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Lavelle's Bistro

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French, American, Contemporary, Bistro, Seafood
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575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
19074500555
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 125
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 19
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We went the Lavelle's Bistro on 7/26. It was dinner time and we didn't have reservation. They got us a table in a pretty short time. But the food were prepared and served a bit too slow. The food was tasty just the portion was too big.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
MeByTheCreek
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Sat outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, waitress took a while to get our drink orders and waited on refills for quite a while. There were random people that would come up and sit at empty tables, the manager would come out and run them off, only for them to come back when he went inside. Granted the random people... More 

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

I'm sorry that the prices of our food caught you off guard when you came by, Josh. I also apologize for the "sketchy" people who kept coming in. I hope that they didn't bother you too much. It sounds like your experience wasn't as good as it should have been, and we'd love to see you again so we can... More 

Richfield, Wisconsin, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I usually am skeptical of hotel restaurants. I could be wrong, but most of the time they seem as they are "added revenue" for the hotel. This restaurant had excellent service and the food was great. My wife had a prime, which did not meet to her liking and they took it back, no arguments and gave a completely new... More 

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

We like to think we're not your run-of-the-mill hotel restaurant, Peter, and I'm happy to see that you agree! Service is just as important to us as serving delicious food, so I'm glad that we took care of your wife's meal with such ease! Thanks for stopping by! All the best, Kathy, Owner More 

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As visitors to Fairbanks we were delighted to happen up Lavelle's. It was a balmy evening so we're more than happy to be offered a seat on the terrace as we did not have a reservation. Once seated however it was quite some time until we saw anyone again. When our server did approach she was very pleasant and helpful.... More 

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

Geraldine, service here should always be outstanding, and I apologize that we failed to provide you the experience you deserved. Though our servers like to give you time to get comfortable, you should certainly never feel neglected. As for the food, it sounds like you were generally impressed, aside from the salad. Again, I want to apologize. I only wish... More 

San Jose, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went the Lavelle's Bistro on 7/26. It was dinner time and we didn't have reservation. They got us a table in a pretty short time. But the food were prepared and served a bit too slow. The food was tasty just the portion was too big.

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

Though I'm glad our food left you impressed, I am sorry about the wait. We're always doing our best, but given that we make all of our dishes from scratch, sometimes the wait is a bit longer than you might expect. Again, I'm really sorry, but I hope the food more than made up for the wait. Best, Kathy, Owner More 

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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great wine selection and strong selection of entrees. Service was outstanding--Very attentive and knowledgable. Restaurant is in the nicest hotel in Fairbanks along the historic block of various tourist spots. Great views from table that we sat in. Awesome fried fish as an appetizer, prime rib and duck was delicious. French onion soup was great. Even the bread was uniquely... More 

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

Wow, it sounds like you had a wonderful visit, and I appreciate you writing about it here on TripAdvisor. From the wine all the way to your prime rib and duck, your compliments mean the world to me! Take care. Kathy, Owner More 

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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

had dinner here inside our hotel night of arrival.enjoyed it so much and came back for a second meal next night. This is fare you should only expect in much larger cities, and the wine list is far more extensive than one should expect. Only drawback is that hard surfaces-essentially all wood- makes the place noisy. The staff is accommodating... More 

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

A second visit is the best compliment we can ever receive, so thank you for choosing to join us twice during your stay in town. From our daily specials to our tried and true classics, we want it all to blow you away. Hopefully next time you're in town, you'll save room for a bit of dessert! All the best,... More 

Fairbanks, Alaska
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Bottom line up front: By far the best in the interior. Service is New York 5 Star. Food will make you swallow your tongue. If you go here and have a bad experience then your just a pud. I treat out of town clients here and everyone has said its one of the best meals they have ever had. Okay...... More 

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

Eric, this is quite possibly the best review I've ever seen us get, and I can't thank you enough. Your support means the world to all of us here, and it's kind words like these that continuously push us to give you our absolute best. Can't wait to welcome you back soon! Take care, Kathy, Owner More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had just come off a 7 day cruise, where our meals were never disappointing. We had a one night stay-over before we headed to Denali. The recommendations for LaVelle's were good, so we took a chance. It was the best meal of our vacation. There were great options on the menu and wine list. We all ordered different seafood... More 

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

I always love reading that a meal with us was so memorable, Jake, and I'm happy to hear we truly showed you what Fairbanks food is all about! If you're ever back in town, we'd love to have you back! Take care, Kathy, Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The meal was delicious. There was a bit of a wait but seating on the patio was open. Classy menu selection.

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

That rack of lamb was a terrific choice, Terri, and I'm happy to hear that you so enjoyed it! Hope to see you soon, Kathy, Owner More 

Bethany Beach, Delaware
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Dinner at Lavelle's was excellent. The menu is wide and varied with prices from reasonable to expensive. The entrees I felt were high, but the other items were not. My grandson had a personal pizza and I had the flat bread pizza and a salad. We finished off with desert, mine was the warm brownie with ice cream, My flat... More 

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

Your experience and words mean the absolute world to me, and I'm so glad that you and your grandson were able to enjoy some pizza and dessert with us! Hope to see you soon, 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: 19074500555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary, Bistro, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, 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 - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 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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