Poached Pear Bistro

4.8
2346 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.
What 2346 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
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vipKorzo
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always had a very good meal with equivalent service. Our local favorite for sure

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vipWendy
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always amazing! The corn Bisque is the best I've ever had!

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Robyn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent! Lovely outdoor dinner enjoying last of the warm fall evenings.

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JaneC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Love it here!!

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JaymeW
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was shocked that the lobster special was half the amount that we had back in the spring but yet the same price. Sherri our server was excellent and the lamb shank was perfect.

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KimB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good and quite professional.

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chief64
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again we are very pleased with the consistent high quality of service and entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipmusetta3
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love The Poached Pear. The food is always outstanding, service excellent and as far as we are concerned it is tops in NJ! We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was terrific!! Food outstanding. Just very loud. Some form of sound proofing would be better.

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ValerieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a wonderful time. Can't say enough about this restaurant. Our favorite place for sure.

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KymberleeA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether you dine inside or out, amazing service and delicious food. Always a great night!

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KarenN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always amazing. Presentation included. The desserts are decadent. I highly recommend the poached pear!!

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FredF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience. Food, service, and ambiance was exceptional!!

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LuvsGoodFood
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter and excellent food! All the courses were delicious!

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vipElaineG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go here at least once a month. Food and service is outstanding!!!!

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Michelle
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and very accommodating

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vipJudithH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite must try. Food was delicious and staff was wonderful.

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Jeff
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! My wife had the duck, which was rich and flavorful without gaminess and done to a turn. It rested upon a sweet potato dish (its specific preparation I don't recall) that was simply too good. Yes....it was too good. I had the poached lobster - also extraordinary. Dessert was an upside down key lime pie accompanied by vanilla ice cream. This too was excellent. Fine dining is hard to come by in our area - fortunately we have The Poached Pear!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

came here based off of Thrillist review and open table reviews. We were here for a wedding so decided to chose a place of the unknown based on reviews. Food was good, two people in our party had the tuna which was very proportional and tasty, another had the poached lobster special which was not great- frozen Maine lobster meat and could taste the frozen de- thaw, however the mashed was yummy. Appetizers were grilled calamari which was yummy but mediocre and the crab cake which overall was the top seller out of all the dishes on the spread. The service reviews receive a 3star since it is BYOB as are all restaurants in the area, but the waiter when pouring our first glass spilt our $140 bottle on the table so we were quickly thrown off guard, we chose to pour ourselves for the remainder, no huge issues but it isn’t a 5star in my opinion.

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LauraC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite fine dining at the Jersey Shire. Great food, service and price.

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arveney
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it!!! The owner and staff are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant, food is outstanding. When im in this area again i will be returning to this restaurant there is no reason to go elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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KennethR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there for anniversary dinner. Will be back.

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NJSetterLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are very particular about food and we were impressed with every thing we ordered. Octopus appetizer was perfectly prepared. Ancho strip steak and ahi tuna were likewise perfect and sides were very tasty. Server was professional and thoughtful and bus staff was prompt and efficient. We’re locals and this is the best bang for your buck in this area.

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SueD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here. Made reservation via Open Table and asked for quiet table. Arrived and was seated at table tucked away in corner next to window. Great selections on menu and specials. Food was amazing. Nicky our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Definitely will return.

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JohnB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was the service. Noise was down which was also excellent. This is one of the top restaurants at the shore

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vipbdock
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were terrific. We hadn’t been there in a couple of years and it was as good as we remembered. Highly recommend going there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very very good

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MelisaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food!

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nenettaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After waiting four weeks to get a reservation it was definitely worth the wait. Dinner was absolutely amazing! Plus, they were able to accommodate changing the reservation from 2 to 4 without a problem. A true professional chef! The server was very knowledgeable about the food and was very aware of our needs. Truly a wonderful dinner experience and will be back again and again. Thank you.

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Thecips
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place never disappoints. Great food and staff. The extra you pay is worth every penny plus it's a BYOB.
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vipDonHo
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience.

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Mickey23
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waitress. She was personable and efficient. She made us laugh. She is a true asset to Poached Pear. She really made a difference in being so kind and funny.

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DawnW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

I did enjoy my dinning experience the food is always excellent except my steak was over cooked . The staff is very professional and accommodating. My biggest complaint was the noise level was very loud and trying to have a conversation at the table very hard .

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vipCindyS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Poached Pear is by far my favorite restaurant at the Jersey shore. The atmosphere is pleasant. The servers are very good. They are cordial
And polite.
The food is delicious and beautifully presented. I cannot brag enough about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Sandy was awesome. Food was awesome! Will definitely go again!

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vipDiningqueen
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t dined here yet, make a reservation. You will not be disappointed. We dine here often and have always received the most courteous service and absolutely outstanding meals. It’s hard to choose what to order everything is that good. And if you are lucky enough that they have the black cherry gelato, make sure you try it. It is out of this world!!

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vipjackieb
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prepared to perfection.
I am gluten free and there were so many inventive gluten free choices it was a welcome surprise.
I would absolutely recommend this restaurant and will be sure to return even though it is not that close to my home.
A small gem is amazing to find.

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 2346 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.