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Lavelle's Bistro

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
907-450-0555
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Ranked #4 of 191 restaurants in Fairbanks
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The menu offered many different options, so this place would have something for everyone regardless of diet. The food was yummy, with simple, clean flavors. The service was good as well, and the restaurant was clean and large but with a cozy feel. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and would go back.

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Fraser, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I went to Fiarbanks on an extended weekend before my husband deployed and this was one of the places we chose to have lunch. Every place we ate at (using this app to decide) was amazing, but this was bar far the most fancy! I'm glad we decided to go for lunch because we were under dressed. Food was AMAZING..... More

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SF
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It is clear that this is one of the best restaurants in Fairbanks. The food here is well cooked, innovative, yet also reflects local Alaska tastes and ingredients. It is fairly priced in line with other Fairbanks restaurants, which tend to be pricey.

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

Honored you think we're one of the best restaurants in Fairbanks! Thanks so much for taking a moment to share this with others. Just curious, what have you had the chance to try on our menu? Until next time, take care. Best regards, Kathy, Owner More

Southeast US
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was staying at the Springhill Suites and was tired of the "best burger" places all around Fairbanks, so I decided to go downstairs to Lavelle's. This was the third time I have eaten here, so I knew what to expect, and wasn't disappointed. On the recommendation of Mateo, my server, I had the Wine-on-Wednesday flight of wines (all were... More

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

Thanks for checking us out! We're happy to see you enjoyed everything from the lamb to the wine flights. Promise to share your compliments with Mateo — trust he'll appreciate them. Until next time, take care. Best wishes, Kathy, Owner More

Yellowknife, NWT
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My wife,her sister and i went to dinner at Lavelle's on a weekday in March. We enjoyed the Mystery wines, both red and white were very good. Sadly there was no halibut. The ambience was nice, service was attentive and food was good.

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

Thanks for your review! We're happy to see you and your family enjoyed dinner with us last week and look forward to sharing this with the team. Do you recall the name of your server? Would love to share your compliments with them! Until next time, take care. Best regards, Kathy, Owner More

Fairbanks, Alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Excellent service - the best we've had in Fairbanks! Really good food with a nice selection of wines. It was a welcome change to enjoy dinner in a place that put some thought into their decor. Be sure to make reservations.

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

Way to make us blush! It's flattering that you think we're a "jewel" in Fairbanks and we appreciate you sharing this with others. Just wondering, what did you get the chance to try? Look forward to passing along your compliments to the kitchen. Thanks so much and come back soon! Take care, Kathy, Owner More

Arlington, Virginia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had dinner twice in Lavelle's. Both times, we were very pleased with the food and service. I had scallops: the first time in a salad and the second as a main course. Both times they were extremely well cooked - deliciously flavored and done to perfection. This place may rightfully have earned its reputation for the best place to... More

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

Thank you so, so much for this review. It means a lot to me that you had such a great time dining with us in Fairbanks. I hope you enjoyed your entire stay. Fairbanks is such a beautiful place. Do you come here often? Have a wonderful weekend, Kathy, Owner More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

After arriving late afternoon at the hotel in which this restaurant is located, decided to have dinner here. For a Wednesday evening, the place was fairly busy and very noisy. The service was prompt and friendly, but the food was definitely average and not a good value for the price paid. My halibut was way overcooked and dry, the side... More

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

I'm so sorry to hear that you felt your food was only average. We certainly aspire for far more, and most of the feedback we receive reflects this. However, I do very much appreciate you speaking up to let us know you were somewhat disappointed. You left some actionable points that I can look into, and that's very helpful. If... More

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This place is by far the BEST place I have ever been to since I have been in Fairbanks. The food was PERFECT and the service was GREAT! My husband took me here for a date night and for Valentines Day. It is the best place for a date night! I had the prime rib that I could've cut with... More

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

Honored you think we're perfection at it's finest! Thanks for sharing this with others. Just curious, do you recall the name of your server? I'd love to pass along your compliments to them as well. Until next time, take care. Best wishes, Kathy, Owner More

Pittsburgh
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128 reviews 128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
1,141 helpful votes 1,141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner here and really enjoyed it. The service and wine menu were outstanding. The dinner menu seemed a little conservative/dated but offered pretty good variety. Our entrees (steak and prime rib) were both very good. The lobster cakes were disappointing - the lobster in the dish was overwhelmed by stuffing and bell pepper. That said,... More

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

Happy to see you and your wife enjoyed dinner here, Jeff! We're pleased to know you liked the service as well as the menu. Do you remember the name of your server? I want to make sure they know you thought they were outstanding! Thanks for the stars and take care. Best regards, Kathy, Owner More

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