Yono's Restaurant
Yono's Restaurant

Yono's Restaurant

  • 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: Indonesian, Asian, Contemporary American
  • 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 5184367747x
  • 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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Yono's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)fit for foodies (47)romantic (42)notable wine list (41)neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (11)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Special Occasions
    arb43
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another peerless experience...
    MirDreamsVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable Anniversary
    Pjbin
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding discovery
    hungryfoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Supersitz
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Rib Heaven
    Persona
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bridget
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • experience
    thomas
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    wonderful dining experience. food and service was exceptional. waitstaff very knowledgeable and helpful. my guests were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful dinning experience!
    Rickjo
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yono experience
    RogerVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highend Delight
    Middlebrow
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Confused.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The wine pairing with the 4 course Spring meal was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food for the Gods
    Roberta
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Milestone birthday
    vanjoe
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful!
    Lorr
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Great meal at Yono's Monday evening! Service and food are always excellent. Four diners with four different meals - all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining
    CapitalDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On special occasions like
    yummy
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always an experience
    malito
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    No matter how often I go to Yono's I always enjoy the experience, the service, and the music. ALWAYS!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best high-end restaurant in Albany
    Reese
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommended
    IshC
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Food was great, presentation was excellent , the service was awesome and the wine list was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A real treat
    CPAYMAT
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service,
    po38596
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYC in Albany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The entire experience at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant had great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bring a doggie bag
    CcomanDave
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First class dining experience
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    It was a quiet night when I arrived, and I must admit, I felt like a queen. Garrett and Janelle both provided friendly and attentive, but not smothering, service, and the food was exceptional. The stand out for me was the Maine sea urchin "carbonara" which used the unctuousness of the sea urchin and used it as a sauce. It was minerally and brine-y and delicious. Always look forward to my visits here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special New Year's Eve
    flarcus
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyed this hidden gem, tucked away inside another restaurant in side a Hampton Inn downtown. Great little scallops "3-way" to start, and a nice 3 course prix fixe dinner. Wish we had more time to try toe 10 course tasting meal, but we only had 80 minutes before a concert. Service was outstanding. Fresh baked pretzel rolls were a nice touch.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classy but mediocre food
    Joecat
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful staff. Great wine list. Subpar food. I wanted this place to have the whole package. Scallops were mush. Duck nothing special
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone has a bad night
    nycapcpl
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    A bad night to enjoy a nice dinner for two. There was a very rauccus party in part of restuarant. Had to ask waiter to repeat what he was saying numerous times. In choosing wine I said we had ideas but were interested in thier opinion. We expected the sommelier to come to the table instead we were brought 2 glasses of wine supposedly suggested by the sommelier. More then 1 server attended to us, one did not realize we had finished the water and poured several ounces of our wine into a water glass before we could stop him. NOT the attentive service we were expecting. We're sure it was just a bad night but we were extremely disappointed. We looked forward to a fantastic night with superb service and we were let down. The food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant in Albany
    Paul
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Very good food and A+ service. Entrée was oversalted. Other than that, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Pure Excellence
    CapitalDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    People who knock Albany for it's lack of quality restaurants have never been to Yono's. This restaurant exceeds expectations all around. An warm, gracious service; a beautiful setting; an in depth wine list with many, many vintages; and food that looks as beautiful as it tastes delicious. We enjoyed it so much, we bought gift certificates for a few "foodies" in our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Grand Tasting
    IshC
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    The grand tasting menu was excellent each of the eight courses was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    CapitalDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    From the bottom to the top and the top to the bottom this is hands down the best restaurant in the area. We are continually impressed with all facets of the dining experience. The food, ambiance, service & wine list are second to none. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Great Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We had not been to Yono's in a while and remeber we had a great experience the last time we went. It was our anniversary and we were not disappointed. All aspects of our dinnig experience were excellent. My only regret is that I had to share the Oysters with my husband. They were so delicious I could have eaten them all myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I travel frequently and eat out all the time. Yono's is by far my favoriate restaurant. The service was impecible. The ambience perfect. The duck, was the best I have ever had. It had that crisp skin on the outside with a perfect medium interior, perfect temperature. Fantastic! Well done Yono's. My only regret? I rarely visit Albany!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Maddie
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience! Everything was amazing and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.