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 and Braised Short Rib Gnocchi. 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.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed ‘til 1am
Thurs-Sat ‘til 2am
Sun ‘til 12am
Mon-Wed 11:30am – 10pm
Thurs-Fri 11:30am – 11pm
Sat 11am – 11pm
Sun 11am – 10pm
Sat-Sun 11am - 3pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Meter parking throughout Seaport Square as well as lot parking for $15-17.
Silver Line: Courthouse Station
15 minute walk from South Station
Private Party Facilities:
Located in Boston’s Home for Innovation, District Hall, Gather features inventive American cuisine by Chef Dennis Wilson. We are able to host events for 10-100 guests, and events for up to 450 guests in all of District Hall.
Private Party Contact:
Sheila Gill: 6179827220x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
Gather Ratings and Reviews
I was looking forward to trying "Gather" ...
I was looking forward to trying "Gather" this past Thursday night. The concept was interesting and the menu appeared somewhat creative. It was also recommended by my dining companion who had been there one other time for drinks. I was disappointed with the execution.
Their version of the Tuna Tartare was fishy to the point of suspicion. So, we had it taken from the table and were informed that it was a particular dish that had split response from other diners. We were apparently not the first table to prefer other gastronomic ideas. The grilled Octopus was "ok." We also split the braised short rib sage gnocchi which was a saving grace: Flavorful and tasty with the appropriate texture of the gnocchi and balance of short rib. A solid dish but not exceptional in any way. I would recommend the gnocchi. It will be what you expect.
The wine list was sufficient.
The hostess that greeted us at 5:30 was stoic and different from the more cheerful one that said goodbye. The servers were warm and friendly.
The outside patio was an enjoyable place to have meal in the waning summer weather. The inside seemed lively and loud and perhaps more appropriate for "drinks and apps." The bathrooms are an obnoxious, almost fluorescent sea-foam green that wake you up at best and blind you at worst. My advice; hold it if you can or bring your sunglasses. Either way it's an amusing conversation starter.
My experience at "Gather" had some good and some less than positive. However given the options at the Seaport and in Boston in general I would recommend other dining options before Gather.
Great Sunday brunch on the waterfront. E ...
Great Sunday brunch on the waterfront. Excellent southern style brunch dishes. Pecan pancakes, chicken and waffles and the eggs benny were all very tasty and got 2 thumbs up from me and my family. Got an 11:30am brunch time and was one of the first ones there - surprising, but filled in as the time went by. Fun and different - nice day out for all
Went to Gather for dinner before a show. ...
Went to Gather for dinner before a show... it was one of the more mediocre dinners I have had in Boston. Outside dining was nice, but the advertised 'views of the harbor' was just a glimpse from far away. Food was overcooked and bland; service was cordial but slow. Overall, not worth a second visit and definitely not worth the price.
Amazing food and drinks. When inquiring ...
Amazing food and drinks. When inquiring about the oysters, our waitress stated she didn't like seafood and did not know where the oysters were from. I believe her response was 'some place in Ma.' #serverfail As foodies we were less than happy with that exchange however the oysters ended up being fantastic.
My friends and I were disappointed with ...
My friends and I were disappointed with our dinner at Gather the other evening. The food was pretty ordinary, not bad, but just okay. The cost, with only one of us drinking a glass of wine, came to $40 each for 3 of us and, for the lackluster presentation and preparation, I have to say the value wasn't there. The service, although friendly enough, was careless....2 spoons for a shared dessert when we were 3 diners; espresso arriving without spoons, sweetener, etc; table not wiped off when the dinner plates were removed. We won't be back and we can't recommend Gather.
Average at Best. Good was over-priced a ...
Average at Best. Good was over-priced and was not high quality. Pizza was dry and bland. Cobb salad was good, oysters were fresh but just served with industrial cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge. The lemon in my water glass was about 6 months old - brown and wilted.... Gross! If you're going to charge the prices that you do you need to have higher quality food.
Sat outdoors on a beautiful night- great ...
Sat outdoors on a beautiful night- great location and a nice view from the patio. Hostess was kind to sit us before our 8pm reservation. Server was attentive and friendly. The food was as expected, nothing spectacular, but we were there more for drinks and the view anyway.
Gather is a great restaurant! Good drink ...
Gather is a great restaurant! Good drinks, delicious food, and a great location with a lot of seating, so you rarely have to wait long for a table.
They have reasonably priced food in a neighborhood that is predominately pretty expensive.
I love gather but this experience was di ...
I love gather but this experience was disappointing. The restaurant was pretty quiet but our food took forever and most came out cold. Waitress was sweet but not great. Considering this is a regular stop for us we aren't deterred, just an off night, but still not ideal.
Not worth the money. Sangria was watere ...
Not worth the money. Sangria was watered down. Lobster roll-lobster was good, but served on a stale roll with a half-full side of apple slaw. Seriously, was the kitchen paying attention to the plates that went out. Would you eat a stale toasted roll? Other party had trout, cooked well, but bland, completely bland. Only bright spot was the chicken and waffles appetizer. Too many choices in Boston to bother with this one again.
The food was ordinary. I had a lobster s ...
The food was ordinary. I had a lobster salad made with iceberg lettuce. Not a very interesting dressing. The tables were not especially clean. The waiter was inattentive. The drinks were watery This restaurant is truly overrated!
Arrived for a 12:30 lunch on a Tuesday - ...
Arrived for a 12:30 lunch on a Tuesday - sat outside, and WAITED. 20 minutes, no server. My friend notified the hostess. We waited some more. Tables all around us were being served. My friend wen inside to speak to that hostess - finally, a server! "Sorry about the confusion," we were told. We're not clear what was confusing - that we wanted to eat? That we had managed to escape our offices on a lunch break and had limited time? The food was fine but I don't recommend it if you have a time deadline - this was my 4th lunch there, definitely the worst service, but the service has never been stellar or quick at lunchtime. I am probably going to avoid it from now on.
The food was good, nothing special. The ...
The food was good, nothing special. The concrete floor means that every dropped dish will shatter and there was so much of that when we visited. The outdoor dining looked great but then the weather didn't cooperate but if the weather is nice, it would be lovely. Our server was very good.
Cool vibe. Terrible service. Waited alm ...
Cool vibe. Terrible service. Waited almost 40 min for beverages. Consulted with manager and he had to come from somewhere to meet in front. He apologized but never saw him again. Tables all around us sat empty full of dirty dishes. One of our entrees was never ordered so it came out late. Overall needs better management and better service. Lots of kinks to work out.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.