With offerings ranging from rack of lamb and lobster cakes to halibut and New York steaks, this impressive restaurant has won a loyal local following. Though many of the entrées favor meat and fish, there are plenty of vegetarian options as well, including lasagna, dinner-worthy salads, and one that's sure to become a favorite: crispy Parmesan polenta cakes. Lavelle's serves more than 30 wines by the glass from its 3,000-bottle cellar and holds regular wine tastings and
other events that lend the restaurant an air of sophistication far removed from the frontier image cultivated elsewhere in Fairbanks. Locals sometimes dress up to dine here, but no one will mind if you appear in casual attire.