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“Great food and atmosphere. Service less than other local dining experiences”

John Ash & Co Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 525 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: River Rd. and Hwy 101
San Jose, California, United States
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere. Service less than other local dining experiences”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

Food selection and prep/presentation was everything you would expect from wine country dining. We have taken cooking classes from John Ash and he represents his cooking and restaurant in an approachable friendly way.

The server, however seemed way more interested in the 8 top next to us though than in the 3 of us...both in demeanor and time spent. A bit of a downer. The other downer was our check in process. I received 2 emails and a phone call reminding me of the reservation was super. Upon arriving at the restaurant, I checked in and was told it would be a few minutes. 10 minutes later a different hostess questioned whether I had a reservation at all in a way that connoted "ah you are not a regular and not staying at the Inn so we will get to you". Had to show the reservation from my phone. (All the while the restaurant had quite a few open tables in sight.)

  • Visited November 2012
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Hampton Bays, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A crowd pleaser!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Recently was out in Santa Rosa and decided to eat here last minute. Found the service to be above average, the food "local" and fresh, and the overall experience pleasant!
I think the wine list was great and would recommend to fronds and family!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Scott G
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Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great service and excellent food in beautiful surroundings. We sat inside because of the temperature. However, the outside looked like a great place to dine.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Buz C
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Colleyville, Texas
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Heaven in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our group of ten came here after visiting the Ferrari-Carano vineyards, and what a place! Our table faced the open windows to the vineyards, and as the sunset it was fantastic! Allen our waiter was so attentive to everyone as wine and drinks flowed. Fish, steaks, Porkchops, chicken- they were all very good! One of the wives thought it ws one of the best dinners she had ever had!! Go and enjoy!

Visited October 2012
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Thank jaye116
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Prosper, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“outstanding ambiance and cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

this was our final dinner after an outstanding trip to the wine country. the meal and the service were both exceptional, but the setting in the middle of a vinyard were the topper. im sure the bottles of Ferrari Carano made it special.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank charles c
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