Berkeley North

4.8
819 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 819 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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MichG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience for dinner at Berkeley North was delightful. We felt very safe as everything was extremely clean and well spaced out. The servicer was prompt and attentive. We shared four courses and each one was as good as the next. We had mushroom dumplings in a ginger miso sauce, a large handmade falafel platter with pickled beets, a decadent avocado salad with edamame and jalapenos, and a koji nut ravioli with parmesan to finish. My partner had several excellent cocktails and some cabernet sauvignon with our meal. Sadly, we were too stuffed for dessert. Overall, an excellent dining experience.

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IanH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A simple menu for complicated times. We felt comfortable dining with the spacing provided indoors. Wearing a warm coat while dining is not inconvenient, it provides peace of mind as the outdoor air is welcome inside the dining facility.

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AlexH
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID guidelines strictly adhered to, even a bottle of hand sanitizer provided for our table. Dumplings and shrimp tempura highly recommended. All sandwiches are fresh and delicious. Salad ingredients and dressings very innovative. Parking across the street (IMPark), some on KW. Calm relaxed ambience, terrific service. Owner stopped by our table to thank us for our attendance.

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dougl
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New to Hamilton and was very happy to find that there are a few good quality restaurants to visit. Food was very flavourful and the service was excellent. I love it when food is delivered to the table and the waiter gives a brief description. There is lots of parking across the street which is very convenient when it is cold out. Can not wait for round 2.

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MaureenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Both of our meals and dessert were delicious. Also recommend you start your evening with one of the signature cocktails.

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LeanneD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and warm atmosphere. Incredible staff. Unpretentious. Very highly recommend. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. You need to check it out!

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Jeff123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and dinner. Can’t say enough good about the whole evening. Highly recommended

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North is hands down my favorite restaurant. Always amazing service & food.

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JerodM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with our family. Owner was very gracious and came over to say hello. Staff was attentive and very friendly. All protocols were well thought out and made our group feel safe. Food was great and everyone in our group left impressed. Thank you for an excellent evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my girlfriends birthday. Our server was amazing. Food was delicious. Smaller portions, but we still left full. We tried 4 cocktails and they were all really good.

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Jessica
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Berkeley North. Loved the music on Friday as well!

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AlexisF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tapas style dishes are excellent, two people with average appetites will share three to four of these dishes plus a dessert.

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BrittanyP
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Berkeley North! The food was delicious and you could tell it was made in house, the atmosphere was very cute and modern, and the overall experience was great! I had the Cod Burger and that was great!

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NataliaP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining. Service was outstanding. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered several small plates to share and couldn’t decide on a favourite because they were all outstanding!

Nice selection of cocktails and half price wine bottles on Wednesdays!

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AmalH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time at the Berkeley north - would highly recommend to all my friends. Food was 5 star and the service was incredible, they knew how to make it an exceptional night and experience.

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Felix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North is hands down my favourite spot to dine and lunch. The service is top notch and the food makes your tastebuds explode! 11/10 recommend.

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NAGC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service! Will definitely be back to Berkeley North.

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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic food. I’ll be dreaming about that fried chicken for days.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! My favourite restaurant in Hamilton!

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LilRexy
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, nothing but the best at Berkeley North! Fresh, local ingredients made into simple but perfect dishes. Great wine choices and absolutely superb service. Love this place!!

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EmmaT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and here and it was incredible! We started with the Mushroom Dumplings which were insanely good. We had the creamy garlic shrimp pasta and the fried chicken sandwich as our mains. The sandwich was out of this world and I highly recommend getting the rosemary and garlic fries! The pasta was yummy but the portion size was a bit small; delicious nonetheless, and the fried chicken sandwich was massive so that made up for the smaller pasta. Our drinks and service were also outstanding and we will definitely be back soon - I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with their team.

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rdogpunzel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Atmosphere makes you feel safe and relaxed indoors. Best food and fantastic service. Always our number one recommendation for restaurants.

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Shai
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Shrimp Tempura was good but not really a tempura, more like fried shrimp.
Lamb pasta was good but dry. 'Egg noodles' actually pepper papperdella.
Back yard salad was one of the 'special' featuring local tomatoes with peppers and cheese. Tomatoes were good, but if there was any cheese, it was mixed onto a sauce and the peppers were pickles. It was more of a deconstructed thousand island dressing.
Wine was a little expensive. Extremely limited selection
Service was great.
Space is nice.
Overall a pretty good place but maybe tries to be a bit more than it should.
Had I gone at another time or on another occasion I probably would have sent the salad back and questioned the tempura

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ChristyJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner. Although the menu was condensed due to Covid, there was a variety of options. We enjoyed the dumplings, chicken skewers, shrimp and a salad that the chef had just created using local tomatoes. Everything was very good. Hopefully they are able to expand their menu again, we'll definitely be back.

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MacFaddo
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Natalie was excellent, and the drink named after her was also excellent!

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TaylorF
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with delicious food! Warm environment and loved the music. Would highly recommend to friends and family :)

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EricR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience. Service was great, food had excellent flavour. The restaurant is a bit higher priced, but worth it!

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michaelv
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Berkeley North. Great experience and the food did not disappoint !!

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RuthL
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening. I was very impressed with the spacing and the protocols in place to ensure comfort and safety. Starting with drinks-we wanted to try cocktails created by Roisin(one of the best bartenders in the city). Our server helped point them out and they were excellent.
My guest and I both started with the feature tomato salad-beautifully well balanced use of simple ingredients. For dinner I had the fresh cheese pasta, which was ridiculously good and something I would come back for.
Overall, the service was wonderful, well informed, and I could tell care had gone into training the staff in all the new safety procedures.
Thank you again-it's not easy to create such a warm atmosphere and welcoming environment in these..."unprecedented times" haha ...but I hear we will all get through it together and Berkeley North is definitely doing its part <3

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MikeL211
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Discovered by chance and so happy I did. The owner has always made me feel welcome after he personally introduced himself. Well done BN. Keep it up - you’re an asset to Hamilton’s improving BIA!

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MaryG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very comfortable. It was obvious they took excellent measures to keep everyone social distanced. It was an excellent dining experience. Excellent service and good.

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Nickname
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great and so is the service. They used to have a more veg-friendly menu with small plates, I prefer that to the more basic menu they have now. Maybe the menu is reduced due to COVID? There isnt a ton of choice and the food was someone bland, other than the mushroom dumplings which were amazing

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NateMc
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant managed the new covid-19 rules fantastically without compromising a warm atmosphere to enjoy your meal in. Not only was the atmosphere fantastic but the food was out of this world. Very fair portions to price ratio and I left the restaurant feeling very full and satisfied. Will definitely recommend.

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PaigeO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at BN was fantastic. I had the dumplings and the fresh cheese pasta- easily the best pasta I’ve had in a long time!

Love the room and the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Definitely going to come again!

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MichelleS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a restaurant meal recently at Berkeley North, our first "indoors" since March. We found the food to be excellent as usual, and the service friendly and efficient. The safety precautions were remarkable. There was at least 2 meters between all tables, staff were masked, there was plenty of hand sanitizer, and the restroom was cleaned between uses. Not only is the ambiance of this small restaurant pleasing, its design means that the ventilation was excellent, because a large garage-type door at the front of the restaurant was up.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and his team always make you feel like you are their most important customers. There’s no place in Hamilton where you can get this quality of service plus food, drink, ambience (good vibes only!) all in one. Their health and safety protocols are top notch too which is so important these days.

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very accommodating-great service and the food was delicious!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Berkeley North using the Order Online button. Berkeley North also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. 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 819 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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