Berkeley North

4.7
316 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Cocktail Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon– Sat, 12pm – 3pm

Drinks & Snacks
Mon-Fri, 3pm-5pm

Dinner
Mon-Thurs, 5pm – 9 pm
Fri & Sat, 5pm – 12am*

CLOSED- Sunday

*Late night menu begins @10pm on weekends.
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Phone number
(905) 522-5858
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Kemeny
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
James Street North & King William Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 316 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had a really nice lunch. Once of the nicest BLT's I've had in a long time. I'll be back to try the tasting menu!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for a birthday on a weeknight. My wife & I are plant-based & tried the vegan fixed menu ($ 52 for two). Started with a nice tomato toast followed by some excellent ginger dumplings. Then had a teriyaki eggplant dish which was tasty but rather oily. Also had an avocado salad which was quite good. Dessert was a vegan cheesecake which was excellent. Our waitress was very good. You can also sit outside which is nice in the summer.

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Limited menu options. Food could have been served hotter. Small serving but tasty.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Food was tasty but very expensive and very small portions. Did not leave satisfied.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

VERY impressed. We were a party of 4 so shared 2 tasting menus. We got to try more things than if just 2 people. Outstanding meal. Loved everything! Can’t even pick a favourite. Although I’m not a beef lover -your steak hit it out of the park! Great to have the half price wine bottles. Coined our night “winesday!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

I've been here twice and each time has been a great experience. The food is well prepared and delicious and the service is prompt, polite and on point.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Found it a little warm. Should have air conditioning in this climate. Was not a fan of the eggplant teriyaki. Too salty and chewy. Not sure where the eggplant was in this dish.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Amazing restaurant!!! A total Hamilton Gem. Wonderful customer service in a beautiful setting with spectacular food.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Most reviews I read prior to eating there were very positive. The much fewer bombastic narcissists who attempt to show their cleverness in critiquing Berkley North were entertaining but thankfuly I didn't meet any the time I was there. All of the critisisms of the " in crowd/ HIPSTERS " did not come to fruition. I told Chloe I had read the reviews on line and certainly wouldn't be making such a one. It was a nice dinner. GerryM.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

It was our first experience and will not be our last. I am looking forward to bringing colleagues in to enjoy lunch very soon. The location is conveniently close to our offices. I liked the decor and the relaxed atmosphere. The garage door, which opens up to the patio, expands the space and just adds to the airiness of the space. The service was friendly, the food was very good and the experience was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

This place exceeds expectations every time......
Exceptional food and drink menu but especially the service.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Food and Service was perfection ! We will be back :)

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Outstanding menu which is always new, interesting, fresh and even local. The dishes are perfect for both vegans and carnivores; in fact, the table's favourite dishes were vegan. Beautiful presentation, helpful, friendly staff. I'll be here as much as I can.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food, and efficient, friendly service. Very generous portion sizes. The decor and interior space is great and being a summer day, with the roll-up front glass for open air ... great.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and service but food wasn't exciting. Food was either too saucy, or bland...I would have loved to have seen some more colour (ie vegetables)with the dishes-

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We had the tasting menu for two for $75 with a half price bottle of wine it is a good value. If you aren't getting wine then depending on what you order it may work out to less if you have it a la carte. Either way it is a nice way to dine as you get to have a variety of dishes. The house made cheese and sourdough bread was delicious and fresh. Mushroom dumplings tasty, and steak was excellent. The duck salad was good but didn't stand out as much as the other dishes. The vegan cheesecake was a nice light finish to the meal. The wine selection is good too. We had the KEW winery pinot noir which was a perfect match. Great date night dinner.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Everything was outstanding
Just very warm inside- was a very warm day and garage open which was nice ambiance but it was a bit uncomfortably warm
Loved it tho! Will be back again and again!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We were thoroughly pleased with Berkeley North--what a fantastic find in Hamilton. Our waitress was exceptional--always making sure we were pleased with the different courses. Loved the goat cheese and the rib eye steak courses. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our special occasion. We will definitely recommend Berkeley North to our friends.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We enjoyed the tasting menu and shared a 1/2 price bottle of Cava. Loved the tuna crudo with plums and was surprised just how much we enjoyed the eggplant! Must go back and bring our friends/family.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Service was excellent. Staff was very attentive to our needs. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Perfect date night! Tomato Toast, Duck salad, Steak Frites, coffee ice cream. Delicious and great service.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

beautiful restaurant, great food and the loveliest server

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Beautiful open and airy, food was amazing and great staff. A true gem

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The service was excellent and food was very unique in the presentation and was very tasty. Table positions are quite close so if you are looking for an intimate or private location this might not be the best option.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Ordered a bunch of apps to share- shrimp toast, avocado salad, tuna crudo and mushroom dumplings, as well as a few mains - halibut and pasta. Everything was so fresh and delicious. The avocado salad was my favourite. Portions were on the smaller side. Would definitely go back again

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I took my husband here for his birthday - the service was quite good and we really enjoyed the food. The only negative was it was during a heat wave and the restaurant was not air conditioned - extremely uncomfortable - in fact the couple next to us left. We felt sorry for the servers/chefs - it must have been unbearable. We would definitely go back but at a different time of year.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. This restaurant is a gem in the heart of Hamilton

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

I finally tried Berkeley North, and loved it so much that I've been a couple of times in the last two weeks - a dinner with my husband, and then lunch with my dad. For dinner we shared the tasting menu, and everything was outstanding. I loved the green beans so much i insisted on ordering them as an appetizer for lunch. The menu isn't huge, which in my opinion is a good thing - I'd rather a kitchen focus on doing a few things well than overextend themselves in both execution and freshness of product. I love that there are delicious options for vegetarians, pescatarians, and omnivores. Staff are friendly and professional, and really care that you're enjoying your meal.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Awesome! Amazing food!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Good dinner with friends before spectacular Cirque Du Soleil Crystal show. Very interesting menu with some unusual items. Excellent service with a special touch.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was delicious but the portions were very small, we order 4 dishes and barely felt full. I do think the quality is good but they could add a bit more on the plate.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The best food and service I've had in a long time! The ambiance, right down to the garnishes on each dish, were absolutely beautiful.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Sensational Service and Fabulous Food! That's the combination that keeps me coming back for business and for pleasure! Karl is a magician behind the bar and Matthew is one of the most genuine and passionate Owners in this city's new vibrant restaurant scene! I've entertained clients at Berkeley North from as far away as Kingston, Toronto and Oakville and they all will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Excellent dinner experience from the food to the service. Very healthy and tasty. The cocktails were good too!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

This lovely King William neighbourhood restaurant is a gem. The owners are lovely people who hire wonderful staff to provide an overall outstanding experience. The food is fresh and delicious with options for vegan and vegetarian as well as meat. They also have a top notch bartender who understands wine pairings and will make you any drink you like! Great for sitting inside and out or even just at the bar. We eat here frequently and I'm never disappointed!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I've been to BNorth 5 times in less than a year. Enough said!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We were a group of three who really enjoyed that appetizers and entrees were all suitable for sharing. The food was original and wonderful tasting.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food and even better service! Loved the combination and variety of flavours offered on the menu. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Unfortunately sat over a cold air vent.... otherwise the usual highly enjoyable dining.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Exceptional food and service!! Will most definitely be back again!! Ordered from the sampling menu. Food was divine!!

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