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About Yono's Restaurant

Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for almost 30 years. Owned & operated by Chef Yono, Donna & Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is has recently gone through a renovation modernizing the dining room now elegantly appointed with neutral colors, bronzed mirrors, a 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

25 Chapel Street
Albany, NY 12210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: From 5:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Closed July 1-6.

Cross Street:
Sheridan Avenue

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 436-7747

Website:
http://www.yonos.com/

Entertainment:
Hamilton Street, a piano and bass duo, play light jazz & pop standards on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking in the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites lot for $7 (When Available). Metered Street Park is complimentary after 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Yono Purnomo

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Yono's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Live Music (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (4)
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Organic (3)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome dining experience , food exceptional! Impressive wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My server was a wonderful woman named Jeane, her service was top of the line. It as a courtier atmosphere and all parties of involved work as a famiky. The cuisine wss exceptional. Will be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The rijsttafel was fantastic. Yono came out to greet us after our meal and congratulated us on our 37th anniversary

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Impeccable service and great food. Pianist provides the right atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food and ambiance were excellent. However, although we indicated this was a birthday celebration and Yono's called to confirm that, while they did have a personalized menu for our birthday guest, they forgot to bring out the candle with dessert and have the pianist play the birthday song (as they did for 2 other customers). A disappointment given the size of the check.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Yono
The waitstaff is exceptional and the food was very good. We did not care for where we were sitting which was near an open door so you could hear the restaurant next-door. We will be more specific about where we want to sit next time

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We dine here regularly so we know what to expect. Normally everything is perfect; however, our recent visit did not stand up to our high expectations. Appetizers, wine and dessert were excellent as always; however, our entrees were subpar at best. My wife ordered a $56 ribeye steak special and I ordered lamb which I've had in the past. The steak was of poor quality and over cooked. My lamb was very small, only about 5 bites, and had little taste. The server we started with did nothing to deal with the issue. Another employee, I believe she was the hostess, came to our table but her approach and words regarding the problem only made the matter worse. Fortunately, another long time server who knew us, Gigi, came to our table and helped to salvage the evening. The steak was removed from our bill but I am still annoyed at the overall treatment we, as regulars, received from the restaurant. We won't be back in the foreseeable future. They may have permanently lost us as customers after this experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The dining room, accessible through a buzzy, noisy bar is the total opposite ... quiet, tables well spaced, linen and great service. We loved it and if you've got any queries on wine ask Josh who is a mine of information, especially about local NY wines.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

What a great place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! The food was fabulous! Every dish was so tasteful with a variety of flavours that blended together deliciously. Nothing overpowering or imbalanced. The ambiance was impeccable. Very quiet, subdued lighting, live music from a great singer/pianist in the background made dinner very comfortable. And the best part was the consistent and continual attentiveness of the staff. They were all incredibly kind and worked very hard to make us feel at ease and take careof everything we needed. They were very personable and took time to explain what each dish was. I don't know why we never went there before, but we will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent experience, as always. Top notch food and service. Love those pretzel rolls.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

It was a nice surprise seeing our names on the menu congratulating us on our 30th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the Traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel menu with the tailored wine selection. The food is delicious. The chocolate "Happy 30th Anniversary" message on our dessert made this dinner even more special. The service was exceptional . It was a lovely dining experience and we look forward to our next dinner there soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Hands down the best restaurant in the Capital Region. The entire staff really understands hospitality and make you feel comfortable yet pampered. The food is outstanding - try the pork belly appetizer for a bite of heaven.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband & I celebrated his 60th birthday at Yono's Restaurant. This upscale, fine dining restaurant is unique in the Capital District & THE place to celebrate special occasions. The five course Traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel with wine pairings was an epicurean delight. The quiet atmosphere ensured a romantic dining experience. Every detail was carefully attended to by the staff - including birthday wishes , in chocolate sauce, on my husband's Indonesian Bananas Foster plate.

We recommend Yono's to everyone interested in delicious, beautifully prepared foods & an extensive wine list.

Bon Appetit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My fiancé and I were celebrating our birthdays. We were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne when we were seated. The roasted tomato and red pepper velouté amuse bouche was incredibly flavorful and perfect. The salmon tartare appetizer was fantastic as well. I got my usual short ribs dish for main course which never disappoints. Our crème brûlée dessert came with happy birthday message and a candle. Wonderful service and delicious food throughout the night. We always look forward to dining at Yono's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Just a remarkable place. There is NOTHING negative to be said. One of the finest establishments in New York, including NY City. A "must go"!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

#yono's in #albany was a lovely find for a special occasion! Top notch service, New York State wines and a chef's tasting menu #foodies will love! Creative flavor profiles on every dish we had from the citrus scallop crudo to the pork belly and Icelandic lamb to the strawberry merengue dessert... and a few amuse bouche to boot! Extravagant but worth it!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was unlike any other! Overall a phenomenal experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing place to be if you value your special occasion. They take care of every customer as if they are the only ones there. Had an amazing birthday night for my husband. Extremely fantastic service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Yono's is an experience. I felt like we were transported into a different world away from the outside. It is relaxing and the food is so wonderful. We loved every minute!!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Totally amazing food... very creative. Great service and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

One of the best dining experiences. The wait staff is very attentive and they anticipate your needs. The 24 hour braised pork belly is divine. The wine pairings are perfect. Definitely a must try. As a recent transplant to Albany, this made me love the city all the more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Yono's is located within DB's, which is itself within the Hampton Inn, which means there are likely no walk-ins, there are no windows, and you have to pay to park. It is quiet enough for a business meeting without being "dead". The service is very attentive (maybe a tad obsequious) and they present the food with good descriptions. The food itself is interesting to both American and Pan-Asian palates, is high-end with some locavore offerings, and Yono's provides excellent and knowledgeable accommodation to food allergies (including offering fresh-from-the-oven gluten free rolls). They also accommodated special requests and offered several tasting menus.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful, consistent and beautiful! That includes the service, food and ambience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The service, food and ambiance were amazing. The attention to detail was above and beyond.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great for pre theatre meal

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The service is wonderful. The food is good, but overpriced for what it is. The wine list is vast.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Amazing experience. They made our Anniversary very special with great service and delicious food. They personalized our manu and our dessert.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 20, 2017

From start to finish could not ask for more.
Staff excellent and professional.
Food outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, amazing food and wine. Tasting menu was perfectly paired with wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

An incredible all around dining experience unrivaled in the region. From start to finish, a flawless evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Because this was far from my first experience eating at Yono's at this location or all the way back to when the owner was cooking at 21, our meal was not a surprise. As we have cometo expect it was just simply perfect.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fabulous find for excellent dining in the Albany capital district neighborhood! Exceptional service and amazing menu tastings with wine pairings available. I highly recommend Yono's to celebrate a special occasion for an amazing experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

nice atmosphere, had quiet piano playing to set the anniversary mood. we went with the 5 course Indonesian tasting menu with wine pairings. Portions were a bit large for a tasting. We took some of course 3 thru 5 home. EXCELLENT wine pairings. Companion didn't want white wine pairings, and was immediately given red pairings. Will go back to try other menu items.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The wait staff couldn't have been more attentive and courteous regarding our meal And, they handled a slightly intrusive fellow diner with grace. He was someone we knew who suffers from alzheimers. Food and wine pairings were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Wedding anniversary dinner. Yono's staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and plentiful. Velvet upholstered purse stools (Italian tradition) were offered to other guests. My wife was not offered but obtained her own from the dining room. Size of Yono's dining room was a bit on the small side. Seating was limited. Recommend advanced reservations. Noise level okay. Live piano and occasional singing by talented artist. Extensive and impressive wine list. My spouse has eaten authentic, home made Indonesian food at a family friends' home. Yono's first and second course Indonesian fried rice dish was saturated in soy sauce and molded to the pan. A bit disappointing. The entrée portions of the tuna loin and pan roasted duck were small and not as flavorful compared to the mid to high end equivalent restaurants of Midtown Manhattan. Several sauces and purees decorated the plates but did not contribute significantly to entrée flavor. My wife and I shared the Indonesian bananas foster. Unfortunately, the bananas were unripe and uncaramelized. Nice place to visit once but may select a different, mid to high end restaurant for future special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Live Music, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Went to Yono's after our engagement. They helped make a special day even more special! From the wait staff to the food, everything was perfect. Such an excellent experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a great experience! We really enjoyed it. Our favorite restaurant in Albany.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Outstanding food, service, ambiance. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome, and well taken care of. Very varied menu items, all of exceptional quality. A great place to take a special someone for any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Food and service are impeccable. A true delight in fine dining. Recent updates to dining room are lovely; only "downside" is that it is a completely internal space -- no natural light or windows. Special occasion-worthy...make sure to let them know in advance if you're celebrating for some additional touches.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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