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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
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
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.
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!
The Zeitz family
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.
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.
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 $$$.
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.
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 !!
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.
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
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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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