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Lavelle's Bistro

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
+1 907-450-0555
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4724
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bistro was easy to find-atmosphere was great-the restaurant was pretty good. By NJ standards, the food is different and the prices higher, than what I'm used to for the type of selections. Hiwever-it was 1 of the better retaurants we visited during our travels...More

Thank poundog
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ordered the Alaskan king crab legs. Very delicous and good sized portion! Friendly service and there is an award on the wall that this restaurant serves the best wine in North America!

Thank Ohokannoak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a SPG / Marriott frequent traveler I ended up at the downtown Fairbanks Springhill Suites <a great place to stay>. They just happened to have this excellent restaurant attached to their hotel. Food and service were Superb. Great selection of wines by the glass-...More

Thank Wil D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best grilled prime rib steak with all the trimmings I ever ate. You must try one when you are in Fairbanks!

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere!! The first visit was great.. fast service. But the 2nd visit.. slow it took 20 minutes to get the second cocktail. Service was very slow.. half the table left before server every came to collect money or bring drink .. but all in...More

Thank rileymya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best rack of lamb and the wine selection is pretty amazing. It is fantastic to have such a great spot in Fairbanks - just do not get there enough anymore!More

Thank Mcguires4
Frank E, Manager at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the kind words of praise! Isn't the lamb delicious? Thank you for dining with us and we hope you get a chance to stop by again soon. I promise the wine and cuisine will be just as amazing then, too. ;)...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three days in anchorage and this was the nicest restaurant, by far. Expensive, but Top notch wait staff and interesting food choices on menu. Worth the price!More

Thank Dawn B
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, Thank you for dining with us! It sounds like you had an absolutely outstanding experience. Thank you, too, for noticing our interesting cuisine options - we try to do something a little different in Alaska. ;) I hope you'll be able to dine...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ate dinner here twice during our 5 nights in Fairbanks. A very busy place, but the front desk and wait staff were all very courteous and accommodating to our requests. The Alaskan King Crab legs were fantastic! We stayed in the hotel upstairs so...More

Thank Stargazer702
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here on a recommendation from our shuttle driver and it turned out to our best dinner during our week in Fairbanks. The food was excellent and the wait staff was great. If you are looking for a nice dinner for during your stay...More

Thank robertgC8228XI
Frank E, Owner at Lavelle's Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Your best dinner in Fairbanks? Wow! That is heady praise. Thank you so much - for dining with us and for leaving us such a wonderful review. I am pleased to hear that both the food and wait staff were to your liking....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food was excellent, the atmosphere a little noisy, our wait staff was excellent, the food arrived hot and in a timely manner. Definitely recommend.

Thank ZoAnne B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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.