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Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

4.9
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1525 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.”

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

We will be open from 12pm to 8pm and we will be serving a $60 special Thanksgiving 3 course menu only. Please call 757-500-4773 for reservation availability.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had one of the best meals we have had in ages! We went to celebrate our anniversary, and are so happy we chose this place. The staff was wonderful and the environment was great.

Our food was amazing. Our beef tenderloin with peppercorn sauce could be cut with a butter knife, as it was so tender. My crab cake was wonderful, and being from Maryland, my expectations are high!

If I could give this place more than five stars in every category, I certainly would!

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viplocalguy
Richmond
207 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding at this restaurant and so is the service! The crab cake was so delicious as was everything, steak, salmon, and the evening special. Love the ambience as well.

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JRock2019
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at Le Yaca early January 2020 for the first time since moving to the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at the restaurant and had plans to go back much sooner than October 2020, but we all know what transpired and prevented us from going!
Our second visit was equally as good as our first. Cecile, the owner I believe, is incredibly attentive, without being intrusive. She obviously loves what she does and she is superb at it! In addition, Terry, our waitress was outstanding. Again, attentive at the appropriate times and we never had an empty water glass.
The French cuisine is exceptional and the presentation is exquisite. I felt like I was on a Crystal Cruise with the attention to detail.
For those who are fearful of eating indoors at present, I can assure you that masks were worn from the front door to the tables which were appropriately spaced apart. In addition, the place is spotless. It was such a nice experience to see other patrons sitting at their tables, enjoying a great meal and interacting with their dinner partners.
5-Star experience all around.

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TerriD
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never get tired of complimenting Le Yaca for providing an awesome dining experience...My husband and I are frequent guests at this great restaurant and that alone speaks for the fact that Le Yaca spells perfection...We have introduced many friends and family to this restaurant and they all share our opinion that Le Yaca is "the place" to dine...The atmosphere and ambiance are a delight...The menu is varied, and every choice we make never fails to please...The presentation and the service add to the guarantee that you will return...We already have reservations for the next two weeks and that should say something about our love for this charming piece of France in Virginia Beach...

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vbnancy
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On different occasions we have dined in the main dining room, as well as on the bar side. Both experiences have been exceptional in every way. The service is outstanding, and the food is amazing. Highly recommend!

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Charlotte
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my son Richard's 40th Birthday. The good is amazing and the service was impeccable!

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lindal
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Le Yaca is a pure stress reliever where you can take deep breaths. Thank you.

MB
MichaelB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Yaca has always been special whether the many times we dined in Williamsburg or the immediate gratification we can get in Virginia Beach. Always lovely, welcoming and delicious.

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vipMonk
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again this year we celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Le Yaca. We've been celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas get-togethers, etc., for many years (Williamsburg) and now in Virginia Beach. I can honestly say we have never had a bad meal or bad service in all that time. It's our favorite restaurant for good reason. Thanks for another memorable meal last Friday.

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CharlesD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent special occasion restaurant. The service is excellent and the food quality is the best you will find in the area. We have eaten here several times and the experience is consistently outstanding.

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TriciaC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful.. they have done a.nice job of making the restaurant Covid friendly while maintaining an inviting atmosphere. We always get the special filet .. it was delicious and the cream of leek and potatoes soup with truffle oil was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant as well as the young man serving bread etc!! We love ❤️ it!’

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was outstanding service was first class owner came to table twice to check with us we will be returning soon

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AndrulaD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow but server was nice. Food was good. Flounder special was delicious!!

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TerriD
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Le Yaca is truly a perfect experience...It is our first choice of restaurants...The ambiance, the food, the wines and the service all add up to a first class event...We cannot heap enough praise on this restaurant...When the virus closed our country down, one of the things we missed most of all was not being able to reserve a table at Le Yaca...We invite anyone who has not enjoyed this awesome restaurant to absolutely make a reservation...There is no way you will be disappointed...So. for lunch or dinner, Le Yaca is the perfect choice...Looking forward to our next Le Yaca experience and thanks again to Gabriel our wonderful server. See you all very soon...

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Douglas
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a frequent patron of Le Yaca, I can attest to the consistency in food preparation. Every effort is made to offer gourmet dishes that delight the eye and palate. Additionally, I am always cordially greeted, while service is kind, consistent and knowledgeable. The wine offerings are diverse, with emphasis on proper pairings to suit the occasion. Do treat yourself to the Le Yaca experience, SVP!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary there. We loved the ambiance and the food was outstanding. The wait staff was very attentive. Highly reccomend!

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vipNadiaT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to enjoy our favorite and delicious escargot and lunch. Thank you Cecile and staff for always making us feel safe during this crazy covid time.

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JPro
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Yaca was an unexpected treat. Wonderful food in a sophisticated setting, we went for brunch, which was delightful. The lobster tail was delicious, but the soufflé stole the show. A beautiful way to celebrate our anniversary.

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Fred
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected from brunch menu, as we have done before for brunch. Both tenderloin with poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce and lobster with shallot beurre blanc were superb.

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Mangiare
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My Wife and I had brunch, from the front reception employees to our servers , And our food the La Yaca team absolutely exceeded our expectations, we will be dining here again many times. It is nice to go out to a restaurant and truly enjoy a five star experience thank you

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vipvegasman
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Would return if I’m in the area.

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Mbordelon
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Yaca never ceases to please. From the warm and spot-on service to the impeccable meals served. This was one of our few dining out experiences since COVID precautions have been rolled back and it was just perfect. We felt very comfortable and safe from the Pandemic perspective. Our dinner and dining experience was as good if not better than ever. We feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful place to dine in our "neighborhood". We'll be back again and again.

MB
MichaelB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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Douglas
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Yaca Virginia Beach and Williamsburg qualify as two of the finest French restaurants in the region. I am always delighted with the food preparation, decor, ambiance and service.

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TracyH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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kimballb
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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vipBruceC
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Virginia Beach! Staff is really friendly and good, management is very friendly and the food is always great. a family favorite for many years in Williamsburg and now in VB!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an extraordinary meal and best price for gourmet meal in all of Virginia Beach.

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vipLuv2dine
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were exceptional as always. All COVID precautions were maintained. We had a very enjoyable brunch. We opted for the four course menu which provided a host of options for food or drink. We were never hurried through the courses. Our food was of the finest quality and presented very well. The service was courteous, friendly and professional. Everyone at La Yaca treated us as if we were their special guests.

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JudyF
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love everything about this restaurant!

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vipNmck
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food

LJ
LJVPB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was enjoyable. Very good place to get together with a group of 6 or 8 friends. Large tables, quiet enough to talk, social distancing well done. Good service.

NC
vipNanetteC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway elegant, quiet, very professional, and food better than in France!
Reasonable prices for lunch with two or three course menu 💜

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Pinky
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS usual, spectacular in all respects. This was our 3rd consecutive Anniversary dinner with Le Yaca and it has become a welcome tradition that we look to continue in future years. Our best to all concerned.---George Raiss

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from beginning to exit greeting!

LL
LauraL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Until I received a gift card, I had never heard of La Yaca. Most pleasantly surprised.
Food was good. Service (by Terry (sp)) was excellent. We will definitely add this to our list of places to eat out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful, as usual!

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vipMonk
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A recent "Beacon" article echoes our feelings about this excellent restaurant. The food is delicious and never disappoints. Service is always correct, discrete and flawless. Plus, we always feel so welcome at Le Yaca.

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Vbfoodie
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was outstanding as always. We’ll be back again soon.

FAQs

Le Yaca - Virginia Beach is rated 4.9 stars by 1525 OpenTable diners.

Le Yaca - Virginia Beach does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/le-yaca-virginia-beach-741-first-colonial-road-suite-107/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.