Poached Pear Bistro

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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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DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food and service is always A#1!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing tasty dinner!

j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat out a lot and this is one we will visit again!! Excellent service, food and ambience. Down the shore area so it was nice to visit in the off season. BYOB is a plus for us and it’s a cant miss if you’re undecided where you would like to eat in Point Pleasant. Highly recommended!

CD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our sever Fabiana. She was delightful and on point for taking care of us.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening, as always. Food was perfectly prepared, and service was excellent.
Our favorite restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner!! Waitress was awesome!!

I
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s so hard to get a sitter so whenever we get a night out we come here. Amazing food, great service, every time.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, great service and great atmosphere. Perfect for special occasion dinners.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Will absolutely be going back.

B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place exceptional food.

TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The server was slightly inattentive. My scallops were under cooked. Everything else was fine.

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything they have is very good but in my opinion they have the best crab cakes on the east coast.

DW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Special fish dish was disappointing. Other dishes were excellent. Service great.

M
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was our first time here and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the food was phenomenal. Wife had the scallops and I had the roasted chicken breast. Food was served promptly and everything was cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back again

RE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice in the last few weeks. Lovely dining room decorated in soft gray tones makes for a relaxing experience. I love the fact that it is a byob also. Thoroughly enjoyed the seared ahi tuna done rare to perfection. My husband loved the pork chop. The gnocchi appetizer was delicious as well as my husbands salad. We shared the dark chocolate crepe cake. We ordered it both times we visited. It’s amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

r
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD. QUIET AND VERY FRIENDLY. HIGHLY RECCOMEND.

CM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Needs a new hostess. The gentleman who does it now is nice but looks/dresses like a slob. He's literally the only negative about this place. Must be related to the owners or chef in some way.

KD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous well thought out menu. Great service and the owner is polite and attentive.

A
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. We shared the calamari which melted in your mouth. I had lamb shank - so tender and delicious sauce. My husband had shrimp and haddock. He loved it. Save room for dessert the bread pudding is not to be missed and a pear sorbet is a perfect ending.

PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. All the meals were plated wonderfully and tasted just as well. The staff was attentive and nice. The ambiance is pleasant and the place was not noisy. Highly recommend any of their soups. If your in Point Pleasant you must stop in.

OT
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing (had tuna). Service and food was and usually is....PERFECT!

CG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third dinner here within the past 60 days. Very consistent presentations and flavors. Great service. IMHO this is one of the best meals you can get within 25 miles of Point Pleasant. Will be back.

l
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A return visit that once again didn't disappoint. Love, love this restaurant, it's so nice to find a fine dining establishment in our fast food age. Will definitely return.

k
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 90th and 85th birthdays with dear friends from Avon... food was absolutely amazing and did not disappoint to wow my friends - from our appetizer of pear Pizarro to the mushroom soup and finished up with birthday candles in the turimasu and lemon crepes... service was so kind and attentive, always recommend if u can get a reservation !!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic ! The filet Mignon was cooked perfectly. The manager really knows how to run a top notch restaurant. Will definitely return soon.

KS
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected the food, the service and the environment have been impeccable, that is why we come back to this excellent dining experience. We have attended the chefs establishments over the past few years and he like a fine wine has become better. Our accolades to all involved.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner

U
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the beach.

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding with a different twist kudos to the chef service was great
specials explained one of the people in our
wished they would have quoted prices

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Premium food

p
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Poached Pear Bistro never disappoints! The food is superior to most restaurants in the area and the service is excellent every time we eat here. Their corn chowder is delicious and their Lobster special is just a party in your mouth! Succulent, decadent and superb all around! Love it!

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Poached Pear. We've been coming since they opened and its always our go to place when dining together or introducing friends to. Food is creatively prepared and presented and quality top notch. Consistently great!

TH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant disappoints. Mushroom soup or puff pastry is awesome. scallops over risotto is amazing. Service is excellent. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.
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ML
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint & elegant restaurant. Food & service was outstanding.

j
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very pleased with our meal. The menu has a wide range of choices and the food was prepared excellently. The Duck Confit Raviolis were as "light as air" and very tasty. my Rack of Lamb was also excellent.

JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for a few days and some restaurants were closed Monday and Tuesday. We were in luck when the phone was answered at the Poached Pear. It had a lovely atmosphere and our server was both informative and attentive. We had eaten a late lunch and only ordered entrees, which were ample in size and all of them were delicious - halibut, salmon and pork chops. Looking forward to a return visit.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend you give Poached Pear Bistro a try. It has a nice atmosphere and the food is simply amazing.

MC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. It was our first time and we loved it. I started with a salad and he the special soup. Both were delicious. We then had the vegetable risotto which was outstanding and shared the bananas foster crepe for dessert. We thoroughly wnjoyed the entire meal and the wait staff were pleasant and knowledgeable.