JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery - Tustin
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery - Tustin

JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery - Tustin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jtschmidsrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7142580333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Monday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barranca and Jamboree
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking available. Valet parking is conveniently located within 20 feet of our front door entrance.
A word from JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery - Tustin
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery - Tustin reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (23)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (14)kid-friendly (7)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)romantic (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • BellagioVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Pleased to see their new menu. Everything this time went smoothly and tasted good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awful experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    was with a big group of people (10) and made reservations to this place took forever to get our food. other people that were there after us got there food out first asked to talk to the manager he didn't care was rude to us on what we had to say. will never come back to this place ever again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time user
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was easy using your service and I was impressed that the restaurant was ready willing and able to immediately fill my request and honor my reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our Go-To's
    sred28
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I moved to the area 10 months ago and for someone who doesn't go out and eat a lot, I have been here five times. The food is always great and filling. We've sat outside and indoors. We've chosen to eat here while watching football games because there are many TV's all around. We even got a last minute Saturday night table for 11 when our family was visiting. They always are very accommodating to our requests as well. Last night we were surprised as we didn't realize there was a happy hour and got our appetizers and drinks for a great price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sunflower
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had a Birthday Dinner at this restaurant and i have to say i was kind of worried about the service after reading reviews on yelp. I was with a large group so i automatically thought it would take us about an hour to receive our food I was wrong. The servers do not take long at all to serve you the food at all. The food is great and Delicious! I would definitely go back no doubt. Great, relaxing environment to have a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strange wings
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had the chicken wings. The sauce wasn't a buffalo sauce or a BBQ sauce. Not sure what it was but won't order it again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • College football Saturdays
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good place to eat and watch college football. Much better when the offered points were higher. Is that why they are always empty now?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MEH
    SueFlay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    i wanted to like it more than i actually did. ambiance is nice. Good place if you want to watch sports while dining (which i frequently like to do). also has a very nice patio. the chicken wings for starters were fantastic. otherwise everything else we tried (french dip, burger, spinach dip) was just average...nothing out of the ordinary. a bit overpriced for an average meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice group lunch
    SMIrvine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A nice convenient spot for a work group birthday lunch. Plenty if food options for different tastes and diverse food needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner sundae-yes, thanks!
    Eva0801VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a great venue for a birthday dinner with a small group of friends that can't hit an overly expensive place but still want a nice dinner - price point for food and atmosphere was right on. My ahi salad was well dressed and sized. Birthday sundae was perfectly sized for sharing (cause who would come on their birthday by themselves). Coupons have helped make it a better deal - and well I love my deals. The waitress was had great timing, good smile and warm charm. I enjoyed the outdoor dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is nothing special. No flavor!
    JedirabbiVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I'm just not going to go back ever! The food is way below average and is bland with no seasoning. Even the tortilla soup was awful. Took 3 spoons and left it. The steak tacos again no flavor, not cooked properly and just yuck. They were so full of juice the tortillas just broke. I've tried this place 3 times and just can't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overcooked Burgers
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had the goat cheese burger and the farmhouse burger. Both were ordered medium rare but came out medium well. We didn't say anything since we were hungry. The goat cheese burger was very dry . There didn't appear to be any attempt to melt the cheeses. You pick up the burger and the cheese falls off. The farmhouse burger was much better. The tater tots must be cheaper to serve since you get more than necessary while the onion rings are limited to about five. They were both good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch. Good low key place
    LunchBunch
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Sat on Patio on a nice day under umbrella. Had a great lunch with client and it was nice an reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was pretty good and the service was decent. the atmosphere was energetic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had the Mexican burger and the buffalo burger. Both were excellent. The blue cheese dressing on the salad had chunks of blue cheese in it. That isn't that common anymore as places try to cut costs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cigar Smoke on Patio
    RuthannVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    There were several cigar smokers sitting on the patio and the smoke inhalation was unbearable. Almost impossible to eat or taste what you are eating with all the smoke. Too noisy to sit inside and would be impossible to have a decent conversation. The food was reasonably good if the air had been clean.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak sammie, Yum!
    SssSVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Steak sandwich was GREAT! Really good sized portions, too! Our Server, Jennifer was terrific! Overall nice place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 366 reviews are from the JT Schmid's Restaurant & Brewery - Tustin reviews archive.
  • JT Schmid's
    topdog
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    good place and nice drink list, food is good, and they have a wide variety of selections
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Special for Father's Day
    JudgeJudy
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    There was no brunch menu for Fathers day. I thought that this restaurant had bottomless beers for fathers, but it did not. There was nothing special for Fathers day which surprised me because I was looking for a restaurant just for that purpose. We were seated inside by a door to the patio that kept whistling and blowing in cool air, and this was at 12:30 in the afternoon. The initial service was slow to contact our table. We watched another table be seated after us and their order taken before ours. It was nice but not special that I wanted for Fathers Day.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BellagioVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    It's nice to have an upscale casual restaurant within a shopping area so you can both have dinner and do shopping.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar service
    Eva0801VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food & ambiance was great. Service was even better. Thanks so much for helping clear up the open table point issues well after I had eaten. I will visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner
    Ms25
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    as always this place gets an A LOVE THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Our go to place in Tustin. Great service, great food and a great beer selection. What more could you ask for.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Ms25
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Very good food was good service was the best couldn't have asked for anything better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service
    rosesillyVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had a mozzarella salad and the beef tacos off the appy menu section and and my firend had the steak salad off the entree salad section. my food was ok and his looked only slightly better. it would be better if the mozzarella was not so dry. my tacos were not worth it. BUT on the REALLY positive side, I had 2 top shelf Long Island Iced teas and they were amazing though so kudos to bartender.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day dinner
    Ms25
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Outstanding food, great service, always has the best everything was great will keep comming back especially for special occasions Couldn't have asked for a better evenings
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great selection
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our favorite place to eat and drink in Tustin. Great menu options and friendly staff.
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  • Great but not so great
    JustOk
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Came to JT's a few weeks ago for a girls night out and had a wonderful time. Food was amazing and service was the best! Decided to take my husband and another couple out and this time was really disappointing. Had to ask for refills on everything. The music in the dining room was so loud, we had to shout to hear one another. The food was just ok. My hamburger bun was dry and the fries were cold. The soda didn't have syrup in in them first time around and the server never even noticed. Will go back, but ask for a different dining room and server.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer selection
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great place for a beer after a movie. Efficient staff.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice casual dinner spot
    Oski65VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Saturday evening before Easter, 6:00 p.m. Very few people there, got seated immediately and greeted promptly by Bailey, our server. Had a couple of the IPA's...nice, not too bitter. Wife had the baby back ribs with sweet potato fries and creamed spinach. I had the blackened shrimp tacos with mango salsa. Both were served quickly, presented nicely, and tasted great. No dessert. Very reasonably priced, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Ms25
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    As always best in the house never anything disappointing to,say about this place! Wish you guys however would read this you all do great jobs there keep,it going well done bravo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Our favorite place to eat in Tustin. Great service and food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    rosesillyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Service was great; food was good; drinks should have been stronger tbh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great team of workers
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The staff went out of their way to accommodate my dietary restrictions.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or Miss
    GeekInThePink
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I am in love with the JT Buffalo Wings. There is something about them that is incredibly addictive. Their beers are also amazing. I prefer anything they make over one of the chain brands like bud or coors. Now the negative and the reason for only 3 stars. In addition to the wings and beer we got BBQ chicken breast. The Chicken in the entree was nothing like the white mean goodness in the boneless buffalo wings. Instead it was a pounded thin, flat, piece of over processed rubber chicken. It was awful. The BBQ sauce was watery, and not so great. I tried salvaging it by dipping the rubber chicken into the buffalo sauce I love so much, no luck. So, for this place I'd stick to their favorites. Boneless buffalo wings are a must.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Ms25
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    As always it was very good service was great and so was the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great place for a meal after a movie. Wide variety so there is something for everyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good time had by our
    Gerard
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Very good time had by our party. Food was very good, large servings and kept everyone happy. Service was good - attentive and friendly. Draw back - Very loud - had to carry a conversation
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Quick Lunch
    melhawkins
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I was able to reserve online and was seated right away.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service
    niecee1011
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We live right down the street and the last 2 times we have been here, the service has been so great that I needed to post about it! We had the same server both times, John B. He was a tall, dark hair guy with glasses. Anyways, we have a toddler and as any parent knows, it's hard to go out to enjoy dinner with a toddler. Lol. But everytime we come here, we actually can have a nice dinner and our toddler is entertained the whole time. John B. gives great service, our drinks are never empty and he actually takes the time to pay attention to our kid! She loves him! We definitely will be coming back on a weekly basis now, and will try to request him everytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.