The Gathering

4.8
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142 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Innovative regional dishes served with Southern hospitality and inspired by the season's offerings using local artisans and farmers.

GATHERING n. / v. – an assembly, like a social, held to come together
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Saltbread
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bar was a bit noisy so waitress gave us a different table. Servers were very good but a bit inexperienced. Food was as good as anything I have eaten. Pretty amazed by it.
Nice place. I am definitely coming here when I am back in Jackson

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BrentF
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience! Will definitely return.

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RickyB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only issue we had was reservations. We reserved a table for 2 at 7:30. When we arrived three other couples arrived at the same time. All with the same reservation times. We had to wait nearly 40 min before we were seated. Overall the food and service was great.

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vipSamM
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From crab appetizer to Redfish special and Salmon entrees our dinner was delicious! So happy to have a wonderful dining experience tonight.

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c2cooler
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

For having just opened since the "pandemic", it was a pretty good experience. I don't understand why they abbreviated their normal menu...

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vipDavidA
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals my wife and I have ever enjoyed. Every bite was a flavor bomb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It’s was delicious but the portion of food was not compenserate with price

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Hannah was excellent. Food was fantastic. Excellent presentation of the food. The restaurant has a charm and quaintness that is great.

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CorkyW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish dishes were spectacular. The salmon was cooked perfectly along with the tender broccolini and rice side dishes. My wife enjoyed her redfish dish as well.

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vipDavidA
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, the hanger steak was perfectly prepared. From start to finish it was a perfect dining experience.

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vipbuzz
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner was great

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vipMaMiMy
Mississippi
39 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked our New Year’s Eve here and enjoyed The Gathering’s usual fine food, great sips and professional staff wrapped up in a casually chic, festive atmosphere. If OpenTable let’s me, I’ll go ahead and book for next New Years Eve here.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Love the Sunday night entertainment!

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vipDavidA
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are regulars at the Gathering, have been dining there for over four years. The food gets better and better. My last meal was one of the best ever, creative and incredibly flavorful seafood. Unfortunately the meal almost didn’t happen, I was turned away when I arrived with a reservation and had to “stand my ground” and refused to be turned away. The house manager somewhat reluctantly seated me. From then on service was excellent and the drink and food phenomenal. Bowen, you need to step up the front of the house to match the quality you’ve created in the food, drink and service. I know it was a busy night, but you don’t turn away a regular with a reservation.

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vipCkmoorez
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not as good as on prior visits.
Service was sluggish, but friendly.
Redfish was over-cooked. Fried crab claws had an off flavor, like the oil was too old. The hanger steak was very good, though.
They may have been a bit under-staffed this night.

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DavidC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great, relaxing atmosphere. Food was tasty and service was good. Limited menu.

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I each got a wedge salad and split an order of shrimp and grits. In retrospect, we would have each ordered a full order because the dish was SO GOOD. The music on Sunday night is just outstanding. We highly recommend the Gathering especially on Sunday night.

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elizabethb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed in the gathering. Food is always top notch, service very friendly. The portions are good, the food well presented.

We are so happy this is in our area. I would recommend it to people in the greater Jackson area. Well worth the drive.

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JMar
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Shrimp and grits were very good. Banana Pudding was disappointing--tasted like pudding out of a box with a few slices of unripened banana and cookies. The Pound Cake with strawberries was very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food & service! Bonnie took great care of us-

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vipFridayfour
Memphis/West TN
35 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, first time, unique special atmosphere, staff very attentive, food was excellent! Will definitely be back

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RfmDallas
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food. A bit noisy. Would describe menu as more Americana with a Sophisticated Southern twist than call it Southern.

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MichaelB
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always. Food was amazing, service was wonderful,,, couldn’t ask for anything more

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MichaelB
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in the Jackson area,, hand down! Will be returning again very soon!!

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This app works great with reservations. The filets were very tender and cooked to perfection. All our meals were delicious. Had 2 guitarists/singers entertaining us. They were very good. Thank you for a very special 48th and 49th anniversary meal for me and my husband and my sister and her husband.

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RobinW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took My Mother for Mothers Day and we had a wonderful experience. I had a problem with my appetizer (not fully cooked and I returned it without a problem.The manager was quick to make amends for that problem and gave us a free appetizer & dessert...The atmosphere was friendly and laidback..My Mom had a wonderful experience her steak was Delicious!!No steak sauce needed!!!! The Live band was nice 😍
We would definitely recommend The Gathering..Service, Food and Atmosphere 5 stars💛💛💛💛💛

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love to come on Sunday nights for the music and fun atmosphere! We love the shrimp and grits, filet, and fish of the south. I love the specialty cocktails. Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We like this place a lot. I think it has gone through some changes. We stopped going for a while because things were not up to the usual deliciousness. But we tried again recently and it’s back to the standard we’ve come to appreciate and love. Hope they keep up the good work. The food is amazing. 💗

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vipSamM
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We often order whatever the special is and I did so again this time and loved it. Seafood stew with shrimp, scallops and fish. Great appetizer as well. Liked the sweet cornbread they serve as a starter. Try them out, you won’t be disappointed!

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best blackened redfish I have ever had. Great service. Neat location. Awesome wine options. All around amazing.

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Lrey
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not special. Lobster bisque strange. Waitress overbearing. Entree came out too early and was cold sitting on the table while first courses were still being eaten. Expensive for not special. Trying to entertain a friend from New Orleans. Dismal. Hope they can improve as it's a nice restaurant setting in Livingston.

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Raleigh
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Steak was good but not great; not cooked to specifications. The lobster bisque was not good at all. The bisque was not thick or creamy enough and the lobster was not fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Love this restaurant and the new menu!
We had the duck & dumplings and the blackened fish. Both dishes were perfectly seasoned and cooked- the sauces and sides complimented them perfectly.

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lookin4food
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This is a lovely restaurant with loads of glamour and ambience. We were one of the first tables to be seated as it was quite early, so it was a little off-putting to have to wait a good little while for our drinks to be served. There is no merlot served by the bar and one of our guests sent back her drink after telling the server she didn't want any salt on her glass of marguerite and it was served with salt.
All our meals were very tasty. The shrimp and grits and the scallops/grits were well seasoned and perfect presentations, although not steamy hot. My vegetarian selections were quite good and satisfying. We asked for bread with the meals We had a discussion about having to ask for extra salt and pepper brought to the table, but this was minor. It may be awhile before we return.

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LauraW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal. It was a date night for my husband and I. Both of us had exceptional meals. I had the short ribs and they were some of the best I've ever tried. My husband had the special, chicken fried ribeye. It was also outstanding. The portion sizes were huge. We had brunch the next day with leftovers!

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JohnA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service definetly planning on coming back and would recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a pleasant surprise. Everything was excellent! Highly recommend.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good meal with new waitstaff. Waitress was very pleasant though.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As a diabetic the were many things on the menu I could not eat. I want to thank Sunny for helping us work through the menu for me to have a great meal.

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BowenE
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Great service and innovative dishes.

FAQs

The Gathering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (601) 667-4282 ext. 1.

The Gathering is rated 4.8 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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