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John Ash & Co.

4.5
2563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date
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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We are offering our regular menu for Mother's Day dinner.
Reservations are available at John Ash & Co from 5pm-8:30pm.
Brunch is being served for Mother's Day at our Event Center from 10 am to 3 pm; on-line reservations are not available; please contact the restaurant directly to book.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2563 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was slow in coming to the table we finished one bottle of wine, perhaps that's the idea? Other than that the service was great, beautiful venue but the food was just good not great. We will return as it is so convenient to the LBC .

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

This was the most disappointing meal in recent memory. This place has badly deteriorated from what it was. Lackluster, boring menu, terrible service (upgraded bus boy-server had NO sense of the flow of the meal), cold food, receptionist did not listen to my requests (she would repeat it back and say the exact opposite). I serially expressed my displeasure but clearly no one cared. This place is living on its 25 year old laurels. Don't waste the money.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As usual, John Ash & Co did not disappoint. A well deserved date night was an enjoyable and delicious experience.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Overpriced and underwhelming. Seated at the worst possible table in the back with 0 view of the vineyards. ( maybe because of open table res?!) My prime rib was super fatty and the crab pasta tasted too fishy. Very disappointing. Would never go back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Clients loved their first experience a John Ash. They will be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely superb! Food was delicious and service was extraordinary exceptional, usually only get exceptional at most restaurants.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We have been enjoying John Ash restaurants for 35 years, both in the original location and in the current location. In the 1980s, my visiting customers loved to go there for lunch or dinner. My wife and I recently celebrated my birthday there. She had the daily special (salmon and prawns on a bed of greens) and loved it. I had the Chef's Lamb Trio, of which one component was the most tender lamb I have ever tasted.
The head waiter Alan has served us on previous occasions, and he is very knowledgeable about the wine list and menu.
The place serves only dinner, but has a companion cafe next door called River Vines that serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends. We have only had lunch there, and have been very pleased with it.
John Ash is a bit pricey, but the overall ambiance (including views of the vineyards) makes for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Perfect and the Maître d' is friendly and knowledgeable. Must go!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was an awesome find! Great ambiance and I would recommend this place for a happy hour, date, special occasion, birthday or anything! The food is phenomenal and the service is impeccable. I highly suggest staging on property, too. Can’t wait to return again!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I love John Ash & Co. This was only our 2nd time dining there and I can tell you that it will definitely not be our last. We brought a family member who was in town celebrating their birthday and they really enjoyed the tasting menu and added wine pairing to compliment the tasting menu. We tried some new cocktails that were offered and got to enjoy the lovely outdoor seating, plus the service here is always great.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed dinner at JOhn Ash & Co whilst we stayed at the Vintners Inn. Their cocktails are great and also service very good. Being in wine country I expected the food to be more special than it actually was. t was not bad at all. We tried the lamb trio.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and service were fantastic. They seated us ahead of our reservation and had a great selection of wines and beer. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. Meal was pricey so I wouldn't eat there every day but for a special occasion it is worth the price.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bar and lounge was great.
Disappointed with the dinners in restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The server was very attentive and made sure all of us got what we needed in a timely manner. He checked with us on a regular basis without being intrusive.
Our glasses were filled with water all the time without having to wait or ask.
Food was delicious and nicely presented. Drinks were tasty.
We did not have coffee and had to skip dessert, but we were very happy overall.
We appreciated the efforts to accommodate the toddler at our table and will be definitely back.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food, pretty good choices. Excellent service. A bit snooty, but that's common for the better restaurants in Sonoma County (for reasons I've never understood). Not a very good selection of wines by the glass -- lots of room for improvement there. Overall, though, probably the best restaurant in Santa Rosa.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and service. Low noise, easy to hold business meeting here.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Went to JA this week for a birthday and uniting with lost cousin. Steve was our waiter, as he has been for years. The service staff was attentive. I did the prix fix with sea bass. Good sea bass but the greens underlying the filets were just a blob of green protoplasm. The soup...forgot what soup it was...was excellent as was the beet salad and desert.

I noted the wine list by the glass was extensive and well selected though we had a bottle from the extensive list.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a great experience
Great desserts.
Very attentive service

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Beautiful setting. We had reserved a patio table which I had heard has a lovely view of the vineyards - it does. But when we got there the receptionist said they couldn’t give us a table there and can’t always accommodate requests (even though the person I had spoken to when I made the reservation said we were set for a patio table), and more or less brushed me off. Then the manager stepped in and asked if he could help. I told him the situation, and he said he’d see what he could do. He ended up giving us a nice table on the patio after all. The rest of our time there we had excellent service and food. So it was a good experience in the end.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our first time there. The place we normally would go for Easter brunch was burned in the October fires. So this restaurant came up in my search. We had our family Easter brunch it was awesome. Will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The place is lovely, and the servers were very attentive, almost hovering. The chairs could have been a little more comfortable; not as if you could just sit back and relax, but I guess that’s what the cocktail lounge is for. Overall, it is definitely a place where you’d want to be for a special occasion. My only disappointment was the food. It felt at times that too much was going on in the plate. It was almost as if the chef was trying too hard to be inventive.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent brunch

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Four of us had a lovely Easter brunch. Garden view, good service and food.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed our Easter brunch the food and service was excellent. The special prices made it even better.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful Easter brunch and birthday celebration. Our server was absolutely charming and very attentive. The food was excellent, even my kids loved it. Thank you for a lovely experience. We come here often and we will keep coming.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely staff, beautiful setting, great meal!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had to ask for waiter to come to the table to initiate order. Long delay before first course. Main course was excellent. Expect better customer service from John Ash.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Retirement dinner

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Lovely food in a beautiful setting. Reasonably priced wines by the glass as well as an extensive wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My wife and I dinned at John Ash on two consecutive nights. This was our first experience there. All of our meals were original and creative. The tastes were absolutely wonderful. The prices were very reasonable, representing excellent value. We also liked the restaurant's corkage policy. We will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This restaurant has really gone done in food quality since John Ash is no longer there.
Nice bar. Very expensive for local wines though.
The breakfast at The Vintner's Inn was 5 star fabulous! River Vine Cafe.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food, the service, the ambiance are all wonderful. We especially like The Terrace. The view of the vineyards, mountains...so beautiful! The Terrace is also quieter. The service is very attentive and helpful. We also like the fact that they do not bring leftovers to the table until you pay and are ready to leave. Truly, a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We appreciated that they had a nice vegan dish on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was awesome. The manager Dave stopped by to check on us and he was so friendly & suggested some great dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful dishes. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

John Ash & Co. never fails when it comes to a superb meal with great table service. We have been here numerous times and it is perfect for a special occasion. My wife's birthday was the celebration with two close friends and myself. Seated in a quiet area we were able to converse easily, enjoyed the delicious meals and received outstanding service. Always considered when we want a first class meal.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Alan is the best and the whole service team is excellent. Chef Thomas and the kitchen crew always put out great food!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

As always, this is a dining experience. The Amuse thru the Desert Truffle, ALL is amazing. The Olive encrusted prawn cocktail is our favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

John Ash never disappoints. Always a great meal and great service. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Pretty room. Friendly service. Quality food. Beautiful vineyard views. A worthy stop.

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