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.
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
Trinity Bar – 306 Sinatra Drive – Hoboken, NJ
(From 10 years ago….)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.