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All 196 Fairbanks Restaurants

Lavelle's Bistro

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
907-450-0555
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Ranked #6 of 196 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located on the ground floor of Mariott Springhill Suites, Lavelle’s is a unique fine dining restaurant in Fairbanks serving delicious food and an astounding selection of fine wine in a warm, refined atmosphere. In a place where casual restaurants dominate the culinary landscape, Lavelle’s offers a much-needed touch of elegance. Perfect for a romantic date or a fun night out with friends, Lavelle’s provides a sophisticated backdrop for any occasion.
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Saint George, KS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere, ambiance, food, beverages, and service... absolutely 5 star. Have been to Fairbanks 7 times on business and leisure... it is the best we have found to date. Try it. You will not be disappointed!!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here after our cruise on our last night in Alaska based on the Trip Advisor reviews and it was wonderful! We were here on a Monday night so it was busy but not totally full. I did make a reservation just in case. I had the potato encrusted salmon along with a side order... More

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Dublin
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250 reviews 250 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Adjacent to Spring Hill Suites and although it shares an entrance from the hotel's lobby, this restaurant is a separate entity and reservations should be made direct. The hotel cannot help. The menu is quite eclectic with a leaning towards sea food. The wine list is good although pricey following the American tendency. We had a good meal and bottle... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I brought my mom up to fairbanks and chose this restaurant from the recommendations on here. We went the first night and ended up going back because everything we ordered was delicious. The wait staff was very nice and attentive. We didn't have reservations either night but they were able to seat us. I would recommend making a reservation to... More

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

I couldn't be happier to read that you and your mom enjoyed a couple of dinners with us! As always, I appreciate reading that our staff was so helpful, and I'm glad we were able to play a small role in what sounds like a very memorable trip. All the best, Kathy, Owner More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lavelles never dissapoints. The food is flavorful and usually done perfect. It's pricy, but this is Fairbanks. The tourists like to complain about that but it is our norm. Always enjoy going for special occasions. Skip Bobby's down the road!!!

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

To be called the best food in Fairbanks is always so flattering! We hope that our prices seem reasonable given the quality of food we serve. Thank you for allowing us to play a part in your special occasions over the years -- here's to many more! All the best, Kathy, Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm a lover of lavelles! I try and eat here any time we stay in fairbanks. They have an awesome staff and the food is delicious every time! We have two small children and they're always accommodating. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation! It's always great to hear from such a loyal customer who has had such good experiences with us. Hope to see you soon, Kathy, Owner More

Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This looked like a very high end restaurant and came with several good recommendations. But it was just okay. I wouldn't avoid it, but it wasn't as good as I expected.

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

This is really disappointing, Dale, and I wish we could've done more to ensure a better experience. We always want to give our guests an amazing dinner. If you're ever back in town, I hope you'll visit us again because I know we can do better. All the best, Kathy, Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Probably the best food above the 49th parallel. From the moment we were seated by the host to the time we left, we were never once disappointed. Our server never let my drink run out, and I was never asked "how is everything" when my mouth was full. No Alaskan trip is complete until you try this place.

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Well this sure is flattering to read -- we always appreciate being called the best in Fairbanks, and it sounds like you had a truly wonderful experience with us. Hope to see you again if you ever find yourself back in town! All the best, Kathy, Owner More

New york city
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very lively,rather noisy.But extremely friendly,good service. First course included. Salad fresh as can be. Even a blade of grass among the lettuce. Soup (kale-sausage) was superb!We ordered halibut in macadamia nut crust and pork chop. Big portions....no room for dessert. Known for its wine list. Downtown, in Marriott hotel. Wide mix of people. Some large tables, some young couples with... More

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for all the kind words, Kelly! We're doing our best to bring a really unique dining experience to Fairbanks, so it's always nice to hear that we hit the mark. I'm so glad you enjoyed the salad, soup, and halibut, and I hope you had a chance to try out some of our wine. If you're ever back in... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The atmosphere and service was great but the food was bad. I had the scallops and my friend had the half duck. The sauce that was served with scallops was like overcooked teriyaki sauce and the duck was over cooked as well. It was really a downer to pay so much for the food and feel like you could have... More

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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

We aim to serve far more delicious and sophisticated food than the local walk-in restaurant, Lani, and I'm sorry your experience didn't give you a better taste of what we do. We're not known for serving overcooked food, but occasionally we do slip up. I apologize and wish I would've been able to make things right while you were here.... More

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