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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

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5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
867-669-9463
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Good meal, good service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MaxGlobetrotter
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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415 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here for dessert only, which was the best rice pudding I have ever tasted. For me the only complaint was the height of the bar. I asked for a phone book to sit on and was offered a digital one. Funny bartender!

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Thank FakariMama
Alberta
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204 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this. This is the second time I have attended Sunday Brunch here and both times were wonderful experiences. The Eggs Benedict are excellent (all you can eat) and the French toast is to die for! Service was good and food wonderful.

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Thank ScotAlberta
Yellowknife, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best "fine dining" that can be found in Yellowknife. A good menu, for all tastes. There is some talent in the kitchen. An enjoyable night out...

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Thank John-Ross d
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

This has been my go to place when I want to take the wife out for date night. The food is excellent and the service is good. It's a intimate setting where you don't fee the need to rush as they want to fill the table ASAP. It's Yk's higher end restaurant and worth the price.

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Thank Warren M
Westmount, Quebec
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My friend and I had dinner at Thornton's just after arriving in Yellowknife. For Montreal foodies it was amazing, reasonably priced, and truly fine dining We enjoyed it so much that we returned for an excellent Sunday brunch, then booked another dinner for our brief return to Yellowknife. While the food was outstanding, we were also impressed by the fact... More 

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Thank Spike9
Yellowknife, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Went here for Mothers' Day Brunch with the kids, a bit of a wait (with reservations) but that was to be expected for Mothers' Day. Great service, excellent food, love the atmosphere!

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Thank arobed1962
Yellowknife, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Sure you walk in and see the white linens and think they're beautiful. But as soon as you take a seat and rest your arms on the table you hear the crunching of the sheet of paper that they put on every table. I mean, really? It sure gets annoying. Just put some nice place mats or something there. Tiny... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The food is quite good, though overpriced. It has a nice atmosphere, but feels quite crowded when they're busy. I'd likely go back, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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Thank walker2270
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Been to Thornton's and always found the dinner meals to be the best but went for Sunday brunch. The food was a little less tasty than the last time I was there. I really appreciate having my coffee served and piping hot. It was lukewarm and you help yourself which feels less like something special. The food was heaped on... More 

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Thank Barbara H

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