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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Scenic View (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Casual (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Delightful evening. Delicious pasta made less spicy on request. great wine list. attentive service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and good service! Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of the best meals I have ever had!!! The New York steak with Truffle butter and frites (fries) was sooooo delicious. Worth every dollar!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was perfect, the table the service the food the atmosphere - John ash is by far my family’s favorite place to go - the food is always just out of this world

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food and service, always a great dining experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We celebrated New Year's Eve with a Prix Fix Menu at John Ash & Co. The restaurant was very nicely decorated and the meal was exceptional. We had a marvelous time as our server was also attentive, other than forgetting to refill our water glasses. My only criticism was the location of our table. It would have been far nicer to sit in the main dining room, instead of in the 'sunroom'. Overall, it was a memorable, delightful evening. We shall be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful NYE evening with a wonderful 4 course meal. We had made a comment on our open table reservation about the couple we were with being their anniversary, however nothing happened to acknowledge the occasion. No matter, it was very busy and probably just an oversight that did not take away from our wonderful evening at John Ash. My wife had the Salmon and I had the Ribeye dinner and they were both exceptional.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined New Years Eve. John Ash featured a 4-course menu with 4 choices per course. My Pheasant main course was outstanding - juicy and tender. My wife’s beef filet was a bit undercooked (more rare in the middle than med-rare) leading to my 4 stars for food. Great New Years decorations and very good service - too good in the case of one busboy who hovered around our table to clear my wife’s second course plate. Had a terrific dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve at John Ash is always special. We have gone there several times on 12/31.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

There was no mention of a special fixed price 4 course meal when the reservation was made a few days before 12/31. There was no choice at that point but to accept the overpriced offering.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Really good food. With good portions. Romantic setting during the holidays

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent atmosphere for a Holiday. They are consistently able to keep up their standards even when busy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous ambiance, excellent service and divine food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve. So festive and fun!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My wife and I appreciate great food & fine dining experiences . . . Unfortunately, John Ash Restaurant has always been inconsistent over the years (on again/off again). Our guests even mentioned "are you sure you want to go there/try it ?!"

Thankfully, this visit they were on again !!!

One of the most beautiful restaurants (inside & out) in Sonoma County . . . hands-down.
Great food (again/now) although the service this evening was a little slow & lackluster, leaving us at times to pour our own wine - but not the end of the world !!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing. The Chef’s special was among the better experiences I’ve had anywhere.
Wine was great and pairings were delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had never eaten at John Ash & Co. but decided to give my fiance and me a special treat. I'm glad we did! Great place to enjoy a wonderful meal...impeccable service, nice staff and great food. I'd go again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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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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