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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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“poached pear” (76 reviews)
“garlic shrimp” (18 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Starters were the squid appetizer and radicchio and endive salad...could not have been better. Entrees were grouper and salmon. Both were terrific. Service was first rate. Unfortunately, we don't live in the area so not sure when we will be back. Would defintely be on...More

1  Thank Peregrine426
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We visited The Poached Pear on Good Friday of this year for the first time and then returned just recently on May 20 with good friends to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Each time the food was deliciously prepared. Everything that we had was outstanding....More

1  Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Can't wait to go back to this place . I always heard it was good and I was not disappointed when I finally went . The asparagus fries were unique and tasty ! The Banana foster was by far the best dessert I've ever had...More

1  Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Although it is a little pricey, this restaurant is so wonderful that it is in a category by itself. Menu is large and varied and the specials are special. One in our party had the grouper special which was topped with large shrimp; he was...More

1  Thank June C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Complex flavors....delicious but sometimes overwhelming. Grilled romaine salad was delicious. Duck ravioli was luscious but very complicated....and too filling for an appetizer. Scallops (5 large) on a large bed of risotto was extravagant and I would recommend. BYOB

1  Thank Nava1203
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a rare opportunity for haute cuisine at the shore for a moderate price. Our meal was fantastic. One suggestion, the asparagus fries appetizer was very good but cut them first. Otherwise the spear will pull out of the crust. I had the Veal...More

1  Thank Phelman-Kech
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My first time at this restaurant and I have to say it is now in my rotation. It was very, very good. Nice decor, good music playing, friendly staff and great food. I had business associates with me and they all were highly impressed. This...More

1  Thank fred r
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This place is great, both my wife and I had seafood dishes that were out of this world. Our waitress Trish was terrific....it was a perfect evening

1  Thank LBTRCL
Reviewed 16 March 2017

From talking to the co-owner, to our wonderful server Fabiana, to the excellent food and presentation. We shared the poached pear salad. Split on two separate plates with an equally beautiful presentation. We both had the scallop special. Perfectly cooked, plump scallops with a porcini...More

1  Thank Bailey2004
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice fine dining experience. Compliments to the chef who made sure the presentation each course was like fine art. My wife and I started with the crab cake, potato gnocchi, and corn bisque. The crab cake was one of the best we ever had (we...More

1  Thank James W
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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 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
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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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