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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

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Spanish, Tapas
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5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
867-669-9463
Today
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always great!

I think Thorntons is #1 in YK! Great menu, fabulous drink selection and the staff always leave me feeling well taken care of!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I think Thorntons is #1 in YK! Great menu, fabulous drink selection and the staff always leave me feeling well taken care of!

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Fort Simpson, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Food was awesome, loved the decor and atmosphere at the restaurant. Wine was delicious. Staff were prompt and I didn't have to wait long for my food. I had trout and quinoa... So great! I have a gluten allergy and it was so nice to have this meal that accommodated that!

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Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

For times when you want to treat yourself or someone else. Yellowknife's best food. For a deal, check out Wednesday evenings when wine is half price, or go for an after-work happy-hour appetizer before 6.

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Cobourg, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I were at Thortons 3 times in the las10 days. The first time was a Wow!! The second time was a huge letdown as the restaurant ran out of things on the menu I tried to substitutes my vegetable and trying twice finally settled on the Brussel sprouts and was informed there would be an additional $5.00... More 

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los angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

good food and atmosphere. enjoyed our evening with great food and live music. would recommend. a little off the beaten path, but worth it.

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Collingwood, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I went to Thornton's for an early meal and was pleasantly surprised by the restaurant considering the random location of it. Very relaxing atmosphere and they had high quality food. There was deals on the tapas, which they had a nice selection, so we tried a few. This would be a great place for a romantic meal.

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Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our choices, PEI mussels, arctic char and gamba picante (nice and spicy). We especially liked our server Kayla. Next to a bowling alley makes you wonder. But enter and enjoy murals in the bathroom and on the walls and a polished and inviting atmosphere.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I took my wife for date night on the last night they were open before Christmas. Made a telephone reservation and was called back promptly to confirm. Last month I had done the same and was not called back, so didn't bother. We were seated at a lovely fireside table. Server was prompt and friendly. We ordered some drinks, and... More 

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Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Booked a large dinner party. We arrived they were not ready. Was told no individual tabs, some did not get their dinner, discussed issues with owner after was dealt with poorly. Surly staff, one tab was left unpaid, they did not name the tabs and he tried to make me pay for it. The person of honor was horrified by... More 

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Cochrane, Alberta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This cozy restaurant not only offers fabulous food, but a dining experience with detailed exceptional service, and a cozy atmosphere with a glowing fireplace. It is especially worth going during the cold winter months!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: 867-669-9463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 37
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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