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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

25 Chapel Street
Albany, NY 12210
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Sheridan Avenue

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 436-7747

Website:
http://www.yonos.com/

Entertainment:
Hamilton Street, a piano and bass duo, play light jazz & pop standards on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking in the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites lot for $7 (When Available). Metered Street Park is complimentary after 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Yono Purnomo

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

For Valentine's Day, chef Yono proposes two menus; a 3 course prix fixe for $86 per person and a 6 course Cupid's tasting menu for $114 with a choice to add standard or premium wine pairings. The evening begins with canapés and amuse bouche and concludes with truffles and mignardises. Live music.

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Yono's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (22)
Special Occasion (22)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Live Music (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Casual (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful, consistent and beautiful! That includes the service, food and ambience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The service, food and ambiance were amazing. The attention to detail was above and beyond.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great for pre theatre meal

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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The service is wonderful. The food is good, but overpriced for what it is. The wine list is vast.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Amazing experience. They made our Anniversary very special with great service and delicious food. They personalized our manu and our dessert.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 20, 2017

From start to finish could not ask for more.
Staff excellent and professional.
Food outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Wonderful restaurant, amazing food and wine. Tasting menu was perfectly paired with wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

An incredible all around dining experience unrivaled in the region. From start to finish, a flawless evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Because this was far from my first experience eating at Yono's at this location or all the way back to when the owner was cooking at 21, our meal was not a surprise. As we have cometo expect it was just simply perfect.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Fabulous find for excellent dining in the Albany capital district neighborhood! Exceptional service and amazing menu tastings with wine pairings available. I highly recommend Yono's to celebrate a special occasion for an amazing experience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The wait staff couldn't have been more attentive and courteous regarding our meal And, they handled a slightly intrusive fellow diner with grace. He was someone we knew who suffers from alzheimers. Food and wine pairings were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Organic, Live Music, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Went to Yono's after our engagement. They helped make a special day even more special! From the wait staff to the food, everything was perfect. Such an excellent experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always a great experience! We really enjoyed it. Our favorite restaurant in Albany.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Outstanding food, service, ambiance. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome, and well taken care of. Very varied menu items, all of exceptional quality. A great place to take a special someone for any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food, superb service, terrific atmosphere. We'd love to go back again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing as always! The atomosphere and food can't be topped.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Phenomenal experience wonderful staff excellent food extremely hospitable made our evening perfect

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Yono's is our favorite restaurant. Never, ever disappoints; consistently excellent. The bartenders are awesome too!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great place to celebrate anything, even celebrate nothing!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Never disappointed eating at Yono's. Food is amazing and the service is the best. Our favorite Albany restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Woderful dinner. Food was delicious. Wine list great! Service excellent .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Felt like another world when my fiance and I walked in. Very well decorated and romantically themed. The service was superb and the food was exquisite. If your looking for a wonderful time I would highly recommend Yonos!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Best restaurant in Albany hands down. Only place for a truly romantic dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The usual great service was in high gear- that, along with the thoughtful menu, make this our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Absolutely awesome experience from start to finish.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The atmosphere is top notch. The wait staff are amazing and very helpful. The food of course is excellent. It has everything you could want in fine dining

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We always have great food and fantastic service. We love to go to Yono's or dp's before a play. Great Place!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Amazing restaurant! Great food. I enjoy the food. The atmosphere was great as well. Live music and pianist who sings! Beautiful table set up. Accommodates for vegetarians which I appreciate greatly. My friends and I had a great time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

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!

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