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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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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 41
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  • 16
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent food and service

Had dinner at LaVelle's during a cruise tour and made choice based on other Trip Advisor reviews. Made a reservation and with limited seating was glad I did as the place was quite busy. Very good service, an extensive wine selection at reasonable prices and seafood choices that both the two of us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
beentherejohn
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Mattoon, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is casual, can be dressy, whatever your mood. Great wine selection that is not overpriced. Loved the halibut, fresh salads with walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, lollipop pork chop tad dry for us. Pizza for my ten year old.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at LaVelle's during a cruise tour and made choice based on other Trip Advisor reviews. Made a reservation and with limited seating was glad I did as the place was quite busy. Very good service, an extensive wine selection at reasonable prices and seafood choices that both the two of us had were excellent and creative. Definitely would... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We dined at the bar and had the most fabulous host who really knows hospitality! The food, service, presentation, ambience were all superb, and the recommended wines paired perfectly with our meals. Ask for Larry.

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

I'm so glad Larry took the best care of you -- he's sort of a legend around here, and we're so lucky to have him on our team. All in all, I'm thrilled you had such a wonderful experience and hope we'll see you soon! Take care, Kathy, Owner More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Parking can be an issue for this restaurant. We like the bar - excellent wine list and sumptuous appetizers. Try to be there by 6, there is dining outdoors on the sidewalk.

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

I like our bar, too! I'm glad you were able to find parking and come relax with us last week. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Kathy, Owner More 

Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went to Lavelle's based on the reviews on tripadvisor and also their website. We were planning to go to the bar, have a couple appetizers and call it a night. We reviewed their menu before entering and found that their appetizers were at least $5 more expensive than on their website. I dislike being tricked like that, so we... More 

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Robert I, General Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Hi beachgamarti, I was sad to see you were disappointed with our menu prices. We recently underwent a few menu changes, which does include changing menu prices based on inventory and production cost. We at Lavelle's Bistro are a dedicated member of our local community and strive to buy locally as much as possible. In doing so we are not... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I've been to Lavelle's Bistro twice now, and both times have been a good experience, but I won't be ordering any of the dishes that come with gravy anymore. The gravy was super oily and made me sick. I love the customer service!! I think I'll be trying other dishes that don't come with gravy on my next trip to... More 

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

Mussy, I'm so glad you've enjoyed both of your visits, but it's disappointing to know that you're not the biggest fan of our gravy. I'll be sure to take a look at things so that we can be sure the gravy is as it should be. Hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Kathy, Owner More 

Paola
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very over priced and food was average. Some in our group ordered pizza and since we were facing the grill area they saw frozen pizza in a wrapper come out of the back kitchen.... We ate there because there was nothing else in the area open and we were staying at the hotel. We were very disappointed with the food.

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

I want to assure you that we cook all of our food fresh -- that's why our food is so well loved here in Fairbanks. I'm sorry, though, that we let you down. Our prices are all based on the market price we pay for our ingredients, but we always hope that our food will leave you more than satisfied.... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Open kitchen. Good food prep. Had a happening vibe. We had fish and chips which were served on skewers.

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

Glad you enjoyed our atmosphere and fish and chips, Julie -- that's a great pick, especially when looking for a taste of our famous Alaskan seafood! Hope you enjoyed all of your stay here in Fairbanks! Best, Kathy, Owner More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Lavelle's Bistro attempts to serve upscale food in a place (Fairbanks) without it. While it succeeds at having upscale prices, it fails at serving up food deserving of the premium price. The bar is worth a trip for a drink and Appetizer. I wouldn't spend my money for the entree's though. You'd be better served to save your money and... More 

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

It sounds like you stopped by on an off night, and I'm truly sorry we didn't put our best foot forward. While Fairbanks isn't traditionally known for its food, we've been bringing a very special menu to the city for a long time, and locals and tourists alike have come to really love visiting us. I hope you'll consider giving... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is my first visit to Lavelle's Bistro, and after waiting an hour for our food to arrive, 2 of 4 entree's were not cooked correctly. These 2 happened to be pork entrees and all the server said was "Yea I guess you may want them cooked through." as he removed the plates and took them back to the kitchen.... More 

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

T, I want to personally apologize for letting you down. As you can see from our other reviews, this isn't the norm for us. To begin, your entrees should have been prepared perfectly -- anything less is simply unacceptable by our standard. However, what concerns me more is that our service so let you down. Again I'm so apologetic for... 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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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