Yono's Restaurant

4.6
891 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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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
139 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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 27, 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 26, 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
105 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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 13, 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 12, 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
1 review
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 6, 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
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 January 1, 2019
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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and that is all

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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 13, 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
18 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
7 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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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner- Yono’s always delivers great cuisine & service. Just wish the entertainment could be played at a lower volume.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is absolutely wonderful. However the pricing does not match the quality or the quantity of the food. Overall too salty. Definitely not an everyday dining place but worth a venture.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative meal with wide variety of flavors. Had the Prix Fixe menu that was at a great price point. Staff is extremely professional and knowledgeable. The recommended wine married nicely with the meal. Highly enjoyable dining experience!

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NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were both truly outstanding. Excellent value. The scallops were perfectly seared. The wine selection is among the best available in New York.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cook was very good but not hot enough, more warm.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was delightfully mediocre, the ambiance is banquet hall awkward and the wait staff a bit smug. The owner was politely rude but the live jazz was great!!!

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K
New England
52 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been a number of years since I first dined at Yono's, so for my birthday, we decided to make an overnight trip to Albany from our home 2 ½ hours away. We knew that this restaurant would be perfect for a celebration with a special meal. The owners come from Indonesia and found the menu to be a perfect blend of modern French and Indonesian specialties. The extensive wine list has excellent selections both by the bottle or by the glass. The pale blue and white dining room is very elegant; soft lighting, white tablecloths, and tasteful decor. A musician played beautiful piano music which enhanced the romantic atmosphere. Service strikes the correct balance between professional and friendly. It was perfect in every way! We both chose a special 4-course Indonesian menu for our dinner with the wine pairings. Delicious and authentic! Nasi goreng, beef Rendang, coconut rice, shrimp chips, Gato Gato, and more were so delicious! Dessert was Indonesian bananas Foster, which reminded me of the same dessert I had enjoyed when we traveled to Bali. We can't wait to return!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice, enjoyed our dinner, cozy, intimate. However not exceptional.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Rice is not cooked well enough
second serving still the same; food was cold when served

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CC
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique restaurant in downtown Albany NY, creative cuisine dining experience. Small portions for the price asked on the menu. Excellent service staff as the entire group of servers works together to provide just the right touch. The Indonesian inspired cuisine was different with unique spices. Nice touch of a menu sample indentifing the special occasion.

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GH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Yono's is not a place we will be coming back too. The appetizer noodles were the best part of the meal, wife's fish special was raw in the middle (asked for it cooked thru), sent it back, looked like they put it in the warmer for 3 minutes, still raw, she ate around the edged and gave up. I had the venison special, it was maybe 4 ounces of meat combined with some undercooked veggies. They tried hard with the service, nothing bad to say there, but the food itself was not worth the price.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic experience. From the start to the end, the service, hospitality, ambiance, and the cuisine was all top notch. It made a special evening with my wife and son even more so. Thank you.

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u
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting Albany and had dinner with friends, which we had not seen for quite a while. The food was outstanding and our server realized that we wanted to talk, so she gave us space.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing place worth the most professional wait staff, beautiful ambiance and wonderful music.

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JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic as always.

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FN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated with amazing service the minute we walked in. Food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here for our 8th anniversary. Food was excellent but the real distinction of this restaurant is the service. The best service and attention to detail I’ve ever had. Bravo Yono’s!

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