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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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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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

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  • 97
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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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
Top notch

The combination of decor, wonderful food, incredible service, and creative tasting menu choices make this a must visit choice. The wine cellar is amongst the best I have ever seen, and the wait staff is exceptionally knowledgable and attentive. A wonderful evening of fine dining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Frank Z
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The combination of decor, wonderful food, incredible service, and creative tasting menu choices make this a must visit choice. The wine cellar is amongst the best I have ever seen, and the wait staff is exceptionally knowledgable and attentive. A wonderful evening of fine dining.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Some fine dining experiences aren't fun because staff are too caught up in their legend. Not here. The staff was excellent and treated us like we were the only people dining in the restaurant. When we questioned about several dishes, we received good explanations and a little something to taste to help clarify. All the dishes had interesting twists and... More 

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Warnerville NY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The number 60 is not to be sneezed at, even if, like me, you have had a rollickingly busy life, no children and have always reveled in being the ageless Sixties child who is merely “the biggest kid in the room.” But when Sixties meets 60, it’s time to admit you are an Elder Stateswoman – or at least an... More 

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New York City, New York
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348 reviews 348 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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98 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?