The management of Le Naro Pub is guided by a simple philosophy.
We want people to feel comfortable and special at the same time, says the Lake Leelanau eaterys general manager Randy Smith. When folks come here, theyre the guest of honor and will get special treatment. At the same time, were not pretentious at all.
Theyre not pretentious, but they are far from run-of-the-mill.
The restaurants unusual name comes from the original name of the village of Lake Leelanau, French vernacular for The Narrows. Later, Le Naro was given a post office and christened Provemont. In 1924 the village and the post office were renamed Lake Leelanau.
But dont let that Le Naro Pub moniker fool you. This is far from a beer and burger joint, although you can enjoy a tasty Le Naro burger a full half-pound of specially seasoned beef on a Kaiser bun with your choice of several national or regional brews.
Along with burgers, reuben sandwiches, patty melts, chicken wings, cheese sticks, and other typical pub fare, Le Naro Pubs menu boasts such rare pub fare as:
Brick Chicken, a semi-boneless chicken breast char grilled under a brick and seasoned with olive oil, garlic, lemon and fresh herbs.
Blue Crab Cake Dinner, three succulent blue crab cakes served with a savory Le Naro sauce.
Bleu Cheese Encrusted Flank Steak, which is char-grilled, sliced on the bias and topped with crumbled bleu cheese.
Other hearty meals include a daily pasta special, a grilled filet mignon, a marinated top sirloin steak, a whitefish platter and a satisfying chicken pot pie.