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John Ash & Co Restaurant

4330 Barnes Rd, Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1514
+1 707-527-7687
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab fritters” (8 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“foie gras” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4330 Barnes Rd, Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1514
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to John Ash many times over the past 25 years. For business. With family. On dates. The menu has always been solid in terms of choices while keeping abreast of local food trends. Everything I have had has been prepared to my liking....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner and the mains were really good. I had chile rellenos for the entree based on reviews and it was delicious. My spouse had the Thai curry and that was tasty too. The restaurant is good for vegetarians. The service was great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jeando13
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The ambiance warm and inviting and the atmosphere relaxing. The waitress was maybe the best waitress I have ever encountered and it is a shame that I forgot her name and cannot commend her. The food was delicious, super fresh, well seasoned and prepared and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The softly lit ambience at John Ash is more of an attraction that the food. Take your lover there for a romantic dinner, but lower your expectations on the meal. We started with a appetizer of foie gras served three ways: one nearly raw, another...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DoctorM
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful property, wonderful service. Our server overheard us talking about my friends birthday (we began her celebration there with their Sunday $10 burger deal) and he brought over a birthday creme brûlée with a candle! Not necessary at all, and a very sweet surprise for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nicolerig
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Made the reservation at least 2 months in advance - the earliest date they would accept reservations online. We were staying at the Inn for several nights. When the reservation was made there was not any questions about seating preferences. The hostess seated us in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mssnash
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Upscale restaurant with a diverse menu. Service was very good. Food was average. We had a reservation.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sherbartz
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the food very much. Try to reserve seating in the patio during the good weather. We ordered 2 entrees, one appetizer, glass of wine, and 2 desserts and still had money left over of the $125 we had budgeted. Service was 8 of 10.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cdzummy
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Everything is perfect : the setting, the view, the wine, the service. A bit pricey but it's a great place for special or romantic occasion. We loved it !

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MoufleRouge
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The HH and I went for a date night and even though it was Monday after work it felt like a vacation. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The oysters were very fresh, the lobster risotto had wonderful pops of flavor and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Barbara R
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Laura M
31 July 2018|
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Response from suzybo2017 | Reviewed this property |
According to their web site: Corkage Fee / Wine Specials: $25 corkage fee per 750ml bottle up to 2 bottles. Complimentary corkage every Monday night on Sonoma County wines (up to two bottles).
20 August 2016|
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Response from dmc19751 | Reviewed this property |
If you buy your wine at Ferrari Cano there is no charge as they winery owns the restaurant. FC has a fabulous selection and tasting is free if you're staying at the Inn. FC is near the end of Dry Creek road and worth the... More
Sue T
26 May 2016|
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Response from Anna C | Reviewed this property |
I will check the times with them later today, Anna :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4330 Barnes Rd, Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1514
    (River Rd. and Hwy 101)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-527-7687
  • E-mail
Nestled next to Vintners Inn, John Ash & Co. was the first Sonoma County restaurant to introduce the concept of cooking with seasonal, local foods and produce while pairing exceptional recipes with wines from the region. Today, John Ash & Co. remains an icon for gourmet, wine country dining 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 nightly and experience wine country dining at its best.
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