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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
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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 (34)
Special Occasion (33)
Romantic (30)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Notable Wine List (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Business Meals (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Scenic View (12)
Seasonal (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service. Wine waiter was excellent and found us a reasonably priced wine that exactly fitted the description we had given him.

Waiter was patient and gave us plenty of time between courses. Food came perfectly prepared and had not been sitting waiting.

Scallops were sensational. Veal excellent. Perfect for a special event.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Slow service fish one piece over done an small portion. 2 hundred dollars with tip. Not worth it

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 3 days ago

Aside from our gas heater going out and my feet were freezing, and some sarcastic comments made by our server, everything else was perfect. Plus, no one could get the gas heater turned back on. Wait time to be greeted was a bit long; nevertheless, I will be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Our spot was quite noisy when we first arrived; otherwise the ambiance would have been 5 stars instead of 4. Overall this remains a great place for dinner. The food was, as usual, outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was beautiful as always. Lively ambiance. Service was prompt but not overbearing.
Food excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Our dining experience rocked! We arrived a bit early so we’re seated in bar area. Noted very casual attire from wine tasting patrons. Bar orders took 15 min. for delivery, but enjoyed well crafted cocktail and wine suggestions were great.
Dining room was so comfortably appointed with cozy fire place blazing. Service was excellent. Food so good!
Loved lobster “escargot style” appetizer, sea bass, and lamb trio. Experience was refined but really fun.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We decided on the pre-selected menu. I had New York strip and my wife had the Sea Bass. I noticed this was the first time we finished each course with nothing left on both plates. Portion control was perfect. We didn't leave hungry and we didn't over eat. One minor serving mistake was made when our entree's arrived before the soup. Worth mentioning, but didn't subtract from a great experience.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent space, nice bar vibe, menu was very appealing - but my Cassoulet was flat in flavor; even after I asked the server why it was in "quotes" on the menu and was assured it was a classic preparation. Not, based on my previous dining experiences.

Wife had stuffed squash, very tasty.

Foie gras trio was excellent, as was the service.

Wine country prices and service, but the execution on certain dishes needs improvement.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Still good, but not as great as it once was. May be better for visitors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Very dark when seated. Hard time reading menu. Wait staff was excellent and attentive. Drink order took quite a long time however food came quickly. Beet salad excellent. Food presentation beautiful.

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·Dined 6 days ago

It has turned into our valentine day to go place over the years with its special offering. Food and service always what you would expect from a restaurant of this type. The decorations for valentines in the dining area were great. Big lull between our first two servings and our main entree. Server sort of intimated the kitchen was busy all at once. Not a real big deal as we were enjoying the evening but the vegetables that went with my dish were a little over done for my liking. Overall, if not traveling we will be back next year.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for Valentines Day and couldn’t have been more pleased. They decorated all the tables with Valentines balloons so it looked very festive. They had a special Valentines Menu which was great. I had the salmon and it was delicious and my husband had the duck, which was also delicious. This is actually the second time we have had dinner there and we love this place. They also have a fantastic happy hour!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Dining at John ash on Valentine’s Day evening felt like a real fairy tale moment of ‘and they lived happily ever after.” Everything was perfect as usual and we can hardly wait to come back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely amazing!! Nice added touches for Valentine’s, except the balloons were a bit tacky (everywhere you looked).

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding. Great ambiance. Quiet, unlike many restaurants today.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 13, 2018

It was our Valentines dinner one day ahead. Lovely meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We chose to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day early and chose John Ash as we hadn’t been there in a long time. The evening got off to a poor start when despite our reservation the front desk staff didn’t know where to seat us. Once seated we had to move to a quieter table. A lot of large loud groups to avoid. Once settled our waiter and the bussers were excellent.
The food was excellent also. Well prepared dishes served at their moment. The wine list however was thin in variety and promoted the owner’s label too much.
We will go again but won’t be rushing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We have been living in Santa Rosa for 23 years and John Ash still has the best of everything you want for a wonderful relaxing evening. The food is always first rate. Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

Diane and Andy Cohen

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good, we had the 4 course meal with wine paring. I had the fish on tray, the fish was cooked perfectly however the dish had sweet potato puree and a sweet vinaigrette so the dish was much to sweet. The service was excellent and the room was beautiful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

WE had a wonderful evening with good friends. Great service, great food and wonderful ambiance. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Romantic setting, great food, and service. We all loved it. Our new favorite Santa Rosa restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great service. Friendly and attentive staff. Enjoyed all courses on the tasting menu.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with warm, romantic atmosphere. Food a tiny bit overpriced but fabulous. Wine list was terrific, but mostly expensive choices. Very little mid-range options. We will definitely return.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Restaurant was very pleasant with EXCELLENT service. The menu items are a little limited but overall, very good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always a good dining experience. The ambiance is always inviting and cozy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and good food at good value

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We always enjoy our dinners at John Ash - great food ,excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Always a treat .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an delicious meal..service was good and attentive. We will come again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

after an hour wait for our main course, the food was somewhat warm. Disappointing since we eat there several times a year and everything is usually perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

John Ash is always a wonderful experience. Great food, great service. The small tastes at the beginning and end are a nice touch. Request the outside, enclosed patio if you want more quiet. In the winter, they have heaters that do the job. Post-fires, this place is hopping as so many other options are no more.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We have eaten at John Ash several times. Each time the food and service was superb!!!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We've had consistently good luck at John Ash. Outstanding food, and a quiet and peaceful atmosphere that makes dining a pleasure and not an ear-splitting noise fest as can happen at some many other restaurants. Excellent, unobtrusive, unfussy service. Fairly priced for the high quality, as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 14, 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 13, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 2018

Fantastic food and service, always a great dining experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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