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John Ash & Co.

4.6
4.6
4136 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

9:00 PM


Booked 16 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 4,136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Special Occasion

  • Wine Country

    Californian

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  1. EH

    EricH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our celebration dinner was fantastic. Service was very attentive, and the meal was delicious. All and all a very nice experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Family dinner with my older parents. Rough start as we were seated in an outdoor area which was too cold for my mom. I had requested an indoor table so we moved. The hostess was annoyed by us. Table service was excellent and ambiance relaxed. Even though a Friday night not too loud which was nice. The food was good, but didn’t knock our socks off.
  3. l

    lesleyvan

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined early due to an early show. We were seated in a quiet spot with server giving us a selection of locations. Wait staff came by frequently without hovering. We had salad and wine followed by outstanding entrees: rack of lamb, New York steak, and pork tenderloin. The wait person was very helpful while ordering. The food was absolutely delicious! They brought a lovely complimentary dessert for our guest’s birthday. We also enjoyed the chocolate cherry brownies with vanilla gelato abd tge honey apple cake. We were on our way in our requested time frame. We definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion!
  4. SH

    SueH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Extremely disappointing. We paid the additional supplement for one crab cake that was exceptionally ordinary. The onion soup en croute had good flavor but chef must have gone home by this time because there is no way he would have allowed the gelatinous mess on top and inside which was supposed to be the crispy domed shell. It was embarrassing. My husband had the skirt steak which was okay I had the pork loin wrapped in bacon which was dry and tough. And just about everything on the dessert menu had cinnamon or ginger or a flourless chocolate cake / all heavy dense desserts there was nothing light on offer. So really it was $90 for a 2 course meal. I guess they got hit by the inability to hire seasoned staff. Our server had no knowledge of wines. She never asked us if we were enjoying the meal and when I essentially sent back half the crab cake and then almost the entire main course - I gather lots of other people were doing that because she didn’t bat an eyelid - it was normal??? All in all a very disappointing experience.
  5. JA

    JoelA

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Love this restaurant, have always enjoyed. Thanksgiving dinner was good but food was only warm. We’ve dined here numerous times and never had that problem and will continue to dine there.
  6. DB

    DeannaB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John Ash & Co. was the perfect venue for our Thanksgiving holiday dinner. We had out of town family visiting and everyone enjoyed their meal. The ambience and classy service was outstanding. Our table was near the fireplace…would definitely reserved again for a special occasion.
  7. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to dinner for our first date night since having our baby and John Ash definitely exceeded our expectations! Our server was very sweet and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was absolutely delicious. My husband had the special which was coffee-crusted rib eye and he loved it! The pork tenderloin was exquisite, especially combined with the grits. Perfect date night ended with the dessert special, the chocolate mousse! We’ll definitely go back for another date night!
  8. s

    sweetie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at John Ash for our anniversary for many years now and it never disappoints! Thank you for all that you do!
  9. m

    michaela

    New Orleans

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always. The brick chicken is a sure bet. Josh is one of the most professional servers we have ever had.
  10. BJ

    BrieJean

    Austin

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Pros: Attentive, warm service, delicious dishes, and a kitchen that doesn't mind accommodating dietary restrictions. Cons: The by the bottle wine list is fine, but nothing special, and the by the glass list is just plain weak. Every square inch of the interior is comically outdated. Maybe that's an intentional strategy for lowering your expectations so you're delighted by how tasty the food is?
  11. JS

    JonathanS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice treatment on my birthday! I wish the menu had been a little more diverse— it seemed to be an early-week subset of the menu I saw online.
  12. LC

    LuisC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed the bar and the restaurant. The service was very good and the food was excellent.
  13. SW

    SharonW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the exception of the twice baked potato (a little disappointing), the meal was perfection.
  14. S

    Sharon28

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the chef’s menu and really enjoyed the selections. They cook with fresh ingredients, mostly from their own culinary garden, which we had walked through and enjoyed earlier in the day!
  15. VS

    VictoriaS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for dinner. Loved the food, the quiet environment, and the service. Will definitely return back!
  16. AC

    AlasCon

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Lovely setting, we’ve been here many times, especially the Front Room and River Vine Café. The main restaurant has a superb setting, offering a special atmosphere for a dinner, but I think the food quality isn’t on par with the setting, and overpriced to boot. So, a meh meal at too high a cost but in a fantastic location.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Our server was fantastic. Prices a bit extreme for the level of quality. I thought at times I would prefer smaller portion for less cost.
  18. ML

    MichaeleneL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annie r waitress was awesome
  19. D

    Diamondjim

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal choices for fall menu where fantastic. The meal was prepared to perfection and perfection and presentation was great. The ambiance is great at John Ash and relaxating. Our waiter was great and very warm with hospitality and making us welcome. The back waiter was great also. We have never been disappointed with John Ash restaurant experiences. Cheers to all the staff.
  20. L

    Leon

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE best place every..delicious food, amazing atmosphere, friendly professional staff.
  21. S

    Suesy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent wait staff
  22. RG

    RajeevG

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great restaurant in a great location. Oozes classiness with is decor, low lighting and fine dining menu. Set in a vineyard, it makes you feel right inside wine country. Menu has reasonable choices, though not very numerous (they could add more vegetarian / vegan options). Food and wine quality was quite good. Service was reasonable, though could've been more attentive. All in all, a good option for dinner in this area.
  23. MT

    MikeT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  24. DK

    DavidK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    My meal on my birthday at John Ash was awful. Potatoes was majorly underseasoned, the brocolini nearly raw and the NY Strip -- while cooked properly -- was nearly all fat and gristle (tail end of the rack?). I have been far better steaks at chain restaurants like Outback and Applebee's for a third of the price. The kitchen at John Ash should be EMBARASSED for sending out that plate. I know I would be. Having eaten many times in the past at John Ash going back 15+ years prior to the pandemic, the first meal post pandemic inside there left much to be desired. I highly doubt I will be back and will definitely not recommend this restaurant to my friends/family.
  25. MS

    MikeSue

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food. great ambience, outstanding service! Well worth it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs menu was a treat.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Melissa was absolutely outstanding service! She made it wonderful!
  28. A

    Amila

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The scallops were excellent but the plate was swimming in oil. Next time I will ask for less fat . Service excellent but when clearing the table please do not stack the dishes at the table. Thank you for my birthday mini creme Brule. It was a lovely evening and I look forward to our next visit. Thank you.
  29. LJ

    LibbyJ

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of 6 had an excellent meal. The scallops were outstanding as well as the lamb chops. Would highly recommend John Ash
  30. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go early and have a nice glass of wine outside near the vineyards. This is a place to go and enjoy and not just have dinner and leave. The food was very good and they have a good selection of wine. Highly recommend you go see them on a special occasion or when you want to take out a client.
  31. DB

    DebraB

    Phoenix

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Almost all we ordered was excellent just disappointed in NY steak. Told the server and they took the steak off our check! We did not ask for this but they went above and beyond to correct things.
  32. OW

    lOWERY40

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food is unbelievable, friendly staff. 5* for sure.
  33. JC

    JohnCF

    Hawaii

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food was off. My $54 fillet was about 5 ounces and cold. My Potatoes and vegetables were also cold. I thi knthey left it too long in the kitchen. They tried to heat it up but only ended up makingbit tough and the rest of the plate unedible. Waitress was friendly but too busy and therefore unable to take good care of us. This is not to say I have had bad experiences there. This was just an off night I supose
  34. JR

    JulieR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new fall menu was delicious, and the setting was beautiful.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The side was supposed to be hot… but it cold. Service was a bit neglectful. The overall experience is down from pre-pandemic. More expensive with less value. It’s a bummer because I’ve liked the place and have been a steady customer for years.
  36. DW

    DavidW

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The setting is beautiful, our server was excellent and not too intrusive. The oysters were plump and sweet. Our main course was exquisite. I had to be rack of lamb while my wife enjoyed the sea scallops. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  37. F

    Foxyroxie

    Central Coast

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There have been so many complaints regarding service in restaurants today, that we were reluctant to book a dinner for our family. Wow! Were we happily surprised. The menu was extensive. We all ordered something different, & every item was delicious. Our servers were attentive. The entire meal was one we will remember from now on. Many thanks to John Ash & Co.
  38. EO

    EileenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated by a group of 10 that were there to have a good time! Who can deny them a good time? Not us!’ Otherwise, John Ash is a 10!
  39. CB

    ChrisB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful server”Annie”. She was engaging, friendly and intuitively attentive at the right times. The food was beautifully presented and delicious.
  40. a

    arnout

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Great food, great location, great staff. A must visit.

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 4136 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 16 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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