Trinity - Simple Weekend Brunch

If you want a simple Irish-inspired brunch, think about heading to Trinity Three Irish Pubs one weekend morning. This conglomeration of three Irish pubs offers up a simple menu. Whether you are Irish or just looking for a quick and easy brunch option, Trinity is the place for you.

Located on the corners of Juneau and Edison just off of Water Street, Trinity is a massive building with a large patio garden in front. The bright, bold colors of the three different pubs, Foy's, Gallagher's and Duffy's, cannot be missed while driving down there street. Entering in through, Foy's, the large, dark wood contrasts with the Cream City Brick very nicely, the stained-glass windows and titled floors give the impression of a small Irish pub. However, the size of this pub definitely is built for the Water Street weekend crowds.

Out with me this Sunday morning was my friend, Tony. We walked into to the pub, and the bartender came out from around the bar to seat us at a booth. We were given menus and our server, Andrea came to take our drink order. Tony and I both ordered coffees, mimosas and waters. After a few moments, Andrea returned to our table to let us know the bar was out of champagne. A little saddened by this, Tony and I looked over the menu again for something else to drink. Tony ordered a 007 ($5). This take on a screwdrivers was Stoli-O, Orange Juice and 7-up. Clever name! I decided to skip the regular coffee, and asked for an Irish Coffee ($6). I think the bartender felt bad for not having champagne, because he loaded on the whiskey in my drink. Thank goodness I like whiskey, because it overpowered the drink.

After our drink order came out to the table, we ordered our brunch. Tony chose the Corned Beef Hash ($8.95). The dish is served with two poached eggs atop. The hash had a nice blend of flavors. The corned beef was cooked to the consistency of butter—it melted in your mouth. The potatoes were also cooked very good—to too browned, but not raw either. The eggs were poached to perfection. The runny yokes added a nice rich texture to the hash. Served on the side was wheat toast, and Tony said it came in handy to slop up the extra yolk that was left on the plate. Overall the portion was large, but for the price it seemed to be a great deal.

I ordered the Eggs Benedict ($7.95). This dish reminded me of the plate my dad ordered when we were at Water Street Brewery, and rightfully so, since these two restaurants have the same owner. It was to no surprise then why I loved this dish so much. The potatoes took me right back to the review I did with my parents at the brewery. The creamy dressing mixed with the fluffy potatoes were contrasted by the crunch and spice of green onions.  While the English muffins and ham were standard for a benedict, the eggs were cooked just ok. The yolks were a little too done for me, but the rich, creamy Hollandaise sauce made up for the lack of runny yolks. For the price, I think the dish was a generous portion of food.

So, if you are looking for a brunch spot with great food, quick service and a large drink selection, grab some friends and head to Trinity one weekend morning. Serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, be prepared for street parking. The generous portions of food make the price of $15 per person a steal. And since I brunched there on a fall morning, I cannot wait for spring or summer outting to check out their large nicely decorated patio!

Until next weekend, have a great week and happy brunching!

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All the details you want to know: (on a five star rating)

Trinity Three Irish Pubs (****)
125 East Juneau
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 278-7033
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Brunch hours:

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Atmosphere: ***** (awesome)
The essential elements for an Irish pub but on a larger scale.

Food: **** (very good)
Large portions and amazing potatoes

Service: *** (pretty good)
Knowledgeable about the menu and friendly

Drinks: ***½
Screwdriver - ****
Irish Coffee - *** only wish there was champagne for a mimosa

Price: **** (very good)
Around $15 and nicely-sized portions.