John Ash & Co.

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$31 to $50
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Californian
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.***
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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our second wedding anniversary! This was such a treat! Everything was just what I wanted. They sat us in a beautiful room with glass doors. The view was stunning and dining room was elegant. I was very pleased with the service and the hospitality—full disclosure, I’m not always easy to please. They were wonderful! The food was amazing. Everything was to die for! I couldn’t have been more happy. Then to top it off, before the cheese and dessert course that we ordered, they brought a special anniversary treat—mini creme brûlée. What a treat the entire evening was!

k
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the quiet. Service was great and not chatty! Very pretty and very classic.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Family visiting

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, Our reservation was for later but they got us in faster and better view,great food

OW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quintessential John Ash. Another wonderful evening!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The owners want to position this place as a high level restaurant. What we noticed is that it misses the main principles - good service, good food, and then good prices. The food was mediocre at best. The price level is definitely way higher than it should for the service and meal provided. First we were seated in the way that passing by people would almost hit the table. Service was very slow (took them about 7 minutes to offer water). The food is not good. Would not recommend this place to others.

OD
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are just so lucky to have such a quality resort, and a fabulous restaurant in our sweet Santa Rosa. This is one of our regular spots, as well as the place we celebrate everything and take company. The restaurant is beautiful, with their own garden and literally in front of a vineyard. It feels like a place you have been before and somewhere you don't want to leave. This is a take-your-time kind of dining experience.
This time we just needed some reprieve from all the stress of the week, so we decided to treat ourselves to a little John Ash & Co.
We arrived, and were enthusiastically greeted by the hostess with an authentic, welcoming smile.
We sat inside as a result of the air quality from the fires, and were seated at a lovely corner table.
Josh, our wonderful server promptly checked in and we started with one of their specialty cocktails, Top Manhattans-they were perfect!
Amuse bouche was presented, bread served, and we can never pass up the oysters here: they are Always fresh, buttery, and delicious. Next, we had salads: I always get the roasted beet salad with vegan cheese that is amazing! My husband had the butter salad that melted in his mouth.
Next, our entrees of scallops and the vegan curry followed: both were delicious. The seafood here is consistently fresh and yummy.
Finally, we shared the cheesecake and a brandy.
This restaurant has a team of exemplary professional chefs, the pastry chef is creative without losing sight of how to make dessert worth waiting for!
Thank you John Ash & Co.

DL
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was outstanding but I was slightly disappointed in the food and the portions for the price. My wife ordered scallops and there were 3 on the plate, that's really not enough. I ordered the spare ribs and they were great and a little lacking on the amount.

r
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An outstanding dining experience. The room was beautiful, the service both friendly and attentive, and the food consistently inventive and flavorful. Recommend it highly!

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the nicest places in Sonoma County. My most recent visit was with out of town guests who really enjoyed the place and the food. The location is also a plus as it is central and a mere three minutes from Hwy 101...easy to find and ample parking in front of the restaurant. Magnificent covered outdoor dining area and very nice views throughout the place. Warm, comfortable, nice service and very good food.

D
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m away for work for a few months and my wife and I decided to have a “virtual date”. We both chose a nice restaurant in our respective locations and we used FaceTime to make it feel like we were physically together. I explained my plan to the restaurant via the notes box on the OpenTable app and when I arrived, everything was just as I had requested! The food was great and the ambiance was amazing! Everyone was extremely nice and accommodating and they didn’t make me feel weird for my request. Special thanks to the hostess (didn’t get her name) and my waiter, Josh!

t
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this has been my all time favorite for special occasions for over 20 years. was there celebrating my 61st bday! fun and wonderful night!!

GE
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, olive crusted swordfish was so very good. Beef carpaccio was also excellent.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and decided to wait In the bar and enjoy a cocktail and apps. The service was fabulous and my vodka gimlet was the best. The bartender says the lemon drop is their signature drink and that too was delicious. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner. We enjoyed a rib eye and veal, wedge salad, lobster bisque, cheesecake all were excellent. Thanks for a great birthday diner celebration for my husband.

GS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The presentation of the food needs more attention. The dish ware is old and outdated. Hard to enjoy a meal when the plate is too small and crowded and food spilling over.

DA
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancé and I loved everything about this restaurant. The food was amazing! I ordered the Beef Fillet and 3 scallops, I received the beef fillet that was cooked medium rare as requested but super charred on the bottom and 3 prawns. The waiter quickly went back and replaced the prawns with scallops and I was fine eating the steak as is. My Fiancé ordered the Brick Chicken and we both loved it! The sides were all delicious! Will highly recommend to any one dining in the Santa Rosa area!

E
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was well prepared and served with a bot of flair. A bid pricy but well worth the cost for a nice meal in a very nice restaurant.

LD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

John Ash is always a winner in our opinion. We can never find anything to complain about ) not that we want to) except; the noise level at times becomes overwhelming but usually only in the Front Room and this time in the dining room. Initially we failed to notice a table set for 10 people when we were seated next to it. Always a danger sign. Should have been asked to be seated far away from it. They lived up to 10 people making noise! The American way. Not John Ash's fault. We long for nice restaurants in Europe. People keep their voices down and everyone can hear each other which results in an enjoyable experience. J.A. Our favorite restaurant in Sonoma County.

WA
Chicago
196 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

John Ash offered a nice combination of delicious food, solid service and an impressive wine list. All of this combined for a very good, but perhaps short of exceptional, dining experience.

MJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and location.
We had a very nice evening

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food and service! We were pleasantly surprised based on other reviews.

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service and a beautiful view of the vineyard, definitely the place to go for a special occasion!

RI
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner
Food was excellent
A great way to spend our 30th wedding anniversary

MM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of eight had a wonderful evening at John Ash. Very good food, each dish was perfect. Our waiter was a real treasure and we thoroughly enjoyed his service. A very relaxed meal ina beautiful setting.

Thanks John Ash

o
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had cocktails in the bar before dinner. Mia Cara was delicous. For dinner we had the fig appetizer special - it was delicious, of course, figs and goat cheese couldn't be bad. The main course was shrimp and scallops - and it was great. Two of my favorite foods. We had a special dessert - carmel bread pudding for the table, and even though we were all full, we managed to finish it!

EL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

(I think my first may have not sent)

Beautiful setting, inspired food and great service!

s
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat at John Ash we know we will have an excellent dining experience. This time was no different. Always look forward to having a fantastic meal at John Ash.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose John Ash for our 5th Anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. From the beginning with hostess, Kayla, and our whisky sipper in the front room to amazing dessert and sparkling wine it was a very nice evening. We would definitely choose there for another celebration.

OD
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway, John Ash delivered excellent food, attentive and professional service by Josh and team. This is a great place to celebrate, whether a special occasion or just to celebrate life!

We started with oysters, then had a cheese plate-divine!
Fresh bread was regularly replenished, salads were perfectly prepared vegetables from their garden to meet a perfect cram to table experience.

Corn soup with lobster was simply divine, and the drinks were creative and delicious

John Ash Rocks

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate enough to have our favorite waiter Steve this evening. Everything was perfect. We’ll be back.

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect location to celebrate a double anniversary and a birthday. Food was delicious and staff was wonderful. Highly recommended for those special occasions or for any occasion 😊

OD
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the amuse bouche delight to the also complimentary chocolate truffles and everything in between, John Ash is always fabulous. We had oysters, cheese plate, chili rellenos, risotto, and the vegan beet salad: all were simply perfection on the palate.

DG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed excellent food and service by Josh. Very professional. Food was tasty and beautifully presented.

R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top class restaurant in an exclusive location. Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Each course is a surprise!

TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious entrees, great wine list and attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second time visiting your establishment. My husband enjoyed the speciality entree - a bone in prime rib - over all good although it was a little on the fatty side. I enjoyed the salmon. Unfortunately, it didn’t agree with me and I woke up 6 hours later running to the restroom where I spent most of early part of the morning.

It was somewhat annoying closing out our check, because our server nor the MOD didnt know how to properly process our Travelzoo voucher. It literally took us 45 minutes to finally leave after we finished dinner.

Overall, a nice experience but most likely won’t be returning. The food is ok and the ambiance is nice but definitely on the pricey side which is why we only can come when we have a Travelzoo voucher.

ED
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has been an all-time favorite and it never disappoints. It’s always an amazing culinary experience. If we didn’t live on the east coast we would visit John Ash & Co. every month.

JP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner spot for the start of our anniversary vacation. No regrets. Would definitely go back.

WW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food was terrific .everything was great"

R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner on Sunday night. The chef's tasting menu was wonderful and we enjoyed the wine parings. The service was exceptional and they checked with us to make sure they were not rushing us through the courses or the wine. We will definitely dine at John Ash & Co. again.

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