JT Schmid's

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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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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM

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RV
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I made reservations at JT Schmid’s and were wonderfully surprised at the many plant based options on the menu. We had the kale/quinoa salad and the Brussel sprout dish- they were so delicious!! We will be back for more!! Also, great selection of beer on tap as well as wine. We had the hefenwiser and a glass of angeline Pinot noir- so good!!

TP
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thirteen of us went for a work lunch and everyone commented on the good food and service. Not too expensive, good variety of options. We let our server know at the beginning that we would prefer 13 separate checks - she told us it takes a little longer to ring everyone up at the end and when we agreed to that, she made it happen. Thank you for that!

ED
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, service, atmosphere and location just before concert at honda center. only bummer was not being able to sit outside even with reso.

JB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I had their specialty, the rib eye. It was mediocre...at best. Part of the steak was overcooked and the other part was undercooked. In addition, I had a dirty martini that more closely resembled a vodka Icee with olives in it. (I've never had a martini that was more ice than it was drink...in fact, I've never had a martini with ice in it.) My dinner companion had the french dip sandwich, which he said was quite good. The service was good and the ambience on the patio was nice. I'd give JT Schmid's another try, but the first go-round was disappointing.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I am a returning customer, and I will be back, but this last experience was not good. I know on game nights the kitchen is busy but when we ordered wings, dry, sauce on the side and they come out fine on one side and charcoal black on the bottom, that’s inexcusable. To make it worse, the waitress, who was awesome, took them back and brought us a new order. This batch was exactly the same. As if they just replayed them with the same burnt wings we sent back. Ridiculous.

LV
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for food before Ducks games. Plan ahead as it can become very busy on some game nights.

O
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service and atmosphere was good. The food was ok, the fish for the fish and chips was cold and thin. You could barely taste the fish at times. I have had the fish and chips before and the fish was big and hot. They have changed their fish in the fish and chips I would not have it again.

SM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived at 11:30am for an early lunch and business meeting. Restaurant was quiet at that time. Service was attentive and the food good. We will definitely meet up there again for lunch in the future.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was sub par as well as the drinks. I’m no stranger to paying good money for a good cocktail but our $17.00 manhattans were terrible.Dive bar style with nice restaurant prices. Will not return.

TM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I have been a server and recognize that the problems with the service were the fault of management. After being seated, it took more than 10 minutes before any server came to our area, much less our table. That took another 5 minutes. The servers were confused as to who should be serving us. Both the long wait and the server confusion are a management issue. The server who did take our table did her best with the inadequate staffing in our area.

The food was good but the price was higher than similar quality food that I have had elsewhere. The biggest plus is that they are located directly across the street from the Honda Center where we were going for a game. Unlike Karl Strauss, if you wish to keep your vehicle there for the game you will have to pay $25; Karl Strauss allows you to remain in their parking lot simply by placing your dinner receipt on your dashboard.

So overall the food is decent, but overpriced, the service was poor due to mismanagement, and if you go there for a game you will either have to move your car or pay the $25.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Erica was awesome!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very accommodating

RL
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

JF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food & staff were great however the manager was not. I was 30 min late for my reservation due to an accident. It was a busy night & I understood I would have to wait. The hostess had a table & asked the manager right in front of us if she could seat us & he said directly in front of us to make us wait 30 min at that time he had a group of friends that walked in that he also sat immediately without a reservation. I wont go back there due to the managers behavior.

PD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service was excellent! Even though the place was packed, the server kept our drinks cold.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and Olga is wonderful! They sell beer Crowlers. I purchased two Dumb Blonde Crolwers which I'm looking forward to drinking in the near future.

YW
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We got there early. Grabbed a spot on the patio. The server pulled up a couple more comfy chairs for our group of six. Beautiful evening. Good food.

G
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

This was our 1st DISAPPOINTING time at JT Schmid's for dinner before a concert.
I ordered the Salmon, and it was dry, burned on the bottom. It came with rice & veggies.
I asked for no rice, but all veggies. I suppose I didn't get extra veggies, because the portion was small.
My spouse ordered a Cheeseburger & Fries, that was just okay. Both entrees were over priced. And,
the entrees did not come with bread, nor did it come with a small soup or salad - I would think for the prices they charge, you would at least get some bread. We had reservations, but were seated in what
seemed like a cafeteria-style setting, with all tables & chairs - no ambiance at all. I asked if we could get a booth, and was rudely told, "NO, you should have requested that when you made the reservations"....oh
well, my bad ! I went to the small 4 or 5 stall restroom, which had a long line, there was no TP, and a total mess. Finally someone brought in TP as I was leaving. WE WILL NOT RETURN TO JT SCHMID'S.

OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before s concert at the Honda Center.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Wonderful evening and food, had a really nice time with family!

B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

PBR pre meal and drinks

TB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, parking convenient, and it is across from the Honda Center. Can't beat the combination! Outside bar is the place to be.

N
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pretty bad beer. Service lackluster. Lots of bar flies. Food was very very average bar food.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was good.
I will return again.

ME
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food and drinks were great. We had a group of 13 and service was quick and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Our service was awful it took 15 minutes for us to even get greated at the table and when the server arrived he said I’m not your server your server is busy I am only helping. We inform him that we where going to the concert and that we needed expeditious service. He took our drink order and it took 20minutes for 6 drinks and one of the drinks had a hair and all the server said was jajaja we are not going to charge you for that hair, when we received our drinks we ordered 3 appetizers when we received our app but we had no silverware on the table that took about 25minutes so we asked for the check right away since we where late that took another ten 10minutes and his excuse was that I had a coupon for a free app and he was taking care of that and couldn’t find a manager.Come to find out that he never removed the free appetizer. I understand you are busy but that is just not costumer service
I had been to this store before and service was excellent this time it was horrible.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere to catch up with family, wonderful food, very fine spirits, especially their craft beers!

C
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great looking newer location. The ahi-poke was amazing! Big portion size for an appetizer, plus the quality of it was great. They wisely stock the Beefeater brand of gin.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service before UFC 241

OT
Los Angeles
732 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Big difference in the food quality compared to the one in Tustin. Tustin is much better. Started off with the chicken wings which were sent back since they tasted bad. We then got the chicken lettuce wraps. The lettuce was a trifle on the small side. You could barely fit a tiny amount of chicken, a carrot sliver and a bean sprout before the wrap was overflowing. I can see the kitchen not wanting to waste food but the lettuce should have been chopped up into salad and not used as a wrap. Also got the chicken avocado egg rolls which were a little over priced for two rolls. The egg rolls were cold and the avocado tasted bitter. Maybe it was an off day in the kitchen. At least the server was friendly and apologetic.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was very good and listened well, including getting us done by Angel’s game time!

Though it was frustrating to be informed it was $25 for angel game parking considering we were eating at restaurant.

GK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Great place to go before a concert at the Honda Center. The restaurant was full of moms and their daughters for this event. and the staff was patient, accommodating and super friendly. I really appreciated that, I am sure it was a tough crowd. In and out with speedy service too, with plenty of time to walk over to Honda Center and get situated without rushing to the show.

TR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very nice. Food was good. Great location for dinner before concert.

OT
Los Angeles
732 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great chicken lettuce wraps. Good selection of beer.

DW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place before an Angel game. Not crowded, good beers and food.

BA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I like having dinner and drinks here before any concert. Food is always great and service friendly.

S
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

First off, our table was not clean before we sat down. Second, my silverware had dried food on it. Third, I asked for my hamburger to be well done, and it had some pink. Beers were bald and salsa tasted more like tomato sauce.

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a great selection of food and drinks. I love going to JT Schmid's to start of the concert (event) mode.

RL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The air-conditioner needs to be fixed in this place. The service was good and the food was delicious but we were sitting there sweating because it was so hot in the restaurant. When we asked the waitress if they could raise the air-conditioning and she said oh it’s always liked this and hot. We were very uncomfortable and it was hard to have a good time and enjoy our meal. Hopefully they will take care of this problem soon.

OT
Los Angeles
732 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for dinner before a game.