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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-669-9463
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
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International, Wine Bar, Caribbean, European, Canadian
5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Great place, great vibe, and decent food. They offer unlimited refills on a variety of eggs (Bennys, Omeletes, Over-easy, etc.), and pancakes, french toast, etc. Overall a decent brunch location.

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Have lived in Yellowknife for just over 2 years and finally made it to Thornton's brunch. Wow, just disappointed I haven't gone sooner. The food is delicious and there is an abundance of it. The brioche French toast stuffed with mixed fruit was amazing. The...More

1  Thank JLCCC1970
Reviewed 26 April 2017

First time in Yellowknife and based on past reviews this was on my go to list and it did not disappoint. Don’t let the Tapas in the title fool you this is a dinner place full on. I had the Elk braised short ribs as...More

2  Thank Jelena G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Such a relaxing atmosphere...food wine and service were excellent. Wednesdays are half price wine!!!!

1  Thank AnneJ111155
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had a really good Sunday brunch...the French toast was amazing! I think its a good idea to book a table in advance its very popular!

1  Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here in a large group and ordered three courses - all were outstanding. Bison dumplings and sliders for appetisers. Beef Wellington for main and great desserts! Great job on the ambience and service too.

1  Thank BalancedCritic2014
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A great find in the far north of Canada! This has been described as a restaurant where French cuisine gets a Canadian influence (or probably vice versa). We had bison dumplings for a starter followed by mains of arctic char and lamb. Everything was delicious...More

1  Thank aeolos
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere. Friendly service. Nice menu selection. Had the pan seared steak. Excellent seasoning. Sample platter as appetizer was also very good. Sticky pudding for dessert. And half price wine on Wed was great. Definitely recommend. All co workers also enjoyed it.

1  Thank Rotors
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank BlodynCymraeg
Reviewed 8 December 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.

3  Thank Jan V
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19 July 2016|
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Response from Ingemar C | Reviewed this property |
We only had dinner at Thornton's. Sorry, I was unable to help you. Enjoy your time in YK.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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International, Wine Bar, Caribbean, European, Canadian
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 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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Wedged discreetly between a bowling alley and a shooting range is Yellowknife’s hidden gem. A great wine selection, beer, cocktails, paired with Yellowknife's finest cuisine makes for an unexpected night out. An early bird? Join us on Sunday's for a bottomless brunch like no other. Call 867-669-WINE (9463) to reserve. Reservation are highly recommended. Cheers!
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