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Parking for Coal's

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budcar Mar 20, 2011 12:15 PM

I've tried numerous times, but parking is nonexistent anywhere near this restaurant in Eastchester
Ave, I believe, in the Bronx. Any advice?

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Coals
1888 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10461

  1. b
    budcar Mar 25, 2011 07:06 AM

    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.)

    1. l
      luvapie Mar 22, 2011 12:49 PM

      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.)

      1. m
        Mike R. Mar 20, 2011 08:29 PM

        Agreed, nearly impossible to park, unless you arrive around shift change at Einstein or Montefiore or can find some 2 hour meter vacated a few blocks south on Eastchester Road. Or try the Hospital lot.

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        1. re: Mike R.
          Jeffsayyes Mar 21, 2011 10:07 AM

          I wish there were open on the weekends

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            Mike R. Mar 22, 2011 10:49 AM

            They are open on Saturday evening, as I recall.

            1. re: Mike R.
              Jeffsayyes Mar 22, 2011 11:18 PM

              woahh, thank you. 5-10pm on saturdays. that's great. last time i checked (prob a year ago), they were closed on saturdays.

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