JT Schmid's
JT Schmid's

JT Schmid's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jtschmidsrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7146349200
  • 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
58 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)great for outdoor dining (23)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (12)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (10)special occasion (10)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
  • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date night
    partyfor2
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We went on a Thursday night -- the live band added to our great dining experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Jill handle our group with ease. Everyone loved her.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 567 reviews are from the JT Schmid's reviews archive.
  • Good eats with before Angels game.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    nice meal and good drink selection before the game which is conveniently located outside the stadium. We always come before the game.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    corey
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
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  • Poor/Fair Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
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  • JT Anaheim
    Luvsf
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not my kind of place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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  • Charlieboo
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Had a reservation. No wait. Service was great. Food is awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Great place for Business meetings as well as perfect before a game or concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible Food, Hot as a Sauna
    Alex
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
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  • Gameday lunch
    luvdhalos
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Was okay for lunch. Service was good, the food was o.k..
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SullyfishVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service at JT
    JimboVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good time
    JohntheFoodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food was good. Quantity was not way overboard, which was nice. Excellent beers and appetizers. Good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place to eat! The
    rcjace
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Very nice place to eat! The food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SullyfishVIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast and Convenient
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was poor. Food good
    Brent4Ducks
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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.
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  • SullyfishVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Have season tickets to the LA Kiss. This location has a much more limited menu than the Tustin location.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    So much to choose on, great food, location, service and will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.