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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
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 they say when in Rome….Taste like beef LOL, The polenta that was service with it... More 

1 Thank Jelena G
Yellowknife, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank AnneJ111155
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Singapore, Singapore
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140 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 and paired well with wine from the long wine list (good selection for such a... More 

1 Thank aeolos
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 was great, fresh all the time. Highly recommended

2 Thank BlodynCymraeg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 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.

2 Thank KBreeno
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 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 

3 Thank Travelin4FunAlberta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$37
Wine Bar, Canadian
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 23:00
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?