Le Yaca

4.8
5144 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.”

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

A set holiday menu for this date is offered only which will include a traditional Turkey dinner. Credit card reservations only accepted with a 7 day cancel policy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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HE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the number one restaurant in Williamsburg for our 30th dinner. We were so satisfied. The help with choosing wine was spot on. The atmosphere is warm and open and soft. The food was cooked at a gourmet level. The warm pre dinner banquettes were freshly baked, served with warm butter. We highly recommend and will return.

HG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca is our favorite rest Great food and great service. Always take our guests there.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Williamsburg. Always great, tonight was exceptional

t
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

BR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travis was our server and he was amazing. We were celebrating birthdays and Travis made it very special. He took really good care of us and was very personable.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I shared a three course meal and five course with wine pairing meal as we celebrated his birthday. Max provided wonderful service. Attentive but not bothersome. Knowledgeable about the food and beverage selections. Absolutely everything we ate was cooked perfectly, paired expertly with a wine or cognac, and had wonderful flavors and textures. We love meals that are a great overall experience. This fit the bill. Kudos to Max, the chef, kitchen staff, and dining room help. Highly recommend. When the chef is ready to share his onion soup recipe, let me know!

OT
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual we enjoyed Le Yaca’s wonderful price-fix lunch. The food was excellent. The service was a bit confused and slow today - no napkins on the table and then the waiter seemed to forget about us for a bit. We enjoyed our leisurely lunch but did notice service slipped a bit.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed - exceptional food and service each time we go there.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca is an outstanding restaurant..It is the favorite restaurant of my husband’s and mine..There is absolutely NOTHING that is negative about the restaurant, service and ambience..
Sharon & Paul Spitalnik

BL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Excellent food! Great waitress. Will definitely be back. Favorite place of my employer.

BD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca was amazing. The food was perfect, the desserts to die for, and the service was acceptable considering the situation. They were opportunities that were addressed appropriately and timely. Will definitely return time and time again.

KP
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal!!! This was an anniversary celebration for two couples. Everything was fantastic - from the delicious food & beverages, to the service by the lovely Victoria & meeting the wonderful owner, through the surprise champagne & chocolates that arrived at the end of our meal compliments of the house. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This was truly one of the best meals we’ve enjoyed in a long, long time.

C
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed our dinner. Excellent food and great service.

m
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so pleasant and patient with us. And your idea for putting all couples celebrating an anniversary in the same room. Great way to meet people! Food was wonderful and, yes, I have recommended you my friends

AH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious, and presentation was excellent, however, the service and overall experience left a LOT to be desired. We went last night to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, and, although we did not expect people to fall over themselves serving us...other than a congratulations, we got nothing. I should mention, we chose the chefs selection menu WITH the wine pairing, so clearly, we were prepared to spend a good bit of money as well. We had to ask for our pairings to be brought out because our server seemed to disappear when the food came out. A word of advice for the restaurant, owner & manager....many people tie their willingness to return to a place or to spend more money (say on an additional bottle of champagne) with their emotional response to a place. If you give them warm and fuzzies, they will return. There are several things that could have been done to make us feel that this was a special night: a complimentary glass of champagne, a rose, or even Happy Anniversary written on a dessert plate...even to have the manager come say hello, thanking us for choosing this restaurant to celebrate, etc. We were so disappointed to have NONE of it, that we decided to forego ordering an additional bottle of champagne and left. I doubt we’ll be returning, nor would we recommend this place to friends despite the food. Because when spending over $350, you expect a better experience.

BD
Richmond
117 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great evening, always enjoy our visits here.. Table was ready, Min our sever did not miss a beat the wines, food all were great and came a perfect pace..
Thank you, Deb and Bill Schmidt. Wmsburg

AA
Richmond
65 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Two had lunch for birthday celebration. Both had the 3 course of petite filets. Tasty and tender. Service by Ming always outstanding. Great place to celebrate or a local gem.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I love love love this place! It’s a must try and the entire menu is great and the service is excellent. My steak was cooked to perfection and the crab cake was stiff with large chunks of cake and little to no filler. Desserts are amazing as well.

l
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Kitchen was slow. We had a long wait between first course and entree. Nothing special was done for our anniversary.

MR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excelellent, professional. It was our first visit and we were very well pleased - we’ll be back for sure.

LF
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch on Sunday, 8/4/19 at Le Yaca. We will definitely go back and highly recommend.

BW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice special occasion restaurant.

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice. My lamb a little over cooked. Noise level was high. All staff were very pleasant and did a great job.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always superb... especially the soufflé. A wonderful dinner.

PA
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, best restaurant in Williamsburg. Food well presented, waiters attentive, refill water glasses without asking. Great dinning experience. Every time we leave, we always ask ourselves why we do not come here more often. Duh!

FP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pre fix menu very nice and great value!

TE
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a special place to bring my girlfriend for dinner and Le Yaca fit the bill.
We had a wonderful meal and also got engaged.
A waitress walking by noticed the ring box and the next thing I knew she was presenting us with two glasses of champagne on the house.
That is the kind of service that you just don’t receive at most restaurants anymore.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to dine at Le Yaca whenever we visit Williamsburg. We can always count on a wonderful meal and service!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic!

L
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walked in it was apparent that he evening was going to be fantastic. The cocktails were very tasty. The foie gras appetizer was very well presented, prepared expertly and melted in my mouth. The entrees, one from the $37 prix fixe and the other from the $47, were perfectly prepared and presented leaving us both with tastes which we wish could have savored longer. Our deserts were equally tasty. We had a lovely evening.

RR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic place to have a delicious lunch or dinner. I would recommend it to anyone looking for excellently prepared and presented food in Williamsburg. The wine list is excellent too.

VA
Richmond
144 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Williamsburg's finest restaurant. Our group enjoyed great service and very good meals. It would be nice if they changed their menu on a regular basis as the restaurant rarely does something new. Daily specials were the same as they were when we dined there 3 weeks ago. Portions have grown noticably smaller in recent days. Restaurant is always filled at lunchtime so be sure to make a reservation. Great bread.

C
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was there for a business dinner. I am a vegan and one other diner is a vegetarian. First of all - the food was incredible. We each had the salad with lentils and split the vegetarian platter. The only hiccup was confusion in our order and things weren't brought out correctly nor prepared entirely correctly (I am allergic to avocado so wanted that left off mine, but my companion wanted hers. It was left off both). Otherwise delicious food and drinks.

OT
Cincinnati
160 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Party of 3 promptly seated upon arrival. Nice wine & cocktail menu. You can order entrees ala carte or price fixe, but some items listed online were no longer found on tonight's printed menu. Salmon & duck items were very good. Lemon mousse desert was excellent.

SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca Restaurant is my favorite restaurant in this area. I have lived here for many years and tried countless restaurants. I can always be assured that I will have the freshest, tastiest and best meal no matter what I order. The service and attention to detail is outstanding. I highly recommend it.

P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a long-time Williamsburg local. I believe, as does my wife, that Le Yaca is probably the nicest restaurant in Williamsburg. It's not inexpensive, but it remains worth the price for special occasions.

HL
Richmond
138 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful evening with old friends. Food was scrumptious & service from Minh was top notch as always. My veal was its usual tender delectable entree & the asparagus soup was like silk, but not overly heavy as benefits a summer evening. The crime brûlée was likewise smooth, silky, & delicious. We appreciated the lower noise level so we were able to speak without raising the voice unnecessarily. Le Yaca is a Favorite & I will return over & over.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as usual!! My parents have been coming here for years and the food continues to be excellent!! The service was also excellent!!

LT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca is the best fine dining value in Williamsburg. The three course fixed price lunch menu is superb. The food is fantastic, the service is first rate, the ambiance is classy, and the value puts lesser restaurants to shame. We take all of our friends out to dine here.

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