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Yono's Restaurant
Yono's Restaurant

Yono's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.yonos.com
  • Phone: (518) 436-7747
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: From 5:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Closed July 1-6.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Yono Purnomo
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Yono's offers 3 settings for your private or corporate dining needs. The Broadway Room is our largest room accommodating 30-120 people for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or 180 people for a cocktail reception. The State Room can accommodate 20 people and the Capital Room will seat up to 10.
  • Private Party Contact: Donna Purnomo (518) 436-7747
  • Entertainment: Hamilton Street, a piano and bass duo, play light jazz & pop standards on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheridan Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking in the Hampton Inn & Suites lot for $5 (When Available). Street Park is also available.
A word from Yono's Restaurant
Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 25 years. Owned & operated by Chef Yono, Donna & Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is a recreation of the original Yono's on Robinson Square, elegantly appointed with warm colors, bronzed mirrors, large fireplace, crystal chandelier, and floral displays. Chef Yono Purnomo presents an innovative menu of blending French Technique, Asian Influence & American Ingredients. Award Winning Chef Sommelier Dominick Purnomo offers a wine list with some 1000 labels representing every major wine growing region in the world. Let the Yono's 4 star service staff anticipate your needs, while you experience luxury and elegance of a bygone era.

Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Yono's is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the Capital Region. You can never go wrong dining at Yono's. I've never had a bad meal or bad service there. Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the experience. Ideal for a special occasion. The service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Yono's lived up to all the good reviews we read before we got there. The food was fresh, creative and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The staff and owner went literally out of their way to make this special occasion (31st anniversary) a very special night for us. A champagne toast was on the house as was a "Happy Anniversary" chocolate mini-dessert. The staff is very friendly, food is very good and ambiance very enjoyable. Would definitively recommend!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "The latest incarnation of Yono's is definitely the best--a varied menu of foods that are all excellently prepared. And amazing service in an elegant setting."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food is the big draw at Yono's (in the fine dining section in the back). Everything is very well prepared and the presentation is lovely. The combinations of fresh, locally sourced foods are imaginative and tasty. Seasonings have a hint of the Orient. I recommend it highly."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I was told by the management that they serve a variety of steaks. When we arrived and started ordering, their steaks consisted of rib eye, and NY strip. I ordered the NY strip: Wanted it medium, with garlic mashed potatoes and corn. What arrived was a dried out steak with no juices, asparagus, mushrooms, and a little amount of potatoes. My sister had been served her fifth course, while they started all over with my order. I told them not to serve me another steak because my sister finish her meal and I wanted to leave so I could have dinner. As my wife always says: Don't order a steak from a diner. So true about this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Special occasions or just quiet dining with a friend. Fantastic food. Maybe just a tad too much attention from wait staff. A stool for my purse and reading glasses provided for fine print on the menu. (Never seen that before!) pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "For a quintessential fine dining experience, choose Yono's eight course tasting menu with wine pairings. Imaginative ingredients purposefully and delicately balanced to surprise your every sense. Wines chosen with knowledge, paired to bring out the most secretive nuances of flavor. High standards of service from a wait staff that one rarely sees in any contemporary restaurant all round out the perfect experience. Decor is reminiscent of days gone by when going to a restaurant was an adventure! I live in Rochester, NY but visit Albany at least twice a year to intrigue my palate at Yono's."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Dinner on Saturday, June 28th exceeded our expectations in every way. The service was perfect, our waiter Josh, was wonderful. He engaged in small talk here and there but left us, my girlfriend and myself, to enjoy ourselves. Which we did, it was wonderful. We didn't plan on having an appetizer but Josh suggested the alligator because we hadn't had it before. It was cooked perfectly! My friend had alligator once and was very displeased (not at Yono's) because it was very tough and not flavorful at all. I think he used the term "rubber" to describe it. The peppers were a great touch to the meal. I've worked in the restaurant industry for 7 years, I know true genuine service and this was it. We couldn't have asked for a better evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had never dined at Yono's before and we found it remarkable. The staff was very attentive and helpful with wine and food choices. Janelle chose a chardonnay for us that was fabulous. Our server was Gigi and she was delightful. The food is imaginative and delicious......my husband had the short ribs and I chose scallops for our entrées. It was an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Definitely for special occasions. Food is unique, well-prepared, interesting, but it is a very expensive restaurant. We've been going a couple of times a year for about 20 years."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Once again, Yono's manages to meet--and exceed--the very high standards they have set for themselves at my prior experiences with them. One is always greeted warmly, as a family member returning home, and this warmth is matched by impeccable attention to detail in the service. Staff are ready to take care of a need at a moment's notice, without ever feeling intrusive. The wine list is outstanding, with offerings for any palate, pairing or price point. Despite these many points of excellence, the food manages to distinguish itself with a creative blend of fresh ingredients that amuses, impresses, and delights--the chef's tasting and seasonal menus are not to be missed! A wonderful and unique restaurant, the area's absolute best!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I made a note that it was our 58th wedding anniversary. Yono's made this a memorable evening for us by adding extra touches to their customary professional attention to details. There was a champagne toast and a special insert in our menus. Even our dessert was trimmed in a chocolate anniversary greeting. We enjoyed the delicious 5-course Indonesian dinner with the outstanding wine pairing. Yono's is a real gem in the Albany fine dining scene."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Disappointing experience. Both service and food quality/presentation were a far cry from previous visits. Either they had a bad night or they are slipping. No longer worth the trip to Albany or the cost."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We live on the west coast, but were in Albany to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. We had heard about Yono's a couple of times, but the timing never seemed to work out. Anyway, this time we were determined and made a reservation. The food and service were outstanding. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and i always enjoy Yono's tasting menu.It's a great way to get a taste of what's on the menu..The waitstaff are always attentive and very friendly.I highly recommend Yono's."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This dish is awesome. I highly recommend it to any meat lover. The only issue is that I want more when I am done. This keeps me coming back!!! The experience at Yonos is outstanding. The owners make you feel part of their family and the staff is eager to please. This restaurant has survived the test of time by delivering on the basics, great food, great service and owners that have a passion. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Everything at Yono's is so well done. The food was a delicious experience, the service was superb and the experience was elegant but not overwhelming. We felt pampered and indulged by all."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "wonderful dining experience. food and service was exceptional. waitstaff very knowledgeable and helpful. my guests were very impressed."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Service was excellent! We had the 8 course tasting menu and the wait staff explained each dish in detail, along with the wine and why that particular wine was chosen. The tuna and char tartare was perfect with the sauces that accompanied it. The staff was attentive, but not hovering; they let you eat in peace, but were there immediately when needed."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is our second time at Yono's Restaurant. We love the food and service. However, dinners have to realize that the prices are fairly expensive."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "As first timers we were very impressed with the attentive service, food presentation, and deliciousness. The menu offers something for everyone but it is definitely upscale--my 4oz. Vouvray cost $15. However, if ambience and high quality food are your choice, I can think of no place I would recommend more highly."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Very slow disjointed service, perhaps they were short on staff. Food was very good/excellent but some dishes tasted overly salted. I have dined here before and every time was perfect. We ordered price fixe with wine pairings, wine portions were disappointingly small."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The wine pairing with the 4 course Spring meal was delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I don't mind paying more if the food is worth it. The food at Yono's is fit for the gods. Outstanding presentation. Creative flavor blending. Everything - food, service, ambiance - was wonderful. Yono's is a bit of a drive from where we live, but I plan to make the trip at least once a month. Perhaps most important for some people is the attention to food issues - gluten free, no problem. Women diners were given small "foot" stools on which to put their hand bags rather than having to put it on the floor. Yono's has thought of everything."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I brought my friend to this restaurant to celebrate her milestone birthday. Service was very good, professional and courteous. The night started with glasses of champagne. A nice touch! No trouble substituting any menu item. After dessert, the check was brought over with no offering of after dinner drinks. Overall, a very good experience, albeit pricey."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great meal at Yono's Monday evening! Service and food are always excellent. Four diners with four different meals - all great."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Loved all of the little touches throughout the meal. Great stemware & plates, an amuse bouche, purse benches, petit fours. We haven't found anything else like this in the area. We look forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "On special occasions like my birthday, I was surprised by a glass of champagne for my husband and me and a great desert plate with Happy Birthday written In delicious chocolate. We loved our meal."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "No matter how often I go to Yono's I always enjoy the experience, the service, and the music. ALWAYS!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Yono's maintains its enduring reputation as the finest restaurant in town. Its strong point is its unusual menu, However, the price for this fine dining experience comes with a Manhattan price."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was great, presentation was excellent , the service was awesome and the wine list was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Yono's. There is a lot of hype surrounding this restaurant and chef, but they live up to it! It was a wonderful meal, and the service was incredible. I highly recommend Yono's to anyone looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or simply indulge in delicious cuisine."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, but Parking is a major issue. They claim to have valet but when you attempt to use it on a busy night you are told there are no spots for Yono's and park on the street or in a garage. I would not plan on using the valet!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It's hard to find a restaurant north of the Tappan Zee bridge that compares with the fine cuisine available in the city. Yono's comes as close as can be, with exotic flavors,an artistic menu and fabulous wines. This is the go-to place when a special experience is in order."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The entire experience at this place was top notch. Outstanding service and attention, super wine pairings by the sommelier. The seasonal menu was well executed. This is one of the best restaurants in upstate NY, and would more than hold its own in NYC."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This restaurant had great service and amazing fresh raw oysters. The food was delicious. Great attention to detail. The ambience is a bit old fashioned, but classy."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "if you order the winter tasting, bring a doggie bag. not one for left overs, one with a hamburger from McDonalds. the full winter tasting dinner didn't equal a normal full appetizer. Two oysters, one scallop and two 1/4" thick lamb lollypops was the meal. I wanted to send the main plate back to the chef and ask if he was joking or if someone ate most of the plate on the way to the table but my wife doesn't like a scene."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I enjoyed everything about yono's from the wait staff to the atmosphere. Everything was great. It was def a romantic night. Will def be going back. The food was spectacular"
    Dined on 2/6/2014