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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
4330 Barnes Rd, Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1514
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Reviewed 1 week ago

John Ash is a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. We sat on the glass-enclosed patio (probably open in better weather). Delicious food, great wine list, excellent service. I would be happy to go there again.

Thank Mimi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with entire family. Key takeaways? over salted and over priced and over crowded. Not sure what all the to do is about.

Thank mnlgoodin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and wanted a restaurant with great ambiance and food. We asked for a quiet spot and were assured that one was chosen for us. Unfortunately, instead of seating us in the room with carpets and draps, we were...More

Thank coop4133055
Reviewed 6 March 2018

My wife and I go here once or twice a year. The food is always great, as is the wine, the atmosphere, and the service. It's expensive, but we've always had a great experience here.

Thank Steve7856
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We hadn't been to John Ash for quite a few years, so as a birthday treat (and a Travelzoo coupon incentive) we went there last night. Quite a few changes to the decor, much more airy and open feel with greater natural light. We didn't...More

Thank Rich12456
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We are locals in Sonoma County and come to John Ash for special occasions. Every time we are always satisfied by the great service, fabulous food and wonderful ambience. We just came here this evening and didn’t realize it was restaurant week, but were still...More

Thank winepair
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Been there a handful of times. Very good food, rather small portion sizes. Good wine list with reasonable prices. Very good service. A good choice for a dinner meeting with important business colleagues or for a special date night but you'll spend a lot if...More

Thank CD181
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The bar scene at John Ash during our recent visit was surprisingly vibrant, and the crowd were enjoying the great drinks and appetizers/happy hour fare in this popular spot off the beaten track in north Santa Rosa. Prices and portions are definitely larger in the...More

Thank 40Lucyruth
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite go to’s in the area, but the food and the service are not up to par this time. We complained to management about our food quality and they seemed uninterested in our well-being. We won’t be going...More

Thank TomTravelers
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Went with friends with a coupon and shared plates with my wife. The chili relleno was fabulous and the large (two) portion was easy to share. We each had the excellent trio of foie gras. That should have been enough for dinner on its own,...More

Thank Zin3
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19 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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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