John Ash & Co.

4.8
3595 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 3595 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ReneeS
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PrestonS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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pamelaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

PC
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

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AllieL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, as always. Our server was awesome

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vipPamJ
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner at John Ash and we were very pleased with everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice evening. We were put underneath a tent with a nice blower that created some heat so we were not so cold.
Food drinks and service was amazing I highly recommend this place.

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carolynt
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance at night. So nice to sit inside with heaters and open windows.

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vipDBGV
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit to the Front Room (which is actually the back patio due to COVID). There is so much to choose from on the happy hour and regular menu that you really do need several visits to try them all and settle on your favorites. There were four of us and on this visit, our selections consisted of raw oysters (fantastic), calamari fritti (already a favorite - the Thai basil sauce is a nice change as a dipping sauce), the buffalo cauliflower, the pork belly bahn mi sliders and the angus beef sliders, the loaded tater tots and the truffle parmesan fries (already a favorite as well), the salmon rillettes and the chicken and green bean lumpia. My husband laughed at the amount of food we ordered, but we finished it all even though the portions are generous. The Celebrita and the Sangria - great cocktails!

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vipDonaU
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!!

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Clothey
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

a little overpriced for what you get but ambience is nice and dining options outside are limited with Covid

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vipTraciM
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating, bundle up! Great place, one of my favorites!

FAQs

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

John Ash & Co. is rated 4.8 stars by 3595 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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