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Berkeley North

4.7
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807 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 807 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrittanyP
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Berkeley North! The food was delicious and you could tell it was made in house, the atmosphere was very cute and modern, and the overall experience was great! I had the Cod Burger and that was great!

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NataliaP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining. Service was outstanding. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered several small plates to share and couldn’t decide on a favourite because they were all outstanding!

Nice selection of cocktails and half price wine bottles on Wednesdays!

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AmalH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time at the Berkeley north - would highly recommend to all my friends. Food was 5 star and the service was incredible, they knew how to make it an exceptional night and experience.

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Felix
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berkeley North is hands down my favourite spot to dine and lunch. The service is top notch and the food makes your tastebuds explode! 11/10 recommend.

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NAGC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service! Will definitely be back to Berkeley North.

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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic food. I’ll be dreaming about that fried chicken for days.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! My favourite restaurant in Hamilton!

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LilRexy
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, nothing but the best at Berkeley North! Fresh, local ingredients made into simple but perfect dishes. Great wine choices and absolutely superb service. Love this place!!

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EmmaT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and here and it was incredible! We started with the Mushroom Dumplings which were insanely good. We had the creamy garlic shrimp pasta and the fried chicken sandwich as our mains. The sandwich was out of this world and I highly recommend getting the rosemary and garlic fries! The pasta was yummy but the portion size was a bit small; delicious nonetheless, and the fried chicken sandwich was massive so that made up for the smaller pasta. Our drinks and service were also outstanding and we will definitely be back soon - I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience with their team.

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rdogpunzel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Atmosphere makes you feel safe and relaxed indoors. Best food and fantastic service. Always our number one recommendation for restaurants.

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Shai
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Shrimp Tempura was good but not really a tempura, more like fried shrimp.
Lamb pasta was good but dry. 'Egg noodles' actually pepper papperdella.
Back yard salad was one of the 'special' featuring local tomatoes with peppers and cheese. Tomatoes were good, but if there was any cheese, it was mixed onto a sauce and the peppers were pickles. It was more of a deconstructed thousand island dressing.
Wine was a little expensive. Extremely limited selection
Service was great.
Space is nice.
Overall a pretty good place but maybe tries to be a bit more than it should.
Had I gone at another time or on another occasion I probably would have sent the salad back and questioned the tempura

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ChristyJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner. Although the menu was condensed due to Covid, there was a variety of options. We enjoyed the dumplings, chicken skewers, shrimp and a salad that the chef had just created using local tomatoes. Everything was very good. Hopefully they are able to expand their menu again, we'll definitely be back.

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MacFaddo
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Natalie was excellent, and the drink named after her was also excellent!

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TaylorF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with delicious food! Warm environment and loved the music. Would highly recommend to friends and family :)

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EricR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience. Service was great, food had excellent flavour. The restaurant is a bit higher priced, but worth it!

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michaelv
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Berkeley North. Great experience and the food did not disappoint !!

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RuthL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely evening. I was very impressed with the spacing and the protocols in place to ensure comfort and safety. Starting with drinks-we wanted to try cocktails created by Roisin(one of the best bartenders in the city). Our server helped point them out and they were excellent.
My guest and I both started with the feature tomato salad-beautifully well balanced use of simple ingredients. For dinner I had the fresh cheese pasta, which was ridiculously good and something I would come back for.
Overall, the service was wonderful, well informed, and I could tell care had gone into training the staff in all the new safety procedures.
Thank you again-it's not easy to create such a warm atmosphere and welcoming environment in these..."unprecedented times" haha ...but I hear we will all get through it together and Berkeley North is definitely doing its part <3

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MikeL211
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Discovered by chance and so happy I did. The owner has always made me feel welcome after he personally introduced himself. Well done BN. Keep it up - you’re an asset to Hamilton’s improving BIA!

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MaryG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very comfortable. It was obvious they took excellent measures to keep everyone social distanced. It was an excellent dining experience. Excellent service and good.

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Nickname
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great and so is the service. They used to have a more veg-friendly menu with small plates, I prefer that to the more basic menu they have now. Maybe the menu is reduced due to COVID? There isnt a ton of choice and the food was someone bland, other than the mushroom dumplings which were amazing

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NateMc
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant managed the new covid-19 rules fantastically without compromising a warm atmosphere to enjoy your meal in. Not only was the atmosphere fantastic but the food was out of this world. Very fair portions to price ratio and I left the restaurant feeling very full and satisfied. Will definitely recommend.

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PaigeO
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at BN was fantastic. I had the dumplings and the fresh cheese pasta- easily the best pasta I’ve had in a long time!

Love the room and the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Definitely going to come again!

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MichelleS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a restaurant meal recently at Berkeley North, our first "indoors" since March. We found the food to be excellent as usual, and the service friendly and efficient. The safety precautions were remarkable. There was at least 2 meters between all tables, staff were masked, there was plenty of hand sanitizer, and the restroom was cleaned between uses. Not only is the ambiance of this small restaurant pleasing, its design means that the ventilation was excellent, because a large garage-type door at the front of the restaurant was up.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and his team always make you feel like you are their most important customers. There’s no place in Hamilton where you can get this quality of service plus food, drink, ambience (good vibes only!) all in one. Their health and safety protocols are top notch too which is so important these days.

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very accommodating-great service and the food was delicious!

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MEH430
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Berkeley since it opened, all I can say is I wish they would open up a location in Oakville where I live. The food is unique, healthy, high quality and extremely tasty. The service is always top notch and with a smile, not sure what else you can ask for?

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foodieD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good. But food was just okay. We both ordered their fried chicken sandwich- chicken was thin and dry, they messed up our sauce order and I think instead of making a new sandwich they just took out a piece. That also lead to the fries being soggy and not hot.

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MikeV
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can wait to come back. Just mad that we didn’t start going here sooner 😀

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LaceyD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dumplings were amazing with so much flavour and saltyness, which I love!

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PeterC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great time food and service were excellent my only complaint is the seating ( table and chairs )was terrible. They were too small, unstable and very uncomfortable.

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KaitlynB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place and their house made fresh cheese is to die for!

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NickM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chicken mushroom sandwich could have used better bread than a white hamburger bun.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and spectacular service

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vipjhundert
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Uninspired food. Overpriced. Service good.

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Michael
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Hamilton.
Everything meets our expectations

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DouglasH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly host our server was delightful service was good the food was great especially the mushroom dumplings appetizer the cod sandwich was tasty as was the braised short rib pasta. Patio concept was nice but the seats were not very comfortable. But will absolutely return. Thanks great dinner

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LyndaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

BN has done a great job of meeting the pickup, lunch and dinner selections. As things move along I’m sure their menu will have more meat selections, but what they’re doing now is well balanced, delicious food.

FAQs

Berkeley North offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-5858.

Berkeley North is rated 4.7 stars by 807 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 bookings at the moment.

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