Yono's Restaurant

4.8
1103 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Denise
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had the pleasure of dining here twice. We were just passing through town and feel lucky we found this gem in downtown Albany! The food, service and atmosphere couldn’t be better! So happy we chose the tasting menu with paired wine. The sommelier and fellow servers were so knowledgeable and warm, they created a very magical evening!

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F123
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was phenomenal. Our servers were outstanding-so knowledgeable and friendly. Only wish some of our fellow diners had shown up more groomed for the occasion. Will definitely return for our next celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and outstanding service. 10/10

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Larry
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service. Couldn't be better. Great place for a celebratory evening, or any evening for that matter!

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JO1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, overall experiance exceptonal. Somalie Brittney very knowlegable with explainations of wines and why they paired with the food served. Everything was to perfection.

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SarahG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we were surprised to have to take a 5:15 reservation, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. We had the place to ourselves for nearly 40 minutes before the next reservation came in. It was like fine private dining! The food is as fabulous as we remembered, and the super unique bottle we found on the wine list was the cherry on the sundae. Was worth every penny, and the staff was so attentive and delightful. Been a long time since we had an experience like this one.

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Jess
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Yono’s always provides such an amazing dining adventure. The food, the wine, every element is carefully thought out to deliver an incredible experience. Always delicious- thank you!

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Mark
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great service and food. Truly a dining experience.

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Michelle
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great to return to Yono’s. The only negative was it was a 2 hour 2 course meal. But I think they are just trying to get back on track after COVID. The food was amazing as usual. Looking forward to going back!

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 45th Anniversary yesterday evening at Yono’s. We’ve frequented Yono’s different restaurants in the Capital District since 1986 and the food has always been outstanding, as it was last night. The presentation was simple but elegant, the atmosphere was quiet and comfortable, and the service was superb! Men are requested to wear a jacket to dinner, something that is somewhat unusual these days, but this greatly added to the ambiance. Yono visited us at our table toward the end of the meal and that just made the whole experience even more memorable.

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PennyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! They printed a special menu for us that said "Happy 25th wedding anniversary" and provided complimentary Sparkling wine when we arrived for Anniversary toast. All the food was AMAZING!!!

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OutofTowner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono’s may be the remaining fine dining establishment in the Capital District. Service is punctual but never intrusive. The wine list is the best in the Capital District. The dual approach emanating from the kitchen--modern American or Indonesian-- should appeal to all palates. And, no matter what is ordered, it is always prepared spot-on.
A do not miss while in Albany.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The touches of recognition for our celebration were greatly appreciated. We loved the servers and knowledge the team had on the food and wines. There were a lot of unique options and we ended up trying their Indonesian tasting menu. We enjoyed getting to the 5 courses and get a good sense of the flavors combinations.

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viphollyl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was mediocre, banal, and expensive. There was a private party separated only by a curtain and it was very noisy. Expensive restaurant, no value!

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PaulR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu with wine pairing was exceptional, this has been my favorite restaurant in the Albany area for years and they never disappoint. I think this is definitely the best restaurant inn the area.

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anneH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner celebrating a college graduation! Food and service were outstanding!

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danceexec
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb, as usual!

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vipmzroth
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance are always impeccable, which brings us back for special occasions.

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BenjaminV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fine dining experience. Get the short ribs!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the staff was very attentive. I’m still dreaming about my dinner and can’t wait until our next visit. We took our friends for their anniversary and they loved it.

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vipUwskev
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was 5+ star! Yono’s is not just a restaurant, it is a full dining experience. Very highly recommend.

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vipLeah
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is an incredible place for a special occasion—we were lucky enough to come to celebrate a new job and a new apartment. They customized a menu congratulating us and started the meal with a complimentary glass of prosecco. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings (one standard, one premium, so we could compare them). The meal is well-paced, thoughtful, unexpected, and exceptional. While everything was awesome, there were a few exquisite pairings—the orange/vanilla creme brûlée and the Auslese Riesling was one. The service is exemplary—I asked where the restroom was, and the staff member personally showed me to the foyer so I would know exactly where I was going. Both the owner and executive chef came over during the evening to say hello. Overall, I can’t imagine a more welcoming and lovely fine dining experience in Albany.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish everything was amazing. Astounding service and some of the best food I’ve had in years. Our only drawback (and it was very minor) was that I ordered the 8 course tasting menu and my husband ordered the 5 course tasting menu so there were times I was served food and he had nothing.

Order the venison - best entree I’ve had.

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BruceR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service is top notch. Only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars for service is because one of the waiters spilled my glass all over the table.

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Lakeiya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could afford it, I would eat here every week!!!
The food was phenomenal and all the staff were welcoming and super helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great meal and menu. Out of town guests were very impressed

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Ogoma
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food. Will come back again.

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vipUpstateFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono’s is our go to celebration spot. Dine here if you want to be treated like gold for evening! Top notch food and phenomenal service!

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LilahQuerida
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yono’s never disappoints - Excellent food and outstanding service each time. That’s why we keep coming back!

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Tammyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a culinary degree. Ans I am also a sommelier. Outstanding . Great service from 2 waiters and the sommelier taught me Some things. I lived meeting Yono as well. I also think it is the best he has Woman chefs. His wife and 2 others.

Great Job ladies

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MadelineH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone needs to go here! A delicious, inventive menu with a wide variety of dishes and outstanding wait staff and service made it a wonderful experience. I'd definitely recommend and go again!

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to land for our first dine-in experience since the pandemic hit!

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PhilipS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out and wonderful food. Filet and Lobster dish was excellent.

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DavidB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, lovely meal, very attentive servers, great wine and Somelier.

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David
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As customers of many years, we firmly believe Yono’s to be the finest restaurant in the Capital District. The dining room is quiet and well-laid out, service is excellent, and neither of us have ever had so much as one bite of food that we didn’t think was outstanding. We always appreciate the tableside visit from Chef Yono, that speaks volumes to his business mentality and acumen.

While the locally-sourced ingredients from the Hudson Valley are used to make some very interesting and delicious dishes, we are equally partial to the Indonesian offerings we’ve had in the past. These dishes are extremely flavorful, with fantastic spice combinations. Either way, the food is fantastic, and will not disappoint.

This is not a “cheap date” by any means, and can involve a pretty significant spend depending on your taste in beverage accompaniments. However, it has been worth every penny each time we have visited, and we will continue to return for special occasions and date nights far into the future.

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EliseV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, perfect timing between courses. Service was as expected (great!!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, atmosphere. Amazing place for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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ERICJ
1 review