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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 #5 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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed our fine dining experience, steaks were excellent and service exceptionally good. Obviously very popular with the locals which is a good sign.

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Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I live in Fairbanks, AK and this is mine and my husband's most favorite restaurant! It is a bit pricey.....around 100.00 for 2 people with drinks, dinner, dessert and tip, but it NEVER disappoints! We save it for special occasions. My favorite dish are the lamb chops and my husbands is the Filet Mingon.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I've been hearing about this restaurant for years and finally made it tonight. I'm 100% satisfied. Fine dining in Fairbanks is a rare thing and thankfully, Lavelle's gets it right. A great atmosphere; busy, yet relaxed. Excellent waitstaff. Excellent food. We had the roasted duck and the grilled scallops. Perfect portions. I'm looking forward to going back and trying the... More

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

This is really fantastic to see, Matt -- I'm glad you finally had a chance to try us out. I'll be sure to pass your compliments of the duck and scallops back to the kitchen -- they'll love to hear it. All that aside, I'm really looking forward to having you back. Hopefully our lamb impresses! See you soon, Kathy,... More

Sonoma, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here last month and LOVED it. Had heard it was good but we were a bit hesitant as it is located in a hotel. We had a not very good dining experience the night before at another local restaurant which is not on Trip Advisor... This restaurant was where we should have gone! Great service, nice atmosphere... More

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

Glad you were able to find a good restaurant here in Alaska -- just because we're in a hotel doesn't mean we can't serve amazing food! So happy to read that you enjoyed our wine and halibut. All of us here are looking forward to welcoming you back next time you find yourself in Fairbanks! Until next time, Kathy, Owner More

Saint George, KS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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

Thanks for such kind words -- it's wonderful to know that you've continued to return to us each time you make it to Fairbanks. I truly enjoy hearing from our guests, and it's of course nice to read such lovely complements. We truly have the best fans. Thank you again for recommending us, and hope to see you soon. Best,... More

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 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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Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us host Cathy -- I couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the salmon, king crab, and wine. Glad to know that we ended your Alaskan trip on a high note! If you're ever back in town, we'd love to have you back! Best, Kathy, Owner More

Dublin
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

I want to assure you that we absolutely DO care about our customers having amazing meals with us, Brandon -- all of what we do is our best effort to ensure that you love every part of your experience here. That said, I am so glad you enjoyed your food, and I appreciate you recommending us to other readers. If... More

Waterford, Connecticut
1 review
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

Senior Reviewer
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

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