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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

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Canadian, Wine Bar
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5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-669-9463
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

2 Thank aikenskb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

3 Thank Travelin4FunAlberta
Northwest Territories
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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 

2 Thank tripplanner001
Toronto, Canada
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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

1 Thank Oakville89
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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.

2 Thank Ingemar C
Pickering, Canada
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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!

1 Thank May P
Winnipeg, Canada
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254 restaurant reviews
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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 

1 Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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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!

1 Thank FakariMama
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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.

1 Thank Dean S
Yellowknife, Canada
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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...

1 Thank John-Ross d

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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, Business meetings, Special occasions
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: +1 867-669-9463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?