The Perfect Caper

4.8
2493 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2493 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, one of the finest places to have a nice dinner in Florida! Specially in Punta Gorda Area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night!!! Thank you!!!

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marthag
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food very good. Portions more than adequate. I do wish they had a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the wine list

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GregH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff. Amazing food. Beautiful restaurant!

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viphelenzt
Cleveland
107 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner! Everything was truly delicious, from salads to the "Crab Cake" - that was beautiful lump crab with no filler! - to an amazing Gingerbread ice cream sandwich dessert. And our server was lovely, and very attentive to one guest's soy allergy. A topnotch experience!

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vipPurdue63
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal. Started with the curry mussels and fries to experience the dish that beat Bobby Flay. Three of us shared one portion. Plenty for an appetizer. Would be a great meal in itself. Salads were ok. Three main courses were all exceptional. Shrimp and grits, scallops and crabby scallops. Service is first class. Courses well spaced out. Nice wine list. Noise level a little high.

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LynneC
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The appetizers (curry muscles and Calamari were excellent n a good size portion) three of us ordered the tile fish which was a special. We all found it very bland and somewhat overdone. One ordered scallops which were excellent. The service was excellent. Temperature n appearance of food was very good.

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LAT358
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful special occasion dinner location! Food and service is spot on 💕

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RandallN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Perfect Caper has been our favorite local restaurant. Everything is usually exceptional. Was disappointed this visit with the French Bread side ($5.00). This bread is typically worth the price but I’m pretty certain it was not fresh from the oven and, if I had to guess, was probably reheated from the lunch service. The miso salmon, which I have had many times, was off in both flavor and texture and it was served in a puddle of thin, tasteless “sauce” that had the consistency of water. I couldn’t finish it.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Two dear friends birthdays at The Perfect Caper was a special celebration for Ladies Night Out. We were a bit disappointed that our server never acknowledged our birthday ladies. Had we known there was no “dessert” for us to sing to them with, we would have ordered a dessert for them. We waited a long time for our bill and thought it was because she was preparing a birthday surprise.. too bad because it would have been the icing on the cake so to speak to our evening. If we had not mentioned in on the reservation and verbally to our server, we would not have expected anything. Sorry about the misunderstanding on both our parts.
We will return again and again as we love everything on your menu. Thank you.

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BrittanyB
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It’s was amazing. I recommend splitting several dishes for the table. Sara was great!!

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vipKathleenQ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such beautiful food and a lovely way to celebrate a special birthday. The veal chop and grouper dishes were spectacular.

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FloFlo
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For dog sitting and for mom getting out of the hospital.
As always everything was delicious. The waitress was attentive,funny and a treasure.

LG
vipLive4GreatFood
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great spot to meet between Naples and Sarasota. Excellent menu and food. Great service!

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DonA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Unfortunately, the food and drink prices have gone up considerably.

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StevenO
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Veal Chop was a delight and the pasta side to die for I have never had a bad meal there but this on e was over the top plus a great wine selection...Thank you

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GuyB
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful meal to celebrate new year

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KarenL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great New Year’s Eve dinner! Everything was so delicious and presented so beautiful! We had a great time!

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vipBiggie
Naples
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have always had great meals at the Perfect Caper, this one was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always.
Never felt rushed.
Service by Linda outstanding

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vipRick
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous from the drinks to the dessert. Each dish is a work of art. Service is impeccable. Prices are on the high end but worth every cent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated, greeted and served quickly. Wait staff was attentive and food was excellent t

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Hoffstir
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always stop in at the Perfect Caper when we are in town. Their menu always hits the spot for what we are craving. They are very direct in their COVID protocols, which is refreshing to see.

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vipBigT53
Naples
157 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really like this place. The wait staff was great. The Grouper special was excellent. Our Fig and Pig pork chop was ordered medium. It was well done and rather tough. Two in our party order the pork and were a bit disappointed. Hopefully they will rethink their new policy of charging for the bread. When you pay these prices bread should not be an optional pay item.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!!No other words are needed!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish, an excellent experience. Perfect Caper is our "go to" special occasion dining spot.
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HelenB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When someone asks me where is a nice and good place to eat, I always recommend The Perfect Caper.

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vipKevinH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Thank you!

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PaulD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Pricey. Point deductions for Luke warm coffee for dessert and the Mask Mandate was obnoxious. This is Florida!

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CanuckFoodie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usuaL, from appetizers to desserts, each dish was a superb marriage of flavours and textures beautifully presented. And just to top things off, Chef Jeanie dropped by our table to discuss her new cookbook with my wife, who had just purchased a copy. Fine dining with an unpretentious, friendly vibe. You won't find better anywhere.

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CarlaV
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Server was wonderful and very attentive. I loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most delectable cuisine and efficient and thoughtful service. Noise level was probably somewhat higher than usual since it was Christmas Eve and many people were celebrating. Will definitely be back to try more of their unique dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Priicey but the food and drinks were fantastic! Save up for a special occasion and go!

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vipActlad
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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vipRTDragonfly
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Sadly, we were extremely disappointed. I’ll start out with the only thing that was good, the atmosphere/décor. The service was ok, but nothing to write home about. The food was terrible! We started with the calamari which was like eating rubber bands. Then came the salads which tasted like there was only vinegar in the dressing, inedible. My husband got the Miso Salmon which he said was ‘ok’. Unfortunately mine was worse than ok. I got the Momma’s Chicken. The grits . . . well let’s just say if they gave us paper napkins instead of cloth, I would have spit it out. The chicken was bland and dry. I left all but a couple of bites of chicken on the plate. I ended up having dinner at home as I also did not eat the calamari or the salad.

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vipSilverGhost
Edmonton
70 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Perfect Caper is always on our agenda when we visit Punta Gorda. Consistently high quality service and food.

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GayleB
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 48th Anniversary last night and everything was pure perfection. From the impeccable service (J), the incredible food, the exquisite presentation, to the elegant ambience, every single moment and bite was so stunning and memorable. Thank you to the Chefs, the waitstaff, and other staff for creating a night to remember. We WILL be back and can’t wait.

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vipPatriciaB
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the “new” menu items. Duck breast & truffle fries….perfect! Noelle is an excellent server!

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Giggles
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My 65th birthday. Way too loud! Service slow, food excellent.

SG
SusanG
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner at the Caper 2 weeks in a row. The food was amazing.

FAQs

The Perfect Caper offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 505-9009.

The Perfect Caper is rated 4.8 stars by 2493 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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