Berkeley North

4.8
593 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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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DK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you always to Matt, Diana, Kurt and the fabulous wait staff!!!! Always a warm welcome, great vibe and delicious meal! We love to introduce friends to Berkeley North... we know they shall return! We also enjoy a visit and any excuse to experience a new menu item or indulge in the ones we know and love. Guaranteed to please! Thank you !!!
Georg & Di

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

I’ve been to Berkeley North many times for supper, but this was my first time for lunch. Always an amazing experience!

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HT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great girls night out.. excellent food and service

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and great service. No rushing guests

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

We enjoyed our time here very much. Our server Stephanie was very pleasant and attentive without being over bearing. The food is amazing and great value. We will definitely be back and recommend it to others.

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b
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, slow pace, we weren't forced to dine and run. Excellent staff and wine is half price on Wednesdays!

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

Fantastic lunch with friends! When one of my friends mentioned we were celebrating my birthday the staff delivered a piece of the most amazing gluten free/vegan cheesecake (my friend is gluten free and dairy free) for us to enjoy! We love coming here. Great food and service!

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service and atmosphere were excellent. My wife prefers gluten free and there were enough options for her, including chocolate cake for dessert, which she says was very, very good. We had salad, very tasty and fresh, arctic char, perfectly cooked with crispy skin, and a ribeye steak, medium rare. The steak was closer to rare than medium, but very tasty. I had a piece of cheesecake for dessert, also wonderfully good and a decaf coffee. This is one of the very rare places that serves a prime decaf, in a french press, with a timer. Fabulous. Overall this was an outstanding dinner. We will be going back.

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LH
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve dined here before and felt Berkley North one of the best restaurants in the area. This past Friday was a disappointment. We brought friends for their first visit. Sadly, one ordered shrimp tempura and it was greasy and “fishy”. The other ordered steak frites medium well and found it undercooked and basically tough! I mentioned the shrimp problem to our server whose response was “oh, really.”. That ended the discussion. The staff here is always friendly and efficient but I felt like they dropped the ball on this one. Sadly, one bad meal always negatively affects your impression of a place, sadly, our friends aren’t interested in a return visit!

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SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was lovely, the place, the server and then came the most delicious food! Fabulous!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

From a warm welcome to an outstanding dining experience, we were impressed... once again!
All menu items came with a little something different and delicious- making Berkley North stand out from the rest
Dessert was magnificent too. If only I could make the same at home
Finally, an hour glass timer for the french press coffee, and a lovely china cup and saucer for my tea
Well done. Thanks for making not only dinner, but lunch memorable too.

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BM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were incredible. Will 100% be back to try more of what's on the incredible food and drink menus.

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OT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here for my moms graduation, didn’t realize it was a tapas style restaurant when we booked but, it was very delicious.

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

Amazing food and unbelievably service.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food. Very original. Would definitely recommend to friends and return.

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CS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Appreciate the vegan options.

Great flavours!

Cynthia

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m
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an exceptional dining experience. We almost left when we sat down as the menu seemed very small. Once our server came over we understood it was a place where sharing was encouraged. He answered our questions, like the plates were designed for 2 to share, what are the tater tots all about and explain this sourdough bread. Recommending 2 dishes per person we went for 3 each for our table of 3. Everything was delicious and unique. Beautifully presented, and perfectly cooked. So many flavour and texture combos... and such attentive service. We loved everything about this place and everyone in this place. Planning our next visit already.

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely small restaurant with floor to ceiling open air on nice days and small patio. Excellent options for vegetarians and vegans. Especially recommend avocado salad, cheese toast and dumplings. Drinks are pricey. $15 for a moderate Pinot Grigio pour and it was not adequately chilled. Beer selection limited. Otherwise, lovely.

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KB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Fabulous service & amazing food...looking forward to returning soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible, nice little place.

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AN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic! Loved the fresh cheese and toast!

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KC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect ambiance, warm and friendly staff with excellent timing on bringing food to the table. Excellent wine choices by the glass! The food is so fresh and delicious and priced so well. I love this restaurant where the owners treat their staff with respect. I highly recommend!

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GB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really tasty, servers were friendly and knowledgeable, and the food even came out of the kitchen at the same time for all of us carried by a team of smiling staff.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought our friends from B.C. They were blown away and are still talking about how much they loved their dinner!

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M
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Their food is fantastic and so is the service. A regular for me and my friends. In the warm months grab a spot of the patio and enjoy!

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PM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

A bit misleading listed as a tapas restaurant but lunch menu is salads & sandwiches. Although sandwich selections were flavourful the fish & chips were just ok.

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

Great food, great time and a great anniversary dinner!! The staff was awesome.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Berkeley North is my all time favorite restaurant in Hamilton. .I missed the crispy polenta but they said that it was seasonal and I hope that it comes back. I also love the fact that they recognized me from a few previous visits. .made me feel at home when they said "welcome back".

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e
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This place is my favourite restaurant in Hamilton. I missed getting there regularly for a few months and was very glad to go back and verify my rating!

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and such lovely service :) We enjoyed the vibe too

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dishes were delicious, we had the dry aged prime rib, arctic char and king crab salad. My wife said it was the first time she enjoyed fish in a restaurant in 4 years. Will be going back!

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MH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for dinner before a show, arriving around 5:15 on a Saturday. Half-price bottles of wine between 5pm -6pm, was a great way to start. Staff was excellent, this was our second time here and the people are great. Tanya was our main server, and she was terrific. Started with the mushroom dumplings, excellent, followed by the eggplant tempura....awesome.....and then the special asparagus tempura.....mmmmmm.....then on to the tuna, pretty good, and ending with the steak and frites...melts in your mouth. A shared cheesecake for dessert.....wow. Cannot say enough good things...varied crowd in ages....everyone seemed to enjoy there meal. Go there.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing quality food product! Have to try their fresh cheese! All the staff were so accommodating. Will def be going back

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LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant serves tapas style food which is all delicious. Between 2 of us we had 4 dishes and it was a perfect amount of food. The food was all perfectly seasoned and tasty and the service was top notch.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite in Hamilton. Matt is a gracious host

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great recommendations from our server! Unfortunately I forgot her name, but she had dark hair and her makeup was very well done. Absolutely outstanding service from her that made our visit an incredible experience!

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EJ
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant specializing in share plates. My wife and I were there for dinner and ordered 5 different items. 4 would have done us. The flavors of each dish were outstanding. The mushroom dumplings are a must do. The duck pate was quite good and my wife really liked the sticky beef. Definitely would go back.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding!! Definitely worth going if you’re ever in Hamilton!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Small portions, served irratically. Large bill. Pretencious.

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JK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I flew in from Alberta to take my parents to the Cirque Show in Hamilton and booked dinner there before the show. It was an amazing experience, staff were excellent and accommodating, food was an experience for the senses and the whole restaurant has an incredibly well thought out design and decor. I got to meet the owner and you could ask for a more authentic person who has such pride! Amazing place - wish it was in Calgary but we will be back the next time I am in Ontario!

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