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Asbury Park/Ocean Grove Sat. Night

radiogrl1 Oct 29, 2008 07:01 AM

A group of friends will be convening for a concert in AP November 1, and would like a place to meet either pre or post show. Drinks are a definite, food is a plus. I made a few suggestions (Market in the Middle, Bistro Olé), but if you have any faves you'd like to share, please let me know. And thanks in advance!

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  1. fershore RE: radiogrl1 Oct 29, 2008 11:14 AM

    Bistro Ole is BYO.

    1. JerzeyShore RE: radiogrl1 Oct 29, 2008 12:39 PM

      If you are looking for a place with a bar ther are none in Ocean Grove and here is the Asbury short list:

      - The Harrison
      - Matison Park
      - Market in the Middle
      - Moonstruck
      - Brick Wall

      1. MGZ RE: radiogrl1 Oct 29, 2008 01:13 PM

        Although we really like both the food and drinks at Market, the bar is not very big. If your group is more that 4 or so, the bar at the Brickwall is much larger. Food is not too bad either - casual, comfort food menu. (If I recall correctly, a giant plate of tater tots was $3 - good, post-drink fare!)

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          bgut1 RE: MGZ Oct 29, 2008 03:39 PM

          While I agree the bar at Brickwall is larger and offers a true bar crowd and feel (big screen tv's and all), the drinks and food don't compare to Market. While the Market bar is small, it is a true cocktail bar where they use proper liquors and mixers.

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            MGZ RE: bgut1 Oct 29, 2008 04:06 PM

            I wholeheartedly agree, bgut. My thought was that Market, especially at dinner time, can be a tough place to comfortably meet friends.

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              bgut1 RE: MGZ Oct 29, 2008 05:37 PM

              MGZ - I agree completely about the dinner crowds especially on a Saturday Night.

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          aklein RE: radiogrl1 Oct 30, 2008 05:17 AM

          I'm being forced into group dinner at The Harrison this Sat night... can anyone out there make me feel better about it? Not my first, second or third choice if I have to do dinner in AP....

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            bnemes3343 RE: radiogrl1 Nov 3, 2008 08:00 AM

            Highly recommend Seagrass in Ocean Grove at 68 Main Street (formerly known as Captain Jacks). A contemporary American BYOB with an emphasis on seafood. Wife and I have been there many times (just last week), and the food and service is always outstanding. Prices are reasonable. And they take reservations in the off season.

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