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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (27)
Romantic (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Scenic View (12)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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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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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good experience. Been there many times. Food was good but not as great as previous experiences. Still a very good restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The lunch is not in the regular dining room it is in the cafe. A very different atmosphere and should be noted as such on OpenTable. Noisy and unexceptional.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went to John Ash for my husband's birthday. We were seated at a nice table but there was a very loud group of 8 near us and asked if we could move outside. Our server Patty was very kind and she arranged for us to move out to the patio to a lovely table overlooking the gardens. It was a much nicer location and we could talk easily and enjoy the ambiance. We started with cocktails and were never rushed to order. We shared the Chile Releno appetizer which was terrific to start. They also had great jalapeno corn muffins. My husband had the filet which he said was cooked perfectly and they let him substitute fries for the starch which made him very happy. I had salmon with risotto which was also delicious. We finished the evening with coffee and an ice cream sundae. Our server then also brought out a mini Crème Brule with a candle in it for my husband to top off the evening. It was a perfect night and we will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The setting and the rooms are lovely. The service was warm and efficient. My only negative is that as a vegetarian I'd really appreciate it if there were more than one vegetarian entree. It makes it easier to order, but as there are so many vegetarians in Northern California, I can only imagine that I'm not the only diner who feels a bit like a less valued guest.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Disappointed John Ash was not open!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fabulous dinner, had a great dinner and an heirloom salad that will live long in my memory. Great anniversary dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

John Ash never disappoints! Always quality service, great menu and a very good wine list. The atmosphere is very special- I always bring out of town guests here- it represents Sonoma County so well- you have a beautiful atmosphere and are sitting among the grape vines.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent dinner!!All the food of was great. Would highly recommend the watermelon salad. The service was a 10 !!

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Everything from start to finish seemed like they had it set up specifically for my wife and me. We arrived and checked in for our reservation. That's when we were asked if we wanted a table out on their patio. We accepted and the gentleman said, "I have just the table for you." He took us out to a gorgeous garden view right on the edge of the patio where we enjoyed watching a couple small rabbits having a meal of their own as the sun went down. Every single item of food was a carefully planned out explosion of flavor in our mouths. The waiter also helped us pair a couple of wines that were perfect with our individual meals. We both very much enjoyed our anniversary there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was just so so. Not worth the price. It was also very noisy that night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful experience every step of the way, from food to service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Lovely setting the vineyard. Very nice ambience both indoors and on the terrace. Food was delicious - try the peach gazpacho. Was also a lively bar area. Overall a very fun and delicious evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

We always enjoy dinner there. It doesn't have to be a special occasion. It only has to be a day that we doen't mind an hourplus drive for dinner. We stayed overnight at the Vitner's Inn this time and it made for a pleasant break.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Our 48th wedding anniversary - superb food, service, ambiance

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We were disappointed. The food was only so and so They tried to be creative but ended up being gimmicky with laughable ingredients like fennel pollen and live oak, the latter as part of a description in a dessert.
Obviously no one has ever visited Australia or NZ because the Pavlova on the dessert menu did not have meringue in the description. Take it from me, pavlova is all about meringue.
Have managed to forget some of the other ridiculous sounding peripheral ingredients.
Would not return. Wish we had paid mor a.ttention to reviews by locals stating it had been going downhill.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

My husband and I had stomach issues the next day . The food was average.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had not been to Johan Ash in many years..it was lovely to go again. Beautiful setting and gardens. Our meal was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive.
I would recommend this to others.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Have been here many times over the past 10+ years, but this was the first time in a year and a half. Quality has dipped dramatically since our last visit. Also, the wine list is much worse than it used to be with far fewer options. Unless this was an unusual experience, I can no longer recommend this once excellent restaurant. There are many other options in the area (e.g., any of the Stark Family owned restaurants) with significantly better food at significantly lower cost. Too bad!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

In addition to the cuisine and the wine, a special mention should be made of the professionalism of the staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

It is an elegant restaurant, sophisticated menu, superb service...and quiet.
Food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

We had a wonderful meal with wonderful friends - stayed til closing 😊

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Beautiful venue. Service was very good. We had carpaccio, salmon tartare, foie graf, and split the sea bass. The appetizers were good. The sea bass was disappointing. The overall dish tasted good, but the sea bass suffered from a poor sear. Considering the prices, I expected better food. However, the service and facilities were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Another delightful meal at John Ash. There are always interesting menu items with unique ingredients, very fresh and so well prepared and plated. It's a little expensive for what you get, but you know that going in.

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