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“Ignore reviews bad reviews prior to Sandy because CHEF MIKE is back.”
Review of Chef Mike's ABG

Chef Mike's ABG
Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Seaside Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: "Bringing Sexy Food Back"Executive Chef Michael Jurusz Bio It’s been said that art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind. Following that credo to a culinary end, Executive Chef Mike Jurusz has channeled who he is, where he’s been and where he’s going onto the plates of thousands of satisfied customers in his 27 years in the industry - earning his rightful place as one of the most renowned chefs at the Jersey Shore and in the state. From his salad days at the Ocean County Vocational School to his appetizer courses that led to a degree from the acclaimed Johnson & Wales University, the Brick native was determined to create main courses that would both thrill and fill. His subsequent travels would take him all over the country, working for some of the most accomplished chefs and helping him refine a cuisine indigenous to himself which he likes to call Trans-Continental Fusion. Over the years, Chef Mike has transformed several New Jersey restaurants with his own inimitable style as a technician on a mission to serve up something memorable, winning numerous awards for innovative and whimsical dishes that perfectly weave the bold and the subtle, earning plenty of play on the air and in print with his charm and appeal, all while establishing a charitable reputation for delivering to those in need from behind the line. After a two-year absence, Chef Mike celebrates his return to the Atlantic Bar & Grill in South Seaside Park, where he created a gourmet destination well worthy of the trip - and the return. Now that he’s back, Chef Mike invites you to come experience the new ABG under his direction and convection - and to remind you that your plate will always be his canvas.
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“Ignore reviews bad reviews prior to Sandy because CHEF MIKE is back.”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We have been so disappointed by the food after Chef Mike left to go to Point Pleasant. We can't wait to get there this spring/summer. He has our old favorites on the menu and we could not be happier. My last review ""the proof is in the wait" should be ignored. This place is always packed. I hope they take reservations. Congratulations to Chef Mike for buying the AB&G

  • Visited February 2013
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“CHEF MIKE IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is by far our favorite place to eat drink and be merry....Why because it is made simple. The location is on the beach, the staff is amazing, the new BLUE BAR is amazing, and CHEF MIKE and his staff makes some of the most innovative and best food anyone could ever imagine. We had our first meal there for my birthday and there was a wait already in April so you know this place is going to be rocking this summer. He has so many new things this summer happy hour on the beach steel drums... ON THE JERSEY SHORE without going to and FAR away island.

  • Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Let's get those circles back to 5!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Miraculously survived Sandy and got Chef Mike back. The staff, ambiance, generous drinks and food are all worth the ride from anywhere. We had stopped going when Chef Mike left but now the tables are full and we are back too!

  • Visited April 2013
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Toms River, New Jersey
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“Off the charts! Can't wait to go back.”
Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Wow, it's great to have Chef Mike back home again. Last time I had The Cowboy Ribeye, this time Grouper Special, both off the charts great. Filet Mignon is my wife's go to dish. Oh yeah, make sure you spend some time at the bar with John and Diane and enjoy some tapas and one of their funky martinis. Maybe we will see you there.

  • Visited April 2013
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Toms River, New Jersey
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“Still Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

What a great surprise to find out Chef Mike has returned to the ABG!!! He has alot of the old favorites on the menu so not to worry. (Yes, The sea bass is still on the menu.) He has added alot of new items and Tapas! The Tapas are 1/2 price Sundays between 5:30-7:30 which is awesome....They are really creative and delicious!! He has also added 20% off your ENTIRE check on Thursday evenings!! What a deal!! Been there 2 times last month and am going there this Thursday night for happy hour, can't wait!!

  • Visited March 2013
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