Yono's Restaurant

4.7
961 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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
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RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yono's always provides a fabulous dining experience. Most recently, my party of four had the tasting menu with the deluxe wine pairing. From the sommelier Josh, to the waitstaff to Yono and Donna, this is the restaurant in Albany for a world class meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, attentive and very knowledgeable. Pleasant people and seemed very enthusiastic about our service. Food was delicious and elegant plating

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 1

Anniversary- Very good service and wonderful food

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service with really good food. Absolutely enjoyed it.

E
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place all the time, and a fab place for a special occasion. Will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delectable! Service was awesome. A special thank you to Josh who made our experience all that much better.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had one night in town, after a bit of research we chose Yono's.
What a fabulous evening, food was excellent, staff out of the top draw, and the Sommelier Joshua a credit to himself and Yono's, his knowledge and passion for wine second to none.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening!!
Thanks team!!!
Jeff & Janice C

KH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely going back to this place for another special event, the staff was amazing and very attentive, and the ambiance was romantic with live piano music playing quietly in the background. Food was amazing, a little expensive but worth it. Was a great, romantic spot.

VH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! The sommelier was outstanding and gave us detailed advice and information about the wines for our meal.

b
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very polite, but very slow. For example it took approximately 40 minutes for our cocktails to arrive! I found the piano to be an annoyance. Food was well prepared and quantity was fine. The bill for two was $140, and did not include wine.

GP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really special evening. Food was excellent. Service was attentive. Very pretty setting. Service a bit rushed.

AJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Our server Josh made the evening spectacular. He is hilarious and professional at the same time.

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely anniversary dinner

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had high hopes for the ristaffel Indonesian menu which is what we came for but it didn’t hit the mark. The satay was very nice but didn’t need to been drizzled in soy and sweet chili. The gado gado was extremely plain - barely a hint of peanut sauce. The pickle in a few of the dishes was good but could have had more variety than one vegetable. Of the tasting plate the beef rendang and noodles were quite nice, the pork tiny which ultimately wasn’t bad as it wasn’t tasty. The wine pairings were not good of the ones we tried. A very sweet Riesling and a red I can’t recall which I should have declined from the tasting (my fault). In summary, was hoping for some of the big spicey scents and flavors of the original dishes and found almost none.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word: sublime!

RT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and adventurous cuisine. Excellent waiter service and accommodating wait staff that was eager to serve and very friendly. Great wine selection. Portions were perfectly sized.

GP
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oustanding

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most outstanding fine good restaurant in the Greater New York area.

Wonderful service delicious food. Thank you

LH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, staff and meal all exceptional!

I
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from all perspectives!

LF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, fabulous service, delightful atmosphere. What more could one ask for?
Great place, recommend for any occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff ambiance and food....owner/chef makes it feel like your family comes to each table and spends time to talk with you makes your meal that much more memorable.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

KM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The indonesian food was excellent. We had the tasting plate. For desert we trird three different ones and every oneliked theirs.

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special treat to dine at Yono’s. Superb menu, presentation and delivery. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I shared with Yono’s (thru my open table reservation) that it was our anniversary and they gave us complimentary sparkling wine, mini servings of asparagus soup and foie gras and a platter that they wrote Happy Anniversary in chocolate syrup with chocolate covered toffee and little cookies!! Felt like a queen 👸!! Amazing presentation and attentive service. Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary! Everything was Superb!

LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Service was on point- Gigi was amazing. The food was delicious as well.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly excellent birthday dinner experience!

AM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

There’s a lot of hype about the place. It’s way over priced. Our server wasn’t very efficient or helpful. We ordered a glass of wine at the bar before dinner, (DP’s) and it was $14.00 a glass. We ordered our 2nd glass from inside Yono’s and it was $16.00 a glass. Same wine, same bar. I wouldn’t go back. It was average, at best.

DV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The only complaint I would have is the amount of food is small even for a top end restaurant.
I don’t expect dinner proportions but the lamb consisted of perhaps 4 or 5 small bit sized pieces.
With a very small scattering of veggies.
I doubt if the amount of lamb would even equal 1 small chop.
Service, ambiance is excellent
Parking even with validation is still $8.00.
The restaurant is a tenet in hotel so I guess the hotel is to blame but validation could cover more the just 1/4 of the cost.

LR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Yono’s was the perfect place for a special milestone birthday meal. Piano and bass played in the background while we indulged in exquisitely prepared octopus, duck, noodles, scallops and just the right amount of seasoned baby potatoes, root vegetables and sauces. Wine selection is extensive and can be paired, should you choose a tasting menu. Desserts were decadent. Coffee excellent. Conversation was easy as the acoustics allowed for close seating but private talk. Understated decor was lush and made it feel like a special place. This my go-to place for treating my most beloved friends.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yono's is definitely a high end restaurant, but compared to other high end places, you feel like it worth the extra cost (as opposed to some where you feel you paid too much). The relatively small area works in its favor, too. It is the only restaurant where I would feel comfortable selecting something blindly off the menu and know I would be happy with it.

R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this restaurant for special occasions because it is special. Food always excellent and service spectacular. So glad this special place is near me.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal Friday night at Yono's. What a pleasure to eat in a restaurant of this caliber. Dining room is beautiful, our server, Dee was excellent and the food all outstanding. We loved the wonderful music by the talented pianist and cello player. The owners and kitchen should be congratulated.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service. I had the short rib and it was one of the beat meals of my life. The head chef even came out to greet and talk to me and offered me a glass of wine. I would go back to Albany just to go here again

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was not very impressed with the menu. I order the short ribs. Portion was generous, however,?the peanut sauce was to heavy for an already heavy dish. Otherwise, fiat prices for the meal.

E
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Walked in the entrance to a noisy bar room without any indication of where I should go. Had to search out the person who showed me to a back room which is where the main restaurant is. Had to ask first if I was in the right restaurant. Back room was nice with very nice music. Was told the Quality of the food in the front room was similar to the food in the back room but At a fraction of the price. Had to ask for silverware to be placed on the table plus other amenities. Server was quite nice and friendly but did not feel either of the two servers were on top of their game. Disappointed considering the hype of going there and the cost of the meal. The food was very good. But for a restaurant like this you expect it all.

Z
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Everything was top notch

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing! Try the 5 course Indonesian cuisine with wine pairing- fabulous!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our top 5 meals at a restaurant. The four and five course wine pairings and food selections were absolutely outstanding. I have eaten twice before and it was good, but this was our first time selecting the tasting menu and it was phenomenal.

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