Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

4.9
838 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit, we have decided that this is now our favorite date night restaurant in Virginia Beach—food was great, steak was very tender and wine was outstanding. Also had a very knowledgeable waitress who made good recommendations. Great experience!

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G
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb environment, outstanding service and delicious food.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday brunch. The food was amazing. My guests were quite happy with their meals. We eat here often, so we know it would be phenomenal.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious french food, great service, perfect ambiance for a dinner date.

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E
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took some very special people to La Yaca as a Thank You. We wanted the night to reflect our gratitude towards their kindness to us.
I couldn’t not have been happier. Our server, Gabriel was very professional and would certainly ask for him again.
All in all it was just want I wanted it to be.
Thank you for a wonderful evening,
E. Ambrosino

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C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the food is always excellent. the service was very good. the ambiance is perfect.
we Love to dine there!

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DA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but a bit pricey. The service was good, not overly attentive. Wine was nice & the restaurant was lovely. Overall was a nice experience for a first visit.

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RH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gabriel was fantastic as usual. Looking forward to our next visit.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wife & I absolutely loved it. Great place to go to, to celebrate special events.

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Le Yaca does not disappoint. In fact, the food, the service and the value are all outstanding. We ALWAYS enjoy dining at Le Yaca!

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CM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food- we all ate every bite. Great service: from the moderately priced wine recommendations through to the billing, service was excellent, unobtrusive but attentive. I was hosting two employees and our spouses for dinner and we were all very impressed. The fish of the day as well as the tenderloins were perfectly prepared, and the desserts tasted as good as they looked. Looking forward to a return trip soon.

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M
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two friends and I were celebrating a special birthday. We wanted great food, wonderful service at a cost that wouldn't make us feel guilty for having a good time. That's exactly what we had at La Yaca. Our food was so good we continued to speak of it for days. The service was attentive but not intrusive and while we may have spent more than we would at some chain restaurants the quality was so much better that we felt very good about the entire evening. In general the dining room was quiet enough that we had no trouble chatting. I have had lunch at the Williamsburg location but I will return to La Yaca for any celebration.

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VS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience, exquisite food, service and atmosphere. We will be frequent diners here!

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. My favorite dish was the beef tenderloin and crabs cake. The creme brûlée was delicious.

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NT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my birthday with my family
Wonderful service
Great food

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JR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Now one of our top three restaurants in Hampton Roads.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Le Yaca exceeded my expectations! This restaurant is like being in France. Every detail is carefully thought through to make our evening an unforgettable experience.
I could not recommend this restaurant strongly enough! For every occasion!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and the food was outstanding, a bit on the expensive side though. I'd definitely recommend it. The staff was so very pleasant, attentive but not overly so where it interrupted your meal or conversation.
Love it!

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V
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous hostess, incredible waitstaff and the food is consistently outstanding!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in the area. The food is phenomenal along with being a great value. The three-course option is a great concept, which we always choose. We dine there for every special occasion.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time on our date night. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was nice and quiet. The service was really attentive also.

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RC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place. We had a wonderful dinner Saturday night for our anniversary. The service and food were perfect. We went there when we lived in Williamsburg and really enjoy the Virginia Beach location .

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R
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Tidewater! Been there and the one in Williamsburg(old and new location).

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M
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Bread and butter were great. Salad was fresh, but uninspired. Scallops and shrimp in weird vegetable sauce was not very good. Atmosphere is very cold. Dam shame....

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j
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and wine list. Great help with selecting a wine with your meal. Escargot was fantastic

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere, value, and service. I recommend Le Yaca, and I will return.

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great! Dessert good have been better.

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smooth place, a true gem in Virginia Beach! From the starters all the way to deserts everything was outstanding. Cecile was wonderful! Mercie bian

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AB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Awesome each and every visit. If any restaurant deserves a 6th Star,in my book it would be the Fat Canary. On par with Inn at Little Washington

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Le Yaca multiple times and it has been perfect every time. The food is delicious and the service is superb. The atmosphere is excellent. Background music is just enough to mute out conversations at other tables but not enough that you notice it during your conversation. Good wine list with options for both bottles or by the glass. Love this place!!

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LG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional, as always! The food, wine, service, ambiance - all wonderful! We will continue coming here to celebrate special occasions because it is so extraordinary.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, highly recommend!

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Q
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was very good

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PK
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great!!! Waitress was excellent!!

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L
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Gabrielle is a wonderful server. We have him every time and he is entertaining and very professional

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K
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, excellent service & fantastic food. Special soups of the evening were potato leek & french onion. Both were superb. For our entrees we had the poached salmon & the duck. Salmon melted in your mouth. Duck served sliced & delicious. Nice bottle of French bordeaux & creme brulee topped off our evening.

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RF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated a special day for us at Le Yaka, Virginia Beach. Everything was absolutely outstanding. The restaurant is impeccable with beautiful chairs and white table-clothed tables.
We both had crab crepes that were wonderful. We followed that with an absolutely delicious tomato bisque soup. Our main courses were scallops for me and the flounder special for here. Both entrees were exquisite in both taste and presentation. We finished up with desserts, and both were great. The three sorbets dessert was great with the sorbets nicely complementing each other. The tiramisu was delicious with a wonderful chocolate ice cream on the side.
During the dinner the wait staff were always attentive without being overbearing. They knew when we finished the course and with the right pause, brought in the next.
We could not have been happier with the occasion, it was truly memorable.
I have recommended Le Yaca to many friends and have purchased gift cards from the restaurant for very special friends.
Le Yaca - what a wonderful restaurant we have right here in Virginia Beach!!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Waiter was not up to par today. Never had a less than excellent service experience at Le Yaca in several previous dining experience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated so well, including taking out wet coats at the door. The food was amazing. There are so many items left to try that we will certainly be back. Yum!

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