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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
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.
I have eaten in this restaurant many tim ...
I have eaten in this restaurant many times over several decades. It has gone through several owners. My experience recently was less than satisfying. My onion soup had sugar in it and was way too sweet. My duck was mediocre and my wife's hanger steak was very tough. We left deciding we would not be returning.
A favorite on the Leelanau Peninsula and ...
A favorite on the Leelanau Peninsula and the "big sister" to Bistro Fou Fou in Traverse City. Food and service is nearly always outstanding. Our whitefish was slightly overcooked but still tasty and beautifully presented. The escargot are awesome.
I had the pork chops that were done perf ...
I had the pork chops that were done perfectly, and the Hubs had the Whitefish. Both entrées were executed very well with their sides, cooked wonderfully and they were full of flavor. Enjoyed a very good wine recommended by one of the wait staff.
Highly recommended. Excited to return!
La Becasse is simply outstanding--the hi ...
La Becasse is simply outstanding--the highlight of our trip Up North! The restaurant is small and cozy with friendly, unobtrusive service. The food is top notch. We started with the onion soup and it was the best we've tasted. Not too salty and not too cheesy. The beet salad was a delight in its minimalism--the varied-colored beets were very lightly dressed allowing the flavors of the beets to shine through. Our party enjoyed the lamb and pork chop for the main course. Dessert was exceptional--the warm chocolate cake encrusted in homemade phyllo is to die for. We're still talking about it. The restaurant is in a remote location, but worth the drive. Even on the Monday night we dined there, nearly every table was full. We were very impressed by our meal and look forward to dining there again.
We enjoyed this restaurant very much. We ...
We enjoyed this restaurant very much. We both went with the special for our main course, which was a rabbit ragout. We shared a couple of starters....the onion soup was delicious as was the tomato tart with goat cheese. We also shared the beet salad and house salad. Our waitress was excellent and gave us some great recommendations. We visited on a Tuesday night, so it was not busy or noisy. There were a few open tables. We also shared a dessert, the Apple Tarte Tatin and chose to have it with vanilla ice cream instead of the praline creme fraiche. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others, especially for a special occasion, as it is a bit pricey......we really enjoy fine dining, so for us, it was perfect. Very cute/quaint oiler house.....we will definitely return another time.
Wonderful food and service! Food is amaz ...
Wonderful food and service! Food is amazing and ambiance is perfect. Wine list is very good with good information to make it not intimidating if you aren't familiar with wine. Wait staff is kind, friendly and attentive. We had an appetizer special (fois gras brûlée) that was out of this world. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Our first visit to this little restauran ...
Our first visit to this little restaurant in Maple City. While we enjoyed our meal very much the dining experience was marred by the stifling heat of the room. It was a warm evening (though far from hot), but their air conditioning was not adequate to cool the room to a comfortable temperature. The staff tried to make it more comfortable by opening windows but that helped little. Alas, the food was not as memorable as the heat.
A little bit of France in northern Michi ...
A little bit of France in northern Michigan. Exceptional service. Low key and friendly. Great wine list. We tasted around the menu and enjoyed everything. Only disappointment were overlooked mussels but that was redeemed by every other dish. Highly recommend!
Gem in the middle of nowhere
We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary dinner here. We love French Food and to find this restaurant with this outstanding and impressive chef located in the middle of nowhere upper Michigan was a pleasant surprise. We experience the usual West Michigan friendliness and service. The food was delicious and was what we hoped it would be. Definitely recommend.
This is among the very best of the Grand Traverse list of exceptional restaurants. The region has several. La Becasse offers creativity, imagination and uses quality produce. It offers pleasant ambience in a country setting. A small very French restaurant for intimate dining.
We had a lovely dinner on a busy Saturda ...
We had a lovely dinner on a busy Saturday night. The food was simple, but lovely and let the flavors speak for themselves. The wine suggestions to pair with the entrees (listed on the menu) were helpful and spot on. Two of us had the duck confit and the third had the hanger steak. Everything was prepared to perfection. We dined at a leisurely pace and really enjoyed being at such a French restaurant in Northern Michigan.
We love La Becasse - This meal was very special since it was our anniversary - and we had a special bonus of it being "Restaurant Week" in Glen Arbor - so, we had a wonderful dinner plus the price was right. Always a great experience with a special local crowd.
Still great after more than 20 years
We've been dining at LaBecasse for more than 20 years. When the current chef/owner took over maybe 10 years ago the transition was flawless. Although the menu changed somewhat over time, the quality of the food and the selection of great French wines has only improved. This restaurant is a unique gem located near beautiful Glen Lake. When you enter the dining room by parting the heavy velvet drape over the front door you are immediately transported into a quaint, charming restaurant that you could find in a village in France. The food and service (Micah our server was perfect) was impeccable and the ambiance delightful. Don't change anything, LaBecasse, and we'll continue to dine there for another 20 years to come!
Wonderful food, wonderful service!
Whenever I am up north, I try to eat at La Becasse. It is delicious food, a quaint location, and in the summer there is a beautiful, intimate patio for dining. The rabbit dishes and the duck dishes are always winners. The Cassoulet is MASSIVE. The desserts are amazing. Nothing on the menu is average. Love it!
Delightful French Country Cuisine
La Becasse specializes in fine French Country Cuisine & has the best offerings of such in northern Michigan, about 20 minutes from Traverse City. It's our favorite place for an intimate dinner for two or with another couple. Lovely & wide wine selection, delightful daily & seasonal specials as well as the regular seasonal menu. Food is out of this world delicious!
Great food and I loved that their produce was organic and from a local. It's worth the drive from Traverse City to eat here. They also have great specials and deals in the winter months. Our server and the restaurant manager made us feel very welcome and taken care of while we were there - great service!
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