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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

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Wine Bar, Canadian
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5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-669-9463
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Friendly service. Nice menu selection. Had the pan seared steak. Excellent seasoning. Sample platter as appetizer was also very good. Sticky pudding for dessert. And half price wine on Wed was great. Definitely recommend. All co workers also enjoyed it.

1 Thank Rotors
North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

As with a lot of northern town restaurants, this was basic on the outside, and surprisingly welcoming on the inside! Friendly service and really great food, lots of choice and well presented. There are some nice little touches, the tabletops, for instance, and the coffee was great, fresh all the time. Highly recommended

2 Thank BlodynCymraeg
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Only one vegetarian option and no vegan options on the menu but the chef will prep one for you. Food was fabulous and service was great. The ambiance was warm and welcoming.

3 Thank Jan V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

By far the best brunch in Yellowknife. Choose eggs cooked in a variety of ways. Served with a plate of pan fries, pancakes, ham, and stuffed french toast. All you can eat. Also available is a fruit and cheese/meat platter. May need to make a reservation.

2 Thank aikenskb
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was part of a large group dinner that was hosted at Thornton's in mid November. I had never eaten here before and truthfully there was a fair bit of speculation from those in the group who were more local '...it was good, then the quality went down hill, not it is under new management, I've heard it is better... More 

3 Thank Travelin4FunAlberta
Northwest Territories
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Food is well served with a good selection of wine. It is pricey but you pay for the quality of food and service. The place is not that big but it could accommodate large groups. The place is cozy with nice décor. From the outie, it doesn't look like a restaurant as it is located on the side of the... More 

2 Thank tripplanner001
Toronto, Canada
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78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Crazy location on the side of a bowling alley. High end decor. The food and service is excellent. A must do if in for a couple of days

1 Thank Oakville89
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good place for an intimate dinner! First time dining there and was very pleased with the quality of the food. I had reindeer and it was delicious!! The service was was good and the price was not so bad. Wood dine their again.

2 Thank Ingemar C
Pickering, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Food delicately done,bursts of different well balanced flavours.Food presentation very good almost at par Michelin to consider it is Yellowknife.One of the places to go if you are in town . Had an enjoyable dining experience,very highly recommended!

1 Thank May P
Winnipeg, Canada
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270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I had the pleasure of being introduced to this restaurant over the Christmas period, and was quite delighted with the experience. The food was good - expensive, but it is The North - and imaginative, and the wine list better than I would have expected. I really enjoyed the service, and the evening that I was there also featured a... More 

1 Thank MaxGlobetrotter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Wine Bar, Canadian
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: +1 867-669-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?