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“Fantastic food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Becasse Restaurant

La Becasse Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Maple City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: CR 616 and CR 675
Michigan
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

Great food. Our go-to place for special dinners. It's worth the drive out into the country. Place never fails to present great dinners.

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English first
Lake Leelanau, Michigan, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“A small part of France in Leelanau County”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

The food is fantastic! The chef is creative. The staff are great. The dining area is unusual, which adds to the charm. There isn't a bar area. Location is a bit out of the way, but the meals are worth traveling for.

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Thank Janice L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over the Top Good !!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2011

Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and it was an experience we won't forget. Great service, amazing French cuisine and awesome atmosphere. The flavors were so good you wanted to savor every moment. Can't wait to come back!!!!! Thanks to our waitress Victoria

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Thank Lbreeden B
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Milpitas, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Intentional lousy treatment of customers”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

I would like to give this restaurant zero stars, but since that is not an option, I’ll just share our story. Several days in advance, we made reservations to take my mother out to dinner on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. The gentleman taking our call asked us to select 5:30 or 6pm, and we chose 6pm. Upon our arrival the hostess claimed we were not on her list and asked us to wait. Which we did, while they seated numerous customers the hostess knew by name. We waited for 10+minutes while Chef Guillaume Hazaël-Massieux puzzled over their notebooks and reservations system, eventually approaching us and asking in a tone that was nothing short of insulting, that “although he saw our name and reservation on a piece of paper,” did we confirm it?

Really?

We made a reservation; at a grown-up restaurant, a reservation is reconfirmed when the restaurant reaches out with a phone call. If La Becasse has a process to confirm reservations it doesn’t seem to be working; we received no phone call to reconfirm.

Ah, but it gets even better – Chef Guillaume then shooed us out of the restaurant with a suggestion that we dine in the patio – in ~65 degree weather following a heavy rainfall, he directed me and my eighty year-old mother to a rain-puddled table in their chilly patio.

Our guess was that they offered up our reservation one of the regular customers the hostess knew by name.

I now see in looking at other reviews on TripAdvisor that this is a standard business practice at La Becasse. Because our "reservation" was on a busy night in Labor Day weekend, we were unable to get into any other restaurants and threw together a quick meal at home for my 80-year old mother...not the elegant evening we had originally planned.

My recommendation to anyone considering dining here for the first time is: Don’t make a reservation on a potentially busy night when they may be tempted to offer up your reservation to a more favored customer. Which would be ... say ... any summer or early autumn day in Leelanau Peninsula.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank LeahK2000
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

My wife took me out for dinner for my birthday and we chose La Becasse it was close to our house and we heard it was good, also had a coupon...We had reservations for 5;30 and they opened at 5'30. Everyting was great, service, appetizers, entrees and salad. Expensive 2 hour dinner but well worth the price........

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank trvctyrich
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