Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Yono's Restaurant
Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for almost 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.
Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com
Albany, NY 12210
Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: From 5:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Closed July 1-6.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Hamilton Street, a piano and bass duo, play light jazz & pop standards on Friday & Saturday evenings.
Valet Parking in the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites lot for $7 (When Available). Metered Street Park is complimentary after 5pm.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Donna Purnomo: (518) 436-7747
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Yono's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
One of the best dining experiences. The wait staff is very attentive and they anticipate your needs. The 24 hour braised pork belly is divine. The wine pairings are perfect. Definitely a must try. As a recent transplant to Albany, this made me love the city all the more.
Yono's is located within DB's, which is itself within the Hampton Inn, which means there are likely no walk-ins, there are no windows, and you have to pay to park. It is quiet enough for a business meeting without being "dead". The service is very attentive (maybe a tad obsequious) and they present the food with good descriptions. The food itself is interesting to both American and Pan-Asian palates, is high-end with some locavore offerings, and Yono's provides excellent and knowledgeable accommodation to food allergies (including offering fresh-from-the-oven gluten free rolls). They also accommodated special requests and offered several tasting menus.
nice atmosphere, had quiet piano playing to set the anniversary mood. we went with the 5 course Indonesian tasting menu with wine pairings. Portions were a bit large for a tasting. We took some of course 3 thru 5 home. EXCELLENT wine pairings. Companion didn't want white wine pairings, and was immediately given red pairings. Will go back to try other menu items.
Wedding anniversary dinner. Yono's staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and plentiful. Velvet upholstered purse stools (Italian tradition) were offered to other guests. My wife was not offered but obtained her own from the dining room. Size of Yono's dining room was a bit on the small side. Seating was limited. Recommend advanced reservations. Noise level okay. Live piano and occasional singing by talented artist. Extensive and impressive wine list. My spouse has eaten authentic, home made Indonesian food at a family friends' home. Yono's first and second course Indonesian fried rice dish was saturated in soy sauce and molded to the pan. A bit disappointing. The entrée portions of the tuna loin and pan roasted duck were small and not as flavorful compared to the mid to high end equivalent restaurants of Midtown Manhattan. Several sauces and purees decorated the plates but did not contribute significantly to entrée flavor. My wife and I shared the Indonesian bananas foster. Unfortunately, the bananas were unripe and uncaramelized. Nice place to visit once but may select a different, mid to high end restaurant for future special occasions.
Food and service are impeccable. A true delight in fine dining. Recent updates to dining room are lovely; only "downside" is that it is a completely internal space -- no natural light or windows. Special occasion-worthy...make sure to let them know in advance if you're celebrating for some additional touches.
Perfect in every way! This was the third time I visited Yono's. It is an extraordinary dining spot amidst a sea of mediocre and boring restaurants in Albany. Whenever I am in Albany I make a special visit to Yono's for outstanding quality, taste and service.
Yono's delivered a fabulous meal and experience once again. We were very impressed with the wine selection and everything from appetizers to dessert was fantastic. I would highly recommend the 24 hour braised short ribs. We also had a great conversation with the sommelier, who happened to share our great taste in music! We love Yono's and will definitely be back.
It was my girlfriend's birthday and the mood was set brilliantly right from the start. Customized menu with her name on the top. Complementary glasses of champagne to mark the occasion. The food was incredible and the service was spectacular.
We would highly recommend. We will certainly be back.
Yono's is one of Albany's finest restaurants. With wonderful food and an incredible wine list, it is where we go when we want to splurge on truly fine dining. We just celebrated another anniversary there, and were again impressed by everything. The portions are reasonably sized, so we could enjoy a three course dinner spread over 2 1/2 hours.
My fiancé and I had a wonderful evening celebrating our engagement. We were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne and special inserts in their menu. We both had the salmon special which was very delicious and I really enjoyed the vanilla bean crème brûlée. Always a wonderful romantic date night at Yono's.
Great restaurant! We went for just an average date night but with yono's it was much more than that! We had excellent service from our servers who gave us great advice on the food and wine as well as shared in friendly conversation. The food was spectacular and the chef pays great attention to detail. Everything has its place on the plate. The only thing is that the mean can get pricy but you can help reduce that problem by getting their Groupon which gets you 20$ off basically. This doesn't have to be a "only special occasion" place, just a place you have to spend wisely and probably won't go every week.
One of the best fine dining meals I've had in a long time, including meals in DC (where I live) and NYC. The wine pairing was phenomenally coordinated with the food. There was a glass with each of the 8 courses, and my husband and I shared one pairing which was more than enough for us occasional drinkers. The 8 courses were each perfectly prepared and seasoned and well-balanced. Nothing was too heavy, and the serving sizes were adjusted appropriately. We left very satisfied but not feeling like gluttons. On a side note, the chef has a real talent with carrots!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.