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Yono's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1075 Reviews
$50 and over
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 the luxury and elegance of a bygone era.

If booking is full at your desired time slot or for 12/31/21, phone (518) 436-7747 & leave a message for personal assistance.

Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (518) 436-7747

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Cross street

    Sheridan Avenue

  • Parking details

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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BC

    BrianC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was a bit salty - service was outstanding!! Would recommend.
  2. MB

    MichaelB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service the entire night. Amazing drinks and the food was great if a little expensive.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No surprises! We have been there frequently. All the staff was extremely friendly and well mannered. We are always happy to see Ed. The food was excellent and beautifully plated.
  4. m

    mzroth

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special night. Outstanding food, service and atmosphere.
  5. RR

    RRBT

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and very friendly and knowledgeable. Food is great.
  6. JS

    JamesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Good service. Intimate setting. Recommended highly.
  7. PP

    PhilipP

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from Start to Finish Service was great Food was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect Definitely in our top 3
  8. T

    Tony

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fine dining and service at its best
  9. J

    Julie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We chose the Valentine’s Day tasting menu here, for a total of 6 courses. The scallop crudo and foie gras were decent, but the other courses were forgettable, even bad. It took over 3 hours for this meal, but it wasn’t 3 hours that were used well. We had long stretches of time between small courses, and at one point one course was forgotten about and given at a later point than was proper. At the end of the meal, we asked for our final course - dessert - to be brought out with our check. This was forgotten. We asked an additional 3 times for the check, to only be forgotten again by the same person every time until 45 minutes later, when the manager checked in on us. This was an incredibly underwhelming and disappointing experience, all of which centered around the poor service. We’ve enjoyed meals both more and less expensive than this that have had far better service, course pacing, and food.
  10. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a nice dinner, the service was excellent, everbody was very attend. We had the 3 curses, the timing between plates was good. Food was good, I was expecting more different flavors comparing with other restaurants. They have a wide wine menu but the prices are confusing and the wine in our bill was 3 times more expensive than expected.
  11. D

    Dhoni

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yono's food, service & ambiance was exceptional. From the Maitre d', to the Sommelier, wait staff, etc. Fresh service before each course. My partner got the 8 course wine pairing that was exceptional - as I was driving. At the end of our meal, they got a little busy, and we had been there 3 1/2 hours for an exceptional experience. We cannot wait to return. This is a phenomenal gem in downtown Albany.
  12. S

    Shawna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and quality is second to none. Be prepared to open your wallet, haha, but it's worth it.
  13. RS

    RobertS

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, service is fantastic, food and options are great
  14. PP

    PhilipP

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent service, exquisite food
  15. P

    Peachy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Very disappointing! The restaurant is attractive but extremely loud given the size. Food was not good. Undercooked chicken dry short ribs. Not sure what the hype is all about, but I would not recommend!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all around. It is pricey, but totally worth it. The best dining experience in the Capital District by far.
  17. MN

    MNicky

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I expected a superb 3 course meal. I was a bit disappointed. My octopus just tasted salty and dry. My short ribs tasted like they were forgotten in the oven. The cheese cake for dessert and my coffee were fabulous. The cheese cake was extremely creamy and the crust complemented it perfectly.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and wait staff was excellent !!
  19. S

    Savannah

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Was an overall nice experience. The waiters were amazing and it was a nice atmosphere. All of the food was tasty, but only two of the courses really wowed me.
  20. DK

    DeniseK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our whole experience was amazing….the food was beyond words…..service was impeccable…….Yono & Donna stopped by our table a couple times to talk.
  21. NM

    NickM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From arrival to departure, we had a wonderful experience. From the greeter to the host's and servers everyone was very attentive, friendly and patient. Every course of our meal was exceptional. Absolutely no complaints. look forward to dining there again!!!!
  22. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. The service was excellent. The food was amazing. The sommelier's wine choices were top tier as well. Would recommend Yono's to anyone who loves great food.
  23. KL

    KatherineL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall the food was good. The portion size was small and the prices were ridiculously high. Paid $236 for two and left hungry.
  24. E

    Ewan

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the go-to spot in Albany for fine dining; the best service around (new addition this time: one of the staff has learned that our elder son likes to practice magic tricks, so has started bringing some of his own when we are on the reservation list!), the best wine list around (last night we tried a *NY* *red* and it was super, on Josh's vouching - there's a level of trust that's hard to find). Heck, they have even made the coffee excellent now (and coming from me, that's an extremely high bar).
  25. HM

    HeatherM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always come here when we're in town. Food, service, and ambience is outstanding. Can't miss it!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ed was very friendly and efficient and remembered us from pre-Covid. The food was presented beautifully and with flare, as usual. The wine list is very impressive. Some bottles are hard to find.
  27. LG

    LeonardG

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent service and food as usual, keep coming back
  28. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been lucky enough to eat in some of the finest restaurants in nyc and this blows them all away. I had the eight course meal with wine paying which was outstanding. We drove an hour and a half to dine there.
  29. R

    Robert

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Appetizers ( Octopus and Burrata) were very good but entrees were not. Venison tasted wild and ribs were dry and flavorless. With one glass of wine each and poor entrees the meal was too expensive.
  30. SS

    SandyS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The food was well prepared, of high quality, and presented nicely. However the flavors were not very exciting and a bit bland. Sauces offered very little flavor. We were expecting more, considering the price and reputation. Our waiter was competent, but invasive and talked too loudly and too much at our table and other tables nearby. . Our table allowed a view of the kitchen door opening and closing accompanied by audible kitchen sounds, which could have been diminished by a simple room divider. The desserts were excellent.
  31. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Will be back!
  32. LR

    LindaR

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Good wine recommendations. Lovely dietary substitutions
  33. AP

    AnnP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but worth it. Yono's is our favorite restaurant for special occasions.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and the food was an absolute delight.
  35. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth every penny, to experience delicious food and beverages, served by amazing wait staff, in a quiet while open dining room. Chef/owner loves to meet his guests and sit down when possible. Just a fantastic evening every time.
  36. JL

    JoanneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food. Would highly recommend!
  37. DG

    DiningwithGus

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wine is always excellent. First time ever short ribs were dry. Love Yonos
  38. JM

    JennyM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I chose Yono’s because I love Indonesian food. I ordered the riestaffel and the wine pairings. The good news is that the wines were excellent and the pours generous. But the food was a real disappointment: tasteless sauces and the short rib rendang — a dish I normally love— was all fat and no meat. The exceptions were the spicy noodles which accompanied the duck and the crispy pork belly with the orange-ginger sauce. The best course was their take on bananas Foster, which came with a slightly salty coconut cake and a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream. Overall, I regretted spending so much money on such a disappointing meal.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible birthday dinner experience. The 5 course Indonesian option was fantastic. Will highly recommend this to others.
  40. LG

    LeonardG

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

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Yono's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sheridan Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Albany

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Indonesian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Yono Purnomo

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (518) 436-7747

  • 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

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