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John Ash & Co.

4.6
4.6
4089 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 527-7687

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Schmidt

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Cross street

    River Rd. and Hwy 101

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking is available steps away from our front door and is complimentary.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,089 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Special Occasion

  • Wine Country

    Californian

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  1. a

    adrian

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We are local and have eaten at JA several times. It has the ambiance of a high-end place and visitors like it. Service is attentive. This time I had the lentil and rice cakes. On the plus side, the dish was nice and moist. However, it was entirely under seasoned and, therefore, rather bland. The "garden greens" with which it was served were chewy and bitter. On previous visit I had the mushroom Wellington. This turned out to be chunks of tasty well seasoned portobello wrapped in phyllo pastry. Unfortunately, the pastry had a soggy, semi-cooked bottom -- not surprising as phyllo needs dry heat and mushrooms release water when cooked. JA&Co is expensive and, frankly, I wouldn't expect these kinds of errors in food planning. On the plus side, my companion's sea bass was cooked to perfection.
  2. R

    Raffa

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner, inside. Although we asked for outside, we were happily in a room with very few other diners. The food was terrific. Will come again if we find ourselves in this location.
  3. JB

    JoelB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pictures depict what the occasion was, and how the food was presented. No leftovers; we ate everything in one sitting. The weather was perfect too for a Terrace dinner.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night for a lovely dinner. Had a "skanky" martini (my term for ultra dirty) and the portobello wellington. My friend had the prawns and scallops. We both truly enjoyed our dinners. Definitely a place I would return to. Service was spot on. Absolutely no complaints.
  5. BL

    BlaiseLo

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Ash delivers again! The food, service, ambience were all phenomenal. They have a great wine list and our server Monica was on top pf the service. It was a beautiful evening out on the patio, surrounded by vineyards and well-maintained landscaping! Blaise Lo
  6. DS

    DanielS

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    We arrived at 5:48pm for a 6pm reservation and were told they would seat us at 6. I would understand if the restaurant was busy but it was basically empty and there was no real reason to delay seating us other than showing that they were in control. We would have left if it wasn’t a special place for two in our party. The food was good and the drinks were ok.
  7. MR

    MystiR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our overall experience was really good. We arrived a few minutes early and the hostess was a bit rude about it. We gladly grabbed a seat at the bar and a glass of wine while we waited for our table. The atmosphere was gorgeous and our server was fantastic! We truly enjoyed the chef tasting menu although my steak was a little over cooked (I work in the beef industry so I can be a bit judgmental about this) it had a great flavor. We loved all the other courses and the wines paired beautifully. We would definitely eat here again.
  8. DT

    DavidT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Food and setting were exceptional. We were disappointed in the host. we arrived 30 minutes early for a 6:45pm reservation. When checking in, we mentioned we were early and would be happy to be seated early or sit at the bar. The hostess told us to go to the bar. When sitting in the bar room, we noticed empty tables in the patio where we requested seating. Not a big deal but worth mentioning. After a half hour, no one was advising that we would be seated soon so I checked with the hostess. She was somewhat aloof and stated that when we closed out the bar tab she could seat us. We distinctly got the feeling that had we not checked in. no one would of called on us or directed us to dinner. After being seated, we placed our order immediately. We share shared a salad that was superb and came fairly quickly. Wine was also provided quickly. But the main course took over am hour. It was close to 8:00pm before we were served. Very disappointing. The waitress was nice and accommodating, howver, we felt the wait was a major inconvenience and took away from what could of been a very nice evening.
  9. B

    Bugzmimi

    Baja California

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Server nice enough, just had no sense of urgency or John Ash style sophistication. Double-stuffed potato with the filet looked like it was pre-baked-all dried out on top, and the medium-rare to medium steak was rare. Not John Ash standard, again. Scallops and Prawns were just ok, while our friend really liked the lamb. Other friend really liked the brick chicken. For this price-point everything should be fantastic. It wasn't this time. Will go back since we're locals, and give one more chance, but after that if it's not stellar, we'll not return.
  10. C

    Carl

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duck confit, lamb & halibut was wonderful! One of our favorite restaurants to take family/friends for special occasions.
  11. GA

    GordonA

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Ash is always a destination for us if we are in the Santa Rosa, Sonoma wine area. The ambience is great for an anniversary or birthday or other occasion, the food is delicious. Stay at the Vintners Inn and walk the garden paths to the restaurant. Also, the bar and appetizer is an option for a less formal evening.
  12. WI

    WillI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Ash & Co. never disappoints! The food was excellent and the service was on point.
  13. T

    Travelgal1

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner here was fabulous. As older people we don't eat as much so we spilt the salad which had fresh butter lettuce with strawberries and pistachios. A true delight. We each had the prawn dinner - again a wonderful dish. The size of the prawns were amazing and we each had 5. They sat on a polenta like cake. The sauce and all of its ingredients made for a delicious dinner.
  14. GL

    GregL

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This restaurant is quite large, and is part of a hotel property. It definitely does not have the chef owned or local vibe. That said, the food is prepared nicely. We did a four course menu with wine pairings. No one introduced the wines, which was disappointing. None were that memorable; I’d recommend ordering a bottle or bringing your own. Not that special. I’d try a more local place. Greg
  15. AS

    AshleyS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, beautiful property. A must try
  16. CC

    ChenC

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Restaurant in a vineyard at Santa Rasa, You will love it.
  17. RM

    RosemaryM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have eaten at John Ash a few times. Does not disappoint
  18. JR

    JohnR

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service food and ambiance
  19. RK

    RoseK

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food, great waitress. We enjoyed our time with our out of town friends.
  20. g

    glutenfree

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My Ahi tuna pike was incredible, but our dinners were overcooked, actually pretty badly. That was compensated to some extent by Josh, our server, who gave his usual excellent performance. We'll be back. We like you folks!
  21. N

    Nickadoodle

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    So disappointing for an anniversary dinner. We both had calamari as a starter which was good. I ordered a New York steak that was suppose to have a Demi glacé I got two pieces of steak artfully places on my plate which was just a little larger than two pieces of stew meat. It was tender but so salty. The eggplant vegetable was tasteless. My husband had the special of the night which was grilled swordfish which he said was tasteless as well. But he ate it. I sent mine back. They offered to make me something else but by then I just ate the rolls. They were kind enough to comp my meal but not what I expected from a John Ash experience.
  22. AR

    ArtR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked into the restaurant we were entranced. The hostess was very gracious and was actually able to seat us earlier. The table we had was perfect, in an indoor outdoor setting right next to grapevines. The service was excellent and attentive and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I recommend John Ash And Company and look forward to a return visit.
  23. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I went for dinner before a show at the LBC. We had great seats by a window overlooking the vineyards. We had hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and desert. The rack of lamb was the best I have ever had! The service was outstanding.
  24. PK

    PaulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service! Only gripe was the A/C was set low, pretty cold under the vents
  25. GB

    GaryB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We dined outside - warm evening but with shade with slight breeze was quite comfortable and without COVID fears. Special "Fig salad starter was outstanding. Sea Bass excellent. Side order of Broccoli was disappointing - taste - ok but way too skimpy. We've been to John Ash on our special occasions but was first for our friends. They will also be back. Celebrated the wives birthdays and the complimentary dessert was special for them. We husbands appreciated the server providing extra spoons for our sampling.
  26. LA

    LouisAnnZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Outstanding staff! Food we ordered tasted fresh and delicious! Definitely a great place to celebrate any occasion/ event! My husband gave me a thumbs up on this reservation for our 13th anniversary.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This was a special occasion dinner to celebrate my moms 75th birthday. The meal was just fair. Champagne clearly opened the night before was flat. Food was mixed- burrata appetizer was delicious as was the pasta. Sea bass was ok but the scallops were awful and served lukewarm. Overall, did not meet expectations.
  28. O

    Ozymandias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, beautiful ambience, great service, food was very good, but I am not used to really fancy food, so it was a bit strange to my plebeian tastebuds...
  29. J

    Jade

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious. Creative menu. Ambiance is lovely. Service is excellent!! Looking forward to coming back.
  30. JW

    JiminWA

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with amazing service.
  31. JU

    JaneU

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday with out of town friends. Everyone loved their starter, entree and dessert. Attentive staff and although they didn’t rush us, they promptly brought the courses when we were ready.
  32. LN

    LeahN

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere ! The restaurant and hotel grounds were lush and beautiful!! The food was amazing. I had a lamb special and my husband had the blackened scallops. We had a fig with stuffed goat cheese salad which was excellent
  33. AM

    AnnieM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious...service great and accommodating..ambiance was very nice...great wine choices.
  34. D

    Diane

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Ash consistently serves dishes that pop with flavor! Excellent service and stellar dishes create a wonderful dining experience.
  35. H

    Hawaiimei

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent service, nice ambiance. Everything was great when we celebrated a birthday. Highly recommended.
  36. RC

    RobC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I set up a "Night Out" for two new parents who left our new grandson with us for the night. They had a great experience, loved the food, loved the setting, had a great waiter who showed them how to get the pictures of their new baby on their iPhone, and came home fully fed and happy. They raved about the oysters and couldn't stop talking about the waiter who was also a new grandparent. Thank you for giving them a memorable night out...
  37. i

    iamfinicky

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting, the staff, the menu and the food were superb! We were a group of 7 and each of us raved about our dinner - lamb, sea bass, steak, shrimp, scallops and pasta. The cocktails, wine and desserts were also much enjoyed.
  38. CH

    ChubbyHappyFoodie

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting in the vineyard. Excellent food and service. Lovely live music from a wedding behind the trees. Perfect Friday night dinner.
  39. P

    Princess

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff was wonderful with impeccable service. Our four dinners were over the top delicious with beautiful plating. The ambiance, decor is wine country gorgeous. We've eaten here numerous times and it never disappoints.
  40. SH

    ScottH

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot in an old house. The food was creative & tasty.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

John Ash & Co. is rated 4.6 stars by 4089 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for John Ash & Co.

4330 Barnes Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    River Rd. and Hwy 101

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Rosa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of parking is available steps away from our front door and is complimentary.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thomas Schmidt

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 527-7687

  • 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

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