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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Gather Ratings and Reviews
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.
This was a fun place for a group gatheri ...
This was a fun place for a group gathering. The food was delicious. Unfortunately, our waitress was terrible and was practically clearing our plates while we were eating. The octopus pasta dish was amazing though. Dessert was lack luster, so eat more of the other delicious food.
The space is good but the food needs a ...
The space is good but the food needs a serious upgrade. Hummus plate had no veggies for dipping, pizza was bland, cauliflower side tasted like it was made from frozen cauliflower with Velveeta. At least they had a good beer list.
We had a wonderful pre-concert dinner at ...
We had a wonderful pre-concert dinner at Gather. We ate on the outdoor patio - a little breezy but nice to be in the fresh air. We shared steamed clam appetizer. They did it more like mussels cooked in a buttery garlic sauce with onions. It was very tasty! Then we shared a Cobb Salad and their signature Octopus and Mushroom Ragout. We were worried that the octopus might be chewy, but our waitress promised us they would melt in our mouths. She was right! Super delicious! Nice cocktails with the appetizer and when she brought me a wine that I hated, she readily took it back for one I liked! Great food, service and view of the waterfront outside!
Most people were sitting on the patio so ...
Most people were sitting on the patio so we had an enjoyable quiet spot inside. Unfortunately, the food just fell a little flat. The service was good until the end, when I think there was a shift change and it just took way too long to get our check and pay.
I met a few friends here for brunch on a ...
I met a few friends here for brunch on a Sunday morning. We're all new to Boston and had never been here before. Making the reservation was easy and the restaurant called to confirm the morning of our reservation. We were able to get a seat outside, like we had hoped for. The food was delightful and very filling. The bloody mary was on point (seriously, the bartender nailed it), but the "add bacon" option wasn't worth the $2. Our biggest complaint is that our server disappeared for 20-30 minutes at a time towards the end of our meal, after we'd been sitting in the sun for 1.5 hrs. By the time he came with the check, took our payment, and returned with the receipt, another 45 minutes had passed and we were dying to get out of the sun. We overheard several nearby tables complain that our server hadn't been by to take their order in a long time. Food, drinks, atmosphere were all outstanding, and it was a bummer that our experience ended on a sour note.
Good food with great view. Went with 2 ...
Good food with great view. Went with 2 other friends on a Saturday night. Great location! Solid, patient server. Great wine and cocktails. No bread, nuts or other welcoming snack. My ahi tuna main entree with a grapefruit fennel salad was delicious, but not substantial. If we had an appetizer or dessert, I probably would not have been hungry again in an hour. One friend had fish tacos - which said were okay and the other had the duck tacos, which sounded good. We had a nice time.
We thought we were in the wrong place wh ...
We thought we were in the wrong place when we first walked in. The setting looked more like a cafe or bar instead of a restaurant. We almost left but decided to stay and we are so glad we did. The food, service, and drinks were great. We will be back!
Went to Gather for a graduation lunch. T ...
Went to Gather for a graduation lunch. The service was slow, the food was okay--the salads had old lettuce and were definitely not worth the price. Gather seems more appropriate for a quick lunch, not a celebration or more intimate dinner.
Beautiful location but our meals were no ...
Beautiful location but our meals were not very good. We both ordered the burger and the patties were both filled with cartilege and ultimately inedible. I wouldn't go back for dining but I would go for drinks due to it's great location.
Disappointing; Return Unlikely
Our service was generally slow; the waitress got my order completely wrong (i.e., I asked for a turkey club with only 2 vs 3 pieces of bread and mayo on side) and it came without regard to those requests. I also order the asparagus was which in a pool of oil. I wanted to order lobster roll, but disappointing that you can't get may on the side.
The food was very good but our waitress ...
The food was very good but our waitress but not very personable. I was with my three kids and my parents for Mother's Day. My kids were all ordering their own meals. We were not asking for any children's menu for smaller portions / reduced prices. My son ordered the steak and eggs which came with two fried eggs and he asked if the eggs could be scrambled instead. She didn't even offer to check with kitchen just told him it wasn't possible. I didn't think that this would be a big deal at all and was shocked that she said no and wouldn't even check with the kitchen - how hard is it to scramble a couple of eggs?!? Definitely not kid friendly if you can't / won't make simple changes to your menu!
awesome food with a twist
I have been to Gather twice now for weekend brunch/ lunch and both times have been fantastic. The food is classic but with a twist. The duck tacos are amazing. I was skeptical at first as it seemed a little crazy to have duck and apple kimchee in a taco, but it actually worked really well. My whole family greatly enjoys the chicken and waffle bites from the appetizer section. There are no bones and the sweet and savory mix is delicious. We tried the fluffernutter stuffed french toast this time and it was surprisingly AWESOME. It's rich enough alone that it doesn't need the extra side of syrup it comes with. The egg an pork torta is also really fantastic. It's my new favorite gem in the seaport district. Most times I don't like food with too much of a twist, but this place seems to get it right!
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