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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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English first
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 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Whitehorse, Canada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went there for my birthday food and drinks were good. Service was excellent they don't rush you. It can be pricey especially if you order drinks.

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

I so appreciate this review, and I'm glad you got to celebrate your birthday with us! It's wonderful to hear that you had such an enjoyable, and hopefully memorable night. Looking forward to seeing you soon, Kathy, Owner More

Madison, Georgia
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

we had two dinners this past week with my fellow travelers, eight eaters, each night and no one complained about the food. I tried the "healthy" choice of a pear salad the first night and it did not disappoint. The next night I went for my favorite, the halibut bites, although just an appetizer it was more than enough for... More

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

Thanks for joining us twice! You chose two really great dishes -- you've got excellent taste. As for the service, I'm really sorry to hear that things were a bit slow -- this definitely isn't the normal experience we provide, and we know we can do better. From all of us here, we loved having you out, and if you're... More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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FranklinFairbanks, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

This is really fantastic to see, John We love having visitors from other countries! I'll be sure to pass your compliments on the steaks and service. Hope to see you at our restaurant again More

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

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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FranklinFairbanks, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Robin, Thanks for the wonderful review, we love our locals! Looking forward to your next special occasion. More

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

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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

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