Berkeley North

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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JustinMonacoBarnes
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service - highly recommended.

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve always had excellent service and the food is exceptional. Maybe a little more on the expensive side but worth every penny
So happy to be able to go there again...even if it was on the patio and not able to enjoy the ambience

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AndreaJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Berkley north. I love it so much I went twice last week and almost a third! I brought a friend from out of town there to enjoy the patio. Reasonable prices and amazing food. The staff are very energetic and made it a treat experience both times! I booked online and it was a very easy process. With covid happening they made me feel comfortable experience with the safety privations taken

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and excellent cleanliness standards in these crazy times!

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, awesome staff, excellent safety measures in place that make you feel comfortable! A lovely evening spent celebrating our wedding anniversary!!

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lynnm
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food, service and atmosphere. When there are 3 people at a table they should ask if they want 6 pieces on the sharing plates. All of them had 5--we would of paid extra for another one. eg (shrimp)

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JacquesBuis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food also for vegetarians. Excellent service. A restaurant to come back for the third, fourth etc time

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rdogpunzel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot praise the staff/ owner enough. We actually wrote a letter to the local newspaper commending them. Everyone went above and beyond to accommodate our 9 year old son who has never been able to order from a restaurant menu. Our son has severe anaphylaxis to egg/ dairy/ shellfish/pistachios and cashews even skin contact can trigger a reaction. As you can imagine the responsibility/liability for a restaurant to take anaphylaxis on at this level is phenomenal. Not only did Berkeley North do this they did it with pride. They created a full menu just for our son and all staff were on board. It was monumental for my family as for the 1st time our son was not excluded from ordering food in a restaurant. Not only was the food amazing the presentation was fantastic and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. This restaurant deserves more then 5 stars. Their compassion for customers shows throughout! The taste/quality and presentation of the food and service are impeccable. We THANK everyone at Berkeley North and cannot praise them enough. We are looking forward to celebrating our son's 10th birthday there. ❤

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Lorrie
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service, great ambience. Public parking across the street, flat rate after 6 PM. Specials offered on weekends.

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DaveN
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Berkeley North was delicious, and the service was great. It also has great decor and ambiance - a great place for date night. I look forward to eating there again.

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KenC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The usual superb dining experience!!! Loved the new app...cannot remember the name of it. Cheese etc. wrapped in meat was the basis of it...two morsels for 7 bucks! Delcious!

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the nicest time at Berkeley north. We had a tasting menu chosen by our waitress and each dish was amazing and so different! The waitresses we had (Amanda & JJ) were two of the best & they were so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. I definitely can not wait to go back soon!!

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Derekv
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Atmosphere was outstanding but food wasn’t worth its price

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DanB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Food was good. The lamb as the finale was the best.
Personal pet peeve: they don’t take Amex. Seriously, I drop a couple of hundred dollars on a dinner for two and you won’t take my preferred payment method for the sake of a two dollar difference in card fees? Horrible customer service. Thinking of you and not me. Puts you in the same class as the corner store that dings me for when I pay by debit card. Realistically, most restaurants give away way more than that in free apps or deserts on promo.
Promising. But always will be a second choice if they keep nicks and dime-ing their customers.

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Tatianna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favourite restaurants in Hamilton! We brought first timers with us this time. They loved it too! There’s something on the menu for everyone, the food is outstanding & the service is awesome!

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GordT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! All of the dishes are shareable and the staff order the plates prefectly!

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MaggieJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for food sharing. Top notch cuisine. A bit pricey but YOLO. Loved the soft cheese on toast, avocado salad, plus the wine....excellent 1st experience. Our server Alix was super knowledgeable and very pleasant.

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Jessica
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North is incredible. Service was fantastic from the moment we arrived with introductions to the menu and recommendations. Service team really seemed to work well together as a unified team. They checked in often and we never went without water, drinks and the food came promptly. It was nice that the courses came spread out so we could discover the foods/flavours individually. The food was incredible. So much flavour. I can't wait to return. Already looking to make another reservation and have recommended to friends. My new favourite restaurant in Hamilton, hands down.

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kevtownhouse
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible meal - amazing homemade cheese on toast - a must try; the mushroom dumplings were flavourful and light; the short ribs were a great surprise; the pecorino-brown butter homemade stuffed pasta was tasty; and the profiterole with dulce de leche and bourbon ice cream was decadent... not to mention the cocktails. Service was incredible and fast!

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LesleyR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely experience, enjoyed the menu, not a large menu but good range of choices. We will definitely go back. Remember to make a reservation as we did, especially on the weekends, we were close to the door and they had to turn quite a few walk ins away.

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KenC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Berkley North was a great experience, from beginning to end. We particularly enjoyed catching up with Matthew, Alex and Carl. We look forward to our next dining experience.

Warmest regards,

Patricia and Ken.

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CCCCC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was recommended this restaurant and was happy with the outcome.

Was not told the special would be somewhat spicy (not that I'm complaining) but that could turn off other customers. It was delicious and everyone liked it.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! The food is bursting with flavour!

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TrishM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great tasting meals. More variety of wine by the glass would be nice. No Sauvignon Blanc

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MadeleineL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a gem! So kind and attentive.

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inthebiz
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I had requested a window seat but there was a draft so the host moved us, no problem. Chloe was a very professional server, knowledgeable and attentive. We thought the menu was small but we ordered 8 dishes for 4 people and we had enough food. Highly recommend the mushroom dumplings, chicken balls, shrimp and eggplant. Certain bottles of wine are half price if ordered before 6pm. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and excellent waitress!

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MarcH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The share plate idea is fantastic. We enjoyed getting to try multiple dishes and enjoyed everything that we tried.
The only downside was the waitress was aware that we were heading to a play and there was a big gap before our last two dishes. When I went to the kitchen to inquire she replied that she would get those on right away.
It was too bad because we had to eat the last plate quickly and we would have liked to have tried a dessert and had a coffee.
Regardless, the food was exceptional and we will be back.

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AnitaC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not quite what we expected. Great place to snack with a drink but unusual for a full meal although food was excellently prepared and delicious. Most items were priced similar to a full entree but you needed three or more to satisfy dinner-hour hunger. Would go back for tappas and wine but would think twice before taking guests for DINNER.

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vipshaza
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Berkeley North delivers an amazing evening. It's great for a romantic evening - not a quiet evening, but a fun and enjoyable time full of great food, wonderful staff and lots of time to chat and laugh with your partner and anyone else that comes with you. It's just a really great way to spend time together and enjoy a menu of unique and delicious food. Try the duck pate - amazing!

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Dave
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great restaurant with wonderful staff and delicious food! The Black Bull cocktail was particularly good. Will definitely go back!

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JosnneV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We celebrated my sister's birthday with friends a couple of weeks ago. It was everyone's first time at the restaurant.

We were warmly welcomed and given advice on ordering dishes to share with everyone at the table.

We would have preferred more available menu options.

The food for the most part was fine except that it could be excessively salty. For instance the fresh cheese and especially the pommes frites were too salty for our liking. The aubergine was flavourful however it was somewhat greasy and did not appeal to everyone's palate.

Our waitress was helpful and able to answer our questions to everyone's satisfaction.

It was a busy night and the noise level was high making conversation difficult.

Would consider returning with a change in the menu and giving the patron the option of adding our own salt.

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vipShan
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food wasn’t that great, I’ve only heard amazing things about this place. Checked it out the pasta was not good, the steak was mostly fat and the other dishes we ordered were average at best. All in all I don’t think I’d go back, even though the service was great.

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Sooj
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was amazing. The toast with their housemade cheese...the teriyaki eggplant that makes you satisfied without having ordered meat...and their feature sundae was all perfect with a beer. I'm going again.

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Kater
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The service was excellent and all of the small plates were as artfully plated as they were delicious. Avocado salad was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience! We’ll be back

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HenryG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Ontario. Superior and gracious service and the food is just stunning.

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vipDaneallaK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Service! All the food they recommended was incredibly delicious and the place is absolutely beautiful!

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SharonD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Good was excellent ; service the best ; the venue is lovely...one of my very favorite places!

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Berkeley North does offer 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 4.7 stars by 761 OpenTable diners.

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