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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” (83 reviews)
“lobster special” (20 reviews)
“halibut” (20 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We really like this place. Food is always really good, service is strong and it has a nice ambiance. Allegizers: we did a duck ravioli which was very uniaue. The suace was excellent. aWe also tried the octopus appetizer tasty and presented well. Both were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gcartnick
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love Poached Pear it is a first rate,first class restaurant where food is superb,service is excellent and location is great. We recommend it to all of our friends and relatives. Chef usually comes out to speak to customers and really makes you feel special....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank shirleya468
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our second time to visit the Poached Pear for a special occasion. There were several great appetizers. We chose the corn chowder and grilled ice berg lettuce. The chowder was a puree with delicate seasonings. The lettuce was perfect. The veal shank special...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Ken_NJ_11islands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the biggest waste of money. Awful. The food was stuck in the 1980s. The service was ok seemed like staff was unhappy to be there

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jjl45loun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is consitently wonderful. The food is always creative, well executed and most important, delicious. For dinner I had the Veal pol au vent and my wife had a veal porterhouse chop. It is hard to decide which was better! Service is friendly without...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 814lawrencel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here before and it was very good...still hitting the high notes. Beautiful setting and atmosphere, great table service and a wonderful menu. Chef’s special of veal, pork and seafood rounded out the selections, and six of us covered most of them, with the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creative, flavorful, fresh, and a treat for your taste buds! Duck breast with foie gras, crab cakes, and halibut along with shareable desserts makes for a memorable evening!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dangstadt23
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The food and service at Poached Pear restaurant are wonderful. It is so nice to have such a quality establishment close by.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RJPGolfer
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The family went to the Poached Pear this week to celebrate a birthday on Wednesday. We all enjoyed our meals but could barely hear one another talk. The restaurant has what appear to be sound deading baffles but they need to put in booths or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank roseannl26
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Mixed, excellent service and atmosphere but poor attention to detail on food temperature and degree of cooking. Exceptional desserts. Octopus and calamari was wonderful in presentation but the octopus was warm and the calamari was cold, less than room temperature, nice treatment and well thought...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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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
6 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 537judyg | Reviewed this property |
seafood is fresh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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