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“Really enjoyable BYO restaurant”

The Poached Pear Bistro
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Description: 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
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We ate at Poached Pear with another couple that had dined there previously (and had spoken highly of the restaurant). We weren't disappointed. Service was excellent and the food was terrific. Seafood entrees featured very fresh fish and shellfish. The dining room is comfortable and simply appointed. We'll be back!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Poached Pear. Everything was really good (butternut squash/sweet potato soup and key lime pie dessert were standouts). But what really impressed us is that they have made a conscious effort to keep the noise down. Dinner Saturday night at so many places winds up being a shouting match, as restaurants crowd in as many tables as possible in trendy, but echoing decor. Poached Pear has incorporated sound-attenuating elements, and it really enhances the experience.

Highly recommended. We’ll be back.

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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 and unobtrusive, perfect. My rack of lamb was very good, the reduction as good as I have ever had. The halibut was from a different planet and I will go back specifically to order it. Small birthday treat ended a great dining experience. Not cheap, but worth it.

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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 restaurant: we were not used to this feature but our friends were and brought wine with them; the restaurant graciously serves it. Our only complaint was the high level of noise. Yes, the room was full, on a Saturday evening, but it has very little sound deadening and we had so much trouble talking to one another that any recommendation must include this warning.

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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 filled up quick and reservations are a must. My husband enjoyed it as well and he had the NY strip steak. We are looking forward to going again.

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