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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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  • 92
    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
Excellent meal & service & ambiance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Jack K
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Saratoga Springs, New York
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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New Bern, North Carolina
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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Right in the same building as the Hampton Inn, this place gets very busy and not surprising. the food is fantastic and purchased locally, November's menu is indonesian food as well as the usual fine wines. the staff are very accomodating and make sure all needs are met.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I ate at Yonos yesterday evening with a group from work. I am from Ireland and used to European restaurants and cuisine. Previous experiences of American restaurants have left me thinking quantity over quality was common in the US. However the meal I had at Yonos has made me reconsider my position. The Menu was varied, well thought out. There... More 

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Albany, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

This place was amazing! It was the first time my wife and I have eaten at Yono's. We met my parents there for an anniversary celebration and we have nothing but great things to say. Fantastic atmosphere, quiet and easy to have conversations. They had a live piano and upright bass playing which was a nice touch. Such great service:... 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?