Le Yaca

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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.”
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MihaiR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hands down the finest meal I've ever enjoyed in a restaurant. Our waited Axel also had excellent recommendations for some of the dishes he served.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was incredible. The onion soup was the best I’ve ever had. We enjoyed the experience!

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OVR55
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always; for the past 30+ years. Food quality and taste excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

My wife requested her steak medium and it came out medium well twice. The best they could do was a free coffee and my wife does not like coffee. Didn’t appreciate how the waiter handled the situation. Shouldn’t of had to pay for the steak. I expect the food to be prepared as requested.

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vipRick
Orange County
154 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Classic French restaurant in the country and I’ve eaten at all of them.

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WALTERB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservation to celebrate our 59th anniversary. All aspects of our meal and service were excellent.

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LarryW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived a little early and was seated immediately. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. The choices on the 3-course fixed menu were great and our waitress, Gayle, was amazing, with excellent recommendations that were spot on! Each course was served quickly and cooked to perfection. Absolutely delicious! Overall, value, service, atmosphere and experience were all well worth the relatively inexpensive cost for the quality of an excellent meal. Definitely would recommend ale Yaca for either a special occasion dinner or just a wonderful, casual meal.

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Twinkle
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch on outside patio. Food and service were excellent. They had covered tables despite the rain.

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DenDeb
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared perfectly the presentation was spot on and the price are very fair . I would highly recommend this place

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has to be one of the best to eat at in the whole VA area. The quality and taste cann't be beat

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance and dinner. My favorite restaurant in Williamsburg, Va. Everyone should make it a destination.

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DarleneL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! The staff was incredibly attentive. We had a wonderful meal!

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best classical French restaurant I’ve visited in Virginia.

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stevenc
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food great service would definitely come back

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vipClaudeW
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Please reprint my last review. It would be essentially the same as the one I wrote last week.

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Jessica456
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Best place in Williamsburg, hands down.

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dwayneb
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great french meal great service

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CWGirl
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prix Fixe menu is a great value for lunch. Beautiful atmosphere and delicious meal.

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happywewent
E. Tennessee
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of our favorite Williamsburg restaurants, we look forward to eating at Le Yaca when visiting. We were able to sit outside on the covered patio. That made us feel more comfortable with social distancing. Our server was friendly and attentive.
The food was delicious. We were able to hear conversations around us, even with social spacing, and that took away from the atmosphere. Perhaps patrons don't realize that their voices carry and that their conversations are distracting!

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Reno
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal that was beautifully presented. Staff was helpful and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience was great. Food and service amazing!

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JohnR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My nephew ‘s 21st birthday celebration. He was very impressed withe the experience. You made his special Birthday very special

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DavidS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the five courses with wine pairing. Food was delicious, and worth the price. I was unable to finish the fourth course, then the fifth was desserts. Had to get a take home bag. Not a doggie bag because the dog would have died from the richness of the food.

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BruceS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I especially wanted the onion soup after being away from Le Yaca for at least a couple of decades, and it did not disappoint! The halibut with shrimp and asparagus was also delighjtful!

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vipThomasF
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was meticulously prepared and delicious. Service was excellent.

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vipClaudeW
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our opinion, the best restaurant in Williamsburg. We pass through twice each year, on our way to and from Nags Head, We always stop for lunch at La Yaca, and have ever been disappointed. We have recommended it to many friends, who have all raved about it.

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JamesS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a delightful restaurant with the very best French Cuisine. It was also an anniversary for my wife and I which they recognized

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
145 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first brunch and it was great, just what we needed, service and food were all very good.. Things came at a great pace, service - Minn was excellent, never missed a beat - look forward to our next visit... Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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vipVADinersLoveToEat
Richmond
150 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we had gone to a restaurant since Covid. We asked for a table in the courtyard. The weather was lovely, the service was attentive and the food wonderful. We felt safe as the tables were spaced properly, the servers wore masks and did not linger at the tables. Thank you, Le Yaca, for another great dining experience.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved every moment from entry, throughout the course of the night

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13768903
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service in town!

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DMikeG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time, without a doubt this is best restaurant in the area!!

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KathleenD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always consistent great service and food! One of our go to restaurants !

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JoanP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Yaca never disappoints. I have visited this restaurant more times than I can remember, if you haven't tried it you are missing a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me tell you, from the moment we arrived until we left this was a five star experience.
We found out that they have two French chefs back in the kitchen which have been trained by two of the most famous chefs in France ( verger and Ducasse) and it shows in the food presentation and the amazing flavor. This restaurant is a must visit, bon appétit!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and as usual, it was an outstanding evening. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. Le Yaca is consistently a wonderful experience. It is a beautiful setting, wonderful food and outstanding service. Highly recommend it.

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Teetime
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Best restaurant in Williamsburg.

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KennethO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first time visit. Ate inside safe and sound. Unusual but delicious take on the French onion soup. Crepe was excellent. Will return regularly.

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vipFlip
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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

Le Yaca is rated 4.8 stars by 5703 OpenTable diners.

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