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Lavelle's Bistro

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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
907-450-0555
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Today
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 148
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved the Estancia 3 glass tasting

Portions a bit small. House salad and the shrimp were very good the special pasta of the day was not that great. Good attentive service. Nice looking place. Get a reservation or go early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Starviagera
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
486 reviews 486 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Portions a bit small. House salad and the shrimp were very good the special pasta of the day was not that great. Good attentive service. Nice looking place. Get a reservation or go early.

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

Happy to hear you had such a great visit with us, although I do wish our special would've impressed you more. Hopefully next time, we'll be cooking up something that's more in line with your specific tastes. Thanks for stopping by! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our food was very good, not spectacular. Attentive servers. Trendy atmosphere. Busy place. Reservations suggested, but we mentioned staying at the hotel and they fit us in.

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

Glad you had a chance to stop by, and while I wish we would've done a better job of impressing you, I am happy to see that you generally enjoyed your visit. Hope to welcome you back soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

NSW
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Part of the hotel. Food standard excellent. Most convenient when tired and cold. Great vibe. Young people working it but all very polite and considerate of we oldies.

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

Glad you got to stop by and relax after what sounds like a long day of travel! Thanks for all the compliments, and hope to see you soon! Best, Kathy, Owner More 

Fairbanks AK
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lavelle's is the only real upscale restaurant in Fairbanks. A few others claim to be (and do some things well), but Lavelle's has all-around excellent food, service, drinks, ambiance... The prices are reasonable too, especially for Alaska. If you're on a budget or not super hungry, you can get a decent meal from the appetizers menu (I'm partial to the... More 

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

Twelve years?! Wow, that support means so, so much to us. Our menu has remained consistent over the years, and that's ultimately because we want to do what we make best. As the old saying goes, "don't fix it if it ain't broke." That said, we of course want to give the variety our customers want, so hopefully we can... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent steaks and seafood with a great wine selection. Have been here several times and never been disappointed in the food, although when very busy the service can be slow (rarely). They have an excellent choice of wines with a great atmosphere and I would recommend to anyone visiting Fairbanks. Price is the only reason I didn't give them 5... More 

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

Thanks for all the feedback, Greg! I'm really glad you've enjoyed coming by for a nice evening out, and I appreciate all of your compliments -- I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to our kitchen staff! Hope to see you soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A friend went there with me, so we split 2 desserts. We had the black bottom creme brulee, and the banana bread bread pudding. Both were good, but I really liked the banana bread bread pudding. I want to try making that one! Service was good too.

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

So flattered to hear about how much you loved those desserts! Next time you're craving that banana pudding, we'd love to have you back! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

North Pole, Alaska
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We enjoyed a staff dinner meeting at Lavelle's Bistro. Everything ordered was excellent in presentation and taste. The menu will leave you with many options, great choices. Rather high priced for the Fairbanks area, but an excellent choice for that "special" event. Just want dessert? This is the place to experience.

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

Our desserts are certainly not to be missed, and I'm glad you got to try them out, Ron! More importantly, I'm flattered to read what you wrote about your entire evening here. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I had eaten at the Turtle Club outside Fairbanks previously, and was told they had the best prime rib. However, tonight I ordered the prime rib at Lavelle's Bistro and it was the best in the Fairbanks Area. I have dined here before and it is consistently very good and my favorite restaurant in Fairbanks.

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

So glad you enjoyed that prime rib, and we of course always appreciate being called the best in Fairbanks. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Kathy, Owner More 

Aurora, Indiana
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very expensive price even in AK for an average dinner. Nothing wrong with our prime rib or pork chop dinners--just nothing to make them worth the price charged. Appetizers were good but overpriced as well. For this price meals, I feel there should be a tablecloth on the table instead of having your plate set on a bare table top.... More 

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

I'm really sorry you thought our dishes were overpriced. We aim to provide a really amazing dining experience in a comfortable environment. Our dishes are priced based on the quality of ingredients we use, as well as the time and attention that goes into their preparation. Hopefully with another visit, we could prove why so many consider us the best... More 

Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This restaurant is VERY popular, especially on weekends; make a reservation or be prepared to wait. Ambience is nice and service is great. Our waitress was a delight and she knew the wines. After sharing my preferences for flavor, she picked the perfect Pinot for me – five stars for that. The Bourbon Street Shrimp - blackened Louisiana style shrimp... More 

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

As I mentioned over on Yelp, I appreciate the feedback and know that your words will only help us get better. I look forward to welcoming you back and showing you a much better time. All the best, Kathy, Owner 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: 907-450-0555

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 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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