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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 30 January 2017 via mobile

We were given a gift certificate for the Poached Pear. What a wonderful gift. The food was outstanding. We were both very pleased. I will go back again for the French Cut Chicken. Delicious. If you are going on a weekend, be sure to make...More

1  Thank deepocean0000
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Never disappoints! Consistently Great food and service. There is definitely an issue with the noise level (lots of tables with people who apparently don't get out much...loud and obnoxious), but this is not the restaurant's fault. People just need to have better manners when out...More

1  Thank PhilandSherry
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I received a gift card last Christmas for this place and finally went this Christmas. OMG its great, the only complaint for me, not my husband was that the calamari to me was chewy. The short rib ravioli is out of this world and not...More

1  Thank iris g
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited the Poached Pear for my birthday and were thoroughly pleased once again. Warm, relaxed atmosphere, staff who seem to truly enjoy their work, and fabulous food in generous portions. I had a Swordfish Special that was extraordinary. For this level of fine dining,...More

1  Thank JerseyShoreJohn
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for husband's mother's birthday. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. Food was inventive & well- prepared. Presentation was well-done. Service was friendly and professional. I'm sure we'll be going back next time we're in NJ.

1  Thank georgializ
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Was very excited after seeing great reviews. Service beyond slow not acceptable. Appetizers came out luke warm , hate that hot food should be hot. Friend had hair from corn cobs in corn chowder, yuke. Crab cakes were just so so after reading great reviews....More

1  Thank JudyDF
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Poached Pear Bistro is a winner all around. The prices are high on some specials so be sure to ask before ordering. Great night and great experience. ConsumerMarineSupply

2  Thank royalboater
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food here is exceptional-Chef is true master and cooks like Drew from Drew;s Bistro in Keyport-Cajun Flair. Sauces are incredible. Excellent Service. This is cuisine that is four starred but challenges your palate . Drawbacks-not a romantic place-with so many dark colored tables with...More

1  Thank BOB19531953
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place. Outstanding food and dessert's. Service was great. A manager came by to check up on us also. You can see from the pictures that they put out a great meal and the presentation is unbelievable. The best part is it taste...More

1  Thank valentinoborrelli
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Let me first clarify that the food was so good that I'm willing to overlook the service. It was expensive, so I'd expect an exceptional meal all around. First the bad...When my friend called (around 7 pm on a Friday night) they indicated that no...More

1  Thank GoFishGirl
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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

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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Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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