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Le Yaca French Restaurant

1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
+1 757-220-3616
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“onion soup” (90 reviews)
“souffle” (22 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Le Yaca has never been my favorite restaurant in Williamsburg, but it improved greatly after moving to the High Street Mall. We came here with a Wine & Dine group of 13 people. Although we weren't able to sit at the same table, they handled...More

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good European style food. The Foie Gras was great. Eggs Benedict well above average. Nice place to celebrate a special occaison but a bit pricey for everyday fare.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I first discovered Le Yaca in the 1980’s. We lived near by making eating there easy to do and the meals were always superb. We now live a couple of hundred miles away so eating at Le Yaca is more complicated however,...More

Thank R Alan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I came tonight to celebrate our new engagement. We had Maxine as our waiter and he was fantastic. Then the food came, and I couldn't believe how every bite was better than the last. We've been looking forward to this dinner for...More

Thank Chara R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in for lunch a few days ago, and my server Joe was excellent! Very attentive and had great recommendations. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Emily L
Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant was rated as No 3 in Williamsburg Va. so I had my concerns when I entered. REST YOUR CONCERNS. the meal was outstanding, purchase off the Fixed Price menu. The French Onion Soup was the Best I have ever Had and I have...More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your evening with Le Yaca. We are happy that you had an enjoyable dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. Le Yaca Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been eating at Le Yaca since the 80's. It has always been great. The beef filets we both had were cooked perfectly. The scalloped potatoes were delicious and the spinach was great. My wife tells me that the marquis au Chocolat was wonderful. Altogether...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for brunch and were slightly under-dressed as tourists than the locals who were dressed in fancy church clothes or coat and tie. No matter though; we got the same amazing food and service. We all had the price fixed brunch: drink, appetizer, entree...More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to La Yaca several times and it never disappoints. This time around I had the escargot, lobster tails and creme brûlée. All delicious! The service is top notch and very attentive to our large group. Everyone raved about their food and shared...More

Thank Micky O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some family and I visited this restaurant for the first time recently and were very pleased with the service and food quality. We had the Veal and Halibut, and both were excellent.

Thank mcdj0hn
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2867 (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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