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About Berkeley North

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.

31 King William Street
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon– Fri, 12pm – 3pm

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

Sunday
CLOSED

*Late night menu begins @10pm on weekends.

Cross Street:
James Street North & King William Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 522-5858

Website:
http://www.berkeleynorth.ca/

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Kemeny

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Berkeley North Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (38)
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Neighborhood Gem (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Healthy (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Tapas (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Authentic (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fun (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Organic (13)
Casual (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Romantic (12)
Vegan (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Seasonal (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great Beer (6)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Spicy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I live everything about this place . Our server was very professional and knowledgeable and the food was delicious.

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Key West)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceptional service. Server was very well versed in their menu and vision. Food came out at the perfect time in a surprise sequence. We ordered 6 different plates and never knew what was coming up next.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Once again, great food and great service. Our 4th visit here did not disappoint!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

We love going out for dinner and do it often. This was one of the best food experiences I️ have had in a long time. Thank you so much for a fabulous meal. Great sharing and fantastic value for such delicious food.
Will definitively recommend and return

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food! Server provided good suggestions for menu options that met our interests. Definitely will go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and exceptional service! While we had our main girl, all the other staff members were also fabulous.
Wasn't expecting portion size to be small but our server let us know early on and we ordered almost everything on the menu to make up for it. Think TAPAS!
For anyone hungry going, expect to spend at least $35 (plus cost of drinks). Amazing chocolate cake (made with almond flour), short ribs (beef) and mushroom dumplings (for vegans)!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

we had a great meal on Dec 9 at Berkley North. The server was wonderful. The food was delicious and inventive and the drinks were excellent. This was our second time here and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing. Eat here regularly and it keeps pulling me back. Quickly becoming my favourite restaurant right now.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I are foodies. I booked this place by mistake and boy am I happy I did. Matt was such a delight and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Will definitely spread the word to go to Berkeley North. Can’t wait to go again.
Pat and Dana
First timers on Saturday night

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Cozy, Organic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service! I went two nights ago and have already recommended it many times over.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our server was awesome! She thoroughly explained how the menu worked, made note of our dietary concerns! Based on our concerns and restrictions, she suggested what would work best! Loved the app sizes and sharing idea for the dishes! Food was fresh and favourable! Presentation of food was impressive as well.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food, pretty atmosphere.
All three of us though the flourless chocolate cake was dry- besides that all dishes were delicious. I’d go back!

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very good place for healthy food. Good options for vegetarians.
The Pumpkin Spice Carrot soup was out of the world !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Vegan
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful as usual. Very accommodating. Fresh, delicious food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

All of us in our group had been to Berkeley North previously and the restaurant lived up to expectations. Of particular note as always, is the bread and cheese which is simply amazing, the shrimp carpaccio was truly outstanding. Arctic char is a staple and always delicious. The only dish this time that was only "okay" was the braised beef ribs-- Not as good as the steak that was previously on the menu. The terrine was good but not great.We shared all of the meals and thus were able to have a broad tasting evening which is the way to do it at Berkeley North. We will be back of course.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food, excellent service and good value. What more can you say

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were attending a concert and wait staff very attentive to our time. Amazing dinner. Tasting menus. Excellent value. Going back soon!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Falafel bowl was amazing. Big portions. Liked the real cocktails!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went for a birthday celebration with family and friends. Not only was the staff friendly, they knew so much about the menu options. The food was fantastic! Each dish had its own unique flavour and were presented beautifully. We had the sharing plates for two (which gave us five courses of tasting plates) and it was a wonderful deal! I already recommended this restaurant to friends and co-workers!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The tasting menu was an amazing combination of flavours and the portion size was perfect, filling you up without leaving you too full

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love it here. It's got a California feel. The staff is consistently knowledgeable and friendly. One of Hamilton's best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and the food ( novemburger) was delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We tried the Tuesday "fixe prix" style sharing menu recently. Each of the four primary dishes we selected were outstanding! We veer toward seafood when dining out, so three of our four choices were seafood. The standout course was the tuna crudo. Best we've ever eaten! You also get dessert as part of the Tuesday deal and these are always tasty and inventive. Total cost is $65 for two for all five courses, which is such a great deal on some of Hamilton's best food. Service is extremely friendly and the ambience is wonderful. Overall, BN offers the best overall dining experience we've had in the area in over three years as Hamiltonians. We recommend it highly!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

initiated a meat inclusive menu. Good idea! All great dishes. Tried them all!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Berkeley North offers great food and great drinks. It never fails to impress!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Servers were wonderful, knowledgeable of menu and friendly. Had a great night celebrating my friends retirement. Food fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Twice we have been here. Food is fabulous healthy beautifully presented. Great wine list. Love this place. Owner is warm and welcoming and service friendly and efficient.
Will be back for sure.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Tapas, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

A favorite choice for dining, lunch or dinner, whether personal or business. A lovely healthy option in the heart of Hamilton

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Healthy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice ambience, great service and really good food. Definitely would return.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful experience. One of Hamilton's best, if not the best restaurant at present!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Organic, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, great service, great vibe. 👌🏽

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Liked the food so much we went back after the show for dessert.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went for my daughter's 27th Birthday with a couple of friends. Beautiful sharing plates and fantastic cocktails, made it a fabulous night!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was my first time at the venue. It is very nicely decorated and the servers were very good and polite. The west coast salad with salmon was one of the best salads ive ever had. I definitely recommend the place for healthy and high quality foods. Worth the expense.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Organic, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Love the fresh ingredients and fusion of flavours. Very accommodating with gluten and vegetarian options. Love the freshly made food. Absolutely delicious! Great service as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

I chose Berkeley North to celebrate a good friends birthday . Chef Jonathan lived up to his reputation by preparing the " perfect " meal . The food was fresh and the sauces amazing . The tapas style suited the occasion perfectly .The wine list complimented our food choices . This was our first time here but not our last - Thanks for making our night even better .

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was great server was great. Food came out super fast, though it is wasn't busy when we came in. Defiantly would try again.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Berkeley North. The cheese and sourdough is absolutely delicious. The west coast halibut never disappoints and the new addition to the menu - steak and crispy potatoes was incredible. Perfect for dinner with friends and family. Tip: the dishes come out one after another, so make sure you are ok with sharing plates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Vegan
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was fantastic. Took my daughter and her boyfriend out for dinner and wanted to try someplace new for a change. The steak ....salted potatoes.....green beans...mushroom duplings ...and cheese cake all cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious.

Our service was pleasant, not a thing to compain about ....just not exceptional. She did not seem very sure of herself ...maybe she was new.

I will definately go back again ...the food and atmospere are worth it!!!

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Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere - great menu items to choose from. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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