Gather is a full-service restaurant and bar overlooking Boston Harbor.
A refuge from the hustle and bustle of District Hall, Gather is a place where creative minds can treat
themselves to top quality food and drink.
We believe local is better, and that’s why all of our ingredients are sourced from neighboring areas whenever possible.
Gather is inside the world’s first free-standing innovation center, District Hall. It is a one-of-a-kind building for hosting events and meetings in
Boston’s bustling Seaport District. The public lounge is open as a free workspace every day! District Hall is a program of the Venture Café Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. Their mission is to broaden, connect, and support the innovation community.
Chef Dennis Wilson
Raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, Chef Dennis Wilson made his first foray into the restaurant industry at the age of fifteen working in his local Friendly’s. Being a lover of food and not interested in a nine to five desk job, the culinary industry beckoned him. Dennis found his calling in the kitchen.
After graduating from the Connecticut Culinary Institute, his first stop was Horizons Restaurant, a popular, casual dining restaurant in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Under the tutelage of Chef-Owner Mark Melikan, Wilson worked his way from Garde Manger to Line Cook and ultimately to Sous Chef. Subsequent stops included Dalia’s Bistro tin Brookline and an extended stay at Circadia Bistro in Harwich Port on Cape Cod. Working alongside Chef Franck Champely, Wilson developed his palate and learned refined French techniques.
In 2004, Wilson joined the team at Azure at the Lenox Hotel in Boston’s Back Bay. Hired originally as a Line Cook, Wilson was soon named Sous Chef and then Executive Sous Chef. After the 2008 departure of Chef Robert Fathman, Wilson stepped into the role of Executive Chef without hesitation. In 2009 he successfully helped transform Azure into what is now City Table. Housed in the same location at the Lenox, the shift was made from white table cloth dining, to a more casual neighborhood eatery with the same great quality and creative menu items.
In 2013, Wilson was on the opening team for Gather and currently leads all food and beverage for the restaurant, Brew, and District Hall. Though he’d like to open his own place eventually, Wilson is currently soaking up everything he can from Boston’s culinary community, fine tuning his talent with seasonal produce, local seafood and ever changing menu ideas. During his rare downtime, Wilson, who lives in South Boston, loves to travel and catch the occasional soccer game.