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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
Today
17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Alberta
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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2 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 14 September 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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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 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 15 March 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 15 March 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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674 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 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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1 Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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 29 January 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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1 Thank FakariMama
Alberta
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271 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 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.

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Thank Dean S
Yellowknife, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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...

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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.

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1 Thank Warren M

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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
US$8 - US$37
Cuisine
Canadian, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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?