Thursday, March 04, 2010

JT Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery, Anaheim, CA

Last night was a visit to JT Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery. Never visit the anaheim one when there is a Hockey Game at the Honda Center and a Angel's Game at Angel Stadium. Parking was ridiculous. And for people with very low cars like mine, you might want to head over to the Tustin one instead.

As with my other entry, I went with the Restaurant week 3-course menu:

Ahi Tuna Poke

Chopped Fresh Tuna on top of a Fried Wonton gracing a bed of spring mix salad with citrus dressing.

Judgment: The tuna was fresh and tasted very good. The wontons were not cooked to the same color as you can see in the picture. But the more "well done" one was crispier than the other one obviously. The salad was a good palate cleanser when you feel that the tuna is getting a little overwhelming. All in all the dish was well balanced. 8 / 10

10 oz. Flat Iron Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter & Onion Straws

Flat Iron Steak accompanied by Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Grilled Asparagus

Judgment: The steak was cooked to a beautiful Medium Rare as I requested. The bleu cheese compound butter did not just liquefy and become a gooey mess but instead held up similar to a cheese spread over the steak. If you love bleu cheese, this will be a great experience for you. The Onion Straws were not oily or bland but well prepared. The mashed potatoes could have been a little more creamy but all in all, it was well seasoned with garlic and pepper. Asparagus was also fresh and tasty. 9 / 10

Bread Pudding

Bread "Pudding" with Whipped Cream and Caramel drizzle

Judgment: The Bread pudding was not so much a pudding but more like just a tasty Muffin. The caramel was light and accompanied the dish very well. Whipped Cream was not too thick but was not too fluffy either. 7 / 10

Conclusion: The restaurant reminded me of BJ's simply because they're pretty much the same kind of restaurants except BJ's also specializes in chicago style pizzas. The in-house brews of beer were pretty good and not too pricey. The food was pretty good and the restaurant has plenty of other menu items to go through. My friend ordered a Buffalo Chicken Pizza and I gotta say, it looked promising in terms of taste.

The restaurant gets an A-Rank.

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