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Poached Pear Bistro, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Poached Pear Bistro, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Poached Pear Bistro, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Poached Pear Bistro, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Poached Pear Bistro, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Poached Pear Bistro

4.9
4.9
3524 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

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 3,524 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Contemporary American

  • Ocean

    Best Food

  • Ocean

    Contemporary American

3,524 Reviews
  1. MRLBI

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the pork chop & as I told our waitress, the best I have ever had, juicy & full of flavor. My husband had the tuna & it was cooked perfectly, rare & tender. Portions were plentiful, as well.

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  2. JohnM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food quality and service. Will return.

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  3. BrianS

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding meal.

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  4. STEPHENJ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Interesting specials Great food Dessert, crepe cake was one of a kind, excellent

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a little disappointed because I had read so many outstanding reviews. There was nothing bad about the experience but it was just good, not great. My wife and I both said we would go back but would try other places first. The atmosphere was very nice and the people were welcoming! The portions were generous. I had a nice filet cooked perfectly on asparagus and mashed potatoes. The potatoes were tasteless with an almost soupy texture. The french onion soup looked great but was far from the best I ever had. Again, a nice place to stop for a quiet dinner but I am not rushing to go back.

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  6. Kremerm

    Atlantic City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always! I got the fish special. The portion was large and I had enough to eat for lunch the next day!

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  7. TRfoodie

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants in the shore area. Always a consistent food experience from appetizers to desserts, service is always great. The poached lobster special is amazing and the spicy garlicy shrimp app is tremendous! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  8. MikeNJ

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A must visit your tastebuds will beg you to go back. Service was on point waiter knew the menu right down to detail. Food had a 8 out of 10 quality. The Decore was delightful, but the Room lacked density for the sound was high. I will return and enjoy his other dishes . Mike i

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  9. JaniceR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, great menu, delicious food, overall a great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant was very busy with almost evert seat taken. It was extraordinarily loud in the dining room and we couldn’t have a decent conversation for lack of hearing each other. Our server was amazing. The food however was just ok. We started with the duck confit ravioli. This was cooked perfectly but had no seasoning whatsoever. Next we had the poached pear salad which was good. I had the rack of lamb with roasted potatoes and vegetables. Their was a grand amount of sides and the best item on the plate was the roasted mini zucchini. The lamb was a bit overcooked which for the price should have been perfect as it is their signature dish. My husband had the pork chop which was cooked perfectly but under seasoned. Under seasoning food seems to be a common practice for restaurants at the shore. We probably will not return to this particular restaurant.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been there a few times. Always good food Salad, Fried asparagus sticks, scallops and chocolate brownies with ice cream. All great

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing. The pork chop was the most tender piece of pork I’ve ever tasted. The veal tenderloin was delicious. It was a take on a beef Wellington and delicious. Highly recommend and will be coming back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I live in Los Angeles and came to New Jersey to visit my in-laws. So I came here to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Every food I tried was delicious. The calamari was soft and not fishy at all. The pear pizzeta was ok but it’s good if you like gorgonzola. For entree, I got the ancho coffee rubbed NY strip steak. That was delicious. You won’t be disappointed with anything on the menu. Restaurant was a little small but cozy. Love the standard music they play as well. Our waitress Chris was fantastic. She was very attentive and lively. Overall, I would give this restaurant 4.5 stars.

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  14. JulieT

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful dinner at poached pear, its one of out favorites. Everytime we are greeted in a timely fashion & sat right away. Our servers are always so professional and friendly. We never wait long for food to come out & all the meals are beautifully plated, fresh & hot.

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  15. MelissaC

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Poached Pear is a great place for a delicious meal! The food is delicious & it’s also a BYOB! We will definitely be back again soon!

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  16. JohnO

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first time at Poached Pear. My wife had been there once before. This was our Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant is highly rated, so I expected it to be outstanding. The octopus special appetizer was chewy. The waitress assured us that it would be tender but it was not. The lobster bisque was way too salty. It still ate most of it but did not finish it. My wife ordered the fish special which was overcooked. We sent it back and replaced it with halibut which was good. My scallops were very good. Service was very good. The restaurant is small so it was loud. Not sure if we will ever go back. Too many better options and other restaurants we want to try.

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  17. KennvCee

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with their special cream of mushroom soup. Exquisite! Then, our entrees were halibut and the apple brined porkchop. Excellent! Our server, Fabiana, was very attentive and pleasant. I've never been disappointed in this place. We were too full to have dessert.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the Poached Pear never disappoints, and will remain one of our top dining spots.

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  19. Salimone

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another outstanding dinner at Poached Pear on Valentine's Day. Food was terrific. Our server Chere was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable on all specials.

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  20. Sdmarksnj

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and outstanding service.

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  21. DeniseC

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. We took our friends for the first time, they were very pleased. The food was delicious and our server Sandy was fabulous.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic and the service was impeccable! This place never disappoints.

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  23. Lloyd

    New York City

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really want to love this place but I’m really not loving the food. I had a lobster special that was supposed to be a pound and a half lobster out of the shell. There was no way this was 1 1/2 pounds! I’ve never seen such small claws. One bite each and three bites for the tail! Honestly. It was just ok. Nothing special at all. The crab cake that it was sitting on was just ordinary. My wife had the corvino special that she enjoyed but wasn’t ecstatic about. I tried it and thought it was too “fishy “. The service was great as was the ambience. Overall this wasn’t really worth the price. I should add that this was our third visit and have never left there thinking this was amazing. I doubt that I would go back.

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  24. DianeM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual. Staff, food, everything wonderful

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  25. deanj

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great but the fish that was served for the main course had a fishy taste. It was the special of the evening and had it the week before and it was very good then

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was incredibly noisy. One table was so loud I could barely hear our waiter speak.

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  27. LizC

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall wonderful and super delish!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

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  28. Calamari

    New York City

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ! Server. Nick was great. No rush. Good food. Hit all the marks.

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  29. Kmzero

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my favorite restaurant to come to for celebratory dining. The food is always amazing, the service is unmatched, and our server Nick, is truly the best!

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  30. MargieW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always so good. So many delicious dishes to choose from. Don’t pass up dessert, all homemade by an amazing pastry chef.

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  31. SusanT

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To say that our experience at The Poached Pear was wonderful would be an understatement. We’ve been there before and have always had a great experience so I’m amazed that with each visit, we are more delighted. The service is outstanding. Nick was engaging, genuine, and his attention to detail was impeccable. The food was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the Corvina special and the salmon which my husband said was the best he has ever had. Do not, I repeat Do NOT leave without having the cherry vanilla ice cream - OMG!! We are very lucky to have this gem in our backyard- we will definitely make this a more frequent stop! Thank you for a wonderful night!

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  32. JoeZ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Poached Pear and we will definitely be back. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most consistent restaurants we go to. The food is always delicious and service is always great.

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  34. William

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Food was excellent and the service was what you would expect in a top NYC restaurant. Friendly attentive staff that was always ready to assist you. We will be back many more times I am sure.

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  35. JMCT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a bit pricey compared to others in its category.

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  36. LisaM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey but worth it. Service and food were top notch. Will definitely go back!

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  37. DaveV

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were treated to excellent service in a pleasant dining area. The menu was diverse and worthy of an upscale dining experience. We will return to the Poached Pear in the future.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had out of town visitors today with two children 9 and 7. Went to the Poached Pear as they have a children’s menu but also an upscale adult menu that would appeal to my NY foodies. They were impressed as the food was excellent. The staff was quite solicitous and accommodating; especially when it came to the children and their meals. The dinner couldn’t have worked out better.

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  39. Beachmom

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was fortunate to have dinner the other night with a few friends at the Poached Pear Bistro. As usual, the dinner did not disappoint. The service (as always) was outstanding. We enjoyed a variety of appetizers and entrees (we were a party of 5) and all were delicious and served to perfection. I, myself, have a gluten intolerance and they are always able to accommodate my dietary restrictions. We LOVE the Poached Pear and are fortunate to live so close!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic dinner and experience to celebrate my 60th birthday. Food and service was outstanding. Really enjoyed the whole dining experience!!!

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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 3524 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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