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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

Certificate of Excellence
Canadian, Wine Bar
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5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Northwest Territories
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 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 

1 Thank tripplanner001
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 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

Thank Oakville89
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 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.

1 Thank Ingemar C
Pickering, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 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!

Thank May P
Winnipeg, Canada
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644 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 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 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

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!

Thank FakariMama
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

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.

Thank ScotAlberta
Yellowknife, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

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...

Thank John-Ross d
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Warren M
Westmount, Quebec
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
$8 - $37
Canadian, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: 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?