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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.”
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Daniel Yves Abid
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Le Yaca Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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