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JT Schmid's
JT Schmid's

JT Schmid's Details

  • 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: Californian, American
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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 ...."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Worst tasting overpriced food. Our server was nice, but the hosting staff needs some work, they seem lost. Ahi appetizer was ok, but the worst sea bass I've ever had in my life. No flavor!!!and very fishy!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We went on a Thursday night -- the live band added to our great dining experience"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Jill handle our group with ease. Everyone loved her."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "nice meal and good drink selection before the game which is conveniently located outside the stadium. We always come before the game. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first time here and I was looking forward to it. Not much to say other than the food was OK, service wasn't that great and the beer wasn't anything special. Definitely not what I was expecting, too bad I really wanted to like it."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was not very good and the server wasn't very friendly. She didn't smile once. I had the margarita flatbread and there isn't much you could do to mess that up. The menu was very limited and there was only a few items that caught our eye. My family had the salmon and the fish & chips and according to them both were dry. The steak fries that accomodated the fish were fine and the rice and vegetables that came with the salmon were good. My family has no desire to eat there again. The valet team was very nice and helpful."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The restaurant was not very busy, but the service was terrible. We were there for almost 3 hours because of the slow service. The food was ok, but not excellent and not worth the wait."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have both positive and negative reviews--positive was that it was across from The Pond and that was the reason I chose this eatery, secondly was the parking was free when we ate there. Negatively the food was very mediocre , waiter not too attentive, we had to go and get the vinegar ourselves , had to look for him to get a refill of my Pepsi,yes it gets busy but being there at 5 pm this was not the case for us. On the whole had I not been going to the Pond I would not choose this restuarant, and would not recommend it to anyone. Thank you"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Had a reservation. No wait. Service was great. Food is awesome. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great place for Business meetings as well as perfect before a game or concert. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our server was great, but that was the only positive part of our experience. This was our first time here. We had the Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, which were dry and absolutely disgusting. The beer was warm. It was about 95 degrees in there. We would have stayed and had another drink but it was so stifling hot in there we had to get out. We will never ever go back. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • " Was okay for lunch. Service was good, the food was o.k.. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "After three visits in about a month, we have decided this would be our last. The small and limited menu has caused us to look elsewhere. We will miss the kind and friendly staff, however, not the menu."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food and service at JT Schmid's is very good and it's a great restaurant to have lunch or dinner prior to going to any event at Honda Center since its right across the street from it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food was good. Quantity was not way overboard, which was nice. Excellent beers and appetizers. Good service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very nice place to eat! The food and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "After two visits, the limited menu, is causing us to think about finding another location for our games. The management and staff are excellent, however, you get tired of the small and limited menu quick. Just because they are located next to a sporting venue, shouldn't cause them to limit their menu which will begin to limit if not stop our visits."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our group had a better then expected experience at JT Schmid's. We were running late on our reservations, and to our pleasant surprise the Hostess honored our reservations by putting us on the priority waiting list and as soon as we arrived we were given a table at a great location. We were also worried about getting to our event at the Honda Center on time, but again we were very pleased that our waiter rapidly worked on our order and our food came quickly. We were able to enjoy our food and make it to our event on time! The food was fresh and delicious!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We arrived at 5:30 pm for dinner before Ducks v Sharks game. One hour 15 mins from placing order to food being served. Food is good."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Have season tickets to the LA Kiss. This location has a much more limited menu than the Tustin location."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "So much to choose on, great food, location, service and will come back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great location and OK bar food...Some staff seemed overwhelmed at times...waited longer than necessary for our initial drinks....best thing? proximity to Ducks and Angels games...."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our server, Ryan, was fabulous! Attentive, friendly, tolerant and efficient!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014