Poached Pear Bistro

4.8
1432 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy a great meal at Poached Pear, service from Fabiana is always excellent.

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J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the first time last night and had a great experience. Our dinners were the best we've had in a long time any where! Our waitress was outstanding also!

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Poached Pear has been and still remains our favorite go to restaurant. Mark and his wait staff are exceptional and Chef Scott and his kitchen crew are still turning out some of the finest cuisine in the area. My only 'complaint' is the out time for a reservation BUT it is soooo worth the wait. As usual we can't wait to return again and again!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Huge disappointment. Previous visits very good. Made the mistake not asking for details on specials. Waitress incorrectly described appy special as assorted mushrooms in beurre blanc sauce entrusted in puff pastry . Wrong !! Got a $15 side of fried mushrooms. The snapper special at an outrageous $45 was supposed to be sauteed. Wrong ! Either poached and overcooked or worse ...frozen not fresh. Basically a piece of soggy soupy mush buried in a mountain of non descript veggies and artichoke hearts. One addl diner had ok Ahi Tuna served with dead baby bok choy and the other ok Salmon over "Uncle Ben's" rice . Both enjoyed their salads. One dessert and a one cappuccino...and outrageous $175 before gratuity. Probably my last visit .

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AD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal along with outstanding service! Will definitely be back.

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I
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place had perfect service and delicious well prepared food. Will definitely go back.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is delightful with enough variety to satisfy different tastes and food requirements. The daily specials were different form the menu and not retreads like in some restaurants. From starters through dinner to dessert, everything was delicious, fresh and beautifully served. Our waitress was delightful - attentive without being intrusive. Definitely going back.

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B
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Poached Pear time and again. The food is ALWAYS done to perfection. The service is ALWAYS courteous and friendly. This place never disappoints. It’s one of the finest restaurants on the entire Jersey Shore and is on the top of our list.

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. My fish special was not too tasty , so I was a bit disappointed. My duck was very good but a bit tough. Poached Pear salad was good but a bit small. Dessert special was good but a little small for the price. I would go back again, as I always have a good meal at the Poached Pear.

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JT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed dining at this restaurant. My favorite has always been the crab cakes our guest had the corvina and raved about it. We all had a gelato for dessert and it was fabulous

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Best at jersey shore

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SD
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Best scallops I’ve ever had, were cooked to perfection. Everyone loved their food. Great service. Definitely recommend!

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J
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were top notch as usual. We've been to the Poached Pead many times and have never been disappointed. Garlic shrimp appetizer is very good. Wife had the fish special which was enough for two (or her dinner the next night). Veal chop special was a bit pricey but a good size and cooked perfectly. Definitely a great restaurant for any occasion.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorites in the area! Food is outstanding, ambience is great for a date night or special occasion as well as a night out with friends! This is a go to spot for dinner at least once a month if not more often!!!

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BN
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice surprise in Pt. Pleasant Beach! Food was amazing... a little pricey but well worth it. Must have reservations!!!

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Poached Pear never fails to deliver! Mushroom Ragu was perfect. I could have just had two orders of this and gone home happy. My husband had the Crab Cakes, also a big winner. Our service was perfect and we are never rushed when we dine here.

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at the Poached Pear, never disappoints!

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DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent! Excellent food, great atmosphere and welcoming environment.

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S
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Poached pear never disappoints. The servers are pleasant and knowledgeable, always positive about questions and concerns. The staff is attentive without being intrusive and smiles abound. The food is just delicious and there is something for every palate. Appreciate how the chef provided a dish of baked apples for dessert to make it gluten free. Would like to see some gluten free desserts on main menu. Thanks again for everything!

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A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The scallops should have been a little more seared they were a little too soft. The mashed potatoes & asparagus were very good. Ambiance is very nice. Very pricey for what I considered to be a good meal - not fabulous. Service was good.

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LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very consistant food and service. fabulously cooked and every dish the presentation was beautiful. Love the desserts along with every course

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C
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Poached Pear Bistro is always good. Prices are somewhat high and portions small but you get what you pay for. I always recommend it.
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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience e Celt very noisy due to the hard surfaces with ambient noise. Should give prices when explaining the specials.

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

excellent experience - food was fresh and cooked perfectly.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Everything from the appetizer to dessert and coffee was so delicious. The ambiance was nice and it is awesome they have the lobby closed in so you don’t feel the drafts when the doors open. Will definitely come back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

40th Anniversary dinner. Appetizer which was a special addition was not enjoyable at all, otherwise the entries were very good.

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our visits to this restaurant. The food is reliably delicious.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was worth the wait! We loved everything we ordered.

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d
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent from start to finish! Our server was awesome, food was delicious and dessert was over the top.

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HA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! We were there for a birthday celebration and found everything to be nothing short of excellent. The staff was accommodating and attentive and the food outstanding. We had the lobster special with the crab cake and pork chop and both were cooked perfectly. We also tried the mushroom appetizer and had the flourless chocolate cake and banana's foster which were also fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Poached Pear is a perfect byo for special occasions or a date night! Delicious food and great service.

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JM
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Dinner. Poached Pear is always a great choice. The food is aways perfect.

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried Poached Pear for the first time on Feb 13, 2019. We were greeted as soon as we walked, our coats were hung and we were seated at our table. Our waitress, Sherri, was excellent. Such a pleasant personality. We both had the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna which was presented beautifully and cooked to perfection...rare of course. We loved everything about Poached Pear; we will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the area-service outstanding!!

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LF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 4; we went for dinner the night before Valentine’s Day. The only reason I didn’t give a 5 star for the food & value was that 2 of us ordered the lobster special, which I think was around a $50 plate and both were disappointed . Both said the lobster was blah and a bit chewy. It was supposed to be served in a crispy shell of some sort but the actual shell was soggy. We did not mention it to our sever I guess because everything else was really great. The salads, the other 2 entrees, the desserts and the service were all excellent.
All in all I would go back again especially for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Specials 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻always a great meal

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DP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing didn't want to stop eating! Can't wait to go back!
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j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with Open Table reviews when we picked this restaurant and as always, you were right on the money!

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