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Berkeley North, Hamilton, ON

Berkeley North

4.8
4.8
1118 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.

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Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (905) 522-5858

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joshua Fumo

  • Neighbourhood

    Hamilton

  • Cross Street

    James Street North & King William Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Value

  • Southern Ontario

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Southern Ontario

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. TM

    TaniaM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious tapas, we had the Teriyaki Eggplant and Chana Rolls. Both very tasty. French pressed coffee, superb value and excellent service Returning in the summertime for sure

  2. EB

    EvaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! The ambiance is very welcoming & charming! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation! Staff are extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations. Definitely recommend to everyone!

  3. BL

    BradL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in Hamilton. Mushroom dumplings are the best

  4. D

    Duncan

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all around, as previously noted! We highly recommend it.

  5. CB

    CaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been checking out the Hamilton food scene this year and Berkeley North has been our favourite so far. Everything about it was excellent including our awesome table for two just inside the open patio door. We were too stuffed to try the gnocchi as planned so will have to go back.

  6. GR

    GregR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, routine new menu items and always delicious. Service and attention is top shelf.

  7. C

    Caitlin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience as always. We’ve been multiple times for dinner and this was our first time for brunch- delicious delicious.

  8. TT

    ThursdayTennisGuys

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    May 19th. Five of us for dinner on the street-patio on a lovely day - perfect. Best food in Hamilton. From the past I know that inside it can be noisy when crowded.

  9. K

    Kevin

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, fantastic food and wonderful service …, winter salad is a must

  10. LT

    LoriT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, cocktails and the team were awesome. Our new love for restaurants

  11. DB

    DeboraB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The egg plant dish is outstanding. It is a must order if you go. You should bring this dish out last to make sure you finish on a high note!!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always enjoy my experience at Berkeley North. A shout out to Matt and his team for being recognized by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 2022 Outstanding Business Award for Mid-size businesses in Hamilton.

  13. DD

    DuffD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere lovely, music non obtrusive, service attentive, food flavours out of this world! We will come back just for that cilantr-ey avocado salad!!!

  14. TJ

    TomJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve never had a bad meal in the 5 plus years of eating at Berkeley North. This was my mothers first time dining and she enjoyed every bite. Looking forward to my next visit.

  15. RC

    RavynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always and great service as always!!

  16. SS

    SydneyS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch for Mother’s Day! Excellent food and drinks!

  17. g

    ginam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute little place, great staff food was amazing. Summer will be awesome with patio outside. Looking forward to it

  18. DL

    DianaL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First date - Everything went well, including the date! Haha It was a bit hard to talk over the music but it just made us sit closer together so win-win? Lol

  19. JA

    JoeA

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Service was great. No issue there. Unfortunately the food was either excellent or mediocre. The mushroom dumplings and BC rock fish dishes were delicious while the egg plant and coconut battered shrimp were no where close to acceptable. A work in progress.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of our favourite places.

  21. GS

    GeorginaSM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The Chana Rolls definitely deliver on crunch. Berkeley North well worth a visit!

  22. LC

    LizC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a fantastic dinner. The service was top notch. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

  23. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had great service and excellent food. The lamb spring rolls were absolutely amazing!

  24. NL

    NatalieL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, glad to see them open for lunch!

  25. LS

    LindsayS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sooooo good!!! The food was unbelievable, service too. Will return to this spot again and again.

  26. S

    Sandra

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and delicious food. Our servir was fantastic and we enjoyed the cocktail list.

  27. XP

    eXavierP

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent tasting menu of delicious sophisticated food with exceptional service of attentive staff.

  28. M

    Mickey

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great little restaurant in downtown Hamilton. Shared plates approach is inspired. Obvious care is taken with both preparation and presentation. Friendly staff.

  29. LC

    LizC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Interesting and creative dishes. Some were truly unique. The rockfish crudo and eggplant were outstanding though both chicken dishes were a let-down. The staff was knowledgeable about the dishes - a huge plus - and we very much enjoyed our meal.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was great, vibe was awesome. Really beautiful restaurant! Food was also great, although the gnocchi and dumplings were a little over/undercooked, however still delicious. Would definitely go back!

  31. c

    cameron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every bite was outstanding! Will definitely be coming back

  32. AC

    AlisonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the 6 corse prix fixe. Great value for quantity of food. Fantastic service, delicious. Cocktails, alcohol and non were incredible.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was AMAZING experience was AMAZING! Definitely recommend

  34. F

    Fern

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Only two small quibbles: The tasting menu is too much food for two people. I would prefer smaller portions with the same number of dishes. I hadn't been to the restaurant in a couple of years and the ambience and portion sizes have changed. The portions are now larger and the ambience has changed from stuffy to 'hip' . Second quibble is that the tea and coffee were served in a bodum - perhaps related to the fact that the younger crowd prioritizes dinner over coffee and tea? We would have preferred a proper espresso and tea in a small pot.

  35. z

    zorkie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and ambience. The music seemed to get louder which was too loud for us. We were two couples and tried a couple of different items. Enjoyed all of our various cocktails and our wine selection and most of the tasting menu. Lamb spring rolls and rockfish were different and tasty. Coconut shrimp were delightfully light and just the right amount of coconut. Mushroom dumplings were good with a spicy sauce. The cheese was good but I'd probably have the special kale salad instead. Duck was amazing and maybe the best we've ever eaten! The cabbage was outstanding as well. Profiteroles were different and delicious. Overall, we'd come back for sure!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, food was incredible

  37. O

    Olivia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in hamilton! The ambiance and food were both incredible.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience !! Food and service was phenomenal!

  39. AJ

    AniaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved the food (shared the tapas-like dishes), the drinks (excellent Mojito!), the atmosphere, the decor and the service (flawless from A to Z). It was our first time, but it won't be the last. Highly recommend!

  40. N

    Naomi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the mushroom dumplings, eggplant, Chana rolls, gnocchi and friend chicken sandwich and it was all amazing! Every bite was better than the last!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-5858.

Berkeley North is rated 4.8 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Berkeley North

31 King William Street Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    James Street North & King William Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Hamilton

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon, Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joshua Fumo

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

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