TRINITY RESTAURANT & BAR:
190 Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park, 516-358-5584
Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. lunch; serving until 10 p.m. Monday and
Tuesday, until 11 p.m. Wednesday,
and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; Sunday brunch 11 a.m.- 3p.m.
Credit cards: All major
Once youve been to Ireland, there are certain things that you
become particular about. You want a pint of Guinness thats dark, almost sweet and
has a shamrock on top. You want fish and chips like they served you at Mother Red
Caps Pub in Dublin with malt vinegar on the side. You want your Irish coffee to have
a deep black color and a thick layer of fresh whip cream.
You want to eat at Trinity.
Unable to resist the name, my dining companion and I began with the
Cockles and Mussels appetizer ($7.95). The description said "tender mussels and sweet
New Zealand cockles steamed in white wine, garlic and fresh herbs. Alive-Alive Oh!"
The reality was enough for two to devour and completely enjoy.
From the "family recipes" section, we tried the Dublin Fish
& Chips ($10.95), and I can attest that the fresh filet of sole deep fried in a batter
that is light and not at all greasy is truly authentic to the delicious fare sold in
We also tried the Trinity Breast of Chicken ($12.95 . . .boneless
chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese and light white wine sauce and roasted red
pepper on a bed of sautéed spinach) and were enchanted. Accompanied by fresh vegetables
and a bed of rice, the chicken was moist and the sauce light and flavorful.
From the pictures of Trinity College in Dublin on the walls to the cozy
dinning room area, and from the large dark wood bar to the friendly and helpful servers
and host, this little piece of Ireland is a must for anyone who misses the old country or
simply loves really good food.
If your appetite is light, Trinity is also a great stop for lunch with
a hearty and inexpensive menu that includes half sandwiches and soup combinations for
those who like to eat light.