Berkeley North

4.8
975 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 975 people are saying
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KatieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a top spot for us - great food, never disappoints.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent night out with warm smiling faces from everyone. Service was amazing and every recommendation was spot on. The duck dish was unreal!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had an anniversary dinner with complementary sparkling wine! The staff was so friendly, welcoming and engaging! Drinks and food were great, we loved everything about the night.

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RandyM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to hang out have some good food, talk with friends and have a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far my favourite Hamilton restaurant. The food was to die for.

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kevinz
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic. Food. All dishes were on point but really enjoyed the spring rolls, rockfish, meatballs. Great dishes to share. Our server was fantastic. Will return.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive, and loud otherwise no complaints! Food, service and atmosphere was amazing.

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Berkeley North. The food was yummy and staff very friendly.

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thatsnowblues
Manitoba
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first time visitors to hamilton, trip advisor helped us pick this closest to venue/hotel quality. food was fab, as was the service and entire experience. too bad the wine is overpriced and unremarkable. thats the only negative observation.

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GaetanoF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant the food was good and the service was good, my wife and I had a very time

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great ambience. Yummy cocktails.

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CourtneyT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant atmosphere! Great food! Will definietly be back again to try the dinner menu!

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JamesStanLee
Atlantic Canada
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch and atmosphere

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CarlyI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was really great! I loved the apps, not so much my main course but I will definitely return and try something else.

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Ella
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a social dinner! Intimate night with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food& drinks were amazing . First time there after a friend of mine couldn’t stop recommending it. Boyfriend & shared 4 plates, each came out 1 by 1, we loved everything- especially the fresh cheese & sour dough & the lamb spring rolls. I would recommend! :)

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TimToronto
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegetarian options, and the drinks were great! The service was friendly and we’ll definitely be back again!

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RobC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Hamilton. Great food, exceptional service. Small menu to keep the quality of the food at such a high level. Can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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BonnieZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! We chose to do tapas which worked well for our party of four. They spaced out delivery of the tapas so we could enjoy each dish while warm. The meatballs flavour was incredible…a definite must. Tempura shrimp was so good we ordered a second one! Their made in house cheese and sourdough was wonderful and also a must order. Try the specialty drink. We had the ooh la la which was great. The service was outstanding. We will be back!

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George
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We recognize the challenges with COVID but we do miss the former more extensive and creative menu available pre COVID. Also now less options for coeliac dietaryrestrictions. Unfortunately nothing special to bring us back. Sorry.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dinning at Berkley North and the experience was so amazing!! I can't wait to be back.

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LisaB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, delicious food and excellent service

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NickT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Apps and entrees were outstanding worthy of high complements.
Great bar menu and service was top notch.
Would recommend to all.
And spotless restroom too lol

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Neil
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Decent ambience. We (2 of us) dined on a Monday around 5:30PM and the restaurant was half-full and quiet. They have arguably pricey dishes for the smaller sized (reasonable) portions. We shared four dishes and had three drinks for around $130. The food was plated well and tasted good. We had Mushroom Dumplings, Chana Rolls, Noodle Bowl, and Arctic Char. Nothing stood out as exceptional to us (and a bit disappointed that the Noodle Bowl was a cold dish), but overall everything tasted good and we enjoyed ourselves and the experience. I would recommend checking them out.

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Valerie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter at Sunday, 5 pm was exceptional!
The food was delicious!

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Backagain
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The quiche was not hot when I received it but the waitress was glad to pop it back in the oven for me.

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JoeF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is second to none, the service is great, it's a very inviting atmosphere.....

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LizF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibe, delicious food. The tapas style really allows you to try a bunch of tasty dishes. Great cocktail menu. Service is fast and friendly. Some dishes are a bit overpriced considering the serving size.

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CaseyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. Love everything about it. Would definitely recommend this place. Also, you must try the cheese and sour dough. To die for!

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SophieR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would always recommend Berkeley for a night out! Food is 10/10 and service is the same. We had an excellent time as always and will be back 😊

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DarcyF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and definitely coming back. Was not expecting such high end service, the waiter was so attentive and accommodating, routinely swapped out side plates and cutlery so the table was always fresh and ready for what was coming next, offered wine and beer samples to help us decide on drinks, and was very knowledgable and informative on the food menu.

The atmosphere was warm and chic without being pretentious, any staff we interacted with were super chill, the whole place seemed to be operating on the same wavelength. And the food was incredible! We ordered basically every small plate they had, might have overdone it but could not resist it was all so tasty, satisfying and unique.

A perfect spot for date night, to catch up with friends or impress coworkers with your hip yet accessible taste.

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Love the potion sizes and sharing with the table. An eclectic menu but somehow it all works together.

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EthanC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was great, the atmosphere was enjoyable, and there is still plenty on the menu that we want to go back to try.

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KenS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, food was superb and service on point. I will always recommend this place to anyone.

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch- all 4 of us loved our dishes.
Will go for dinner next time.

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PM21
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, but the service was even better! The staff recommendations were a hit at our table. They went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.

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Denson
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, We were overwhelmed by the welcoming and service, and the food was awesome! It's not expensive compared with other fine dinning restaurants.

Thank You so much for having a wonderful dinner, food and environment for us!

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was delicious but a tad pricey for how small we found the portions.
I was a little disappointed to receive my sandwich with no side to accompany.
And my friend left hungry after eating her small entree noodle dish.

KJ
KevinJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. Food was amazing & Service was excellent. Highly recommend Berkeley North for any occasion.

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Anthony
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was fantastic! Will definitely be back

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 975 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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