Poached Pear Bistro

4.9
2285 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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vipMaryO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. It was a wonderful night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ButterflyGals
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LisaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding as usual. It is a great for a date nite/special occasion.

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vipOrlando
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT! We have never been disappointed with the food or with the service.

MC
vipMarcC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime food...great service...grilled scallops were amazing

MB
MarianneB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wonderful service!

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vipTracylotsa
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food once again!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had a meal like that in a long time haven't stopped thinking about it

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food here is consistently delicious!

MJ
vipMaryJ
Naples
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, amazing food and service. We will be back for sure!!

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Falcon
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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LisaP
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true culinary experience with excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipArthurK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bobandkevin
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BobC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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RobinD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. We live two hours away and are trying to figure out a way to come back ASAP.

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Jupitan
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipVeryHappyFoodie
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the best! Food and service are excellent!

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JShell
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMargie
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ClareG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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douglasd
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Point Pleasent - Excellent food- service one of our favorites!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTomfromMantoloking
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

Enjoy!

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ChristineD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience! Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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!

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viptweety
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AnaMil
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best experience we had in the area.

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vipGaby
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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viplucy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DeenaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant dinner. BYOB is a plus.

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vipMariaL
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious!!

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MaxM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was the best meal I've had since before the pandemic started

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed our anniversary dinner!! Delicious!!

JK
vipJosephK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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MarissaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a GREAT dining experience! Excellent food!

LJ
LaurieJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and attentive service. Fantastic menu choices and food was incredible.

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 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.