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Berkeley North

4.7
259 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tapas / Small Plates
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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, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tues– Sat, 12pm – 3pm

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

CLOSED- Sunday & Monday

*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 259 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day lunch a day early gave us all what we wanted; decadent fried chicken sandwich and fries or a healthier salad bowl. Fantastic service!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Simply put Berkeley North is on of the best restaurants in southern Ontario. A must try for everyone. The staff is amazing, service is 10/10 and food is absolutely perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Second time there - excellent food & service once again. Very friendly and informative staff.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Berkeley North never ceases to amaze. Our server was friendly and eager to create a great dining experience. The “Taste of Berkeley North” menu for two is an excellent option, and the chef was very accommodating with some dietary considerations. Definitely one of my go-to restaurants!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was our first time at BN but won’t be our last. Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had the vegan pre fix menu available saturday from 5-6 for 52$ for 2 people. It was so yummy and very good value. Also select bottles of wine are half price. the non vegan option is 75$ also a good option.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food! You won't be disappointed. We shared a bunch of dishes so I got to try a lot. Halibut a bit fishy tasting for my liking but everything else was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had an excellent meal and service. The small menu was great. You know that the kitchen can focus on the ingredients and preparation and not on servicing a large menu. Our server, Matg was knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. I look forward to many future visits

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Delicious food with such pleasant and lovely service. Love it at Berkeley.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Absolutely excellent! One of our best meals ever! Andrew, our server, had exemplary knowledge of the menu and was delightful. Such unique dishes with a vast array of tastes. We will definitely be back and are telling all our friends.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The team at Berkeley North pay attention, and it shows. Simple details like a purse hook indicate how they think of the whole experience once you enter their space. The service was attentive and personable, and the food was fresh and delicious. Put yourself and your food experience in their hands, and you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Went there before a show at Hamilton Place. Excellent deals on half-price bottles of wine on Wednesday. We shared the 2 person platter, and everything we had was awesome. Started with Shrimp toast, followed by mushroom dumplings, then avacado salad...rib eye steak and finished off with blueberry cheesecake. With the half-price bottle of wine, cost $140.00 including tip. Service was excellent as well. Great spot!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great time with great service. Food was tasty with good variety. Wine complimented meal and it was good environment for talking All servers were friendly and helpful! Great ambiance!!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Cool vibe and laid back dining experience. Really enjoyed the cod fish sandwich and tasty pickles. I shall return for lunch and perhaps an evening cocktail.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great change from the ordinary

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

This is my third time to Berkeley North and I must say I will keep coming back. The food is really excellent, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the place has a great vibe (especially when the front window is rolled up).

I think this may be one of my favourite restaurants in Hamilton!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

First time here and it was absolutely wonderful! Will definitely be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Fabulous food with outstanding service!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It's nice to see a small independent restaurant here in Hamilton -- we felt as if we were in a thriving spot in any major world city. From app through to dessert, just great.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great as always! Terrific staff and service. Thanks

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Pleasantly surprised with the overall experience. The Tomato Jam on Sourdough Toast was absolutely fantastic, as were the Tuna Tostadas and the Halibut.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Too noisy. Couldn't hear beside me. Food very interesting.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Seriously great service. Attentive and funny and anticipating our next move.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wonderful staff. Ambiance was great. tapias delicious. Ribeye too thin. Probably would have been better if thicker. All in all a great night

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Absolutely love going here! Food is spectacular and service so personable.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This is a great place. It was our first time here as we found it on the top 100 Canadian restaurants from the Open Table survey. The food was delicious, it was a Wednesday with half price bottles of wine, wait staff was nothing but friendly, new plates and cutlery came out with every new serving. We had the sharing dinner. Highly recommend it (mushroom dumplings were awesome, steak, tuna, crispy chicken)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed dinning at Berkly North. The food was amazing! We tried the set menu that was offered from 5:00pm to 6:pm on Saturday. When I asked the waiter about the name I found out that he was the owner! The whole experience was great and we will definitely go back👍

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food is excellent and we'd particularly recommend the home-made fresh cheese appetizer with sour dough toast. The build-a-bowl option is also great and you can take half of it home for your next meal as the portion is so generous. Our only problem was that the main course took around 30 minutes to arrive - much too long for workers at lunchtime. I know it's all cooked fresh but there must be some way to speed things up? Will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I’ve been here three times, the service, food and drinks are always outstanding. The kitchen was very accommodating to dietary restrictions and our server was very attentive and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great overall experience for sure! Amazing effort put into the little things.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Berkeley North always delivers top notch service and I am delighted that I chose to have my birthday dinner there. They were incredibly thoughtful, giving us gingerale in champagne flutes - we told them we would not be drinking that night, so they thought on their feet and still found a way to let us enjoy the flutes.
Dinner was superb. The fried green beans and the mushroom dumplings are an absolute must every time I visit. I hope they are never taken off the menu.
Whether you are going with a group of friends or as a duo, Berkeley North is a fantastic option. The sharing plates really open up the doors to good conversation at the table.
If you're looking for a sign to book your reservation, this is it. I cannot recommend them enough!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I took my friend here for her birthday. Right from the second we walked in the staff was friendly, accommodating, and helpful. The food and cocktails are absolutely amazing. Can’t recommend this place enough!!! Fabulous!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Exceptional!

Our server recommended he bring us a variety of food until we were full.... a great idea and a great meal!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Menu was creative. The presentation and taste was very good. Our server Mack was friendly, attentive and helpful. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food was excellent! Great menu and dishes for sharing, we had the fish chicken , avacodo salad and the green beans which are a must! Great service and kept us on track for getting to our concert!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

First experience and it was fantastic. Imaginative menu.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Staff and service is great. The food is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

This is an outstanding restaurant. We have been here two times and it always hits the mark.

Went here on a Thursday evening after work. We had a reservation but we could have got a table as the dinner rush was just getting underway.

We choose 5 dishes which seemed to be about right for 2 people. The Mushroom Dumplings are awesome as is the Shrimp Toast but at Berkeley North I would say you are safe trying anything. This is one of those places to just trust the kitchen. Great service and great ambience made for a fabulous date night. Was even greeted by the owner.

5 stars and highly recommended!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My husband and I had the tasting menu which was a wonderful way to sample so many items from the menu. It was delicious, beautifully presented and great value. Our server, Andrew was excellent. Love 1/2 price wine on Wed!!!

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