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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“poached pear” (70 reviews)
“carpaccio” (7 reviews)
“garlic shrimp” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While visiting the area, friends suggested we have dinner here. The menu offers many selections, and there were several specialties on Saturday evening. The food was quite good and the servings were quite large. The service was good. Beware, though, that this is a BYOL...More

Thank tingold1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got a gift card for a special nite and made a reservation...wanted to sit in main dining room but as it was a table for 2, spent dinner looking out to sidewalk with a porta pottie across the street...service was very good...Deserrie was great...Calimari yummy....rolls...More

Thank Joeseph N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally tried The Poached Pear and enjoyed it tremendously. I am adventurous when it comes to dining at a nice restaurant. I had the crab cakes which I love and these were fantastic. The mushroom appetizer was great if you are into them. The restaurant...More

1  Thank sharon214
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were always looking for a great restaurant near Point Pleasant and finally found one. Not sure why we took so long to find it. All entrees were excellent. We wanted to try the soup but didn't want to fill up prior to the main...More

1  Thank gctnj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The poached Pear has outstanding food, with unique recipes loaded with layers of flavor. The garlic shrimp is actually cooked, topped with a creamy sauce with roasted pepper all resting on a bruschetta type piece of toast. The lobster special looks like something out of...More

1  Thank Tara N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son made reservations to take me there for my birthday. I've wanted to try it for a while. He had to take an earlier reservation that we would have liked and while there, several tables ended up empty. Food was very good & would...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is the best kept secret on the Jersey Shore! The food is outstanding and the service was top tier. Not to mention, it's BYOB which is fantastic! We went with a 4 and 7 year old and the kids menu was great ($12...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Poached Pear is the best kept secret on the Jersey Shore! The food is outstanding and the service is very professional. And it's a BYOB which is always nice. And they have a kid's menu ($12 for filet mignon - what?). Having been there...More

Thank lovetoliveonvacation
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had an excellent dinner, served professionally. I had the mussels and clams appetizer which was excellent. My husband had the corn soup - also excellent. For entrees we had the Mahi-Mahi and the lobster special. Both of these meals could not have been any...More

Thank Bea635
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We dined at the Poached Pear while visiting Point Pleasant. The second we walked in the door, we were greeted and shown to our table by one of the owners. The food was absolutely wonderful. I had filet mignon, and my husband had veal tenderloin....More

Thank Dawn R
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5 July 2017|
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Response from deepocean0000 | 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
23 July 2016|
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Response from JavaGirl65 | Reviewed this property |
Appetizers and salads are between $10 and $16; main dishes are all in the $30s; dessert are $5 - 12. It's a BYOB, so you'll save there. The couple next to us ordered a few appetizers, no main dishes. I love that idea!
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Restaurant Details

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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