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The Poached Pear Bistro

816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
+1 732-701-1700
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM Hours
Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food and service at Poached Pear restaurant are wonderful. It is so nice to have such a quality establishment close by.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RJPGolfer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The family went to the Poached Pear this week to celebrate a birthday on Wednesday. We all enjoyed our meals but could barely hear one another talk. The restaurant has what appear to be sound deading baffles but they need to put in booths or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank roseannl26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mixed, excellent service and atmosphere but poor attention to detail on food temperature and degree of cooking. Exceptional desserts. Octopus and calamari was wonderful in presentation but the octopus was warm and the calamari was cold, less than room temperature, nice treatment and well thought...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank m44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited 11/16/18 We were in the area for a wedding and my wife had wanted to try The Poached Pear Bistro after reading about how good this place was in NJ Monthly. I can see why the reviews are good about TPPB. Everything was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank conradb2
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I'll start by thanking the chef and service team for a great night with good food. My wife and our guest enjoyed their dinners my wife had the poached pear salad and the crab cake appetizer and enjoyed it very much. My guest a former...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank CombatCulinary
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Our friends were in town for the weekend and we made reservations at the Poached Pear for dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full and we were greeted warmly by the owner and seated promptly. Having had a late lunch, we shared an...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sirena1234
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Excellent choices, delicious food. Didn't love the desserts but the meal was wonderful. Great service and ambiance. Chef walked around to each table to ensure that everyone was happy. Great service!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rosemarie B
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Overrated as a top restaurant but still a decent meal. I didn’t like atmosphere or the bread. Bread was tasteless. And very overpriced!

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank mtama09
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

That’s not to say that the food served here isn’t decent. It just not that special. Even the bread was so so. We started out with soups - she had the Jersey corn bisque which was too sweet for my taste while I ordered the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank 132davidr
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Excellent choices and delicious food always on the menu at this wonderful restaurant. Just now making a reservation.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Experience802729
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Marita H
15 April 2018|
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Response from thecips | Reviewed this property |
It is a BYOB You will enjoy. It's pretty awesome dining
5 July 2017|
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Response from Bruce G | Reviewed this property |
Casual, it is a nice place. I have seen jeans and tee shirt to nice slacks and collared shirt. Personally, slacks/khaki , collar shirt. Can't go wrong. Just give them a call, no posted dress code that I know of.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Judy G | Reviewed this property |
seafood is fresh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Point Pleasant Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 732-701-1700
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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. Close
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