Ya Ya's Euro Bistro - St Louis

4.7
1526 reviews
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Mediterranean Euro bites share the menu with oak fired pizzas, rich pastas and an array of the freshest seafood dishes and innovative meat entrees. Welcome to YaYa’s Euro Bistro in St. Louis.
Our food is simple, elegant, and honest; it's innovative, exciting, but never flighty. Our eclectic menu is inspired by a combination of American, French, Italian, Spanish, and Greek cuisines.
YaYa's is committed to using the freshest, local, sustainable and organic products possible!
We look forward to welcoming you!
Cheers!
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LI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends have been going to YaYa's for many years. It is always a great experience. The people working there are always the best. Our waitress, Jamie was superb.

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TG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wife and I were celebrating our 25th Anniversary and my Aunt was celebrating her 65th Birthday. My Wife and I arrived a little early and enjoyed your Happy Hour, which my Wife loved and our waitress was Brooke and she was wonderful. My Aunt and Uncle joined and we had a few drinks and were seated at our table. Our waiter was Ethan, he was great also! The negative i could say was that my Wife and I split the Risotto and her portion had a long black hair in it. Ethan had the chef fire a new half portion. I would suggest maybe firing a whole portion next time. Thank you again for a great anniversary dinner. We will be back!

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Ya Ya's! Always a favorite. Our favorite free range chicken dish has not been as juicy the last 2 visits. Not sure what is going on with that, but we will give it another go because of our long track record.

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SL
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Sunday brunch. Our server was James, and he was most excellent.
The food is really, really delicious. All the servers seemed gracious. The fellow
who fixed my eggs benedict, was personable and offered to have it brought to
our table. Thanks for another great experience for brunch.

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PP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food tasted good and decently priced also. The portion size was also fairly good for the price. Waitress was very friendly. Good ambience. We had a lovely night out

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RW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We have been coming to Ya Ya’s since it opened and have always had great experiences with family and friends, but this time we came to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and our waitress (Libby) was rude from the start and very condescending. Luckily Leo the manager who came to greet tables and stopped by ours several times, definitely made the night much better. We will forsure still frequent Ya Ya’s and look forward to seeing Leo.

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c
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ya Ya's is my favorite restaurant. We travel about an hour to get there. So it's not like it's around the corner. I celebrated my 70th birthday the last time I was there. I enjoyed it as usual. Good food, wonderful ambience, service is always attentive. Everyone working there seems to enjoy their job.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I may go back to Ya Ya's for a meal, but I will NOT be going back for brunch. We arrived at our reserved time of 1:00 pm. Everything looked picked over, some items were missing (yogurt, eggs for the eggs benedict, bagels, waffle toppings) and it was clear from the staff that they hoped we really didn't want anything because they were getting ready to pack it in for the day. The brunch is supposed to run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The guests who arrive at 1:00 pm or even 2:00 pm should expect to have the same experience as those who arrived at 10:00 am. I notice that I was charged the same amount as if I had arrived at 10:00 am. It was all very disappointing and rather embarrassing as I am the one who chose Ya Ya's for my party. No one wants to take their guests to a restaurant where they feel as though they are just a bother for the staff and cooks, because they weren't the first to arrive.

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BB
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We love this place.

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PD
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Atfer all of the years that I've been coming here, I was disappointed this time. My entree was not warm when presented so I sent it back. Not sure what they did to it but not great the second time. They did not re-make it, just somehow tried to make it warmer. Ruined the dish. John would have made it right for me but he was not there. With that said I'll be back. Stuff happens.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Just please need to check all of your highchairs, our 2 year old fell through his due to a broken strap

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I do not know why we do not come here more often. The food is so delicious and fresh and good for you.

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S
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and proceeded to the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. Our bartender Toni introduced herself and informed us about the happy hour specials.
After serving us our drinks, she then described to us the happy hour appetizers, of which we ordered two. They were delicious.
Next up was last call for happy hour prices. Toni was nice to advise us of that. After two cocktails, appetizers, and even a complimentary appetizer,
we were in no need of a full dinner.

Our bartender Toni couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating—funny too. We have been there several times and YaYa’s continues to
be one of our favorite places to dine.

Please pass on our thanks to Toni for her welcoming, professional service. We will definitely ask for her again.

Scott

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J
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and it’s nice that a choice of one of two good-size side salads is offered as an option with a sandwich as an alternative to fries. Service was excellent, and I appreciated that the group was seated at a round table as I had requested in the reservation.

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LO
St. Louis
41 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been there in years but we were in the neighborhood and hungry and decided to jump on Open Table and make a reservation. It was 5pm on Sunday night. Maybe 3/4 full for that time of day is amazing. Good food and wine. The overhead music was somewhat loud but not so that you could not hold an easy conversation. Very pleased. Would recommend.

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

Mr. Gomez provided "world class service" and certainly deserves acknowledgment for creating an excellent customer service experience. My spouse and son were both impressed with the Ya Ya's experience!

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F
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. My scallops and my husband’s beef tenderloin were both perfectly prepared. Our server seemed a bit disorganized and overwhelmed. Never checked back to see if we wanted a second glass of wine and did not offer dessert. Otherwise, all was good.

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! They do everything right. Enjoy!

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V
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful dinner of the best tasting swordfish this evening at Ya Ya's. Just a great time with great food and beverage.

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M
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Wonderful service. Great variety. There aren’t many places I feel like I need to take my wife but this is one of them. I just need her to come to St Louis with me one time.

The gnocchi appetizer is incredible and I could eat their Baba ghanoush is to die for. Always go with their specials if you are even a little interested and you won’t be disappointed.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was excellent! Our server, Helena, was a delight! A lovely evening!

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k
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The spread was extensive and the food was delicious. We will definitely return!

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G
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service good food friendly people very accommodating

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience! Food was great and staff was attentive.

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TP
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Ya Ya’s. Our entire experience for dinner was wonderful. We were impressed from the moment we entered by the gracious greeting we received, the impressive quality of the food, and especially the outstanding service from Sharon, our server. It was a busy Saturday night and the noise level was rising, but the beautiful interior of Ya Ya's includes acoustic baffling that blends seamlessly into the entire design of the restaurant. Our daughter has Celiac Disease and is anaphylactic to seafood. They are able to successfully prepare almost anything on the menu to accommodate her without cross contamination. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely return.

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S
St. Louis
90 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal this visit. Even thought we made reservations at the last minute, we were able to sit in one of the booths we requested and in the section of a great server. Fernando took great care of us. He has waited on us several times and he is a real pro. Very friendly but also very efficient. He made sure our special requests were taken in to consideration. The food was wonderful. The beef tenderloin never disappoints my wife and I enjoyed the Corned Beef Special. Great drinks and wine list as well. Another thing that always impresses us is that there is always at least 2 managers during busy times and they make sure that things run smoothly.

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CD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner celebrating with family. The food and service was wonderful! Thank you to our server, Cole Edelstein- great job!

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BS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Good food. I'd go again. Spent $120 for an app, 2 entrees and 4 drinks. So not bad at all

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great Service. The chef is obviously creative and artistic.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a go to place for me. Service is consistently excellent. I rarely actually use the menu, just wait to hear the specials. Always exceptional.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My friend and I had lunch there on Monday and both ordered the hamburger special. It was one of the best burgers I've ever had and I'd highly recommend it. It did not come with any sides, which initially gave me pause since it was a $12 burger, but it was hearty and satisfying. Our service was very good, as well. The waitress was attentive but gave us the time we needed to get our initial talking out of the way before ordering. It's one of the only restaurants I've dined at recently that offered free sparkling water.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for making Mom 93 special!

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KP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When went for a friends birthday party. Kevin or waiter was amazing. He made or dinner great.
They put us in a small room was great. I can’t stop saying how much fun we had. Thank you Kevin and Ya Yas.

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s
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Shelby our server was great! Food mediocre this time, dont know why.. Shrimp Scampi, tasteless, my wife's mussels cold had to be returned. If this was first time I would not return, but we have been ya yas many times always good to really good. This time not so...120 dollars nit worth it. I migh add your corkage fee ar $25 is high! Usually 15-20 some 8$ we didnt bring a bottle had your wine nit bad and Heinken..

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DA
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a spectacular waiter "Kevin". Our food was absolutely delicious. Couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you

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

What a fun restaurant with a great menu! While I don't drink, the bar looks perfect. The service was outstanding which is just as important as the food (for me). Nice ambiance.

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m going to be very disappointed when Pfizer opens and it becomes impossible to get a table after work.

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T
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Reserved a bar table. When we showed they had ZERO bar tables available. What’s the point of the reservation??? What a joke.

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SR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch in private room with excellent service and food!

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SP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 29th anniversary and we decided to go back to Ya Ya’s for this celebration, just 2 weeks after we had gone there for just a regular night out. It was the experience 2 weeks ago that made our decision to go back for our anniversary and we weren’t disappointed, both meals were great.

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