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Berkeley North

4.7
282 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Set in the revitalized James St. North neighbourhood, Berkeley North is a West Coast inspired restaurant located on historic King William Street in the heart of downtown Hamilton.

Berkeley North is the go to spot for a quick bite to eat, weekend late night cocktails, celebrating a special occasion or hosting a private party.

Our young and passionate culinary team follows no scripts or rules when creating vibrant and unique dishes.

We allow the seasons to influence our changing menu and are committed to using responsibly sourced ingredients.

Ultimately, what is most important to us is the way you feel from the time you walk in our door to the time you leave. Our staff genuinely delivers a dining experience like no other in the city.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon– Sat, 12pm – 3pm

Drinks & Snacks
Mon-Fri, 3pm-5pm

Dinner
Mon-Thurs, 5pm – 9 pm
Fri & Sat, 5pm – 12am*

CLOSED- Sunday

*Late night menu begins @10pm on weekends.
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Phone number
(905) 522-5858
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Jonathan Kemeny
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
James Street North & King William Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 282 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dinner experience from the food to the service. Very healthy and tasty. The cocktails were good too!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This lovely King William neighbourhood restaurant is a gem. The owners are lovely people who hire wonderful staff to provide an overall outstanding experience. The food is fresh and delicious with options for vegan and vegetarian as well as meat. They also have a top notch bartender who understands wine pairings and will make you any drink you like! Great for sitting inside and out or even just at the bar. We eat here frequently and I'm never disappointed!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I've been to BNorth 5 times in less than a year. Enough said!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We were a group of three who really enjoyed that appetizers and entrees were all suitable for sharing. The food was original and wonderful tasting.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Unfortunately sat over a cold air vent.... otherwise the usual highly enjoyable dining.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Exceptional food and service!! Will most definitely be back again!! Ordered from the sampling menu. Food was divine!!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The cheese toast is a must try! Definitely recommend and will be back :)

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This is the fourth time we've been to Berkeley North and have never been disappointed! The food is wonderful and the shared plates allow you to try many different dishes. The staff, including the owner are incredibly friendly, helpful and honestly make you feel that you are a friend and they're happy to see you. Wonderful atmosphere! We were there on 'Soul Saturday' which was a bonus, as there was an amazing band playing on the street that just added to the fun ambience. We were there for dinner, but it was a great date night! Gotta try the shrimp toast, crispy chicken, or steak!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had a great experience at Berkeley North. Our server, Matt, was attentive and friendly. The tasting menu was great value, delicious, and plenty of food for two. I recommend indulging in a half price bottle of local wine - an absolute steal for the quality of wine on offer. We will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great place to eat! The food never disappoints. The BLT is the best I've EVER had.
Great wine choices. A perfect spot to enjoy dinner or lunch!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was my first time at Berkeley North, but it definitely won't be my last! The crispy cod sandwich was amazing and the service was excellent. My guests were equally impressed. Such a great spot - not to be missed.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Very disappointed. I don’t mind to spend extra money for their tapas style menu but here it was nothing special. The dumpling was good but I had better for half price in a good dumpling restaurant. The shrimp were ok but definitely not worth the price and the duck salad ... oh well...we decided to stop there. The service was OK, I am not sure the waitress has much experience. Anyway, for this price I was thinking of a very special experience but the overall feeling is they are having a laugh. There is definitely better restaurant, specially in this street or downtown Hamilton. And if you want a true modern take on a tapas/small share meal style, I would recommend « backhouse » in Niagara on the lake, definitely worth the drive.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were very excited to see all the new places on King William Street, Hamilton. Berkley North was exactly what we like...great food, great service, a relaxed but refined atmosphere. Being vegan is sometimes a challenge when eating out but Berkley had specific dishes and they were amazing.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The Hammer (Hamilton to non-residents) is starting to have a vibrant dining and live music scene. Berkeley North is leading the way on the dining side of the equation, and was within a short walk to a great small concert venue following dinner. Parking was easy and didn't break the bank. Layers of flavors and textures in a perfectly orchestrated tasting menu. The halibut was notable for freshness between the comfort food edemame puree and delicate crunch of the puffed buckwheat and black sesame topping. My mouth is watering again as I write this. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Lunch was great!
Went back 2 days later and it was fantastic!
Will be back. A LOT!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Fantastic dinner! We have ventured into the Hamilton food scene a lot of the years, and this is up there with one of the best meals my wife and I have had!

The green beans are unbelievable, the avocado salad unique and delicious, the halibut fantastic and the pasta is comparable with some of the best we’ve had in Italy (simple and tasty).

I’d recommend the restaurant to anyone!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We chose Berkley for birthday dinner with friends. The ambiance was true to its name - our friends commented on the "San Fran" vibe. The staff and service was excellent. The menu was tapas style and, although limited, was very creative and prepared beautifully. We'll be back to try the items we didn't get a chance to this visit.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Fantastic!! Everything we had including the cocktails were amazing. I will be back to my new favourite hot spot often!!! Service and food was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Overall, not a bad night. We were slow to be seated, and even slower to get our drinks. Our 4 course meal came out plate by plate. Disappointed with the steak and frites, as there was a garlic butter taste to it (which was not like that 2 weeks ago, when I came for dinner). Server was friendly.

Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Delicious, warm and friendly staff and beautiful presentation.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This place is so awesome! So happy to have discovered it a few years ago. I am constantly a repeat customer :)

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The Blt is a great idea! The sourdough bread needs to be less toasted and add a thicker slice of tomato. Excellent garlic friEs!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch a day early gave us all what we wanted; decadent fried chicken sandwich and fries or a healthier salad bowl. Fantastic service!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Simply put Berkeley North is on of the best restaurants in southern Ontario. A must try for everyone. The staff is amazing, service is 10/10 and food is absolutely perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Second time there - excellent food & service once again. Very friendly and informative staff.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Berkeley North never ceases to amaze. Our server was friendly and eager to create a great dining experience. The “Taste of Berkeley North” menu for two is an excellent option, and the chef was very accommodating with some dietary considerations. Definitely one of my go-to restaurants!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was our first time at BN but won’t be our last. Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had the vegan pre fix menu available saturday from 5-6 for 52$ for 2 people. It was so yummy and very good value. Also select bottles of wine are half price. the non vegan option is 75$ also a good option.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food! You won't be disappointed. We shared a bunch of dishes so I got to try a lot. Halibut a bit fishy tasting for my liking but everything else was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had an excellent meal and service. The small menu was great. You know that the kitchen can focus on the ingredients and preparation and not on servicing a large menu. Our server, Matg was knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. I look forward to many future visits

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Delicious food with such pleasant and lovely service. Love it at Berkeley.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Absolutely excellent! One of our best meals ever! Andrew, our server, had exemplary knowledge of the menu and was delightful. Such unique dishes with a vast array of tastes. We will definitely be back and are telling all our friends.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The team at Berkeley North pay attention, and it shows. Simple details like a purse hook indicate how they think of the whole experience once you enter their space. The service was attentive and personable, and the food was fresh and delicious. Put yourself and your food experience in their hands, and you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Went there before a show at Hamilton Place. Excellent deals on half-price bottles of wine on Wednesday. We shared the 2 person platter, and everything we had was awesome. Started with Shrimp toast, followed by mushroom dumplings, then avacado salad...rib eye steak and finished off with blueberry cheesecake. With the half-price bottle of wine, cost $140.00 including tip. Service was excellent as well. Great spot!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great time with great service. Food was tasty with good variety. Wine complimented meal and it was good environment for talking All servers were friendly and helpful! Great ambiance!!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Cool vibe and laid back dining experience. Really enjoyed the cod fish sandwich and tasty pickles. I shall return for lunch and perhaps an evening cocktail.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great change from the ordinary

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

This is my third time to Berkeley North and I must say I will keep coming back. The food is really excellent, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the place has a great vibe (especially when the front window is rolled up).

I think this may be one of my favourite restaurants in Hamilton!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

First time here and it was absolutely wonderful! Will definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Fabulous food with outstanding service!

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