GATHERING n. / v. – an assembly, like a social, held to come together
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.
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.
Great Atmosphere, great service, great ambiance, great place!
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
Always an enjoyable experience! Will definitely return.
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.
From crab appetizer to Redfish special and Salmon entrees our dinner was delicious! So happy to have a wonderful dining experience tonight.
For having just opened since the "pandemic", it was a pretty good experience. I don't understand why they abbreviated their normal menu...
One of the best meals my wife and I have ever enjoyed. Every bite was a flavor bomb.
It’s was delicious but the portion of food was not compenserate with price
Our server Hannah was excellent. Food was fantastic. Excellent presentation of the food. The restaurant has a charm and quaintness that is great.
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.
Excellent meal, the hanger steak was perfectly prepared. From start to finish it was a perfect dining experience.
Birthday dinner was great
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.
Wonderful restaurant! Love the Sunday night entertainment!
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.
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.
Great, relaxing atmosphere. Food was tasty and service was good. Limited menu.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding food & service! Bonnie took great care of us-
Great experience, first time, unique special atmosphere, staff very attentive, food was excellent! Will definitely be back
Excellent service, food. A bit noisy. Would describe menu as more Americana with a Sophisticated Southern twist than call it Southern.
Great time as always. Food was amazing, service was wonderful,,, couldn’t ask for anything more
Best steak in the Jackson area,, hand down! Will be returning again very soon!!
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.
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💛💛💛💛💛
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!
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. 💗
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!
Best blackened redfish I have ever had. Great service. Neat location. Awesome wine options. All around amazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Great food. Great service definetly planning on coming back and would recommend to others.
This place was a pleasant surprise. Everything was excellent! Highly recommend.
The Gathering offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (601) 667-4282 ext. 1.
The Gathering is rated 4.9 stars by 145 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.