The Perfect Caper

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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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BT
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect as always. The salads were crisp, chilled and well prepared. The appies were very tasty and perfectly proportioned. Just love this place. The service will astound you as well.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous curry mussels!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with our son. We all enjoyed our meals and excellent service. We will return.

BT
Chicago
146 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Punta Gorda. The food is spectacular. Fish dishes are to die for. Noodle dishes are beyond imagination. Josh is so knowledgeable and the staff superb. If you have a hard time walking there is a disabled spot on the side and by the lounge door.

DI
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious well presented food. Attentive service.

RR
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and was very happy with the choice. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were outstanding and service impeccable as always

RS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very good restaurant for your Anniversary or Birthday.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mothers 82nd birthday and Josh was awesome the service and food was delicious and there was no push to move us out it was a great relaxing dinner

CW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a nice venue for a rare special occasion for the average middle-class. It’s a bit pricey for regularly dining out, unless the cost is irrelevant. Very good service, friendly but not overbearing waiter. Excellent food, again, if you’re not cost conscious.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were the only ones in the restaurant the entire meal. I understand it may not be well known they are doing brunch which accounts for the lack of guests, however, it felt like we were intruding on the staff’s prep time as they all carried on loudly in the kitchen/server area. Food was good but lacked seasoning and the fries weren’t super crisp. Probably won’t be back for brunch.

TF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner enjoyed everything would recommend great for a special occasion

RA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delightful evening. Wine and cocktails are not cheap but my Tito Manhattan was perfect! Will come again for a visit!

DG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. They were able to accommodate my husband's vegan diet.

F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The three of us were warmly welcomed upon arrival and quickly seated a few minutes before our 6:00 reservation. Our waiter was appropriately friendly and attentive throughout the meal. My main course pasta dish was cooked al dente as I like, but was slightly over salted. My wife and mother-in-law thoroughly enjoyed their dinner choices. The ambience was pleasant, but a little dated. The noise level was delightfully low. We plan to return more often.

DP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding!! A very pretty restaurant, with great food and excellent service. I would highly recommend this place for a wonderful dinner!

WP
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to enjoy a special anniversary brunch at one of our favorite restaurants. We were not let down. The food was excellent as always along with the service, thanks Joshua😀

BR
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening for the two of us. Looking forward to our next celebration together. Always treated very special.

B
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in charlotte county. Service, food, wine list. Everything was top notch will go back often being we just moved into PGI..

GM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back. It's the perfect place. The service was outstanding. I love to dress up for dinner out and even though we didn't have to we fit in for the elegance of of the Caper and also the food.

BP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My flounder was quite nice but my wife had the scallops which she said were dry and over cooked; it was definitely not a 5 star experience and I don’t expect to go back.

AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Located in a small side street near the Punta Gorda Post Office The Perfect Caper is easy to miss; however it is a hidden treasure.
The service is white glove and very efficient.
The food is beyond comparison and perfectly prepared.The jumbo prawns are amazing as well as the rack of lamb.
All of the dishes are freshly prepared with the finest ingredients.
Expect prices at $100 or more per couple but well worth the cost.

KJ
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Perfect Caper is my favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are visiting and celebrating our 20th anniversary. We enjoy golfing and fine dining and this place did not disappoint! We did our research and the Perfect Caper was right up our alley and on top of the recommendations. Our server was on point and paced out our meal perfectly!! We started with the warm goat and had fun mixing the combinations up but every bit was delicious! The special Green Goddess salad was just as scrumptious! Enjoying the filet and crabby scallops for the final round and can’t even describe how perfect each perfect bite was! So impressed we bought her cookbook...even though we had already plan to! ;) another fantastic meal in this wonderful community!! Thank you so much!!

LL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience in every way. Special place. Best dining in the greater area. We’ll be back.

p
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As good as usual. I’ve been-there a number of times and really enjoy the interesting cuisine. This time I asked for the “ price fixed “ menu and I saved a fortune. Lots of great choices for about $25 per person. Great place for a special occasion... and don’t we all DESERVE a special occasion nowadays...

ES
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricey, but perfect for a special occasion.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The most remarkable part of the meal was the check. Good food, good service, seating was a bit too crowded and conversations from neighboring table were a distraction. The owner or manager of the restaurant met someone he knew and spent a good bit of time blocking the isle right next to our table. Both he and the customer were loud and lacked concern for other patrons. Wouldn't have been as much of a concern if our reservation didn't specifically request a "quieter corner table if available". Table wasn't in a quieter area or in a corner. Probably won't return.

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, Fine dining at it's finest and best of all it's in my home town. Food, staff and service presentation and ambiance outstanding, and only 5 minutes from my house... who could ask for anything more...thank you and job well done...

DS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, the food at the Perfect Caper was excellent, well prepared and presented by attentive staff. All staff beginning with the hostess were engaging, friendly and appeared to genuinely like what they were doing. Our only suggestion is that since the Caper is a "high end" restaurant rather the "high end" restaurant for Punta Gorda, one would expect that the environment, tables and seating would better reflect that status. Will certainly be going back once again.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and cooked to perfection. My Ahi Tuna was the best I have ever had. My wife had the crab cake was also so good . The crab Cake was all crab no filler just a little spices. Creme burlee for desert was rich and creamy. Plus, our server Josh was not only professional but has a wonderful personality and made our dining experience even more special. We will be back and bring more people with us. Yum!!

CG
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit, celebrating my husband’s birthday. Birthday was acknowledged by a card on the table but nothing else. Server was efficient but very busy and not personable.

SQ
Tampa
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food

D
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is an experience. The combination of flavors is hard to describe, but that is what you will be talking about. Have eaten at the Perfect Caper five times now and have never been disappointed. Try the three cheese cheese cake. Divine! Will return again.

R
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Great a Usual.....

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there it was fantastic again. Moving into the area and it will be our go to place.

MT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Probably the best meal we've ever had Punta Gorda. As an appetizer, the potato-leek soup was amazing. Crab cakes, scallops and filet were the entree choices and everyone was very satisfied with their selection. Service was well-timed and friendly, maybe a little slow at times, but we were relaxing and enjoyed ourselves for over 2 hours and were the last to leave so that was ok! Wines and cocktails were comparable to other places but the food far exceeded any place else!. Meal is pricier than most places in town but the meal is well worth it. Would definitely go back sometime.

LR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem find! They’re open most days for lunch and dinner! Over- the -top selection of elegant dishes. It’s my new fav - great place to bring a date.

M
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place in PG! Its our fancy date night place. Always excellent food and service.

L
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! Delicious food and lovely ambiance. Excellent service!

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