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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
907-450-0555
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Ranked #4 of 200 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food and service at Lavell's is a top notch. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for quality local food and a large selection of wine.

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

Brian, I'm so glad you had a chance to stop by and enjoy some of our dishes. Your compliments really mean the world to me, and I hope we'll be welcoming you back very soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

AK
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Stopped in Saturday night on the recommendation of one of the tournament directors. We asked the friendly greater for a table, he felt he was booked solid. Let him know they came highly recommended. He managed to find a nice table for the three of us. Our server was a delightful young lady, with enthusiasm in every action or thought.... More 

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

This is an absolutely lovely review, and I can't thank you enough for leaving such delightful words. I'm excited to read about how much you enjoyed your filet, and I hope to see you soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Husband and I had dinner here tonight, Pork belly appetizer, Alaskan halibut entree and vanilla creme brulee for dessert. Everything was delicious. Great service. Highly recommend!!

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

Thanks again for leaving such a lovely recommendation! I look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in town! Take care, Kathy, Owner More 

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lavelle's restaurant was excellent - busy, with lots of locals, but efficient, fast, friendly service with three really good servers, who introduced themselves and were thoughtful and considerate all evening. One of my friends said his lobster cakes were the best he had ever had, and the red prawn curry was excellent - subtle complex spices and a good coconut... More 

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

Thanks for joining us all the way from Sydney! I'm so thrilled to read about how much you enjoyed your cheerful night out with us. To know that your friend considered our lobster cakes amongst the best? That is truly flattering, and I'm, of course, happy you enjoyed the red prawn curry -- that's one of my favorites, too! Thanks,... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

On my recent visit to Fairbanks I went to Lavelle's Bistro for a business dinner. The restaurant is located inside a downtown hotel, and the direct entrance to the restaurant was closed due to very cold weather (there are tables close to the restaurant door, so the icy blast would hit the dining patrons each time the doors opened). We... More 

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

I want to begin by offering an apology, Sonja. None of what you described sounds like the experience we want to provide. When you walk in, we aim to greet you with warmth and friendliness. While we unfortunately can't control the weather, our hostess could have done a better job of making you feel welcome, despite being on the phone.... More 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I went to Lavelle's the other night for a special occasion. We have been here many times and are never disappointed. With reservations, we were quickly seated. This was the only negative aspect of our time there because the table we were seated at was quite wobbly. This was unexpected for such a nice restaurant. The lighting... More 

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

I appreciate the feedback regarding the lighting, Pat -- I'm always listening for customer input about what could be better, and this is a very easy change. In the future, feel free to let your server know about any issues you face -- we're always happy to make some improvements. All that aside, I'm thrilled you once again had such... More 

North Pole, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Tucked away on the first floor of the Spring Hill Suites in downtown Fairbanks is Lavelle's Bistro; one of the more nicer places to dine in town with an impressive selection of wines and a great menu. My wife and I dined here on the same night as one of local high school proms was taking place so needless to... More 

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

Whether it's a prom, a birthday, a conference, or just a quiet Tuesday night, we're committed to giving our customers the best, Bryan. I'm so glad you and your wife had such a lovely evening with us, and I look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Fairbanks
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's fancy for Fairbanks standards. If you're a visitor from a city you might not be so pleased, but if you're a local tired of the typical restaurants around town this is a pricey splurge. Food is at the pricey end, but normally satisfying. People consider this an upscale restaurant, but you can get away with dressing casual - it's... More 

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

I so appreciate this detailed feedback, and I know it will continue to help us grow and improve. I'm glad you've had some generally good experiences and have been able to try so many of our dishes. I'm disappointed to hear some of your critiques regarding our food, but I'll pass them along to our kitchen staff and hopefully we'll... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Best fine dining in Fairbanks hands down. Excellent service and fine wines. You will not be disappointed with this choice!

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

What a compliment, Jamie! I'm thrilled to read such kind words and hope to see you soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Fairbanks, AK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My bride and I had a wonderful visit this evening! Prompt service, incredible food and a great atmosphere!! The prime rib dinner I had was amazing...the generous meat cut was done perfectly, the green beans were again cooked to perfection and the Caesar salad was crisp and seasoned just the way I liked it! My brides Apple Halibut was a... More 

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

Wow David from a traveled eater like yourself, these words mean a lot. I'm glad you and your wife were able to enjoy such a wonderful meal -- from the sounds of it, you tried some great dishes! I really look forward to welcoming you and your wife back soon! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Lavelle's Bistro

Address: 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
Phone Number: 907-450-0555
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
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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