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Poached Pear Bistro

4.9
4.9
3019 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
THE POACHED PEAR BISTRO

Located at 816 Arnold Ave in the beautiful shore community of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

The Poached Pear Bistro is a stylish, yet family friendly, BYO contemporary American restaurant featuring excellent food and reasonable prices in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Chef-owner Scott Giordano, formerly executive chef at Whispers in Spring Lake, NJ, and sous chef at the Saddle River Inn in Saddle River, NJ, and his highly professional kitchen and wait staff are committed to providing patrons with a truly pleasing and memorable dining experience.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 701-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Giordano

  • Neighborhood

    Point Pleasant Beach

  • Cross street

    RT 35

  • Parking details

    Private Lot behind restaurant. Plenty of free street parking and free Municipal lots.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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What 3,019 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary American

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Service

  • New Jersey - Central

    Contemporary American

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  1. ME

    MaryE

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food. The staff is extremely helpful.
  2. ZS

    ZeeS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all time favorite restaurants. Always great food and service.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Each visit is better than the one before, which seems impossible given how great the food and service is each time.
  4. RO

    RobertO

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very pleased with our visit. Service was outstanding. Food was amazing. Can’t wait to return.
  5. PA

    PAULG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Great service.
  6. j

    jokerusso

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic find in Point Pleasant! Went for a special occasion (anniversary). We were greeted at the door, our special requests were noted and seated promptly even though we arrived a bit late due to weather and traffic. We had the specials and others from the menu and even a small celebration with dessert. We’ve been here before and were impressed. We’ll definitely return!
  7. MG

    MikeG

    Atlantic City

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure. Good service and wonderful menu. Enjoyed the strip steak special. Very good bisques too.
  8. MK

    MichaelK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here is fantastic from the specials to the desserts. The grand mariner crepe cake is a dessert worth driving hours for. The servers are always on top of their game and are phenomenal. The Poached Pear is my wife and I’s favorite place and we recommend it to everyone.
  9. SM

    SherryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic my favorite place ! Highly recommend . Staff are wonderful, the best
  10. MH

    MatthewH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, service was spot on and the food came out at the right time; not to fast, not to slow.
  11. TH

    THECIPS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another outstanding dinner. This restaurant is always consistent. Excellent food and service. You must try the garlic shrimp appetizer I could eat that for a meal. There halibut is awesome and a good size. My husband's favorite is the duck confit ravioli. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Make reservations at least 2 weeks out. It also is a BOYB. thecips
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our 3rd time. Food was good. My fish special had too much thick lemon butter sauce over it. Our server was kind and very attentive. We were seated by 2 large groups of people. It was so loud we had to either repeat our conversation or yell across the table.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent as always!
  14. MH

    MH115

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poached Pear is an excellent restaurant. Two of us had Filet Mignon and two had Halibut. Both choices were outstanding! The service is very good too. I highley recommend dining there.
  15. BM

    BobM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Osso Bucco was plentiful, delicious and will again be served at home for a second dinner.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Over cooked fish fatty duck
  17. LP

    LarryP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. One of my favorites
  18. A

    Arlene

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptional. Lots of attention to detail. Service was very good. A little loud but overall a wonderful experience.
  19. P

    Pjhook

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelly was our server and she was excellent. Great service, excellent food, quiet
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent, quality and unique flavor and food presentation
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I have been to Poached Pear many times before Covid, and had nothing but wonderful things to say about their food and establishment. However, this time was different. We had excellent appetizers, but had issues with our meals. The server described our fish as a light flaky fish with risotto and a light beurre blanc sauce however, upon receipt of the meal, it was loaded with a thick buttery sauce, it appeared way too much flour was put in the sauce and it did not have any wine taste so basically flour and butter. The entire fish, and the risotto was soaking in it. The risotto was not cooked correctly, with an oil/ butter taste. Not exactly the healthiest way to eat, so both fish dishes were returned. Instead, we ordered scallops which we have eaten many times before. Once again, the saefood was sitting in a butter sauce (although lighter than the first sauce,) It appeared that they took the same risotto off of the first dish and put it on the second dish as it was laden with butter. We each tried one scallop and thought it was tough, and all we could taste was butter. When you’re paying $45 for each dish you’re expecting a certain level of palatable food. This time the server came back and was very blunt stating “I guess you don’t like this either“. We explained that we previously had this same dish during other visits and some thing had changed. She offered to pack it up to take it home, but we refused. We were charged full price for the meals that we did not eat. Our server’s change of attitude afterwards was not appreciated. The way the food comes out of the kitchen is definitely not her fault however, the attitude is. Unfortunately, this experience has tainted me wanting to return.
  22. CW

    CarolynW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our celebration at the Poached Pear Bistro—fabulous all round
  23. s

    sondrab

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful!
  24. AD

    AlisonD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience for us. Outstanding and creative food. Our girl Sandy was fun and super awesome. Ambiance is great thanks to the SOUNDPROOFING which is genius. We will return often❤️ Alison and Angelo
  25. D

    Daisy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this Resturant . I am given the red carpet treatment all the time . Service is amazing
  26. WV

    WaterViewLady

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent in service and food. Highly recommend for any occasion.
  27. AP

    AllisonP

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best!!
  28. n

    nicole

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been going to Poached Pear regularly since 2014. The food is always wonderful, the staff is always pleasant, and every time we leave, we remind ourselves we should come more often.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing like always
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Poached Pear never disappoints! The food, service and experience is consistently outstanding. Sandy was extremely friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the extensive menu. We love The Poached Pear and make it our go-to for special occasions or when we want to really enjoy a night out. Highly recommend the tuna, halibut, and corvina - all excellent! Make sure you get the cherry vanilla gelato as part of your dessert- OMG!!
  31. m

    melv

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    What a treat!!! I have been to The Poached Pear 3 times and each time is delightful. Owner accommodated our large group of 19 people with enough wait staff that was expert at their jobs. Food is elevated and delicious. Prices are equal to quality hands down. BYOB is a great option.!! LOVE
  32. R

    Rawfood

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Had very high expectations based reading reviews and it all just fell short. Some dishes were excellent like the garlic shrimp and the scallops. Other dishes like the halibut and steak were just not good. With such a high price point and all the great reviews, I really was expecting so much more. We had 4 appetizers, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts. We like to Share so we split these between 6 people. It’s byob and the bill was $85/person. A lot to pay for an experience that was just okay.
  33. BK

    BobK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top notch Restaurant. Always consistently excellent. They did an exceptional job getting me in when last minute 4 more people asked to come. I have nothing to say but great things about the service and the Food. All was second to none. If you are looking for a great meal that will not disappoint on any level this is your first choice! Bob K.
  34. B

    Bobandkevin

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another memorable dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Celebrated my father’s birthday and rang in the New Year. I’ve stated many times before, the food is always on point. Service is equally as attentive. Poached Pear has always been a place we head to when we want to be treated like royalty. And they deliver!
  35. D

    Diningqueen

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed, always a fabulous dining experience
  36. GC

    GeorgeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal at Poached Pear. The food is crazy consistent and food quality and taste is extraordinary. I have been frequenting this establishment for over 10 years and never had a poor experience. The hardest part is getting reservations.
  37. S

    Savydiner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Salmon was dry and veal was tough.2 out of the 4 people were dissatisfied with their entrees and the pasta app had very little noccie.
  38. CP

    CesarP

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional as well as the service.
  39. a

    arianam

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fantastic service, great place for a date night or family dinner.
  40. D

    Donluvs2eat

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful,dining experience

FAQs

Poached Pear Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 701-1700.

Poached Pear Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 3019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Poached Pear Bistro

816 Arnold Ave, Unit 5, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Additional information

  • Cross street

    RT 35

  • Neighborhood

    Point Pleasant Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot behind restaurant. Plenty of free street parking and free Municipal lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Giordano

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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