Le Yaca

4.8
6739 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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LouisC
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Williamsburg, Va. Totally fine dining with excellent food, great service and a comfortable ambiance. Great place for a small party to celebrate a milestone

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TomC
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Williamsburg. Never disappoints!

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SandraP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual and this restaurant is a fantastic place to go for special celebrations. Service was excellent and we were made to feel very special.

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vipssnsailor
Richmond
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always liked Le Yaca - noticed prices were increased to 50%. I believe this is understandable due to Covid but I thought 50% was too much.
Food was good but could have been hotter. Wait Staff was very good plus when entering restaurant. Restaurant was very clean.

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SUSIEH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food
We enjoyed everything about the experience
Make sure you have reservations

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RdeF230
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't let the location in a shopping center mislead you. Great food and service at a very fair price, especially great for a special occasion.

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CyndiE
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants at which we have ever eaten. Truly one of our favorites. Everything about it is impeccable.

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WayneE
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Axel provided amazing service from seating until leaving. Personable and knowledgeable of entrées and desserts choices. Every entrée is impeccably prepared. A wonderful dining experience including a roaring fireplace welcoming quests.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great value. Wonderful greeting at the front door, as well as leaving. The gentleman was very kind and personable. Our server was very professional. Cozy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food simply exceptional, staff from the Maitre D to the wonderful attendant simply unequaled, a must visit if you want to experience the finest dining in Williamsburg.

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vipStephanieB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

French cuisine at its best! My spouse and I really enjoyed the fix menu. Great selection and something for everyone. The signature French onion soup was perfect for a cold winter evening. I had the grilled salmon - nice crust on the outside and buttery on the inside. My husband had the beef filet two ways, he loved both of the sauces. The food is plated beautifully. The lemon Charolotte dessert is nice and light but was a little disappointed with creme brulee - it tasted a little eggy for my preference and was surprised there wasn't a little whipped cream and/or berries on top. Our server, Christopher, was awesome - really took care of us. I can't wait to try more of the menu!

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vipNadiaT
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip to Le Yaca Williamsburg, (frequently dine in Virginia Beach). The atmosphere was warm and inviting and of course the food and service impeccable!

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Bday
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to celebrate my birthday! We could easily have been in Paris had we closed our eyes! This is THE restaurant for celebrations.

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llama
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a special place with great food for our anniversary

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Margie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And it was everything wonderful that we had heard and we had the best service for my birthday.

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StephenB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal from start to finish

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DavidO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and superb service. The maitre’d even presented my wife with a dozen roses to celebrate our 51st wedding anniversary.

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vipHarryB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gayle is a great asset. We always ask for her when we dine there.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Brunch menu and so nice to have first class service

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vipVADinersLoveToEat
Richmond
163 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our January 2nd brunch was wonderful as usual. LeYaca is a place that you shouldn't miss when visiting Williamsburg. This restaurant is Williamsburg's finest.

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vipLaraP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the meal, service and restaurant itself was top notch. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a gourmet meal in Williamsburg.

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vipncicero123
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and perfection like always

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PhilipM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Williamsburg restaurant by far. The food is always great, and the service excellent. Ambiance, which is very important to us, is also great!

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vipKSeitz
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding and exemplary service! Our waitress was just so darling and sweet! Definitely a preferred location for us and we look forward to coming back soon!

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Jdavis
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. The finest restaurant in Williamsburg.

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Cris
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have Dined at La Yuca more than 5 times and it is my go to place for Family, out of Town Friends. The food is always prepared perfectly everytime. Be sure to try.

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George
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and midday meals are superb and excellent values.

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JoanS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, delicious food and gracious service. Thank you!

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GayleT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Yaca is a fantastic place to eat and enjoy!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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AJES
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff, fabulous ambiance and great good. We were replinished with hot bread at every turn. Our waiter was friendly and attentive I love dining at LeYaca.

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ShannonR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Le Yaca and it was delicious! The service was excellent and the entire staff was friendly.

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DanT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food is fantastic and very unique.

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GregD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Le Yaca It was our first time there and it was, by far one, of the best meals and experience we have had in our 31 years of marriage.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
79 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Over the years this place never disappoints.

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Tomr
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect. The service is superb and the food is always delicious. I have dined here several times over the past few years and I have never been anything but totally satisfied. I am always confident that food will be excellent ands every detail well executed perfectly, I do not hesitate to bring guests.

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Chip
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary

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Foodie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal at Le Yaca- service was top class and everything we had was delicious. Crab cakes were A +++

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Daniel
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Winchester and have eaten at La Yaca four times. All aspects of this wonderful restaurant are excellent. We look forward to returning when we return to the area. Top shelf!

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ElizabethP
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 😊
Sunday brunch is always manifique!

FAQs

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

Le Yaca is rated 4.8 stars by 6739 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.