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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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Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We have heard about this restaurant since it opened and haven't had the opportunity to visit. Sorry it took us this long. Special birthday Saturday dinner that they honored our reservation. Service was impeccable with our Brazilian server whose name I don't remember. Friendly, knowledgeable...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank joekapp16
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank tingold1
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank sharon214
Reviewed 18 September 2017 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

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank gctnj
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Tara N
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
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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
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Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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