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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

5
4
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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)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and service. My wife could not stop raving about the food. The staff was also amazing everyone stopped to ask how we liked the food from the server to the manager. We also had brought our 19 month old girl with us and the staff loved her, so it was hard not to love them!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Some dishes that should have been warm were cold on the inside, the chili relleno and the filet. Everything was flavorful however. The bar is lively and happy hour is a good deal. However the servers at the restaurant seemed bitter that they aren't allowed to try the food and they should be allowed to. That way they can recommend things to their customers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We live in Santa Rosa and have dined at every restaurant that John Ash has founded and held executive chef position! They have always been a favorite place for a excellent meal! Happy to know that this place has continued to be top choice! The chefs are keeping the legand alive!
My only problem was our table for four was very crowded with our two different wines and multiple glass snd dishwater. Next visit we will request a larger table! Yes... there will be many next times!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service and atmosphere excellent. Some food excellent, but some o.k. Like 7 out of 10. Chicken and lamb just o.k., steak better, maybe 8, but a little thin. Over priced by about 15%. Salads, bread and cocktails excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was a bit disappointing. Tuna tartare had no taste and my fish (halibut) was overcooked.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner to celebrate my wife’s 70th birthday (third but bday dinner we have been there). As usual the food, service and venue have bee aw some. The Veal Ribeye is terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great seasonal food and great service . One of my favorite places. Plus the rosemary lemon drops are the best!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had two evening meals during our stay next door at The Vintners Inn--one special meal in the main restaurant, one casual meal in the bar area. Both were wonderful, and for different reasons. The special meal stood out for the lovely dining room, cozy table, GREAT service, and delicious meals. I had the very reasonably priced chef's tasting--for $68 it included a delicious tuna tartare appetizer, butternut squash soup, a full halibut entree, and a walnut tart dessert. The next night (after a late lunch) we stopped in to the lounge part of the bar (not as busy as the bar) and I LOVED the happy hour priced fish tacos. My husband loved the egg roll like Mexican app with black beans and chicken. The restaurant and bar are lively, popular and really nice to have on premises if you are staying at the Inn. The outdoor seating looked fun too--with heaters and white lights.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I think the food here is really good but service is very slow.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Absolutely delicious food with excellent service and super comfortable décor. Highly recommend it. Now ready to try staying at the Inn :-)

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

There was a big line of people checking to see if they could be seated. There was no separate line for people with reservations. We had to wait for about 15 minutes in this line in order to be seated. It was then about 15 more minutes before we saw our server. Consequenlty we only ordered a main course because we had concert tickets and did not have time to have a first course or dessert which was disappointing. It’s a beautiful place with great acoustics and lighting and the food we had was very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Bar was too noisy to have conversation
Wasn't notified for our table..for dinner had to go to desk to inquire
Shouldn't be left at bar when table is ready

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Happened to be there during a local concert (crowded) but we were taken care of with excellent service and the dishes were great. Chef RJ

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for thanksgiving with a reservation for two. We were sat in a table in the hallway. Service was sparse. Food was not fresh. Meat was under seasoned. Used to be a place we always went for special occasions multiple times a year. Probably won’t go back here ever again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Everything was outstanding!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband retired and it was a surprise celebration dinner. Very not very evening.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a good meal super cocktails and decent service. Chef RJ

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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