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Lavelle's Bistro

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American, Contemporary, French, Seafood
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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
19074500555
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: Located on the ground floor of Mariott Springhill Suites, Lavelle’s is a...
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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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best in Fairbanks

The scallops were sweet and served in a buttery sauce, WOW ! The salmon with potato crust is good, but it is not possible to get your salmon rare, so order only if you want your salmon cooked. The Mandarin Dream cocktail is yummy, they make a nice Manhattan. Olive oil on the table for your bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ginny B
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Easton, Maryland
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Easton, Maryland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The scallops were sweet and served in a buttery sauce, WOW ! The salmon with potato crust is good, but it is not possible to get your salmon rare, so order only if you want your salmon cooked. The Mandarin Dream cocktail is yummy, they make a nice Manhattan. Olive oil on the table for your bread, one of my... More 

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Thank Ginny B
Fairbanks, Alaska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went there for dinner with two friends. We were seated on the side with a view of 2nd Ave where there's a bar called The Mecca. It's a grimy locals bar.The service was professional and the food came out timely. I ordered the New York steak and it was great. The Calamari I got was good enough for Fairbanks.... More 

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Thank Jschraff
San Diego, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I travel and eat out a lot. This was our first time in Fairbanks. I did not have high expectations of a french restaurant in Fairbanks, but Lavelle's received some good reviews and it was my husband's birthday, so we went on our last night of vacation. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated as unwelcome... More 

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

Jackie, as you can see from our other reviews, this is not the norm. We pride ourselves in providing the best quality food with the most attentive and professional staff in Fairbanks. Unfortunately this was not your experience. We've since let the server go, that treated you so poorly. Still, the issues you described should have never occurred, and I'm... More 

California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met here for drinks and appetizers after work. We were sat down near the bar facing the kitchen. At first we thought this might be a little distracting, so we ordered our drinks and ignored the noises. About 40 minutes later we got our drinks, what a lousy service. Ok, our night experience in this place started to turn... More 

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1 Thank Laceygray567
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Lacey, our staff members should always be adhering to all food safety practices, so I'm certainly concerned to read about the issues you mentioned. I sincerely hope you made your server aware of the situation so that we could immediately take action in the moment, but regardless, the experience you had should never be a reality here. I can't apologize... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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202 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was a bit overrated and pricey - at least the drinks. The food was good but not outstanding.

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Thank Heidi B
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

We want every dish you try here to be entirely delicious, Heidi, and I'm sorry that our food didn't quite hit the spot for you. As for our prices, we're bound by the high cost of living that exists here in Alaska -- by that, all ingredients and operational costs are simply higher, so we have to price our dishes... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed and seated instantly with a reservation at a perfect table location. The wine and dinner were wonderful. The selection was wide and enticing. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and our waiter was very good.

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Thank ruth t
Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you had such a wonderful evening with us, Ruth! From the food to the wine, we want your entire visit to always be special, so thank you for all the kind words. All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

NJ
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to check out this fine bistro especially since we are staying at the Springhill Suites. It is certainly convenient. The place is a tad dimmer than I'd like but we were greeted by the host/maitre d' when we came and brought to our table. I ordered a glass of chardonnay snd my husband ordered a diet coke. Dinner consisted... More 

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

I really want to apologize about the delay in service. While our food must impress, we should never be forgetting about service. Waiting for your initial drink while the other person has already received food is quite obviously an issue, and I'm sorry that it disrupted your experience. I do hope you'd think about joining us next time you're in... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st I'll say Lavelle's is one of the Best kept Restaurant's Fairbank's has to offer. The atmosphere is one of the best . Fine dining mean's just what it implies. After a period of trying to find adequate parking we entered Lavelle's . Seated and cocktail's were ordered. Duration from order to receiving was lengthy. The Idea is to receive... More 

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Thank sean775
Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Sean, I want to thank you for all of the compliments. Our servers do keep an eye on your glasses, but it sounds like we dropped the ball when you were here. Don't worry -- next time, we'll be sure to wow you when it comes to both food AND service! Hope to see you soon, Kathy, Owner More 

Santa Cruz, Ca
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So delicious just way over priced - visually satisfying, tasty but really need to knock a few dollars off the menu. Don't get me wrong I'm not shy to pay for good food it just seemed a bit over the top Having said that the wait staff was great, kitchen was a little slow but we had been traveling all... More 

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

Monique, I know it might seem like our prices are a bit high, but to give you some context, prices here in Fairbanks are higher than any other city in the country. Unfortunately, that means everything from local ingredients to fuel to staffing costs are all higher. To this point, we have to price our items accordingly. Though I know... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at Lavelle's few days ago and i had to wait more than 30 minutes for a drink, probably they were short on bartenders ..i do not know...the empty plate was not taken away , it took longer than it should ...not been asked if i want another drink when my glass was empty ..that means not enough attention... More 

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2 Thank ena b
Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Ena, I'm so sorry about the service you encountered here. From the sounds of it, we were certainly having an off night, as service is typically a bright spot in our customers' experiences here. Still, I apologize that you were let down. I only hope that you'll consider joining us again so that we can show you how much our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 19074500555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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