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The Perfect Caper

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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
941-505-9009
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 171
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always Wonderful

For several years, this has been our "special treat" restaurant in South Florida and we always plan to visit 2 or 3 times over the winter season. "Casually elegant" precisely describes the experience. Chef Jeanie Roland's approach is based on fresh, natural, and organic ingredients. Service is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Doug J
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Brampton, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brampton, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

For several years, this has been our "special treat" restaurant in South Florida and we always plan to visit 2 or 3 times over the winter season. "Casually elegant" precisely describes the experience. Chef Jeanie Roland's approach is based on fresh, natural, and organic ingredients. Service is flawless, the dishes are creatively imagined and well executed. Accessible to much of... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

For me a 5 star rating is something special and rarely given. This place well deserves it. The duck is to live for and is the specialty. Don't go there without at least trying the duck salad, but the special entree is awesome. The breast is So moist and tender. The leg and thigh has a crispy skin and succulent... More 

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Naples
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was an accidental find and it turned out to be one of the best restaurants in SW Florida. Our intention was to find a central meeting place between Naples, FL and Anna Maria Island. We were a party of five. Superlatives don't even come close to describing the meal. Every dish was perfect, prepared beautifully and oh so delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jeannie Roland is a James Beard recognized and honored chef. The Perfect Caper has been in business at least 15 years in Punta Gorda and is always a lovely experience. Whether you enjoy a "hamburger" in the bar (made with scraps of the very best steaks) or a multi-course meal in the dining room, the experience is always memorable. It... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

December 2014 I made reservations for 9 people to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday. We frequent the Caper while in Punta Gorda and have always delighted in the overall dining experience. This particular night it took 45 minutes to get a drink....our orders were not taken for another 10 minutes. Apps came out fairly quickly but main courses did not... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Probably the best ( and most expensive ) place in town. Great lace for a special occasion. Also has very good entertainment at certain times.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This was a 5 star experience. Excellent service and the food was outstanding. Gabriel and Staff very attentive and well trained. Creative and flavorful food with farm to table flare. If Punta Gorda was my home, I would certainly be planning my next visit.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Birthday treat for me so we went to dinner. Excellent wine selection, varied and delicious entrees, wonderful desserts. We often go for their lunch specials - two for one on selected items with a drink for each party. Always a treat. Strongly recommended if you are in Punta Gorda.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

As "snowbirds" enjoying our 4th season in Siesta Key, Sarasota, one would think we have more than enough good restaurants in our own backyard...but we were told about this little gem by a couple from Sanibel, and met them there for dinner! Have been back many times, meeting friends from Bonita Springs who agreed that it's worth the drive. Midweek... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Superb service matches superb food and high prices at this hard to find restaurant. Top recommendations would be the calamari and the duck, but the scallops and grouper special are excellent too. Also good wine and beer offerings.

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Restaurant Details

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: 941-505-9009

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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