About La Becasse MI
La Becasse is located in Burdickville near Glen Lake in Leelanau County. We serve French country fare in an intimate setting which evokes the sense of being lost in the French country side. We have an award winning wine list, which is heavy on French wines, and features many Michigan wines as well as great picks from around the wine-world.
French, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Friday - Tuesday 5-9pm
Open daily during July & August
CR 616 (Burdickville Road) and CR 675 (S Dunns Farm Road)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have a parking lot, which fills up quickly. Additional parking is available on the street.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Winter Weekday Specials!
Tuesday night: Cassoulet for Twosday for $40
Wednesday night 2 for 1 main dish
Thursday night 3 courses for $30
Friday night seafood plat du jour & glass of wine $22
La Becasse MI Ratings and Reviews
No air-conditioning, due to a power fail ...
No air-conditioning, due to a power failure, we were told, but other former diners told us the a/c had been out for quite a while. Service was unusually slow, apparently because of a swamped and solitary bartender. Food was swell.
The food was delicious as usual. On pas ...
The food was delicious as usual. On past visits, the service has been outstanding. Unfortunately, it wasn't up to par this time. Don't let that keep you away, though. This can happen during the summer in a tourist destination. The food makes up for the service.
This is a wonderful restaurant with fant ...
This is a wonderful restaurant with fantastic food for the Glenlake area...way above all other restaurants in the area. I used Opentable to reserve our table, but I am thinking I need to be able to navigate the site better. I would have made special requests such as outside dining (weather permitting) or not in middle of room to avoid noise level and claustrophic issues. Fortunately for us, out table was perfect, our server was extremely knowledgeable and personable, and the food surpassed any we had had in our two weeks in the Glenlake area...a four star rating. One last thought...having been there several times before, I remember upon being seated, the sever asking if there were any allergy/dietary concerns or if we were vegetarian. This did not happen this time; so, when the special treat came for us, I needed to tell the server that I was vegetarian and did not eat bacon (a little embarrassing)...but the up side was he brought me another one that worked and was very tasty. This might be a question for the servers to ask each time diners are seated...important in today's times.
We ate outside on the patio which was si ...
We ate outside on the patio which was situated next to the woods. Very nice atmosphere and service was excellent. We especially enjoyed the appetizers and desert. It's pricey but the lava cake wrapped in phyllo with ice cream was to die for. We went back the following day just for more desert.
This classic French country inn gets eve ...
This classic French country inn gets everything right. Every selection is inventive, fresh, and delicious. Virtually everything that can be is sourced locally and prepared and presented in a way that lets each ingredient shine through. Service is impeccable. We thought the prices were very reasonable when compared with other area restaurants that fall short of La Becasse's excellence. It was worth the 90 minute drive from Gaylord. but we knew it would be as we had dined there when visiting the Leelanau two years ago.
Simply incomparable. A small French coun ...
Simply incomparable. A small French country cottage-like setting with a genuine French chef of immense talent. Everything is flawless and delicious. Wonderful staff with no need to be pretentious, since the food speaks for itself. A gem.
This is a favorite place of ours when on ...
This is a favorite place of ours when on vacation in northern Michigan. The food and service are excellent. Tip: share a dessert as they are large even by American standards. It's pricey as well, but such a lovely place for a special event. The French onion soup is delicious - not overpowered by salt like many are. The cheese plate is good for two people, not more. The butter is amazing, as is the bread! I would like to see a few more vegetarian options however.
Excellent service and extremely nice wai ...
Excellent service and extremely nice waiter. 103 Wellington-- made sure our every need was met-- although u were out of Ginger Beer for my anticipated Moscow Mule. I however survived, with another cocktail. Rosoto outstanding!!! I was entertaining friends from Florida who had never been further north thanEast Lansing and Glen Lake is absolutely my favorite spot. It also was their 45tj wedding anniversary that day!!! No complaints
Many visits over the years. Everything ...
Many visits over the years. Everything was superb, spot on from salads to desserts. Great wine list. I had the veal cooked to perfection; all the dishes were beautifully presented. The warm chocolate cake is beyond description and much different than most.
Our second time here. We drove up from ...
Our second time here. We drove up from the film festival for some authentic French food. My duck duo was good, the breast was cooked just right, but the thigh and leg were a little overcooked, so I didn't finish it, but that left me with enough room for the other items on the plate and the vacherin for dessert which was heavenly. My husband said his lamb was excellent. This is the closest I have seen to real French cooking in Northern Michigan (I have spent a lot of time in France).
It's pricey, so is only a special occasion meal for us, but worth it!
We were so pleasantly surprised! This re ...
We were so pleasantly surprised! This restaurant is a local gem! Our food was delicious and so perfectly presented. We also enjoyed the attentive wait staff and the authentic French Country environment! Loved everything about our dinner!
LaBecasse USED to be one of our favorite ...
LaBecasse USED to be one of our favorite restaurants when we vacationed in the area. Within a two-week period, we would dine there twice. No longer. USED to love their French Onion Soup. This time, my husband and I both ordered it. Inedible! Dark, dark brown and extremely salty. Then I noticed a short time later that a woman sitting nearby at another table ordered it. You'd never know it was the same soup! Hers looked like ours USED to on previous visits.....golden in color. I think we got the last of last weeks' soup, since we were the first ones to be seated. That's when I got really ticked off and called our server over and complained. You'd think he would have noticed that my husband and I hardly touched our soup. Did he bother to ask.....NO! So I told him what I just wrote and he said he'd tell the chef. The rest of the meal was mediocre. I finally asked him what the chef had to say about the soup and the server said he really didn't have much to say about it and that he'd take it off the bill. VERY POORLY HANDLED. So good-bye, LaBecasse. There are dozens and dozens of really fine places to dine in the area. Our new favorites are BLU, The Boathouse, and Terry's in Charlvevoix.
Incredibly disappointing! The food was o ...
Incredibly disappointing! The food was of poor quality and overpriced at that. There were cobwebs in every corner and it looked like the place hadn't been painted in years. Either put some effort into the restaurant or shut it down and focus on your other ventures.
A hidden gem in the middle of Northern M ...
A hidden gem in the middle of Northern Michigan! It reminded me of the small, unassuming towns in the French countryside where a great chef prepares lovely meals for whoever comes to discover great food. Small menu but each dish is perfection and the best representation of fine French cuisine. Warm and lovely servers who enjoy their work and team, Guillaume even came out to check in with the tables to ensure everyone was having a culinary time.
Highly recommend finding the time to eat there. Easily some of the best French food I've found on this side of the Atlantic.
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