The Gathering

4.8
151 Reviews
$30 and under
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 151 people are saying
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EliH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my absolute favorite!! Took my girlfriend here and had a reservation and as soon as we walked in we were greeted and seated !! Service was great and friendly. Food was amazing as always. Would come here every night if I could

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vipMamamia
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE just learned about this hidden little gem of a restaurant. Maybe the locals don't want the word to get out! Food was excellent and wait staff were friendly, accommodating and attentive. I was under the impression that it was a tiny restaurant and was pleasantly surprised to find that is not the case at all.

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MikeD
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time helpful staff and a nice atmosphere had a blast

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TaylorF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gathering was a great place a little off the beaten path. Totally worth the trip. The food was absolutely delicious! Do highly recommend you try at least once.

JD
JonathanD
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great atmosphere
Great service
Love the quiet secluded location

JD
JonDeaux
Mississippi
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Gathering at Livingston is a restaurant that serves quality food with good service. The entree options are farm to table and therefore seasonal, but with enough variety to please almost any palate.

We have dined at The Gathering many times and can honestly say that we have always enjoyed everything we have been served and have always had excellent service.

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MSStateDawg
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We went on Sun night when they have live music. Lovely family with group of young girls. Food and entertainment were fantastic.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was helpful and friendly. The Gathering inside was unique, thus why it was called the Gathering. Only bad thing was an issue with the bill and they had bill mixed up with someone else bill and we had to wait to get it settled and then pay.

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BrianB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere, great service, great ambiance, great place!

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vipSaltbread
Dallas
10 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.

RB
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
24 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
20 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

MM
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!

DA
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.

JM
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
39 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
24 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.

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 151 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.