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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.

9001 S Dunns Farm Rd
Maple City, MI 49664
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 5-9pm

Cross Street:
CR 616 (Burdickville Road) and CR 675 (S Dunns Farm Road)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(231) 334-3944

Website:
http://www.restaurantlabecasse.com/

Parking Details:
We have a parking lot, which fills up quickly. Additional parking is available on the street.

Executive Chef:
Guillaume Hazael-Massieux

Additional:
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

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3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (32)
Worth the Drive (31)
Special Occasion (30)
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Good for a Date (25)
Romantic (24)
Authentic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Impeccably cooked and presented food. The duck was spectacular.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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food3
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Northern MI)·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 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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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined 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

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Birthday for my wife. Fantastic experience. French casserole of white beans, duck Confit, pork sausage and pork belly. INCREDIBLE!!!!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

French Country cuisine in a small bistro venue. Wonderful rotating menue

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great dining experience, as usual, with excellent authentic French menu and attentive. service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food... Duck duo

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife & I came here for a combination birthday and anniversary celebration and we were not disappointed. We found high quality food & high quality & friendly service. Portions are on the smallish side so we both had an hors d'oeuvre, salad, main course, and desert. Everything was carefully prepared & presented & delicious & the service was always with a smile. We don't drink so we did not sample the extensive wine list but the table of 6 next to us had at least 3 different bottles and enjoyed them all. You get what you pay for and although it was quite expensive here you get quality over quantity. We will definitely come back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Country pate'/terrine was best I ever had. Halibut cheeks would have been great but were over cooked.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 22, 2017

My wife and I went here for our 10 year anniversary and were beyond pleased with the experience. Food and service were exceptional. Atmosphere is classy, yet not pretentious. Wine list was the largest I've ever seen. Prices are High, but for a special occasion, you will have difficulty finding a better dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As usual...AWESOME...it's a special place. We are Never disappointed!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Awesome from start to finish. Great food and service. Only suggestion would be to update the patio for summer dining. Don’t change anything else!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Another lovely evening at LaBecasse. We love to dine here at this tucked away spot. There was a bit noticeable change to service during this post high season "breather", and we did have to wait a very long time for our salads and entrees, which is unusual.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Was hyped as a high quality gourmet restaurant. Food was average, prices were above

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing as always! One of the best. Authentic, fresh, fantastic blend of flavors in every bite.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I've not visited the area in a while and Le Becasse even longer. They have improved over the years and we had memorable meal. Love the apertif list and food was superb; service even more so. The check was even a pleasant surprise- quite reasonable for the quality. Highly recommended!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Beautiful meal from start to finish. Modest comfy setting. Excellently prepared food and extensive wine list.
A special meal in the Glen Arbor area!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We schedule our "last meal" of our summer stay in Leelanau at La Becasse. It has never failed to satisfy, both in service and food. The menu is always wide with excellent choices, the wine list is superb, and the service is impeccable. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Had not been here in years, but we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent meal. From the fresh lettuce to the tuna to the fabulous desserts, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delightful!
Excellent and authentic French cuisine, Duck Duo was memorable. Can't wait to have another visit. Plesant staff and unhurried enjoying delicious appetizers, drinks and dessert. For Sleeping Bear Dunes locals and visitors, La Bècasse is a special treat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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