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Poached Pear Bistro

4.9
4.9
2781 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 701-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Giordano

  • Neighborhood

    Point Pleasant Beach

  • Cross street

    RT 35

  • Parking details

    Private Lot behind restaurant. Plenty of free street parking and free Municipal lots.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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What 2,781 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary American

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Overall

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Food

  • New Jersey - Central

    Best Service

  • New Jersey - Central

    Contemporary American

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  1. AM

    AnaMil

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great just like we remembered.
  2. PH

    PaulH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our 40th Anniversary, the Poached Pear was the place where we wanted to celebrate! As always, the food, the service, and the ambiance was simply great!
  3. AD

    AlbaD

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. From the service to the food. It honestly was the best rack of lamb I have had. We also like the atmosphere. Our go to place from now on!
  4. K

    Kath

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love this place! Food and setups always fantastic.
  5. DL

    DaveL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service with plenty of parking nearby, just little noisy.
  6. j

    joefromclinton

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was good from appetizers to entrees. Wait staff was excellent. Will definitely go back.
  7. KR

    KimR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Another great meal at the Poached Pear! The menu is always so creative and the food was delicious!
  8. ML

    MariaL

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We always enjoy our dining experiences here. The servers are always very helpful and courteous! We will continue to dine here every summer!!
  9. VM

    VictorM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding. The beef short rib carpaccio and duck breast and foie gras were delicious. I can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.
  10. JM

    JimM

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding all around.
  11. c

    clmt

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent! One of the best meals I have eaten!!
  12. BE

    BERGEN07

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant at he Jersey shore. Great food and great service. We have been coming to this restaurant for maybe 10 years. We look forward to our next visit!
  13. G

    Ginny

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    NJ girl friends together.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service!
  15. WW

    WilliamW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. TW

    TomW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  17. U

    Underwhelmed

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Had great expectations based on reviews - Sadly they weren't met. The service was friendly but the food was meh. Small appetizer portions, chewy steak. Overpriced, pretentious and noisy (but the service was good).
  18. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious !! Lamb chops were outstanding 😃 and the service was awesome
  19. JW

    JWxx

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    ordered the duck but didn’t like the way it was served as it was scored versus cut into slices. Made it difficult to slice. The skins was not crisp. Waitress didn’t know how to open a champagne bottle and started to pour the champagne in wine glasses. The rolls were warm, but stale.
  20. LS

    LawrenceS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Restaurant was very crowded that night. Host very nicely offered to move us to a quieter table with our willingness to wait a few minutes. Service was extremely good, food not quite as outstanding compared to our less crowded visits there, but still quite delicious.
  21. R

    Rachael

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate an anniversary. The staff was friendly and prompt. The menu selections had a nice variety. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. It’s BYOB.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We saw the PPB on a NJ best Restaurant list and decided to try it while we on vacation and it def did NOT disappoint. Our waitress was excellent and very dish we had was great! My 10 year old son enjoyed it too because their kids menu is not just your typical chicken finger type menu he had a filet mignon that he enjoyed so much even he was so impressed by PPB he said we def have to return. If you can impress my non restaurant loving kid and us then it’s def a winner!! Keep of them amazing work PPB!
  23. SO

    StanO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic!!!!
  24. O

    Ophile

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fourth or fifth annual couples visit (with others in between). Consistently great food. Corvina special on this night was an rare exception and maybe we just didn’t “get” what the chef was aiming at. I’ll leave it at that. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive, though there was some difficulty with the team serving four plates at once, but no undue delays and food arrives freshly plated and hot.
  25. D

    Denise

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. A bit pricey but excellent!
  26. DC

    DebraC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!!! Beautiful way to celebrate our friends anniversary!
  27. b

    brigidh

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Noise level was pretty loud. Service was great. Would definitely go again
  29. LM

    LisaMD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant on the jersey shore!
  30. JU

    JUCALO

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    After years of not visiting the place, we made the effort of coming at 8:30 pm reservation since its imposible to get anything otherwise. We came with friends, another couple. I ordered the Poach Pear salad to split with my wife, they were kind and splitted for us in two plates. It is small serving just in case. For our main dishes we had two of us decided for the Halibut, my wife went with the Duck and The other lady went for the Salmon. My wife was very happy with her Duck, the rest of us were a bit disappointed with the level of well done that those 3 fish plates came out, We all eat them but our overall opinion was that they should have been less dry. The service is very good and the place is always very clean. Parking was easily available in the street.
  31. k

    kimwaves

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tried the crab cakes this time and they were delicious. Someone always orders the pork chop and never disappointed. Had the mussels special and they were the best we ever had.
  32. NW

    NoraW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Poached Pear is a favorite of ours, I have recommended to many friends over the years. The reason for 4 star vs. 5 star is some of the food was not exceptional as it has been in the past, for example the octopus and shrimp appetizer, the octopus was small and tough. Our waitress Kelly was great as well as the busboy :)
  33. ME

    MartinE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner immensely food and service or top notch.
  34. w

    wojau

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! Arrived a little early and was seated immediately! Octopus app was amazing!
  35. JC

    JillC

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an INCREDIBLE dining experience! Loved every aspect of our dinner- excellent service and amazing food! Would love to be a regular (once a week) at the Poached Pear. Best food around by far!
  36. r

    rwood4

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Never disappointed by the Poached Pear salad. Cant wait to go back
  37. ML

    MariaL

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious!!
  38. RP

    ReginaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My husband and I went here for the first time to celebrate my birthday. Everything is made to order, and is SO delicious. Our waitress was attentive and so sweet. We definitely recommend!
  39. D

    Diane727

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely experience, my husband and I went on our anniversary. Our server took our picture, which I appreciated. The poached pear salad and our entrées were very good, and the bananas Foster dessert was outstanding. Not overly sweetened so the taste of banana was front and center, complemented with the texture of the crepes and light sauce and gelato. Worth going back to just for that dessert (plus more).
  40. C

    Carey712

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing at the Poached Pear. Consistency is key and they got that down. Never a bad meal topped by great desserts

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 2781 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Poached Pear Bistro

816 Arnold Ave, Unit 5, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Additional information

  • Cross street

    RT 35

  • Neighborhood

    Point Pleasant Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot behind restaurant. Plenty of free street parking and free Municipal lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Giordano

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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