John Ash & Co.

4.5
3838 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Nestled next to Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa, John Ash & Co. was the first Sonoma County restaurant to introduce the concept of cooking with seasonal, locally sourced foods and produce while pairing exceptional recipes with wines from the region.

Today, John Ash & Co. remains an icon for a romantic, fine dining restaurant with Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt continuing the standards of cooking excellence enjoyed by locals and guests alike. Chef Tom’s extensive wine knowledge provides the perfect foundation for creating innovative recipes that complement the restaurant’s extensive, award-winning wine list.

And because Chef Tom and his staff believe in making exceptional food and wine fun and approachable, even those who are new to choosing wines will feel right at home. Join us for dinner at our Santa Rosa restaurant and experience wine country dining at its best.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3838 people are saying
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William
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dinner was for an Anniversary. The Best, Bar None!

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SteveF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers, entrees, desserts were all outstanding. Very attentive wait staff. Tables were socially distanced. Beautiful outdoor setting for dinner.

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vipBrianA
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except the dessert menu- there were only three items on the dessert menu and the choices were very poor- there were four of us in our party and we always get dessert but everyone agreed that they had never seen such a poor selection of weird desserts

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AngieG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was amazing , will definitely be going back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu selection was lacking but the food that was offered was cooked to perfection. They were also out of some of the wine and beer selections on the menu.

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Jeanne
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance with excellent service. It’s a great spot for a special occasion. Very expensive, and my short ribs were dry. Great cocktails and desserts.

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Visitor
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor seating is great! The food was amazing! The waiter seemed a bit over-taxed but this may be because we were all so spread out. We love the fire pits that could be moved even closer as it got cooler. We can't wait to return!

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NathanM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience and had a great time for my birthday!

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vipJohnD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with good friends enjoying great food in a beautiful setting.

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Melanie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We had a lovely dinner for our first anniversary. The pot stickers, ahi tartare, short ribs and scallops were exceptional.

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vipJoelA
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Food was excellent as well as service. No complaints and would return.

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vipeagereater
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant continues to be one of the great pleasures of living in Sonoma County. Great food, great atmosphere.

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Rico
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Good food and service…

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back!

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WineLover2
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food. The service was also very good with proper timing of all parts of the meal including the pouring of the wine. This dinner was for my wife's birthday and it was great. Highly recommended.

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vipLidosailor
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely place to eat. It has everything one would want. Outstanding food, staff and ambience. One can eat indoors, at the bar, semi outdoors and on the grass. It is a smart casual dress place. All my guests raved about the seafood dishes they had. My short rib dish was outstanding. The desserts are wonderful. This is a class A restaurant for business, friends or just a romantic night out. Cannot go wrong here.

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vipCarl
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Baked oyster & pork & beef potstickers are yummy. The prime rib beef boneless dinner was delicious, so was the scallops & shrimp! Perfect cocktails & expansive wine list. This is my favorite restaurant in Santa Rosa!

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Hank
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the patio and couldn't have been more comfortable. The service was more than expected and the food was over the top in flavor, temperature, presentation and satisfaction. We cannot wait to have this experience again.

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Emmel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had an outdoor table with lots of distance from neighboring tables which was appreciated in this age of COVID. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We ordered the calamari appetizer which was very good, though we would have appreciated more than the spoonful of Asian slaw that came with it. My husband ordered the scallops and prawns which were delicious, but there were only 2 scallops and 3 prawns so it wasn't much food. I had the bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin which was a very good dish with a good quantity of potatoes and green beans and grilled peaches which were a great accompaniment for the pork. The only downside was that the potatoes were burned and blackened which I don't like. For dessert we had the strawberry rhubarb vanilla cheesecake which was very good. Our waiter surprised us with a complimentary dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary, which was a cute tiny creme brulee with hazelnut biscotti and strawberries. Overall it was a very enjoyable meal.

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Rebecca
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made the reservation for a family dinner. we were seated outdoor as requested and it was a table next to the vineyard, which was terrific! Nice view and very quiet. I believe they also have plenty of indoor seating, which can be a better choice if the weather gets too hot. The waiter was very friendly. They have a large selection of local wine and we ordered zinfandel and a cocktail. Food was good. We ordered the pasta, portabella wellington, and steak with Ratatouille. Would come again!

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MichaelB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Really nice people. Excellent food. Amazing value.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with the ambiance, service and food quality. My daughter and I planned a holiday getaway and dinner at John Ash was superb. We dined al fresco on a warm summer evening, our server - Alan was pleasant, informative and incredibly friendly. Definitely would return to dine here again!!!

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rhondar
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we were very happy with our leisure dinner it was very quiet and great service.

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vipTDavis
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John Ash never disappoints! The food and service is always very refined. The menu items are innovative and use fresh local ingredients when possible. The dining room and bar area offer a very nice atmosphere that could be romantic or great to get together with friends and family.

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Susan
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great ambiance, impeccable service and our meals were superb.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were received graciously and immediately led to our table even though we were 10 min early. The service was helpful and friendly without being overbearing. The food was delicious. We were treated like valued guests throughout.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MJJART
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Hostess barely made eye contact. The food was ok but way over priced for what you get. Waiter was attentive but not super welcoming. The ambiance was prob the best aspect of the dinner. Won’t go back. It wasn’t the special meal we were hoping for in a milestone anniversary.

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vipRichardM
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Another very satisfying anniversary dinner. Complete with extra yum!

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SalvadorO
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dinning experiences I have had. The food was fresh and exquisite, and the service was excellent. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!

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ohbarb
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had forgotten my scarf and the restaurant kindly called my home and my husband called me and I was able to turn around only a couple blocks away. THANK YOU STAFF. I had also forgotten my leftovers (half of my savor-every-bite pork loin), that went unnoticed till i was most of the way home. I am missing it today.
Excellent all around.

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MaryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Poor hostess front door service!! Price was high for quality and ambience was dated. Very nice waiter and quite efficient !!

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vipelle
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Consider hiring people with a functioning brain at check-in. The two young women on staff were utterly inept.

John Ash & Co.
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Elle, thanks so much for your recent feedback. Happy to see you had a great dining experience with us, given the 4star review. We apologize for the mishaps of what may have transpired during your check in with our young bright ladies' at the host stand. We continue to work on trainings with our staff to exceed guests expectations, we hope your next welcoming is to par. If you would like to discuss further please feel free to reach me at the restaurant. Christopher Dining Services Manager

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Amazing service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner was excellent.

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vipDianeandJim
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday with two other friends. The restaurant offered a gift of $50 for me, which shared with our friends. We also received a special birthday treat of a simple complimentary dessert. Nice to have restaurants open again, and they are careful with seating and the health restrictions now.

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RyanB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Little noisy and hostess didn’t follow the comments I asked for in the reservation.

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vipExcleentMeal
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was awesome. Great patio seating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, pot stickers were fantastic, the lovely setting, we all six had different dishes and all loved them. Especially portobello.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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AnneM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service and wine was amazing. We sat outside and had a garden and vineyard view; it was perfect!

FAQs

John Ash & Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 527-7687.

John Ash & Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 3838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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