John Ash & Co.

4.7
3603 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 3603 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcarrie
San Diego
97 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined three nights straight.... staff is delightful ... food wonderful.... thank you

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vipCindyC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list includes a great Kosta Browne chardonnay. The cosmos are perfect.
The chicken under a brick and the short ribs were both excellent; well seasoned, moist, tender, delicious. We have already made reservations to dine there again in two weeks.

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NOMI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here and will be back. From the drinks to dessert, everything was delicious, thoughtfully prepared and expertly executed

JM
vipJustMe
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful place. The outdoor dining was set up nicely. Attentive service and great food.

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SandraK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Definitely the John Ash of old times, but mostly due to Covid. Some of the little niceties have been eliminated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good and the service was a little slow. The restaurant has a large space that qualifies for outdoor dining. Plus there is tent adjacent to the patio for additional diners. Tables are at least 6 feet apart. This patio is really a large room with a ceiling and windows that can be opened to qualify for Covid outdoor dining. We were there on a Thursday night and almost every table was being used. A party of 6 people were seated at least six feet from us. They happened to know the party of four seated next to them. So this party of ten were talking very loud and laughing boisterously. For my wife and myself, we felt this was a high risk area for Covid droplets. I shared our concerns with our waiter and he talked to manager. All they could do is offer us a table in the tent annex. We politely said thank you and asked them box up our entrees. They took cocktail charges off our bill. We paid the check and tipped the waiter 25%. We love their food and drinks, but we will not be returning until we are vaccinated.

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vipDanarae
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a 2 night get away in Healdburg and had dinner at John Ash one of the nights. What a nice surprise!! A beautiful restaurant! So many areas to eat and enjoy. I can’t wait for indoor dining so I can experience that also. Sitting out on the patio looking at the vineyards staying warm by a heater enjoying delicious cocktails and food was awesome!! A perfect addition to our trip.

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StaceyN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant that is always exceptional and excellent! Amazing fine dining, service, ambiance, and all of our special celebrations. The vineyard scenery and outdoor patio seating is gorgeous! Highly recommend this restaurant. Beautiful grounds!

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ReneeS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our date night out at John Ash & Co. Their Parker House rolls were absolutely delicious, so make sure you add an order of those to whatever else you decide to have as an appetizer or with your meal. The brick chicken and wiener schnitzel were also excellent. We finished the evening off with the gelato trio. The server was attentive all the way through the meal and the ambiance was perfect for the first time we've really been able to dine out in almost a year.

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KateL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience! Service is 5+, our server Alan is the best! It was our anniversary and he made it special.

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LDBII194850
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great dining experience with J.A. Had to east in the patio (per regs) but heaters kept it fairly comfortable. Had our favorite waiter as we requested.

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heatherf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the outdoor dining has a nice view. Very happy with everything.

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CHARLESG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable and comfortable evening. The service and food were top notch!

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PrestonS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be outside with wonderful food and beautiful gardens with great friends.

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vipTLASonoma
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed. Dinner was terrific and wait staff very professional.

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pamelaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was overlooking the vineyards and the sun was casting a warm glow, it doesn’t get much better than this!

Our cocktails, meals and the service is always perfect!

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Leon
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like a broken record here....but we are never disappointed. Food, ambience, staff, facility.....we are so fortunate to have such an establishment in our neighborhood...we couldn't be happier that JA is open again....you were truly missed by us!

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seh4fredom
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great that we were able to time the reopening! We had a great meal and dinning experience! Always first class! Thanks again to everyone!

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vipredredwine
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, good service, great ambiance, and consistently great.

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Steve
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sonoma Onion soup made entirely with local ingredients and the wiener schnitzel, both great choices. The service was attentive and courteous, the food well prepared and favorful

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Leon
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy John Ash & Co. is open....and, boy, they have really thought of us customers....more heaters, an amazing new bar tent, even with chandeliers, and lots of fun fire pits for more heat and ambiance! As usual, yummy food and great friendly service. Heading back this week! Kudos to the entire staff......you rock!

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vipAmeV
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat! We were so happy to be there the first evening they were open again...

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classicnorthbaydiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local spot as always

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vipTonyLover
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely dining experience for our last date night in a while due to lockdown ordinances now in place. Our server, Katie was a sheer delight and extremely attentive. The cocktails were on point and our meals were impeccable— so tasty and beautifully plated. Looking forward to when we can return!

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JanaC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner for my daughter. Even with COVID restrictions the experience was amazing. Service was spot on the food superior. We were fortunate to have made it in the last night before the shut down and so glad it worked out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful! The outside patio and pergola was also very nice and romantic. The food was excellent but very small
Portions.. I did not realize I would be getting 3 scallops for $40 and no side . The food was great no complaints other then portions

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LizV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday happy hour

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend John Ash for special occasions or just a quick bite. We were seated next to an outdoor fire and well separated from the few other diners.

We were also there on the next to last day before the COVID-19 county order to close restaurants again. This is such a hard time for all of us, but especially those losing jobs right now. Support your local restaurants as much as you can!

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pamelaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been disappointed by a meal, cocktail or the service! The service is always outstanding!

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vipPendolino
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Short rib presentation was very good and meat was tender and delicious. Chicken cordon blu was a back to the future dish and also excellent. Tried to make the best of the covid restrictions, but open window next to food cooled things down pretty rapidly. Not their fault.

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vipDonaU
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!!

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pamelaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been disappointed by any meal. The cocktails are outstanding and the desserts are always a treat!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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PattyC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We always go to John Ash for Happy Hour, unfortunately, this time the service was a little off.

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KFletcher
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Not impressed with the food--very expensive for very little with no vegetables. Everything is a separate cost, even bread and salad! So $80 for the two of us for just a plate with a tiny portion of meat and some carbs. My chicken was dry and the Spätzle unimpressive--mine are better! We had a gift card, but I would not recommend this otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful! Making the best of outdoor dining in the cold winter months during Covid. Food and drink is always great but tonight the server was exceptional! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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JudyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for an upscale experience to celebrate special occasions

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MichelleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!! Thank you

FAQs

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

John Ash & Co. is rated 4.7 stars by 3603 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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