Berkeley North

4.7
342 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
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

Dinner
Mon-Thurs, 5pm – 9 pm
Fri, 5pm – 12am*
Sat, 5pm-1:30am*

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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Cross Street
James Street North & King William Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
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TG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was my second time dining at BN. The service is excellent and the food very fresh and interesting. Only drawback for me was the noise level of the music. I had a hard time hearing other people I came with. But I'd recommend this place to adults. I'll go back again for sure. Charming place.

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C
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time and enjoyed fabulous food. Our server, Amanda, was excellent.

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GC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner before heading to an 8:00 show. Server was fabulous and food was delicious and different. Wish we had arrived just before 6 so that we could take advantage of the 1/2 price bottles of wine.
Highly recommend.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very Interesting menu but steak was not wonderful- nicely cooked but lacked flavour. Tuna appetizer was highlight but pasta also excellent. Would go again

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was extremely happy with this place, as I just Googled restaurants in Hamilton and found it. I loved the people and the feel of it and the food was outstanding !

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yummy food and courteous service. Will go back again soon!

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NS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants! Vibe, food, drinks, and service are all top notch!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant! Great service! Friendly and attentive staff! My water glass was always half full! With it being Super Crawl, the noise level was on the high side. And I only noticed this because my guests can be hard of hearing. Quality cocktails, and a nice selection of wines. The food was also of high quality, but I would have liked to have more yummy duck in the duck salad! I liked sharing multiple dishes. I would definitely come back!

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved everything about the experience, including the food except for cilantro in the avocado salad....it was simply personal because both my date and I happen to despise the taste of cilantro! Everything else was phenomenal and I didn’t have to remove ingredients to make dishes vegan. What a treat!

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s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Amazing food, Friendly staff (every one of them!) In fact if you've been there before, most will pop over to say hello. They serve small sharing dishes and the menu has a variety of unique delicious food. There's something for everyone and the price is VERY reasonable! Recently there has been some live musicians, but even without that, it is a fun, vibrant and good for a date night, or family dinner. Love it!

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Offers tasty food with a twist! The owners are there to greet you which makes you feel special. I highly recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Having read reviews on a couple of websites, the experience was easily what we expected and more. We were going to an 8 o'clock Saturday show so the shared prix fixe and 1/2 price wine menu was perfect. Outstanding quality, fresh flavours and good portion sizes. We loved the fresh cheese bread, mushroom dumplings and tuna crudo. And beware the chocolate cake! Excellent! Great service, perfect pacing. Definitely a winner.

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh and vibrant menu. Simple ingredients full of flavour. Friendly customer service and attention to detail is apparent from the decor, service, menu, and overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit to Berkeley North, and just like the first time my taste buds were thankful that I went there for dinner. What a fantastic meal and great service, I will definitely be returning for another visit.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! Sharing menu was well put together.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Second dinner at Berkeley North and my wife and I enjoyed it. Service really good and they were very accommodating to dietary restrictions, even going as far as to create a custom dessert for us. The tasting menu is good value and everything was enjoyable. Good cocktail list and even non-alcoholic cocktails which were delicious. All around good meal.

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MN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot! Food was amazing. Very creative and well executed menu. Lots of fun drinks to choose from. Service was super friendly and attentive. Loved the vibe and decor. Will definitely go back!

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d
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Service was great. Don’t understand the hype considering the quality of food served. Be your own judge, go in with an open mind I am sure you’ll come out with your own decision. Don’t believe the hype
This was 8 dollars

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CP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting menu (most dishes were not too heavy) and great wine list. Tasting menu weekdays or early weekend evenings. Food designed to be shared. Lots of veggie and vegan options but great fish and meat too.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Food is always excellent and service is attentive and friendly

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our group had one celiac and one vegetarian, so sharing a tasting menu wasn't practical. The menu seemed very small, but we each had two items that we both enjoyed. The shrimp were delicious, and the chicken skewers tasty but a bit mushy in texture. My grandson said the mushroom dumplings were delicious, as was the avocado salad. Service was a bit slow to start, but overall very pleasant and attentive.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Berkeley, really exceeded my expectations. The sharing plates theme was a great option to have a chance to try many dishes on the menu. I went with my husband and found that 4 plates were sufficient. We were very pleased with the Quality of the food, drinks and atmosphere. We are looking forward to another night here to try more!

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HJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. The food came very quickly.

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H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

A group of us went- ordered most items from the menu- not impressed. The cheese bread was nasty and the chicken skewers seemed precooked and just reheated. The dumplings were our most favoured dish - also had shrimp, fish and chips, pasta, fries and eggplant. I wouldn’t eat here again - honestly the price is silly for what you get. I prefer The French or even hit up the Mule next door- which we did after dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place- food is amazing and atmosphere is really cool but relaxing. Staff are friendly and attentive. One of our favourite spots in Hamilton.

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H
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful experience! Great food, really excellent service, good wine list...super!

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DT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a really nice lunch. Once of the nicest BLT's I've had in a long time. I'll be back to try the tasting menu!

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Went for a birthday on a weeknight. My wife & I are plant-based & tried the vegan fixed menu ($ 52 for two). Started with a nice tomato toast followed by some excellent ginger dumplings. Then had a teriyaki eggplant dish which was tasty but rather oily. Also had an avocado salad which was quite good. Dessert was a vegan cheesecake which was excellent. Our waitress was very good. You can also sit outside which is nice in the summer.

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H
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Limited menu options. Food could have been served hotter. Small serving but tasty.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was tasty but very expensive and very small portions. Did not leave satisfied.

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BH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

VERY impressed. We were a party of 4 so shared 2 tasting menus. We got to try more things than if just 2 people. Outstanding meal. Loved everything! Can’t even pick a favourite. Although I’m not a beef lover -your steak hit it out of the park! Great to have the half price wine bottles. Coined our night “winesday!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been here twice and each time has been a great experience. The food is well prepared and delicious and the service is prompt, polite and on point.

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r
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Found it a little warm. Should have air conditioning in this climate. Was not a fan of the eggplant teriyaki. Too salty and chewy. Not sure where the eggplant was in this dish.

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant!!! A total Hamilton Gem. Wonderful customer service in a beautiful setting with spectacular food.

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Most reviews I read prior to eating there were very positive. The much fewer bombastic narcissists who attempt to show their cleverness in critiquing Berkley North were entertaining but thankfuly I didn't meet any the time I was there. All of the critisisms of the " in crowd/ HIPSTERS " did not come to fruition. I told Chloe I had read the reviews on line and certainly wouldn't be making such a one. It was a nice dinner. GerryM.

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L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first experience and will not be our last. I am looking forward to bringing colleagues in to enjoy lunch very soon. The location is conveniently close to our offices. I liked the decor and the relaxed atmosphere. The garage door, which opens up to the patio, expands the space and just adds to the airiness of the space. The service was friendly, the food was very good and the experience was wonderful.

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R
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place exceeds expectations every time......
Exceptional food and drink menu but especially the service.

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AG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and Service was perfection ! We will be back :)

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CE
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding menu which is always new, interesting, fresh and even local. The dishes are perfect for both vegans and carnivores; in fact, the table's favourite dishes were vegan. Beautiful presentation, helpful, friendly staff. I'll be here as much as I can.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, and efficient, friendly service. Very generous portion sizes. The decor and interior space is great and being a summer day, with the roll-up front glass for open air ... great.

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