Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

4.9
909 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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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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TD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VM
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total Elegance. The dining area, the food. A quiet respite of deliciousness....a meal to be savored. The soups are perfection. There are NO better Scallops in the area. We ate on the Bistro side for a change. The Burger, which they just added....Best we’ve had here. ♥️

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NC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, friendly and professional service and no music or tv's blaring - couldn't be happier!

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful presentation, delicious food, great ambiance/decor and very attentive service. Love the details put towards a wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend the 3-course lunch. Bon Appétit!

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

We are convinced that Le Yaca is the best restaurant in Virginia Beach.

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PL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at Sunday brunch and what a wonderful meal. We will definitely go back as everything was outstanding and they made our anniversary special.

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TO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Will definitely be returning.

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AC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have found Le Yaca to be an overall wonderful restaurant. We have dined here many times and have always been delighted with our experiences. The various venues offer something for everyones pocketbook and tastes both wine & food. This is also our go to place to bring our out of town guests.

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SW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to have lunch there ... we will come again

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JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Service. Tremendous value for the set lunch menu - three courses for $20. I had a lovely filet mignon perfectly cooked. Remarkable. The outside looks modest. But the food, service and price make this a remarkable and pleasant find.

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very friendly people. Food was quite good. Sommelier ‘s advice sound. Simply a very very nice evening. Will certainly do it sgain

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Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with friends!! Everyone was very happy with their delicious food!!!

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FJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Le Yaca not too long ago and ever since have made it our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food is over the top excellent - delicious - perfectly prepared - wonderful presentation - just the right portion size - unique. The staff is wonderful - attentive - friendly - always pleasant. The ambiance is elegant and not over done. A very special place in every regard.

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RB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined twice with Le Yaca. Both times the food and service have exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!! Outstanding

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SH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Would love to see more dessert options.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress and the service was outstanding and so was the food!

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N
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best meal I've had in a restaurant in Hampton Roads! Pricey, but delicious . . . PERFECT for special occasions!

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

Excellent all the way around. Love this place
Compliments to the chef. Waiter was very attentive and engaging

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was a wonderful dinner, very classy restaurant. Price ok. Food was delicious, onion soup could have been closer to French traditional dish. Overall a great experience.

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RC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food were outstanding. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I have the steak and crab cake. The steak was terrible and the crab cake was Ok, the desert was good. It was disappointing for the money I spent there. My daughters weren't impressed.

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Z
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My recent visit to Le Yaca was fabulous as always!!!! I'm getting to know the staff by name!!! I recommend Le Yaca to all my friends!!

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VS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French Restaurant ever! the food the place the service every detail is perfect

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c
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in VB. Everything is simply beautiful, tasty, magnificent. I have tried many of their menu items and ALL were made to perfection.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great brunch with friends. Food tasty well presented and service outstanding! First time there and we will be repeat patrons!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomeness was my experience

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GP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so pleased that Le Yaca located in VA Beach after many years driving to the Williamsburg Le Yaca to enjoy a French meal. The food and service are always outstanding and the fixed price meals are a super deal. Enjoy!

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D
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience!

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the restaurant during restaurant week. We went for lunch on a Saturday. We managed to add a third person to our reservation for 2 with an okay from the owner...
Lunch was delicious. I had the chicken breast with a cream sauce. There was fresh steamed spinach as the vegetable. I had the Panna cotta with berries which was delicious, too. The Panna cotta was made with a vanilla bean pod which was obvious because there were tiny vanilla seeds in the Panna cotta. We all appreciated the fact that the food was very fresh. All-in-all, I will go back to try a dinner selection...

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend. Our waiter was wonderful. The service the best. Food outstanding.

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M
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our visit to dining experience was perfect. In our humble opinion, Le Yaca (both locations) is the best restaurant in Hampton Roads!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Great food, service and experience. Definitely recommend

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