Poached Pear Bistro, Point Pleasant, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Poached Pear Bistro
Poached Pear Bistro
816 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
(732) 701 - 1700

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: 3 Stars

Service: 2 1/2 Stars

Decor: 2 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars= Best in Class

Well prepared creative dishes, using fresh ingredients with an infusion of pear into most dishes.

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  BYOB Diners who enjoy an imaginative eclectic menu in a contemporary setting

Not Recommended For:  Budget conscious diners who prefer a traditional American menu in a casual family setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, for starters, The Pear Pizzetta with pear, gorgonzola, walnut, radicchio, and port wine reduction; For entrees, The Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, with cashew thai quinoa, baby bok choy, pineapple coconut and red curry sauce; and The Rack of Lamb Persillade with roasted baby vegetables, goat cheese potato roesti, and madeira garlic reduction

Liquor: BYOB

Restaurant Review

Poached Pear Bistro, located in a strip mall, this is one of the top restaurants in Point Pleasant.

This 95 seat, family run restaurant, owned and operated by brothers Chef Scott & Marc Giordano, have teamed up to provide an imaginative, eclectic American menu in a welcoming, family environment.

Chef Scott Giordano, a New Jersey native, comes with excellent credentials. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he honed his culinary skills as Sous Chef with Chef Hans Egg at the Saddle River Inn in Saddle River, and later moving on as Executive Chef at The Park Restaurant in Park Ridge. Prior to opening the Poached Pear Bistro, he served as Executive Chef at Whispers Restaurant in Spring Lake.

Chef Giordano uses fresh ingredients and influences from his Italian heritage to create imaginative American dishes. As an example, Chef Giordano is known for the flavorful blending of "pears" into most of his dishes, from appetizers to desserts.

Brother Marc runs the dining area ensuring that diners are attended to in a professional, friendly manner.

The dining area has a modern, comfortable look with dark wood floors, a geometric patterned recessed ceiling, and neutral gray toned walls adorned with colorful artwork. To complement the modern look, dark wood furnishings are added with tables set without linen coverings.

During the warmer months there is outdoor seating for another 22.

They are child friendly with a “Little Pears” menu available for kids under age 12.

Parking is available along Arnold Avenue and in the lot behind restaurant.

The Poached Pear Bistro is open for dinner six days/week, Sundays through Thursdays, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Reservations recommended.

(updated: April, 2017)

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