Chef Mikes ABG

A Seaside Park, NJ Restaurant Review

Chef Mike's ABG  Restaurant


Chef Mikes ABG
24th and Central Ave.
Seaside Park, NJ 08752




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

One of the top restaurants along the Jersey Shore.

Committed to using fresh ingredients that are sourced locally and uses sustainable farming practices.

Scenic beach-front/dunes views

During the peak summer months, patrons can expect extremely long waits

Value: Good

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who seek a high end destination restaurant with ocean front scenic views and fresh locally sourced ingredients

Not Recommended For: Diners who may prefer simpler, less pricey food in a more family oriented casual setting

Recommended dishes: When available,Chef Mike's Original Onion Crusted Chilean Sea Bass; Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes; and the Grilled New Zealand Rack of Lamb

Liquor: Full service bar with a good selection of wines, beers & cocktails.


Restaurant Review


Formerly the Atlantic Bar and Grill, owner and Executive Chef Mike Jurusz has returned to the restaurant he made famous and reopened it as Chef Mikes ABG.


Located near the border of Island Beach State Park, the restaurant has now returned to it's former glory as a destination restaurant and one of the top restaurants along the Jersey Shore with beautiful dune and ocean views and excellent American Nouveau cuisine


The restaurant sits on the beach about 100 yards from the ocean. One of the few business' on the Jersey Shore to fare reasonably well during Hurricane Sandy, the view of the ocean has improved with the storm surge washing away the 20-foot dune that partially blocked the view of the water while offering protection for the restaurant during storms.


The unrestricted view of the ocean may be temporary though as the dunes will inevitably be restored over the next few years.


Chef Jurusz is a graduate of Johnson and Whales Culinary School and is recognized for his creative cooking skills by his peers having won numerous cooking awards. He also has been featured on TV shows, in cookbooks, and magazines. Jurusz honed his cooking skills at the now closed Bluffs restaurant in Bay Head, served as Executive chef at the the former Atlantic Bar and Grill, and as Executive chef at 709 Point Beach prior to his opening Chef Mike's ABG


Chef Jurusz is committed to using fresh ingredients that are sourced locally and when ever possible uses sustainable farming practices.


Chef Jurusz has completely reworked the menu offering more variety including the addition of 20 tapas selections


During the warmer summer months there is dining on the outside deck along with a Tiki bar close up to the dunes and overlooking the ocean.


Chef Mikes ABG is open 7 days a week, Monday thru Thursday - 5pm to 10pm, Saturday - 5pm to 11pm, Sunday - 5pm to 10pm, During the off season it's open Thursdays through Sundays for dinner-only.


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