Berkeley North

4.8
955 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 955 people are saying
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DavidR
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, delicious food and excellent service

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NickT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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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

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KyleMiller
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night. Alix really made it one to remember - along with Shannon and Irene :) Will definitely be back and recommend to all my friends.

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JamesS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing time out. Shout out our server who was also the bartender of the night. The drinks she made us were amazing. We will be back Forsure!!!!

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Mp1991
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and adorable patio. Definitely a must in Hamilton

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SHYTHOM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we loved our visit at Berkeley North. Both service and food was amazing. We come back for the mushroom dumplings & creamy cheese on sour dough toast alone, but everything else was yummy too. The mood and ambience is so chill... great selection of low-key beats playing in the background.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and would recommend it. They have Vegan choices we well !

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Rebecca
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely date night. Incredible team of thoughtful folks. The fresh cheese is a simple and perfect dish.

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LoryP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent! Great atmosphere!

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VioletK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insanely good good and A+++ service. Went for a very small birthday celebration and it was an amazing experience. Casual enough for a little first date and nice enough for a big celebration. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. The cheese and bread is a MUST have.

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Jules
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience, food was delicious and the service is amazing.

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PatriciaP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North is a delight; the food is delicious, fresh and plated beautifully. The staff are knowledgeable and pleasant, and happy to make recommendations from the bountiful menu. In accordance with COVID protocols, staff are masked and tables are appropriately spaced. The mushroom dumplings are a must-try!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The people and the food are terrific!

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot! Fantastic cocktails and food!
I would recommend this place to those looking for some interesting/delicious tapas and drinks!

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Kathleeny
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place in Hamilton. Great service and experience every time.

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Shai
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant. Food was good, especially the mushroom dumplings and the lamb springroll. Menu is limited and inconsistent.
A little pricy for quantity however. Can get similar dumplings from noodle house for 1/3 the price.
The Tempura shrimp were average, small shrimp battered and fried. Not tempura. Tasty however.
Service was lacking a little. Waited in excess of 7 minutes for drinks as the server was speaking with passer-by people outside.
Also as it's more of a share plate establishment, we ordered 2 dishes to start before deciding on the rest. This was relayed to the server but after first dishes were served she didn't return for follow-up orders. I looked to the back and was noticed by who I assume was the manager or owner who said something to our server, to no avail.
The same manager/owner made 2 passes of the restaurant, stopping to have extended chats with at least 2 tables, but never saw fit to ask us about our experience. Very poor service from him in my opinion.
Overall a good experience but could be do much better

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best!!!! Food, drinks, service all 11/10!!
Can’t say enough about this place!!!
Just go!!!

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Jmuellz
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in downtown Hamilton...a must do!

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Service is great from the very start. Eating inside with reservations is a great idea and has this romantic for dates yet family and friends feel to it as well. The noise inside can get a bit loud but it is not bad.

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PauletteK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice ambiance, limited selection on the menu. Food was good but not great, our appetizers were just warm not hot. My main was a pasta dish just a tad over el dente , which for me was a let down. My friend ordered the ribs, and that just it Ribs… a plate of meat. We ordered a salad to have with the ribs once she realized there was no side, we were nearly finished by the time the salad arrived. Over all it was ok but not on the top of my list to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. The staff are really friendly, the food is chic and the atmosphere is lively and safe!

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celenr
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly service. Staff was well prepped and knowledgeable for accommodating dietary restrictions. The atmosphere is absolutely incredible. I cannot wait to go 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 955 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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