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.
Poached Pear Salad
baby arugula, goat cheese, poached bosc pear, toasted hazelnuts, honey white balsamic
Apple Cider Brined Pork Chop
red cabbage marmalade, crispy spaetzle, caramelized apples, bourbon cider reduction
Classic Lobster Bisque
lobster & cream sherry
Birthday celebration. It was a wonderful night.
We were on vacation in Point Pleasant. The decor & ambience was just right. It what busy but it was not loud. The food & service were excellent, . Our party of 4 ordered specials and had Corvina, scallops & lobster from the menu. Everything was delicious. For dessert we had the cheesecake & key lime parfait which were amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.
From our arrival to our departure… Everyone at Poached Pear were attentive, sincere, and simply outstanding!
The food and presentation was excellent. It is no wonder that this is the BEST Restaurant at the Jersey Shore!
The food was outstanding as usual. It is a great for a date nite/special occasion.
ALWAYS EXCELLENT! We have never been disappointed with the food or with the service.
Sublime food...great service...grilled scallops were amazing
Amazing food and wonderful service!
Excellent service and food once again!
Haven't had a meal like that in a long time haven't stopped thinking about it
Food here is consistently delicious!
Love this restaurant, amazing food and service. We will be back for sure!!
have been to this very good restaurant 5-6 times. this summer they had a surprisingly mediocre night.
however, last weekend was a bounce back night of perfectly executed dishes as one would expect from the best restaurant in this part of the shore.
A true culinary experience with excellent service!
It was our 45th Anniversary and second time eating at this great restaurant. We were given the royal treatment by the entire staff!
The owner came over and acknowledged our big day. He gave us a great table too. Ivan was our waiter and top notch. But all the other staff took good care of us as well. Thanks for making a special day special!!!
Always an exceptional meal here. But even with the BYOB, you are going to spend $100 a couple before the tip. So this is only a special occasion spot for us. The service from Shari was outstanding.
Our visit this time was for my daughters 40 birthday. Again Poached Pear always pleases. We had a wonderful dinner and spent a relaxed time socializing with family. A memorable experience.
Have dined at the PP a dozen times it never dissapoints maybe a little pricey for some however the quality is there and you get what you pay for. These days that pretty fair.
Wonderful food and excellent service. We live two hours away and are trying to figure out a way to come back ASAP.
This was the second time that my daughter and I enjoyed this restaurant. It’s also the second time that we had our waiter Nikki and he was fabulous. It’s a great spot. It’s intimate. And the food is delicious.
One of our favorite restaurants at the shore. We brought friends for their first visit &
Poached Pear did not disappoint. We had to adjust our reservation time & the manager couldn't have been more understanding. We love this place & look forward to going back.
As always the best! Food and service are excellent!
I came to the Poached Pear with high expectations and was not disappointed. We ordered appetizers to share. The "Beef Short Rib Carpaccio" was outstanding, The "Asparagus Fries" have a delicate breading that doesn't overpower the vegetable and the "Fried Calamari" was tender. Next we decided to share the "Poached Pear Salad", it is not only tasty but it is beautifully presented. My daugters both ordered from the specials menu, one had a lobster dish and the other a NY Strip Steak. They loved their meals. My entree was the "Pan Seared Diver Scallops" from the main menu which is served with a zucchini and cherry tomato risotto. I am dreaming of the day I will have this meal again! Seriously, I order scallops often and these are my new favorite. The risotto is creamy and delicious with just the right size small pieces of vegetables. We ended with the Creme' Brulee and regular coffee and both were as you would expect, excellent. The only thing that I did not love about the experience was the noise level. It may have been because we were in the center of the room, surrounded by happily chatting diners sound but it was difficult to have a conversation across the table. I will request a table near the wall the next time which I expect will be soon.
We were using a gift card we had received months ago. We wanted a nice meal on a Wednesday night. Our meal surpassed our expectations: lobster special with crab cake decadent! Loved the mussels and warm rolls on the side. Key lime dessert melt in your mouth. Service was super friendly and attentive. We will be back!
From beginning to end- this was a great meal. Fabi was a great server and the food was was excellent. Had the lobster special and even had a wonderful desert. Highly recommend the experience and the food.
Best restaurant in Point Pleasent - Excellent food- service one of our favorites!!
From being so graciously greeted to excellent service, wonderful food and staff, we truly enjoyed our dinner. Poached Pear is one of the top restaurants in NJ.
The food is exceptional. Best in NJ. It is also a BYOB, so don't forget your wine! For starters all appetizers are great. Don't miss the homemade soups. The Jersey Corn Bisque is my absolute favorite. Main courses are great too. One of the fan favorites is the APPLE CIDER BRINED PORK CHOP. My favorite is the DUCK BREAST AND FOIE GRAS.
Always a great experience! Looking forward to our next visit.
The food is excellent here! I got the poached pear salad, crab cakes, and creme brûlée, and my mom got the filet mignon and lemon mousse dessert, all of which were wonderful. The atmosphere is very comfortable and the staff makes you feel very welcome. Definitely will be back!
Everything at the Pear was fantastic, the service was spectacular our waiter Nicky was beyond helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. The appetizers were spot on, dinners all excellent as were the deserts. Easily the best restaurant around the area.
Best experience we had in the area.
Our server was extremely attentive and the food was incredible! I have a gluten and dairy allergy and they were easily able to accommodate! Will be returning!!
This restaurant is fantastic. Our server Chris was very knowledgeable about preparation of the food. Our full dining experience was special, with a good spacing between appetizers, entrees, and desert.
Very pleasant dinner. BYOB is a plus.
That was the best meal I've had since before the pandemic started
We so enjoyed our anniversary dinner!! Delicious!!
The Poached Pear knows what they are doing! In an area of the Shore with many excellent restaurants, they are a standout. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and competent. Their recommendations are always spot on. The food is consistently delicious. Everyone you come in contact with is friendly and well trained. The staff is all on the same page. Can't wait to return.
Once again, a GREAT dining experience! Excellent food!
Extremely friendly and attentive service. Fantastic menu choices and food was incredible.
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 2285 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.