Berkeley North

4.7
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636 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent service. Menu is a bit small but everything was delicious

MD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The service was excellent and the food tasted very good but there was just too little of it. We ordered many dishes but we found that 3 of 5 of us left still hungry. As I know people in my party have hearty appetites I would not book this restaurant again. Too bad because the servers were fantastic.

BV
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Moving back from San Francisco, I had limited expectations. However overall, a great experience. Strong orientation to Asian fusion within a number of dishes on the limited menu. Very good execution of dishes and flavors. eggplant and artic char dishes were excellent. There is passion in the kitchen.

Only a slight reproach, considering the time of year, I would have expected more from farm to table dishes especially with all the fresh produce available and the theme of the restaurant Berkeley.

Nice, comfortable setting with a good vibe. Excellent, genuine service (Chloe take a bow).

This place is a good representation of an unexpected culinary scene that is evolving in Hamilton. Hoping they will thrive and others will follow.

Bravo.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were simply amazing! Also ask your server about the dessert plater if you're with a group and have a hard time making a choice.

CV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was fast and friendly, as always. The food was delicious and well-prepared. I especially appreciated the menu consideration given to my vegan daughter, who often finds it difficult to find something to order in a restaurant that also makes her non vegan family members happy. Berkeley North nicely finds that balance.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance and delicious fresh cuisine. Will definitely visit again

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks we will definitely return!!

r
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time here. The food is amazing. Servers really knew the menu and explained the dishes ahead of time to ensure we made the right choice for us. Cocktails were a hit. Very unique. The vibe is great. The owner is always walking the floor, conversing with guests and ensuring everything is running smoothly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

EB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best drinks! I would recommend for a nice night out and great for a regular andaffordable date night

OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the perfect spot for three old friends to catch up. Really relaxed vibe in an attractively designed space, with friendly, attentive service. My BLT sandwich was decadently delicious, oozing with yummy tomato jam and garlic mayo. My friends were also more than happy with their salad bowl and crispy chicken sandwich. We opted for some very creative non-alcoholic beverages, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The experience and value were both outstanding.

KF
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, original take on fresh ingredients. Particular favourites included the house-made fresh cheese on sour dough, the avocado salad, and (best of all) the Arctic char on a creamy cauliflower purée.

BL
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Service was great but food wasn't that great. Because of that we probably wouldn't return.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

When it comes to food I’ll pay whatever price as long as it’s good...the food here was not good at all and it was way to expensive for what you get and how’s it’s presented and taste
Sorry :(

MN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our time at Berkeley North. Awesome service, delicious and interesting dishes and a good wine selection. We are looking forward to going back.

M
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food with unexpected flavor combinations. Great experience and if I’m in Hamilton ever again, I will visit! Portions are ‘starter’ size and to share, but any 2 picks per person is a decent dinner amount of food. Enjoy this place!

a
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food with a great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone in Hamilton area

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful. We enjoyed our dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. Very accommodating to allow nursing and changing a baby. Thank you!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, amazing service. Perfect spot for an upscale casual dinner.

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious!! Some unique dishes. Try the eggplant! It was the show stopper.

y
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I always love going to this restaurant. The service is always friendly and the food is interesting. Our family loves the atmosphere and the positive experience we have when we dine there. One of our favourite restaurants.

FK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The menu has favourites but also seasonal changes. The wait staff were terrific and our server was extremely knowledgeable about the preparation of each menu item. We really enjoyed the shared plates, and the favourite was the King Crab Salad - amazing dish!

DG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wait staff was wonderful and the food was fresh, delicious and a welcome departure from main stream restaurant food. Something for everyone at reasonable prices for good quality dishes. Can't wait to go back.

JR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was a real treat to experience this restaurant. A bit of risk, as one can never be sure about small plates and if it will be enough food, but it surpassed our expectations. Pleasing atmosphere, friendly staff and an innovative chef. We had 5 choices from the menu, one at a time (the best way, we think)
Started with duck pate....ohh, do good. Then avocado salad, shrimp tempura, then the pasta.....all wonderful. Also Sat evening 1/2 price wine before 6:00 p.m
We took home our dessert. (Unfortunately they sent the wrong one....they sent the one with ice cream??? Which of course melted....but the chocolate part was good)
Music was not well mixed. Patio chairs a bit uncomfortable but would go back in a minute!

KC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always recommend Berkeley North to friends and family. The atmosphere is friendly, vibrant, welcoming and warm. Service is second-to-none with warm and friendly staff having knowledge of all the dishes they serve. The cocktail and wine and beer are amazing with an outstanding bartender who can make you anything you want! The chefs are amazing serving fresh and delicious dishes each and every time I go. I am never disappointed.

SK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a pre-football game dinner with a friend. Had the first reservation of the evening. The bartender made me my favourite drink from last summers menu as they had all the required ingredients 👍🏼👍🏼Half price bottles of wine before 6 🙌🏼🙌🏼And the food was incredible perfect for sharing !! And the service was the 💣☺️Can’t wait to return

DT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. No pressure to eat and leave. We really enjoyed this restaurant

KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Overall the meal was great. My colleagues lives their meals. I ended up sick, but everyone else enjoyed their salad.

m
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I ordered the fish and chips and and though the fish was light and not greasy, the fries were not as crisp as they might have been. We sat on the patio which was lovely and our server was very informative about the fact that everything was sourced locally. She did bring my companion the wrong order but quickly rectified the situation.

e
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a lovely time and great food and service...thank you

DC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I don’t believe it’s possible that Berkeley North could ever disappoint. Always an amazing experience!

OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Berkeley North was fabulous. The Avocado salad was creative, our 7-year old loved the Teriyaki Eggplant, and the Crab Salad was a refreshing round out to the appetizers. We shared the steak and Arctic char and both were delicious. Even the frites were creatively seasoned. The lively vibe, creative decorations (real plants!) and friendly staff make this a must return when we’re back to Hamilton.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant in Hamilton. Stunning food and service.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!! Great atmosphere!! The thought and creativity that went into the preparation of the meals was incredible. Super delicious.

L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place for an afternoon lunch with a friend and colleague before returning to the office.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food tasted great. Service was excellent. It was very expensive. Portions small. Not good value.
I would tell others that food is great but too expensive.

AW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food! I would recommend this place to anyone!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Portions are very small tapas style. Service was great!

PT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very pleasant experience at Berkeley North. A very trendy looking restaurant, the food was absolutely amazing overload of wonderful flavors with every bite taken. Extremely knowledgeable staff doing a wonderful job explaining every dish. Then we happen to notice the size of the kitchen we're absolutely stunned, that you make it all happen in that little kitchen! We will definitely be back

M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been here many times and continue to be impressed by the level of customer service and the AMAZING, unique food choices. Cheers!

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