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The owners of the Jersey Shore favorite, Coal House Pizza, have teamed up with Chef Jimmy Vena to bring you the Coal House Bistro in downtown Point Pleasant Beach. The Coal House Bistro is a family friendly, BYOB restaurant with authentic Italian dishes served in a warm and comfortable atmosphere where everyday feels like Sunday. Whatever the occasion, the Coal House Bistro is dedicated to making each event a truly memorable one.
Luxury Shrimp Cocktail$ 16
Three super sized U7 shrimp from the pristine bay waters of Ecuador. Perfectly poached in wine, herbs and citrus. Served chilly cold with either spicy cocktail sauce or dijon aioli.
Hot Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps$ 13
Large mushroom caps are stuffed with hot sausage and fontina cheese. Baked with Madeira wine and demi glace.
Tuscan Antipasto$ 16
A Tuscan Stlye first course worthy of a spot on a family holiday table. It includes our house roasted sweet and sour peppers with olives, pignoli and mascarpone cheese, roasted tomato oreganato. Sauteed broccoli rabe, imported cheese, dried sausage, fava bean salad with xvoo and garlic brushed crustini.
Prince Edward Island Mussels Marinara$ 14
Grown along ropes in nature's aqua farms in the waters surrounding Prince Edward Island, these blackshell mussels set the bar on quality for being tender, sweet and clean. Sauteed in butter, wine, herbs and plum tomato marinara. Hot or mild.
Baked Portobello Mushroom Cap Topped with Lump Crabmeat$ 16
A portobello the "Porterhouse" of mushrooms, is seasoned with herbs and olive oil and baked then the cap is filled with lump crab seasoned with oreganata crumbs, wine, butter and lemon.
Fried Calamari$ 15
Only a wisp of seasoned flour on the most tender squid. Served tubes only with fresh lemon and marinara (hot and mild). Wasabi and soy available $2.
Coal House Original Pizzette$ 10
Fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, olive oil and fresh basil. Gluten Free available $3.
Italian Nachos Family Style$ 18
House fried "chips", italian sausage, black olives, sweet vinegar peppers, white beans, sundried tomatoes, fresh basil and fontina cheese. Served with spicy marinara as salsa and mascarpone cheese as sour cream.
Spiedini Alla Romano$ 16
Two slices of mozzarella stuffed with seasoned creamy ricotta, lightly breaded and fried to melty perfection. Served with alfredo sauce or marinara.
Roasted Sausage with Sauteed Broccoli Rabe$ 14
Oven roasted sweet or hot Italian rope sausage served in garlic, olive oil and a pinch of hot seeds.
Oven Baked Clams Oreganata Style$ 16
Perfect sized "Middleneck" clams served 8 per order topped with fresh bread crumbs seasoned with xvoo, grated cheese, lemon juice, parsley, oregano, butter and clam juice.
Pasta Fagioli$ 9
For those who love their pasta and beans hearty and with a touch of tomato this is the rustic version for you. Topped with just enough xvoo and shaved Pecorino.
Pasta Fagioli - with the works "The Way The Chef Eats It"$ 12
A bowl of Pasta Fagioli, Chef Jimmy Style, is topped with thin sliced stripes of prosciutto, diced sharp provolone, sliced hot vinegar peppers, raw onion and roasted pepper. Drizzled with xvoo.
Shrimp Scampi$ 16
A great way to start your diner. Beautiful white shrimp oven roasted with olive oil, fresh garlic, a few crumbs and wine.
Jimmy's Salad with "That Dressing"$ 14
Jimmy started serving this salad over 30 years ago. A garden salad topped with provolone, salami and of course "That Dressing".
Chopped Salad$ 12
Chopped greens, tomato, olives, roasted peppers, red onion and cucumbers. Served icy cold with the dressing mixed in.
"That Dressing" To Go$ 12
Take it home by the quart. Great not only as a dressing but also as a dip and a marinade.
Chef Jimmy's Chicken Murphy$ 27
Chicken breast, garlic, vinegar peppers (mild or hot), mushrooms, fried potatoes, oregano, basil and that savory sauce.
Chicken Parmigiana with Linguine$ 24
All white meat breast (A.B.F. & no GMO's) hand breaded in seasoned crumbs is crispy fried then baked with our house marinara and mozzarella cheese. Served with linguini marinara.
Chicken Saltimbocca$ 28
Tastes so good it "jumps in your mouth". Sauteed chicken cutlets with parma prosciutto and fresh sage over braised escarole topped with melted fontina cheese and a rich espagnole sauce made from demi glace, Madeira wine and tomato. Served with house made croquettes.
Oven Roasted Cod Filet Oreganata Style$ 30
Fresh cod filet seasoned with Italian bread crumbs, xvoo, lemon juice, grated cheese and a kiss of oregano. Served with escarole and beans.
Chicken Cutlet Milanese$ 23
Pan fried, lightly breaded, butterflied breast. Served with arugula and potato croquette.
Chicken Savoy$ 23
Stretch's original recipe. Traditional on-the-bone served with potato croquette. This dish may take up to 30 minutes to prepare. Optional made with boneless chicken breast for $28.
Chicken Marsala$ 24
Chicken cutlets, shallots, mushrooms, marsala wine, demi glace and a touch of creamy butter. Served with potato croquette.
Vegetable and Cheese Napoleon with Porcini Linguini (V)$ 25
A tower of flavors and textures. Grilled portobello mushroom, roasted tomato, greens and fava beans, fontina cheese, artichoke hearts and roasted pepper. Served with a swirl of linguini in garlic and oil porcini broth.
Shrimp Ala James$ 30
Sauteed Shrimp in butter, shallots and white wine. Then baked with thin strips of prosciutto and fontina cheese. Served with our house made potato croquette.
Braised Pork with Escarole and Beans AKA "Monest"$ 27
If you grew up in an italian house, you enjoyed this comfort dinner once a week. Tender braised pork loin slow cooked in escarole and beans in a rich broth. The chef drizzles a bit of xvoo and shaved pecorino on top. Served with potato croquette.
Braised Lamb Shank$ 32
Slow cooked, on the bone lamb shank. Braised with a fresh herb, vegetable and tomato sauce. Served with fregola pasta.
Sunday Gravy Dinner$ 28
This dinner is a literal "Sunday at Nana's" portion with special large cut rigatoni, meatball, sausage and braised gravy meat of the day.
Pork Chops Giambotti$ 27
Pan roasted pork chops with fried onions, mushrooms, fresh peppers (mild or hot), zucchini and fried potatoes in just enough reduced broth, herbs, cheese and butter.
Snapper Marachaire$ 34
Fresh snapper filet poached in a light white wine, tomato, garlic, oil and clam broth. Garnished with whole in-shell clams and cut shrimp. Served with escarole and beans.
Cheese Ravioli Marinara$ 10
Seasoned ricotta filled ravioli served in marinara sauce and garnished with Pecorino and fresh basil. Half (3) $10 ..... Full (7) $21
Rigatoni Zingara$ 12
Chef Jimmy Vena's original recipe created in 1988. Half circle cuts of Italian sausage are pan fried in pomace oil, garlic, onion, mushrooms and vinegar peppers (mild/mixed/hot) then deglazed and reduced with cream, butter, marinara, cheese and herbs. The result is a rich cream with a robust kick. Half order --- $12 Full Order --- $22
Cappellini d'Angelo$ 13
When you are eating d'Angelo sauce its like going to Pasta's Happy Place. Made with thin slices of prosciutto, shallots, wine, butter, tender peas, cream, tomato, and fresh basil. Half --- $13 Full -- $25 Full with Lump Crabmeat --- $34 Full with Shrimp --- $33
Cappelini with XVOO, Garlic & Fresh Herbs (V)$ 11
Fresh, fragrant herbs and caramelized garlic in xvoo with a bit of paprika and vegetable broth. Garnished with pecorino shavings. The full order is available with a grilled portobello mushroom cap. Half --- $11 Full --- $21 Full with Portobello --- $25
Linguine White Clam Sauce$ 12
Our white clam sauce is made with clams that are locally harvested, olive oil, parsley and garlic. Red clam sauced is served "Little Italy" style with a spoon of marinara on top. Both half and full orders are garnished with steamed clams in the shell. Half --- $12 Full --- $22
Penne ala Vodka$ 13
A long time New Jersey favorite. A rich, creamy rose sauce with just a touch of bite. The full order is available with chicken breast or shrimp. Half --- $13 Full --- $23 Full with Chicken --- $27 Full with Shrimp --- $31
Broccoli di Rabe$ 10
Sauteed in garlic and oil and hot seeds.
Long Hots$ 7
Italian hot peppers oven roasted in olive oil.
House Meatballs$ 7
2 meatballs with marinara.
Warm Ricotta Cheese$ 4
A 4oz scoop.
Escarole & Beans$ 5
Our house vegetable.
Truffle Potato Croquettes$ 7
Two croquettes, our house potato.
Penne Marinara$ 3
No other sauces are available as a side pasta.
Gluten Free Pasta$ 3
Full order substitution.
Side Garden Salad$ 5
Served with balsamic vinaigrette.
Monkey & The Engineer$ 3
Slices of fresh seasonal fruit (bananas, apples strawberries) served with warm caramel dipping sauce.
Cookie Dough Sundae$ 3
Dessert craze that everybody wants! Flavor of the day served with whipped cream.
Junior's New York City Cream Cheese Cake$ 10
Served "Brulee" style with seasonal fruit.
The coal House Deconstructed Cannoli$ 10
Pastry chips topped with house mixed Amaretto Liqueur and Impastata cheese. Topped with imported Italian candied cherries. The perfect shareable dessert.
Individual Key Lime Cake$ 10
A spot-on mix of tart and sweet lime filling in between layers of sponge cake.
Cinnamon Apple Eggrolls$ 8
Handrolled with just enough cream cheese. Served direct from the deep fryer.
French Lemonade by the Bottle$ 7
Alcohol Free House Made Sangria Carafe$ 8
Add your own wine!
Farinelli Sparkling Water or Panna Still Water$ 6
Sticks & Stones$ 3
Celery & Carrot "Sticks" and Black Olives "Stones"
Fried Mozzarella Sticks$ 5
with Sauce to Dip
Meatball Eggrolls$ 5
World Famous (well kinda!) the chef makes 'em himself. Meatball and mozzarella in an eggroll wrapper then deep-fried. Comes as an entree with fries.
Kid's Size Pizza Pie!$ 8
A personal size cheese and tomato sauce pizza. Also available with gluten free crust or dairy free cheese. Served with a drink.
'Roonie's' & Meatball$ 8
Ziti pasta with marinara sauce or butter and cheese served with a meatball. Served with a drink.
Tenders and Taters$ 8
Real solid meat chicken and french fries. Served with a drink.
Make a Reservation
Coal House Bistro Hours
Monday: 4:30PM - 9PM
Wednesday: 4:30PM - 9PM
Thursday: 4:30PM - 9PM
Friday: 4:30PM - 9:30PM
Saturday: 4:30PM - 9:30PM
Sunday: 2PM - 8:30PM
Last seating is 30 minutes before closing.
Cup of Wedding Soup
Macaroni with Sunday Gravy and Meatballs
Cannoli with House made Filling
Shrimp Beeps (4 shrimp)
Cavatelli with Pot Cheese
Chicken Savoy (original on the bone)
Cannoli with House made filling
Your Choice of
French Bone Veal Chop Milanese Style
Breaded and Pan Fried served with Truffle Potato Croquette and topped with Arugula Salad
French Bone Rib Veal Chop Pan Roasted
Served with Broccoli Rabe and Giant Fava Beans
Cannoli with House Made Filling