentation was perfect, and the service was friendly and professional. I'm definitely going back!

U
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an upper scale restaurant. All aspects of this place was as you’d expect for this type dining establishment.

KP
Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My husband ordered a slice of tomato on his spinach and ham eggs dish. They neglected to serve the slice of tomato and charged us an extra dollar for the tomato slice. We laughed all the way home. Cheap. Otherwise, everything was good.

JM
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb Valentine’s Day lunch! The food was fabulous and the icing on the cake was chatting to Chef Jeanie as she signed our book!

JG
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was magnificent. I had a tenderloin taco and the flavors were very good together. You could tell good ingredients were used. Even the house wine was better than some I pay more money for. There was a large group of ladies next to us, so it was noisier than the last time we were there.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. And the food is the best in the area.

MH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently. It is always good. Great food and good service. We visit 5-7 times a year.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Perfect Caper is our special occasion restaurant. This happened to be for my wife's birthday this time and two of our close friends joined us that had never eaten there before. The food was excellent and all four of us really enjoyed the experience. Our server was Linda who was very thorough, but at the same time fun! We can't wait to go back again.

RM
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a special place!
You might go to The Perfect Caper to celebrate a rare occasion or impress that one unique person, or, you might go just to have an exceptional meal. Whatever your reason, just go.The wait staff is attentive, seating is comfortable and the atmosphere is cozy. The bar serves excellent cocktails with quality brands and those large ice cubes that never seem to melt. The appetizers: The butternut squash soup was perfection. The calamari light and tender. The entres: A combination of oriental (perhaps Japanese) influence combined with the delicacy and scrumptiousness of french cooking is original and mouth-watering good. Close-your-eyes good! The Crabby Scallops were phenomenal as was the Miso Salmon. Sit back, relax, you need to take your time here and appreciate every bite. It's a sensational experience with emphasis on the taste buds.

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service but a bit expensive compared to similar restaurants in Punta Gorda.

NA
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been to The Perfect Caper many times. The food was very good. We dined with friends this past Sunday there. We waited a very long time for our main entree. The waiter was very polite but the wait time post order was almost one hour.

KI
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday brunch was delicious

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect as always and the service was top notch!

MM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time sitting in the dining room, my husband and I normally sit in the lounge. It was nice, but next time will return to the lounge. Nonetheless, we will always have the Perfect Caper as a must go to!

OT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Impeccable food and service. Interior would benefit from a facelift. Ambiance is nevertheless commodious.

j
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4th time. Best restaurant in the Area no hands down. Superior food and service. This is not your typical bar food Florida restaurant. Prices are higher but in line with the high quality. Best steak my husband ever had. It is a real treat and look forward to dining there again.

MD
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and Service. Location is tricky as parking is in the back along with the entrance but so worth it.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carol had the scallops which ,as always, were incredible
I had the soup and tuna. As good as anything I have ever eaten
Service was impeccable,as always.

JG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was stellar! Thank goodness we enjoy our cocktails, as it took an hour to get our entrees. My entree could have been hotter but I can’t wait to go back. The food was just that good! Loved it!

OT
Naples
56 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What can I say about this restaurant that I haven't said before. Food was fantastic, service impeccable. It may be pricey, and it may be a 45 minute drive, but it is well worth it.

KR
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Caper is one of our favorite "go to" places for special occasions but this day we were out for a nice lunch. An extensive and varied menu and reasonably priced wines all presented with professionalism in a calm, quiet dining room. What more do you want or need. Always excellent.

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits entree and the scallop entree were great. The beet tower was okay. We did not particularly care for the mayonnaise base that was mixed with the beets and avocado.

D
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The best restaurant in Punta Gorda!

JB
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this place and recommend it all the time.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service exceeded our expectations ! The bar tender made the best dirty martini and the blue cheese stuffed olives were a treat. The food choices were excellent both in presentation and taste. Our table of four chose grouper, shrimp tempura and seared scallops. All meals came hot to the table and delicious ! We felt the portion sizes were good.
The decor could use an update, it has a tired, well worn look especially with the dark paint colors.
We had someone in our party celebrating a milestone birthday. The staff expressed their best wishes, which was a lovely alternative to a gathering at the table singing happy birthday ! However ,a complimentary dessert to share or an after dinner drink would have been a nice touch to cap off a very special evening.

SG
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, great atmosphere. I had the grouper special, unbelievable

MS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always delicious and it's treat to visit there.

FE
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was fantastic...

F
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Perfect Caper is always a wonderful dining experience, no matter lunch or dinner. We started with the mussels which were deliciously ensconced in a bath of butter, leek confit and creme freshe. As a main course, I had the duck salad which set off a wonderful medley of flavors in my mouth. The duck was perfectly done and the salad dressed to perfection. My companion had the chitara n shrimp and was disappointed in the serving size. Although delicious, the portion size was meager, containing a small serving of pasta and only 2 shrimp.
Overall, we enjoyed our lunch and would come again. Our only hope is that the serving size will increase in the future.

M
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great as always

D
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We took our kids to the Perfect Caper to celebrate the sale of their owner operated restaurant in Milford Ohio. Our son oversaw food preparation in the restaurant which was all prepared from scratch. Needless to say they are foodies.

Everything at the Perfect Caper was perfect from the appetizers to the entrees, and the wine. Our server, Tim was helpful with selections. He was friendly but not fawning.

The only thing that would have pushed our experience over the top would have been a personal word with Chef Roland. We had a wonderful time.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fabulous waiter, Tim.

RB
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Caper is the epitome of fine dining. Gourmet food, perfect presentation and spot on service.

LM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit. We absolutely loved it. The food and beverages were outstanding. It is a bit expensive, but well worth it. We will be back again!!!

K
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have been here many times with friends. This week, the seared tuna was the stand out choice for lunch. We will definitely be back.

M
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our special occasion place. It just gets better and batter every time. We always find something fun, new and delish on the menu.

JE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my wife's birthday. The table was excellent, the service was great. The food was fantastic from drinks, wine, entrées and desert. We will definitely be back. Excellent

T
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, Punta Gorda's finest dining. From entry to exit, the service and cuisine were unimpeachable. Yum!

D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten at the Caper many times in the past and have never been disappointed. Will have to say that our waitress this time was superb! Do not remember her name, shame on me, but she had beautiful red hair and great earrings.

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