Enjoy a summer’s night out at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in Brea, California

The menu items in this post were provided by Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern but the opinions expressed here are my own. 

If you have been following me, you know I absolutely love, love, love Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (JFAT for short)! Now that summer is in full swing, they have new summer drinks to cool you off during our hot, sweltering SoCal summer: The Pearfectionist, SoCal Sour, Summer Sunrise (on the brunch menu only), Blackberry Sangria, Peach Sangria, and Classic Sangria.

New aspects of JFAT is that they have partnered with Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future (SFF) program committed to responsible seafood sourcing. They are also a Certified Green Restaurant, making them environmentally sustainable in energy, water, waste, food, chemicals, disposables, and building.

Let’s take a look at some of cool and sizzling summer menu items:

Peach Sangria ($13) combines Simi Sauvignon Blanc, Christian Brothers Sacred Bond Brandy, peach puree, and peach schnapps. The cocktail was a little tart. It could be a little sweeter to bring the peach flavor forward. Rating: 3.5/5

Summer Sunrise ($13, on brunch menu) combines Ketel One, blood orange juice, blood orange liqueur, and sparkling float. I absolutely loved the flavors in this drink. It was sweet and juicy like a summer drink should be. Rating: 4.8/5

Spicy N’awlins style Peel & Eat Shrimp ($14) bathing in wine, garlic butter, cajun spices, and served with grilled sourdough. The shrimp were seasoned well and cooked perfectly with a nice snap although I would have preferred it to be just a bit spicier. Rating: 4.3/5

BBQ Pork Cheeseburger ($18, daily specials menu) is a cheeseburger topped with pulled pork simmered in BBQ sauce, onion fritters, Anaheim chile, and chipotle aioli. This burger was overwhelmingly savory. It needed an acidity and/or sweet component to balance out all the savory notes. A sweeter BBQ sauce, spicy pickled jalapeno, and/or macerated red onions would do the trick. The truffle parmesan fries were awesome as usual. Rating: 3.8/5

Beef Stroganoff ($24) starts with filet mignon strips, forest mushrooms, pearl onions, tarragon, Dijon cream sauce atop pappardelle. The filet added a meaty bite but this dish might be better with a braised beef, like short rib, for a more tender texture. The sauce was creamy with subtle hints of Dijon. The pappardelle were cooked perfectly and caught all of the sauce. The crispy onions strings on top added a crunchy texture. Rating: 4.5/5

If you’re looking for a great place to hang out for a summer meal, Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern will have a something perfect for your summer cravings.

Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars

For more information:
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern
3325 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea, CA 92823
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to close, Sunday from 11 a.m. to close
Parking: Free parking in Village at La Floresta shopping center
Seating: Interior and exterior

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