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John Ash & Co.

4.5
2488 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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.***
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Bar & Lounge: Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm; Friday-Sunday, 3:00pm

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Phone number
(707) 527-7687
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Schmidt
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
River Rd. and Hwy 101
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Parking details
Plenty of parking is available steps away from our front door and is complimentary.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2488 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely fantastic experience. My husband and I enjoyed cocktails in the bar during happy hour, and then had dinner. Both of us ordered the Chef's tasting menu, he chose the Halibut and I chose the steak, and I couldn't tell you which was better! Our service was exceptional from start to finish. A big thank you to Christopher at the front desk for giving us a cozy booth away from everyone to enjoy our first date night out in quite awhile! We will be back!

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KarenM 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service. Wine waiter was excellent and found us a reasonably priced wine that exactly fitted the description we had given him.

Waiter was patient and gave us plenty of time between courses. Food came perfectly prepared and had not been sitting waiting.

Scallops were sensational. Veal excellent. Perfect for a special event.

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DouglasH (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

John Ash & Co. is all about the ambiance. The interior design just oozes elegance, and the staff fits right in with their attire and level of service. Outside, you have a view of vineyards, of course--this is Wine Country. The food is presented with the same artistic flair as the interior design, and is quite good. The menu is not extensive but offers some nice, if pricey choices. The same could be said of the wine list--excellent, but a little more limited than what I would have expected given the locale. I assume that if you are reading this, you are the type of diner who knows going in that this is high-end dining, and you will not be surprised when you get the check. I wish that I could say that my experience justified the expense.

My wife really liked her starter salad, and my roast beet salad (one of my favorites) was very good, not the best I've had, but definitely impressive. She loved her sea bass. I wish I could say the same about my bucatini (pasta) with dungeness crab. I don't mean to imply that it was not good--it showed definite skill, inspired choice of ingredients, and prefect preparation. However, when I order a dish with dungeness crab in it, I am looking forward to the flavor of the crab complimented by the other ingredients in the dish. There was a wonderful blend of flavors in the first few bites, and then it all became overpowered by the spiciness of the dish. I really like spicy food, but not when 90% of the dining experience is cayenne applied by the shovelful rather than judiciously. What a shame. Otherwise, it was a splendid meal, and I cannot fault the overall experience. From my wife's point of view, everything was perfection, done with exquisite style and class.

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kp12 (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Slow service fish one piece over done an small portion. 2 hundred dollars with tip. Not worth it

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CristinaJ 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Aside from our gas heater going out and my feet were freezing, and some sarcastic comments made by our server, everything else was perfect. Plus, no one could get the gas heater turned back on. Wait time to be greeted was a bit long; nevertheless, I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our spot was quite noisy when we first arrived; otherwise the ambiance would have been 5 stars instead of 4. Overall this remains a great place for dinner. The food was, as usual, outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful as always. Lively ambiance. Service was prompt but not overbearing.
Food excellent!

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BforD (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our dining experience rocked! We arrived a bit early so we’re seated in bar area. Noted very casual attire from wine tasting patrons. Bar orders took 15 min. for delivery, but enjoyed well crafted cocktail and wine suggestions were great.
Dining room was so comfortably appointed with cozy fire place blazing. Service was excellent. Food so good!
Loved lobster “escargot style” appetizer, sea bass, and lamb trio. Experience was refined but really fun.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent space, nice bar vibe, menu was very appealing - but my Cassoulet was flat in flavor; even after I asked the server why it was in "quotes" on the menu and was assured it was a classic preparation. Not, based on my previous dining experiences.

Wife had stuffed squash, very tasty.

Foie gras trio was excellent, as was the service.

Wine country prices and service, but the execution on certain dishes needs improvement.

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TomandMerlene (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We decided on the pre-selected menu. I had New York strip and my wife had the Sea Bass. I noticed this was the first time we finished each course with nothing left on both plates. Portion control was perfect. We didn't leave hungry and we didn't over eat. One minor serving mistake was made when our entree's arrived before the soup. Worth mentioning, but didn't subtract from a great experience.

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Kman (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Still good, but not as great as it once was. May be better for visitors.

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Foodsnob (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Very dark when seated. Hard time reading menu. Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Drink order took quite a long time however food came quickly. Beet salad excellent. Food presentation beautiful.

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DougS 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It has turned into our valentine day to go place over the years with its special offering. Food and service always what you would expect from a restaurant of this type. The decorations for valentines in the dining area were great. Big lull between our first two servings and our main entree. Server sort of intimated the kitchen was busy all at once. Not a real big deal as we were enjoying the evening but the vegetables that went with my dish were a little over done for my liking. Overall, if not traveling we will be back next year.

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vipJaniceW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentines Day and couldn’t have been more pleased. They decorated all the tables with Valentines balloons so it looked very festive. They had a special Valentines Menu which was great. I had the salmon and it was delicious and my husband had the duck, which was also delicious. This is actually the second time we have had dinner there and we love this place. They also have a fantastic happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Dining at John ash on Valentine’s Day evening felt like a real fairy tale moment of ‘and they lived happily ever after.” Everything was perfect as usual and we can hardly wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Absolutely amazing!! Nice added touches for Valentine’s, except the balloons were a bit tacky (everywhere you looked).

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding. Great ambiance. Quiet, unlike many restaurants today.

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vipHaylin (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

It was our Valentines dinner one day ahead. Lovely meal.

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foodfred (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We chose to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day early and chose John Ash as we hadn’t been there in a long time. The evening got off to a poor start when despite our reservation the front desk staff didn’t know where to seat us. Once seated we had to move to a quieter table. A lot of large loud groups to avoid. Once settled our waiter and the bussers were excellent.
The food was excellent also. Well prepared dishes served at their moment. The wine list however was thin in variety and promoted the owner’s label too much.
We will go again but won’t be rushing.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

We have been living in Santa Rosa for 23 years and John Ash still has the best of everything you want for a wonderful relaxing evening. The food is always first rate. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

Diane and Andy Cohen

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