Berkeley North

4.7
472 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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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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KD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was incredible! The service was some of the best in Hamilton for sure. Will be back!

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

The food here is just amazingly good. Amazing cocktails. The food is different but in a wonderful “dream about it later” way. They use the freshest ingredients and put everything together in a very unique way. Love that you can share so you get to try so many of the chef’s great creations. The avocado salad, mushroom dumplings, fresh cheese, tomato toast, tempura shrimp...all so good! Can’t wait to go again and try some other dishes.

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

Fresh cheese on sourdough bread - basically changed my life.

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

Excellent food and great service. This is an unusual restaurant that promotes a lively dinner atmosphere.

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t
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a restaurant not to be missed is Hamilton. We enjoyed every dish we chose. The sharing plates were delicious with sizes perfect for tastings. Do try the sourdough bread with tomatoes. Service was excellent with perfect timing in the delivery of each plate. Excellent value especially if you arrive early enough to get a good bottle of wine at half price.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good restaurant

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w
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Valentines tasting sharing menu was just right for the occasion

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there, loved everything about it. Food was fantastic!

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food - we devoured everything! Staff were extremely nice and accommodating, love the decor with all the tiny potted plants - so cute!

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BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time there and we were so pleased. The smaller portions for sharing is a great idea to try new and various things...the crispy eggplant was delicious! The entrees were a good portion without being huge...I had to crispy sweet and sour beef and my friend had the crispy polenta - both were excellent. We finished off with an amazing dessert. I would certainly recommend this restaurant for an occasion or just a casual meal.

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LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very interesting and different foods. Like the vegetarian options though could be more. Great server.

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SQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our first visit but now our last - the staff were wonderful and the food delicious. The cheese toast (fresh ricotta and home made sourdough bread) was to die for!

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HV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, lovely homy atmosphere and no waste on the portion sizes because there are shared plates ! Highly recommended

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HO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Great food choices, well presented.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a birthday celebration with 2 friends who had never been to Berkley North. They loved everything about the restaurant but particularly the food. My friend commented that “the chef gets it exactly right”, “subtle flavours and impeccably prepared”. Berkley North is my favourite Hamilton restaurant and now it may be their favourite as well.

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DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and Matthew is a terrific host. Keep up the great work.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful and tasty. I do wish they would of mentioned my friends birthday as I had out that in the booking. But no mention of it all all. It is casual but good food.

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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food! The culinary team is truly phenomenal. We were told early in the evening that we weren't allowed to order our own dishes, so we were able to sample a large portion of Berkeley North's menu. The fresh pasta, cheese toast, duck salad, and chicken balls were to die for. We didn't particularly feel that the pricing of the menu was ideal, considering some dishes were quite small. The pasta was delicious, but was 10 pieces and $22. Our server seemed put off by our group early in the evening, and so the rest of the night with her was rather... uncomfortable. My virgin drink was $11, which I found to be excessive. I don't quite understand why our server was so unimpressed with our group, seeing as we were a larger party and she was guaranteed an 18% tip (already built into our bill). Perhaps that's why she was relatively cold. Our tip was decided before we arrived, and perhaps that lead to her not prioritizing good service at our table. An efficient worker, but I couldn't help but feel her staring down her nose at me.

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The young lady who looked after us was amazing. Very helpful, pleasant and professional.

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TM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of visiting (and I travel almost every week so I eat out all the time). They even got my teenager to love brussel sprouts!

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j
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it...great, friendly service, lovely ambiance and great food. My only request would be to take out a table or two to make it more spacious.

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AN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing. Would dine here everyday if I could!

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JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Menu was different at first glance. Food was different than usual restaurant but was awesome. Everyone should try this restaurant!

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! My wife and I had a great time. Lively, great food and service!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second dining experience at Berkeley North and it did not disappoint. My friend who was dining with us has a garlic allergy and they were able to accommodate her no problem and she had plenty of selection, a rarity for her. The coattails were delicious and the food was superb! Can’t wait to visit again!

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i
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there during a snowstorm, so it was very quiet. And we really enjoyed the quiet aspect of it.
The food was creative and very good, and the atmosphere very cosy. Would love to go back.

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While the menu seems unassuming, the food comes out specular. The staff was friendly and know an impressive amount about the food.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is fresh and so tasty. But what adds to the charm ang amazing food is the phenomial staff. Our waitress Chloe was so pleasant, knowledgeable about the food and so upbeat!! I would definitely recommend for lunch and/or dinner!!

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent, innovative, delicious menu options. Attentive staff with helpful suggestions for first-timers - Berkeley North will be visited again soon!

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g
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The shareables we chose were delicious! We had the shrimp tempura, the chili beef, the homemade ravioli and Arctic char for dinner. All were delicious, and we loved how we got to taste 4 different things on the menu. We then had a chocolate dessert as it was my husband's birthday, and they bought a candle out, which was nice :) Half-price bottles of wine from 5-6pm so we got to enjoy a lovely bottle. Watch if you want a glass though, they get $. All in all we had a great time. Tables by the window are nicer, nice decor and great service.

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

Creative dishes with lots of different textures and flavours. Friendly and efficient service.

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O
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Would like to come back in the summer when the patio is open.

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

Fantastic date with my hubs. This was our second visit. Food was great but the drinks were outstanding. Make sure to have a cocktail when you go. The bartender is incredible.

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MF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food. Staff that feel like friends. Top notch service. A reliably great meal.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service with a unique, well-crafted prix fixe menu for New Year's Eve. Vegetarian options were all tasty.

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place in downtown Hamilton. Food is great and service is wonderful too. Would highly recommend.

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t
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. Sourdough/fresh cheese and the Char are worth the drive. Favourite restaurant in Hamilton.

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s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best New Years Eve dinner (experience) we've had. We didn't want a party, we wanted a nice dinner with friendly people in a comfortable restaurant, with wonderful food! Matt and Dianna have (with their staff) provided an incredible experience. (Prices were incredible as well!)

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Berkley North and so glad we picked this restaurant. Loved everything about it, the atmosphere, the vibe and service. Found the menu to be a little different and didn’t know what to expect but when the food came, everything tasted soooo good! Definitely will be going back!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

Won’t return

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