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 - Dinner Service

I am honored to serve this great community of Hartford’s Hands on Hartford and Gather55. Sometimes it’s not all about $$ and giving back to the community is certainly more value than $$’s in your bank. And I like the way Gather55 works, where all can gather and dine regardless of ability to pay and enjoy the welcoming service with those who can pay and those who cannot..

With chef’s passion of Indian cuisine both critics and guests have grown to count on his consistently delectable and nuanced food. It was no exaggeration when the esteemed Rosengarten Report called him “…the most exciting Indian chef in the United States.” The New York Times review of Thali restaurants gave it a coveted “Excellent” rating and celebrated Chef Prasad’s cuisine as: “unusual, exciting, and so varied that I am never bored with eating there.” Chef Prasad Chirnomula is an award-winning chef and two-time Honoree of the popular James Beard Foundation.

When Chef Prasad moved to the United States in 1986, he had $100 in his pocket. Despite his wealth of experience, his first job here was as a busboy at a restaurant in Long Island.  His ambition and passion were unstoppable.

For over thirty years Chef Prasad has been known & recognized for his restaurants namely, Bombay Bar & Grill, Tandoori, Thali, Thali Too, Oaxaca Kitchen, Saffron, Chao Chi, India & most currently Chef Prasad in New Canaan CT.

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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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