Yono's Restaurant

4.7
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1014 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 luxury and elegance of a bygone era.
If booking is full at your desired time slot, please contact us at (518) 436-7747 as we may be able accommodate.
Located adjacent to Yono's, is dp An American Brasserie, a decidedly more casual alternative. www.dpbrasserie.com

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NicholasT
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating three birthdays with friends and the manager reached out after we made the reservation to get their names. When we arrived we had personalized menus wishing each of them a happy birthday. It was an excellent experience and one couple had not visited Yono's before were highly impressed. We've eaten there before and it is always excellent. I will go back and encourage everyone I know to try it at least once.

Thanks again for a great weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were satisfied with our experience. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. The owner was friendly and personable. Thank you!

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, and the service was top notch! One of the best places in Albany for sure.

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UpstateFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love yonos !

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Dazzle
Montreal
17 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy our waiter was terrific ; perfect timing and very accommodating. Chef made additions and deletions for our plates as requested . No problem .
Veal Chop and Steak were outstanding. Be prepared to relax and experiment with some new tastes!

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Fran
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Unfortunately it was just fine. We were hoping for a really delicious experience..it was not. Also,although staff is attentive they failed to serve one of our courses and botched our check. Noise level from adjoining bar/restaurant was annoying.

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vipAndreaS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Valentine's Day and really enjoyed the live music! The food was great and the chef was seen several times in the dining room checking on guests. We would definitely come back if we're in the area again.

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RickM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service excellent. Very friendly and professional. Food was great until desert. Pecan tart was mushy and lost the benefit of texture. Also service seemed to get a bit disconnected as restaurant got busy. But still a lovely experience worth the visit for sure

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TimD
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with a artistic presentation. Fantastic, impeccable service all in a beautiful dining room!
We enjoyed a truly special dining experience!

Thanks so much!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's Restaurant was a dining experience like no other - the ambiance was calm and welcoming in an upbeat tempo, the service was exceptional, and the food was amazing in both flavor and presentation. If you also enjoy eating with your eyes, Yono's is where you should be.

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annf
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience! Did the grand tasting menu, they even switched an item for me (not a fan of foie gras). The presentation was great, the food was amazing, and the wine pairings were spot on. Made a special occasion even more special.

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MichaelS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Yono’s. Everything was as you would expect with fine dining. Impeccable service, wonderful menu, excellent food. Highly recommend!

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ClaireR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overall, the entire experience was less than one would expect. Most of the food was over salted and/or cold. Some of it was just inedible. Our primary server was lovely, but our wine service was poor - coming out too early or late. I'm GF and although they made an effort with GF bread, the first batch was burned. And when they eventually brought out some, it was raw. I wouldn't recommend trying this spot.

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LynnC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely meal for a birthday celebration. We had mentioned the birthday in the reservation and a birthday note was printed on the menu for that night and then we were greeted with sparkling wine. The cocktails, meal and wine were delicious making for a very special evening.

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MisterA
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentation, dishes and combinations not found anywhere else!

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kbap
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a little problem and confusion in what I had order but they made it good and brought the correct Item with no questions asked. A little pricey but food was excellent

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JeffC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and the service team was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening, my only complaint was the wait time but it was understandable due to New Year’s Eve

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good but a bit expensive.

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SnLBeau
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impossible to find a better tasting menu in the capital district! Yono's creations are artful, creative and delicious - definitely a splurge meant for a special occasion! I love that he personally takes time to check in with all of the tables make sure his guests are happy. A nice personal touch! For a quieter dining experience, you may want to request a table that is farther away from the waiter station/entrance to the kitchen, but aside from that, our dining experience far exceeded expectations!

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BryanMO
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Yono's has been a mainstay in the high end restaurant scene of Albany for a long time, and for a reason. The constantly evolving, innovative menu has something to offer everyone. If you are looking for a romantic dinner in a great setting with fantastic food, look no further.

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JoeD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience in Albany NY region. Highly recommend for any special occasion.

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Elzim
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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KendalH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, interesting and delicious food, excellent service, lovely dining area, not-so-hidden gem!

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DianaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality dining!! Greatest and attentive service ever!!!

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BillR
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten in Yono's many times over the years and have always had an excellent experience with the service, food, wine & ambiance. I entertained clients on this last visit and it was their first time experiencing Yono's. They couldn't thank me enough and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.

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MarS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All aspects with the exception of the food category were rated outstanding. The reason for a 4 star rating for food was the main course choice of suckling pig was dry and not as tasty as my partner had expected. My tuna medallions were delicious. Appetizers and dessert were also wonderful.

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KitY
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience was for my husband’s birthday and it was an extraordinary evening! He had the Autumn Tasting Menu which was truly special as each of the eight courses were accompanied by a perfect wine, selected by our Sommelier, to heighten the enjoyment of each unique course. They presented his desert course with a lovely “Happy Birthday” written on his plate and gave him a scroll wrapped in ribbon that had his Autumn Tasting Menu written for him, as a gift! Service was excellent. Ambiance was elegant. We’ll be back and recommend Yono’s as one of the very best, most memorable evenings we’ve had in Albany!

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Stevala
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yono's is the only restaurant in the area that comes close to being Michelin Star worthy (my wife and I have eaten as some of the best restaurants in the U.S., Montreal, France, Switzerland, and Germany). Enough said ...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We go to Yono’s at least once every year. Food and service are outstanding!

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MarleneS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This was our third time dining at Yono's, and I must say, I was very disappointed. To start, my husband's chicken was dry. Also, I have celiac and advised staff that I have a gluten allergy - they appeared to be knowledgeable and accommodating. Unfortunately, I had gotten halfway through my meal and could tell something was amiss. I was so sick and could only presume that something in my meal contained wheat (my husband had eaten some of my meal and felt fine - he does not have gluten sensitivity).

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BarbaraT
1 review