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Le Yaca

4.9
4.9
7149 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

10:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 7,149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. v

    veterandiner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & perfect service - knowledgeable & attentive without being intrusive. Terrific outdoor setting as well.
  2. R

    Robert6

    Savannah

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Le Yaca. Food is great and the service is superb. I had the crab cakes and there is very little filler; mostly tasty crab!
  3. LW

    LeonW

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The Dover Sole was not even close to being deboned by the chef. The so called was four pieces of fish previously fileted and sautéed and served with lumpy beure blanc sauce
  4. C

    Crimson1

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner was excellent, food service and ambience were spot on. We were seated in a small private room with only 4 tables ,each two person tables, for an anniversary this is what is desired. For special occasions Le Yaca should be considered.
  5. KS

    KeithS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance were perfect! I had the vegetarian salad, potato fennel soup, and chocolate de marquis. The presentation was awesome, flavor delicious and overall experience perfect. My dining party also had the potato fennel soup and chocolate de marquis as well as a crab crepe and salmon with lemon caper sauce. This lunch was a 91st birthday celebration and Le Yaca delivered. Thank you!
  6. BB

    BethB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We've dined at Le Yaca the past few times we have been in Williamsburg. As always, the food is very good. However, this time I was a little disappointed in the wait staff. When I knocked my butter knife onto the floor, in the presence of the staff, I never got a replacement. We we finished our meal and chose dessert from the fixed price menu, we were not asked if we wanted coffee, and never got the chance to ask for it. Their problem, not really ours; they lost out revenue and a larger tip for the staff. Essentially, the staff was pretty invisible. Not their best day.
  7. MC

    MarianeC

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, our waitress was very friendly and efficient
  8. RS

    RhonaS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special occasion. Great service and no screaming kids.
  9. c

    c51man

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service as always! Great place to celebrate.
  10. F

    Ferobe

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Le Yaca was wonderful. We met a long-time friend for lunch and each of us enjoyed the delicious crabcakes, which are hands-down the best in town. This is our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife to Le Yaca (Williamsburg) for her Birthday. This restaurant is one of the best in Williamsburg. The patrons are well heeled. The service was excellent. We ordered the Prix Fixe Menu - the food was well presented & very delicious! The deserts were outstanding! The price was right! We will be coming back!
  12. SL

    SheLikesIt

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great for special occasions. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Ambience was up scale and very nice. Our server was very good.
  13. D

    Desnos

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gail always takes superlative care of us and Minh always welcomes us warmly. The food is fantastic. I couldn’t have had a nicer birthday dinner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  15. C

    Casey

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday. Everyone is very polite and greeted us as we walked in. Food is always the best around. This will forever be my go to location for a special occasion!
  16. B

    Bill

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Galyle our server is one the best in the business. Been going there for years because of her professionalism, attention to details and her personality she brings to her profession
  17. JJ

    JesseandJaneF

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Le Yaca. We were celebrating a friend's Birthday and the staff provided a candle in her Creme Brûlée'. Axel, our server was friendly and helpful. We will be back for the Thursday lamb nights and chocolate soufflé!
  18. CM

    CourtM

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and Service were amazing! The crab crepe and tuna tartar were amazing, also the crab cake. We went for our anniversary, and were hoping for a bit of a quieter evening, but got sat by a table with a large party that was very loud, with that being said, we did not ask for another table, I'm sure if we did they would have accommodated. I can't wait to go back!
  19. JD

    JoanD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful Brunch with delicious food and excellent service.
  20. WD

    WilliamD

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been wanting to try it for several years, and had not gotten around to it. It is very good, wide range of very well prepared selections. Appropriately priced. Beautiful bar area. I will go back!
  21. D

    Duke

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an anniversary dinner which was great. Service and food was excellent. Best restaurant in Williamsburg!!!!
  22. LE

    Liv2Eat

    Baltimore

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently the best! By far our favorite restaurant!
  23. F

    Ferragammo

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  24. f

    faraday

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Le Yaca is always a great meal. Unfortunately today was also a birthday and that was noted in the reservation, but after years of having a solitary candle put into the dessert, none was there...ugh.
  25. HF

    HazelF

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was too hot to use the outdoor reservation so they gave us a nice little round table in a quiet corner. The menu is a little confusing with some of the same items listed on the a la carte and the prix fixe but we settled for the $25 two course lunch. The french onion soup is delicious and filling and the bread is crusty and the best. They were generous with a second basket! The mussels which came with the poisson du jour had some grit left in them which spoiled what was otherwise delicious trout. I know this can happen with clams too but it is not good. The presentation was very pretty. Overall it was a nice elegant and peaceful lunch.
  26. SM

    SalM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Food, service. Every dish was thought out and prepared with a purpose. The best restaurant that I’ve ever been to. ( I live in the NYC area, I have been to many of the “best” restaurants).
  27. LC

    LouC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of the three or four good restaurants left in Williamsburg.
  28. P

    Poppy

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were cold in the room since we were under an AC vent. They gave us a different table. Nice.
  29. J

    John

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Yaca was a fabulous dinner experience. From the moment we were seated, Ax took care of us with great style. Prix Fixe dinners were perfect, great selection of wines by the glass. Perfect filets, crab cake was tasty. Lemon mousse for dessert. Doesn't get better than this. We wished there was this fine dining experience closer to home.
  30. AO

    AlanO

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. The mushroom chestnut soup is a must have!
  31. C

    Casey

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here it’s amazing!
  32. DA

    DaveA

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding,as usual. This is the best Sunday brunch ever.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both STELLAR! We loved our experience and cannot wait to come back!
  34. KK

    KitKat

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was beautiful and the food was delicious. We had a 4 course brunch and we were only there for an hour and 15 minutes. The kitchen and the wait staff were working like clockwork and we never had to wait for anything. It was well worth the time and money. Quality restaurant on all aspects.
  35. BH

    BlainH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 29th anniversary and first time at Le Yaca, the service, food, and staff were all amazing. The hostess accommodated my special request and she choreographed it perfectly! Matt, our server, took great care of us and his suggestions were spot on. The salmon was really good, like perfect. Def 5 stars!!
  36. NI

    NIkelle

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Yaka has a serene ambiance and elegant decor. Our attentive hostess had perfect timing and was wonderful about helping us navigate the unfamiliar menu to help us choose the perfect dishes for our anniversary celebration. As she presented each course of the meal she described what to expect in the combination of flavors with each dish. The combination of flavors was perfect and the textures of foods together added to the experience of the dish. We appreciate the creativity and thoughtfulness that went into creating the recipes. The food at Le Yaka is not a meal to fill the stomach, it is an experience that we greatly appreciate having had.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent server!
  38. EM

    EannetteM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently excellent❣️Delicious food elegantly prepared.
  39. KL

    KatherynL

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as expected, especially Minh!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service and food selections

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 7149 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
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

  • 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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