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Poached Pear Bistro

4.8
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1947 Reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1947 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, server was terrific. Will definitely be back

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vipFirstTimer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic selections on the menu and for the night’s specials. All of our appetizers and entrees were delicious (both the Poached Pear and Octopus salads and both the Corvina fish and Lobster specials for dinner.). The dessert menu looked great as well but we were too full to try. Service was slow but servers were covering a lot of tables both outside and in which may have contributed to the timing. Inside tables were very well spaced given current rules. Outside set up looked pretty and housed a lot of tables. We’ll be back for sure!

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vipChrisKB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Realize dealing with diners during the pandemic restrictions cannot be easy, but the staff did not miss a beat.

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WendyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's hard to assess ambiance in the age if COVID-19 while dining outdoors near a busy street; however, the service was so good and the food outstanding, that I felt transported to an upscale New York restaurant!

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Scotts
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Eating outside is safe and pleasant. Service was great. Never disappointing here

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KatharineB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Garlic shrimp crostini was fantastic! Steak somewhat underdone to our taste but promptly and cheerfully returned to us cooked perfectly. Chicken with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, cippolini onions, and green beans delicious. Bravo!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was great!

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PattyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fabulous!! Love dining inside and the service was fantastic! Thank you poached pear!!

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ShelleyG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant !!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Service was over the top!

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JudyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

always a wonderful dinner looking forward to going back

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vipJohnB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Poached Pear never disappoints. One of our favorite restaurants, so much so that my wife and I reserve it for special occasions -The types of which seem to occur several times a year! Where else can you get sophisticated, French-inspired preparations on the Jersey Shore? Nowhere as far as I know.
To start things off (this time), my wife ordered the Pear Pizzetta and I the Duck Confit Raviolis. Outstanding, both. My wife got the diver scallops for dinner: perfectly seared scallops with a side of risotto- simply elegant and delicious. Opting to stay on the duck theme, I ordered the duck breast with Foie Gras. Blissfully delicious! A round of desserts followed, consisting of a wonderful Gelato for her and the decadent flourless chocolate cake for me. It was all so good and the portions were just right.
The service was excellent as always- We’ve gone to this restaurant several times over the last couple of years and have always, always been satisfied by the wait staff. Friendly, knowledgeable, and always appropriately attentive. Where else can you find that these days? Nowhere as far as I know.

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JijiTPPB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary with the most delicious meal!! We will definitely be back.

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viptzdz
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious & hot. Presentation was picture perfect. Friendly staff. Just a little expensive for a byob. A restaurant for special occasions.

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SalC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I feel the combination of serving outside and inside(where we were seated) left the service a little weak. Never offered us another piece of bread or refilled our water. In addition, we felt rushed.

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vipbobo
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tables nicely distanced. Great food.

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on a first date with a lady friend. Beautiful little place, great food, and attentive staff. One of the nicest places I've been at the NJ Shore. I highly recommend it.

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Rich
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food!!! The tables were outside because of COVID-19, but they did the best they could to create a decent ambiance. The waiter we had was somewhat underwhelming in regards to service, but the manager was helping out to keep things moving. We are glad they found a way to survive because their very fine food dining is one of the best in New Jersey.

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sallym
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Poached Pear is always an enjoyable experience. I like that they employ high school and college students as part of their wait staff. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. All employees are helpful and considerate.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service from Nicky was absolutely amazing, he really was first class

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MarianD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Loved the corn bisque

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vipSLB3
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still our favorite place AND have now brought our friends over to our side..LOL
They loved the menu selections and the food. Service is always outstanding!

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vipBlueplateEspeciale
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and gracious staff!
Note that it’s BYOB!

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CarlaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipMimi
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. It was lovely. Tables were spaced. We asked for a four top, we were just two. Happy to accommodate us. Always a pleasure seeing to visit Poached Pear.

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vipVaca
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful!! Our waitress Sherry was great!!

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LarryP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem. Outstanding ding food, exceptional service in a relaxed atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Duck ravioli appetizer needed more duck filling
Grilled Octopus appetizer seriously tough

Halibut entree was good but lacks color on the plate

There was a lot of hype and great reviews for this place but I left underwhelmed.

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Mariamechi
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friend to dine as a way of celebrating their wedding. As always, the food, service and ambiance were above our expectations. He has done a beautiful job setting tables outside. We just loved it and are always looking forward to drive from Staten Island to dine there. So far, our favorite restaurant! I highly recommend it.

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MaryAnnD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor dining experience was better than expected. The food was excellent and portions generous. Our server, Nicky, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely be going back for another outdoor dinner!

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AllisonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poached Pear is my favorite restaurant and worth every penny. The seared scallops with risotto and grilled hearts of romaine salad are a must have.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly outdoors with excellent social distancing. Service was prompt. We, a party of five, all had excellent opinions on the meals we chose. Will be back real soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was great.

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vipcolleenh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Excellent service with our waiter Nicky!

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CjK42778
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Lobster was chewy and the filet mignonette was charred. The grilled shrimp appetizer was very good along with the desserts.

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Food4thought
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their meal thoroughly. And the finishing touch of cherry vanilla gelato and the bread pudding was out of this world.

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Stephenh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Flavorable food
Gourmet style food
Great flavors & presentation

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MarkC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about The Poached Pear was great. Outside dining towards the back of the building was quiet and the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was prepared nicely and delicious.

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PeterC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, food and out door dining done fantastic, always seated at reservation time never a wait. Everything about Poached Pear is done superbly!

FAQs

Poached Pear Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 701-1700.

Poached Pear Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1947 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.