The Perfect Caper

4.8
2445 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 2445 people are saying
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ZaneZ
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The scallops were much smaller than last time (fall). Still very good but smaller than usual.

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Debbie
Tallahassee
23 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Punta Gorda! They, wisely, spaced us out around the room. I felt comfortable eating there being able to see into the kitchen and all who worked there.

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notforintimatedinnet
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were visiting family in Fla.

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KathleenT
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch there on Saturday. Outstanding food and service as always. I had the shrimp and grits which were so full of flavor and my husband had the crab Benedict which he also enjoyed. Had the chocolate bread pudding and lemon cheesecake for dessert with mocha coffee and cappuccino. Our favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda.

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KGmd2015
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. A real gem. Will definitely be back.

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vipDiane
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends

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RussellK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Perfect Caper did a great job for lunch. Food was delicious. Service was attentive but not overbearing. I've been there many times and will continue to go there in the future.

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vipKatie
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Perfect Caper provided the perfect evening. This time we were celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary, but it is a lovely restaurant for everything from small plates and drinks with friends to date night. The food is divine, the service is exceptional, and the setting is intimate.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are coming back Friday. The perfect Caper is our new favorite place to dine.

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Joanne100
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food great service

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PaulineP
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went for Saturday brunch. We both had the eggs Benedict with the crab cake. It was sooooooo delicious and what an interesting take using a potato pancake instead of an English muffin.

Looked stunning and tasted even better!

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again The Perfect Caper was a wonderful evening. Great food great ambience and an opportunity to chat with Chef Jeanie. This place is terrific. I can’t recommend it this highly enough to others.

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Lynn
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Punta Gorda from food to menu selection to service.
You don't now you're in FL.

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BevK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great lunch with friends from Naples... great food and very easy to talk... would definitely go back...

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DianeO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

]Restaurant was very comfortable, lovely big booths. Service was good. Two people had the crab quiche and raved about it. My chicken paillard was only fair, a bit tough and small.

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LisaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong with the Perfect Caper! Great food, great ambiance, and friendly service!

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KimF
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The presentation and taste of the food was fabulous. The waiter Rafael was very knowledgeable about the food & wine and extremely pleasant. Rafael was also able to substitute a few items to fit my Keto diet. This is one of the best restaurants in town. My only complaint is the hostess, she was not friendly & had a bad attitude.

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Jamieson
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my what a treat. Scallops with black rice was amazing. The beet salad could be great appetizer to share, so interesting, so much.

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great as is the service. Went there twice in one week.

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PatriciaR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we ate here. We brought friends for lunch. The food was outstanding the service superb . We will be back.

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ImoSz
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect !!! The food is awesome !!!❤️

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DonH
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from starters to dessert was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable and always attentive at just the right times. Top raves include the "Crabby Scallops" and the "Moroccan Lamb". And everyone at the table were blown away by the beignets.

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PamelaP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent first experience completely. Food, service and all

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SueC
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always so great! And the menu has lots of choices.

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MichelleH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole our server was amazing. Great energy. Food was delicious.

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Foodies
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The server was below average.

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MidnightC
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love this restaurant. I have always had excellent food and service from this restaurant. Ask for Nicole for you wait staff, she is the best!

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tapper
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had the filet la Maison with the crispy shrimp that was over cooked, the steak was perfectly cooked, my wife had crabby scallops very good with the over cooked crispy shrimp, the sauce had very little flavor. The waitress took our order and did not return to the table until we were done eating with the check, no one asked if the food was ok, at that time I would have asked about the asparagus, now I see that the menus has been changed online. A young man came to the table at one point just before serving and he was surprised that the bread was not at the table by now, if he hadn't we would have not know about it, I'm sure. We have heard about the restaurant for years as being good and expensive, we live in PGI for seven years, the food over all had little flavor and the men's room dirty and needs renovation and parking was scarce for a expensive restaurant, it was my wife's birthday and we were both disappointed. Filet mignon is customary served with asparagus and was on the menus that I read. Service is as important as the food in my view.

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opentablefan
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for a delicious dinner! Excellent food and service. It was worth the hour drive from Sarasota ! Very very happy with all aspects of the food and restaurant! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine Excellent presentation Excellent service!

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vipLisaR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and impeccable service! Grilled mahi with rice and macadamias was exceptional.

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vipNACSTER
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent dining spot. Everything about the evening was wonderful. Service, food etc.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very special friends from out of town. Thank you Perfect Caper to show off Punta Gorda’s top restaurant. Gabriel was our waiter what a man of detail. Each of us had a wonderful meal. A night we will remember and our friends are saying best meal they had all stay.

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MichaelG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is one of the nicer restaurants in Punta Gorda. Usually, the experience is better than our visit on 2/23/20. The waiter put in the wrong appetizer order. Veal ordered medium came out rare. Ambiance was good and other food was great when it all arrived at the table.

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Martin
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The Perfect Caper has been one of our favorite restaurants for some years however this visit was a little disappointing. The "Perfect Caper Pate" was as good as ever and the Duck a deux facons was as remembered however the bed of rice and surrounding sauce of the Crabby Scallops was more or less cold and my daughters Filet La Saison was not the rare requested but medium at best. We probably should have pointed this out at the time but correcting it would have spoiled the cadence of the meal. Hope for better next time.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exquisite. We went for Sunday Brunch but were given the option for dinner. We chose dinner and it was exquisite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our service from Nicole was exceptional

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GaryF
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Perfect Caper is a joy to find in a small town. Nothing you'd expect. The menu is unique and the food exceptional.

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 2445 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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