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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“onion soup” (90 reviews)
“souffle” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1430 High St, Suite 801, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were meeting friends for an early evening meal and opted for the bar area and bar menu. We were greeted with charm and smiles, and were glad to have a quick glance at the delightful other dining areas as we passed. It all looks...More

Thank PJaneS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was sorely disappointed in this restaurant. First: the service leaves something to be desired. We arrived to find the hostesses dressed rather casually for a restaurant that requires a jacket. The hostess asked if we had a reservation. Not remembering whose name I used,...More

1  Thank kimmer1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 11 of us celebrating our 40th college reunion. The restaurant was wonderful. Everyone loved their meals and the service for our rather large group was wonderful. We all thought the Pre Fixe meals were not only great but a great bargain. We will...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner at La Yaca during William and Mary's Home coming weekend. The food, the service, the ambiance...everything was outstanding. It was honestly the best meal I've had in Williamsburg! The scallops, the risotto, the duck, soups and desserts were all prepared to perfection,...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this Restaurant is perfect! As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile, I had a 9 o'clock reservation for 2 we arrived a few minutes early and never had to wait a table was already waiting on...More

Thank beachbumkn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had a nice dinner here. Le Yaca has an excellent, varied, reasonably wine list. When we inquired about 2 different wines we were quickly brought a taste of both to compare and decide. Their bread is excellent, no surprise since this is a...More

Thank lovetotravel560
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After two meals in colonial Williamsburg, we were ready for another type of cuisine! Le Yaca is located in a strip shopping center on the outskirts of town - a very unlikely setting for this great restaurant. Food was classic French and all 4 of...More

Thank marymcgol
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a restaurant. I was so surprised I've been to many French restaurants, and this was exceptional. Make sure that you order the crab cakes. They are sweet and fresh. Finish off with the Grand Marnier souffle. Its unbelievable I've never...More

Thank Rosalie P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Who could believe you could experience such a fabulous meal in an otherwise bland shopping center in Williamsburg?! Just go. Get inside and feel the simple elegance. No pretentious vibes. Just high quality food including ample selection. Our family party of five ranged from six...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had one night in Williamsburg & wanted to have a special evening with our daughter. I originally booked the Fat Canary and at the last minute switched to Le Yaca because my daughter loves French food, especially escargots. The restaurant is located a bit...More

1  Thank kristin w
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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