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Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:00 PM
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The Perfect Caper

4.6
1704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, French American, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
Friday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00-9:00pm
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Phone number
(941) 505-9009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeanie Roland-James Beard Semifinalist-2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nesbit St.
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Parking details
We offer parking in the private lot that is adjacent to the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1704 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The Perfect Caper is the perfect place for an evening of friends getting together, sharing a lovely wine and an excellent meal!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love it here. Food is top notch.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was good but it took too long to get our food. 1hr is to long to wait for a meal

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I received a gift card to The Perfect Caper.....it was a Christmas gift which I finally got to use. I would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Out for lunch with friends, excellent food and a very creative menu.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A small group of Marine Officers from the Viet Nam war have gathered for lunch at the Caper for pretty well the last 10 years. The menu offers a wide selection of reasonably priced items, always good, and the service is pleasant and efficient. What we have learned, however, is to avoid being seated in a booth especially when you've loud groups of six in booths to your front and rear.

We'll be back next spring!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Everything was great as usual. Only negative was that Price Fixe was not available that night(Thursday)

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent food and menu selections. Waiter attentive and knowledgeable. Wine list has limited selection that is fairly priced.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Good meal, on the top end of the price point but worth it since the food is always good. The restaurant can be noisy in the middle tables.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was fantastic as was the service. Gabriel took very good care of us.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous food and great service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Went for lunch and really enjoyed it. Menu was varied and priced right. Service was excellent. Great place.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

One of our favorite places for a special dining experience. Excellent service, innovative menu, fabulous wine selection and cocktails and perfect atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was beautifully prepared and served. The service was great. The restaurant was a great find in the Punta Gorda area, very nice. We enjoyed the crabby scallops and the special short ribs, along with the pecan crusted oysters.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was excellent and the ambiance was great. The service was OK but I think that was because the Iron Chef was going to be shown. I love this place because you think you're in a real city. We need more of these types of restaurants in Punta Gorda.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Lot of interesting choices on the menu. Good value particularly on the lunch menu.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great dinner and the warm goat is one of my favorite appetizers anywhere

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We love The Perfect Caper. We have been going there for several years. We recommend it to friends. We go as often as we can. The food is outstanding, the presentation is unsurpassed and I love the organic selections. We have never ordered anything that was not perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Main courses were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinning. Flounder over carrot and potatoes gratin sautéed spinach and a divine sauce. Husband had a fantastic veal chop. Chocolate bread pudding we shared for dessert with a little Port. Fantastic service and food. A must place to experience! Our favorite place to eat!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Josh is the most helpful bartender I have eve seen in my 50 years of dining out. A real gem!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Gabriel is A+ every time!!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Enjoyed an outstanding dinner there on Friday night with my husband and another couple. Our friends had been there before and recommended it. So many interesting choices on the menu. It was not easy to decide. All dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. Kudos to the chef. Look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This is one of the best restaurant in the Port Charlotte/ Punta Gorda area. Subperb food, great service. They even called the next day to see how we enjoyed our dining experience. 2nb thought I think it is the best restaurant. Thank you .

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

As usual the food and service was excellent. This is our favorite restaurant in Punta Gorda.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Our first dining experience was very good though quite noisy.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had to ask for prix fix menu. Received appetizers in timely manner. One hour 15 minutes for entree. Had filled in on reservation that it was an anniversary..35 years . No mention of it entire evening. Service was perfunctory.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good food, drab interior, good service. Use of sugar on scallops is a turn off though. I will go again but occasionally due lack of ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The dinner was awesome- the owner actually prepared the wasabi at our table (a very special treat). Thank you for doing such an awesome job- we will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was our first visit and we came with out of town friends for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much and our wine choice was excellent. Very attentive service during a busy evening. Overall, it was a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Without doubt, the finest restaurant in Punta Gorda. Always our number one chouce for dinner when we are in the area.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My favorite spot in Punta Gorda. We hit it once a week for a girls day out lunch. When family visits it’s a favorite for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Leave room for one of the desserts. They are amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

First visit this year. Four guests - cobb salad was a pile of lettuce with chicken salad piled on top. Three out of four thought quality had slipped since last visit.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

As usual, service and food are outstanding at the Perfect Caper....it is our favorite place in Punta Gorda!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything from the Olive Cornbread to start, to the Chocolate Ganashe Tart with house made Orange-Clove Ice Cream to finish, was delicious! I had the grilled Tuna special and I have never had a Tuna so fresh or tender... it was perfectly paired with a Crusty Potato Cake (crispy on the outside but oh so creamy on the inside) and fresh Cress and perfectly cooked Asparagus Salad. The staff was attentive and friendly and made me feel very special. I would highly recommend The Perfect Caper as the best place to go when looking for a special experience. I look forward to coming back whenever I’m in the area!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Perfect as Usual ! Josh & Gabe were Fantastic ! The Duck was delicious and the Pate was off the charts.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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