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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion soup” (80 reviews)
“souffle” (21 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic meal here earlier this week. I ate every morsel of my soup, main dish and dessert. I would eat here every week if I could!

Thank Vacat2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Le Yaca French Restaurant was a rare splurge for a get-together with adult family members on a trip to Virginia. The food and the service were absolutely outstanding! We had a group of six people. Everyone ordered different selections from the menu, and each person...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some friends for lunch at their suggestion. It was very good and the $18 three course lunch is a real value. It also exudes the southern charm with tablecloths and nice table settings even for lunch; very civilized.If you are visiting Williamsburg you should...More

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are here for husbands birthday, he had the beef tenderloin with crispy potatoes and I had crabmeat crepe both were excellent! The chocolate cake is beautiful!

Thank annamcgreer
Dennis G, Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing you wonderful comments with us. We are happy to be a part of his special day! We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you and your husband next time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here while visiting Williamsburg, for a Friday dinner on my wife's birthday. Reservations were made in advance on open table. Good thing, by the time we left, all the indoor and outdoor tables were full. Good wine selections. Nice choices on both fixed...More

Thank 58SAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to LeYaca several times, once for lunch, and 4 x for dinner. It is both my and my husbands first choice if we are looking for fine dining. Every meal has been consistently great, and never disappointing. The staff is professional and friendly....More

Thank Madonna Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with dinner at @Le Yaca. The food was excellent with everything very carefully prepared and presented. Our server, Walter, was excellent, with a perfect balance of professionalism, expertise, timing, and personality. This is definitely a place for special occasions....More

Thank artgallerygal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Le Yaca has long been our family's favorite "special occasion" location. My dad loves the French onion soup and crab crepes, which make a plenty filling meal even though both are technically appetizers. My sister and I split the special (locally-caught Rockfish over sautéed spinach...More

Thank Cathy H
Dennis G, Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cathy, Thank you for sharing your recent family experience with us. The crêpes stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat and sautéed spinach are definitely a menu favorite, and we are happy your father loved it. The Chef is from Normandy France and fresh fish...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't think our first experience could be exceeded, but it was. Just an excellent meal with first class service. Excellent bar and dessert. The grand Marnier souffle is to die for! Make sure to order it up front, since it takes a while to...More

Thank Chuck W
Dennis G, Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chuck, We look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit! Thank you for taking your time to let us know about your positive first and even-better second dining experiences. I agree...the Grand Marnier Soufflé is quite a dessert! Thank you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an evening meal with our family. The receptionist was very friendly making us feel very welcomed. After a short period at the bar, we were led to the terrace for a memorable evening of fine acoustic guitar (from the neighboring restaurant) pleasant weather,...More

Thank Brent F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Where can I see your wine list? We're thinking about providing champagne for a friends birthday party at the restaurant, and would like to know what you have, and what the prices are per bottle. Thanks!
16 May 2017|
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Response from kevinnQ6727TT | Reviewed this property |
Their website doesn't show a wine list. I suggest that you call them (757 220-3616 for Williamsburg location).
Donna S
Could you do a rehersal dinner for 50?
15 September 2016|
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Response from Virginia P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is large enough, and definitely worth looking into.
Dorothy R
Do you have Gluten free items?
18 May 2016|
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Response from 42dave2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. I have a relative who is gluten free and looking at the menu we decided it is a place they can eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Formerly Le Yaca)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-3616
  • E-mail
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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