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John Ash & Co.
John Ash & Co.

John Ash & Co. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vintnersinn.com
  • Phone: (707) 527-7687
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Bar & Lounge: Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm; Friday-Sunday, 3:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Schmidt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accomodate large parties in the dining room and dining terraces with vineyard views year round. A variety of group menu options and table configurations are available. Full use of the restaurant for up to 200 people is available for lunch or brunch daily.
  • Private Party Contact: Robin Ameral (707) 566-2617

Getting there

  • Cross Street: River Rd. and Hwy 101
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking is available steps away from our front door and is complimentary.
A word from John Ash & Co.
Nestled in a picturesque vineyard setting, the restaurant reflects the rich heritage and lifestyle of the region. Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt reaps the bounty of local boutique food purveyors, while being respectful of our wine country inspired cuisine. Our award-winning wine list features over 500 selections. They also offer private banquet facilities for meetings and weddings; trellis and wisteria-shaded patio dining. ***For all Holiday parties larger than 4 people, please call directly at 800-421-2584.***Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Always great food and wine. We had halibut and duck and both were terrific. Service was attentive. A little louder than we have experienced in the past but overall still a great place."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service are wonderful. The food, though very good, is not exceptional. Perfect location if you'd like a romantic setting, very good service AND want to hear what the people you're there with have to say. The food will not disappoint, but won't be something you talk about at the end of the evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "John Ash is definitely a special place to dine. Food and service always outstanding. You are never feel rushed, plenty of time to have a drink before your meal and time between courses. Definitely a place to try if you've never been there."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Met with old friends and all aspects of our dinner were excellent - food choices broad ; we all had different entrees including Ahi , chicken, and prawn/scallop dinners and all were memorable, beautifully presented; service was great , waiter knowledgable, wine choice perfect and desert excellent. We were early and no problems with delays, noise, and our choice of seating"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was great. There was a mix up with our order and the entree was taken off the bill."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Menu was not all that exciting, the food we ordered was very good though, and the restaurant itself is very nice. I would dine there again if the opportunity presented itself."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a party of 7 on Thursday night @ 6 PM since we were going to see Pat Matheney at the Wells Fargo Center. The service was painfully slow, the food was expensive and just was ok, nothing special and the ambiance is dated. Our asparagus salad was 7 tiny thin spears of asparagus with some bland cheese on top for $12. My pork chop was dry and the side dishes were overpowering and it ran $37. Others said that the duck was good. The waiter was handling 2 sections of the restaurant and we basically had to pour our own wine and rely on the busboy to handle our needs. Not the "special" dinner that we expected."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have dined here on several trips to Sonoma and hosted our son's rehearsal dinner here. The food and service and ambiance are always superb. The front room bar has its own different energy which is fun, and isolated enough from the dining rooms not to interfere with the intimate nature of the dinner experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Had dinner at John Ash & Co. Beautiful setting. Great wine list. Limited menu but excellent food. Price was,reasonable considering it is Zagat rated and in the,heart of Sonoma."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had a dinner with my family and could not wish anything better than the food and service we received at John Ash. Everything was delicious, the service and atmosphere were impeccable. We had great time. I wish I could dine there again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We have dined at John Ash & Co. a number of times, and each time is a wonderful experience! The food and service are always top notch!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic. Thomas the chef once again prepared excellent meals and the presentation was beyond expectation. We will return many times. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We both share Birthdays (same week) and celebrated at John Ash. It was incredible. The food was fantastic, the Staff was very attentive and the Chef went all out. It was a truly memorable celebration. Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "One of our favorite restaurants in the US. Visit every time we are in California. Food presentation and preparation is wonderful. The four of us all had different dinners; all we fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A delicious romantic dinner! Great wine options. Waiter was friendly and knowledgable. The duck was the best my foodie husband had ever enjoyed. My veal Pasta was to die for."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It was tricky finding something open for the Fourth, but they were able to get our party of four in no problem. The waitstaff was attentive and very helpful in answering all our questions and in making sure we were as comfortable as possible. The outdoor seating area was bright and airy--beautiful! The food was well prepared--no gastronomic masterpieces but good food. We were not disappointed. The most impressive parts of the meal were the tidbits provided by the chef as we waited. They were impressive and I would have liked to see more along their lines on the menu."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We received a gift certificate 2 years ago.I am sorry we waited so long to use it. It was our anniversary and wanted a very special experience. We got that and more! Outstanding! Many thanks to my niece and nephew for their amazing gift! Love you both."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and found everything to be perfect: food, wine, service. The ambiance fit the occasion beautifully. We love to dine at John Ash."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very nice evening--great food with imagination, good service and a beautiful location."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Another outstanding dinner meal at John Ash. Service was great and food outstanding"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I spent her birthday at the Vintner's Inn. John Ash and Co was on the same property. We had heard about the inn and the restaurant from friends. The service was great, not over bearing but attentive enough. We both loved our meal and the dessert. We plan on returning, hopefully, before my wife's next birthday."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food was good not great. The ambiance was excellent. The cost was excessive given the quality of the meal. There are better choices in Sonoma County,"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We've been eating at John Ash, off and on, for something like 30 years. We have had some fabulous meals there but sometimes its a complete bust. That was our most recent experience. When you eat at the pizza shack and you get a mediocre meal you say "Oh well" When you drop $300+ on a meal for four you expect something pretty nice and that didn't happen. We ordered three different entrees; two steaks, one lamb "mixed plate" and a pheasant special. Not one of the entrees was above the quality you would expect from the Sizzler or Applebees. There are so many nice restaurants in the area I'm not sure we will ever go back. The environment is nice but when paying $3.25 for a cup of coffee I expect to at least be offered a refill."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The cheese board was fantastic! I had ordered the Lamb, delicious does not even describe it. Make sure you order the lamb sweetbreads to accompany the dish."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the food and setting against the vineyards. Great and accommodating staff."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent. We shared the BLT crab starter and was not to sure what to expect, but let's just say, do not skip! I had the pork special with a gnocchi like pasta. Would definitely get again. My wife had the halibut (which of course she graciously gave me a taste). Another winner! The only thing would have been a little longer cook time on the carrots. They where a little raw. Even with that said, they were very fresh. We skipped on desert (plenty full from main course). This was the perfect place for our romantic dinner."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Made a reservation thru open table the day of our dinner. Excellent friendly staff. food was outstanding, as it has been on previous occasions. Nice quiet indoor table with a full view of the outdoor seating and patio. I would highly recommend this venue a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you're ever in the Santa Rosa area, this is THE place to dine. Located at the Vintners Inn and situated within the vineyards, this is one of our favorite places to dine. The menu is always changing and features hyper-fresh produce. The dishes are always inventive, but comforting, and the service is top-notch. Fantastic wine list, too! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "John Ash does not disappoint but unfortunately, it also does not excite. The service and ambience are consistently good and reliable. The food is not bad but it is not on the same level as Dry Creek Kitchen, Farmhouse Inn or Monti's."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. The little extras were a real treat. We loved it. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The atmosphere and views were worth the visit. The food was very good and the servers were very attentive and helpful with menu and wine choices. Its a little pricey, but I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a memorable experience."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here and we were also celebrating or anniversary. The dining room is lovely we had a cozy booth in the corner. The food was excellent . Service was attentive without being imposing We will be back"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I want to like ths place.....John Ash amazing....but the night we were there( a party of 6)....asked and asked for water , wine glasses.( we brought our own 3 different), bread....and food( we had theatre at 10PM.)...served at 9:30pm.....they can do better....I will give this another try and then I am done. Every one was nice....just not OK.....I hope Jon Ash is listening.....food is terrific...the other stuff really BAD"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I was treating some friends for helping me with a move to CA and wanted it to be special. It was a perfect treat for them. They loved John Ashe; it was their first time there and they plan to use it for special occasions for family and friends."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I am convinced that Mother's Day is just not a good day to dine out. We were seated at a very awkward table next to a wall and we had light fixtures literally on top of our heads. The service was less than stellar. The food was of average quality and the delivery was very very slow with no apologies for the long wait for our entrees. There was a wedding party in the back room and I can only guess that that threw off the timing in the kitchen. I would surely not recommend this restaurant. We would have been better off to have our dinner in the bar area."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a large table next to us so service got lost a few times, but the bussers did a good job of trying to fill in. Some of the food was high-end but my frittata was barely Denny's quality. The location and ambiance make it worth it though, we had a lovely Mother's Day overall. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Did not like anything we ordered. The food was too oily and really low quality. They even manage to ruin a simple broccoli. It was 50 degrees outside and they got us a table in that was almost outside and we freeze all evening. For the money they charge, I was expecting way better in every sense. I would never ever recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My sister and i took our mother here Saturday night to celebrate Mother's Day. It was the perfect place as we are all fans of good food, service, and atmosphere. We enjoy celebrating special occasions here. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Outstanding place for special occasions! My real score would be 4.5 stars and the main complaint is about price vs. meal execution and portion size. It's certainly worth going if you can afford it, though. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Came here for my brother's college graduation. We stayed at the hotel and had an all-around great experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014