Finally made it to Coal's. Found parking on the street a few blocks away after much circling. There is a sign on the door telling patrons to ask the waitress for parking assistance. We did and she directed us to the Chase Bank lot in the back which warns of ticketing. Was all this delay worth it? I would say not.
I was lured by the NYTimes article of a few years back extolling the virtues of the pizza. I can't agree. The crust was like soft matzoh with good tomato sauce and fresh mozzeralla which was also good. Together they made for an unusual pie which was passable.
The restaurant, which pushed wine more than the pizza was crowded at lunchtime, had one waitress who scurried among the twenty or so tables. My co diner liked it. I have my reservations (no pun intended.)
We've been going here for years. There are usually spots
on the street after 6 or so. If not ask the waitress I think
they have a lot in back.
And they are definitely open on Saturday nights(although recently
we showed up and they had a private event so you might
want to call ahead.)