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Gather

4.3
922 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Voted “Best Restaurant in the Seaport District” by the Improper Bostonian for the last two years, Gather features inventive American fare. Signature dishes include Chicken & Waffle Bites, Charred Octopus, and Jambalaya. Enjoy creative cocktails and delicious wines, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 922 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch!

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Jacinta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The lady at the reception was so sweet!
I really felt at home

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Alyson
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Waitress was very friendly and pleasant when she took our order for drinks and food. After she brought the food over, she never came back once to check on us or even at all the remainder of the meal! We had to ask another server for drink refills and another server for the check. Think she forgot about us. I would still come back though

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The menu is fantastic. The drinks were good and strong. The food was delicious and cooked well. The overall vibe of the place is great too. The only complaint ( and it’s a fairly big complaint) was the service. It wasn’t really busy but somehow the server took 20 minutes to come back to take our orders and then an order was wrong and an item of another was missing. They fixed it quick enough but it was still disappointing.

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vipLeighK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good but a bit pricey for lunch. They seemed to be having bar issues, our meals arrived before our drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good and chill place

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JeniceT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and allowed us to stay to catch up

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vipGreatStuff
Cincinnati
126 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very accommodating with good follow up and suggestions. The trainee was positive and refreshing with their attentiveness. Food was good and plentiful servings. Thanks!

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OWseaport
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place, not too crowded, friendly staff and good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was very mediocre- nothing exciting on the menu aside from the octopus. Service was ok, ambiance is magnificent

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OINEM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor atmosphere was very casual with an outdoor exercise class going on 100 feet away. The staff was friendly and attentive. The grilled octopus appetizer was excellent

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TimR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Very disappointed in the food. I order a chicken breast sandwich and it had hardly any chicken. It reminded me of the Perdue slices you can buy in a bag at the market.
I did have a cup of Clam Chowder and it was A++

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good food, fairly low key at the hour we visited.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great date spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is saying I didn’t show up for my reservation but I absolutely did and had a great time, it’s an awesome restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All courses were delicious, and perfect portions. Our favorites were the desserts- the creme brûlée and waffles with gelato were outstanding. Would definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Ugh. Used to love Gather. Ordered from the Restaurant Week selection. Greek salad was BORING and made with iceberg lettuce, gross. Salmon burger was WAY overcooked and barely edible. Ice cream waffle dessert saved the meal from being a total disaster.

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AshleyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Venue was nice and our waitress was great. Appetizers were pretty decent. The clam chowder was delicious but lukewarm. Our entree’s came pretty quick, our food was pretty bland and the mashed potatoes tasted as though they were instant. It was okay experience.

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Denise
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were seated and after 15 minutes no one had came over. I walked over to the bar and asked if someone would come over to our table. The bartender said sure. We waited another 15 minutes when finally we were waited on. We waited another 10 minutes for our drink order. Clearly they were understaffed as there were only three other tables inside. The focus was on the outside diners, but upon arrival they told us they only had seating inside. Recommendation to the staff: do not ignore customers, acknowledge them and at least let them know someone will be over to help them. The competition is fierce in this area and we could have eaten at so many other places, but I made a reservation here! I will not be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Terrible service - sat for over 20 minutes with no waiter and no water.

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KimberlyF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Drinks took forever to come
Forgot my salmon on my salad- then it came raw
Friends meal had to go back
Very hard to eat if you have food allergies

I use to work in the Seaport and go for lunch- it was really good then!

Had a really nice waitress but the overall experience was not as I had expected or had in the past!

Gather
Responded on August 12, 2021

Hi Kimberly, I'm sorry to hear about this. Would you be willing to share additional information regarding the date/time of your visit, so we can look into this? In the meantime, your review has been shared with management, our staff, and our chef, so we can work to make the necessary improvements. Sincerely, Grace

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vipJamesJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Food was ok. Drinks were ok. Service was ok. Plenty of other places to go so we won’t be back.

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ErinR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and drinks were awesome and our server Jose was fantastic! Will definitely come back and also recommend to friends & family

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MargaretD
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

In Boston for college visits… weather called for rain in a few hours. Upon arrival to restaurant, an outdoor aerobics class was taking place with a DJ… pretty loud. We chose to sit outside, but as appetizers arrived (no coverage/umbrella), we realized rain was coming - the hostess refused to move us inside, but instead offered a different patio table with a large umbrella which was fine. Food was good, service was attentive. Skies opened up and everyone skidaddled for cover inside. I wanted more local seafood options, but went with lobster roll which was very good, as was chicken/waffle bites and octopus. Other entrees consumed were Mac & cheese, hamburger, and chicken/waffle sandwich- no complaints.

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vipGradyG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A little disappointing. Service was slow but pleasant, food was just OK. Atmosphere is better for an afternoon cocktail and snack, whether you're inside or out on the patio.

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vipTamara1
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The octopus was excellent! I love that you have a lentil salad on the menu, so unique!

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Too loud for a nice date night, but would be perfect for drinks and socializing

EB
vipEmilyB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch with my friends and we had a fantastic time. The food and drinks were delicious! & The service was fantastic. I would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was so much fun

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KerryS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was adequate, not horrible, but not great either. They seemed understaffed, no consistency between same drinks from bar. Patio and inside dining room were only at 1/2 capacity due to not enough staff, made for a quiet, somewhat depressing atmosphere for what was supposed to be a fun night out. I’m sure that situation will rectify itself , but it’s just not a menu I would want to repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was a little slow

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Westborough
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were looking for a spot in the Seaport and went based on the reviews. It would probably have been better to go for drinks and a snack. The menu is small. We ordered the hummus plate and the dill pickle flatbread. The hummus plate was good and the handmade sweet potato chips addictive. The flatbread description was interesting but the execution was a miss for us. The draft beers were good. We ate inside and the music was pumped up even though there were only a few tables seated and it was hard to hear. Not horrible but nothing to write home about.

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SteveO
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watermelon Sangria was delicious!!
Sitting outside in the patio for a great afternoon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was so pleasing and our waitress was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors in town so had to go to this local gem! Happy I gave this place a second shot and further visits since. First time I was there the food came out soo late (brunch) that my boyfriend and I almost left (unlike us to do). Still, they serve the best clam chowder you’ll ever have in your whole life. Go go go!

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sofiav
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

the food was overpriced for the taste, and amount.

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Shiny
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome. Loved the late 90s music playlist that was going on inside.

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake- WAS phenomenal truly best part of our experience he made our day so special! Great food great atmosphere!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gather using the Order Online button. Gather also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Gather also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 982-7220.

Gather is rated 4.3 stars by 922 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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