Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

4.9
757 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
We are closed on Monday
Lunch:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Bar menu: 5pm to 9:00pm

Happy Hour: 5pm to 7pm except Saturdays and special occasion

Holidays hours:
Thanksgiving, 11am to 8pm with a $50 set special holiday menu ONLY.
Christmas Eve LUNCH, 11am to 2pm with our $31 Brunch menu ONLY.
Christmas Eve DINNER, 4pm to 9pm with a $75 set special holiday menu ONLY.
Christmas Day, CLOSED
New Years Eve LUNCH, 11am to 2pm with our $31 Brunch menu ONLY.
New Years Eve DINNER, 5pm to 10pm with a $100 set special holiday menu ONLY.

Yearly closing time:
We will be closed from 01/01/19 to 01/10/19 included, we will be reopening January 11th for Lunch with our regular hours.
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Phone number
(757) 500-4773
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Abid
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday brunch.
Food was delicious and service was great.

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g
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, ambiance; all excellent. As usual at Le Yuca!

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j
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very accommodating and helpful with food choices. The food was to die for

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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Gabriel was awesome. Our new favorite restaurant!

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JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal and spectacular service!
If I could give them 6 stars I would. Va Beach badly needed a 1st class restaurant.

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JM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In from out of town, we found this on the web and it was really worth it. Wonderful food, excellent cocktails, really friendly staff. My one quibble -- if I have any -- is that it was so well lit; for a French restaurant, we wanted something that felt a little more romantic. But don't let that comment put you off -- worth every penny!

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MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a table of four celebrating two birthdays. Everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner and the service was outstanding. We will always go back.

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OT
Richmond
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only once - but every-time we dine here, it is simply fabulous! Food, wine, service - all perfectly presented and thoroughly enjoyed.

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AH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is certainly one of the very best in Virginia Beach. It is a great restaurant to visit if you are with people who have trouble hearing as it is quiet and wonderful for good conversation.

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant outclasses any other restaraunt I’ve been too. A mind blowing experience and great vibes. The food was delicious and every bite was getting me closer to Euphoria. Melissa made us feel comfortable from the start and introduced us to some dishes we didn’t know about. What an amazing experience

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time at Le Yaca celebrating a friend's retirement. The only complaint was that the filet on the fixed menu (the one with the shrimp) was very peppery as was the spinach that was underneath it. Otherwise, all the meals, soups and salads, and desserts were wonderful. Service was great and the atmosphere is so conducive to friendly conversation. It's definitely a "go to" place.

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b
Wilmington
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Shared a Christmas lunch with a girlfriend. The food was delicious, and the service was professional and friendly. Lots of people had the same idea for celebratory lunches. Glad we had reservations.

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BE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fine dining. Thoroughly enjoyed our surf & turf dinners. Best crab cakes in Tidewater. Delicious, great service & beautiful restaurant.

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent staff and service. This is my 4th time here and I will be back

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l
Richmond
176 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends to celebrate their anniversary. We are never disappointed! Our dinners were cooked to perfection, the service was outstanding and this is one of our favorite restaurants. We look forward to our next visit.

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Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nicely appointed restaurant in a shopping mall. Basically a French inspired menu with a couple of American and Italian dishes. All of our meals were properly prepared and flavorful, except for the souffle that needed a bit more Grand Marnier. Deserves another visit.

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JW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was exceptional. Gabriel was excellant also.

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V
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca never fails in food or service! This was a much needed addition to Virginia Beach!

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w
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca never disappoints! It is always a pleasure to take clients to such a delicious and classy restaurant. A must to try and perfect for a business lunch or dinner for two.

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the Coquilles St. Jacque with shrimp and orzo risotto. SO GOOD! I love how Le Yaca always includes a good supply of vegetables. This dish even had some fava beans. Salad was just right, and my dessert, lemon mousse, was refreshing and light. Service was excellent!

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HA
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to this restaurant. Didn’t think we would get back there before spring as we go south for the winter but came to celebrate my birthday before leaving.
Always suggest your restaurant to others that live in Norfolk.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular experience! Literally the best dinner I’ve ever had! The tasting menu is delicious and absolutely worth every penny!

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EN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely love Le Yaca. The food is delicious and presentation is superb. It is an amazing value for Fine dining.

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BV
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just flawless! Fantastic food and impeccable service are what we have come to expect from Le Yaca, because that is exactly what they always deliver.

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F
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a taste of France bday celebration with a friend of 25 years. Walter provided GREAT service.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for dinner/birthday and we both truly enjoyed the food and service. Well worth every penny. The staff was attentive and very welcoming. We look forward to having dinner again soon.

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DT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca is a dining experience. It is slow and unhurried. . . a welcome respite in the pace of everyday life. The lighting, the quiet, the elegance and the accommodating staff and delicious food is everything you want when dining out. I enjoyed a lovely birthday celebratory dinner that included the surprise of two sweet friends that my husband had secretly invited. No question I'll return.

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DM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful birthday celebration!! As always, outstanding!!

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OV
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have really enjoyed the time at Le Yaca. Coming back would be a no brainier! Wonderful atmosphere and great service. The food was delicious! Please come and enjoy a wonderful French experience!

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JU
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great fixed price 2 or 3 course lunch menu , great service

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WD
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always have an enjoyable experience. Celease makes you feel welcome and you can see the personal touches provided for all diners. Great for couples day/night out

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D
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the Best. We dine at Le Yaca often, and are near disppointed. The quality of the meal from presentation, to preparation, and value is not exceeded.

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EM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - a wonderful experience! Elegant setting, welcoming service , excellent wine list and of course delicious food, that melts in your mouth. Thank you Le Yaca!

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca is one of those places you go to every now and then when your taste buds need a spa day. The dinner courses are well crafted, and a good value for the absolute quality that you're given. I was quite stuffed by the end of my meal, and so totally satisfied.

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JV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was beautifully prepared, service was great; menu satisfies all tastes.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Best French food I've had. Awesome!

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R
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at both locations and have had great dining experiences!

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a
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always delighted with the service and the food. My favorite restaurant for every occasion!

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H
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service! Overall delicious, except the onion soup (not hot enough, not the original recipe) and the food in general was not hot enough. However, we had a wonderful time. Great lunch!

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MO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and the staff’s attention and kindness really enhanced the experience.

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