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The Perfect Caper

4.9
4.9
2785 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

9:30 PM


Booked 22 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 2,785 people are saying

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

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  • Southwest Florida

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  1. n

    nancy

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    PGI4us

    Naples

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Always the best of everything.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality of food outstanding
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!!!!!
  17. KF

    KenF

    Indiana

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and experience. We’ve been back several times.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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!
  25. 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!
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. n

    nicolew

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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!
  30. 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!
  31. KL

    KarenL

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the veal chop and it was delicious! Always a pleasure to come to The Perfect Caper! We already booked it for Valentine's Day too!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always The Perfect Caper did not disappoint. From the lovely cocktails to the delicious dessert you will be very pleased. Our meal was prepared and served picture perfect- a visit from the chef Jeanie a nice little touch. Treat yourself for a lovely evening of dining while in beautiful Punta Gorda.
  33. PL

    PhilipL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding on all levels. Highly recommend for any special occasion! One large table was loud but that's not the restaurants fault.
  34. RP

    RodneyP

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    All entree’s delicious fresh and great pairing of protein and sides to maximize flavors. Service was a little slow but not awful. Kitchen seemed to have a problem with a shortage of clean silverware and China but again it was just a little slow but didn’t ruin the experience. Would absolutely recommend.
  35. LD

    LisaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An enjoyable dinner every time we have dined with them.
  36. DJ

    DavidJ

    Naples

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a sublime dinner. Pate, chopped.salad for appetizers, both excellent. Grouper special and filet medium- awesome.
  37. DS

    DarleneS

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as always
  38. AM

    AlanM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have eaten at the Perfect Caper many times and last nights meal was the best ever. Great server and great presentation. Wine prices a little steep-
  39. DA

    DeeAnn

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful- I had the Penne, sun dried tomato, spinach and garlic pasta. My friend had the ultimate grilled cheese and their tomato basil soup. Service was also awesome. Highly recommend!
  40. CF

    CanuckFoodie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have dined in many fine restaurants around the world, and we agree that this is our favourite. We have never been disappointed by a meal at the Perfect Caper. Try it if you have the opportunity.

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 2785 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 22 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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