John Ash & Co.
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pan Seared Diver Scallops
Beauregard yam purée, cipollini onions, arugula, estate saba, chili butter
Braised Boneless Prime Beef Short Ribs Braciole
panko, pine nut, egg and parmesan-topping, Journeyman pancetta, sautéed Bloomsdale spinach, soft Front Porch Farm's red floriani polenta
Asian slaw, peanuts, Thai basil dipping sauce
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.
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.
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!
Loved the ambience and had a great time for my birthday!
A lovely evening with good friends enjoying great food in a beautiful setting.
Amazing food! We had a lovely dinner for our first anniversary. The pot stickers, ahi tartare, short ribs and scallops were exceptional.
Very enjoyable evening. Food was excellent as well as service. No complaints and would return.
This restaurant continues to be one of the great pleasures of living in Sonoma County. Great food, great atmosphere.
Good food and service…
We’ll be back!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Great place. Really nice people. Excellent food. Amazing value.
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!!!
we were very happy with our leisure dinner it was very quiet and great service.
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.
Lovely restaurant with great ambiance, impeccable service and our meals were superb.
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.
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.
Another very satisfying anniversary dinner. Complete with extra yum!
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!
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.
Poor hostess front door service!! Price was high for quality and ambience was dated. Very nice waiter and quite efficient !!
Consider hiring people with a functioning brain at check-in. The two young women on staff were utterly inept.
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
Great restaurant. Amazing service!
Anniversary dinner was excellent.
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.
Little noisy and hostess didn’t follow the comments I asked for in the reservation.
Great food and service was awesome. Great patio seating.
Excellent food, pot stickers were fantastic, the lovely setting, we all six had different dishes and all loved them. Especially portobello.
Good food and service
The food service and wine was amazing. We sat outside and had a garden and vineyard view; it was perfect!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary. They gave us a little dessert which was so nice of them. Great service and tables set up with lots of ventilation. I was comfortable and they had heaters if I was uncomfortable they could turn them on.
Gayle, we are so happy to have made your special night a memorable one! We highly appreciate your feedback, and we look forward in welcoming you back to John Ash & Co. to celebrate everything once again soon! Happy Hour is in full effect Weds-Sunday 3-5 in the Front Room Bar & Lounge! Cheers! The Team at John Ash & Co.
We are vegetarian and the food was better than we had antcoated.
Ankur, so happy you enjoyed our vegetarian dishes as we like to have a little something for everyone! P.S. our chefs pride themselves in sourcing local, so local a large amount comes from our culinary gardens on property! WOWZA! We look forward in welcoming you back soon, Cheers! The team at John Ash & Co.
Amazing food with great ambiance. Enjoyed our 35th wedding anniversary there.
Michael, we are so happy you were able to celebrate with us on your special night!, we'll look forward in welcoming you back soon! Cheers! The team at John Ash & Co. #CelebrateEverything
Six of us celebrated a birthday here on a Saturday night. We were seated outside but under a canopy. Our server was very good and we very much enjoyed talking to him.
The food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for the evening.
The wine selection here is outstanding and offers something for everyone’s preference.
The Copain Pinot Noir was among the best we have ever had.
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 3837 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.