Berkeley North

4.9
868 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 868 people are saying
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YvetteR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AliH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PatriciaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
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

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vipLoriC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JasonA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just had the best meals of our lives!! This place is 5* from the initial greeting until you walk out. Apps, dinner, drinks and dessert were all outstanding. The team is such a cohesive team effort from the hostess to the servers and the bartender. This is by far the best restaurant I've ever been to and will now become a regular!! Well done Berkeley North

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NicolaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful people and great atmosphere. Love that the menu changes and not too many to pick from which make you know every dish is excellent.

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EmmaF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our dinner at Berkeley north was lovely as always!! The ambiance is perfect there. Our server Roisin was so knowledgeable and also just spot on about everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got some food, had some drinks. Every cocktail we had was really good and unique. Waitress was really nice and was always right on time when we wanted another drink. The seating was actually in compliance with covid protocol and never felt like it was too busy/ crowded. Everything on this menu is amazing, portions are perfect size, not too big not too small. This is one of my favourite places to go in Hamilton.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Our waitress was beyond amazing. The food was great too. Great value for your money!

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Queenvanderveen
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as per usual. Love the mushroom appie. Actually all the appies are delicious.

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Ken12
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing pastas, service was awesome, cocktails were great, definitely recommend

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kristab
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most lovely experience. It was a birthday celebration and our server pre planned a dessert for the birthday woman, was kind and accommodating and we had the best time!

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AmandaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we finally made it here. Such an unique spot! Can’t wait to go back.

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vipEvaB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice seeing everyone again, and the new food you introduced was outstanding
Sorry we missed you MARK

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting was nothing short of spectacular. Our server Stephanie was very knowledgeable, friendly, and truly ensured that we had a great dining experience. The whole team seemed lovely, and took great care of us. We shared a couple dishes, and had a hard time deciding which was our favourite. The lamb spring rolls were amazing, the truffle pasta was so flavourful, and the desserts made for a perfect ending to the meal (with the French press coffee of course). Berkeley North will definitely be our go to next time we dine in Hamilton!

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PatrickA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Avocado Salad, tasted so fresh and green.

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OliviaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkley North was amazing! We couldn’t be happier with the food, cocktails and great service!

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vipANTONELLAL
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and ambience. Food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food is incredible as is the service. Could not have hoped for a better night.

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Nolet
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great signature cocktails and food was interesting and excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and safe. Great first experience post covid. Thanks!

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LeanneD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. If you haven't been, you are missing out!!

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LilyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and I loved the service. Super nice atmosphere and people were amazing

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Cait
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I had the mushroom pasta which had a nice texture with the fresh cheese but didn’t taste like anything other than basic mushroom. Some buttery sweetness or an herb element would have elevated it. The crumble on top was flavourless.

My friends punch cocktail was also surprisingly basic. The chocolate torte for dessert was just dense cocoa flavour.

Overall the restaurant is beautiful and the service was great. I had been once before when the menu was tapas style and I loved everything. I’d go again based on that first experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing - the food is out of this world and every server embodies the values of the restaurant in that customer satisfaction + kindness are number one! We had such an amazing time. The ambiance of the restaurant is cozy, modern, and classy. The music is wonderful and the bar setup is gorgeous. Everything about this place I adore! Even when we ordered out for Valentine’s Day, the food was top notch (they did not skimp on portion sizes as some restaurants do for take out) and they even called to check up on us and make sure we were driving safely, and to ensure us there was no rush (as we were about 5 mins late to pickup). No restaurant has ever done that!!! This is a rare gem of Hamilton and its the amazing people who work here who make it happen. Can’t say enough good things! Will be back for sure!!

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KATELYNNM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and ambience. Definitely would recommend.

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ShilpaJ
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely pre-birthday dinner for two and always Berkley North never disappoints. Lovely cocktails, amazing food - not fussy but always delicious.

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JessicaQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favourite spot for a fabulous meal. Service is unparalleled, food is presented impeccably. Well done, Berkeley North! :)

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Laudeniro
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in Hamilton with an outstanding costumer service!!
Thanks for making our anniversary so special!!

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charleyk
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good would definitely go back & enjoy the fabulous food & great ambience

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 4.9 stars by 868 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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