Our restaurant has a "pay-what-you-can" philosophy. Great food. And an inclusive vibe.

About Gather55

Gather55 harnesses the power of delicious food to connect diverse communities through a restaurant with an inclusive vibe where all can gather regardless of ability to pay. Gather55 is a Hands On Hartford initiative and part of Hands On Hartford’s commitment to serve neighbors, engage volunteers and connect communities in the Hartford area.


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Featured Chef - Jesse Powers

“I am excited to be part of Gather55’s mission to bring the community together through food. Nourishing and providing has always been a major part of what I love about this business and being able to do that, for a portion of the community who hasn’t always had access to it, is extremely rewarding.”   – Chef Jesse Powers


Having grown up in Manchester, CT, Jesse spent time in some of Connecticut’s greatest kitchens, learning respect for ingredients and attention to detail. He developed his skills through stints at Cavey’s, The Copper Beech Inn, Millwrights and, eventually, as Executive Chef at the renowned ON20 before landing at The Beamhouse.



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Hands on Hartford's

Center for Community

55 Bartholomew Avenue

in the
Parkville neighborhood
of Hartford, Connecticut.

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