Gather

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Voted “Best Restaurant in the Seaport District” by the Improper Bostonian for the last two years, Gather features inventive American fare. Signature dishes include Duck Tacos, Charred Octopus, Jambalaya. Enjoy creative cocktails and an extensive wine list, along with a rotating craft beer selection. Gather is located in Boston’s Innovation Center, District Hall and has views of Boston Harbor along with multiple patios for seasonal al fresco dining and meetups with friends. Gather gift cards are also accepted at Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall, City Table and City Bar in the Back Bay, and City Bar in the Seaport District.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Easter! We will be serving specials in addition to our full menu and we will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts for the little chicks at 11:00am & 1:00pm.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

What 772 People Are Saying
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NH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beet arugala appetizer with goat cheese mousse was amazing!

KB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

hostess was unfriendly, waiter seemed annoyed, food was blah.

Gather
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi Kate, We're so sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your service, so we can look into this? Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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FC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was friendly but most in my party agree: the food was terrible. Hamburgers were practically raw. I ordered medium- well meat and it was rare! Come on. The two others at my table politely stopped eating their burgers after a couple of bites. Others said their entrees were tasteless. I think your cook rushed them off the grill. I will no longer entertain my future guests and employees at the Gathering in Seaport area of Boston, MA.

Gather
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello- I'm sorry to hear about this, and I've shared your review with management, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements to the dishes you mentioned. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This place has the potential to be really great. From the outside, it glows with beautiful lights, but the inside has a very cafeteria-like feel. Food was good, but not something I would feel compelled to return for.

Gather
Responded on March 6, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us, and we've shared your review with management, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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a
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The evening started with a hostess who really wasn’t interested in hosting anyone. We sat down and waited a bit for our server. The food was fair. The kids Mac N Cheese was practically flavorless. I think a box of kraft would have been more of a culinary experience, we had the salmon which was very salty and oily with the potatoes, the burger was actually tasty and one of the salads was editable, but not worth writing more about.

Gather
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us, and we've shared your review with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, our apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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BB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a birthday dinner. Three generations present. Including kids. Excellent service and food throughout, with a candle on slice of cake for desert.

Gather
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi Brian, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed joining us for such a special occasion. We're glad you all enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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MH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Gather! Delicious food with healthy options. Great atmosphere.

Gather
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Miriam, Thank you! We're so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us, and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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j
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for dinner with friends before ica events

Gather
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hi Judith, Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area! Best, Grace

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OT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Excellent eating experience.. from walking in the door and being greeted by employee, seated and drink order taken, was maybe 5 minutes. Meal was served hot and excellent taste. Server was very friendly and helpful.

Gather
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service. Please let us know if there's any additional feedback you'd like to share, so we can make improvements. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gather surprised us with its fabulous location, nice attentive crew, varied menu items, and interesting attractive decor. It was the perfect pre-museum lunch place. An added benefit was nearby parking. I say "Give Gather a go!"

Gather
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Jojo, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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CH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day and a birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was very cool. They gave us free desert for our Valentines date!

Gather
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your Valentine's Day with us, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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HS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

The atmosphere was not at all what I expected. I was very disappointed with the seating arrangement and noise level. Will not be going back.

Gather
Responded on February 21, 2020

Hi Heather, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience, and we've shared your feedback with our management team, so we can work to make the necessary adjustments. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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SB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was very accommodating & Marcus was great! We enjoyed the food & overall had a very nice experience!

Gather
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited at table without being greeted for over 10 minutes. Watched 2 waitresses walk right by multiple times without saying a word. It was not overly busy and didn’t appear understaffed. Clearly this place is not working with a teamwork mentality. On top of everything, it was way too loud to even exchange words, forget have a conversation— very poor acoustics. Left without ever meeting a waitress.

Gather
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this. Please know that we will be speaking with our staff, to ensure this does not happen again. Again, our deepest apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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EL
New England
55 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service could not have been better. Order the octopus- best I ever had. The onion soup was a bit too rich for me- very beefy. The turkey brie sandwich was also good.

Gather
Responded on February 14, 2020

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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MM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I went to Gather several years ago and thought that the food was good. Went back this week and it was disappointing. Boring food, too much salt. Had to wait for 15 minutes even though we had a reservation. Wouldn't recommend.

Gather
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Mary, Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry to hear about your most recent visit, and can assure you we will be speaking with staff regarding the service you received. Again, our apologies. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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DB
New England
109 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun little spot right in the back end of
Seaport, great food and atmosphere with beers and other eats!

Gather
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hi David, Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Met friends for brunch. Extensive options for gluten free. Drinks were solid too.

Gather
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed joining us for brunch, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OZ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It had atmosphere of a cafeteria . A very casual place good for young people. Appetizers were good, cocktails were not . Main course was limited and not so good.

Gather
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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b
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Based on the reviews, we had high expectations for Gather. The food was fine (oysters were exceptional, entrees were heavy and a bit over-sauced, cocktails were delish), service okay (the wait staff were cool and not overly welcoming), atmosphere noisy due to the quasi-industrial setting. This place could be great if it weren't so self-consciously hip and trendy, and if they put more effort into food quality. Might try again at some future date, but won't be rushing back.

Gather
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the food and cocktails, and we've shared your feedback regarding the rest of your visit with management and our staff, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Again, thank you for taking the time to share this. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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JL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch spot with plenty of parking around the area. Spot was nice and open, great view and lots of glass to make it a bright space. Food was excellent and fresh, wait staff was attentive and friendly on a very busy morning. Would go again without hesitation. The red pepper feta dip that came on the hummus plate was insanely good.

Gather
Responded on January 7, 2020

Hi Jim, Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed joining us for brunch and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yummy food! Friendly waiter! Would def go back!

Gather
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Such a cute small spot in Seaport. Parking can be tough, but plenty of lots and garages around to choose from with reasonable prices. I went fro brunch and got the omelette with home fries. It was amazing! I will be back.

Gather
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hi Lexie - Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind words! We hope to see you very soon.

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I
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fun little spot to grab a bite. Casual . Fish tacos made with steel head trout, Asian flair were good to share. Great lentil salad that was enough to take some home. My son had the lobster roll with fries that was delicious too. Near the holiday lights. Even an option have a drink in an inflatable igloo - seasonally !

Gather
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hi! Thank you so much for visiting and your kind words! We hope to see you soon at Gather. :)

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SW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends got engaged, so we were gathering to catch up + celebrate! Food was excellent, as were the drinks and the atmosphere.

Gather
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hi Sarah! Congratulations to your friends! Thank you for celebrating with us and your kind words. We hope to see you soon.

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MA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and it didn't disappoint! Great waiter and the steak and eggs was excellent. Everyone was friendly and the place has a great vibe. Love the big windows and bright light. I'll be back for sure!

Gather
Responded on December 17, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the kind review! We're so glad you chose to spend such a special day with us. Do you by any chance remember the name of your server that day? We would love to share your kind words with them as well. Again, thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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BG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great evening here with a friend visiting from out of town - the food surprised us

Gather
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and recommendation! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Early dinner Saturday night. Sat at table for 15-20 minutes without being approached by a server until we realized that no server had been assigned to the table. Manager apologized and took drinks off menu, but the ambiance of the evening was gone. Also side dishes were left off the order and had to be rushed through the kitchen, arriving as we were 3/4 through our dinner. I normally do not review restaurants and am generally quite tolerant, but this was clearly a fumble. Gather needs to get its act together.

Gather
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We're sorry you didn't have a better experience dining with us, and we've shared your review with our management team, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Please know that the service you received is not up to our hospitality standards, and for that we deeply apologize. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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RA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute Thanksgiving plans. Place was very welcoming. Food was excellent, With a great variety.

Gather
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hi Robyn, Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed joining us for Thanksgiving and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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G
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleased with the ambience and value offered. Easy to get to, easy to find parking. Staff was friendly and had great input on all the items we asked about. Repeated everything back clearly and person by person to make sure the order was interpreted correctly, which is super appreciated. My 7 year old had a plain burger, the 8 year old went with a shortrib flatbread with carmelized onions and fig jam, so we we're really running the gamut. Everybody enjoyed their meals, we'd go back no question. Pricing was maybe %20 higher than a similar but less complex menu item from a chain in the suburbs, so value is great as well.

Gather
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad you all enjoyed your visit, and we hope you'll join us again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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OT
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bloody Mary’s are great! Excellent brunch! We had huevos rancheros and the omelet - both were very good. It took a while for the order to come...the waiter came over and explained there’d been a mix up, so the drinks were comped. They were pretty slammed after we sat down.

E
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice healthy options

Gather
Responded on December 6, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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NH
New England
29 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Only issue was with the greeter or host: we made the reservation with open table about 15 minutes in advance. When we came, we were told since we just made the reservation, they couldn't seat us right away. I could understand if they told us they were unexpectedly busy and we had to wait. But to say that we didn't wait long enough before making the reservation is absurd! We have done this frequently in the past: if the app allowed the reservation, then we shouldn't have been insulted.

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch!!

Gather
Responded on December 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed joining us for brunch, and we hope to see you again for lunch or dinner sometime soon! Best, Grace

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dont pass on the charred octopus or the yuca fries on the apps. Rib gnocchi was good but was a little bit soggy. Ambience and drinks are on point
Service is exceptional

Gather
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make improvements. Thank you again. We hope to see you next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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JW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The gumbo lacked enough broth, seasoning and rice.
There was was too much short rib and not enough gnocchi in the short rib gnocchi. It was very balanced.
It was pricey in my opinion but the portions were large. The atmosphere could be more intimate.

Gather
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. We did launch our new menu this week, so we hope to see you again sometime soon to try a few of the new items. Best, Grace

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c
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by some very cool industrial decor upon arriving. The meal was fabulous! We ordered the SHORT RIB GNOCCHI and CHICKEN ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE flatbread with a side of CHEESY CAULIFLOWER GRATIN. The short rib was melt in your mouth goodness. The portions were generous and the bar was a good pour. I am looking forward to going back and trying the outdoor seating.

Gather
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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GD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Bad food and horrible service. Not attentive at all

Gather
Responded on October 7, 2019

Hello- We're sorry you didn't have a better experience. Any additional information you're able to share about the date/time of your visit, dishes you ordered, etc., so we can look into this, would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Grace

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great experience! Service was attentive and food was delicious. Recommend the fries with avocado dip! Will definitely come again.

Gather
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the food, space, and service, and we hope to see you again next time you're in the area. Best, Grace

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