Berkeley North

4.8
552 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • 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.
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great staff, clean, and amazing food! Price point on drinks are pricey but will definetely go back during the summer !

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YG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good. They had good vegetarian options and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Good customer service, but definitely on the upper scale side and a bit pricey. Many wealthy people around.

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RW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! Everything about my experience was incredible. The food, the service, and the atmosphere were all wonderful. Would definitely recommend Berkley North to anyone looking for a unique and welcoming dining experience.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular in all fields !
Great food, friend and wine
Pleasant waitress
We will be returning

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal across the board. Enjoyable shareable items that allow for trying a number of menu items. Staff is amazing. Cheers.

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K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful dinner !! The staff work hard as a team to meet your every need. They are knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The smaller shareable food portions are outstanding and enable you to try an array of different things. Without a doubt a restaurant worth a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

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OV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely mother's day lunch. The bartender, Laura, served us some delicious drinks and the waitress, Pippa, was lovely! Can't wait to come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot with a simple yet delicious menu. We were there for lunch and we very much enjoyed swapping our mains, as both were unique and diverse choices (I built a bowl and it was fantastic, especially with the Arctic Char). The staff a re genuinely friendly. It is as the name suggests, a solid quality California inspired kitchen.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service ,atmosphere, and value ....all outstanding!
Will definitely be back and recommend to all!

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing night out here. Great food, service and drinks.

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MW
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fun place for dinner - either as a couple or a crew! Nice choice of cocktails (their twist on an aperol spritz made me yearn for Italy!) Always enjoy the shareables aspect of the food. We'll be back!

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

The food was delicious and the service outstanding

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M
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing everything!!

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DS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome steak.. would have liked a couple veg options on the menu

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C
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal immensely....melt in your mouth mushroom dumplings and delicious chicken balls. The avocado salad with edamame and crunchy quinoa was unique, tasty and satisfying. Although the portions were small, we didn't leave feeling hungry. The wine was very nice but a bit pricey. Our waitress was knowledgeable and delightful and recommended that we share the dishes which is a friendly way to dine. I'll definitely be going back to Berkeley North!

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

Amazing! Food was delicious upon delicious upon delicious! Not one bad bite! Adult bevies were super yum! And staff were incredible - phenomenal personality, attentive, and on point! Can't wait to get there for another meal!

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GM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Recently visited for the second time. The service is pleasant and attentive which seems consistent with my first visit. The food is well presented and is very tasty which is the main point. I think the novelty of the sharing style menu has run its course for me but the family enjoyed it. My kids who normally won’t eat mushrooms were fighting over the mushroom dumplings and and cleared their plates. I would recommend that you give it a try especially if you’re into the idea of tasty appetizer sharing.

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

Fantastic food that is changing all the time. Love the ambiance and decor. Currently our favourite restaurant!

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JH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Items are intended to be ordered as tapas style to be shared, but diners can order items just for themselves. Fries were wonderful, served with very tasty mayo. Will be back.

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ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and the service was amazing. Would recommend anyone to go to this place. Well done.

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NA
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic! We had a great dinner for four and managed to try most things on the menu. Will definitely go back.

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FK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant does not disappoint, it offers fresh choices and the shared plates are a great way to get a taste of several things. Great ambiance, just waiting for the area of town to reach its potential.

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T
Toronto
43 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Consistently fabulous ... service, food and ambiance!

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V
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent and our server was fantastic; she was incredibly gracious and helpful dealing with my friend’s allergies.

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MC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Our server was attentive and helpful and friendly. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed the sharing plates. We will return and recommend Berkeley North to others.

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W
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

While the food was quite unique and mostly quite delicious the portions were definitely on the smaller side for the price.
The fish smell was also quite prevalent which was a challenge but not a killer. Excellent service as waitress was amazing and would consider returning but just felt value vs portion size was definitely lacking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent table service.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We made a reservation to celebrate two birthdays. The experience was very welcoming as most of us has not been there before. Two of us weren’t used to the shareable style meals. The layout of the menu made it easy to understand and those who still wanted an entree were able to order something for themselves. My dad doesn’t drink alcohol but the placebo cocktails were excellent. The food and drinks were excellent and we will certainly be back this summer to enjoy the patio.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved the idea of ordering different plates for sharing. There were two of us and we ordered 4 dishes. We loved that the dishes were served one at at time; we finished one and out came the next, hot from the kitchen. You could really enjoy the flavors of each dish, no rushing or dishes getting cold, and the server really took care of us and made it a wonderful experience. The artic char was incredible.

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KK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A creative menu with fresh and bright flavours, Berkeley North sets out to bring West Coast dining and attitude to Hamilton's dining scene. The service is attentive and quick, and the food is sure to delight. We dined for my wife's birthday and were treated to a night of various tapas plates featuring lighter fares such as avocado salads with in-house pickled jalapenos and crisp greens with fleshy mandarins to heartier dishes of mushroom dumplings and rib eye steak with frites. The music was energetic and full of throwback R&B, perfect for a Friday night, without being overbearing. This place is full of Good Vibes Only, and surely will not disappoint. Thanks to Matt Webber and his phenomenal staff. We'll be back for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner for the first time the other night and it was fantastic! Great service and great food. Great sharing of small plates. They also were super receptive and accommodating to food allergies. Will recommend!!!

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LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each of the 3 plates we had were absolutely outstanding. The service was great and friendly as soon as we walked into the door. A memorable experience.

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HG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best meal I have had in Hamilton in a long time , food was inventive , well prepared and delicious. Service was very good

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first visit to Berkeley North. Our daughter and son-in-law were in from Toronto and we had been wanting to try it out for awhile. Everything was perfect. The food was excellent and we never felt rushed. Couldn't decide what item we liked the best. They were all so good. Can't wait to go again. Very impressed.

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R
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place just keeps getting better. Food is amazing and always in season and changing, ambience is so very pleasant and service 5***
Always a great evening all round

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DE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly service, warm bistro ambience, and incredible food. Fresh ingredients, artfully arranged, generous portions. 'Outstanding experience. We will return. Highly recommended.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening. Everything was great, Staff, Food and Atmosphere. An absolutely wonderful place to dine.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What made this pure joy for us was the service and the food portions. Not too large and yet enough to share allowing us to sample several menu items.

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was exceptional, warm, easily knowledgeable about the food, caring about food sensitivities, and generous with timing. The food was beautifully presented, texturally interesting, and oh, so yummy. I loved the “placebos”, as the tartness was such a treat from the usually sweet alternatives to alcohol. Also, we enjoyed the shared dishes so we could have such variety.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food. Decent lighting (could be a bit dimmer in the evening). Such good cocktails too! Service impeccable.

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