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The Perfect Caper

4.9
4.9
2795 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, French American, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 505-9009

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeanie Roland-James Beard Semifinalist

  • Private party facilities

    We are always available for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    James Roland: (941) 505-9009

  • Neighborhood

    Punta Gorda

  • Cross street

    Nesbit St.

  • Parking details

    We offer parking in the private lot that is adjacent to the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,795 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Southwest Florida

    Best Overall

  • Southwest Florida

    Best Food

  • Southwest Florida

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  • Southwest Florida

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  1. LB

    LindaB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 8 and everything was amazing. Karen was our server and she was awesome. Can’t wait til our next dinner in a few weeks.
  2. BD

    BabsyD

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food, excellent, friendly, service. What more could you want?
  3. A

    Andrea

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the crabby scallops and they were prepared and cooked to perfection!
  4. JS

    JudieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, a bit pricey but would definitely go again.
  5. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6, made a reservation and everything was perfect. Had a wonderful secluded table with a very attentive and knowledgeable server. We ate incredible food and we're able to chat easily. Can't say enough good about it.
  6. m

    mikep

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, knowledgeable server, great evening
  7. H

    Hillman

    Naples

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my very favorite restaurants for elegant meals prepared so professionally. Serving personnel are outstanding in knowledge of product, recommendation and insuring of a peaceful meal. Staff remembers you and you feel like you are a member of the family. Compliments to Gabriel who I assume is the house manager.
  8. e

    ellenrose

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely wonderful. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. I would recommend The Perfect Caper for any special occasion. While the food is a bit pricey, it’s very good. The steamed mussels and the fried calamari are perfection.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Karen, our server, did a fantastic job. Will return soon.
  10. M

    Mary18

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Terrific menu. Lots of choices. The fish each of us had was delicious.
  11. n

    nancy

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday at The Perfect Caper. It was outstanding. The menu selection was perfect, tasty appetizers and desserts. Moma's chicken was delicious as usual. Our server was always right there when we needed him. Wonderful evening.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous meal! Our waiter did a wonderful job. Thank you for a super quality meal.
  13. PG

    PGI4us

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Always the best of everything.
  14. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are truly lucky to have a restaurant of this quality in Charlotte county. Amazing food and professional staff. Can’t wait until our next visit.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a great restaurant. Food was outstanding and thoroughly enjoyed our meals
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was exceptional, as was the service
  17. RC

    RobertC

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary. This is the restaurant we choose for a big night out. The food is always good, also the service. The Perfect Caper never disappoints.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being that it was the first time at the Perfect Caper, I had my doubts considering most restaurants in PG are underwhelming. To my surprise, everything was excellent. Linda, our server was polished and very knowledgeable about guiding our menu options. The food is second to none for the area it is in. 5 stars across the board and cannot wait to return to The Perfect Caper.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My friends were absolutely delighted with their meal and the restaurant in general. Our waiter was helpful and attentive. The ambiance is great. - it did get a little noisy as the place filled up but it’s popularity is evidence of how well loved the Perfect Caper is. My only complaint is that I ordered a filet medium rare and it came over cooked. The truffle sauce was an excellent accompaniment, however. I will go again!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent. We are lucky to have a place of this quality in little ole Punta Gorda.
  21. BA

    BAC14

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Top notch dining experience. Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this restaurant. Our server, Karen, was outstanding, offered thoughtful suggestions and was very attentive. Support staff was also excellent. We will definitely visit again.
  22. CR

    ChrisR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad meal. Desserts are outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda and we always take company there for dinner.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality of food outstanding
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    wife’s birthday that we had postponed from Sunday evening. Nice place.
  25. s

    sgmret87

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to the Perfect Caper several times. As usual everything met my expectations.
  26. JC

    JimC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service - we'll be back soon!!!!!
  27. KF

    KenF

    Indiana

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience. We’ve been back several times.
  28. S

    Scotto

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife's gnocchi was light and airy, just as it should be, but is rarely achieved these days. My sea scallops were browned on top but moist and delicious when bit into. Our server Maria was professional, efficient yet unobtrusive. We had an outstanding dining experience!
  29. B

    Banks

    Naples

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    In the past few years it seems as if this restaurant has rested upon it's reputation to increase it's pricing with reducing services. While the food is generally good, charging $5 for a few pieces bread that used to be included with the meals seems greedy to me. Prices of the daily specials should be included on the sheet provided.
  30. BD

    BrieD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing and our server Taylor was wonderful!
  31. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent variety of fine foods. The desserts and coffee rounded out the meal perfectly.
  32. DD

    DavidD

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the fried mushroom app. Also appreciated that I could have an appetizer and side for my meal. Daughter loved the duck and husband raved about the pig and fig.
  33. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server--Zack--was very good. Personable and also helpful with recomendations /suggestions
  34. JS

    JoshS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s filet was the best she ever had to date. Service was very good!
  35. KA

    KarenA

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Perfect Caper was perfect as usual. Best Crab cake, pan seared scallops, and mussels!
  36. LC

    LindaC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Caper is just what it states Perfect. Everything is prepared to perfection and lunch is a great introduction to this outstanding restaurant. Check the website for hours and enjoy
  37. J

    foodieJoy

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very courteous server. Delicious lunch, just the right portion size. Can’t wait to try it for dinner.
  38. x

    xbird

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent in the food outstanding. The scallops with crab meat and the duck or as good as any find restaurant in a big city.
  39. n

    nicolew

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mahi was fabulous! The flavors all melded perfectly with one another, and the sweet coconut sauce combo was the highlight! Combined with the best focaccia bread I’ve tasted, add a nice glass of Sancerre, and perfecto!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and excellent service. One of our favorites!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Perfect Caper is rated 4.9 stars by 2795 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Perfect Caper

121 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nesbit St.

  • Neighborhood

    Punta Gorda

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, French American, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer parking in the private lot that is adjacent to the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeanie Roland-James Beard Semifinalist

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 505-9009

  • Private party facilities

    We are always available for private functions.

  • Private party contact

    James Roland: (941) 505-9009

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