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“Very good”

Le Yaca French Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 394 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.”
Dublin, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Atmosphere is wonderful. I had grouper. Would give it just 3 stars. My friend had the beef. A better choice.

Visited November 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Though a little hard to find, La Yaca is worth the search. It is tucked away in some shops near Busch Gardens. The crab cakes were among the best we've had. The soup was delicious the wine list was good as well. A first class meal.

  • Visited December 2013
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new jersey
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200 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“excellent in every way”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have enjoyed dinner here twice, and after having a wonderful lunch here today I just had to write a review. When I made my reservation online, there was a comment box , of which I had a special request which was granted. Four of us were meeting there for lunch after not seeing each other for 50 years and needed a table where we could do alot of catching up, etc. We were given a very nice table in a room almost entirely to ourselves. The service was excellent. The lunch menu and food quality was excellent. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. The owner allowed us to stay way past the lunch closing for (almost 4 hours)so we could cherish our time together here. I have to commend the owners and staff for accommodating us .They really went overboard .

  • Visited December 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our favorite Special Occasion Restaurant in Williamsburg!”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Williamsburg! Great seafood, steaks, and desserts. Every year for birthdays and our anniversary my wife an I go to La Yeca! Great service and romantic atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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Detroit, MI
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

One of the best meals we've had in this area from the onion soup starter to soufflé for dessert -and the main courses of scallops and of sea bass were cooked to perfection. Nice select of wine and music to complete a perfect evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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