What People are Saying...

07/08/2018: "Three different meals and all were perfect! Dean is an excellent server"

06/21/18: "The Perfect Caper is a unique spot in our little town that always delivers great food and great service. A real gem!"

06/12/18: "It is always perfect at the caper. We had the prix fixe menu with wine and enjoyed it immensely. Service is always great and everything delicious. A favorite dining destination."

05/27/18: "The Perfect Caper offers an excellent menu and outstanding service. Our meals were cooked to perfection."

05/02/2018: "Wow! Great Food! Went to the Perfect Caper for the first time and we found the service and food to be excellent. Dinner starts with warm bread that is outstanding. We then tried the Cheese Plate appetizer - yum! We split the Brussels and Apple salad and it too was delicious. For entrees we had the Braised Lamb Gnocchi and the Crabby Scallops. Everything was great. Service was on time and very pleasant without being hovering... We'll be going there again."

04/27/2018: "Had friends come for a visit and we wanted to impress them with great food and wonderful service. You hit it on all cylinders. Our friends want to come back to visit and hit the perfect Caper AGAIN."

04/17/2018: "I received a gift card to The Perfect was a Christmas gift which I finally got to use. I would definitely go back again."

04/06/2018: "Went for lunch and really enjoyed it. Menu was varied and priced right. Service was excellent. Great place."

03/30/2018: "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."

03/21/2018: "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!"

03/12/2018: "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!"

02/28/2018: "Wonderful menu, delicious food, attentive service and classy ambience."

02/19/2018: "This was the best experience from the the reservations to the dessert. We ordered the tuna for our app and it came with fresh wasabi, ground tableside. I get the tuna wherever it's available, and this was some of the best hands down. Next, was the main course of duck, rare for me, and crabby scallops for my wife. Both entrees where simply phenomenal. Our server, Shawna, took great care of us and had our meal timed perfectly. To finish it all off, was the Seven Chocolate Cake. All I can say about it is, try it. We will definitely be back. "

02/08/2018: "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 "

02/01/2018: "Incredible food and helpful staff. For a small upcharge, they brought delicious gluten free popovers instead of the typical. Kitchen got backed up with a huge group's order so our dinner was slow. We hadn't complained, but the waiter still comped us a second glass of wine. Nice touch! If we were local, we'd certainly be back for the interesting and delicious food!"

01/28/2018: "Interesting menu. Everything was delicious. Calamari appetizer, "warm goat" appetizer, shrimp and grits...all to die for! Loved the bar and bartender as well."

01/18/2018: "We like to think that we know good food. We travel quite often. This restaurant had the best food we have had in a while. We ordered the Heirloom and Motz salad... unbelievably delicious!!! For our entree, we shared the Duck a Deux Façons. The flavor was exceptional. We can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Will definitely go back when we're in the area."

01/09/2018: "It was our second time there. We were set up in the bar area. Great food and service. This is probably one of the nicest places we have been in Punta Gorda to eat. We had small plates and main course dinners in our group. Just a great experience."

01/02/2018: "Amazing food. The pork belly tacos, along with their calamari are the best you will ever eat in your life! Josh is a great bartender who aims to please and remembers all his customers. The entire wait staff is suberb. The culinary staff and their ability is second to none. If you don't try the Perfect Caper you are missing out. We've been dining here for 6 years! "

12/28/2017: "We eat at the Perfect Caper every time we are in SWFL and it never disappoints!"

12/16/2017: "We had my wife's birthday there and the food we order was great and the service perfect. My mother in law brought a cake and they cut it and served it for us. We had a good time. We will be back. I loved the way they prepare the lamb."

11/30/2017: "A wonderful restaurant and they never disappoint! It quickly became our favorite restaurant. Food, staff, drinks and atmosphere all fabulous, and consistently so. Fun to eat in the bar as well, for a more casual experience. Highly recommend this restaurant for dining out whether a special occasion or not."

11/19/2017: "We live in Naples, FL and have many friends in Sarasota, FL. This is the place we meet for dinner because the food and service is consistently very good and can please everyone who driven 50 miles to see each other. The last time was a Sunday evening early, and the restaurant was not jam packed, and was quiet enough for easy conversation. We recommend the lamb chop and the chocolate dessert - but everything is very good. Since this is a special restaurant in Punta Gorda, you should make reservations."

11/05/2017: "Great atomsphere! Amazing food, the steak melted right off my fork mmm... amazing service over all A+ !! Will def be back!"

10/27/2017: "We always look forward to dining here on our visits to Punta Gorda. Hidden away, it is discovered more each time we dine here. So happy that they began lunch a while back. The service is great, and the food is phenominal-fresh, creative, and lovely presentations. We are more heavier luncheon diners, but the luncheon selections are as abundant as when we've dinner dined there. The calamari appetizer is the best we've ever encountered, and the Tempura prawns are huge. On this visit, I politely asked if the Tempura asparagus with the prawns could be substituted with another Tempura veggie, or skipped; it was no problem to substitute Tempura green beans, for which I was grateful. We wish Jeanne and Staff were up in our area."

10/06/2017: "Enjoyed a great time at the bar lounge with Josh and James. Their service and attention was world class. Food was excellent. Had a wonderful time and will be back."

09/30/2017: "We always have a good dinner at the Perfect Caper!"

09/28/2017: "First time at this restaurant and will definitely return! Wonderful food and service. Not inexpensive but worth every penny!"

09/04/2017: "Excellent restaurant celebrated; my birthday... highly worth it !"

09/02/2017: "The Perfect Caper is a wonderful place to eat. The food, service and drinks are all good. We highly recommend it for a nice dinner or to celebrate something, anything. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal."

09/01/2017: "Best meal I have ever eaten. Went on Wed for a business dinner and had to take my wife on Friday. Amazing!!!!!"

08/22/2017: "The Thai mussels were excellent for an appetizer. The squid ink pasta had perfectly spiced sauce with some heat. The special was a burger, which had a top layer of macaroni and cheese instead of the top bun. Creative and cooked perfectly medium rare. Dessert was a palate cleansing, lemon cheesecake with raspberry sauce and garnished with fresh strawberries. Alexandra, our server was attentive, friendly, and welcoming."

08/16/2017: "Very enjoyable evening. We had the Prix Fixe menu as we do not have big appetites. The portions were good and provided excellent value for money. We will make a point of returning."

08/05/2017: "The quality of the food was outstanding and very tasty, the service was at the right pace and quality, and the ambience was very conducive to a quiet conversation."

07/19/2017: "Y'all I never, ever post about a restaurant, and I travel somewhere different each week... This is, for sure, the place!!! Lost in a small, FL town [Punta Gorda]; I am so glad my friends found this JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNING PLACE!!!"