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.
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
Food and service were both great. Not a lot of restaurants in the area with this level of food quality that are also BYOB!
One of our favorite go to places locally. The food, staff and ambiance made my moms birthday celebration so memorable.
Arguably the best restaurant within 100 miles of Manhattan . Food was absolutely delicious and expertly prepared.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Always an excellent meal! New York style bistro at the shore.
Good food, but overpticed. Our halibut was over cooked. Chef took it off our bill. My tuna was excellent.
I would definitely go back. A little on the pricey side but with it.
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.
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?
Quality food and friendly service make the Poached Pear one of our favorite places for a really good meal.
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.
Never disappoints! Excellent food and incredible service!
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.
If I didn’t have to write 90 characters, in one word it would just say “Awesome!”.
Food, service, ambiance are just fantastic!
Very nice place, grate service but hostess is a little offputing, and prices are to high for what you are getting.
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.
food is always terrific and well prepared and served
new york quality
Always great, been here many times. Great food great service.
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.
Excellent Ford and service! We enjoyed the ambiance.
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.
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!
It was our first time there everything was excellent I will be back many more times
Fabulous food creatively presented. Service is excellent. Owner is friendly and courteous. Fifth time there. Will be back again. Love it!
Great evening! Fabulous food. Creative menu...octopus and Cali Mari salad app especially delicious- might have been a special.
Lovely upscale restaurant in Point Pleasant! Terrific menu! Everything was beautifully presented and delicious! The best the Jersey Shore has to offer!
This was our first time eating there and we were extremely satisfied. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely return.
The meal preparation and presentation is the best I have seen. The food tastes wonderful; no heav sauces, but balanced throughout.
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.
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.
Another amazing dinner - the best in the area. THE BEST.
Always excellent. The food is fabulous!
Service is top notch. Go and enjoy a wonderful dining experience.
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!
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!!
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!