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All 197 Fairbanks Restaurants

Lavelle's Bistro

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
907-450-0555
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Ranked #2 of 197 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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North Pole, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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Fairbanks
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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

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5 restaurant reviews
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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
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3 reviews 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited the restaurant before few days and i had a great experience . The food is absolutelly delicious 'vine list is huge -France'Chillie ' New Zeland.The service was a bit slow but when you see that the place is full seated you cant expect to be served quickly.I will deffinately recomended to my buisnes partnars in AK and 100%sure... More

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

I so appreciate your recommendation, Vladimir, but more importantly, I'm really happy you had such a great time with us. We're often pretty crowded, but we do our best to keep the food comin' out! I look forward to your next visit! All the best, Kathy, Owner More

Bismarck, North Dakota
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I had dinner here because it was hooked to my hotel. The place was busy. The food was really good and the dessert was also very good. The service was really slow. This place is also really expensive. I would be cautious to return.

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

While I'm glad you had a chance to try out our food, I'm pretty disappointed we didn't totally 'wow' you, Wade. Our food might be a little pricey, but that's due to our commitment to using the best possible ingredients and hiring the best possible staff. Although both of these components add onto the final bill, we feel that our... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We ate here on our first night in Fairbanks, it was close to our hotel. Nice menu options, full bar of wines, beers and drinks. Service was good, as well as the food. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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

Really glad to hear we played a role in your visit to Fairbanks, Russell, but more importantly, I'm thrilled you so enjoyed your experience with us. I hope you'll consider visiting again if you're ever back in town. All the best, Kathy, Owner More

Fairbanks, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

There is a reason you need to make reservations. This will ensure that there is enough wait staff to attend your needs. We have eaten at Lavelle's several times and it is the same great service and food every time. I challenge you to see if you beverage is not refilled every few minutes. The menu is out of this... More

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

I can't thank you enough for these kind words, Eric. While a good bit of our guests are from out of town, it's always wonderful to hear from a local. The picture you paint of our service and food is exactly what we strive to be, so it's really great to hear that our goals and efforts are so appreciated.... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This place was much closer to what we would have considered fine dining compared to other locations that made that claim. It was very clearly a popular restaurant as it was very busy and very noisy, even though we had been seated in the "quieter" section. The food was great and as we came to learn is common in Alaska,... More

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

I'm glad you had a chance to visit us, Mark! I apologize about the noise -- we aim to provide an intimate experience, but sometimes the noise does get a little out of hand. That aside, I couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed your food. If you make it back up to Alaska, our doors will be open.... More

Whitehorse, Canada
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147 reviews 147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An extensive menu and an even larger wine selection made this a favorite stop on a recent trip to Fairbanks. The Seared Tuna was great, the plating professional and the suggested wine pairing bang on! Price was very reasonable, $20 and the atmosphere was jazzy and comfortable.

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

Glad you found us and enjoyed what sounds like an amazing meal! When guests come through our doors, we do everything in our power to leave them with a memorable taste of Fairbanks. I so appreciate you writing about us, and I hope to see you again! 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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