Yono's Restaurant

4.7
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1031 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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matthewk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's has come back strong and takes #1 in Albany dining.

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JoeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For special occasions. Amazing flavors of unique cuisine

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OutofTowner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Yono’s is the definition of fine dining. Even in these unprecedented times Yono’s continues to shine. Food is ethereal, the wine list touches all bases and service remains impeccable. The atmosphere in the dining room is classic.

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vipLeonardG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service as usual, highly recommend

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vipGladtobeBack
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared meal with Yono's patented layer enhancing flavor twist. Staff was very attentive and interactive.

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BridgetG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went there on a whim, just to try something new. I went with the 3 course prix fixe menu and he went all in on the tasting menu. We weren’t disappointed with a single thing! My duck was hands down the best prepared duck I’ve ever had. Also, everything is made to order so my gluten and dairy allergy was easily catered to. 100% would recommend to anyone considering to go!!!

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MichaelH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Yono’s did a fabulous job with our dinner from the preparation to the ambiance everything was wonderful. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out since March, and it couldn’t have been a better experience. The staff was very thoughtful of health precautions, and we were lucky to have the entire formal dining room to ourselves. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. I highly recommend this for a date night or special occasion.

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LilahQuerida
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Yono’s, on a regular night or when celebrating a special occasion! The amuse bouche, showcasing the chef’s creativity and bravado with flavor, never disappoints. The culinary adventure continues with the first and main courses that simultaneously excite and dare your palate. Such a gem of a restaurant tucked away in an unexpected setting!

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ShannonD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to this restaurant a handful of times now, it is more than fair to say that Yono's is an exceptional establishment that focuses on all of the right details. From ambience and service to the incomparable quality of the food and wine, it is by far my husband's and my favorite restaurant to celebrate a momentous occasion (in fact, I am writing this review following our first anniversary dinner!). Given the current climate, it was important to us that we dine inside only in the safest of conditions - for example, dining in a socially-distanced area - and Yono's exceeded our expectations. We felt safe, secure, and incredibly taken care of. We will be returning time and time again, and and we will continue to recommend Yono's to our friends and family!

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fredb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and wine. Would always recommend Yono's for a special occasion...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time. Great food. Good service. Very good wine, well paired with the food

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ReginaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Eaten here many times and loved it. Not this time. We were forced to purchase a prie fixe (it was all that was available) that we didn't want. Bread was stale, desert was way too acidic. Not up to par. Will be a while before I go back.

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QuangT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional dinner as always. Dominique is a great host and the food and service was fantastic.

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K2QY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list, great service....truly a gem in the Albany area.

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OutofTowner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being able to dine once again at Yono’s defines a pleasure in life. The food and ambiance were fabulous. Service was impeccable and staff followed the law to the letter in terms of when dealing with diners.

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NicholasT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating three birthdays with friends and the manager reached out after we made the reservation to get their names. When we arrived we had personalized menus wishing each of them a happy birthday. It was an excellent experience and one couple had not visited Yono's before were highly impressed. We've eaten there before and it is always excellent. I will go back and encourage everyone I know to try it at least once.

Thanks again for a great weekend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were satisfied with our experience. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. The owner was friendly and personable. Thank you!

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, and the service was top notch! One of the best places in Albany for sure.

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UpstateFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love yonos !

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Dazzle
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy our waiter was terrific ; perfect timing and very accommodating. Chef made additions and deletions for our plates as requested . No problem .
Veal Chop and Steak were outstanding. Be prepared to relax and experiment with some new tastes!

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Fran
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Unfortunately it was just fine. We were hoping for a really delicious experience..it was not. Also,although staff is attentive they failed to serve one of our courses and botched our check. Noise level from adjoining bar/restaurant was annoying.

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vipAndreaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Valentine's Day and really enjoyed the live music! The food was great and the chef was seen several times in the dining room checking on guests. We would definitely come back if we're in the area again.

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RickM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service excellent. Very friendly and professional. Food was great until desert. Pecan tart was mushy and lost the benefit of texture. Also service seemed to get a bit disconnected as restaurant got busy. But still a lovely experience worth the visit for sure

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TimD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with a artistic presentation. Fantastic, impeccable service all in a beautiful dining room!
We enjoyed a truly special dining experience!

Thanks so much!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's Restaurant was a dining experience like no other - the ambiance was calm and welcoming in an upbeat tempo, the service was exceptional, and the food was amazing in both flavor and presentation. If you also enjoy eating with your eyes, Yono's is where you should be.

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annf
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience! Did the grand tasting menu, they even switched an item for me (not a fan of foie gras). The presentation was great, the food was amazing, and the wine pairings were spot on. Made a special occasion even more special.

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MichaelS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Yono’s. Everything was as you would expect with fine dining. Impeccable service, wonderful menu, excellent food. Highly recommend!

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ClaireR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overall, the entire experience was less than one would expect. Most of the food was over salted and/or cold. Some of it was just inedible. Our primary server was lovely, but our wine service was poor - coming out too early or late. I'm GF and although they made an effort with GF bread, the first batch was burned. And when they eventually brought out some, it was raw. I wouldn't recommend trying this spot.

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LynnC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely meal for a birthday celebration. We had mentioned the birthday in the reservation and a birthday note was printed on the menu for that night and then we were greeted with sparkling wine. The cocktails, meal and wine were delicious making for a very special evening.

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MisterA
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation, dishes and combinations not found anywhere else!

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kbap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a little problem and confusion in what I had order but they made it good and brought the correct Item with no questions asked. A little pricey but food was excellent

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JeffC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and the service team was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening, my only complaint was the wait time but it was understandable due to New Year’s Eve

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but a bit expensive.

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SnLBeau
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impossible to find a better tasting menu in the capital district! Yono's creations are artful, creative and delicious - definitely a splurge meant for a special occasion! I love that he personally takes time to check in with all of the tables make sure his guests are happy. A nice personal touch! For a quieter dining experience, you may want to request a table that is farther away from the waiter station/entrance to the kitchen, but aside from that, our dining experience far exceeded expectations!

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BryanMO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yono's has been a mainstay in the high end restaurant scene of Albany for a long time, and for a reason. The constantly evolving, innovative menu has something to offer everyone. If you are looking for a romantic dinner in a great setting with fantastic food, look no further.

JD
JoeD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience in Albany NY region. Highly recommend for any special occasion.

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Elzim
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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KendalH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, interesting and delicious food, excellent service, lovely dining area, not-so-hidden gem!

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