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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Classic Lobster Bisque
lobster & cream sherry
reggiano parmigiano crostini, oven dried tomatoes, micro basil
Poached Pear Salad
baby arugula, goat cheese, poached bosc pear, toasted hazelnuts, honey white balsamic
Food was excellent, server was terrific. Will definitely be back
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!
Always a great dining experience. Realize dealing with diners during the pandemic restrictions cannot be easy, but the staff did not miss a beat.
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!
Always great food. Eating outside is safe and pleasant. Service was great. Never disappointing here
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!
The food was delicious and the service was great!
Food was absolutely fabulous!! Love dining inside and the service was fantastic! Thank you poached pear!!
Love this restaurant !!!!!!!
Everything was perfect. Service was over the top!
always a wonderful dinner looking forward to going back
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.
My husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary with the most delicious meal!! We will definitely be back.
The food was delicious & hot. Presentation was picture perfect. Friendly staff. Just a little expensive for a byob. A restaurant for special occasions.
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.
Tables nicely distanced. Great food.
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.
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.
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.
The food was excellent and the service from Nicky was absolutely amazing, he really was first class
Everything was outstanding! Loved the corn bisque
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!
Terrific food and gracious staff!
Note that it’s BYOB!
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.
Food was wonderful!! Our waitress Sherry was great!!
A true gem. Outstanding ding food, exceptional service in a relaxed atmosphere
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Food was delicious and the service was great.
Wonderful meal and fantastic service!
Everything was delicious. Excellent service with our waiter Nicky!
Lobster was chewy and the filet mignonette was charred. The grilled shrimp appetizer was very good along with the desserts.
Everyone enjoyed their meal thoroughly. And the finishing touch of cherry vanilla gelato and the bread pudding was out of this world.
Gourmet style food
Great flavors & presentation
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.
Superb service, food and out door dining done fantastic, always seated at reservation time never a wait. Everything about Poached Pear is done superbly!
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.