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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Wine Bar, Canadian
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5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-669-9463
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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1 Thank BalancedCritic2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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2 Thank aeolos
Connecticut
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank Rotors
North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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3 Thank BlodynCymraeg
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 Thank Jan V
yellowknife
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82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 Thank aikenskb
Alberta
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 Thank Travelin4FunAlberta
Northwest Territories
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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3 Thank tripplanner001
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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Miami
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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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
Wine Bar, Canadian
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?