California Casual Cuisine at JT Schmid's Tustin #Gigasavvy

With so many food destination choices in the greater OC area there is a place that offers a stand alone restaurant feel within a larger complex of social and gastro options. JT Schmid's is located at the District at Tustin Legacy in the lifestyle area and boasts not only an intimate location but top tier service along with some pretty amazing food options. 

I was invited to attend a very special tasting of the new fall menu offerings and to enjoy an evening out with some friends thanks to Gigasavvy. Here's a few of the highlight from our evening and what's new for the fall menu. 

Jt Schmid's

A little about JT Schmid's: California casual is what's being served up with a focus on first class service. Upon entering you will be surrounded by warm finishes, cozy dining areas and a welcoming bar that caters to all of your favorite libations. Throughout the space there are opportunities for viewing all the major sporting events and they also offer a large outdoor patio area that has live music during the summer months. 

A little something to start you off with: For starters I would totally go with the Boneless Buffalo Wings along with their Jalapeño Mac and Cheese. The ale sauce made from beer and several cheeses in this classic was really flavorful. Another great option is the Brussels Sprouts, I was very pleased with the preparation of theirs. Browned to perfection with truffle oil and simply topped off with Parmesan cheese it's so uncomplicated and good. The Ceviche Tacos are another great small plate for sampling, fresh ingredients and even fresher shrimp is what makes this a hit with me. 

Boneless Buffalo Wings & Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

Boneless Buffalo Wings & Jalapeño Mac and Cheese

Ceviche Tacos

Ceviche Tacos

A little something for everyone: The Chilean Sea Bass is a generous portion of fish marinated in a sweet ginger soy served a top steamed rice and sautéed spinach. 

Another favorite of mine was the USDA Choice Prime Rib, again portions are very generous, 16 ozs on this one. Slow roasted it is accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. I loved that it wasn't heavily seasoned or over cooked allowing all the flavors of the beef to shine. This plate to me is perfect for a fall weather dinner, hands down. 

USDA Choice Prime Rib

USDA Choice Prime Rib

If you have the need, The Bigger, Bolder, Badder Asser Burger is one that feeds 1-8 and is loaded with 6lbs of meat along with all the fixings. It's a monster! If that sounds like a bit too much for your group, the $20.00 Burger may be the way to go. It is not your backyard cook out burger by any means with sliced prime rib, bacon, a sweet corn mayo and Swiss cheese on a toasted brioche bun, sharing optional.

The Bigger, Bolder, Badder Asser Burger

The Bigger, Bolder, Badder Asser Burger

If meat is not what you are in the mood for, the Grilled Salmon Salad with sweet soy dressing might be just what you are looking for. 

Grilled Salmon Salad 

Grilled Salmon Salad 

A little something to wash it all down with: As for libations, you gotta pair up these fabulous comfort foods with a great handcrafted beer. They do it on site at JT Schmid's so I would recommend getting the JT's Taster that let's you try all 6 of their current offerings. 

JT's Taster

JT's Taster

Keep them in mind for a great place to hit for happy hour too, they offer amazing deals! Check site for current specials. Jt's is also a great meeting location or special event venue, they can accommodate up to 250 people in their banquet area. 

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Thur.: 11am (Food Ends 10pm) – 10pm or Later Fri & Sat: 11am (Food Ends 11:30pm) – 12 am or Later Sun: 11am (Food Ends 9pm) – 9pm or Later

2415 Park Ave.
Tustin, CA 92782
Phone: 714-258-0333 Fax: 714-258-1333
info@jtrestaurants.com
Tustin Happy Hours Monday—Friday 3:00 pm—6:00 pm Late Night Monday—Thursday 10:00 pm—Close

Huge thanks to Gigasavvy for a fun and tasty evening and to our host venue JT Schmid's for having us!