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Le Yaca, Williamsburg, VA
Le Yaca, Williamsburg, VA
Le Yaca, Williamsburg, VA
Le Yaca, Williamsburg, VA
Le Yaca, Williamsburg, VA

Le Yaca

4.9
4.9
8543 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Le Yaca began in 1964 in Courchevel, a tiny, country village in the French Alps. Daniele Bourderau & Gerard decided it would be fun to open a small restaurant. When friends learned of their plans, they told the hopeful restaurateurs they were crazy to think people would drive eight kilometers on a winding, icy road for dinner. Daniele and Gerard hesitated for three 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 and 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 220-3616
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Yves Abid
  • Private party facilities
    We have various dining rooms that can accommodate parties of most sizes. For groups over 10 we ask that you have a set menu from our group banquet menus or from the regular dining menu. It will increase your dining enjoyment at Le Yaca French Restaurant. For large groups and private parties, please contact owner Joy Anderson at leyacajoy@gmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    Joy Anderson-Abid: (757) 869-8255
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Cross street
    On the corner of Richmond Road (Route 60) & Bypass Road
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,543 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Best Value

  • Virginia

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Great for brunch

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Good for groups

  • Williamsburg

    Healthy

  • Williamsburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

8,543 Reviews
  1. Hart2Heart

    Richmond

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Definitely Worth the trip up Williamsburg.

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  2. mlb1

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entree was a work of art, vine and ocean fresh ingredients, impeccable flavor. We always go here when we are due a treat.

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  3. KenM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Le Yaca's. The food and service were exceptional. We each had the 3-course crabcake dinner with salad and dessert. The crabcake was very tasty, and the desserts were the perfect end to the meal. Our serve Antony was very attentive, friendly, and did an excellent job.

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  4. Jeff

    Richmond

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service. Fabulous restaurant with high standards. We have always enjoyed coming here to eat.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our all time favorite restaurant. The food is consistently excellent, as is the service. A very special place. Highly recommended!!

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  6. TeresaG

    Mississippi

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Delicious brunch offerings. Excellent service!

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  7. JeanetteS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was just delicious! We will definitely be back.

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  8. Blanche22

    Richmond

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Greeted as we walked in as if we were regulars, sat in the 4 table wine room. Server explain hiw a couple of items were prepared, came back frequently but not too much and CERTAINLY didn t disappear at the end! Perfect attention! Food presentation was beautiful… halibut was undercooked (my opinion/preference is “well”), lacked much taste… desserts were elegant and delicious … coffee still great… still my favorite restaurant!

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  9. MissS

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect, customer-oriented service and excellent food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far .. THE BEST meal we Hase in a long time Staff is so friendly . Hostess, bar tender and our server

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  11. Ronald

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food is beautiful, superbly presented and delicious, Minh, our waiter is attentive and available when needed. Always a dining experience.

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  12. JanetP

    Richmond

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easter Sunday fixed price menu - very well prepared. Their onion soup was as superb as always. Three types of Lamb was very different and well prepared as was the beef and crab. A bit expensive but well worth the price.

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  13. RABB

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An exceptional experience 🌟 this restaurant just hits perfectly 👌

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant! I go there every time I come to Williamsburg! It is a bit pricey but the food is delicious!

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  15. CharlesC

    Pinehurst

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone in my party enjoyed their dishes-We had Chicken Scallopini,Lobster,Filet Mignon,Ham & Beef Eggs Benedict,Surf & Turf-Beef Wellington & Shrimp.All of our appertizers & Desserts were excellent.The French Bread & Chocolate Crosants were also enjoyed by all.It was my Birthday Lunch & everyone enjoyed themselves.The service as always was beyond excellent.

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  16. HotSaucePhD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best anniversary dinner. We were visiting from out of town and were really pleased with the excellent classic French cuisine and delightful ambience. Hard to believe a little strip mall restaurant could be so charming and delicious but it truly was.

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  17. JohnN

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. LeYaca never disappoints.

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  18. AstrophelT

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently one of the best places to dine. Extensive choices of equally great tasting food.

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  19. RobertD

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor, excellent staff, and wonderful menu. Enjoyed my meal, the accompanying wines, dessert, and Grand Marnier with my coffee. Will likely return on my next visit to Williamsburg.

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  20. MichaelM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very good, menu is nice, like the atmosphere and the service. Great for a birthday dinner.

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  21. joeyde

    Raleigh

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service. Delicious food and drinks. Always a great evening here.

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  22. vatraveler

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in all ways! Will be my go to place for a wonderful meal!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal my husband and I have ever eaten. The restaurant was lovely and the service was impeccable.

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  24. Lauri

    San Antonio

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and Ming as always provides great service. Try the poached peaches for dessert- yum!

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  25. Marty

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at this restaurant, one of my favorites. Consistently excellent food, and service is fabulous.

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  26. GeorgePBurdell

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best, most consistent restaurant in Williamsburg. Nothing else is close. You better get a reservation early.

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  27. DLeigh

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to dine, especially for special occasions.

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  28. BruceC

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow service, noisy room. Food was excellent! Been using thev Virginia Beach location since it opened and I live there. After that location closed, this is first time back in Williamsburg. I miss the one in Va Beach!

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  29. Tommie

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my friend and she said that everything I had told her about LeYaca, you definitely confirmed it. The best meal and service she had had in a long time, and, I agree. Always just perfect!!! I love to come to LeYaca!!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love eating there! We had an excellent waitress , she was very personable !! The food is consistently great! Crab cakes are my go too! Desserts are wonderful as well!

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  31. HikerGal

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere, and service at Le Yaca are always excellent. This visit, our server was beyond excellent — she was clairvoyant. I have unusual needs due to a medical condition. I gave our server a quick idea of what I can’t tolerate. She advised me on our first course and entree and had suggestions for how she might counsel the chef. Clearly, she understood my needs. Then, it came time to order dessert. She advised against a particular ingredient that most would consider benign (fresh pineapple), demonstrating that she understood what I could tolerate to a degree it had taken me a couple of years of living with my condition to grasp. Uncanny— and very appreciated. She made a lovely meal a heartwarming occasion.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch never felt rushed and the food was outstanding

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  33. DavidH

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another top notch, excellent experience. Every element was great.

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  34. Mephisto1

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the restaurant is nice. Service was efficient and the meal was above average. The molten lava cake was delicious and the potato gratin served with the meat dishes was quite tasty. The prix fixe meal was a good value. I would say that my experience was good but not fabulous. We would come back again but I think we had higher expectations due to the other reviews and the meal just fell a bit short of a five star rating.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our anniversary here. It was a lovely experience. We enjoyed the 5 course meal. The 3rd course was accidentally skipped over, but the restaurant was quick to correct the mistake.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect meal. Wonderful service. Very affordable for the quality.

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  37. WilliamG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is awesome . Will definitely be returning

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  38. Lolka

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a salad and it had too much dressing. My duck breast was superb but the foie gras on top was too greasy. My dessert was lemon mousse which was superb. But it was accompanied by pieces of pinapple that did not go well with the lemon. A sorbet would have been better. My partner had a wonderful onion soup, followed by a superb salmon and the chocolate dessert which was exquisite.

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  39. JohnJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Le Yaca is our favorite French restaurant in Virginia.

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  40. GeneM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came with my daughter and fiancée. Excellent service and dinner. This is 3rd time here for La Yaca. My fiancée was amazed.

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FAQs

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

Le Yaca is rated 4.9 stars by 8543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Le Yaca

1430 High Street Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On the corner of Richmond Road (Route 60) & Bypass Road
  • Neighborhood
    Williamsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Yves Abid
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 220-3616
  • Private party facilities
    We have various dining rooms that can accommodate parties of most sizes. For groups over 10 we ask that you have a set menu from our group banquet menus or from the regular dining menu. It will increase your dining enjoyment at Le Yaca French Restaurant. For large groups and private parties, please contact owner Joy Anderson at leyacajoy@gmail.com.
  • Private party contact
    Joy Anderson-Abid: (757) 869-8255
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