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Thornton's Wine & Tapas Room

5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
+1 867-669-9463
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“tapas” (17 reviews)
“steak tartare” (4 reviews)
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International, Wine Bar, Caribbean, European
5125 52nd Ave, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mind has been opened to the offerings in this small northern city. I definitely didn't expect this quality of fare here. We walked in and were the only people but that soon changed as the tables quickly filled. The menu may be small but...More

Thank DaveKW
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

On our last night in Yellowknife we decided to go to Thornton's on a recommendation from one of our tour guides. Upon reading the reviews we wanted to try the Artic Char. My friend and I both tried it in different versions. Also had the...More

Thank Sue6340
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The temperature of February in Yellowknife is challenging, especially when you are there for a family trip with one aged 70 and two aged 60 family members! It is even more challenging to satisfy elder family members’ stomach! This time I took my family to...More

1  Thank Jack L
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 17 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
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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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Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
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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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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