Yono's Restaurant

4.8
909 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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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place especially for special occasion dining. Special attention to details from the moment we entered until we left.

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything about this place is amazing and worth the visit!!! Excellent service, impeccable food all for a very reasonable price comparing to other restaurants of similar quality. Now I know the restaurant cant control the intrusive subtleties of an unpleasant guest, so unfortunately some of the clientele were a bit stuffy, spoke down to staff, and were giving me and my partner dirty looks for laughing and enjoying ourselves for our anniversary, but the staff were extremely professional and courteous, and the food was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to this establishment and was very impressed. Yono came to us for a visit and Donna was amazing. The food was amazing and priced accordingly. Be careful you don't order an appetizer for dinner (my bad). You cannot go wrong eating here.

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m
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toni’s is our special occasion restaurant. The imaginative and delicious food, decor and incredible service set it apart.

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LH
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Walking in to the gorgeous dining room, seated next to a beautiful live piano musician, wine and food off- the-carts amazing !!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Lovely lovely lovely experience. Will be back for sure.

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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and amazing cuisine. My favorite restaurant in Albany.

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HP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Yonos has always been a great food and ambiance experience. The wine dinner was very enjoyable, the wines excellent, the service excellent, however, the food was disappointing. Hot entrees not very hot and overall not up to the standard I have come to expect from Yonos. While I do really like the idea of these wine/dinner events I would need to be assured that the accompanying entrees would be as delicious as the wines served with them.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great ambiance
Took my wife to dinner on her birthday
Will go again

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ST
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

we were pleased with the menu and the multitude of choice as well as the impressive wine list.
the service was just fine.
the perfect place for a romantic night out with your partner. we enjoyed out evening .

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. The food, service and atmosphere were perfect!

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my wife's birthday. Exactly what I would expect from a fine dining experience - from the moment my wife and I were seated until our meal was finished. The staff was very friendly accommodating, the food was incredible, the wine list is extensive and the atmosphere was on point. Highlight - piano player sang personalized happy birthday to my wife as our dessert came to the table just an added unexpected touch. Also enjoyed a glass of complimentary sparkling wine when we were seated. The food (five stars) is made to order so staff reiterated that if anything needed to be substituted due to allergy/intolerance they were very understanding. We will be back!! Thank you Yonos for making my wife's birthday so enjoyable.

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RT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere - - - what more can you ask for? Yono's is the best!

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TM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the highest quality foodie spot in the Capital Region. I really can't rank any of these as being better than the other: service, ambiance and food - they're all fantastic. For a special dinner or date, this is the only choice.

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NI
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was nothing short of phenomenal. It was a last minute reservation for Valentine’s Day and it was the absolute best decision. The staff were freindly, professional and accommodating, the dining room clean and intimate, and the food was nothing short of spectacular. It will remain on my list as THE go to for fine dining in Albany. Highest recommendation.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. The ambiance was incredible and perfect for Valentine's Day. Their special menu was phenomenal and they are very generous with extra sides throughout the meal. I can't recommend them enough for a special occasion!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is one of our favorites in the area !!! The food is like no other we ordered two of the six course tasting menus and it was amazing !!! The fact that Yono the owner goes to every table and talks to each guest makes the experience that much better !!!

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yono’s is my wife’s and my favorite restaurant in the Albany area. Always great service, ambience, and food.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and discreet. The food provided imaginative versions of old favorites. We had the duck and the short ribs which were both outstanding and perfectly prepared. Every dish from salad and bread to a rich chocolate dessert was excellent. It was also a treat to have the best Cosmo I have ever experienced. I strongly recommend this restaurant for quality, service, innovation and an overall great experience.

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OD
Philadelphia
141 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, and unexpected in its blend of the chef's Southeast Asian heritage -- subtle curries and Indonesian rijsttafel -- with European haute cuisine. The wine selection is also impressive and the pairings incredibly well suited to the curries. First-rate service. Couldn't recommend the place more highly. But the prices are not cheap!

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b
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was over priced. I ordered the lobster tails and I was under the impression I would get muntiple tails. Instead they took one take and cut it in half and charged 42 dollars which did not include a side. Well unhappy with that and will not be returning.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chefs tasting menu for 2 with premium wine pairing. Food was excellent. Few rude guests who don’t have an awareness of others who’d prefer not to hear your conversation from the other side of the room. It’s an expensive experience, but your expectations and desires will be met. 9 course tasting with wine, coffee... $450 plus gratuity.

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AM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother has mentioned coming to this restaurant for a while as she has met the owners. My brother, mother and I decided to treat ourselves. It was excellent. Food, service, everything was exceptional. While it’s not cheap, we did splurge and you could come here more regularly without spending as much. If you are looking for interesting and delicious food, I recommend.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate dinner here with my GF just to have a nice meal. Food was outstanding. We were slightly dressed up, which (presumably) got us placed in a quieter area with other fancy people. Highly recommend the pork belly appetizer and the short rib entree. Will definitely revisit if we can afford it!

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H
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, service, music and atmosphere at the highest possible standard.

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I
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh our server was Excellent. It was a nice surprise to see our Daughter’s name on the Menu congratulating her on her engagement. The food was delicious. This is one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate special occasions.

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AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service and really good food. Not rushed at all. Was able to get a same day reservation. Did the four course meal with the paired wine selection. Definitely a good experience and worth the money. Probably would not come here on a regular basis but every now and then for a special occasion or family dinner would be worthwhile. No complaints at all.

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B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gigi our server as well as everybody did an outstanding job. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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RK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. The food is great and the staff are very friendly.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We were fans of Yono's down on Robinson Square years ago. The new location is all right, but the dining room seems worn, and the few parties that were there the night we went for dinner (Saturday) were all seated in corner tables, so we and another party were seated on either side of the kitchen entrance.
The appetizer soups we ordered were delicious, and the service was attentive. However, the entrée special that was highly recommended (beef Wellington) was mediocre at best. The dessert was fine, but the overall experience was not exceptional which we expected for the price and the reputation.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from the service to the food to the atmosphere. It is pricy, but we knew that going in, and definitely worth it for an evening of fine dining. Highly recommended for those who enjoy upperclass-like dining.

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LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done. As ususl. Excellent meal and service.

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k
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

most elegant dining in the Capital District with a wonderful wine list, the best and freshest food and professional staff. Large choice of dishes with alterations for special dietary needs not an issue.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for an awesome experience. Love the food, ambience, service, live music, purse stool, etc... All these little details make this the best place to eat in the region. Great for a romantic meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and that is all

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience at Yono’s. I set up a surprise birthday dinner for my husband and the staff was amazing and friendly! And the food was exceptional

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing night at Yono’s. The food was outstanding, the service was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for more. Meeting chef Yono at the end was the cherry on top!

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful celebration for my husband's birthday with our friends. The food, ambiance and service was everything you could want. It's well deserving of its Michelin star!

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and terrific ambiance. We will continue to visit Yono’s for fine dining. The wine list was superb as expected given Yono’s awards.

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SF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our third time here to eat and our first time to have the grand tasting menu
As soon as you walk though the doors you are treated like royal everyone works as a team too they give you time to look over the dinner and large wine menu they even printed out a birthday one for me and two glasses of champagne for us to enjoy and truffles!
Every bite was delicious and kept you wanting more the team made it a wonderful time of celebration for us and will be back again for the new tasting menu

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