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About Berkeley North

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

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon– Fri, 12pm – 3pm

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

Sunday
CLOSED

*Late night menu begins @10pm on weekends.

Cross Street:
James Street North & King William Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 522-5858

Website:
http://www.berkeleynorth.ca/

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Kemeny

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Berkeley North Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.8

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (30)
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Good for a Date (23)
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Neighbourhood Gem (22)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Tapas (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Healthy (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Fun (13)
Lunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Gluten-Free Options (11)
Group Bookings (11)
Organic (11)
Outdoor Eating (11)
Pre/post-theatre (11)
Seasonal (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Romance (10)
Vegan (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
People Watching (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-Night Find (5)
Paleo-Friendly (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Spicy (3)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We tried the Tuesday "fixe prix" style sharing menu recently. Each of the four primary dishes we selected were outstanding! We veer toward seafood when dining out, so three of our four choices were seafood. The standout course was the tuna crudo. Best we've ever eaten! You also get dessert as part of the Tuesday deal and these are always tasty and inventive. Total cost is $65 for two for all five courses, which is such a great deal on some of Hamilton's best food. Service is extremely friendly and the ambience is wonderful. Overall, BN offers the best overall dining experience we've had in the area in over three years as Hamiltonians. We recommend it highly!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Healthy
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

initiated a meat inclusive menu. Good idea! All great dishes. Tried them all!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Berkeley North offers great food and great drinks. It never fails to impress!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Servers were wonderful, knowledgeable of menu and friendly. Had a great night celebrating my friends retirement. Food fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Twice we have been here. Food is fabulous healthy beautifully presented. Great wine list. Love this place. Owner is warm and welcoming and service friendly and efficient.
Will be back for sure.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Tapas, Scenic View, People Watching
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

A favorite choice for dining, lunch or dinner, whether personal or business. A lovely healthy option in the heart of Hamilton

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice ambience, great service and really good food. Definitely would return.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Cozy
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful experience. One of Hamilton's best, if not the best restaurant at present!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Organic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great service, great vibe. 👌🏽

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Liked the food so much we went back after the show for dessert.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went for my daughter's 27th Birthday with a couple of friends. Beautiful sharing plates and fantastic cocktails, made it a fabulous night!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was my first time at the venue. It is very nicely decorated and the servers were very good and polite. The west coast salad with salmon was one of the best salads ive ever had. I definitely recommend the place for healthy and high quality foods. Worth the expense.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Organic, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Love the fresh ingredients and fusion of flavours. Very accommodating with gluten and vegetarian options. Love the freshly made food. Absolutely delicious! Great service as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 11, 2017

I chose Berkeley North to celebrate a good friends birthday . Chef Jonathan lived up to his reputation by preparing the " perfect " meal . The food was fresh and the sauces amazing . The tapas style suited the occasion perfectly .The wine list complimented our food choices . This was our first time here but not our last - Thanks for making our night even better .

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was great server was great. Food came out super fast, though it is wasn't busy when we came in. Defiantly would try again.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Berkeley North. The cheese and sourdough is absolutely delicious. The west coast halibut never disappoints and the new addition to the menu - steak and crispy potatoes was incredible. Perfect for dinner with friends and family. Tip: the dishes come out one after another, so make sure you are ok with sharing plates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Vegan
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was fantastic. Took my daughter and her boyfriend out for dinner and wanted to try someplace new for a change. The steak ....salted potatoes.....green beans...mushroom duplings ...and cheese cake all cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious.

Our service was pleasant, not a thing to compain about ....just not exceptional. She did not seem very sure of herself ...maybe she was new.

I will definately go back again ...the food and atmospere are worth it!!!

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Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere - great menu items to choose from. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fabulous tasty food. All dishes very good - some particular innovative. Give yourself enough time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Dined with my sister. My 4th time here, her first. After a rather lengthy examination and explanation of the menu--several things "not on it" -- in the process of preparing new menus for fall items--some things substituted. So to explain the "sharing plates" concept, plus keep track of what was available and what wasn't, well it was awkward, at first. The food was exceptional. Local, fresh, innovative. Service attentive, intelligent, caring. The only comment I would have to make about the "value" was that I was rather shocked to examine the bill (which was divided in two, exactly) was that the salted potatoe and steak dish we shared was $44.00.
It was very very good. But I have never paid that much for a single item at dinner.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was amazing, so so good! I love being able to put my own bowl together with ingredients that I love! We will be back soon!!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, with unique and very tasty combinations of flavours and textures. Interesting cocktails too. The wine list was small but had some delicious choices. And great service from Tassia!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Never been disappointed by a dish, except for wanting more! Prices are justified with creativity and genuine love for each dish. There's always something different and wonderful on the menu. It's a wonderful treat!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was delicious, especially the ceviche. Good service. Gets a bit loud as the restaurant fills up though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Lovely fresh innovative food

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on September 18, 2017

good food and service. healthy options too....

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Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Organic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Overall great experience! Loved the ambience and friendly staff. Food was very good, and the family style sharing over several courses was different and made for good conversation! We will definitely return and recommend Berkeley North to everyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, People Watching, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Organic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Delicious, great ambiance and wonderful service - I will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Quiet Conversation
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed creating my salad! What a great spot to grab lunch in Hamilton's vibrant James Street North area. I would have liked friendlier service.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love the menu selection. Looking forward to trying the housemade pastas and other housemade selections.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This resto never disappoints -- chef Jon is beyond creative with his menu choices, paying particular attention to detail. Each dish is like an art exhibition that's here for a limited time only...because you eat it so quickly because everything is so tasty.

Carl's cocktails -- wow! Just tell this guy what flavours tickle your fancy -- citrus, peaty, creamy, foamy,and he'll craft something wonderful for you.

Love this place and can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 7, 2017

Will definitely come. Thank you for a pleasant experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 5, 2017

We had a delicious meal for a reasonable price with wine/beer pairings included. The staff were welcoming and very accommodating.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

My friend and I recently dined here for the first time. I made reservations because I had heard good things about Berkeley North. We were very pleased with the food and service. We split a few dishes and loved them. The staff were relaxed and attentive and the atmosphere was cool. My friend and I like to think that we have good taste and we both enjoy cooking. We found the dishes were creative and full of flavour and the staff seemed very interested in what they were preparing. We ordered the mushroom dumplings twice, the potatoes were great, and the asparagus was amazing. I will definitely be back. :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great concept. Good location. I loved the food. Service was exceptional. Well done.

I wish the portions were slightly larger

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 16, 2017

My husband and I visited with another couple this past week. The service was great and the food was very imaginative and delish ! It was a wonderful sharing menu with good variety. The location and ambiance was terrific. I will certainly be back! Thanks for a wonderful evening !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved the exposed brick and beams inside and the whole presence of the place, food and service was great, good spot for a date.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing, fresh, delicious food. Fantastic service. A must visit. We can't wait to go again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 12, 2017

Delicious - the green beans were outstanding! A definite must-try.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Seasonal
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 9, 2017

Five of us had an excellent business lunch and I have recommended it for a good casual lunch or dinner to several friends already. Helpful staff bright cheery atmosphere

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic

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