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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
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5:00 pm - 9:00 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
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North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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2 Thank BlodynCymraeg
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 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.

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3 Thank Jan V
yellowknife
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82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 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.

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2 Thank aikenskb
Alberta
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 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 

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3 Thank Travelin4FunAlberta
Northwest Territories
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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2 Thank tripplanner001
Toronto, Canada
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75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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

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1 Thank Oakville89
Miami
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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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 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!

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1 Thank May P
Winnipeg, Canada
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688 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 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 3 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $37
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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
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?