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The Perfect Caper

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Fri, 2/15
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS & SMALL PLATES‏
$13
crispy shrimp
jumbo prawns, wrapped in shredded filo, fried crisp, avocado relish, blood orange vinaigrette
$10
the perfect caper pate
House chicken liver pate, mission fig-vidalia onion relish, rustic pear jam, French bread crisps, caper berries
$13
a warm goat
warm goats cheese w/ roasted garlic, kalamata olive tapenade, caponata & roasted peppers- fresh parsley, grilled crostini
$7
asparagus soup
avocado mousse, tomato parsley relish
$18
foie gras club
seared foie gras, tomato apple jam, crisp smoked bacon, tiny greens, on grilled house brioche
$12
sweet & spicy calamari
lightly seasoned & flash fried squid, sweet & spicy chili sauce, toasted peanuts, green onion
$12
pork belly tacos
crispy pork belly, spicy salsa verde, crème fraîche, guacamole, queso fresco w/ flour tortillas
$12
tuna tacos
sesame ginger‏ infused tuna tartare in crispy won-taco w/ papaya relish w/ blue agave essence, sweet soy reduction & chili aioli
$10
steamed pei mussels
steamed prince edward island mussels, leek confit, fresh cream
SEASONAL SALADS
$7
perfect caper house chop
our house chop of watercress, iceberg, tomato, avocado, bacon & point reyes blue cheese tossed in a caper-whole grain mustard dressing
$15
duck salad
pan seared, honey garlic marinated duck breast served on salad of baby mesclun greens, toasted pecans, dried cherries, goats cheese & finished w/ a cherry vinaigrette
$6
baby greens
salad of organic baby greens, goats cheese, focaccia crouton, herb vinaigrette
$10
baby kale
watermelon, cucumber, roasted beets, feta cheese , toasted sunflower seeds & dried cranberries w/ rasberry vinaigrette
$13
heirloom & motz
house made‏ mozzarella cheese, wrapped in prosciutto, grilled & served on a bed of heirloom tomatoes w/ 12- year balsamic & extra virgin olive oil, wild arugula
ENTREÉS‏
$29
duck a deux facons
crispy confit of duck & garlic marinated duck breast, wilted greens, whipped golden potatoes, lentil-pancetta vinaigrette
$43
filet la maison
grilled 8oz‏ filet of beef tenderloin, asparagus, lobster macaroni & cheese, black truffle bearnaise, frizzled leeks
$35
filet la saison
grilled 8 oz. filet of beef tenderloin, asparagus, fingerling potatoes,black truffle bearnaise, frizzled leeks
$23
momma's chicken
buttermilk fried, all natural chicken breast, cheddar grits, wilted greens, sweet corn sauce
$25
miso salmon
sweet chili bok choy, forbidden black rice, ginger sesame beurre blanc
$30
shrimp chitarra (key-tarra)
grilled prawns, guitar string shaped pasta, salsa verde, aged parmesan
$24
coconut udon
bok choy, hen of the woods, fried tofu, chilli oil coconut broth, cilantro & green onion
$35
angus new york strip 14 oz
Grilled angus New York strip, wild mushrooms, truffle frites, parsley brown butter
$28
shrimp tempura
organic greens, tempura shrimp & asparagus, miso-yuzu vinaigrette, crisp wonton
$32
pan crusted scallops
basil risotto, heirloom tomato, brown butter pan sauce
SOMETHING ON THE SIDE
$6
truffle' d frites
$4
pomme frites
$12
lobster mac-n-cheese
PRICE RANGE
$40 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food is excellent and has great taste. The service was also very good. The only downside is the wait for the food to be served is long. The appetizers were slow as well as the main meal

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WarrenR311
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We eat there about twice a week when we are in town. We always eat at the bar because it’s a little more casual atmosphere and we can order the same food as they serve in the restaurant. Josh, the bartender is awesome. Service at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathy50226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I meet longtime friends at The Perfect Caper for dinner. In Sarasota we are lucky enough to have many really good restaurants. This place could hold it’s own and is on a par with them even though I presume that it doesn’t...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Maps810933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my birthday at The Perfect Caper. I usually enjoy waterfront ambience and seafood but chilly nights landed us at this perfect pick this year. I gave 5 stars because not one thing about our experience was disappointing. I had a beautifully cooked duck...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mercyrules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner with friends. Maddie behind the bar was just great and Josh was working like a mad man keeping up with the plates. The fish, Clown Fish, was unbelievable. The service was 5 star. If you are a real foodie, enjoy special...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MONYMAN53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to make this a must visit, great service, food and atmosphere. A nice place to dress up a little for first class service and dining. Highly recommend for special events and special occasions with special people.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Planedout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty. Josh and his partner were so attentive to our needs. The management knew about my wife's birthday and placed a card on our table. Now to the food. I ordered a strip streak (14oz)...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank M5220JXkens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had dinner at this restaurant and it was a wonderful meal. Service was attentive without being annoying and the menu was diverse. We chose the Pate as a starter. It is really designed to share and was lovely. Our meals were fantastic and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Deb6827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cocktails and wine were both good.Nice fresh crusty bread.I enjoyed the pork belly tacos,well presented and tasty.My wife tried the special,Tilefish.Well prepared good flavor.The menu has numerous small plates and salads.Main course menu also multiple interesting dishes.Will go again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank douglasmorris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to have lunch. We were in a room off to the side and 16 women had a wonderful time. The food was delicious I cannot wait to return and try the Tempura Shrimp! Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AllayneE
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TheWayComfy2
February 22, 2018|
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Response from MarciaM580 | 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.
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Linda S
May 23, 2017|
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Response from 431jinc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, she still owns this restaurant in Punta Gorda, Florida.
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carolyn c
January 23, 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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