JT Schmid's
JT Schmid's

JT Schmid's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jtschmidsrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: (714) 634-9200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Douglass
  • Parking: Valet
A word from JT Schmid's
JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County.
California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.
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JT Schmid's reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (43)great for outdoor dining (30)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (12)kid-friendly (12)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (6)special occasion (5)notable wine list (3)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • DucksFan
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    JT's is my pre-game for dinner before the game. Food is good, staff is friendly and service is fast. They have a limited game day menu that is perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Runnergirl
    Runnergirl
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We happened to be in Anaheim for the Avengers Super Heroes Run in Disneyland and were looking for a place for a celebratory meal. We had been here before during the NCAA Basketball Tournament, but there was a limited menu due to the event. I had the prime ribeye steak and it was fantastic! It was cooked perfectly and was delicious. The vegies were done perfectly and a great mixture of fresh vegetables. Also loved the mashed potatoes! This is for someone with a big appetite or wanting to have leftovers. I also ordered a Caesar salad and I loved the dressing, which is made onsite and not from a bottle. My husband ordered the Asian salad and a chicken sandwich and he thought the salad was definitely unique and very tasty. He said he would have it again when we return in January and said the chicken sandwich was great as well. He also ordered the jalapeno mac n cheese, but beware, the jalapenos are raw and not pickled, so he picked them out. This place is VERY busy when there is an event at the Honda Center, so get there early! We were lucky that we came just at the hockey game was starting, so the place had cleared out. There are lots of TVs for viewing whatever sporting event you'd like to watch. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and had great suggestions. We will definitely be coming back to this restaurant in January for the Star Wars Run at Disneyland!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food wasn't excellent.
    Chubbysays
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The ambiance was nice! Great for sports. Tons of tvs. wish the food was better. Jambalaya was blan.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service.
    CrisSchnab
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We were this lady's biggest party - she was inattentive, unapologetic - when the 3 out of the 4 hibachi steak orders were incorrectly cooked. Finished one bottle of wine - tried 4x to get her attention so we can order another failed 4x - had alert another server. One of our guests were not given a glass - again no apology - he ended up not having any. Server's name is Leah C. And our total bill was $390. They comped one hibachi steak dish even though 2 more were wrong. She tries to act hospitable but she clearly is not a good actress either. Manager came and apologized/asked us to give then another chance. We tried to soften the situation - we told him maybe it was a busy night. He did say - it still was no excuse/due to this we MAY return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fish!
    Lagunafoodie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    amazing sea bass! Great place before a game or concert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KISS Concert
    Timfin2VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great start to our evening at the KISS concert. Our server Ann was great and never left us asking "Where's our waitress?". She was attentive and personable. The beer and food where excellent. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • business dinner
    BusinessdinnerAug82014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    good to take customers and corporate employees as the food and beverages are good but it doesn't break the bank and shows good financial responsibility
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    PKBearFan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was good and the noise level up as normal but I don't think I've ever had a better server anywhere. Nancy was exceptional
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NanaLola
    NanaLola
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    When I made this reservation, (party of 6) it was completely sight unseen. We were visiting from Orlando and the "pressure was on" that I picked a good restaurant. I was so pleased that we were seated at our reservation time even though I had my doubts when we drove up. There was a Ducks game across the street and the restaurant was packed. Our service was wonderful and the food was delicious! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JT Schmid's before a concert
    ksb48VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It's bar food...what do you expect. It's perfect before a concert...make reservations as it gets very crowded....food is OK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect spot for events at Honda Ct
    SteakloverVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Went before and after Tom Petty concert. Great food, service and energy. Outside patio a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Deanna
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We actually did not get to eat. We arrived for our 5:15 reservation a bit early and even though there were dozens of empty tables, they sat us at a table with the sunset glaring in our eyes. They said they couldn't do anything about it because it was by a door that couldn't be shaded. When we asked to be moved, they refused. There were at least 5 empty tables not in the sun, but they refused to move us to one of them. So we left and went to Chili's where we had a very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Efficient Staff, Great Food
    chuck
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We were seated right next to the window that separated us from the food staging area. Normally you might not consider this a good seat, but it was actually fascinating. I've never seen a wait staff move some quickly and efficiently. It was fun watching all the different dishes come out. We ate "vicariously" through everyone elses order. I really enjoyed my steak salad (a full portion of steak on it). If I had any issue at all, it was that the waitress wouldn't seat any party of 2 at a booth because they were worried about larger parties (despite the fact that we had a reservation). We spent quite a bit of time there and at no time were all the booths occupied. Otherwise a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sports bar and restaurant
    DucksFan
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I always enjoy going to JT Schmids before the Ducks game, services fast food and is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chaotic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Tried to grab a bite to eat before the Eagles Concert. Firstly the parking situation was chaotic, and they asked for $40 to park and leave the car there. Opted to find parking elsewhere, which was a good thing because we could barely get out from the parking after. Even though we had reservations, we were told to wait in a long line. Finally someone asked if any one in line had reservations, so we were able to get seated finally but 20 minutes later. Since the concert started in little over a hour and it looked like other tables were waiting for their food, we just ordered some drinks and went on our way. Our waitress Nicole was great about all this and understood and actually was glad to let us go. And she was still smiling! Amazing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect pre-concert or sports event
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Made reservation for 8 people on a night with Eagles concert and playoff for Angels, both venues walking distance from restaurant. The place was packed and line was very long, but they immediately took us to our table and we had a great dinner and walked to concert. Highly recommend. Server was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for pre-event food/drink
    DuckFan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We like to go there before the hockey game and have a meal with good food, sitting in one of the spacious booths with good service and watch live sports on the many monitors surrounding the room. Forget quiet conversation, the televised sporting events (TV volume) and the fans watching them (cheering or booing) makes that difficult. Looking forward to the next game and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect meal before Event
    YLOCVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant is directly across from the Honda Center, so it is a perfect place for a meal or drink before attending a Honda Center event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Works great before an event
    CulverMelissaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was fun and the service was great. We were there before a concert at the Honda Center. The valet parking was also great and convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great preconcert spot
    Mom2fourVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Heard they had valet parking as a good alternative to stadium but scored a spot in the lot next door. Ate sundaes on the patio before a concert with my son. All was fine. I didn't know people can smoke on the patio and several people lit up cigars that forced us to hurry up and get to better smelling air.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    Changed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife & I took some out-of-town guests here & they were impressed. We had ribs, blackened salmon, wings & salads. The food & servive were excellant! They have the best hot wings & baby back ribs in town!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time
    Danny
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    ^ of us visited for the 1st time. We had read the reviews and agree that the food was better than we anticipated,while the wait staff was NOT as slow as we read. Overall we were very pleased. My son is a craft beer aficionado and was especially impressed with 2 of the 5 beers included in the flight. The nachos were flavorful and our burgers,soups and ribs were excellent. Quite a bit of quality and quantity for the price. the banana dessert was also excellent and while some of the food items were not on the menu or lunch only ( pastrami) when we asked for the pastami sandwich they complied. I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • J.T. Schmids is great again
    JackieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    J.T. Schmids is once again a great restaurant. The food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Water glasses were empty even though 3 employees were standing around ... Food was not consistant ... Our party had 4 Cobb salads and all 4 looked different ... Only one person thought their salad was good ....
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch at JT Schmids
    Kimmie5
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We celebrated our friend's 71 birthday and had a great lunch and were surprised with a large Chocolate Sunday treat for her birthday! Lunch was terrific! We had the Blackened Mahi tacos, Salmon salad and Thai Salad. All were surprising delicious and enjoyed. Thank you for a great lunch and a great time! Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 49 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 585 reviews are from the JT Schmid's reviews archive.
  • Great food & service
    gamedine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went for dinner prior to the Angel's game. The waitress had us in and out and on time for the game. No feeling of being rushed. Pleasant dinner and delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Disappointed
    OldFolks
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I was a little disappointed that our waiter was so business only & didn't seem very friendly. He was attentive but straight to the point & no chatting or getting to know why we were there or if we had ever been here before. It was not very busy at the time. We came to celebrate my husbands Birthday & nothing was ever recognized as such. He needed to lighten up a little & enjoy what he is doing more. The place is a fun place to be, but this outing seemed a little too serious for the occasion. Also, when we requested the pretzel bread, it was stale & hard...but he did end up bringing us fresh from the oven & it was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, not so great food.
    Pirateluvr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Brought my dad here for a "date". Both of our first time. I got the ribeye, which I was excited about, but when I got it the ribeye and the mash potatoes were very bland. It was very disappointing. My father was also disappointed with the size of truffle fries considering how much we paid. At least he seemed to enjoy his wings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food+ great staff
    Luv2cabo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Headed to the Big A for a ball game? Grab your friends and family and take them to an early dinner at Schmid's! Great local brews, great food with a friendly staff ready to serve the pre-game crowd. Had a great meal and cold beers at a fraction of the cost of ballpark prices! My new pre-game hot spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We got there 15 min early and the line was out the door (Cher concert at Honda center that night). Figured we would be waiting 30 or more min for our table even with reservation but they seated us right away - evening was great! Love that you can park at restaurant and just walk over to Honda center for concert
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinewithgals
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We were seated immediately with a reservation. The restaurant was full with people having a pre-event dinner. Our waiter was attentive although very busy. The food arrived very quickly. There were 5 of us. The cocktails were a bit weak but food was good. We would return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • harlebabe
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    we were seated on time. service was prompt. there was a long, long line just waiting to check-in. We were seated in a banquet room they had just opened. It was a little dank and smelly. they service was prompt. the food came out quickly. But,.. it seemed like a whole lotta fun was going on in the main restaurant & bar. the outdoor dining looked great. could not get either. we were heading to the CHER concert across the street. Which by the way, makes this place great for going to the Honda center.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seat Me When I Get There!
    TropicfanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The only complaint I have about this restaurant is that they won't seat you until 1/2 of your party arrives. Since I was dining in a party of 6, and we were all meeting there, I had to wait until 2 other people showed up. I was told I could wait in the bar. This policy makes no sense and is very inconvenient. I could just as easily have been seated at a table and ordered a drink and food from there. It was even more ludicrous since the restaurant wasn't even half full at the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adventurer66VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Great stop before a weekday ballgame at the Big A. Blacken Chicken with house IPA was ideal. Get there around 4:30 before the crowds arrive. Bar service was on top of everything. Well done all the way around.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    If you are going to an Angel game or The Honda Center for a concert, this is a great place to start. Food selection was great and the service staff was wonderful. Will be returning later this year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good good....not so good service
    Mommykhris
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My title pretty much sums it up. The food was great but the service was bad. Not only by the individual server but everyone we came into contact with. It was as if they didn't want to be bothered. Disappointing
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing all around
    SherylLC
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    JT's was not busy when we dined for lunch so I'm not sure why our experience was so dismal. The restaurant was nice, lots of seating around lots of large screen TVs. A sports bar/restaurant that brews their own beers. Just what we wanted. The food wasn't wretched, but it just wasn't very good. Party ordered burgers, salad, sandwich, nachos, truffle fries. Also, my son ordered a steak which was way over cooked and the waitress insisted taking it back. He asked for it to go. When he ate it later that night, there were two very long hairs (10 inches) under the steak--gross. We also order three beer flights (samplers). The lighter beers were "ok" but the three darks were horrible. Awful experience! Never going back!
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  • just soso
    Jungle
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Everything looked nice inside but nothing left me saying I need to come back. As the months continue reassess your menu items. I had my daughter and wife and none of us looked at your menu and said, oh I gotta have that. I'm just one guy with my own opinion. Thanks for asking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disapointed accross the board
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had dinner with family before an Angel's game and to celebrate my husband's b-day. To start off the service was bad. Our waitress did not know the menu well, she had no personality and looked looked and acted like she was having a bad day. Did not welcome questions or had any menu suggestions when asked. My husband ordered the steak with blue cheese topping and onion rings. The steak was cold and they forgot the toppings all together. I ordered the ahi tuna sandwich and it was flavorless.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Everything was nice. My wife and I were celebrating our 2 year anniversary attending Lionel Richie concert. The only draw back is that you have to purchase items separately like salads and bread, but other than that the food was good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.