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Yono's Restaurant

25 Chapel St, Albany, NY 12210-2733
518-436-7747
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Ranked #6 of 592 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $43
Cuisines: American, Indonesian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Sheridan Avenue
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
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English first
Upstate NY
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was staying at the adjoining Hampton Inn and had dinner here out of convenience. The food for Yono's kitchen is sourced locally when possible, always a plus for me. I had a baby kale ceasar salad that was over-the-moon great! My entree of Chicken Gabriel was delightful with fresh-crisp veggies; the plain rice accompaniment was shaped like a small... More

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Albany, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I wanted to write this review last month so I could capture every detail, however though unable to give specifics. I can say it was the ultimate dinning experience. From start to finish the staff was more attentive to our four top then I have experienced anywhere else. While we may have received a little extra attention and goodies due... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I organized a business dinner for 30 people at Yono’s Restaurant in May. I didn’t have a chance to meet Yono, but I am a big fan of his work! His wife, Donna, manages the restaurant and it was lovely to work with her. She created a special menu for our group and selected wines that were within our budget.... More

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion. Atmosphere, service and food all impeccable. We celebrated a graduation there in May. I wish I lived closer; I would frequent this restaurant.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have always been a huge fan of Yono's and DP Brasserie. Over the years, the quality has improved, though there was certainly nothing wrong with it years ago. I can honestly say it rivals some of the big city restaurants. If you're visiting Albany/Saratoga, there is a plethora of marginal food and there are lots of tourist traps. Yono's... More

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Albany, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Albany, New York, affectionally called "Smallbany" by us locals, does have some very good restaurants, and Yonos may be the best. This the kind of place for a once in a blue moon celebratory meal if you aren't rich, or frequent fine dining if you are. It ain't cheap, but you get what you pay for. The prices are very... More

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Albany, NY
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242 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went with another couple to Yono's last evening and I was the only one of the four in our group that had never been to Yono's. We walked into the Bistro part of the restaurant (out front) and is was crowded and very noisy. We arrived just before our friends and ordered a drink at the bar which arrived... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

That the food was outstanding really does not give the full "flavor" of the Restaurant. Service impeccable, Josh and his folks were attentive, knowledgable, professional and most of all hospitable. From appetizers to the entrees' to the incredible desserts the whole experience far exceeded all expectations. The only down side is that I needed to fly back to Florida without... More

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Marion, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here on Friday night! The staff is very attentive! I had the duck which was perfectly cooked. My husband had the Indonesian Sampler, an interesting variety of delicious items.. We would definitely return!

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Albany, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Excellent food and service and arguably the best wine list in the Capital District. Combines traditional Indonesian dishes with innovative American cooking.

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