Berkeley North

4.8
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at Berkeley North very much. The wait staff was attentive, informative and friendly. The food was delicious and we are looking forward to a return visit soon.
Andrea, Andy and Eric

DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This was my parent's first experience with "family sharing" and they really enjoyed it. The food was out of the comfort zone, but they loved it. They especially loved the tempura shrimp. The hostess and server were friendly and patient as they figured out how it all worked! Thanks for a great experience!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome spot for a date. Delicious food.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food were top notch. The only thing which wasn’t perfect was the noise level. It required my date and I to lean forward to get closer together and speak more loudly than usual. The leaning forward was perhaps a good thing though.

PL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating and pleasant staff. Food was excellent and enjoyed each dish. An enjoyable night out. Would like to see a Cab Sav by the glass on the wine list.

PB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue, great service, brilliant menu, superb food

S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner experience! We both loved everything we had for dinner. Highly recommend for anyone who loves great flavour with fantastic service and vibes! We will definitely be back.

LA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for New Year's eve with friends. We all loved the food, the services and the place. The 5 course meal menu was outstanding!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Berkeley North has some stand out dishes (we’ve been here several times) but last night was a disaster. We didn’t finish a single course. Cheese on top of (burnt) toast so cold it hurt my teeth. A duck salad so sweet it was inedible. So much chilli powder dumped on top of our pasta dish it left a metallic aftertaste. A dry chocolate cake. An obsession with peanuts on almost every dish. We ordered the salad to pair with teriyaki eggplant which we know is sweet. Waitress described it as fresh and refreshing and it could not have been further from the truth. A disastrous pairing. The last few times we’ve been here the food just hadn’t been up to par. What they do well they do incredibly well (avocado salad, ribeye, Arctic char) but straying from those can be disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This our third visit to Berkeley north And Our second new year’s ..
The food and service is fantastic.
The menu is beautifully balanced and leaves you feeling comfortable and satisfied.

Hats off to this fantastic restaurant and their greats chefs and staff...
Five star experience every time !

h
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Berkeley North has become a favourite for us. Food and service are consistently great here. There are no bad choices on the menu, and there's always something new and delicious to try!
Ambience is good, too - even on a busy night, we didn't have to compete with music or the sounds of other diners to have a conversation.

ZW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. The fusion of flavours is extraordinary. An outstanding dining experience!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, wonderful mean and impeccable service! Will be back!

ST
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was excellent, superior. Hanging up our coats for us was a pleasure, we have been tired of having to sit with our coats at other restaurants. We did find the price of some items a little high for the quantity, although very tasty. Tables for two seemed quite small, possible candles on them? But, overall, for our anniversary dinner, we absolutely loved our dining experience at your restaurant. Thank you very much!

PT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an EXCELLENT date night at Berkeley North. Our server Stephanie was FANTASTIC she was extremely knowledgeable about the food and helped us will all of our selections.
We enjoyed every plate that we ordered: mushroom dumplings, avocado salad, duck salad and fresh made pasta.
We will 100% be returning!!

CM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our 4th visit this year, food and service always outstanding! Great evening

PS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Compared to some other restaurants it was a bit pricey. The half price wine bright a $55 bottle down to something reasonable.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing menu...we enjoyed everything we had immensely. Simple menu offerings helped and a great wine list. Cozy atmosphere and friendly, accommodating servers. We will definitely be back.

L
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Berkley North must have one of the best menus in Hamilton and there are a lot of goods ones in Hamilton. I love the tapas and being able to share so many dishes. Outstanding tastes and variety. My guests were amazed at the experience. I don’t know where the chef comes up with so many unusual recipes. Wonderful experience!

D
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner! Enjoyed it all very, very much. Outstanding!!

It is a bit loud though, making conversation a little difficult.

BS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at this superb small restaurant. Delicious food, ideal for sharing in a group, excellent service, and a great ambiance are always our experience when we dine here!

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant! It was our first time there (myself and 2 friends) and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The decor was beautiful and fresh, the waiter had extensive knowledge of the menu and made great recommendations and the pace of the meal was refreshing. I would highly recommend trying Berkeley North.

NL
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is fabulous but the choices are limited and the prices look daunting until you try the food

M
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited on a Monday and was surprised at the number of diners and the obvious popularity. We ordered 4 dishes between the two of us and each dish was a hit. Wonderful friendly but not in your face service. Loved the setting and the atmosphere, we'll be back for sure.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

super delicious food offerings and such a beautiful atmosphere. we will be back!

s
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is not the first time that we have been to Berkeley North, we have been for many different occasions and it never fails to have excellent food, amazing ambience and a wonderful welcoming owner and staff.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great evening - unique dishes thoughtfully prepared and deeelish

CL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FRESH FRESH FRESH!! Unique, flavorful and delicious 😋 entree’s.

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BT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was great, but we found the menu restrictive and the food too spicy. Seems to cater to a young crowd.

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

MR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and ambiance was amazing and Ive already reccommended to family and friends. Would go back in a heart beat.

ME
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Super cute little bistro in downtown Hamilton. It's very close to the theatre, which is great because I took my Mother and Sister-in-law to brunch before seeing the Nutcracker at Christmas. Menu was definitely more lunch than brunch, but it was still good. I'd eat here again :)

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I like the creative healthy choices. Was there for a long lunch. I sat by the window.Staff really adds to the pleasantness of being there. I didn't feel rushed. Ordered the customized bowl on the menu. Liked having the choices and the dish was visually appealing as well as delicious.

JW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was really busy on Friday evening . We
Received a heads up phone call letting us know our table was running a bit late. It was very thoughtful and we were well looked after when we arrived. It was a great evening. Thank you.

W
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

fabulous dinner ... great waitress... small plates.. very flavourful dishes and out of the ordinary
l would put it in the top three places to eat in hamilton... very casual ..plates can be shared depending on your mood...

BA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

6th time to this restaurant and have officaily declared it my favorite restaurant in Hamilton. We dont live in Hamilton but have gone out of our way to eat here. if you go as a group dont order off the menu let the team at Berkly figure it out for you. Trust the experts and you wont be disappointed!

V
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time experiencing the dinner menu and it was fantastic! We went on a double date and shared a total of 8 plates. The lamb noodle, mushroom dumplings, eggplant and spare ribs were out of this world. The salmon crudo and duck salad weren’t our favourites but we definitely can’t wait to come back for dinner again!

MD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Location with lots of parking close by.
Warm and inviting atmosphere.
Greeted by friendly staff and the awesome service continued until we left.
Cocktails to start were very Yummy!
Food was Delicious and of the ultimate freshness and quality.
I found a few items a little "pricey".
I will definitely visit again.
Thank you for a lovely evening.

d
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice relaxed yet upscale vibe. Tasty food, great service. On the expensive side.

LM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very tasty food and lovely staff and atmosphere. Pricey for tapas dishes though. Definitely worth a visit.

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