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Lavelle's Bistro

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
+1 907-456-1669
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lavelle's is fantastic. Save up for an extremely nice dinner out. This restaurant opens at 4pm and reservations are recommended though not required. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the Halibut with Honey Apple Cream Sauce, the Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri and delicious...More

Thank shm74zoom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were recommended to eat at this bistro by a lovely couple we met at a viewpoint on the way into Fairbanks. It didn't disappoint. The decor and ambience was very "upmarket". The food and service was very good. Plenty to choose from on the...More

Thank Freddo4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner for 4. We walked in and promptly were seated in the outside area. Sharif was our waiter, and was excellent. We had halibut entree and friends ordered nice salad and soup special. Halibut was sooooo good. Sides prepared just right. Friends said salads and...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat at the bar and ordered appetizers after a hard day at the Midnight Sun festival. Yalena was our server and she was delightful. There is a full bar and full menu, but we were satisfied with the beer battered halibut bites and king...More

Thank Carol K
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Carol - Thank you for dining with us. I'm happy to hear you were able to relax with us after working the 2017 Midnight Sun Festival! We're quite proud of our wine list and I am glad that shows. We've also passed on your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were on a land and sea cruise, with Fairbanks being one of the stops. We walked downtown for dinner and stopped by the bistro for a drink, then decided to order dinner. They had a great variety of items on the...More

Thank caribbeantraveler91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really? A Wine Spectator rated restaurant in Fairbanks? The answer is yes. The wine selection was fairly comprehensive but we stuck to the "mystery" wines that were offered at a reasonable price, quality and great value. The food was very well prepared. As a note,...More

Thank Cal S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of two restaurants that locals mentioned to us as being the best in Fairbanks. It is located inside the Springhill Suites in downtown. It has an extensive menu and wine list. It is somewhat pricey, but we did not pay that much...More

Thank redneckersson5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice downtown location. Parking can be an issue. Has outside seating. Multiple choices on the menu with a full bar.

Thank Alaskan508
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you! We're very pleased with our downtown location; if only we could have our outdoor seating year-round! Thanks for stopping by and for writing such a positive review. I hope we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Springhill Suites in downtown Fairbanks. Very lively bar area. We stopped by drinks and appetizers. Plenty of choices for wine by the glass and craft beer. The wings and pizza were enough for us so did not order dinner. But...More

Thank DuttaTx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise. We were very underwhelmed with Fairbanks restaurants. We learned of Lavelle's from a local couple we met earlier in day. This is located in the Spring Hill Suites in downtown Fairbanks. It was within walking distance of our hotel and after...More

Thank Julie-in-KC
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Julie - Thank you for dining with us. I am happy to hear you found us a pleasant surprise here in Fairbanks. We always aim to please and to surprise! ...and isn't that mac-and-cheese appetizer positively scrumptious? Also, thank you for the recommendation and...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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: +1 907-456-1669
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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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