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Lavelle's Bistro

) #6 of 199 Restaurants in Fairbanks €€€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
+1 907-450-0555
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“halibut” (70 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
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1 - 10 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is probably the only quality restaurant in Fairbanks so has a monopoly, which the price reflects. The food was above average within a nice venue with good service, but was a little overpriced.

Thank difaJP
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A group of us ate here twice and enjoyed appetizers and drinks. Would recommend the wings and pizza. All of us enjoyed the food and service was good. They had to work to get eight of us at one table but managed it well.

Thank Theresa123456
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lavelle's is rated in the top 100 restaurants in the US for Wine selection. Yes, that is right. A restaurant in Fairbanks AK rated in the top 100 in the US for wine selection. And, the food is incredible as well. And the service... Very...More

Thank David_Wm_B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attentive, excellent service, a perfectly cooked steak, and AMAZING wine selection. Probably one of the best meals in Fairbanks.

Thank MelissaD626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very attentive service. Good wine selection. Delicious halibut that was prepped with inspiration. A delightful meal all around!

Thank PFirth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people and atmosphere. The menu is varied and excellent. The service is good. This must be one of the popular places in Fairbanks. I always doubt places attached to an hotel. But this is different.

Thank OWD1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adjoin The Springhill Suites by Marriott. We ate there twice while staying at the hotel. Good food and good choice. Only opens until 21.00. We went in about 18.30 both times and was busy. Didn't have to book though.

Thank YvonneManchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here and were not impressed. The crab and artichoke dip, while tasting good, contained too many ingredients, such that it was unfocused with the crab and artichoke getting lost. The Caesar salad had a good composition and flavor, but...More

Thank cuisinator007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but price for such small servings. Wait staff also mediocre. My husband refuses to go back.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lively bar area. Tall tables. Noise Carey's over to dining area Service a bit weak. Good to great wine list and pricing. Food - unless u r very hungry suggest the small plate menu and/or split a meal

Thank renostew
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Hi, we will be staying at Springhill Suites over Christmas this year and wondered if you would be open and having Christmas Lunch ? Do you have a website yet ? Lesley.
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
Am planning to come to Alaska next year, I am doing some research on seafood restaurant. Can you please tell me what do you recommend for shell fish dish? Do you have a combo style with all type of seafood for two person?
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
Hi: My apologies for your less than desirable experience at Lavelle's. Good service is critical to a great dining experience and it seems one of our staff needs additional training. If you happen to still have your receipt if you would be kind enough to send me the date and check number I will be able to take suitable action. As for trying to control the temperature in the restaurant, it's an ongoing battle with outside temperatures dipping into the negative 0 range and the restaurant going from empty to packed in the course of 30 minutes. It's not like we can just open the outside doors or turn on the air conditioner. I'm only regretful that you didn't ask for a manager when you were disappointed with the food and service and temperature. He would have done anything he could have to make your visit an enjoyable one. I hope you come back and try us again when it's not such a crazy time of year and hopefully before another seven years has past.
14 December 2015|
Response from FranklinFairbanks | Property representative |
I hit the wrong button. This was supposed to just go to a person that had written a critique.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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