Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

4.9
941 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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M
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca was spectacular! The restaurant is decorated extremely well, and the food was authentically French. It was a good value, because prices were more than reasonable. Highly recommend!

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Z
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday was my second visit to Le Yaca in 3 days....I LOVE dining there...and I always see someone I know!!!!

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

Fantastic experience. All time favorite place for fine dining in Virginia Beach. Excellent food!

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

Food was delicious.

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Z
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have friends from Norfolk, who come to eat at Le Yaca... we never have to decide where we're going because it's ALWAYS Le Yaca It's a given that we'll ALWAYS have a GREAT experience. The staff is excellent and the food is AMAZING!!!!

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N
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our best restaurant experiences in a long while: friendly, professional and attentive staff; tasteful and very pleasant ambience; perfect ac temperature; very good food and an exceptional lunchtime menu deal. Will certainly be going back and recommending it to friends.

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ML
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to this restaurant. Everything is perfect.

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HR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting on New Year's Eve 1981, my husband & I have celebrated most of our special occasions at Le Yaca. Never disappointed. Always outstanding!

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M
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants, Le Yaca always delivers. The food and service are always superb, and the 3-course prix fixe menu is very affordable.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Excellent service. The ambiance was tremendous. I saw several friends there as well, and all seemed more than satisfied. I will most definitely be back again soon.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing Birthday dinner! Loved everything!

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch, beautiful atmosphere, excellent service!

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C
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Yaca is the finest French restaurant you will find in the mid-Atlantic east coast. If you go the onion soup is so wonderful!

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DO
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an anniversary dinner. The food and service were superb as we've come to expect from LeYaca. They added a couple of nice touches; a chocolate chip with "Happy Anniversary" and a glass of champagne for each. Nice touches that ended a perfect dining experience.

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K
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This would be a wonderful place for a special occasion. Service and food was outstanding. Atmosphere was wonderful. The only criticism I would have is that the experience was very pricey. This would not be a place that I would go to for a general night out but somewhere that I would go to for a special occasion.

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GH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

About as perfect an evening as we could hope for. Outstanding food, drinks, and ambience.

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RB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go-to for special occasions or ordinary times made special. I love service that is personal and attentive but also unobtrusive and discrete. I love not having plates ripped away mid-meal while people are still eating, as happens elsewhere. And, of course, the food... there's nothing like it anywhere. Thank you.

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SM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in class restaurant

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D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was fantastic. I spent a few summers in France and was looking to recreate an authentically French meal and, wow, what a success. It was actually better than France because the service was super friendly. Recommended!

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TD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another perfect dining experience made our birthday gift wonderful...The food, the service, the wine selections, the ambiance added to a memorable evening...You will never be disappointed if you make Le Yaca your dining choice...Thanks again and see you soon...

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PE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding experience to dine in a well appointed, classy and delicious restaurant. The food was amazing. Whether for a special occasion, or a lovely lunch or dinner out, this choice is Oh La La!

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d
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in we felt comfortable such a soothing atmosphere we knew it was gonna be good. Service was great and obviously the kitchen has a passion for cooking it was all delicious I will be going back soon

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely wonderful!!! Service was excellent and food suberb. Will definitely tell all my friend and coworkers. Look forward to my next experience at your restaurant.

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GH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very flavorful and service was excellent. The wine pairings went perfectly with each course. The main course was large so had leftovers to enjoy later. Would definitely recommend tasting menu for special occasion.

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K
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Food was excellent and the service could not have been better! Will definitely go back!

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GD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level?? Not sure of the graphic. It was just fine!

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PF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Le Yaca for our 35th anniversary dinner and were very glad we did! The food was divine and the service was top notch. The waiter not overbearing but very attentive. Great place to have an intimate dinner or just go out with friends as you can actually hear yourself talk!

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PB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My young friend and I were celebrating her birthday and her new job. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the excellent service. The candle and chocolate "Happy Birthday" sign were a wonderful surprise for her!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Very relaxing and she really enjoyed it.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, but service was slow. We had drinks and an appetizer, but couldn’t get our dinner order taken until we had been there for 90 minutes. Luckily we weren’t in a hurry!

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SC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and even nicer service.

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S
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three friends celebrating birthdays with our serer Gabrielle was so special! He was attentive and even though we didn't order desserts he brought us a sorbet with chocolate "Happy Birthday and candles for each of us. So thoughtful.
The food was amazing - the chef even shared the ingredients for a sauce!

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BN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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TD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Le Yaca is always an awesome experience...We have never been disappointed and we know we never will...Perfect is the only way to describe dining at Le Yaca...Looking forward to our next visit..

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P
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence is the standard in food and service. The Lunch 19 is a steal

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SV
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time dining at Le Yaca and we will definitely return! Our group went for brunch and was pleasantly surprised with the whole dining experience!

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F
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Le Yaca. Even though it is a half hour drive
from my home in Norfolk, I keep returning. The food
is consistently delicious. There are plenty of options,
with the three course dinners a good excuse to eat
the desserts.

The staff, is friendly and welcoming, especially the manager
who seems to be everywhere, making sure diners enjoy their
food.

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JC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love le Yaca. You are the only the only restaurant that knows what a jumbo lump crab cake is
It was all crab just as it should be. Thank you for another wonderful experience

We will always return.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally awesome in every way. Food, fabulous! Service, outstanding. We will be back.

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SB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience! Great food, friendly service, pleasant atmosphere.

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