About us

About us

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.

Chef's Message

Chef Jimmy Vena has been working in commercial kitchens since the age of 12 (making Pork Roll and Cheese sandwiches at Johnny Bacc's in Rutherford, 1974). After graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Culinary Arts he was the youngest person ever to hold a Commis de Tournant's position at the fabled Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. He cooked there for countless celebrities and politicians (including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissenginer, and Kin Fisel) from the service room kitchen. Over the years Chef Jimmy has ran many successful restaurants and catering houses including the Landmark II in E. Rutherford, Steves Sizzling Steaks in Carlstadt, Anthony's Brielle House on RT 71, his own M&J Cafe in Lakewood, and the award winning Bacon on Wheels Food Truck. The Coal House Bistro is the Restaurant that he has been dreaming about for years - an intimate and comfortable dining room where he can interact with his guests from an open kitchen. His menu reflects updated version of comfort food classics and many original recipes of his own.

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Private Dining

Host a luncheon in our private dining room for any type of celebration - baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, baptisms, and more! We are a BYOB restaurant so you can bring your own wine, beer, and spirits for your party. We encourage decorations and will even help you decorate to make sure your event is perfect from start to finish. Email or call us today for luncheon event packages and pricing: 732-899-4400 or thecoalhousebistro@gmail.com.

Whatever your favorite drink is - bring it with you to enjoy with your meal. We also offer alcohol-free Sangria - bring your wine to add to it!
Family Friendly
Bring your Junior Chefs in for dinner and we'll offer them our children's menu.
Authentic Italian
Chef Jimmy has been cooking for over 30 years - make sure you try his signature Pasta Fagioli - with the works - "The Way The Chef Eats It"
The Coal House Bistro only uses the finest ingredients and all food is prepared fresh to order.

Coal House Bistro Hours

Monday: 4:30PM - 9PM

Tuesday: Closed

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.

Weekly Dinner Specials
All Specials are available Eat in or Take Out
Dinner at Nonni’s
Cup of Wedding Soup
Chopped Salad
Macaroni with Sunday Gravy and Meatballs
Cannoli with House made Filling
Belmont Night
Chopped Salad
Shrimp Beeps (4 shrimp)
Cavatelli with Pot Cheese
Chicken Savoy (original on the bone)
Cannoli with House made filling
Rib Veal Chop Dinner
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