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Yono's Restaurant

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$$$
American, Indonesian
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25 Chapel St, Albany, NY 12210-2733 (Sheridan Avenue)
518-436-7747
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 25...
Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 25 years. Owned & operated by Chef Yono, Donna & Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is a recreation of the original Yono's on Robinson Square, elegantly appointed with warm colors, bronzed mirrors, 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
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not to be missed!

Yono's is really one of the only truly fine dining restaurants in downtown Albany and one of the most interesting menus you'll find in the area. With a mix of classic American and Indonesian cuisine, every single dish is memorable. I've eaten at Yono's a number of times and have always been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
slsnyc
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Yono's is really one of the only truly fine dining restaurants in downtown Albany and one of the most interesting menus you'll find in the area. With a mix of classic American and Indonesian cuisine, every single dish is memorable. I've eaten at Yono's a number of times and have always been thrilled with the meal. My brother also got... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A home town gem. Showed us after a bad visit to hollow kitchen, and was treat well. Help staff greet you with a smile soon as you arrive. Food was off the chain. I spent a little more money, but was happy to do it.

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Schenectady, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We have been Yono customers for over 25 years....through 4 different locations. Yono and Donna have never disappointed us! Everything is "top shelf"....from the warm welcome to the friendly goodbye. The atmosphere, the service, the food and its unique presentation, the "live" entertainment on Saturday nights, all mesh together for a wonderful evening. My husband usually orders fish off the... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Yono's is an Albany legend that we hadn't been to in a decade -- it still has the charm and ambiance of its earlier incarnation even though you go through a noisy hotel bar to get there these days. Four of us went to celebrate a friend's birthday. The waiter heard us talking and added some small birthday items, which... More 

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Albany, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have a local friend who recommended I try this place out, so I went myself for lunch the Friday after Christmas. I ordered the lobster ravioli, which is a favorite dish of mine, and I've had pretty much every plate of it in Albany. I didn't think I could be surprised by anything around here, but I was wrong.... More 

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Maine, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was exceptional, the service was professional, the evening was delightful. Yono's is a great place for a special occasion.

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Selkirk, NY
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I reviewed this restaurant 2 years ago and it is so nice to be able to say that it just gets better! Yono's is an Albany highlight. This restaurant has seen several locations including a local car dealership. Fortunately, Yono's moved back to downtown Albany several years ago. Don't be fooled by its presence in a Hampton Inn! Yono's looks... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Yono's is the best in Albany! Yono uses locally grown foods, local cheeses and meats to create unique flavors and blends of foods that are a gastronomic delight. There is a monthly fixed price tasting menu- this month focuses on Indonesian cuisine- paired with wines for each course- $64. The basic menu is so delicious that it was difficult to... More 

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Albany, NY
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a special occasion place for sure. At least for us average folk. The prices are astronomical. The food and service were impeccable, however. The only reason we went is because we had a Groupon and I'd been wanting to try this place forever.

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Baldwinsville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I am someone who is on the road for over 100 nights a year. I have 4-5 restaurants that are destinations. Yono's is one of these. Better make a reservation as weekend night forget it. I have eaten at the bar which is one of the best locators in restaurant. Desserts are the best. Overall 5 stars no matter occasion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Chapel St, Albany, NY 12210-2733
    (Sheridan Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-436-7747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 43
  • Cuisine: American, Indonesian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Yono's has been Albany's premiere World Class restaurant for over 25 years. Owned & operated by Chef Yono, Donna & Dominick Purnomo, the intimate, elegant split level dining room is a recreation of the original Yono's on Robinson Square, elegantly appointed with warm colors, bronzed mirrors, 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
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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