Berkeley North

4.8
992 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 992 people are saying
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Samma
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Drinks were the highlight. Rockfish was very chewy. The highly recommended dumplings were very garlic heavy.
Service was confusing as there were 2 servers always coming to the table asking the same things, clearly not communicating with one another.
Also felt a bit rushed to order.
Would return for the cocktails.

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RodS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Have dined here numerous times.

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot. Alex had some great recommendations. Thanks for giving us a great night out!

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KateG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was pleasant, as were the cocktails, although the wine was terribly over priced. The food items we had were very mediocre at best, save for the rock fish which was great.

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JaklynD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Berkeley North for the first time tonight for a date night! It will definitely NOT be our last time. We had an outstanding time and would recommend! The restaurant accommodated our request for a more private table without even blinking an eyes. The food, drinks, ambience and service was amazing. Our server checked on us throughout the evening, explained the menu and answered any questions we had. We were promptly greeted and seated when we arrived and when we left we were thanked by multiple staff members for coming and all said goodnight! The prices fairly reflected the service and meal we had.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Fun service and wonderful good. Thanks

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Shag
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not worth the price. Small quantities. They ran out of the pasta at 7 pm, which doesn’t make sense.

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DebraP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice little restaurant with a variety on menu for both food and drink.
I had the feature dish (which was seafood pasta) and got there in a nick of time as it was the last one available for the night. I didn't think the portion size matched the price but it was tasty.
I ordered a beer on tap which had run out and had to choose something else. I didn't really like it and I think a better description of what was replacing my choice would have helped.
My husband had the lamb spring rolls and Hamilton hot chicken which he enjoyed and the restaurant was chosen mainly for him so it was a success.
On a whole, we love supporting local and would definitely recommend to family and friends!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed this very much. Lamb spring rolls and avocado salad the standout dishes

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vipKatie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual … lovely dinner. Staff goes over and above with their service. Food was fabulous

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Lindsey
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Rose (?) was outstanding. The food is always interesting, unique.

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KenC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a superb meal delivered with efficiency and warmth. Great relaxed and served with personality to spare.

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JimC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had the privilege of living in Toronto, New York and Hamilton over the past few years and without question, BN is one of (if not) the best, most consistently excellent restaurant I've come across.

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ScottT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will not be our last time when visiting downtown Hamilton.
The staffs knowledge and recommendations make your evening very enjoyable.
The food was excellent!

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vipBMoKMo
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and the food was beyond expectation! Thank you!

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RyanT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Easily one of our favourite restaurants in Hamilton. This is not a place for portions, it's definitely a quality over quantity situation, but even then, it's pretty good value for what you're getting. There's something for everyone, that's for sure!

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JelaynaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. The service was well informed, attentive and very kind. The food was exceptional. Great, nuanced flavours, expertly cooked. The wine selection offers a fun variety and is well chosen to compliment the menu items. The decor, ambiance and music were all elegant and beautifully understated. This was a birthday lunch for a good friend, and we could not have asked for a better dining experience. Many thanks! Oh! And the profiteroles and gourmet tea served in a French press was excellent :)

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KatieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
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
22 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

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 992 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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