Restaurant Review

Lavelle's Bistro

575 First Avenue
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Frank and Cathy Lavelle will warm up your sub-Arctic eating experience with food and wine that are unmatched in the Interior Alaska region. This is TourSaver's favorite Fairbanks fine dining establishment.


Clams Lavelle: Delicate clams are steamed in white wine with fresh herbs, shallots, and butter. Perfect for dipping your bread! 14.95 Wine Recommendation: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc

Beer Battered Halibut From the Icy Depths: This halibut comes to you hot and crisp. Served on skewers with spiked tartar. 12.95 w/French fries 15.45 Recommendation: Alaskan Amber (some things are better with beer)

Calamari: This tender Lavelles appetizer is deep-fried and served with a lemon aioli-Superb! 9.95 Wine Recommendation: Mills Reef Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Shrimp in a Thai Red Curry Sauce: Sautéed shrimp in a coconut curry sauce with jasmine rice. An Asian sensation. 12.95 Wine Recommendation: Chateau St. Michelle Riesling

Tempura Shrimp East Meets Southwes: Shrimp battered in a delicate tempura batter, and served with a wasabi cocktail sauce and fresh avocado puree - A shocking and inviting contrast. 11.95 Wine Recommendation: Roederer Brut Sparkling Wine

Dungeness Crab & Artichoke Dip: Words can't describe this rich indulgence. Served warm with Parmesan cheese, sliced almonds, and fresh bread slices. 12.95 Wine Recommendation: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Mini

Rack of Lamb: A half rack served with rosemary infused oil, a vibrant demi glaze, kiwi lime marmalade and mashed potatoes. 14.95 Wine Recommendation: Wyndham Bin#555 Shiraz

Lavelle's Pizza: A wild combination of melted Gorgonzola cheese, fresh rosemary, slivers of sweet red onion, and roasted pine nuts 9.50 Wine Recommendation: Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

Shrimp Cocktail: Half a dozen cold-water shrimp served with an Asian wasabi cocktail sauce. 9.95 Wine Recommendation: Roederer Brut Sparkling Wine Beef Tips Sautéed beef tips with shallots and mushrooms in a rich mountain sauce served with crusty old world bread. 14.95 Wine Recommendation: J Bookwalter Lot 15 Red

Lavelle's Lobster Cakes: Delicious Maine Lobster Cakes served over spring greens with a remoulade sauce. 12.95 Wine Recommendation: Mer Soleil Chardonnay

Coconut Shrimp Butterflied Shrimp: Clothed in shredded coconut crumbs and fried to crispy perfection. Served with a spiced Grand Marnier apricot marmalade. 10.95 Wine Recommendation: King Estate Pinot Gris Bistro

Baby Back Ribs Louisiana Ribs with an Alaskasian flair have migrated North with our Chef Ryan Rockett. We bring this twisted sensation to our Northern landscape when the sun is shining. A delightful glazed sensation. 14.95 Wine Recommendation: Bogle Petite Sirah

Chinese Potstickers A Café de Paris favorite. Minced pork and vegetables in a wonton wrapper, fried crisped and served with a sweet chili and a spiced soy sauce. 8.95 Wine Recommendation: Chateau St. Michelle Riesling

Lavelle's Garlic Bread Crusty Italian bread topped with our garlic concoction and shaved Parmesan cheese. Half order 4.95 Full order 8.95

Rocket's Bourbon Street Shrimp Louisiana style shrimp sautéed in a brandy cream lobster sauce finished with cheese. 12.95 Wine recommendation: Roederer Sparkling Arlette's

Cheese Pizza: Some things you can't improve upon. Tomato sauce topped with shredded mozzarella & cheddar cheese. 8.50 Recommendation: Thomas Kemper Root Beer

Entree Selections:

Beef Tenderloin Pan-seared to perfection, this tender entrée is served with a blue cheese-risotto pancake, a rich cabernet wine sauce, and fresh sautéed vegetables. 32.95 Wine Recommendation: Justin Cabernet Sauvignon

Grilled N.Y. Steak Our Empire selection New York steak is served with caramelized shallots, sautéed mushrooms, Fresh sautéed vegetables and a baked potato. 29.95 Wine Recommendation: Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

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. 24.95 Wine Recommendation: Calera Pinot Noir

Alaska Halibut Steamed with fresh ginger, bedded on cilantro pesto, served with coconut-jasmine rice and topped with a hoisin drizzle. This is a unique Lavelle taste sensation. 24.95 Wine Recommendation: Mills Reef Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Rack of Lamb Seared on the grill and then oven roasted, these chops are served with a rosemary infused olive oil, a vibrant demi glaze, kiwi lime marmalade, fresh sautéed vegetables, and mashed potatoes. 29.95 Wine Recommendation: Wyndham Bin#555 Shiraz Bistro

Baby Back Ribs Louisiana Ribs with an Alaskasian flair. This Alaskan sized portion of our appetizer offering is served with a mountain of French Fries. A delightful glazed sensation. 26.95 Wine Recommendation: Bogle Petite Sirah

Southwest Chicken A boneless, skinless chicken breast spiced with the flavors of the southwest, grilled over the open flame and then served with fettuccini and roasted sweet red pepper sauce. 18.95 Wine Recommendation: Clos du Bois Merlot

Herbed Crusted Pork Tenderloin Flash baked and grilled, this tender selection is finished with a current berry sauce. 23.95 Wine Recommendation: Clos du Val Merlot

Pesto Pasta An herbed Alfredo sauce enhanced with Pesto, this fettuccine is served with your choice of grilled chicken or seafood (shrimp, scallops & Alaskan fish) or sautéed vegetables. W/seafood 23.95 w/chicken 18.95 w/fresh vegetables 16.95 Wine Recommendation: Rodney Strong Chardonnay

Meatloaf Twenty-five ingredients make this a good candidate for the best meat loaf you've ever had! 16.95 Wine Recommendation: Glass of Milk

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Fire-roasted tomatoes, spinach, fresh herbs, shaved Parmesan and fresh mozzarella cheese. 15.95 Wine Recommendation: Marietta Old Vine

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