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The Perfect Caper

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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
+1 941-505-9009
16:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:00
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lodi, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had a great time and enjoyed a fantastic meal with family. A chuckle was had when the server brought out some type of CHEF special appetizer. it was a ritz cracker the size of a nickle and it was on a large dinner plate not sure if it was a joke but we all had a laugh and played... More 

Thank Rob R
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Perfect Caper captures what interesting dining is all about. Creative dishes where flavors and textures are combined in original ways made each bite worthy of savoring. If you are a foodie in Southwest Florida, The Perfect Caper must now go to the top of you list. We enjoyed the Tuna Tartare and Lobster Taco appetizers. The crabby scallops are... More 

1 Thank Eric M
Nokomis, Florida
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The City of Punta Gorda is a great place to visit, and spend some time. The shore line, waterfront homes are outstanding. Finding the The Perfect Caper Restaurant was just one of those great events. This Restaurant will stand up the the best in any major City. The service was second to none. Our Server, Jimmy was never in a... More 

Thank Mark O
Punta Gorda, Florida
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Excellent meal. Excellent service. Many places have menus describing exotic combinations promising culinary perfection only to deliver something less than expected. Perfect Caper is spot on with description and artistic creations and presentation. I will return.

Thank Executive C
Clearwater, Florida
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

A must in Punta Gorda. Chef Jenenie is amazing. Gabrielle is a joy to have serve you. Clean great staff. Yummy fudge. Plus she Beat Bobby Flay! Been coming for years. When I'm in town this and Torch Bistro are my go too places.

Thank Jill B
North Port, Florida
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Excellent restaurant, wonderful rack of lamb. The duck 2 ways is very good. Great place for a special occasion or if you want to treat yourself. Excellent waitstaff!

1 Thank Linda F
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

We decided to try the Perfect Caper again tonight for my birthday! It had been several years since trying this restaurant from a friends recommendation. We also recently watched Jeanie (the owner/chef) take down Bobby Flay on "Beat Bobby Flay" so we were really excited to try this restaurant again. I am sad to report this will be our last... More 

1 Thank Floridawillsgirl
Cape Coral, Florida
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170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

2 couples out for drinks, great food & allot of laughter. Josh at the bar is fantastic! A great mixologist and conversationalist. Dinner was different. Two of us had seafood and I, the duck - absolutely Great!! My wife had the filet that had a bad taste. They made a 2nd Pittsburgh Blue and this was sent back too. Eventually... More 

1 Thank Don V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

My Husband and I really love this place when we want an elevated dining experience without the pretension of many other fine dining establishments. The menu offers something new every time we visit but some of the regular items on the menu are what I go for every time. My personal fave is the Heirloom and Motz appetizer...absolutely divine yet... More 

2 Thank Barbara M
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We went again after watching the Chef and Owner take down Iron Chef Bobby Flay on his show, "Beat Bobby Flay." It was great as always. The calamari is a great appetizer. They also do a great rack of lamb and steaks. My favorite is the olive bread they give out. I could eat a whole loaf of it.

2 Thank Jacob H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?