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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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“lobster special” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Overrated as a top restaurant but still a decent meal. I didn’t like atmosphere or the bread. Bread was tasteless. And very overpriced!

Thank mtama09
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

That’s not to say that the food served here isn’t decent. It just not that special. Even the bread was so so. We started out with soups - she had the Jersey corn bisque which was too sweet for my taste while I ordered the...More

1  Thank david r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choices and delicious food always on the menu at this wonderful restaurant. Just now making a reservation.

Thank Experience802729
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Never Disappointed! Wonderful and creative food. The daily special are great. Noise level is a little noisy, but over all the atmosphere is very nice. Wait staff is very attentive.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spectacular, spectacular is what we will tell you! Impeccable, unobtrusive service, outstanding apps(gnocchi) and main courses(lobster special and crabcakes) . Desserts out of this world. WE have followed Scott from the Park in Park Ridge,Whispers in Spring lake and having returned to tNJ again in...More

Thank rkelly6132018
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

It was our first visit to this restaurant and we were excited to give it a try. We felt lucky to get a last minute reservation but the host should tell people this is a BYO. My husband had to run out to get our...More

1  Thank Joanne072054
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Received gift card. Surprised at how good restaurant is. Nice menu, plenty of specials, everything good, service good

Thank marty p
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The food at The Poached Pear is outstanding. I really recommend the Apple Cider Pork Chop. The Sauce with the Crispy Spaetzle was perfect. Restaurant is quaint and the service was great. Brought a nice bottle of wine since it is BYOB. Definitely a must...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I cannot say enough about this surprising find. We were looking for desserts to go and happened by this restaurant. Scott the chef brought out our to go s. We made dinner reservations for the following night. My husband’s lobster special with crab over mashed...More

Thank Ann0503
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This was our 4th or 5th visit to this restaurant in the past few years. The food and ambience have always been excellent. Tonight it was different...although my wife disagrees with me. My mushroom appetizer was good but it lacked the special flavoring that would...More

Thank jerold g
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Marita H
16 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 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, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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