Gather

4.3
670 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 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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TA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, great casual atmosphere for a get-together!

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RI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting and view of the Seaport District. Brunch menu was fun and the food was very good overall. We sat inside because it was a rainy day, but the restaurant also has outdoor seating that would be beautiful during the summer. Over-all it was a great dining experience and I'd recommend it!

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ST
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow, but it was Saturday night. The food was outstanding, so: worth it. Great looking space, with excellent people watching and a superb view. Would totally recommend to anyone, and will definitely be back.

Gather
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for writing such a kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and space, and our apologies for the slow service. Again, thank you for the kind words, we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very very warm.

Gather
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hello- Thank you for the review. We hope you'll visit us again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the polenta fries! Great service and nice atmosphere - lots of natural light during the day.

Gather
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hi Abigail, Thank you so much! We're so glad you enjoyed the space, service, and of course, the Polenta Fries! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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EE
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The venue for Gather was pretty nice. Big windows, concrete floor, sort of trendy furniture. Some parts of the restaurant looked very nice and others looked hand-made in a not so great way (e.g., the ceiling had an installation of hanging bulbs, where there were uneven loops of extension cords held with cord gatherers). The food was okay, but you were paying for the view and atmosphere. For example, I had an omelet but the cheese in the omelet separated rather than melted... things like that you don't really expect to find in a restaurant. The staff was very nice and energetic, they made it a pleasant experience. I think the prices were reasonable for the area, but I don't think I would go back as the food was just okay and Boston has enough restaurants I'd like to try before returning here.

Gather
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hello- Thank you so much for the review and feedback. We've shared your review with management and our chef, so we can work on making the necessary improvements. We hope you'll visit us again in the future. Best, Grace

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A
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Totally enjoyed our meal. For an appetizer, we experimented with the Yuka Fries with Aioli Guacamole - yum! Wine selection was perfectly acceptable.

Gather
Responded on April 22, 2019

Hello- We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and of course, the newly added Yuka Fries! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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SM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Interesting location. Oysters were good. Salads are big. Nothing inventive or exciting. Pretty subpar. Service was really lacking.

Gather
Responded on April 18, 2019

Hi Stacy, Thank you for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed the oysters. Our deepest apologies for the service. If there's any additional information you're willing to share about the date/time of your visit, so we can investigate further, it would be greatly appreciated. Apologies again, Grace

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LM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Delightful and vibrant restaurant in the Seaport neighborhood.

Gather
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hi Larry, Thank you! We're glad you enjoyed the space, and we hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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m
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Would have liked more egg options for brunch. Poached eggs were overcooked. Lots of good bacon, however.

Gather
Responded on April 11, 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for the review and feedback! We're so sorry that your eggs were overcooked and also for the lack of egg options on our menu. Your review has been shared with management and our chef so we can work on making those improvements to our menu. We're glad you enjoyed the bacon, and hope you'll give us another chance sometime soon. Best, Grace

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s
New England
89 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great eclectic affordable food drinks and fun ambiance. Good for a date, a lunch or dinner with friend/

Gather
Responded on April 8, 2019

Hello- We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Thank you for the kind words about our food, drinks, and ambiance. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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TH
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My food came out and didn’t have an item that was supposed to be there and it was quickly resolved. Beyond that one slip up my experiences at Gather have always been great.

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DH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is great as always. The lobster cobb salad has so much lobster meat and other ingredients! Overall the prices are a bit high, but not uncommon for being in the Seaport area. Our service was slow at some points — waited 15 minutes for a bottle of wine! Did not ruin the experience though and would definitely recommend.

Gather
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Danielle, We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We have shared your feedback about the slow service with management and our staff so we can work on making improvements. Thank you so much for sharing this review, and for your kind words about our food. We hope you'll visit us again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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A
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Good food, good setting, nice staff. Love the location!

Gather
Responded on April 3, 2019

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

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A
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of beers on tap. The polenta & queso was a unique twist on the classic cheese fries and we were very pleasantly surprised! Great service, my sister and I decided to split the burger and the server brought it out already cut in half on separate plates for our convenience. It was fantastic, 10/10 would again!

Gather
Responded on April 3, 2019

Hi Alyssa, Thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed the service you received, and of course, the Polenta & Queso. It was definitely a unique addition to our menu, and we're happy it has been so well received. We hope you'll visit us again sometime soon. Best, Grace

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LU
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

While I enjoyed the ambiance and drinks the food was bland and over priced. Go for drinks

Gather
Responded on March 26, 2019

Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for the feedback! We have shared your review with management and our chef so we can work to make improvements on our menu. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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FT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice quaint place! Visited during lunch. Would like to visited after work to check out the vibe.

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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Casual, fun spot for lunch. Great location, outdoor seating available in warmer weather.
Burger was delicious! Service was outstanding. Bloody Mary was way too salty for our taste, but the server graciously took it off our bill.

Gather
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hello- Thank you! Your feedback about our location, outdoor seating, service, and of course, your Burger, are very much appreciated! We apologize for the salty Bloody Mary, and are glad your server took it off of your bill. We hope to see you again sometime soon! Best, Grace

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

My entree came raw, so I wasn’t pleased. :(

Gather
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hello- We're so sorry to hear about this! Any additional information you're able to share about your visit, so we can make improvements would be greatly appreciated. We have shared your review with management and our chef, so we can make sure this doesn't happen again. Apologies, Grace

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AD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice venue for a casual date after work. Our food was deliciously prepared - just wished the portions were a little more manageable. Probably the best coffee after a meal I’ve had in a restaurant rather than a cafe. We’ll be back, most likely after a visit to the nearby ICA.

Gather
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi Asmaa, Thank you for the feedback and kind words about your meals! I have shared your comments about portion sizes with our chef so we can work to make the necessary adjustments. We're so glad you enjoyed your post-meal coffee, and look forward to seeing you again next time you're in the area visiting the ICA. Best, Grace

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TD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

According to their website they have a dessert menu. I wouldn't know because my waitress didn't bother to ask if I wanted dessert (I did). That may sound like not a big deal except that I always assume that means they're encouraging me to leave so they can give the table to someone else. Rude. The food I did have was good though.

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HO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was underwhelmed by my experience at Gather - I felt that the menu was not very cohesive (random genres thrown together) and nothing I ate was phenomenal given how costly it was. The service was attentive, though I was disappointed when a dietary restriction could not be accommodated after initially being told that it was possible.

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SS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and great food! We went for dine-out Boston and really enjoyed the food! The drink selection was great too. Our waiter was super sweet and made sure we were well taken care of. I'd definitely come back and recommend for others to come back. The District is a unique space and Gather's ambiance is very inviting. You can watch people playing with the prisms and during the day you can see boats coming in and out!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch with my sisters. I had the blueberry pancakes, topped with fresh whipped cream and maple syrup. It was the best pancakes I had in a while. The service was adequate and cost was fair.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Really enjoyable brunch. Great light in the dining room. Small, but interesting menu. Hip vibe.

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JO
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

More of a bar atmosphere rather than “dining”. Loud due to the big crowd around the bar, we were the only ones seated. Drafty due to high ceiling (it was winter) but would be fabulous in summer. Food was great! Duck tacos and lobster roll was one of the beat (and I have had them everywhere). Fries were great as were portion. Just didn’t care for the atmosphere.

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DK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful clam chowder, friendly service!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was slow. The food was okay. Not flavorful.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an issue with one food item, but the server did not hesitate to exchange it and comped is more than expected. Good people and normally great food.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the espresso martini! They had a cool menu with a wide range of options, and plenty of gluten free options were labeled right on the menu. The hummus plate is a great starter

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great apps and dinner!

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CD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I went to Gather with my family to celebrate my father and brothers' birthdays. I had notified the restaurant via OpenTable that it was their birthday, notified the hostess when we checked in, and my mother mentioned it to the server in hopes they would do something special - even just a candle. Even though we ultimately ordered multiple desserts, no acknowledgement was made by the restaurant that we were there celebrating multiple birthdays. Also, my mother's martini came out close to room temperature. Other than that, the food was good and the restaurant is a good value for the area. I would go back and give them another shot, but I was still disappointed in the service.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went here for a date night. It is not very romantic therefore we were surprised how not romantic it was.
It would be great for friends get-together.

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l
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool place, loved the open concept. Would try it again in the summer since there are so many windows and a large patio

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1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, drinks were good. Service definitely could have been better for the price that you’re paying on the menu. We waited a while to get our food order in, left us with a table full of plates and waiting for the check for a while, but all in all it was pretty good.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small menu but everything we had was great! The steak frites was prepared perfectly and the gnocci bolognese was delicious!

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French Toast sandwich was delicious!

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AL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the drinks and food were excellent. The ambiance and service were outstanding as well.
I had the oysters, and they were so sweet and briny, i tasted the ocean! and the korean steak was perfect. My husband had the bolognese and he would not share it with me!

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J
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, quiet. Food was good, dessert was amazing!!

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great breakfast and service was good! Limited items on the brunch menu but it was Waffle Sunday!

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