John Ash & Co.

4.5
3913 reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
Nestled next to Vintners Resort in Santa Rosa, John Ash & Co. was the first Sonoma County restaurant to introduce the concept of cooking with seasonal, locally sourced foods and produce while pairing exceptional recipes with wines from the region.

Today, John Ash & Co. remains an icon for a romantic, fine dining restaurant with Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt continuing the standards of cooking excellence enjoyed by locals and guests alike. Chef Tom’s extensive wine knowledge provides the perfect foundation for creating innovative recipes that complement the restaurant’s extensive, award-winning wine list.

And because Chef Tom and his staff believe in making exceptional food and wine fun and approachable, even those who are new to choosing wines will feel right at home. Join us for dinner at our Santa Rosa restaurant and experience wine country dining at its best.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $79.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    For Valentine's Day we are offering a special 3-Course prix fixe menu for $79/person, excluding sales tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended and credit cards are required for all reservations. We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. For further information, please contact the restaurant directly at (707) 527-7687.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3913 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Rick
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

as usual, great food, great atmosphere, great waiter. this is our favorite place for special occasions. our waiter kept us informed on game scored which was an extra benefit of being there on playoff sunday.

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Sims
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was absolutely wonderful, The atmosphere and service couldn't have been better. Alan made some great recommendations for appetizers and desert. Compliments to the chefs!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Josh went above and beyond the call of duty

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was an absolute honor to have and would love to have him again.
Our bartender Thomas was absolutely amazing and definitely will be going back for happy hour.

LH
LawrenceH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful Halibut dinner. One diner had short ribs which was also delicious.

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jenni
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. The scallops/blackened prawns were excellent as well as the shortrib.

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lafemme
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great bday dinner from cocktails served by Matt at happy hour to amazing table service and attentive
Wait staff. Lovely setting and Covid safe vibe owing to spaced tables throughout building.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fantastic dinner. The food was excellent and the service top notch!

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Elguapochapin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Gracious service, delicious food an drinks. Love this place!

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DAVIDD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thursday night is our date night. I try to find lovely places to go and treat my precious wife to. It's my way to say thank you to her for all she does for me and us. It was a lovely experience from start to finish. Definitely for a special occasion of any type. Truly a classy place. Can't imagine anyone not liking it. We do recommend to go at least once for the wonderful experience. We will go again....
David and Ethel

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Mh7777
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

We got a very nice booth it was very quite. Food was pretty good service was average my only complaint is for the money there are better options out there to dine. I understand covid and the work force is difficult at times. However there was a 3% tax on my bill for the back out the house. I understand why but they never told me to expect it.

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vipAnthonyP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

If we really had something to say about our evening is the seats were a little bit too close together, especially for these times. Other than that our service was fantastic, the meal was as exceptional as a service and everything was lovely. This really deserves five stars! We will be back

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HeatherL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was easy to make a reservation. The extensive wine list gave us a variety of choices. The server was professional friendly and knowledgeable. We had a charcuterie starter with local cheeses and Meats and our winter squash and chicken cous cousin entres didn't disappoint. We shared the dessert special with flourless chocolate cake and Gelato bursting in rich flavor. We We surprised by the truffles that arrived with our final bill. Staff kept dining area warm with standing heaters and light and noise levels allowed for a fewli g of privacy at each table. Background music unobtrusively entertained. One couple was seen slow dancing near ther table, sweet!

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BrettG
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The is a great place. I always enjoy the foot and the ambiance

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vipMichaeleneL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I only wished you offered steak n lobster

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DavidF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve dinner and the experience was perfect. The decorations and the ambiance for the night were above expectation. The food was excellent and despite it being a busy night the service was excellent as well. A special call-out to Haily who was bussing and turning tables. She was great at her job, was friendly and always smiling and added extra cheer to the evening.

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Cindie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived at 5:00, preferring an early start. Check in staff were wonderful and we were seated quickly. Our Waiter (Steve?) was very knowledgeable on the wine list, and the menu, We really enjoyed the final choice of wine and food.
Dinner was excellent and served promptly.

We sat out on the covered, warm, enclosed eating area.

We recommend John Ash as a fine dining experience.

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SJpa
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice quaint restaurant with a spectacular food menu. The dessert is to die for !!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve tradition and this year was the best yet for food and service. Magical dinner.

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MicheleC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

The food was excellent, however the service was exceedingly slow. Our server kept apologizing that the kitchen was "backed up". It really was not all that busy...not nearly as busy as I thought it would be on Christmas Eve, so I am not sure what the real story is.

Our reservation was at 7:30 and I called to tell them we would be 10 minutes late. We arrived at 7:40 and were not seated until 8:00...with no place to sit while waiting. The bar seemed busy, but the restaurant only moderately so...quite a few empty tables.

We finally left at 9:50. without coffee or dessert because we were just tired of sitting and waiting for our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great holiday meal with my parents. The staff was attentive and helpful and the food was delicious. I have to recommend the sea bass, it was perfectly cooked and the olive crust took it to another level. We also had the oysters, ribs and sides of mashed potatoes and spinach… everything was absolutely wonderful. It took a while for us to get out food but the waiter came and acknowledged the delay and the food make out shortly after. We were having a good conversation so we didn’t mind much, the noise level was just enough to feel like nobody could eavesdrop and we could comfortably talk at our normal level. After dinner we had the pudding cake… rich and delicious and I had a tasty old fashioned cocktail which complemented it perfectly. All in all we had a great time and I look forward to coming back if only for happy hour.

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vipriverhousegal
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food, service and atmosphere were exquisite! Just the place to celebrate a warm and wonderful Christmas Eve meal with family. Absolutely THE BEST!

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vipSonoma27
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve

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DSand
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always at the top of our list for a great dining experience

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vipScottE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent venue. Ate out with heaters. Very pleasant. Great food. Menu not too expensive. Waiter ok not great. Will go back

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JohnS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is absolutely five star here and the food is delicious. Based on one of the diner's description of what kind of red wine he liked, the waiter recommended a varietal that was a perfect fit (and only $68!) - that is a level of service that is just hard to come by.

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Jimmy
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

85th Birthday

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vipCHERRYLEE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Uninteresting food and very expensive. The living room area menu looked better and a lot more reasonable. The salad just a lot of greens with a couple of pieces of quince plopped on top. The potatoes with porcini mushrooms were presented as a cut square from a big pan of potatoes- unattractive and not particularly tasty and rather dry.
The shinning star was the calamari with the wonderful Thai dipping sauce.
Tried John Ash 6 months ago and same kind of issues.

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Patricia
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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MargineS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was perfect and we were not rushed. Rolls were devine and meat cooked to perfection

ML
MaryL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food, and just a beautiful place to enjoy a well deserved night out.

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FoodLover
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Generous and unique cocktails and a great wine list. The braised short ribs on yummy polenta plate is heavenly. Beware of large appetizers that may fill you up before your main dish. We recommend sharing the buns and the burrata appetizers. Had to share the P B & J dessert because we were so full. This dessert was like a layered cake filled with fruity and creamy peanut layers. Portions are generous, service is wonderful and the dining room we were in was full of diners and yet quiet. We can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. The service outstanding.

Ambiance was loud because of a loud group with a women that sounded like a hyena. Sorry but that was what we experienced.

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NoGlutenGirl
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole dining experience was excellent. Mouth-watering food, fantastic wait-staff, and a beautiful setting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

As always food is amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Service was slow. Hostess was rude. We arrived early to have a cocktail in the bar and she didn’t want to let us sit in the bar before going to our table. My shrimp was over cooked. We had to buy the rolls which were flavorless. I was very disappointed with the food which is not usually the case.

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MikeM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal and a great setting. Thank you for keeping this available for us.

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luncher231
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place for a special outing! Warm and cozy- awesome food!

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jenniferb
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a great experience and the food was amazing. Great wine list where we were able to try some different wines we have not been able to taste yet. Perfect for for that special occasion

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JOBrg
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great dinner destination after and afternoon concert at Luther Burbank Center. Everything was excellent.

FAQs

John Ash & Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 527-7687.

John Ash & Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 3913 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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