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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Bar & Bistro
1. Bar & Bistro
"Excellent food and service"
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2. Very good!
2. Very good!
"I highly recommend taking advantage of their prix fixe menu."
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3. Special Dining Experience
3. Special Dining Experience
"This restaurant was an exceptional treat"
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About
Contemporary French restaurant offering a traditional French menu and bistro favorites. The menu features updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine, alongside traditional French specialties and seasonal dishes.
PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (235)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit Virginia Beach annually (visit relatives) and make it a point to have brunch at Le Yaca. Why you ask???? because it is a special treat to experience some of the finest French cuisine we have encountered here in the states accompanied by knowledgeable,...personable, professional service. They go out of their way to make it a memorable experience and they have never missed the mark in the last three years we have dined with them. Will definitely be back next year.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

World class French cuisine. French onion soup with a country twist. Coquilles St Jacques perfectly prepared. Although not traditional French, best crab cakes ever! Save room for dessert. Exceptional staff at every level. Thanks Janelle!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2021

Thank you very much, we really appreciate your comment, we hope to see you again! Cecile

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there 2 days while on vacation. First night I had the fish special and it was fantastic. Wife ordered a hamburger. She realized she should have ordered something more dynamic after she tasted my dish. So we asked Terri and Cecelia (bartenders) to...box her hamburger so she can reorder which they did with smiles. He second order was great. Later that night I tried her hamburger and to be honest it had no taste to it like it was not seasoned... Wife had same thought. Second night we went wife ordered the Thursday night special which was Lamb. Soupe à l'Oignon - Signature Mountain-Style French Onion Soup. She loved it. Also she the Raspberry Soufflé which she loved. Now unfortunately I have a negative comment. I decided to add lobster tail to my order. So I had two orders. 1. Coquilles Saint-Jacques et Crevettes au Gratin - which included Pan seared Diver Sea Scallops & wild Shrimps baked with Orzo risotto & seasonal vegetables $20.00 2. Le Homard - Grilled Maine Lobster tail, crispy potatoes & Shallot Beurre Blanc sauce OR Truffle vinaigrette $27.00 However here is the big problem. My dish came in a small over safe dish and was smothered in a cream sauce and cheese. I expected to dishes served seperatly, not all crammed together. It was obvious I did not get the crispy potatoes or any shallot Buerre sauce, but they just put some lobster in with the other order. There was nothing good about this as it seemed like it was just reheated in this small over ready bowl. Also I was charged full price for both orders so they should not have everything piled in this small dish. It was not a good move by the restaurant. Seemed like they cut corners. I could not finish it not because there was alot of food, there was not. It was just so rich smothered in creme sauces and melted cheese. (I'm going to see if wife took a picture of my dish) I was charged full price for both orders. We come to this place very year and we even to go the Williamsburg location as we live in Northern Virginia. What we learned this trip is to try to get the specialsMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Cecile C, Owner at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are sorry to learn that some part of your dinner with us was disappointed. I can assure you that we are not cutting corner and that it may just have been a simple miss communication between...More

Reviewed 18 August 2022 via mobile

I loved everything about this visit. Every course of our meal was awesome. The atmosphere was also great. I would definitely visit again!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner with us was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment!...More

Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner with friends to celebrate their birthday. The food was delicious with beautiful presentation. We dined on the bar side in a very relaxing and casual atmosphere. Great service. Extremely well stocked bar.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2022

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner with us was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment....More

Reviewed 18 March 2022

We had eaten in the Yaca Restaurant in Williamsburg and were delighted to find one in Virginia Beach.It's an east 15-minute drive from the north beach. We had the fixed menu and started with Onion Soup. The flavor was wonderful, but it was served differently...than I've come to expect--maybe that's my problem! For the main course, my husband the pork and I had the combination shrimp and tenderloin--both $42 for 3 courses. Both were excellent. For dessert, he had the Lemon Mousse and I had the Tarte Tartine--both amazing. The tarte Tartine included a swath of the best caramel I've ever tasted. We shared a bottle of Bordeaux that was tasty (once it had breathed for a bit) and was only $35. Service was impeccable. Our total bill for 3 courses and wine was $119.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2022

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner with us was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment....More

Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

Beautiful dining area tastefully decorated. Parking was an issue, but not intolerable in the crowded shopping center parking lot. I'm 1/2 French which is only worth noting because I grew up enjoying authentic French cooking in Paris. The meal I enjoyed at Le Yaca was...as close to my mother's cooking as I have enjoyed. No one will be disappointed with the food at this restaurant. However, the service was a bit confused. Three times during our dinner we were brought plates for other tables. This is not high traffic restaurant which might explain the mistakes on the contrary there were only 3 tables other than ours being served. Otherwise, the service was pleasant and not rushed. The only other observation to share involves the included "sommelier selected" glass of wine that was included in the special I selected. The wine was never offered or provided. A disappointment accompanying an otherwise excellent experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner was great and you had a good time! We are sorry that the service was confusing and we will definitely touch base...More

Reviewed 21 October 2021 via mobile

We chose this restaurant to meet with a friend for brunch. We made reservations and found the entire experience to be perfect! We had amazing service from Gabriel. Thank you! We will be back soon as we planned to continue to meet here weekly!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your Brunch was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment, thank you,...More

Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Everything was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Our meal started with excellent crusty French bread. We opted for the three course menu, choosing the salad and the French onion soup for our first course. Their slightly different take on the soup is lighter than the...traditional and full of flavor. Our entrees were the combination filet and crab cake and the special of the day, Hawaiian snapper. Both were perfectly prepared and we devoured every bite. For dessert we enjoyed the apple pastry and the warm chocolate cake. The cake absolutely melts in your mouth. Wine recommendation was spot on. Service was excellent, attentive and friendly, but never “stuffy”. Le Yaca is my new favorite Virginia Beach restaurant. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment, thank you,...More

Reviewed 21 September 2021

Second time for brunch here at Le Yaca and couldn't have asked for a better dining experience. Service (Gabriel) was professional, fast and attentive. Brunch was superb with very good selection with balanced mix of top quality meats (filet, ribeye, etc.), fish (sole, salmon, crab..),...soup or salads and desserts. We had the crab and smoked salmon seafood benedicte which included two poached eggs with hollandaise and spinach along with the steak poivre (8 oz. tenderloin) . Both were gastronomic delights! The house salads were fresh, crisp and tastily dressed. The apple and chocolate desserts were rich, plentiful and oh so good!! The mimosas and bloody mary were included in the incredibly low set price of $35 per person for what I would say was the "best deal" in town!!! How could we not highly recommend Le Yaca. This is a "MUST" experience when dining in Virginia Beach!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your Brunch was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let Gabriel & our team know about your comment,...More

Reviewed 11 September 2021

The couple we visited made reservations for us knowing that we love dining out in new places, and we weren't disappointed. The service was A+. The food was delightful. So happy we went, and would definitely want to go again when in Virginia.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment, thank you,...More

Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

Five star dining. Scrumptious brunch $35 pp for four course including drink. Hilltop area. Attractive setting.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2021

Thank you so much, we really appreciate it! Cecile

Reviewed 25 August 2021

We were there tonight , decided to try sharing large menu dishes and it worked perfectly to split between two adults. Soups: fennel and french onion., umm Main dishes: crab cake and steak. Everything juicy, flavorful and fresh Good serviceMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let our team know about your comment, thank you,...More

Reviewed 27 June 2021

Had lunch at Le Yaca on June 18. (Suggest making reservations if you want to sit in the dining room. Otherwise, you may be able to eat in the bistro/bar area.) From start to finish, everything was excellent. Promptly seated. Andrew our server attended to...our every need. The food was delicious (petit filet -perfectly prepared with veggies/spinach/sliced potatoes and seafood casserole with veggies). Great three course menu (mushroom soup and salad to start with five or six options for dessert.) Very nice wine list (bottles, by the glass or carafe. If I could give them 10 stars I would do so. We will definitely be back and I highly recommend Le Yaca for a wonderful meal, excellent atmosphere and fabulous service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your lunch was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let Andrew & our team know about your comment,...More

Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Last night, we ate at Le Yaca for the third time. Each time the food was absolutely amazing. The delicious food combined with exquisite atmosphere and impeccable service by our server, Andrew, made for a memorable evening. I can’t believe that anyone could give Le...Yaca less than five stars. The cauliflower soup was phenomenal.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Cecile C, General Manager at Le Yaca French Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and visiting us during this difficult time, we are glad to know that your dinner was great and you had a good time! We will make sure to let Andrew & our team know about your comment,...More

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A young boy was near us in a high chair , well mannered and entertained by his father. It was impressive, if they are going to run around , no.
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Casual to more dress up frankly! I've seen it all! I would just recommend leaving your swim suit or cut offs at home! Lol
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5