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About Le Yaca

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.”

1430 High Street Suite 801
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
FALL 2016 HOURS
Seven days a week:
LUNCH MONDAY-SATURDAY 11:30AM-2:30PM
SUNDAY BRUNCH 11:00AM-3PM
DINNER SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY 5PM-9:30PM
DINNER THURSDAY-SATURDAY 5PM-10PM

Lunch menu 11:30AM - 2:30PM

Bar menu 5PM - 9:30PM

Dinner menu 5PM - 9:00PM (10PM THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY)

Happy Hour 5PM - 7PM (EVERY DAY EXCEPT SATURDAYS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 220-3616

Website:
http://www.leyacawilliamsburg.com/

Executive Chef:
Daniel Yves Abid

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Le Yaca Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (156)
Romantic (128)
Good for Anniversaries (127)
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Good for a Date (114)
Quiet Conversation (97)
Good for Birthdays (92)
Fit for Foodies (92)
Creative Cuisine (77)
Worth the Drive (77)
Notable Wine List (70)
Authentic (67)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Business Meals (57)
Great for Lunch (57)
Cozy (54)
Great for Brunch (37)
Tasting Menu (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Bar Seating (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Seasonal (18)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Casual (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Disabled Access (8)
People Watching (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

a very enjoyable evening with great service and delicious food. One of our favorite places to eat when we come to Williamsburg.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

I ordered the root vegetable plate and it was very good but the only root vegetable on the plate was potatoes.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

I made the reservation as a gift for my son and daughter-in-law. We have always enjoyed and never been disappointed with the food service and always felt it was a special night. They returned home to us absolutely thrilled. They enjoy gourmet cooking and this fit the bill. Thank you Le Yaca for giving them a special evening. We look forward to seeing you soon just for us!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our visit was a first-time for most of our party, who drove down from Richmond, and the evening was a stunning success, from the cordial welcome by the staff to the final goodbyes. We chose from the three-course fixed price menu, which might be termed the French edition of American favorites, along with a few classic French dishes, but all were executed with great care and interesting nuance. The tasting menu is more interesting but was not appropriate for our large party. The service was friendly, professional, and impeccable. The several dining rooms make for a more intimate ambiance and good conversation, and a cozy fire added a nice touch on a nippy night. We were very pleased with our visit to Le Yaca.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

The facility and menu are a rarity in this area. The staff is very personal and the souffle... should be illegal, it's incredible. If you love fine french dining with a warm atmosphere. This is it. Looking forward to trying the new Virginia Beach location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal! Friendly and timely service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our 1st visit to Le Yaca but will not be our last. Everything was exceptional...service, food, wine. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

I got the 5 course tasting menu amd my wife got the 3 course and added a soup. Everything was fantastic.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Le Yaca provides delicious cuisine and excellent service in an elegant and comfortable environment. It is one of the few restaurants in Williamsburg where you actually have an enjoyable dining experience, not just a meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience, excellent food, superior service. Well worth the cost. Ample main course that is not hidden amount side dishes, although sides were equally delicious and left me wishing there was more to have.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

Affordable meal, great food, and amazing service. Made for a great lunch date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful and welcoming atmosphere from the door to our table! Minh was there before we realized we needed him without being too hovering! My bouillabaisse was the best I have ever had so full of seafood halibut, clams , scallops, mussels and shrimp! The rouille was perfect I wanted to put it on my delicious French bread instead of butter. Better than in France!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was lucky enough to be there on a night where they did a special of bouillabaisse with halibut. It was unbelievably delicious. My husband said the same about tbe salmon. The salad was so delightful, so simple, and the desserts were so beautiful, so delicious, and so wel presented that I can't imagine choosing not to have one of those exquisite Delights. We chose the creme brulee and the tiramisu. The owner stopped by our table, and had a lovely and informative conversation. We will be back!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We chose Le Yaca for our first anniversary. We are new to the area and it was
our first time at Le Yaca. It has to be the finest restaurant in Williamsburg for its
excellent food and service. The ambience was nice, too.

We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Another GREAT meal at LaYaca.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

When we are in Williamsburg, we try to go since it is a lovely place. Always enjoy the onion soup and veal dishes! Desserts are wonderful. Staff is pleasant and efficient. Will return next visit to the area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome. Great waiter. Attentive staff.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here at Le Yaca and it was nothing but AMAZING! Our sever Briana was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and described in great detail how everything was served, and it was exactly how she painted the picture. The meal was incredible from the start to the end. I would HIGHLY recommend Le Yaca for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our second time dining at Le Yaca. I’m not going to compare this to the first visit, both were memorable. The sophomoric experience was even greater made so by the fantastic staff member who helped us. Her knowledge of wine for example helped make our meal all the better. The only way this restaurant would receive a lower grade was if it was compared to The Inn at Little Washington. ‘Nuff said!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

First rate in every way.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great restaurant in all respects, ambiance, romantic atmosphere, a wide array of menu selections and beautifully prepared food. It is a bit pricey, but still a good value for all that you get.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Beautiful ambiance. Superior service. Excellent choices and fantastic food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Le Yaca is just a nice restaurant. The specials are always very good. It is a real gem; if you are from out of town and want to know where the local people go for a reliably good meal, you will find them at Le Yaca.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went for anniversary dinner. Service and food was great. Loved crab cakes.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely a wonderful experience; we'll be back for other special occasions. Thank you for taking care of us on our 23rd anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a very nice meal and the food was very good. The wine prices were very reasonable and the service was excellent. We look forward to a return visit he next time we are in Williamsburg.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were visiting family in Williamsburg and decided to have dinner at Le Yaca. This original restaurant has always been one of our favorites and it continues to impress! Our server Briana was Outstanding and we were seated in a cozy location. The food and service were superb and we enjoyed a special evening here. We Highly Recommend dining at Le Yaca!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was my second time dining here but my wife’s first. After my first dining experience, I knew I had to bring my wife and now I am planning to get some other friends to join us for dinner there again. Quite impressive restaurant, great food and very kind staff...what more could I ask for?

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 6, 2017

White table clothes, great service, and best duck ever in Williamsburg. Reasonably priced also.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was great. I order Samon and I felt was melting in my mouth. My wife ordered beef corn pepper and she loved it. Sevice was good but could be better.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was, as usual, excellent. Our server deserves special recognition.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food, ambience and server! A very nice experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous lunch menu - the food they served was "perfection!" A group of us were celebrating the end of treatment for breast cancer and the waiter was so accommodating and they let us take as much time as we wanted for our meal. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful as always great service From Joe and delicious food. Never had better Dover sole!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Super Outstanding !!!!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our time at Le Yaca. From the great parking spot to the incredible 3 course meal to the most amazing fun we ever had at any restaurant. Between the loving waitress (Brianna), and who I believe was the maitre de (don't remember his name ) we never felt abandoned and they made us feel like they really cared for us. We simply had the most fun and enjoyable time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always superb!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

My husband and I have enjoyed dinner at La Yaca on several occasions. We had dinner at La Yaca again on 11/2/17 with friends who never had been to the restaurant. As usual, everything about the evening was first class - our meal, the wine, the service, the atmosphere. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Definately order the Grand Marnier souffle! La Yaca is a bit more expensive than other restaurants but worth every penny.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 2, 2017

As long time customers, we went for the Thurs nite lamb-in-the-fireplace dinner. The food was excellent - the lamb was melt-in-your mouth. There were, however, some issues. We were in the room opposite the bar and the foursome at the table next to us in the corner became more and more boisterous as the night went on. The wine list on an iPad is a bust. First, the machine is too heavy. In addition, it did not have all wines by the glass listed. They have a nice Bordeaux by the glass that was not listed. Our server retrieved a second iPad that listed all wines by the glass, including the one we were seeking. Finally, the chairs at our table were too low for the table making for an awkward evening. In the future we will ask for a table where the chairs are at a proper height.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A restaurant which has gotten better with time. Consistently good, high-quality food. Service is great. Wait staff knows its wines. We have been diners at Le Yaca for years and will continue. All servers are good, but we have been served by Walter for years. It's nice when your waiter can remember what wine you liked and what evening special you may be interested in. We're lucky to have Le Yaca so near.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and to celebrate we and friends visited Le Yaca. I chose Le Yaca because it is one of our favorite restaurants as the food is always wonderful. This time was no exception. Everything we had was very delicious. Plus, the layout of the restaurant allowed us to be at a table where it was quiet enough that we could hold a conversation without being disturbed or our conversation disturbing those dining around us. The wine list was extensive and we found a wine that we all enjoyed. Our waiter was attentive. We will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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