Berkeley North

4.7
931 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 931 people are saying
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SHYTHOM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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Rebecca
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent! Great atmosphere!

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VioletK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
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

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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!

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CJBxxx
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times & always extremely satisfied with food quality & good vibes.

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Vegetarians
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, even for vegetarians. Vegans might have a few less options because of the cheese. Overall we enjoyed our meal and experience

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GrahamY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this to be an outstanding dining experience. Nothing mundane here. It encourages you to try several items. We had three and this made a satisfying meal.. We started with their selection of cocktails which are amazing. All were well prepared by a wonderful "mixologist" They have created some fine ones and not your standard style drinks. Each of the "entrees "were exquisite. Cost we very reasonable. If you are used to chain restaurants heaping bolls of pasta with canned sauce here things are far more interesting. Desert and coffee were amazing. I have never had a French press coffee served at the table. The service staff was attentive, friendly and helpful. One of my best if not the best dining I have enjoyed. They care about what they do.
Cheers and as my German friend says "l'll be back"

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EricS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really amazing. Great energy in the place and in that area of King William Street. Hamilton is a great place to dine and Berkley North has done a great job.

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DebB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Having the kitchen staff double as a server might not be the best strategy. I found that he was checking on us too much and I felt rushed. He also told us we had to leave by 7:00pm very early into our evening. Not feeling it.

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GeorgeL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small plates - good variety and full of delicious flavours

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SunnyL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley is the bomb! Some of the most creative eats. Great flavours and great ambiance!

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ReidM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 5 dishes, and I’m still reliving each and every one of them 24 hrs later. Incredible creativity, variety, quality and value. The server warned us the dishes were small-ish, but the prices were well within reason, and the total food bill (under $65 for 2p) left us extremely satisfied.

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Devin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food like always. Staff were so polite down to Earth and friendly. Topped up our drinks without us even asking so they have a good eye!

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TravisD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at BN, the food was phenomenal, the service was outstanding, and it's probably my favourite restaurant in Hamilton. Looking forward to going back!

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Mark
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Entrees were very small, expensive, not filling and bland.

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Jules
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! Always a fantastic experience at Berkeley North, we recommend it to everyone we speak to. The food is always so incredible.

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MaryM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fresh flavour combinations in a funky modern vibe location. Excellent attentive service. Good vegan options.Noodle bowl and tempura shrimp were highlights.

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vipGordo
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

The food was not to our liking add overly expensive. I will not be returning. The bartender is knowledgable but the selection of liquor that she has is sparse..

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a nice place for lunch. The portions are a little small for dinner and slider was a little cold. We did enjoy the app and hot chicken with fries!

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vipshaza
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite my teasing about the fact that some of the dishes have been dropped and new ones replaced them, our evening was amazing. I love the food at Berkeley North. It is always fresh, with a variety of food that has something for every taste bud! The servers are ALL friendly and welcoming - this I'm sure comes from the Owner who pops around talking to all the people there, making sure you are happy with your meal and enjoying yourself. Berkeley North is a whole amazing experience.

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keving
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to berkely several times and it is a staple for us to enjoy a good meal. The food was delicious and service was great. We will be back.

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NatalieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was outstanding. Patio ambiance and overall vibe was top notch. Zero complaints, all compliments. We will be back soon for another romantic date night!

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vipTerri
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North never disappoints! Take-away, in restaurant dining and even on the street. Always an excellent experience.

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imalwayshungry
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Ordered five food items between the two of us. The shrimp tempura was excellent. Our server brought the food to the table, but not much else.

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Heather
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours and atmosphere. The cocktails are never disappointing - you can tell the drinks are given as much attention as the food and they are always complex tasting and delicious. The food is sooooooo good - the variety of rich flavours and textures and well timed service of different dishes (all expertly cooked without exception) make for a fabulous experience. The mushroom dumplings and the crispy lamb rolls were our favourites.

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Helen
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to be back, thank you! Server (Charlotte) was great as was food (though a heads-up about eye-watering peppers in the delicious avocado salad would have been good). Noise level inside felt pretty loud but guess it was inevitable with your efforts to create distance and barriers between tables

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing and the waitstaff was so sweet!! 10/10 would go again very cute tapas place

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Kevin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North is hands down the best restaurant in Hamilton! Service deftly walks that razor edge between friendly and professional and the food is thoughtful, elegant, and just plain delicious. Hundred percent would recommend to you, the internet rando reading this review right now. Yes: you. Treat yourself - you deserve it, and I promise you’re going to enjoy it so much that you’ll find yourself putting in the effort to leave a similar review. Berkeley North is THAT fantastic! kissy face emoji underlined one hundred emoji.

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 4.7 stars by 931 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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