Yono's Restaurant

4.7
850 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 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.
If booking is full at your desired time slot, please contact us at (518) 436-7747 as we may be able accommodate.
Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(518) 436-7747
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Yono Purnomo
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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.
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Private party contact
Donna Purnomo: (518) 436-7747
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sheridan Avenue
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Parking details
Valet Parking in the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites lot for $7 (When Available). Metered Street Park is complimentary after 5pm.
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Entertainment
Hamilton Street, a piano and bass duo, play light jazz & pop standards on Friday & Saturday evenings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 850 People Are Saying
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Dallas
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible place!

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and ambiance. The cuisine is exquisite. On the pricier side of local choices but worth the treat for special occasions.

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service in this restaurant is exceptionally good and the food is thoroughly enjoyable.

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a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Albany for the weekend. Decided to try the place. Very nice decor, excellent service and superb food. We will be back there anytime we are in town. Five stars place for sure

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JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here several times and the meals have always been outstanding. However, several of us got the 24 hour beef ribs and they we not good. They were undercooked and tough twice! We opted for a different meal which was fantastic. The owner made it right and came over to our table and apologized and went into the kitchen to find out the issue. So they did right by us for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yono's accommodated my husband and I for our 5 year wedding anniversary. They printed special menus with our names on them and at the end of the night, made a plate with chocolates and tarts, with 'happy anniversary' written in chocolate across the plate. It was very thoughtful, and we very much enjoyed our dinner. We met the chef, who was very pleasant. The food was outstanding, and there was enough to enjoy, but not so much to overwhelm. The service was impeccable, with several attendants working together to ensure our table was set properly and cleared quickly. We look forward to going for our next big occasion, as we were both genuinely impressed by the evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was absolutely amazing and very friendly. Very knowledgeable as well. Such a smooth switch between settings, absolutely amazing

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Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Albany and wanted an extraordinary meal - Yono’s did not disappoint! Entering the rear dining room gave a clue that the experience would be special - it was actually perfect. Very skilled and attentive wait staff, loved that the options ranged between international fusion and Indonesian. We tried a bit of each and wanted to return the next night for more. Albany-ites are fortunate indeed to have such an outstanding restaurant in their city.

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DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for an Anniversary. It was a nice surprise that the specials menu wished us a happy anniversary. They had printed it especially for us.
The staff and service was terrific.
Menu was interesting and everything sounded like it would be good.
Our food was good and well prepared I just think that my expectations were higher for the way friends raved about the food.
Go see for yourself. It certainly wasn’t a wasted night. I had a very nice time with an enjoyable experience.

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Generally a great experience. Service was rated very good rather than outstanding because one member of our party wanted to order wine with the main course but was not given the opportunity even though he had made it known during the initial ordering that he desired to order wine with the main course . And the wait staff did not follow up with us on our satisfaction with the main course until after the course was finished.

The value rating was also very good rather than outstanding as some menu items and most of the wine list (compared to similar wine offerings at other restaurants) seemed very pricy.

That being said, the various special touches at Yono's and the recognition of a customer event (recent retirement) were very much appreciated. Staff, including the chef who briefly visited our table, were all very friendly and responsive to our questions.

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NC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yono's was a unique dining experience. When you are going to spend this amount of money, you have to put trust in the chef. We each ordered one of the tasting menus, in order to try most of the options. While some did not appeal to my palate, I was not let down. One of the more expensive meals I have enjoyed, but enjoy it I did. The chef came out and spoke to every table. This happens on occasion, but what made this unique was his personability. He made us feel comfortable, at home, in a fine dining establishment. The tasting menu was an experience, and I tried a number of things I never would have thought to order. Overall, it was a wonderful birthday, and an experience I won't soon forget.

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B
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. My wife and I both had the tasting menu. Each course was excellent. Prepared perfectly. Garrett, our server, is a gem. A real professional and takes pride in his work. Both Yono and his lovely wife Donna stopped by the table to ensure all was well. Our 11 year old granddaughter was with us and the staff made sure she was satisfied with her dinner (very picky). They succeeded! In my opinion, best restaurant north of NYC and can compete with the top restaurants in the city. Looking forward to our next trip to Albany.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time and definitely not the last time visiting Yono’s. The food had the authentic Indonesian flavors. Everything was enjoyable. The staff was friendly and accommodated a mix of prefix and a la cart for our table of 5 so we could try a variety of dishes.

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RA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great service. Fancy, highly crafted menu and wine list. Ambiance is a small side room for dining that isn't much to write home about. Music is Friday nights and adds a very lovely ambiance.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Many thanks to Dominick and the staff for making Wendy’s birthday very special

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A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Appetizers were terrific. Creative menu. Wine list is crazy....and very extreme. Worth a,trip for sure. Dress is upscale in the dining room. Try this restaurant. It's pricey and worth it. The staff takes excellent care.

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent though the service wasn’t quit as good as usual The staff was off its usual excellent beat!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, gracious eating.
Can't wait to return to try the 5 course tasting.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gigi our server was excellent. Food locally sourced, tasty, and creative. The formal dining room is FORMAL (we didnt realize, thought we were eating in their bar when we made reservations) but the staff did not bat an eyelash at our attire (jeans!). It is a costly evening out, but if you like to enjoy a fantastic meal in a quiet relaxing environment, you won't be disappointed.

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner menu great wine list wonderful service. Highly recommend it

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K
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the attention we were given but we were seated near the kitchen and although we felt cozy and had the perfect spot to people watch, the kitchen noise was a bit distracting. We are looking forward to visiting in September for our 11 year anniversary (last year we were heading home from France - a family wedding & the beach on the French Riviera)

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AG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful. Great food. Great service. Excellent restaurant. I can’t wait to go back. Try the Indonesian noodles or the rockfish. The very best. The music was also awesome. You feel like you are back in the 1930s in. Speakeasy.

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DP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, a waiter nearly at your side. Food was very nice, however it is a very expensive restaurant. I knew that before going in, hence the Groupon but even with that it was $100/person

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HV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in Albany with delicious Indonesian food. The service could not have been more accommodating. A very special place.

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LR
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal in a beautiful environment. My wife and I went for her birthday, and the experience reminded us of what a gem we have here in Albany

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service and the atmosphere were all wonderful. Kudos to the staff for an exceptional dining experience! Can’t wait to return.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. We appreciate excellent service and food, we were so happy. The perfect place if its a special day.

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S
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Yono's offers the opportunity to try Indonesian cooking or stay with American fare. My wife had Indonesian food, I had American fare and a friend had a bit of each. All agreed that it was excellent. The servers were very attentive and responsive. It is a bit on the pricey side, though. We thought that it was worth it.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful dining experience. The food is truly exceptional and the service top notch! Nice quiet romantic ambiance, perfect for a special occasion. Will definitely recommend the baked oysters and the roasted lamb rib-eye. Superb.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to celebrate our son’s college graduation and the restaurant personalized our menus for us which was a very nice touch. They also gave us a champagne toast to our son. The food was fantastic and unique. The service was great and very well timed. Overall we had a wonderful experience at Yono‘s and would return again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a while, and we travel the world! The Indonesian Tasting Menu is what attracted me to this restaurant. We started at the bar with a craft cocktail. The bar is impressive with various liquors we were not familiar with, to include a nice assortment of bitters. The bar and front restaurant have good energy. Dinner was in a quiet dinning room in the back. Service-- 5 star! The suggested wine was perfectly described and reasonable. The tasting menu was exquisite.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars for this restaurant!

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D
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointing. My scallops came cold. My wife's monkfish was extremely overcooked. My scallops were reheated and they cooked a new piece of fish for my wife. My scallops were then brought back to me and my wife's fish was brought around 15 minutes later. Not the way fine dining is supposed to be served. And they didn't offer a round of drinks, coffee or dessert as an apology.

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TS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and nice place. Wonderful service.

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Well done!

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating Indonesian food it was amazing. Our waiter was excellent and all staff is professional.Great wine list.

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JG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not our best experience at Yono’s ... food was ok but not as good as usual ... kind of blah

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my birthday and they went out of their way to make me feel special. Our waiter Josh was fantastic. And the food was to die for. I can’t wait to go back again!

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PW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall good experience - food, service, ambience. The only thing that I can pick on was the distance between tables is a bit tight. We arrived at 5:30 pm and had reservations for a table of 4. We were seated in between 2 other tables (4 and 6 people) and I would recommend the host to spread it out instead of clamping all the tables together all at once. Or the distance between tables can be improved.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Son (4) and I had a wonderful date. Teaching him proper etiquette and hoping he will retain this for future dates as a gentleman. The staff, food, and the overall experience was outstanding. I would highly recommend Yono's for anyone wanting to enjoy a special dinner with that special someone in your life!

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