As usual, the meal was excellent. Service was very good and Gabriel was especially pleasant and welcomed us back. The menu could use some updating as many items have been on there for more than seven or eight years. The calamari appetizer was good as always, the shrimp and grits were to die for and the lamb gnocchi was especially tender. I must say that the wine list had more variety and a better offering with respect to price and quality. All in all, a great dining experience.
Love this restaurant. Food is always outstanding. We make a point of getting here at least once during season. I would say it is definitely a special occasion place, as it’s not inexpensive, but food is so good.
Soft shell crabs best I ever had!
We went to celebrate our 30th anniversary. This was our second time to The Perfect Caper and won’t be our last.
Excellent as always. The food is spectacular and presented beautifully.
Very good restaurant. Food was authentic with just enough twist to make it interesting and flavorful. Service was excellent and not rushed at all. Duck was perfectly prepared as ordered.
As always, dinner at The Perfect Caper is perfect!! The food, service and value is the best in Charlotte County!! My favorite place to eat!
Great food, warm goat is special, miso Salmon was perfect. Still have an issue with no table cloths. Don’t accept your explanation of “Green”. Service this time was exceptional (Jim) unlike last experience that was inexperienced and young. Mussels were warm this time around. Had a problem last visit.
All considered, my go to again for great meal and dining experience.
Again the Caper came through with flying colors! Everything was first class.
We have been meeting friends from Sarasota here for years. We come from Bonita Springs, so it is about a 50 mile drive. The food has always been great! I highly recommend this restaurant.
WE have been to The Perfect Caper several times--we like to take our out of town guests there. The menu isway past great--I never get past the appetizers.
Even though we had reservations for the dining room, we stepped into the bar area to wait for our table. We liked the feel of the bar so much and there was a booth available, so! we ate in there. We could choose from the regular menu or the bar menu. We really enjoyed the choice.
Ended up all of us chose from the bar menu. Everything was DELICIOUS--Green Noodles with shrimp as perfect for the lady who wanted something lite. My Cobb Salad was chopped (lots of flavor in each bite) with a very tastey, tender chicken breast on top. My friend was quite pleased with her 5 oz steak (she asked for rare and got it) and chips! And my husband is still raving about his Ultimate Grilled Cheese. Our wait staff suggested a great Cab! What a fun night!
Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. Interesting cuisine. Good selection. Will recommend.
As we’ve been told, this place is top notch in all regards.
First time at The Perfect Caper for a friend’s birthday. It was wonderful. Great food, creative and delicious, cooked perfectly. Our waiter was very enjoyable too.
We always go here for my birthday. I love the lamb chops and the 7 layer cake. The food is just delicious.
Lovely meal, great service
It shouldn't have taken two-plus hours for a lunch with no dessert or coffee. Other than that, and the slightly to-high prices, it was good. Used to like the BOGO deal at lunch, which is no longer.
Our recent visit to Perfect Caper was disappointing. We have eaten there many times and always had a good meal, but this time was different. Our steaks were overcooked and my friend had to send hers back. Granted she did not have to pay for the meal but she left the restaurant hungry. I had to ask for a steak knife. The specials were presented on a card rather than told to us. For an upscale restaurant it did not live up to its reputation and I will have to think twice before returning.
Just great and very tasty food, well presented with knowledgeable staff
Wonderful menu, delicious food, attentive service and classy ambience.
We use the Perfect Caper for special occasions. It is by far the best restaurant in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Englewood area. Our three meals were excellent and the service was outstanding. We would recommend it to anyone searching for distinctive, high quality food.
Service was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
Our first time at Perfect Caper. We were celebrating our Anniversary and it was the perfect place. Our server Jim was great. The food was wonderful! We won't wait until another special occasion to return.
We enjoyed our meal very much. Our waiter Gabriel was just attentive enough. and we would certainly dine there again.
Wow, do we love this restaurant! We’re from RI and have the luxury of going to its sister restaurant called Ella’s in Westerly. For the last 6 years, we have been meeting family and friends at the Caper and have never been disappointed. Rhode Island has a superb food scene and we feel that the Caper measures up to this in all areas. Located in a great, authentic part of Punta Gorda, you will be happy with your dining experience and the atmosphere of the location. I would recommend reserving your table so you won’t be left out of this wonderful dining experience.
This restaurant was highly recommended and lived up to recommendations. The lobster mac and cheese had large chunks of lobster. The beef in Thai salad was great and the peanut sauce was good and not too spicy. Will recommend to others.
Always good and always the first choice for a special night in Punta Gorda. The food is very good - interesting specials and an excellent core menu. The service is a little slow, but good.
Our friends and we have been meeting at The Perfect Caper once a year for the past 6 years, as it is the halfway point from where we both live. Usually, the food is wonderful and I look forward to going there each year. However, this year, the food was not so great. I ordered the tempura shrimp, which usually consists of large, tender shrimp and is delicious. This year, the shrimp were ordinary size and very tough....very disappointing. My husband ordered a lamb dish which he found very ordinary. I'm hoping that this was just a blip in their culinary skills and things will be back to the wonderful way they were next year
We have wanted to eat here for a long time. We are now convinced that this is one of the very best restaurants in SW Florida. We look forward to our next visit.
Delayed Valentines dinner. We just love this place
Very good. Ive been here before and its been excellent in every way. This night they were just a little bit off but its still the best restaurant in the area to enjoy great adult beverages and interesting menu. Still love love it.
The chicken liver appetizer was outstanding. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. The other wait staff was attentive as well. The timing of the courses was perfect. We did not feel rushed, and the food was fresh and delicious! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an outstanding fine dining experience.
This was our first time, but we will definitely be back again.
One of the best restaurants that we frequent. Service is terrific, even on busy nights. Food is exquisite with delightful presentation. We have had many items on the menu and have thoroughly enjoyed every appetizer, salad, and entree that we have ever had. Highly recommended, and we have to many people. As always, thank you for the enjoyable evening
I had the duck salad. Best prepared duck I've had in years. Pleasant environment. We return here time after time.
Fine dining but in a casual environment. Not stuffy at all, but unfortunately a little too loud for table conversation. Maybe a remodel, enclosing the bar area with glass walls, would reduce noise for restaurant area. We were celebrating my wife's birthday 2/13/18, so we started with champagne (a very nice selection is available). Staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu. We both ordered appetizers, my wife had jumbo prawns crusted with phyllo dough on a bed of avocado salad - when she sliced into the prawn it was too firm (almost hard) and too chewy to swallow! She told our server, and they sent out another plate which were perfectly prepared and delicious. I had the Calamari and they were great. We then shared a plate of heirloom tomatoes with house-made mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto. It was outstanding!
We were ready for a little break before our entree, and without asking, our server (Dean) gave us enough time to talk and enjoy sipping our wine.
Our entrees were also very tasty. I had the Braised Lamb with Gnocci, and my wife had MORE SHRIMP! This time it was Tempura with a meyer lemon dipping sauce over a salad base. It also had tempura-coated asparagus spears that were the best she ever tasted. She was too full for dessert, but not me! I ordered the fresh baked mini-donuts with cinnamon sugar coating and we both enjoyed coffee.
We enjoy this restaurant and have never been disappointed. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
Excellent food and service! Probably the best restaurant in the Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda area. Highly recommended for a good night out! We will certainly return.
Too price. Wine list needs more choices ($25 to $35 range).
They restaurant was accommodating in calling back to say we could come earlier than the time we booked on OpenTable. The filet was rare and not medium. The calamari was dry and tasted as tho it was warmed up from the night
Before. The tempura shrimp was the best. The pasta with meat sauce was huge and tasty.
The staff was nice and informative. The price for prix fixe was inexpensive. The 2 glasses of wine for $10 was a bargain Overall, the evening was nice and they did a fantastic job.
This is probably one of my two favorite eateries in Florida. I will occasionally drive one hour to get there. Last week I ordered a pasta dish for lunch. I viewed the portion as small, and frankly the sauce was too salty. I would not recommend this dish. The first time we had lunch there last year, I ordered a hamburger topped with sautéed onion and blue cheese (imagine that!), and I don't think I've ever had a better hamburger anywhere else.
Yum Yum and more yum! Impeccable service as always additionally,Jeanie the owner/chef was there and she greeted every table and helped bring food to tables and explained some of the specials to those that had ordered them. Another great evening at the Perfect Caper!