Berkeley North

4.8
895 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 895 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heather
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing flavours and atmosphere. The cocktails are never disappointing - you can tell the drinks are given as much attention as the food and they are always complex tasting and delicious. The food is sooooooo good - the variety of rich flavours and textures and well timed service of different dishes (all expertly cooked without exception) make for a fabulous experience. The mushroom dumplings and the crispy lamb rolls were our favourites.

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Helen
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great to be back, thank you! Server (Charlotte) was great as was food (though a heads-up about eye-watering peppers in the delicious avocado salad would have been good). Noise level inside felt pretty loud but guess it was inevitable with your efforts to create distance and barriers between tables

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the food was amazing and the waitstaff was so sweet!! 10/10 would go again very cute tapas place

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Kevin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Berkeley North is hands down the best restaurant in Hamilton! Service deftly walks that razor edge between friendly and professional and the food is thoughtful, elegant, and just plain delicious. Hundred percent would recommend to you, the internet rando reading this review right now. Yes: you. Treat yourself - you deserve it, and I promise you’re going to enjoy it so much that you’ll find yourself putting in the effort to leave a similar review. Berkeley North is THAT fantastic! kissy face emoji underlined one hundred emoji.

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PhilT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

GREAT BARTENDER! (BEST PART OF VISIT); AMAZING FREINDLINESS, SERVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS

VERY GOOD SERVICE OVERALL FROM OTHER STAFF
SOLID FOOD

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rdogpunzel
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service! Can't say enough good things about Berkeley North. You feel welcome from the moment you arrive and pampered until you leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Good just ok..

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

As per usual, the service and food at Berkley North was impeccable.

My only complaint would be that our dishes arrived one at a time (we were a group of 4, and quite hungry) and I'm not sure whether this was the intention, or they were busy. As a result, we would devour each small dish as it arrived (portions are not large, more tapas style) and then be really hungry for the next. I think if everything had come all at once, or in groups, we would have left feeling less hungry.

That being said, our waiter was fantastic, and the food was delicious (if pricy). Cocktails were also great and strong, and the ambiance was fantastic.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting... Great experience! Will definately be back!!

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Jane
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful to back at Berkeley North after only being able to have take out for a while. I love the food/service/ambience here. If you haven't tried the fresh sourdough bread with homemade cheese - you're going to love it - a true favourite.

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Maryanne
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Berkeley North is consistently fabulous. Tried a few new menu items and some 'standards' on our last visit. Flavours are very creative and tasty. Highly recommended! Great service and the owners are wonderful people.

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MichaelC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I have eaten in a long, long time. Each dish was superb. Service was perfect and great atmosphere. Cocktails were amazing. Highly recommended.

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PeggyP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is superb! The waitstaff are trained very well. The avocado salad was so delicious! Really unexpected flavour combinations!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the cute patio, service was attentive and the food was great!

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viplrrn90
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! Everything we ordered was so flavourful and perfectly balanced. A foodie’s delight! Love their farm to table values. Our waitresses were super attentive, yet unobtrusive. Will definitely visit again soon!!

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Chibey
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with my boyfriend for a date night. Food was excellent! Boyfriend wished they had some other beer choices aside from local but not a huge deal. We dined in the open patio on King William. Everyone was distanced and tables were clean. Would definitely recommend!

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DavidE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is awesome, great date spot, cocktails are great, cheesecake is uniquely fire. Will be going back before summer’s over.

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Nina
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish. Absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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KenC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were pleasant and charming. It was a superb dining experience. We look forward to returning soon.

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AshleighW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious, service was great, could have a better choice for patio seating but was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent, the service prompt and the atmosphere relaxing. Can't wait to dine indoors and experience the ambiance of the inside.

10/10 Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was friendly, service and food was good.

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RuiH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing, the food was good but the only downside is too salty besides that we enjoyed our time there. Good service and good atmosphere

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SonyaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was exceptional! Thanks for the great dinner!

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vipPatriziaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always experience a great meal and great service at Berkeley North.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Fresh Cheese still steals the show.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved everything about our night! Exceptional food, service, and environment. We will definitely be back!

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YvetteR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, felt like I was travelling the world... a little bit of multiple cuisines.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favourite Hamilton eateries. A great way to celebrate finally being able to dine out on a patio.

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LesleyS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was even better. Would recommend this restaurant 100%. Their new menu for the summer is tasty and their sourdough and fresh cheese is a must!

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vipLosieran
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Berkeley North never disappoints! Great safety measures in place and food was delicious as always

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AliH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our go-to place for delicious food every single time, great service and vibe. Takeout and dine-in are both top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was amazing - our waitress was very professional and a pleasure to have. The appetizers were delicious and the dessert was perfect. Unfortunately the main course was disappointing. I had the fish and chips, the pickerel coating was cornmeal and I felt that it just didn’t go well together. It was quite a hard coating and the taste was odd. The fish inside was cooked well. The chips were perfect.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The vegetarian options I had were very good. So glad to know thst my salad greens were from @backyardharvest My partner felt that the tuna dish was a bit too sauce and that they wished they could taste the tuna more.

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was Outstanding!! Will be going back for sure!

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything on the menu is delicious. Mushroom dumplings are a must-have. Avocado salad is delicious. Never been disappointed here. The service is outstanding, friendly and warm. Outdoor ambiance is perfect.

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JennaM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Loved the flavours! We were a reservation nightmare, as we were late from an appointment and had to call twice. We let them know they could accept another table, but they held it for us and were so gracious about the inconvenience. I like the small plate style and sharing, so no issues there for me. A littttttle pricey, but it wouldn’t discourage me from going back. Really yummy and wonderful service!

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NathalieT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every single bite of food was fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Really great food! Loved all the flavours and the service was great too! Will definitely be going back!

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ElaineO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a delightful time at Berkley North. I loved the decor, the plants and exposed brick. The four dishes we had were amazing from the lamb shanks ( I am not a lamb fan, but I loved these), and the shrimp tempura to start. We followed this with the ribs and the cesar salad with the roasted chickpeas. Delicious and different. This was topped off with chocolate house and the cream puff, (on the house, thank you), which was scrumptious.
Thank you to the chef and Alex , our waitress , for a wonderful experience, we will be back!! :D

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Berkeley North using the Order Online button. Berkeley North also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Berkeley North also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-5858.

Berkeley North is rated 4.8 stars by 895 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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