Poached Pear Bistro

4.9
2473 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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Suzy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was top notch She was very professional and knowledgeable and humorous! She couldn’t have been better! Food excellent and we all had 4 different appetizers and 4 different entrees: mushroom bisque, corn chowder, four gras, calamari. Strip steak, mahi mahi, veal and lamb shank. All top drawer… well presented and excellent flavor Portion size was very nice! Value? Food such as this is expensive and I expect it to be. Hard to say value?! Not really appropriate for this level of dining Ambiance is nice in room- a bit stark for my taste but we were seated near the kitchen and butler pantry area ( making it noisier) and I could actually see into kitchen There should be a screen across kitchen entrance or some type of block. This is why not 5 stars for ambiance Again food and service 5 stars!! My husband brought a martini and they actually had a frosty martini glass- wow nice touch!!

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CookieMonster
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Ocean County!!

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vipgeorge
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance were all excellent. The noise level in the dining grew as it filled after 6:00 PM.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been here several times and always have a great experience. We regularly drive in to nearby NYC to dine, and the food and service are comparable to what we get in the City. This dinner date was celebrating my wife’s birthday and the food and service were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my niece for her 22nd birthday. Our first time there. Food was deliciously and staff was great.

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vipTess
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience on 1/11/22. Eric our waiter was superb
All the waitstaff was extraordinary.
The food was exquisite. Thank you.

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stephenk
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing The specials were amazing and I would rate as a top restaurant. It is a little pricey but we’ll worth every penny. The lamb special was off the charts and the desserts were a great finish. We will be back often!

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MaryS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding !
Try the pork chop, wonderful!

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Axman
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poached Pear is one of our favorite restaurants at the beach. The food and service are top notch. The list of specials is always excellent as there is something for everybody. We split the grilled shrimp and octopus appetizer (special). My wife had fish - corvina with parmesan risotto (special). I had the sesame encrusted tuna. Both dishes were outstanding. For dessert, we had cappuccino and a napoleon. Perfect way to top off a delicious dinner.

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SnowbirdGal
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service, food very good, pricey but very talented chef. You do get what you pay for. Byob. Enjoyed our experience.

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mactina
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great again! Service very good also. Only negative is that we were VERY close to the table
Next to us, even during “normal” circumstances. With the uptick of COVID it would have been great to have a little more room between tables.

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MaryW
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was my first time at Poached Pear. Every part of our meal was excellent. Our server was exceptional, with an amazing personality. The servers are well trained in sharing information about the food and the chefs and meeting their customer's needs. The space is small, so when there are loud customers, and a table by us was obnoxious, it can dampen the mood a bit. This is, however, out of the control of the restaurant and I would take my chances again to enjoy a meal like the one we had.
It is a restaurant for a special occasion and we will be back.

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TheresaK
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a deicious meal, the aervice was excellent and the ambience lovely

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vipKKfoodie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

PP has been one of my favorite local restaurants. The quality of the food well above any one else in the area. This visit was not up to their normal standards (note it was NYE). My husbands steak was very tough. My fish was fresh but slightly over cooked with a pile of crumb topping instead of a toasted crusty layer of almonds. The mushroom soup was lick the bowl delicious. I also hope they will consider changing up the menu a bit more. All of this said the owners and staff are an absolute pleasure. We will not give on them but hope they can make some improvements.

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RoseanneP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Always satisfied with the food and service!

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Lauren
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband our server Ivan was very attentive and helpful with menu recommendations. We were not rushed nor did we feel we waited for any course throughout our meal. The lobster bisque, tuna, scallops and crepe cake were all wonderful!! We will definitely return soon.

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Chief
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy Parking. Food came out hot and presentation was excellent. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. 10/10, service was very good. Would recommend to anyone for an upscale dinner

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vipSailrmn
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding once again!! The food was superb. The ravioli appetizer was to die for. My wife and I split 2 appetizers and the veal and couldn’t have been more satisfied. It is truly one of the best tasting and one of the best values in dining in NJ. Thanks so much for being here!!

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douglasm
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creamed mushroom soup w truffle oil was pure velvet; intense earthiness. Cider brined pork w red cabbage and apple was apple-forward, sweet-sour, tender, juicy perfection. Saffron poached 1.5# out-of-shell lobster over crab cake, sauteed spinach and truffed mashed potatoes in crispy wonton basket - a lot going on and all delicious, but maybe the crab cake could be an option.

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AnthonyL
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual. Mark and his staff are top notch. Wait staff is very friendly, attentive and make you feel at home. Appetizers are great and well portioned. Many fine dining restaurants are light on the amount of food. Not the Poached Pear, nice amount of food, which I usually take some home, so I can leave room for dessert. Ordering dessert , along with a nice cappuccino is a must. Outstanding experience and will be making this my regular spot in 2022.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everting is simply perfect in this restaurant. Brothers own it and know exactly how to make sure everyone is served and well satisfied. The presentation is exquisite and food is heavenly. absolutely delicious !!

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chief64
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was perfect. Cannot think of any other restaurant we enjoy more.

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AlanT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've heard lots of great reviews and they did not disappoint. Thanks for the great food and service. We'll be back.

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LindaR
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. We had grilled romaine, garlic shrimp, grilled octopus, pork chops, salmon and corvina. For dessert it was tiramisu and the bread pudding was the best I’ve ever had. Our server Sandy was very attentive…..the best service ever.
I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding! My friends and I enjoyed everything. Bravo!!

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sherry the server was awesome food was awesome great establishment

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LouPa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scot, the chef outdid himself. From a shrimp appy to the pork or fish entre, the food, prep and presentation were perfect. Sherry, our waitress was attentive and charming.

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vipmactina
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

MA
MACPPB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Nice crowd and tables were nicely spaced.

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nyr1940
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent once again. Perfectly done calamari, pear pizzette was delicious. Had the lamb shank. Huge portion falling off the bone. This is by far the best restaurant in the area. Not sure why is wasn't completely full on a Saturday night.

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vipPattiR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service but the lobster was not fresh. Disappointing.

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vipSuzanneD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous. Great menu choices lots of choices.
Everyone in our group really enjoyed and looking forward to the next time.

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Mmmm
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, a place for a nice dinner for a special occasion. Menu is varied and delicious.

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josephb
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! We Decided to go with the appetizer special and two entrées from the specials and they were absolutely amazing portion size was huge and the taste was incredible. Our waitress was friendly and paid attention to us when we needed stuff.

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Donluvs2eat
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff and food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcomed at the door by “chef@ which was unexpected and appreciated. The food was terrific and portions larger than expected.

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vipSeabreeze
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a friends get together or dinner for a special occasion. When you walk inside, you’re instantly transported to the feel of a high end restaurant. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and highly engaging. The menu is pleasantly innovative, and provides something for everyone.

We’ve never been disappointed when dining here, and will definitely be back.

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 2473 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.