A Beach Bistro: The Poached Pear

Since opening its doors in 2014, the Poached Pear Bistro in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, has been serving guests innovative dishes featuring best quality ingredients. The restaurant provides an inviting experience in an upscale environment, where diners enjoy imaginative plates with bold flavors time and time again. If you’re in Point Pleasant Beach, put a visit to this spot on your list! Before you go, here are a few things you need to know.

Duck confit ravioli at the Poached Pear, Danielle Zilg, Jersey Bites
Duck confit ravioli

1. The bistro is BYOB.

You might assume that a fine dining establishment like the Poached Pear would have an extensive, pre-selected wine list, but when it comes to pairings, the bistro leaves it up to you! Executive chef and owner Scott Giordano’s menu includes a range of options to pair with what you bring.

2. You’ll be treated like family.

The service at the Poached Pear is remarkable. The staff is extremely attentive and willing to describe anything on the menu in detail. Whenever I dine at the bistro, I feel like I’m coming home. I receive a warm welcome and hugs are exchanged, which adds to the amiable ambiance. Most of the staff has been at the bistro since its opening and have even stayed with Chef Scott after working with him at other establishments.

3. One item is a permanent special.

There is one dish at the Poached Pear Bistro that will never leave the specials list, and you won’t find it on the menu: a divine lobster special! A butter-poached half lobster atop a crab cake, with creamy mashed potatoes, and a vegetable. This creation has become Chef Scott’s signature dish and it’s always in demand. In fact, the one time it was not offered as a special, guests insisted on its return.

Deconstructed key lime pie at the Poached Pear, Danielle Zilg, Jersey Bites
Deconstructed key lime pie

4. You’ll probably meet Scott Giordano.

One thing I love about the Poached Pear Bistro is that it’s not unusual to see Chef Scott having table-side chats with diners. Although he is very busy in the kitchen, Scott makes it a point to introduce himself to guests and he is sure to asks about their experiences. This personal touch—amongst countless others—is what makes this Point Pleasant Beach restaurant so special.

Poached Pear Bistro
816 Arnold Ave
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ