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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

Menu

LAVELLE'S PROSPECTS
Shrimp Cocktail
Half a dozen cold-water shrimp served with an Asian wasabi cocktail sauce. Wine Recommendation: Kenwood Yalupa Brut Sparkling Wine.
USD 16.95
Baked Brie
Brie Cheese topped with a cranberry brandy sauce baked to perfection in flaky puff pastry dough. Wine recommendation: Marietta Cellars Angeli Cuvée.
USD 18.95
Beer Battered Halibut
From the icy depths, our halibut comes to you hot and crisp. Served on skewers with tartar sauce. Recommendation: Ask about our draft beers! (some things are better with beer).
USD 25.95
With French fries USD 28.95
Chili Rubbed Ahi
Seared chili rubbed Yellow Fin Tuna served with a wasabi cream sauce and seaweed salad. Wine Recommendation: Roederer Brut Sparkling Wine.
USD 18.95
Lavelle's Lobster Cakes
Delicious Maine Lobster Cakes served over spring greens with a remoulade sauce. Wine Recommendation: Stag's Leap Hand of Time Chardonnay.
USD 18.95
Honey Sriracha Shrimp
Crispy pan fried shrimp in a honey-sriracha sauce. Served with jasmine rice. Wine Recommendation: Chateau St. Michelle Riesling.
USD 17.95
Lavelle's Pizza 7"
A wild combination of melted Gorgonzola cheese, fresh rosemary, slivers of sweet red onion and roasted pine nuts. Wine Recommendation: J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon.
USD 8.95
Quinn's Cheese Pizza 7"
Some things you can't improve! Tomato sauce topped with shredded mozzarella & cheddar cheese. Recommendation: IBC Rootbeer.
USD 8.95
Add Pepperoni USD 9.95
Lavelle's Chicken Wings
One Pound of meaty chicken wings served with your choice of sauce: ranch, blue cheese, BBQ or Lavelle's Signature hot sauce. Recommendation: Ask about our draft beers!.
USD 16.95
King Crab & Artichoke Dip
Words can't describe this rich indulgence. Served warm with Parmesan cheese, sliced almonds and fresh pita chips. Wine Recommendation: Bellene Chardonnay.
USD 16.95
LAVELLE'S SALADS
French Onion Soup
Sweet onions are simmered in rich homemade stock then topped with crusty French bread and Gruyere cheese.
USD 12.95
Classic Caesar
Alaska grown. Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed with our herbed croutons, Parmesan cheese, and our fabulous Lavelle's Caesar dressing. Wine recommendation: Roederer Brut Sparkling Wine.
USD 16.95
W/ Grilled Chicken USD 19.95
W/ Grilled Shrimp USD 22.95
Sesame Salad Teresa
Alaska grown. A bed of field greens, with celery, green onions and toasted sliced almonds topped with a sweet sesame vinaigrette and deep fried wontons. Wine recommendation: Chateau St. Michelle Riesling.
W/ Grilled Chicken USD 17.95
W/ Pan Fried Scallops USD 23.95
Lavelle's Salad
Alaska grown. A bed of field greens, topped with gorgonzola cheese, caramelized walnuts, seasonal fruit and Lavelle's house dressing. Wine recommendation: Mer Soleil Chardonnay.
Large USD 15.95
Small USD 7.95
Grilled Shrimp Spinach Salad
Fresh plus fresher equals freshest! Spinach greens with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, bacon and almonds bathed in balsamic vinaigrette. Capped with grilled marinated black tiger prawns- this salad is incomparable. Wine recommendation: Artessa Pinot Noir.
USD 21.95
Crispy Duck Salad
Alaska grown. Crispy seared duck breast served over a bed of field greens with shaved red onion, grapes, chevre and pine nuts with house-made balsamic vinaigrette. Wine recommendation: Hahn Pinot Noir SLH.
USD 23.95
Warm Red Cabbage Salad
Sautéed red cabbage tossed with green onions, crisp bacon, caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries and chevre. Wine recommendation: Marietta Old Vine.
USD 17.95
Black and Blue Salad
Alaska grown. Blackened flat iron steak served over field greens with tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, almonds and green onions with our balsamic vinaigrette. Wine recommendation: Drumheller Merlot.
USD 21.95
Warm Blue Cheese & Green Apple
Alaska grown. Grilled chicken, a warm blue cheese medallion, toasted pecans and freshly sliced Granny Smith apple over fresh field greens with our maple syrup vinaigrette dressing make this combination incomparable! Wine recommendation: Silverado Chardonnay.
USD 19.95
LAVELLE'S DISCOVERY
Rack of Lamb
Pan Seared and then oven roasted, these chops are served with a vibrant demi glaze, kiwi lime marmalade, fresh sautéed vegetables and mashed potatoes. Wine Recommendation: Emmolo Merlo.
USD 39.95
Oven Roasted Half Duck
Finished with a Raspberry Glaze and Served with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Sautéed Vegetables. Wine Recommendation: Montinore Pinot Noir.
USD 32.95
Potato-crusted Salmon
This extraordinary way of cooking produces a moist and tender filet of salmon cooked inside a crust of potatoes. Served with a lemon beurre blanc. Wine Recommendation: Hahn Pinot Noir SLH.
USD 32.95
Honey Apple Halibut
Pan Seared Alaskan Halibut topped with a honey-apple cream sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh sautéed vegetables. Wine Recommendation: Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay.
USD 36.95
Seasonal Vegetable Risotto
Deliciously creamy risotto with seasonal harvest vegetables. Ask your server about preparing this entrée vegan or adding a protein to make it a little heartier. Wine Recommendation: Silverado Chardonnay.
USD 20.95
Wild Caught Alaskan King Crab Legs
No other shellfish in the world projects a more elegant image on your plate! One hefty pound of crab legs served with baked potato and fresh sautéed vegetables. Wine Recommendation: Mer Soleil Chardonnay.
USD 49.95
Filet Mignon
Certified Angus Beef. Pan-seared to perfection, this tender entrée is served with a blue cheese-risotto pancake, a rich cabernet wine sauce and fresh sautéed vegetables. Wine Recommendation: Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.
USD 39.95
Grilled N.Y. Steak
Our Empire selection New York steak is served with caramelized shallots, sautéed mushrooms, fresh sautéed vegetables and a baked potato. Wine Recommendation: J Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon.
USD 38.95
Grilled Flat Iron
This premium cut flat iron steak is grilled to perfection and topped with exotic herb chimichurri and cherry tomatoes. Served with Lavelle's signature jasmine rice and fresh sautéed vegetables. Wine Recommendation: L'Ecole Syrah.
USD 26.95
Lavelle's Chicken Champignon
Crispy skin breast of chicken topped with a medley of mushrooms, and a brandy cream sauce. Accompanied by long grain and wild rice and fresh sautéed vegetables. Wine Recommendation: Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay.
USD 29.95
LAVELLE'S SPECIAL HOUSE COCKTAILS
Mandarin Dream
This Mixture of Absolut Mandarin Vodka and Chambord Liqueur will go down so Smooth the Rough Edges of the Day will Disappear!
USD 10.95
Absolut Citron Lemon Drop Martini
This one drops the Lemon Bomb on the Martini World!
USD 11.95
Lavelle's Seasonal Berry Cocktail
Seasonal berries, fresh lemons and Pearl Red Berry Vodka. Shaken and strained over ice in a cocktail glass. Topped off with club soda.
USD 8.95
Godiva Chocolate Martini
A Belgian delight brought right to our front door! Stoli Vanilla Vodka with Creamy Godiva Belgian Chocolate Liquor finished with a splash of Cream.
USD 11.95
X-rated Vacation
Wanna get away? This mix of Tropical Fruit Flavors and Xrated FusionVodka will send you on the exotic vacation of your wildest dreams or at least away from your house for a couple of hours!
USD 11.95
Mango Breeze
An Amazing Concoction of Malibu Mango Rum, Pineapple Juice and Blue Curacao Liquor served on the rocks that will take you back to your last trip to the beach!
USD 9.95
Judy Kay
Judy Kay will have you dreaming about her for weeks! Pearl Vodka with a light touch of St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur and fresh grapefruit juice. Shaken over ice and served up. Topped off with chilled Prosecco Champagne!
USD 10.95
Cucumber Kamikaze
Relax and unwind with this true refreshing delight! Pearl Cucumber Vodka with muddled fresh cucumber, triple sec and fresh lime juice. Served up in a martini glass and garnished with a cucumber slice.
USD 11.95
Thai Martini Bartenders Choice!
Who knew bliss could describe a martini, but bliss is exactly what this martini is! Premium Vodka, Key Lime Juice, Fresh Cilantro and Agave Nectar served in a Cayenne-Sugar rimmed Glass.
USD 12.95
Strawberry Ginger Swizzle
Hendrick's Gin with French Ginger Liqueur and Strawberries served over ice with a squeeze of lime. This drink is one for the books!
USD 11.95
LAVELLE'S GOLDEN DESSERT NUGGETS
Warm Fried Banana Wontons
A Lavelle's original. Fresh bananas with roasted pecans and walnuts, served with Meyer's Rum Crème Anglaise.
USD 7.95
Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée
A sumptuous delight!
USD 7.95
Black Bottom Crème Brûlée
Cream & Chocolate; The best of both worlds!
USD 7.95
Double Chocolate Mousse Cake
A frozen delight
USD 7.95
Lavelle's Cheesecake
New York Style Cheesecake served with Raspberry, Chocolate, or Caramel Sauce.
USD 8.95
Warm Brownie Bundt
Decadent Brownie Bundt served with Hot Licks Vanilla Ice Cream - challenging you not to share.
USD 8.95
Lemon Berry Mascarpone Cake
A summery treat!
USD 7.95
George's Banana Bread Pudding
Bananas and caramel sauce! Served warm.
USD 7.95
Pedro Ice
A serving of Pedro Ximenez Sherry beside a scoop of Fairbanks' own Hot Licks Vanilla Ice Cream.
USD 9.95
Hot Licks Vanilla Ice Cream
Served with Raspberry, Chocolate, or Caramel Sauce.
USD 6.95
PORTS
Graham's 10 Year Tawny Port (3 oz)
USD 10.95
Graham's 20 Year Tawny Port (3 oz)
USD 16.95
Graham's 30 Year Tawny Port (3 oz)
USD 24.95
Graham's 40 Year Tawny Port (3oz)
USD 39.95
100 Years of Port
One 1.5 oz glass of 10 yr, 20yr, 30yr and 40yr Tawny.
USD 49.95
Graham's Late Bottled Vintage 2011
USD 16.95
Smith Woodhouse Lodge Reserve
USD 12.95
Warre's Otima 10 Year Tawny Port
USD 10.95
Ramos Pinto Ruby Reserva
USD 6.95
Dow's Fine Ruby
USD 6.95
DESSERT WINES
Merryvale Antiqua Dessert Wine
Glass USD 12.95
Bottle USD 60
Mondavi Moscato D'Oro 500ml
Glass USD 10.95
Bottle USD 40
Inniskillin Ice Wine Gold
Glass USD 24.95
Bottle USD 75
Inniskillin Ice Wine Pearl Vidal
Glass USD 24.95
Bottle USD 75
Inniskillin Ice Wine Silver Riesling
Glass USD 24.95
Bottle USD 75
Yalumba Late Harvest Botrytis Viognier
Glass USD 14.95
Bottle USD 56
Pedro Ximenez Gran Reserva
Glass USD 14.75
Bottle USD 59
WINE BY THE GLASS
Mer Soleil Chardonnay
Glass USD 11.75
Carafe USD 17.75
Bottle USD 46
Stag's Leap Hand of Time Chardonnay
Glass USD 9.75
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 38
Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay
Glass USD 8.95
Carafe USD 12.95
Bottle USD 34
Silverado Carneros Chardonnay
Glass USD 9.95
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 39
Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Chardonnay
Glass USD 9.75
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 38
Maison Roche de Bellene Vielles Vignes Chardonnay
Glass USD 9.95
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 39
Duckhorn Vineyards "Decoy" Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc
Glass USD 8.95
Carafe USD 12.95
Bottle USD 34
Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Glass USD 8.95
Carafe USD 12.95
Bottle USD 34
Chateau St. Michelle Riesling
Glass USD 6.95
Carafe USD 10.5
Bottle USD 26
Saracco Moscato D'asti
Glass USD 8.95
Carafe USD 12.95
Bottle USD 34
RED WINES
Chateau St. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass USD 9.95
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 39
J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass USD 8.25
Carafe USD 12.5
Bottle USD 32
Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass USD 10.95
Carafe USD 16.25
Bottle USD 42
Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass USD 9.95
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 36
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass USD 11.25
Carafe USD 16.5
Bottle USD 45
Napa Cellers Merlot
Glass USD 11.75
Carafe USD 17.75
Bottle USD 46
Emmolo Napa Valley Merlot
Glass USD 12.25
Carafe USD 18.25
Bottle USD 49
Drumheller Merlot Columbia Valley
Glass USD 7.5
Carafe USD 11.25
Bottle USD 29
Barons de Rothschild Bordeaux Special Reserve
Glass USD 9.5
Carafe USD 14.25
Bottle USD 36
Michael-David Vineyards "Earthquake" Zinfandel
Glass USD 9.95
Carafe USD 14.95
Bottle USD 39
THE BISTRO HOUSE SELECTIONS
Chardonnay
Glass USD 7.25
Carafe USD 10.25
Bottle USD 28
Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass USD 7.25
Carafe USD 10.25
Bottle USD 28
Merlot
Glass USD 7.25
Carafe USD 10.25
Bottle USD 28
White Zinfandel
Glass USD 7.25
Carafe USD 10.25
Bottle USD 28
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here, I had scallops and spinach, scallops were cooked perfectly. My niece had a chicken Caesar salad that she pronounced good. Well-stocked wine selection and bar.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

This scored about nine for us... Food and service very good, but was a little tight seating wise. Other than that, very enjoyable.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Lavelle's was a classy restaurant but also very pricey. The seafood was tasty and the wine selection was impressive.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

We were staying a few blocks away and almost turned away when we realized it was a hotel bar, but boy we're glad we didn't! The staff was amazing. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly (rack of lamb and an entree salad). The wine...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Fairbanks! Great service and a wide range of Alaskan dishes - beer-battered halibut is the bomb! The chunks are skewered and then dipped before flash frying - crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. Tonight will be...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

You've made my day. Thanks

Reviewed March 2, 2020

Our family went to Lavelle's Bistro for my 75th Birthday Dinner. The parking lot belongs to the hotel and after we parked, we were told that they would tow us if we did not move the car. Left the table and moved the car. The...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Decent portions and recommended wines with dinners. Great service here. We had the bourbon shrimp and French dip. Pls rant experience. Not too crowded but it was constant flow of people who all seemed to be enjoying themselves too

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

Had dinner on a busy Saturday night - definitely glad we’d made a reservation. Had all of our seafood favorites: fresh oysters, steamer clams & king crab. Delicious! Also pretty reasonably priced.

Date of visit: February 2020
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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Alaska does offer up some pretty great seafood!

Reviewed February 23, 2020

First night in Fairbanks and friends recommended and joined us for dinner. I had the Halibut that was lightly breaded and it was delicious. All four of us had a different plate and all were excellent. Very convenient staying at Springhill Suites. Would highly recommend...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

I'm so happy you had a great welcoming dinner. Hope you enjoy your stay!

Reviewed February 22, 2020

We enjoyed our dinner here. The food, atmosphere, and drinks were all good. It's pricey, but so is most of the other restaurants in Fairbanks. The salmon & halibut dishes were tasty.

Date of visit: January 2020
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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2020

I glad we could accommodate

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SophieG880
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Frank E | Property representative |
We will be open on Christmas Eve but not on Christmas Day and we only open at 4:30. We are hosting our 18th annual New Years Eve Party on the 31st and it is always a hugely good time. Hope to see you there. Frank, Owner
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Chinablue4888
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Robert I | Property representative |
Hi Chinablue48, We most definitely serve fresh seafood all summer long. As far as shell fish goes, I would highly recommend the Alaskan King Crab legs. They're scrumptious. We also have fresh Alaskan oysters and clams on... More
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