Trinity Bar

Trinity Hoboken closes for good

Welp – Trinity Bar in Hoboken has closed for good. They “hung on” for a while, but mediocrity and longevity are not ideal bed mates.

They closed this week, and thanked their patrons for “11 years of memories.”

Word on the street is that one of the Brass Rail owners bought it and they’ll re-open again in the fall sometime.

Running a restaurant is not an easy thing to do – if the principal owner(s) are not there 100% of the time. “Good help is hard to find these days” has never rung truer.

Which is why I like restaurants that are run by passionate foodies, and not just businessmen looking to make a buck (or for investment). It makes a world of difference.

Trinity Hoboken closed 306 Sinatra Drive - Trinity Bar

Description: Restaurant – Irish/American/World cuisine, Bar & Lounge. Parkside /Waterside location. Trendy decor. Dinner price range $7 – $32. Entree price range $16-$24 New owners – to re-open Fall 2015.
Address: 306 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 533-4446

Trinity Bar – 306 Sinatra Drive – Hoboken, NJ

(From 10 years ago….)

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Review: Trinity Hoboken – June 2006


We only had less than an hour for lunch, so Trinity was on the list next.

Arriving just after 12:00, we had our choice of seating outside. It quickly filled up since it was a perfect day. By 12:30 most of the outdoor seating had been taken.

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Looking at the daily specials (and also reminding myself of my total BAN on bacon cheeseburgers), I made a decision to try the grilled chicken with broccoli and rice ($12). Little did I know it was based in a soy / chicken broth base. While rather flavorful, it was very salty. The chicken was prepared well, but my puffiness rating after the meal was 9/10.

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My friends ordered the Seared Salmon ($9) and the Caesar Salad ($7).

She raved about the salmon dish. It was served over spinach and accompanied by a roasted tomato and based in a balsamic vinagrette. Perfect, yet not too heavy or over-filling.

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The caesar salad was basic, served with shaved parmesan cheese and a giant baked parmesan crouton slab. She enjoyed this next-to-impossible to screw up dish. Seven bucks for a little iceberg lettuce and 1/2 ounce of cheese is a bit of a ripoff really. But enjoyable nonetheless.

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Overall, the meal was without problems. We were in and out in 45 minutes, and our server was adequate.

Don’t forget, Trinity is one of the more hopping places in Hoboken these days, and is usually packed on the weekends. If you are planning on checking it out, get there a bit earlier than you normally would, or else you’ll probably not get a spot at the bar.

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Friday, April 12, 2013 7:34 pm

So is Trinity really closing or not? Weren’t the owners of Trinity responsible for the closing of Oddfellows, too?

Friday, March 22, 2013 7:51 pm

Wow, I am bummed. I lived in Hoboken for years. I moved out a fee years ago. I really likrd Sheena, her husband Jim, and Trinity. I hope they get a good deal. So sad it’s closing. It’s not the oldest place in Hoboken, but it was one of my goodies : ) Sheena actually inspired me to write a book. I’ve been working on it gradually over the years, and my convo with her was in’04 or ’05.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 7:00 pm

I have never had a worse dining experience then when I recently had dinner here on friday night. I brought my fiance and my future inlaws who were in from out of town here hoping to impress them with the view but they were so distracted by the cold entrees and mice/rats (im not sure) that were running around the restaurant they didnt even notice. I felt sorry for our waitress as she was very accomodating and embarassed. She and the busboys tried to make the best of it but it was obvious they have dealt with this problem many times in the past. I asked to speak with the manager and was told he (who is also an owner) was bartending. (?) We waited patiently at our table but he just never came over. My Fiance went up to the bar to get his attention but he was ignored. Instead of waiting any longer and sitting in this disgusting vermon invested restaurant we paid our bill and left. We went down the street to 340 and luckily it was a pleasant experience. If you’re looking for the view AND good food I highly recommend 340 and would discourage anyone from going to trinity.

Friday, October 23, 2009 4:03 pm

Hey guys, Trinity has a lounge. Is it trendy like NYC lounges or is it more “old-school” furniture?

Also, I plan to be here w/ a date at 9 to 930PM this Fri or Sat after dinner, just to chill and drink. Is that too late to get seats at the lounge area?

Thanks in advance (never been there but have researched online). 🙂

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Monday, April 21, 2008 12:15 pm

I was pleasantly surprised by Trinity’s Sunday brunch when I went a few weeks back. My perception of the place was that it would be overpriced, mediocre food, but I thought it was a solid meal and reasonably priced, plus a great view. I liked the bacon cheeseburger and my dining companion spoke highly of the salmon wrap.

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