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The Perfect Caper

121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
+1 941-505-9009
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“prix fixe menu” (21 reviews)
“calamari” (53 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Husband and I had lunch reservations yesterday and were promptly seated when we arrived. As this was our first time here we did not realize the table was next to the restrooms (a constant flow of people throughout our meal) and also a large cabinet...More

Thank paulinebob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic! Wait staff was exceptional; every item we ordered was wonderful: lobster Mac and cheese; Sea Bass; Goat Cheese Spinach salad; Motz Salad; Apple tart. Even the house wine was good. Thanks for a great evening. This is a hidden treasure!

Thank Mcfonti
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking so forward to eating in the restaurant whose chef skunked Bobby Flay but I was disappointed. We were there for lunch on a weekday and it was fairly busy. I don’t know if the slow service was the server or kitchens fault....More

Thank S T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My third trip to The Perfect Caper. My second time having the Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Rack, this is a dish I respect and I’ve never felt compelled to say that before. I’m always in a different world when I eat this. The Cocktails are tasty. Consistently...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For several years we’ve been wanting to go here. Finally did it and regret not having gotten here sooner. We’ve been told and read that this is THE place to go for fine dining in PG. It is and it was everything all have said...More

Thank WiltonG3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a very elegant interior but could stand some rethinking. This is sunny Florida but not one view of the outside. All windows are covered with dark drapes. The menu is diverse with many different salads & pastas for lunchtime. Our group had...More

Thank frankiekoerner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Perfect Caper is known to locals as the best restaurant in Punta Gorda. Menu is always changing, with daily specials that are unique and complex in flavors. Prices are what you would expect and are to be considered a good value for a foodie...More

Thank Ernie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent ambiance, excellent service, delicious food. Chef owner Jeannie Rowland beat Bobby Flay. Need I say more? Try the warm goat appetizer ( which has no goat meat, but delicious goat cheese). Or Jeannie’s signature mussel dish. Lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three couples dined at The Perfect Caper on Valentines Day. Most of us had different entrees, and all were pleased with there selections of salmon, scallops, and a fillet. For our appetizers, we chose the calamari, which is excellent and served with a spicy Thai...More

Thank LYDinFl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE the Caper. Food is amazing and service is wonderful. Décor reminds me of a restaurant in NYC, but not as pricey. It is a place in Punta Gorda where you can dress up or somewhat down. We try to go every other week....More

Thank Ira S
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Questions & Answers
22 February 2018|
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Response from Marcia M | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they would allow you in. But it is a very upscale restaurant with prices that match. If it is your nature, you might not be comfortable.
Linda S
23 May 2017|
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Response from kathmccorkle | Reviewed this property |
That's a great question - I believe they still own The Perfect Caper! It recently won an award from The Florida Trend Magazine's Golden Spoon...AND has been awarded this seven times!!
carolyn c
24 January 2016|
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Response from C W | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Great bar area. We love to eat at bar. Very social
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
    (Nesbit St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-505-9009
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