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About The Perfect Caper
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!
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Contemporary French / American, French American, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer parking in the private lot that is adjacent to the building.
Jeanie Roland-James Beard Semifinalist-2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Private Party Facilities:
We are always available for private functions. Please inquire with the host for more details
Private Party Contact:
James Roland: (941) 505-9009
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Perfect Caper Ratings and Reviews
This is Punta Gorda's finest restaurant. We dine here frequently and are never disappointed. The service by Mary Jane was excellent. The food was wonderful and full of flavor. I had the Shrimp and Grits and my son had the filet la maison. The shrimp and grits is the best I have ever had as is their calamari. My wife had the mussels which were fresh and fantastic.
Food was very good with just a few adjustments needed- gnocchi dish needed more gnocchi, lemon curd cheesecake needed more lemon tartness. Wine was overpriced- it was good , but a 13 dollar bottle of wine for $48 was a bit much. It was good, but markup needs to be corrected.
We may go back, but not for awhile
All Waitstaff (Gabriel) very good. Food presentation and taste/textures excellent. Good portion sizes. Crabby scallops delicious. Gluten free chocolate 7 layer dessert just the correct richness. Special cocktails very tasty and unique. Pricey for Punta Gorda but worth it for special occasions.
Love this restaurant. Service was just a little off this time. Our water glasses stayed empty more than full, had to ask several times for bread, I ordered a glass of wine that I never received and we waited for over an hour between our salads and entrees. Nothing disastrous, just not typical for this venue.
I took my neighbor...who had never been before and he loved the food. After waiting too long for initial service (after we were seated) we asked for the waitress and when she found us she was on top of everything. Shawna...great waitress!
Cannot wait until our next trip to The Caper! Thanks for being in Punta Gorda! Good job!
We have now dined four or five times at The Perfect Caper and each time has been a real delight. The service has been very good, and the food amazing. My wife had scallops with crabs, which she thought were the best scallops she's ever had; my friend had the best looking and tasting lamb rack he's ever had; and his wife and I both had wonderful fillets with an incredible sauce that was to die for. The wine list was great, and the evening a very memorable experience.
In a sea of restaurants that serve bar food and call it fine dining, the Perfect Caper is truly a great place for great food. The service added to the first class feel too. We talked about the food, the menu and the evening all the way home. What a breath of fresh air!
Food is always good - no, food us always great. Waitress was excellent ; attentive and responsive. I've noticed on recent visits that they are slow to bring the bread so this time I asked for it right off. Also I think they should ask if you want some more. Sometimes during high season I have experienced slow/inattentive service. But again, great food and the two for lunch special is a great deal
I am a permanent resident here. Have dined there at least a half a dozen times. Ordered the 2 for 1 lunch. My beef tenderloin salad couldn't have been tenderloin. Most of it was very chewy and 2 pieces were inedible. When I told my server she said she would tell the kitchen. Didn't want to make a fuss as this was supposed to be a fun lunch. Will have second thoughts about going there for lunch again.
Great food and service. The Moroccan lamb is scrumptious. Also tasted the duck, and scallops . Awesome food.
For starters we had pate, mussels, and mozzarella, prosciutto, and tomato salad.
Desert was an incredible chocolate cake and Woodford Reserve.
One of the best meals I've ever experienced .
The place deserves six stars!
As always, The Perfect Caper is a wonderful place to meet friends for lunch. We live in Naples and they live in Bradenton so it is halfway in between. In many years, we have not even looked for another place. The menu is creative, the food is delicious, and the two-for-one lunch menu makes it a bargain. And, at least at lunch, it is quiet enough for conversation and there is no rush. We are allowed to stay awhile and visit.
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