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Lavelle's Bistro

€€€€American, , Seafood
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
+1 907-450-0555
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointing. Was celebrating birthday dinners but all 3 were served steaks undercooked. Green beans & baked potatoes were good. Service was good.More

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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm sorry that your steaks didn't come out to your liking but I certainly hope you sent them back to get further cooked. One can always add heat to a steak to make it well done but you can never make a well done steak...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant surprise in Fairbanks , located inside the Marriott Springfield. A great selection of wines and delicious menu selections. Even though we did not have reservations the host accommodated our party of five.More

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Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Pat - Thank you for dining with us! I'm happy to read that we surprised you, as well as that you enjoyed our cuisine and wine selection. We certainly aim to please! Thank you for writing us such a kind review. I hope we'll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here two nights in a row because it truly is the best food in Fairbanks. Kathy, the chef, is a total doll and Tammy, the waitress, is the reason we came back. Tammy is beyond friendly and made our overall experience was of the...More

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FranklinFairbanks, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You made my Christmas wish come true! Thanks

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there twice now. The service is decent but the food is only so so. High priced, and it took forever for my steak to get to the table, considering we got there after 9 pm and the kitchen should not be that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here based on Trip Advisor reviews and we weren't disappointed! The food and service was amazing, wine list was extensive and ambiance was cozy and elegant. We met the owner, Kathy, who was so nice and welcoming and gave us a lot of...More

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Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for starting your Alaskan vacation with us! It sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous time at our bistro. I'm so happy you had a chance to meet Kathy - isn't she the best? Thank you for dining with us and for leaving...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dinner at Lavelle's Bistro was great! Our server, Robin, was very well-versed in the wines offered, and he helped my spouse to make a good choice. Two diners in our party ordered the Filet Mignon, another ordered the flatiron steak and I ordered the...More

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Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve - The best dinner you had in Fairbanks? Wow! Thank you so much for the kind, kind words. Thank you, even more, for dining with us. I'm very happy to see you and your entire party were highly satisfied with our fare and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by for a quick bite and some drinks with my colleagues when I got to Fairbanks. When I asked for 3 for a high top, the host started to escort me, but stopped short and brought me back to the desk (There were...More

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FranklinFairbanks, Guest Relations Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

If you had actually made reservations you would have had a place in a crowded bar in December. It's a pity you had to go somewhere else. Live and learn!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The duck breast salad was wonderful, as were the oysters (Alaska harvested, on the half shell...yum!) Nice wine list. We liked it so well we came back two nights in a row.More

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Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laura - The best dinner is Fairbanks? Wow! Thank you for dining with us not just once, but twice. And in a row! I'm very flattered. We must be doing something right. :) We always aim to please and it sounds like we did....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there the first night of our 11 day stay in Fairbanks, located in the Springhill hotel. Food was very good, wine list was extensive and reasonable. They had a $7 dollar mystery wine that turned out to be very good. Meat loaf was very...More

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Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bill - Thank you for dining with us during your recent stay in Fairbanks. A full 11 days is quite the trip! I'm happy to see you enjoyed our cuisine, as well as our wine. Thank you for recommending us and I hope you'll...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Lavelles was always the place to go forma nice dinner when I lived in Fairbanks. Their fondue was great always, but some the dishes could be a hit or miss. However, for Fairbanks, this was always a great place to go for a nice dinner.More

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Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi Angela - Thank you. Being the best in Fairbanks, with so many fine restaurants, is high praise. I appreciate you dining with us when you lived in Fairbanks and for leaving us a review. I hope we'll see you again should you find yourself...More

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22 March 2017|
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Response from FranklinFairbanks | 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
12 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-450-0555
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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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