Le Yaca

4.8
6642 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Le Yaca began in a tiny, country village(Courchevel)in the French Alps in 1964.Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided that it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans they told the hopeful restaurateurs that they were crazy to think that people would drive 8 kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner.Daniele and Gerard hesitated for 3 months and then decided: “yaca le faire,” a contraction of the French phrase “ il n’y a qu’a le faire” which basically means “let’s do it.” They called the restaurant Le Yaca as a gag. But the name caught on with customers, who were amused by the pun and contributed to the restaurant’s lore by inventing “yaca-isms ” of their own: yaca y aller (let’s go). Daniele came to the United States & opened Le Yaca in Williamsburg.Daniel Abid bought le Yaca in 2001. Daniel worked and trained in such prestigious places as “Le Pre Catelan” and “Lenotre” in Paris; “L’Amandier” and “Roger Verge" and to top it all off “Alain Ducasse.”
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vipPyatachok
Baltimore
212 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our very few the most favorite restaurants. Too bad we don't live close by, but whenever we are passing Williamsburg on our way to (and from) Maryland - Virginia Beach we always make sure to stop here for one night to enjoy this place. The food is AMAZINGLY tasty, well portioned and beautifully presented. But what we were very impressed this last time is the service which was INCREDIBLY NICE and accommodating in spite of our mistake with reservation time and 30 minutes being late because of it. From the warm attitude of the hostesses to the very attentive and efficient service of the waiter-in-training and his lady trainer everything was done at the highest level of professionalism we've experienced ever. Thank you to the whole team for a gift of another memorable experience. We DEFFINITELY will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Our server Min was terrific as always. This is our go-to spot for special occasions. They take their time to uniquely cater to their guest. Maticulous detail in preparation, presentation, and service of their fine crafted works of art.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was wonderful and the food was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, again. Le Yaca never disappoints!

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vipRichardF
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food.

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gregm
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both superb - among the best I've had in the past few years.

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LynneC
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food, when we finally got it, was amazing. Our server was good, and he apologized for the wait. I do get tired of being seated at a table for two stuck at the side or the back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great lunch - good price point

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John
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

If you try Le Yaca, I guarantee that YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! The food quality was outstanding and the selection of items was quite diverse. We ordered a bottle of wine for about $40 and it was delicious.

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jerseygirl
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was fabulous, food, service everything was excellent!

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CharlesP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food outstanding. Great experience. Value was exellent.

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Eyechatter
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from every angle!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special Saturday brunch with friends. The asparagus soup, Le Homard & apple & ice cream dessert were all excellent, as was the service. Highly recommended.

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vipcwm3rd
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to Le Yaca in about 35 years. The food, atmosphere, and service were really perfect! We are lucky that this gem has survived and adapted!

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JeanE
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal for our anniversary for the second time. Our waiter, Kristoferson, was terrific. We were brought champagne with little chocolates after our meal. Love their Prix Fixe menu for a set price. We will be sure to include Le Yaca each time we visit Williamsburg.

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vipMaryH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, wine and service were outstanding! Only complaint was the noise level in the area in the back. Hard to talk to each other.

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PattiF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the reasons we visited Williamsburg for over nite stay from Richmond was Le Yaca. We were not disappointed. Service, food were excellent. Would definitely dine here again.

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LeeM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from out of town. They said it was the best meal they had in Williamsburg.

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WTINWC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant hostesses.
Lovely, quiet setting.
Exceptional food for all three courses of fixed price meal.
Excellent service.

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Judy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my friend here for her birthday. She loved the whole experience.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to sit outside on the patio. Felt like we were in an other country.
The food was cooked to perfection. I had french onion soup and the filet mignon, my wife had soup of the day an d the scallops and shrimp. Best food we have tasted in this area.

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goodfood
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to LeYaca. I’ve been going since it first opened many years ago. Again, i was not disappointed. The lunch was absolutely delicious and the wsit staff very accommodating and friendly.

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CathyA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Le Yaca because the atmosphere is attractive and serene, the food is delicious consistently and the staff efficient, personable and professional.

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vipgarys
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience1

We were seated outside in the cold; told there were no heaters after 5-10 minutes while a friendly black cat kept crawling next to us and actually jumped onto our table; my wife is quite allergic to cats and started wheezing; initially we were told it would be one hour before we could be seated indoors unless we would sit at the Bar; miraculously, a table was found for two

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DebV
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't stop raving about our dinner at Le Yaca. We both ordered the Chef Pairing Dinner, which gives you several choices for appetizer, sorbet, main course, and dessert. Each course was paired with a delightful drink....everything from champagne to dessert wine. We were beyond thrilled with the service and experience, and would highly recommend.

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MarshaB
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful lunch ! Friendly and courteous wait staff made our experience a plus. The food was excellent and will return.

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TimW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Tremendous value, especially for lunch.

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diningenthusiast
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met an old friend for lunch. Both of us are out of the area, so this was a central meeting point. As always, we had an outstanding experience. Many thanks to Louis, our waiter, and the entire staff.

Thank you!

Dave Pastor

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allisonm
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Once we found out that the bathrooms were out of order it made finishing the meal a bit stressful as we didn't want to have to walk across the parking lot only to come back and finish eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were fantastic. However, this restaurant is absolutely stuck in the 80s. I would not consider this a modern fine dining restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner with superb service. Le Yaca never disappoints!

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MarieS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday Brunch in all of Williamsburg! We always take visiting friends and family here for a special treat and have never been disappointed! Five stars all around!

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KatherynL
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Sir Howard & staff professional & friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and staff was amazing. Best French meal since I was in France!!!

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vipAwful
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our grandson to lunch it was excellent as it was for dinner last month. Wish it was closer.

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SilverScot
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to impress at every level. Williamsburg's finest restaurant!

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BenjaminG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Friendly staff. Draft beer would have been nice.

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Pierre
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wine, and service. Reasonable price. I’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitress got ordered wrong. Food was very good, but not how ordered.

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Jacky
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the absolute standard for excellent food, service and ambiance. The dining experience is exquisite and never ever disappoints.

FAQs

Le Yaca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 220-3616.

Le Yaca is rated 4.8 stars by 6642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.