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About John Ash & Co.

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.***

4330 Barnes Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American

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

Cross Street:
River Rd. and Hwy 101

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 527-7687

Website:
http://www.vintnersinn.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking is available steps away from our front door and is complimentary.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Schmidt

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

John Ash & Co. Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (51)
Romantic (44)
Special Occasion (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Scenic View (25)
Local Ingredients (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (東京)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great! I will go back again!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great dishes great service and wonderful environment. Chef RJ

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was perfect EXCEPT for our check-in not being very welcoming. The man behind the desk couldn't locate our Open Table reservation, despite the fact that I had been called the day before by a lady at the restaurant to confirm. Finally, we were seated at the table our friends were already at. The short snafu was no big deal but did take time out of our dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Superb service. The special was very good. Drinks yummy. Went there for me and my husband’s anniversary. They treated us so well. Highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lovely view of the gardens. We had the special, steak, and the foie gras appetizer, and the chocolate mousse dessert. Great meal. Better than our last one here--probably all in the ordering.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything was fantastic with one exception. We arrived early to have a drink in the bar area. After being seated in the bar we waited about 15 minutes and no one ever came over to our table so we moved to seats at the bar and even then the bartender seemed to be so busy he barely even made eye contact with us. Otherwise everyone was very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely go back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I have been going to this restaurant for the last 6 years and the preparation of the food and the service is excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been to John Ash countless times and it never disappoints. In our opinion, it is far and away the best restaurant in Sonoma County.
The menu is always varied, the ingredients fresh and local and the dishes are incomparable. Chef Tom Schmidt is a Master. We try to go there every 4-6 weeks and always on special occasions.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Enjoyed the evening with great food, excellent service and nice ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very special even and John Ash delivered. It was all so very good, all!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent meal! Setting, food and service were all wonderful.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It appears you are following the crowd and going to spice on almost everything. Sorry, you have lost me for dinner until that changes.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great food, wonderful atmosphere and wonderful service. Great place for dinner with family.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As usual every aspect of dinning at John Ash was excellent. The salmon - avocado tartar was an exceptional appetizer. We always look forward to dinning at John Ash. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The sea bass amuse bouche was delicious. As were both our meals. Beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

New York steak should have been much better. Too thin for the price. Not as good as
Starks!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

We went to Ferrari-Carano winery prior to dinner for a wine tasting. The winery notified us that we could purchase bottles of wine at the winery, and have them opened at dinner at John Ash & Co. We did this since there was no cork fee; however, only to be treated rudely by our waiter when we mentioned opening our wine from the winery. Ended up just buying drinks since he was so awkward about it. Got the dining experience off to a weird start. Then, one of our guests cut their finger on the back of the chair because sharp staples were sticking out of the upholstery. Someone came over and said, "I comped your last drink", which was laughable as he tried to stop the bleeding. The food was very mediocre. I don't like to complain, but won't be going back to John Ash & Co.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food took over an hour for appetizer because they were busy in bar area

Wait staff was great
Food good
Wait for food extreme

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was a lovely visit the food was great
The service impeccable only complaint table of eight next to us was too loud to hear ourselves
But we will return and hope for a more quiet table
Many thanks
Leona Biddle

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Having been to restaurants all over the world, I would say the tableside service was comparable to the 4-5 star category. Appetizers were creative and tasty. Tables were a little close together causing the area to be a little noisy. Great wine selection.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always good. Great service, food, wine list, all good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food and service, Prix fix wine a little to focused on white wine for our taste.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Oh, so much to say. My husband and I went out Wednesday night for a date night dinner to beautiful John Ash, and left with only one of us eating dinner. Why? Because my $46.00 Medium Rare Filet Mignon arrived not only well done but too dry to swallow. They kindly took it back while my hubby ate his meager portion of Sea Bass. My steak never returned. I was assumed it would then offered corn soup to hold me over (because my husband was now 3/4 through his meal and there was no estimate of arrival time. Finally I cancelled my order deciding, its no fun to eat alone, and assuming if it took that long to cook my steak it was probably well done again. The Manager offered his regrets and offered to buy us desert but I wanted to go home, and he offered to pay for our drinks (1 cocktail out of 2 were removed from our bill). He strongly suggested 'Next time we come to make sure we included his name in the reservation so he could take care of us'. No thank you. Comping our meal would have helped because it was NOT a nice evening out, or offering a gift certificate, or both? Wrote an email too.. no response. Very disappointed.

PS 9-18-2017
Received a nice call from The Restaurant Manager at John Ash, apologizing and sending a gift card. This feels much better, and we will give The Restaurant another try!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always a delight, never anything but a great occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Wonderful! It was a birthday celebration
Service and ambiance first rate

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Good food, good service, good view, but expected more from a Napa Valley restaurant. Wasn't wowed enough for the price.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great staff. Top notch servers. Very loud birthday party going on. May want loud folks outside seating or private area next time. Salmon slighly overdone. Very nice overall.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were 2 couples celebrating our anniversaries' dinner. Thanks to our being seated in the main dining room next to a large, obnoxiously rowdy group of 15 to 18 diners, celebrating a birthday, any hope of our being able to enjoy a special fine dining experience threw out the window.
At one point, the manager assured us that the party was about to be served their dinners so they should be quieting down. However, they only seemed to get louder. The topper was when their birthday cake arrived and one of their numbers gave a series of piercingly loud finger whistles.
We asked to be moved and were re-seated behind another party of 4 also chased out of the main dining room and placed in the elevated dining room section. But none of us were far enough from this boisterous party being obnoxiously loud and disruptive.
Bottom line: management should've isolated this birthday party, not seated them in the center of the main dining room.
Upon leaving, our nephew telephoned to complain and was told it was a situation beyond management's control.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We live right down the road, and love coming here. The service is THE BEST. We often come in underdressed, and are always treated first class. We love their food and they have great drinks and wine.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My husband and I were visiting Santa Rosa and had reservations to dine at John Ash & Co. We had a wonderful experience! The facility is beautiful, we were seated on the enclosed patio - which was a bit quieter than the dining room, our waiter, Steve, was very professional yet friendly and personable. The wine list is large and filled with fantastic selections, everything on the menu was tempting ~ we had fresh oysters, a delicious Fig & arugula salad, my husband enjoyed every bite of his bone-in Veal rib eye and I LOVED the salmon. We shared a decadent chocolate dessert and were presented with a pair of amazing chocolate truffles, courtesy of the chef. Will definitely visit again!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Disappointed, John Ash didn't live up to it's reviews. Beautiful looking restaurant, we were seated promptly, and our drink order came in a reasonable period of time. The dinner and wait service was surprisingly average. This is a restaurant that you would take your parents or grandparents. The food was a bit heavy and the New York Steaks were overdone, tough and unspectacular. (a rare New York shouldn't be hard to cut and chew). Desert orders were mixed up, some never showed. We had to flag down the waiter multiple times. We won't be back.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

On a whim my adult daughter and I decided to have an early dinner at John Ash on Labor Day. We were seated in a light and airy room overlooking a small garden. My salad with tomatoes was full of the flavors of summer. Then I enjoyed lamb done three ways which was a winner. Both the cheese plate and the charcuterie board were good choices for my daughter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Chef was very gracious. Wanted to order the tasting menu but make a substitute for the main course.
Not normally done but the chef agreed.
The food and wine parings were wonderful and generous.
Great bread also.
Service was top notch as one would expect in fine dining establishment.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

We were in from out of state for my birthday...the restaurant was way too warm and the food was salty. Salty to the point that I feared they were trying to cover up bad scallops and I didn't want to eat anymore which was Ok Since the fish was overcooked and super dry. Staff came and took our salt and pepper shakers from the table at the end of the meal to place them on another (empty) table they were prepping. We just thought it was odd (you don't have extra sets to cover all the tables?) and was one more set of busy hands in our faces interrupting our conversation. The bottle of white wine we ordered was simply placed on the table where we would have preferred an attempt to keep it chilled especially with how warm the restaurant was. They didn't charge us for the wine which we brought to their attention and the waitress quickly rushed the check away and barely thanked us for fessing up to not having been charged $55...she completely reversed all charges on my card and re charged the entire meal with wine to my BF vs just charging the wine to the new card. Somewhat fine but now he ended up covering the entire meal when the trip was my treat. She just said, Oh and didn't offer to correct it and then we never saw her again. No thanks...have a good night... everyone seemed to be in a rush which I didn't understand because we had a later reservation and the restaurant wasn't that busy. I'm sure I could go on. Just an unfortunately ODD experience overall for $200.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This was four weekly date-night. We know the food and ambience will always be great. Our server, Patty was the consummate attendant. She knew how often to check with us without erring on either side of being too rare or too much. She also had an excellent, and sweet disposition.

The menu could be expanded a bit a bit and the price for the dinner was moderate to high but good value. Well, of course, be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

What an amazing evening evening! the four of us were seated at the beautiful terrace facing the vineyards... does not get any better for a view! The service and the food were outstanding - we spend 3 hours enjoying the ambiance, food and the opportunity to visit with friends. The service was respectful of our needs throughout the evening. They have a very impressive wine list with incredible selection of local Sonoma County wines.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great menu with exceptional food and wonderful service. Quiet setting with a beautiful view of the vineyards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Absolutely Amazing! The place was pleasant and the food was incredible.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

underwhelming! Way bellow their usual standard. Chili rellano was old and tired. Arugula and peach salad was wilted and needed more figs and peaches. Come on, you guys can do better--you have in the past.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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