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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.”

1430 High Street Suite 801
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 220-3616

Website:
http://www.leyacawilliamsburg.com/

Executive Chef:
Daniel Yves Abid

Additional:
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Le Yaca Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (186)
Good for Anniversaries (156)
Romantic (141)
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Good for a Date (121)
Quiet Conversation (116)
Fit for Foodies (103)
Good for Birthdays (97)
Worth the Drive (96)
Creative Cuisine (94)
Authentic (85)
Notable Wine List (74)
Great for Lunch (69)
Neighborhood Gem (67)
Business Meals (55)
Cozy (54)
Great for Brunch (51)
Good for Groups (44)
Tasting Menu (40)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Seasonal (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Casual (22)
Fun (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Healthy (15)
Comfort Food (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Disabled Access (9)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 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 $$$.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day menu. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Wow. Wonderful ambiance. Great food and service. Perfect Valentines brunch with outstanding menu choices.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

A very enjoyable Valentine’s lunch on my husband’s birthday. The cuisine was top notch as always. Our server was friendly and attentive. Thank you!

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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day lunch there. The food and service were impeccable. The server was extremely helpful in selecting our dishes from the ample menu. This is a wonderful venue for a quiet cozy dinner or a brunch with friends. Highly recommended !!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

As always, Ming is a world-class server, and the food would be right at home in any top tier restaurant in France. No wonder Le Yaca has so many "regulars," including us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Great occasion, excellent food - creative, innovative, presentation highest level, service was the one of the best I've experienced.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was a cut above! The service, the food and the ambiance were awesome. My family enjoyed a very memorable Valentine’s Day!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I met a friend for lunch. We were seated by the fireplace, which I loved -- had an attentive young waitress, and enjoyed a wonderful meal in a relaxed atmosphere. We have been to Le Yaca before and will certainly go back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Le Yaca was excellent as always. The food was very good, I had the rockfish special and my wife the salmon. Both on the 3 course price fixed menu. Louelyn our server was a bit hard to understand, however he was very attentive. My only complaint, and I find this happens at a lot of restaurants, we were the first party to be seated in this room and they seat us at the worst table, by the door leading out to the outdoor patio dining. Cold on a February evening. I politely asked if we could seat at another table and my request was granted after she checked with the front.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

We like Le Yaca and tonight was no exception. My wife had a filet/scallop combination which she said was excellent. I ordered a lamb loin dinner. It was perfectly prepared and tender but had no taste. Fortunately, the peppercorn sauce which accompanied my wife's dinner saved the day

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our first time and it was wonderful. My daughter is a student at William and Mary and she had been there. Impeccable service, great menu, owner was fun to talk with... I did not have a big enough appetite for the tasting menu but will try that next.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

If you are in the Williamsburg area, this is a must! Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We really enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely be back. Treat yourself and order the Chefs five course dinner and enjoy your dinner.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As always,absolutely superb Sunday brunch.We have never had anything anywhere close to a bad experience here.The food quality,atmosphere and value for money are outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great atmosphere, great service and great food. Could not have asked for more. Thank you to the entire staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Le Yaca never disappoints! Food is divine, as well as service...the petit filet mignon is superb..the sorbet dessert is a must...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Just amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

LeYaCa is always a special place for delicious dining and impeccable service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

You will never have a bad meal or experience at Le Yaca. Very professional and the food is delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I have never been to France. I have, however, been to Le Yaca. If this restaurant doesn't exceed your expectations, then I don't know what will. From start to finish - and there are only a couple of other French restaurants I could recommend - this restaurant delivers the consummate experience. Service, wine list, food, and yes, even pricing. Le Yaca delivers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I always love eating here the food is always fresh, delicious and exquisite. The wait staff is beyond professional and the environment and ambiance is calm and peaceful. My husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary there this past Friday. We had dishes off their lunch menu and as usual we weren't disappointed! Excellent restaurant...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and the service were excellent. I don't think I need to write any more in order to let potential diners know that it is an outstanding place to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We visit Williamsburg no less than every two years and we always make Le Yaca a MUST stop during our vacation week .. We have invited our friends with us, for the past two years and they are thoroughly impressed with Le Yaca, so much so, that they are convinced that it might be their favorite of all restaurants that they have ever dined in .. Kudos to Le Yaca!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 8, 2018

For our birthdays and anniversaries every year for some time now. Favorite place of all time for special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It is always exciting to dine at LeYaca. We have never been disappointed and the food is gourmet. Thank you Chef. The drinks are mixed well and the French wines are superb!
We always have a good time. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive to your every need.
Thank you everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

La Yaca is a top of the line restaurant in every way from ambiance to service to quality of food. I have never been let down by any aspect of La Yaca. I would highly recommend it anyone, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Ming is a superb waiter..he made us feel special. He took his time with each person and made us (4) very comfortable..esp. when my husband ordered the souffle and was concerned ti wouldn't be available..it was. We had a lovely evening made even more special by Ming.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Crabmeat crepe was superb in every way: texture, quality of ingredients, tad-underseasoned to perfection (!).. on the other hand, the soup (of the day) was bit salty for our taste. Scallops were very fresh, nicely done (not over cooked), but risotto while taste was excellent should be tad al dente (but I understand that most others may like it "over cooked" so) it's ok. Desserts were excellent. Veal was also great.. Server was extremely attentive and friendly, very professional. He mixed up the bills (from another table) but that's ok, we caught it and he happily and quickly fixed it -- it was a busy night.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was my second "special occasion" visit and will continue to be for any future ones. From the moment we arrived, till the time we left we were consistently treated as royalty. The service was impeccable, the food outstanding (from beef to seafood), and the ambiance was terrific. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated with quiet colors, beautiful chandeliers, blazing fireplaces, both at the entrance and the dining room. I highly recommend Le Yaca to anyone wanting a fantastic meal, in fantastic surroundings, with fantastic service.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent! World class dining! We loved the food, ambience and service.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food excellent waiter excellent food took forever! Very cold!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Was great to be able to stop in.. Our table was ready, as always a friendly appreciative greeting at the door.. Walter took excellent attentive care and the folks here never missed a beat.. Wines, soups, entree's and deserts were all perfect.. Very Good.. Always come out of here relaxed another great visit. We look forward to our next opportunity.
Deb and Bill Schmidt. Wmsburg

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always a treat to dine here!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 27, 2018

great food, comfortable amostsphere.
service friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Booked a reservation for my wife's birthday, at her favorite restaurant. Normally the service and food is outstanding, except for this time. The hostess wished my wife a Happy Birthday upon checking our reservation. This time we had a brand new server (Charles). Charles was nice enough but obviously had little, to no experience waiting tables. Charles would disappear for 10+ minutes after dropping off something. First the Dirty Martini with very light olive juice came out with heavy olive juice. After waiting about 10 minutes I had to ask another server to find Charles to fix my wife's drink. My wife's filet was requested medium-rare and came out medium-well. Once again Charles was missing for an extended period of time. I gave my wife my steak and just ate hers as is. Charles also didn't clear the table. We had unused wine glasses sitting on the table until half way through the meal. I finally took them and other items that weren't needed and placed them on the end of the table so he would get them. It took 2-3 times before he finally noticed. We ordered desert to go, but Charles brought out a desert for my wife. At this time he wished her a Happy Birthday (for the first time).

It's a shame that whoever handles hiring and training of the front of the house didn't take the time to properly train Charles or hire someone that is experienced. This is a very nice restaurant that will only lose business by employing people that can't perform the job. We will return again, but next time will request a server that has been there for several years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our third visit recently, bringing a new friend each time. It has been consistently excellent. The food is absolutely delicious, and the service perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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