Le Yaca - Virginia Beach

4.9
1722 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1722 people are saying
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vipUnbelievable
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The MOST UNBELIEVABLE restaurant visit we have ever had!
We arrived at the restaurant and were greeted by a very personable hostess who sat us at our table. Then the most amazing scenario happened, the manager approached the table with two glasses of champagne and welcomed us back and said the champagne was to apologize for a visit we had had a while back when service hadn't met their targets! We were dumbfounded because we were so impressed! We've travelled a lot, eaten in great restaurants like Le Yaca but never have had this happen before. Very impressive and set the tone for a great dining experience.
My wife had the filet and lobster combo which comes with their famous green salad. Cooked to perfection. I choose the Salmon served over sliced potatoes and spinach. The fish was piping hot and a large portion. We enjoyed an apple tart and the daily special of bread pudding to end the meal.
This restaurant is always at the top of their game and last night even surpassed our wildest expectations.
You need to go.

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vipLynnD
New England
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful.The dessert menu is vast and both of our deserts were amazing. We were there for lunch-which I highly recommend. If in VB again, we would definitely return.

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BruceO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for us to go each week on a "date." The lunch menu is fantastic. The staff makes it an easy decision.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful from being greeted at front desk to paying the bill. Perfect!

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James
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Adam is a great waiter! We really enjoy the three courses for $22.50. There are several options for each course and the food is delicious.

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vipmitt
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terri has been serving us our last 3 or 4 visits. She consistently does it superbly! And Cecile again recommended a very nice mid-priced wine. We usually just let her pick it as she is so much better at it than we are.

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JimJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic, the service was good but very slow.

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Stammit
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went here to celebrate mine and a friend's birthday. Dinner did not disappoint. Everything was great as usual.

JC
JenniferC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was outstanding. Sommelier Cecile suggested pairings for each of my three courses that were not varietals I had tried previously and they were perfect. Le Yaca is exceptional by every measure.

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PaulN
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was outstanding as always. An excellent restaurant!

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KathyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always wonderful. The the food choices are terrific.

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Stammit
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great Sunday brunch with friends for my birthday. The service and food were great. Always a great dining experience!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly Wonderful!!! Food, Service, EVERYTHING!

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vipJeannie
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Le Yaca is sensational - the food, the service, the ambiance. It's a first-class dining experience!

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PeggyL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit for dinner and ordered from the tasting menu with a wine pairing. All courses were excellent and the service was outstanding. Again, one of our favorite places to dine for fine dining and ambience. Thank you to the entire team for offering our area this opportunity to enjoy wonderful food.

MR
MarthaR
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Le Yaca twice in the last 2 weeks. It was delicious! We had the 3 course lunch and all of it was delicious. Classy place where you can have a conversation. I'll be back.

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GrandmaZ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our top four favorite restaurants! Meals are always exceptional and great wine selection. Staff is professionally delightful. Thoroughly enjoy each visit.

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Toon
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome lunch offerings.
I plan to return soon and try the dinner offerings..

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GaryH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Always an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to the next time I dine there.

TD
vipTerriD
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect restaurant to celebrate my Birthday...As usual, our dining experience at Le Yaca was wonderful...Ambiance, service, wine list and menu awesome...Thank you for another memorable evening at Le Yaca...

CB
ChristinaB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The mood and ambiance of the restaurant was romantic and sophisticated. It took a little longer than I’d like to get our drink order in at first, but after that it was exceptional. The food was possibly the best Ive had in Virginia Beach. Will definitely be back!

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JohnF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Le Yaca provides consistently superb food and spectacular service. This is, hands down Tidewater's best!

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Howiethomas
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reputation that Le Yaca has earned over the years is well deserved. Setting was impeccable; service attentive without being obsequious; menu and wine list is extensive. The meal preparation was divine. I've run out of superlatives!

JM
vipJoeyM
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down the best brunch you can get in Hampton Roads. Perfection!

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PeggyL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday brunch is outstanding! If you haven't tried it, you should. Excellent restaurant to go back to time and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing atmosphere , service was excellent!

MP
MarcelliP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonell was excellent. She went above and beyond to make my wife feel special for pre-Valentines day and her birthday celebration. Food was great. Would highly recommend!

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RalphT
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD , GREAT SERVICE, WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED? HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch was to be expected from a 5 star restaurant. Thank you so much for a wonderful lunch. We have been to both locations and impressed equally with both.

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ArnaudP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience! Will definitely go back.
They should add a café gourmand to their dessert menu.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance here is definitely one of fine dining, however the price point is a bargain for what you get.

The service is incredible. The knowledge of the staff here is everything you could hope for and more, making ordering just that much easier and don’t miss an opportunity to ask for cocktail/wine recommendations that will pair well with your meal.

The food is worth every cent that you’ll pay and I honestly expected a 15-20% higher markup for what is offered on the menu.

Definitely a must to experience if you’re looking for a nicer option for your next date night/special occasion.

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DeeK
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience, food and overall experience. Crab cakes were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food. Can’t wait to return

JG
JoanG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always superb and I enjoy being there for special occasions.

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vipTosh
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Le Yaca is always delicious and the service is top notch

CT
ChristyT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

wonderful Salmon but had to send my Lobster back! but they fixed it in a few minutes! love the 4 courses! Maybe offer Hoeguaarden beer for lunch special

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BritB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service, will definitely be back again!

CN
vipChadN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely love this place! We accidentally stumbled upon Le Yaca last year when in Virginia Beach to celebrate our anniversary, and decided to go back to Virginia Beach just to go to Le Yaca again.

While it was restaurant week when we arrived and they didn't have the prix fixe menu published, our server and the chef accommodated us by preparing the menu items that we wanted on the prix fixe menu.

We both had tenderloin, which was cooked to perfection, and my wife enjoyed her lobster tail while for me, the crab cake was amazing again!

If you are a fan of crab, get the La Crepe au Crabe for an appetizer, which is a crepe filled with lump crab, spinach, béchamel, and Swiss cheese. It is incredible.

The reason we chose to go back to Le Yaca was because of the amazing experience we had the first time, and our experience the second time was just as amazing as the first!

CJ
CJPro757
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top five places to eat in Virginia Beach.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is not the first time at Le Yaca, I love eating here. The food, the ambiance and the service is always excellent. I always reccomend it to friends and family.

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Le Yaca - Virginia Beach is rated 4.9 stars by 1722 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.