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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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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“onion soup” (90 reviews)
“souffle” (23 reviews)
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17:00 - 21:30All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 2 days 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 4 days 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 5 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

There ain't many left, but this restaurant is still one to which men can wear a jacket and TIE and the ladies can "dress up." Don't get put off by its location in the middle of a shopping mall parking lot. The whole experience is...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early for our reservation and the table was ready for us. The waiter promptly filled our drink order and took our food selection. It was served as we finished each course timed correctly. Butter and bread was replenished without a word.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Yaca is one of the best restaurants in town. It has a beautiful atmosphere as well as a lovely patio when the weather permits. The food Is consistently delicious. The service is excellent. This is a great restaurant in which to celebrate special occasions.

Thank Allison J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thursday night is probably the best night at La Yaca. They prepare their lamb in an open fire in their hearth. The lamb is "extra special" and isn't prepared / served like this in any restaurant that I know of. Remember Thursday night's!

Thank P43VDrobertb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The waiter was friendly and efficient. There were numerous choices so we all decided to try something different, and everyone loved their choice.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent and the food was superb. This has to be one of the best places to dine in Williamsburg. Attentive service, great presentation,delicious food.....a special treat!

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Through changing venues, new owners, and years of time, La Yaca provides the same fabulously delicious meals it started with. Every dish is beautifully plated and served hot or cold as required. My recent visit with my husband and another couple was declared an epicurean...More

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15 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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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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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