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“Luxury dinning!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room
5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
867-669-9463
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Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Yellowknife
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Yellowknife,
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Luxury dinning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I liked everything about this place. The location, the food the drinks, the service... All excellent. I always suggest it to my guests in our Bed and Breakfast- Embleton House

Visited March 2013
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English first
Calgary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best Brunch I've Had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

You must make a reservation ahead of time but this place is amazing! The food is amazing and the ham is to die for!

Visited April 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing gem in the north.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Thortons unassuming outside, building and neighbors disguise this amazing restaurant.

In the same building as a bowling alley, and a shooting club, (no shared entrance, not a shooting range) Thortons has an excellent wine selection for any restaurant, let alone one located in Yellowknife.

Billed as a Tapas room, Thorton's also has excellent steaks, fish, and chicken dishes.

The tapas are great especially if you are going in a group, a nice selection of desserts are all served with excellent overall service, and quality.

Make a reservation, especially if you are planning on taking advantage of "Wine down Wednesdays" All wines, champagne are half price.

The ambiance is very nice, well decorated, and easy to forget where you are.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laurel, Maryland
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Big City Food, Backcountry Casual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Ate here twice, once for Sunday Brunch (dropped by and got lucky -- lots of places closed on Sundays, and Thornton's was full) and once for Friday dinner (we made the reservations at the end of brunch). Very nice atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. Food was outstanding, and included many house-made ingredients. Some local fresh fish, some imported items (like ripe tomatoes).

Really can't say enough about this place. Would do well in any large city, didn't expect something this good in Yellowknife.

The price is big-city also, but even "cheap" is expensive in Yellowknife, so the sting wasn't too bad. Wine list is very pricey once you get away from the house selections.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Guelph
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A gem in Yellowknife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were not sure where to go for dinner as there is limited possibilities in Yellowknife, but Thornton's turned into quite a gem. The food was good and the price was reasonable, but it was the enthusiasm of the manager and the staff that made this place so comforting. They showed a genuine interest in "tourists" and the atmosphere of the place was so warm versus the cold outside. Highly recommend to other visiters to the north.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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