Poached Pear Bistro

4.7
1327 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Wednesday 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Thursday 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Friday 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Saturday 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Sunday 5:00PM - 8:30PM
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Phone number
(732) 701-1700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Giordano
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Cross street
RT 35
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Parking details
Private Lot behind restaurant. Plenty of free street parking and free Municipal lots.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
What 1327 People Are Saying
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PD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both great. Not a lot of restaurants in the area with this level of food quality that are also BYOB!

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B
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite go to places locally. The food, staff and ambiance made my moms birthday celebration so memorable.

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CC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best restaurant within 100 miles of Manhattan . Food was absolutely delicious and expertly prepared.

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PP
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the Poached Pear for the first time to celebrate his birthday recently. The food was unbelievably delicious. Portions were large and presentation was top-notch.

They have a fantastic pastry chef! Dessert was wonderful!

It is a BYOB which is what we prefer. We will definitely be returning!

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LR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Service was poor. We sat for almost 15 minutes before even getting menus. Waitress forgot to serve the salads ordered so we missed one course. Halibut special was overcooked and poorly seasoned. Risotto served with it was mush it was so overdone. Meal was generally very poorly prepared - especially for a restaurant in this price range. Shame as this once was a great place to eat.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We went for our wedding anniversary and we were impressed at the fabulous delicious food you get for your money. The service was spectacular. Every time our glass was empty our waitress was right there to fill it up. The atmosphere was warm, cozy, and intimate. I would be back and would recommend to anyone!

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful Sunday night with friends. The food was excellent and the portions were the right size. Our server was friendly and very knowledgable about the menu. We were allowed to take our time, and my only note is that, while I like to be left alone while eating and chatting, the pace was a bit slower than the norm. Maybe chalk it up to a quiet Sunday night where no one was in a hurry. If you like a great meal, you will be quite happy here.

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c
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Corn bisque was good (seemingly simple soup with good flavor and blue cheese crouton). Lobster special was great (came with crab cake on a bed of spinach surrounded by crispy wonton with a side of truffled mashed potatoes). Bread pudding special was an amazing dessert! Service was great, thanks Fabiana!

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d
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent meal! New York style bistro at the shore.

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, but overpticed. Our halibut was over cooked. Chef took it off our bill. My tuna was excellent.

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RT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I would definitely go back. A little on the pricey side but with it.

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SN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at the Poached Pear.We had very different appetizers (4 mushroomcombo and pear pizza) which were spectacular. Our Seabass entree was amazing and the filet was very tender and delicious. Our server Margie was attentive , friendly and professional. There was no wait time as we had a reservation. Would highly recommend it. and will definitely return.

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m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this gem! Our favorite Anniversary Dinner restaurant! Always feel welcomed and catered to. And we always find such great people to talk to . Did I say I love this gem?

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and friendly service make the Poached Pear one of our favorite places for a really good meal.

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OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant runs like a well oiled machine- from front house to servers to Kitchen. Great dining experience will be back. My favorite item was the asparagus fries. Also I recommend the lamb and duck entree those in party could not stop raving about them.

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h
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Excellent food and incredible service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but very pricey. Our server Fabianne was lovely but we had a busboy slam into my arm and crush it against my chair. It was very painful. Fabianne was nice about it but no manager came over or anything. Just an insincere apology from the boy.

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W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I didn’t have to write 90 characters, in one word it would just say “Awesome!”.

Food, service, ambiance are just fantastic!

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TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very nice place, grate service but hostess is a little offputing, and prices are to high for what you are getting.

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MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and information provided by the staff about the meal option was very helpful since we had just started a somewhat restrictive diet. The food was good and I imagine that we missed out on some of the specialty items due to our diet restrictions. Nice atmosphere and it was quit enough that you could hold a conversation with out yelling. There was plenty of room around your table.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food is always terrific and well prepared and served
new york quality

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KD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great, been here many times. Great food great service.

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants
Been there many times and have always had an excellent meal. Our friends request to dine there when we're getting together.

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Ford and service! We enjoyed the ambiance.

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S
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our fifth time here. By far the best restaurant we’ve been to st the Jersey Shore. Incredible food and byob. Service is always great. Reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food. Best dessert we’ve ever had. Dark chocolate mousse crepe and apple cobbler are unbelievable. Wish we lived closer off season can’t wait for spring and summer. We will be regulars.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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GF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took some friends from the West Coast to dinner here because we knew the food would be excellent as usual. Had a great time and everyone loved their meals. Service was impeccable as well. Will be going back soon!

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PI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there everything was excellent I will be back many more times

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KD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food creatively presented. Service is excellent. Owner is friendly and courteous. Fifth time there. Will be back again. Love it!

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PV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening! Fabulous food. Creative menu...octopus and Cali Mari salad app especially delicious- might have been a special.

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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely upscale restaurant in Point Pleasant! Terrific menu! Everything was beautifully presented and delicious! The best the Jersey Shore has to offer!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating there and we were extremely satisfied. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely return.

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SL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal preparation and presentation is the best I have seen. The food tastes wonderful; no heav sauces, but balanced throughout.

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The consistency and quality of our dining experiences at the Poached Pear cannot be understated. As usual, our meals and service were excellent. (Thanks Desiree). We look forward to our next visit.

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DM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our first time there and we absolutely loved it. From the delicious food to the superb service. We will definitely be going back. It was our anniversary and they made it very special without even asking them too.

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K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another amazing dinner - the best in the area. THE BEST.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. The food is fabulous!
Service is top notch. Go and enjoy a wonderful dining experience.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have always wanted to try this restaurant and finally was able to get a reservation! I was not disappointed! Next time I will come with my husband!

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JB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a GREAT experience at the Poached Pear. Mark Giordano makes you feel welcome from the moment that you open the door. There is a reason why they are so successful!!

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C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in town for vacation during what was probably the worst weather week of the year so far. The only thing we had to look forward to every day was going out to dinner and The Poached Pear was, by far, our best meal. The entire experience was relaxing and the efficient but unobtrusive service lent itself to an amazing meal. We are fussy and we loved it!

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