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La Becasse MI

4.9
612 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday 5-9pm
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Phone number
(231) 334-3944
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Guillaume Hazael-Massieux
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Cross street
CR 616 (Burdickville Road) and CR 675 (S Dunns Farm Road)
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Parking details
We have a parking lot, which fills up quickly. Additional parking is available on the street.
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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
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Attended a special six-course French tasting dinner with wines; very nice, food is excellent as is service. Feels very much like a country French venue, very quaint. Chef Guillaume frequents the dining room which is nice, very friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very gracious dining. I enjoyed my meal and the sauces were excellent. I liked the rolls and salad and all the extras I ordered!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service, great food, nice place

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Lovely French bistro cuisine; we strongly recommend the cassoulet!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

been going for over 20+ years. The Chef has really done a fabulous job with food, drinks and wine list. We had the Cassoulet and Duck. Delish!...Never disappoints. Cant wait till next time!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were there for my spouse’s birthday. They brought us a little appetizer and dessert with a candle in it. Everything was wonderful, it is perfect for a romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Splendid authentic and unpretentious French country inn atmosphere with outstanding cuisine and excellent service. Beautiful location surrounded by the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Such a wonderful experience. It was not crowded or noisy. The perfect place to have a fabulous meal in an unhurried atmosphere where you can actually hear and talk to the person next to you. Service is attentive and the specials were SO delicious. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great romantic place

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The waitress was a bit flighty. Wasn’t sure if she had taken our order. Then came back and asked us what we had ordered just to be sure.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent and service perfect. Pre Valentines day weekend. Wine selections are very good.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The coziest restaurant in Leelanau county and what could be better than a hearty cassoulet on a chilly February evening! The ambiance here is wonderful and the service is fantastic. This is the place to go for classic French cuisine where the chef/owner makes his own charcuterie and duck confit. Wonderful wine choices make this the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion but with their winter specials, there is no need to wait, great food at great prices.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried to find something new. Ended up finding something great. Great food, great service!! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The chef-owner seems to be a charming man with an excellent palate. I think it would be impossible not to have a fabulous meal paired with excellent wine if dining here. It's quiet, romantic, special--like the perfect French village establishment, or the ideal English country pub--save for the fact that it's right here in rural Michigan.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We love La Becasse! It has a local feel to it (you could tell that most patrons were "regulars"), and yet we know it is one of the most sought after places to eat in this area during the tourist season. The ambiance is very French farmhouse - we love the fact that it is not modern, and the chef will come out to your table and chat. Knowledgeable wait staff, food is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

As always a great dining experience. Never disappoints, season after season, year after year!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and better service

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Impeccably cooked and presented food. The duck was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

A wonderful restaurant that remains open when the tourists depart so we are grateful to have a great meal within a short driving distance in northern Michigan and its dicey weather.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, a truly amazing dinner experience. Thanks for making our anniversary celebration special.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful, as usual. We had beef burgundy and the duck and both were excellent. Service was attentive and professional. Only thing I would change is the lighting - it's a bit too bright! But, that's a small thing. La Becasse is a very special place.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Cute little French restaurant in a cottage-like building. Great wine list, incredibly cozy ambiance.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very nice dinner this weekend - the menu choices were very intriguing. Food was wonderful as usual.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

This is a restaurant for the cautious eater. If you don’t want garlic with your escargot and would like cassoulet that is large but very quiet in flavor, this is the place for you. Appetizers, where chefs often risk adventure, were few in choice-olives, cheese plate. Menu on Trip Advisor suggests more choice of sauces. Disappointed.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

This was one of many visits. Happed to be rainy and windy night when no sane person would be out but it was well worth it! Great service and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Chef Guillaume Hazel-Massieux and the LaBecasse staff always make the occasion special. Cozy, warm place with great food, wine, and service. Looking forward to our next trip.

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3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

I've heard about this restaurant for years as a great place to celebrate a special occasion and it's indeed charming with wonderful service and a great wine list. The food however, was not great. We had a mixed review:

Cheese plate was lovely - but nothing I haven't seen at other places
Rabbit appetizer special - fatty and too much salt
House salad - wonderful
Pork Chop - way overcooked and too try
Seafood special (I can't remember the name)- not so special

I'm not sure if we miss ordered or the quality has really gone downhill. But I'm not 100% sure we'll return anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

La Becasse never disappoints. Small intimate environment yet informal and friendly. Food is delicious and the cocktails and wine list first rate. Chef runs it like the French family restaurant that it is.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Never disappoints. My husband and our guests each selected from among the days specials for our entrees. Perfection.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Once again I enjoyed a great meal. Very friendly people, cozy atmosphere and good food and wine. I have dined here many times and will continue to do so.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

I have visited this restaurant every time I’m in the area (2-3x/yr), it never disappoints. The atmosphere is quaint. The owner and waiter are always friendly and knowledgeable. But it’s the food and the chef that are the stars. Every bite of food is amazing. Between the three of us we had escargot, pate, squash soup, seafood gratin, beef burgundy, almond & pear tart, creme brûlée, chocolate mousse, an excellent Bordeaux and a Sauternes. Wonderful! Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

As always a marvelous meal, expertly prepared in French American style in a location with wonderful ambience. Nothing in Northern Michigan tops La Becassa. Reserve well in advance.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been to this restaurant a couple of times, and each time I am there, I am reminded of how lovely this restaurant truly is. To find a place in rural northwestern michigan with such tasty food, friendly help, and great circuses is special. Keep it up - we'll be back!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Don't tell anyone! This place has a fantastic chef!!! Beautiful plating and PERFECTLY prepared food. This is a very special restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Charming as always. The ambience is rustic and romantic and the food is simply outstanding. In the fall and winter months, the cassoulet is not to be missed — it is outstanding. Attentive, knowledgeable servers, wonderful atmosphere and very, very, very good food. La Becasse is a favorite!

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Hadn't been here in 8-7 yrs. Food was good, but not as rich and tasty as I remembered. My beef burgundy lacked flavor as did the noodles that came with it. I expected a mouth-watering burgundy sauce, guess I presumed wrong. My husband's hanger steak had more flavor and sauce. Great wine selection, but a bit pricey. I make better Creme Brûlée, not thick and luscious. We'll give La Becasse another try on our next time in town.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

I've been here a dozen times through the years, and never had a bad experience. The drinks, wine selection, the entire menu is always awesome. If you're a foodie and visiting northern Michigan, this is a must.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Loved the food and service. Our server was so knowledgeable and gracious, and made us very comfortable. I had the special...and it was very fresh and delicious. The molten cake desert was fabulous. This is a small, cozy place and the tables are quite close. Don’t plan on having any private conversations! We had a hard time not listening in on the people next to us...our only issue with this wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

This restaurant is always a must-visit when we are in the area. The food is reliably great and the wait staff is always attentive. Highly recommend to everyone!!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

This was our 47th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have had a more perfect evening. Our waiter Micah was superb and knew the menu extremely well. The food was a delight to the taste buds from the wine, appetizers, main course and then there was the chocolate mousse for dessert....WOW, we did it all and walked away knowing we celebrated our special occasion the most fantastic way possible....Micah added to all of it, but the food was absolutely YUMMY.... Bob and Peggy

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