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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

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Romantic (23)
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Creative Cuisine (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Live Music (10)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
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)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Yono's is the only place of which I know in the area to get real fine dining in terms of service, food, and wine list. It is also not as expensive as other restaurants of its ilk at which I've dined (unless you for the large tasting menu and premium wine paring), so it is somewhat of a value. For example, the smaller tasting menus (one is neo-French and the other is Indonesian-influenced, and both include amouch-bouche and a complimentary glass of champagne) with the wine parings, along with two orders of oysters (half-dozen each) cost a little more than $200 for two before tax. And, we used a Groupon, which got us $30 off of the bill ($30 for $60 worth of food for two), so the bill was even cheaper. Definitely go.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

I frequently patronize the bar cafe but only twice have is dined at the inner restaurant.
The first time we had nine people and all declared it to be excellent for both food and service.
This second time there were just two of us and our evaluation is the same....excellent food, excellent service.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We have been there a number of times before. The service was excellent. The food not so good. The portions were small and the food was not as good as the other times we had been there

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was excellent, a diverse yet refined menu. The service was polished, warm and very attentive. The jazz duo was the perfect combo of relaxing and entertaining, set a chill vibe.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Really nice restaurant. Excellent food and service. They went above and beyond for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Yono's is the only restaurant of its kind in the Albany, NY region. It is elegant and the food is outstanding. the ambience at other high-end restaurants does not stand up to Yono's. We are lucky to have such a resource in the Capital region.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Yono’ Restaurant is a fabulous, quality restaurant. Waitstaff is attentive, cordial and knowledgeable on menu and wines. Our main Waiter Adam was helpful with recommendations on our dinner choices and wine pairings.

Fine dining at its best! You will always be treated like royalty .

Tags: Tapas, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Live Music, Cozy, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A spectacular meal from beginning to end. Well worth the price to eat a meal that I'd never be able to make myself as the talent of the chefs is amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Perfect to celebrate a special occasion. You are treated very special.
The food is fabulous. The wait staff is very attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have a new family tradition.Going to Yono's for the Christmas holiday.The staff is so welcoming and excellent at what they do.The food was so delicious mane came out at a timely manner.I highly recommend Yono's for any occasion.5 Star dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went to Yono's for my birthday and it was amazing. We both had the five-course rijsttafel tasting menu with wine pairings and everything we had was delicious. Service was attentive without being overbearing, and Yono himself made a pass through the dining room toward the end of our meal to ask how everything was. We're looking forward to going back already!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

great food! a nice fine dining experience. I had a great time with my family for a birthday dinner.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

A very elagant setting with a bevy of knowledgeable waiters and stewards, Yono’s made every effort to make a birthday celebration not just enjoyable but memorable. The staff is excellent, and dining experience is one of the best in the region.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food presentation was gorgeous and the food was tasty. Most of all the service was excellent. Wish we had more time to splurge on such high quality options for dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful meal. Service was impeccable. We started with drinks at the bar. Generous pour and reasonably priced. At dinner we had the pork belly and also shared some raw oysters. The belly was well prepared and the oysters were fresh. We were then given a complementary small plate of scallop over squid ink pasta. For our main course my wife had the suckling pork and I had the tile fish. Both well prepared and excellent taste. Best meal I had in a long time. Hope to return soon. Extensive wine list.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our first time at this restaurant 2 days ago, we were so surprised of the high level of service and the food was amazing ! what an experience. Cant wait to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always great! Can’t say enough about this establishment.

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

Wonderful atmosphere, food was incredible, the wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. Very impressed with this place.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was a birthday dinner and they treated my friend like royalty. Food was excellent, light piano music played live as we drank wine and perused menu. Wine list extensive, food creative, and we were told all food could be modified to dietary restrictions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Awesome dining experience , food exceptional! Impressive wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My server was a wonderful woman named Jeane, her service was top of the line. It as a courtier atmosphere and all parties of involved work as a famiky. The cuisine wss exceptional. Will be returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The rijsttafel was fantastic. Yono came out to greet us after our meal and congratulated us on our 37th anniversary

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Impeccable service and great food. Pianist provides the right atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food and ambiance were excellent. However, although we indicated this was a birthday celebration and Yono's called to confirm that, while they did have a personalized menu for our birthday guest, they forgot to bring out the candle with dessert and have the pianist play the birthday song (as they did for 2 other customers). A disappointment given the size of the check.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Yono
The waitstaff is exceptional and the food was very good. We did not care for where we were sitting which was near an open door so you could hear the restaurant next-door. We will be more specific about where we want to sit next time

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We dine here regularly so we know what to expect. Normally everything is perfect; however, our recent visit did not stand up to our high expectations. Appetizers, wine and dessert were excellent as always; however, our entrees were subpar at best. My wife ordered a $56 ribeye steak special and I ordered lamb which I've had in the past. The steak was of poor quality and over cooked. My lamb was very small, only about 5 bites, and had little taste. The server we started with did nothing to deal with the issue. Another employee, I believe she was the hostess, came to our table but her approach and words regarding the problem only made the matter worse. Fortunately, another long time server who knew us, Gigi, came to our table and helped to salvage the evening. The steak was removed from our bill but I am still annoyed at the overall treatment we, as regulars, received from the restaurant. We won't be back in the foreseeable future. They may have permanently lost us as customers after this experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The dining room, accessible through a buzzy, noisy bar is the total opposite ... quiet, tables well spaced, linen and great service. We loved it and if you've got any queries on wine ask Josh who is a mine of information, especially about local NY wines.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

What a great place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary! The food was fabulous! Every dish was so tasteful with a variety of flavours that blended together deliciously. Nothing overpowering or imbalanced. The ambiance was impeccable. Very quiet, subdued lighting, live music from a great singer/pianist in the background made dinner very comfortable. And the best part was the consistent and continual attentiveness of the staff. They were all incredibly kind and worked very hard to make us feel at ease and take careof everything we needed. They were very personable and took time to explain what each dish was. I don't know why we never went there before, but we will definitely be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent experience, as always. Top notch food and service. Love those pretzel rolls.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always a wonderful dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

It was a nice surprise seeing our names on the menu congratulating us on our 30th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the Traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel menu with the tailored wine selection. The food is delicious. The chocolate "Happy 30th Anniversary" message on our dessert made this dinner even more special. The service was exceptional . It was a lovely dining experience and we look forward to our next dinner there soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Hands down the best restaurant in the Capital Region. The entire staff really understands hospitality and make you feel comfortable yet pampered. The food is outstanding - try the pork belly appetizer for a bite of heaven.

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband & I celebrated his 60th birthday at Yono's Restaurant. This upscale, fine dining restaurant is unique in the Capital District & THE place to celebrate special occasions. The five course Traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel with wine pairings was an epicurean delight. The quiet atmosphere ensured a romantic dining experience. Every detail was carefully attended to by the staff - including birthday wishes , in chocolate sauce, on my husband's Indonesian Bananas Foster plate.

We recommend Yono's to everyone interested in delicious, beautifully prepared foods & an extensive wine list.

Bon Appetit!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My fiancé and I were celebrating our birthdays. We were greeted with complimentary glasses of champagne when we were seated. The roasted tomato and red pepper velouté amuse bouche was incredibly flavorful and perfect. The salmon tartare appetizer was fantastic as well. I got my usual short ribs dish for main course which never disappoints. Our crème brûlée dessert came with happy birthday message and a candle. Wonderful service and delicious food throughout the night. We always look forward to dining at Yono's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Just a remarkable place. There is NOTHING negative to be said. One of the finest establishments in New York, including NY City. A "must go"!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

#yono's in #albany was a lovely find for a special occasion! Top notch service, New York State wines and a chef's tasting menu #foodies will love! Creative flavor profiles on every dish we had from the citrus scallop crudo to the pork belly and Icelandic lamb to the strawberry merengue dessert... and a few amuse bouche to boot! Extravagant but worth it!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was unlike any other! Overall a phenomenal experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amazing place to be if you value your special occasion. They take care of every customer as if they are the only ones there. Had an amazing birthday night for my husband. Extremely fantastic service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Yono's is an experience. I felt like we were transported into a different world away from the outside. It is relaxing and the food is so wonderful. We loved every minute!!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Totally amazing food... very creative. Great service and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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