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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion soup” (80 reviews)
“souffle” (21 reviews)
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17:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my spouse. Good service and some winners on the menu. Wife had the Stripped Bass with Crab and it was impressive. Lots and lots of Crab, enough for a full crab cake. I had the Tenderloin with Roquefort and Wine Sauce....More

Thank cajungene
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week my son, husband, and grandson joined me for a fabulous meal at this beautiful restaurant. Service was impeccable; food was out of sight; ambiance was perfect to celebrate my grandson's 12th birthday in grand manner. He loves French food so he was in...More

Thank gworth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there today and it was delightful. Ordered the 3 course meal and had many options for each course. The French Onion soup was rich, very thick and tasty, perfect way to begin a meal. My entree was the pork tenderloin medallions, again perfectly...More

Thank K N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretentious but nice for lunch. White tablecloths, bow-tied servers, sniffy hostess. French onion soup pureed with shreds of cheese floating, a bit odd, but tasty. Seafood-filled crepe a good portion.

Thank Ducosmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I ate there on our way back from the beach, based on TA reviews. We were not disappointed. The $30 brunch includes drink, salad or soup, entree, and dessert. My wife and I both had the lobster bisque. Her entree was lamb, mine...More

Thank tkdlr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were very good. Prices are a bit high for what I consider small portions. I would go again but would further consider the menu and ask more questions for clarity.

Thank 447kennethf
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken here by a friend for a birthday lunch. We both selected the three-course lunch with included a nice selection in each category and was very reasonably priced for this restaurant. I had a lovely salad--very generous--and no iceberg lettuce (thank god) I...More

Thank Yorkriver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Yaca has never been a disappointment in terms of food, ambiance and service. The menu should appeal to all tastes - my favorite is the lobster tail and filet!

Thank tripster049
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation for noon on a Friday. It was to be a birthday celebration for my friend. Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful waitstaff, and a delicious menu to choose from. My friend was overwhelmed with the amenities and since she had never been there she appreciated...More

Thank lindadG6092IJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 6 went for lunch. Lunch prices very reasonable with options of starter & main course or starter, main course and dessert. All food was served quickly and was delicious,

Thank redbirdWilliamsburg
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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
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
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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