HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
8:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 26 times today

Le Yaca

4.8
4116 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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.”
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
French
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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)
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(757) 220-3616
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Daniel Yves Abid
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4116 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
viptomr (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always great

Report
Helpful
vipfaraday (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

lovely food ruined by horrible service, sorry our meal was a disaster

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food ,great staff ,great dining experience .Would recommend to a friend. Great for special occasions and romantic dinners. Price point was very reasonable for the wonderful tasting food.

Report
Helpful
vipGuillaume (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was great but service was terrible!we decided on the 5 courses ,our aperitif arrived after the food
The food is five stars with a fast food waiting staff
They welcome you beautifully, then we wait for anything to happen ,they bring water with out asking if we want flat or sparkling,
No wine list a page with cocktails and some wines
But nothing more
We will go back but cannot recommande the place to friends
Dommage car la nourriture été parfaite

Report
Helpful
Anniversary (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was the first time we have eaten and only went because it was rated as 5 stars however we will never go back. We were celebrating Valentine’s Day and my birthday. We were staying in Williamsburg for a few days to celebrate. Our server was horrible. The server never explained the dishes and wanted us to decide on our dessert before we ordered dinner. The server never asked if we wanted something to drink (we don’t drink alcohol) but he should have asked if we wanted something more than water. It took forever to get our dessert and tables that ordered after us got their dessert before we did. While the ambience was nice, the food was so-so and the service just ridiculous. Did not measure up for what we expected by the reviews.

Report
Helpful
Linda (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Le Yaca never disappoints! Everything about it is wonderful. Gayle, our server, was as always, superb. The meal were incredible and I would highly recommend the soufflé for desert.

Report
Helpful
RichardZ 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

LeYaca receives our number 1 vote for ambiance, food quality/creativeness and service! We love lunch, brunch and dinner times. The perfect place for our special occassions. This time was to celebrate Lorettas birthday. Thank you for continuing to offer French cuisine in Williamsburg all these years!
Continued success,
The Zeitz family

Report
Helpful
DarlingtonT 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My significant other and I enjoy coming to Le Yaca for date nights. We always request to be seated with Charles. He is always respectful and pleasant each and every visit. He is definitely one of the highlights of coming to Le Yaca. The food was great as always; it was all around a lovely date. We thank Charles for making it even more pleasant.

Report
Helpful
LisaR 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Sunday brunch was wonderful, as was the service. We have been here before for dinner and it was great also. We drove 80 miles to come again. It was worth the drive!!

Report
Helpful
vipMikeJ (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always a great experience.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great place with excellent food

Report
Helpful
vipkoolmom (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went here for belated Valentine's Celebration. We had the three course meal which offered ample selections, all sounded great. Each item was better than the last. The lobster was fantastic. We did order the special desert which took 20 minutes and had to be ordered at the beginning of the meal. So glad we did. We loved it so much we came back for brunch the next day after church. We have found a new favorite place, thank you!

Report
Helpful
ScottB 
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

This is our second time going here. We came for Valentines weekend. The first time we went, in October 2017, for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful experience. This time was much different. We were sat in a different part of the restaurant and it was chilly, we both sat at our table with our coats on for most of the meal. While the service was ok, it was not what I expected from a restaurant at this price point. Finally, I got sick later that night and was in bed the next day. We do like this restaurant, however, if we have another experience like this one we would not go back again or recommend it to our friends.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful experience!

Report
Helpful
DavidG 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Best place we have found in Williamsburg and it's not even close. Great food, attentive service, beautiful decor. It was a bit more formal than we expected, but not stuffy. Lots of options to fit different budgets; from the casual bistro menu to a fixed price (good deal) to the chefs tasting menu at top $$.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful experience. Great food, great service. We’ll be back the next time we need a really special evening!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We enjoyed both the menu offerings and the special entrees very much. Both my wife's fish and my lamb were cooked prefect to our request. The sauces that accompanied both dishes were excellent. As were the seasonal vegetables. My wife was very pleased with her "true" French onion soup and was pleased to see it wasn't a cheese top encased bowl. The service was excellent without interfering in our conversation or dining. We would highly recommend Le Yaca

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Rose was great server. Poached salmon delicious. The foie grad was absolutely the best. This is one of our favorite places

Report
Helpful
Timo (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentine’s Day menu. Food was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
John (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent and seating accommodations were comfortable. We did not feel crowded. The food was delicious but somewhat uninspired. Service was a bit spotty but they were packed for Valentines Day, so it was understandable. We asked to be moved -- and they promptly accommodated -- because we were right under a heat vent that felt like we were in a sauna.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
206