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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.
Maple City, MI 49664
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
La Bécasse is an amazing jewel of a restaurant in NW Michigan, on Glen Lake 30 minutes west of Traverse City. For appetizers, we had the handcrafted paté, the cheese board, and olive selection, and for the main course veal noisettes and rack of lamb--for dessert, tart tatin. Quality of ingredients and attention to detail was superb throughout. The cheese plate had a local raclette from Leelanau county, a striking blue cheese from Minnesota, and a French double cream, garnished with quince jam, walnuts, and figs. The paté was rich and aromatic (minced duck in the center), and came with a mixture of cornishons and sweet pickles, and a glorious mustard. Olives were a great contrast of artichoke brine and red pepper brine, with sweet marinated cipollini in the middle. Cocktails (Bordeaux cocktail and Aperol spritz) were subtle and well constructed, and the wine list is extensive, with well curated selections from France and California, but also several local wines from the Traverse bay--these are coming into their own for sure, and not to be overlooked. We had a Chateau Fontaine (Leelanau) Pinot Gris (glass) and a Sancerre (glass) with the paté and cheese, and the Pinot Gris was more than respectable in this company. The bottle of Shady Lane Pinot Noir (also Leelanau peninsula) was a great complement to the main dishes, especially the veal, and rounded into great shape over time. Meanwhile service was unhurried but attentive throughout, and when the mosquitos became a little aggressive late in the evening, we were cheerfully reseated inside. La Bécasse is not inexpensive, but at ~$230 for full meal for two, including cocktails, 2 glasses of wine, a bottle of wine, and a Grand Marnier, this was a great value. The menu is not long, but the wine list is an education, and our dishes were delicious, and beautifully presented. The atmosphere, inside or out, is warm and invites conversation. Great French food, many local ingredients, little pretense.
In a remote area where choices are slim, small restaurant with good reputation.
Escargot was good, salad good, beef below par, salmon good but nothing out of the ordinary.
From observing other tables we can tell the presentation was very good for all dishes including ours, I'm sure the highly rated reputation is well deserved.
Restaurant is not worth the drive if staying in Traverse City which has a lot of great restaurants. Menu has a French meal or 2 but not a French restaurant. One entree was great, the other was just ok. All of the staff was attentive. Service was excellent. If you are staying nearby it is a good choice.
Outstanding culinary artistry in a quaint, countryside setting. We have dined here many times and it is always one of the top three restaurants to visit when we vacation in northern MI. Food is always expertly prepared and the service we had on our last visit was prompt and responsive while providing enough privacy for conversation.
La Becasse exudes a simple elegance. We are not big wine drinkers so I can't comment though I believe they have an extensive and excellent selection. The food was very good. We shared the purple carrot ginger chilled soup. It was delicious and the texture was amazing. I had the pork chop and my wife had the salmon, both were excellent. The desserts were simply fabulous. I had the Panna Cotta made with mascarpone and goat cheese and my wife had the Warm Chcolate Cake with phyllo crust. Both were amazing and really the best part of the dinner. The service was very good and we really had an enjoyable time. At La Bacasse you slow down and really savor a dinner.
A very quaint and charming restaurant tucked away on the Southeast side of Big Glen Lake. Service was very friendly and food was excellent. A couple of us got the Striped Sea Bass and it was incredible. The seasoning and citrus butter sauce on top knocked it out of the park. Still thinking about how good that was. The creme brulee was excellent too. The only critique we had was that the interior seemed a bit outdated and could use a renovation. But overall it was an excellent dinner and I would highly recommend it.
This was the second time we've eaten at the restaurant, and it is memorable every time. An excellent menu, well-prepared with attention to detail. A beautiful balance of flavors. We had the duck and lamb entrees. Delicious! Thank you for an authentic French country meal in an inviting and warm environment.
One of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Authentic French country cuisine in the Great North Woods!
Lots of local ingredients and always special preparation with Chef's attention to detail.
Excellent wine list and recommendations provided if needed.
Always memorable, never disappointed.
Every bite was spectacular. We shared two appetizers: gravlax (some of the best ever, thickly sliced) and fiddlehead ferns with mushrooms (wonderful sauce). The house salad may have been the best dinner salad ever: butter lettuce, small bits of red onion, sesame seeds. That's it. Every bite was perfection. We loved the hanger steak and the whitefish as our mains, but imagine everything to be done at the highest level.
We dined at La Becasse for the last night of Restaurant Week. Three course meal for $30 and well worth it! One of the dessert choices was Blueberry Lemon Parfait. A truly great meal with great service. We have already made a reservation for later this month.
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