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
Very disappointing. Going out to dinner ...
Going out to dinner is about the food and the experience. We had a reservation through Open Table and indicated we were celebrating a birthday. The night started off great with a nice amuse bouche for everyone at the table (and restaurant). Three of us ordered the pre fix menu, which had two choices for starters and entrees and then one dessert option. The food was just okay, not great or amazing. The service pretty much ended when we were served our entrées. Our dirty plates sat in front of us for more than half an hour. Our waitress, Molly, finally came back to our table and said “I was busy doing other things.” Yeah, like not waiting on us. We asked about our desserts from the pre fixe menu and she said very rudely, “I didn’t think you wanted anything. You didn’t order it.” There was one choice of dessert on the pre fixe menu. Dessert is implied, plus I actually did say when I ordered that I wanted the dessert. We were finally served the crème brulee, which was cold and runny.
I understand our waitress was busy with a group of high school kids having homecoming dinner, and I’m sure that they got great service, but it shouldn’t have been at our expense. We received no apology. No happy birthday. No thank you. I expected better at this price and left very disappointed. Hopefully this was just an off night, as we had been here before and had a good experience. Unfortunately with this experience, it will be a while before we return again if ever.
Another fantastic meal at La Becasse. W ...
Another fantastic meal at La Becasse. We went for our 12th wedding anniversary and had a great time. The Beef Burgendy and Duck two ways were delicious. The service was excellent as always. This is the best restaurant in Northwest Michigan if not the whole state.
A dining Gem. Dining at LaBecasse makes ...
A dining Gem. Dining at LaBecasse makes the occasion special. From the warm welcome, the menu, food, wine list, service, cozy atmosphere, always a memorable evening. Thanks to Chef Guillaume Hazael-Massieux and the entire staff.
Friendly service. We were running late f ...
Friendly service. We were running late for our reservation. Cell service was spotty so I couldn't find their number to call and let them know we were running late, but they called to confirm the reservation and held it open for us. Once we arrived, we had excellent service (prompt, friendly, waiter checked on us frequently), a nice table, and the good was served in a proper rotation. Servers didn't remove our plates prematurely. Was a very nice meal. The salmon was incredible.
La Becasse continues to be both busy and ...
La Becasse continues to be both busy and understaffed. The wait staff does its best but the wait for a greeting and a drink order is regularly too long. We pressed our hostess into service and she was gracious about helping out. By metropolitan standards, La Becasse is very expensive but in season it can get away with it so who's to blame them and there we are.
La Becasse is a gem. My husband and I w ...
La Becasse is a gem. My husband and I were vacationing on the Leelanau Peninsula, and chose La Becasse because of its outdoor presence and its promise of French food. We were not disappointed. From our one-bite amuse bouche, we knew that we were right where we wanted to be. I enjoyed the house butter lettuce salad, and whitefish with basmati rice. My husband enjoyed the same salad, and the pork chop with a goat cheese side. Then we shared some warm chocolate cake. Throughout our dinner, our waiter, Micah, was attentive and personable.
We visited on a Tuesday evening, and the restaurant was full and lively. I definitely recommend making a reservation for this jewel of a restaurant.
We've eaten there several times. Usual ...
We've eaten there several times. Usually it's excellent. Last week it was average. And the small room was very noisy. We'll be back, but probably not as often. The price warrants outstanding, and this time it fell short.
Our table had the duck, which we agreed ...
Our table had the duck, which we agreed was the best we'd ever had. The veal noisettes were also incredibly tender and flavorful. Both dishes were served with vegetables including a portion of thinly sliced & stacked potato that made good use of butter and cream. Desserts shared were a delicate pear/almond tart and chocolate creme brûlée. The quality of the French cuisine at this restaurant ensures a return visit.
BTW our server was excellent!
La Becasse never disappoints! This is o ...
La Becasse never disappoints! This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants. The menu is always diverse. Fresh, farm to table. Flavors are layered often with a pleasing element of surprise. The building and environment is such that transports you to the south of France somewhere. Worth the drive!
La Becasse is a delightful dinning desti ...
La Becasse is a delightful dinning destination. They have an extensive wine list from from very reasonable to break the bank. We enjoyed a seasonal special red and yellow beet Gespacio. the escargot was delightful but not extra ordinary. Make your plans early as it is a deservedly popular spot.
We had the lamb and it was delicious. Ho ...
We had the lamb and it was delicious. However, we were disappointed that to change potato selections there was an up charge of $3.50 per person. Never had a restaurant charge to swap potato choices.
Every time we go here there are charges for items that use to come with dinner, charges for extra sauce etc.
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.
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