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 - Tyler Anderson


Meet Chef Tyler:

Chef Tyler is the culinary director of Ore Hill & Swyft in Kent, which the New York Times just named one of ‘America’s Best Restaurants’! It is the ONLY restaurant in Connecticut to be awarded one of these 50 titles. 

His restaurants have garnered numerous statewide awards including Best Restaurant Overall (ten times) and Best New Restaurant awards.

Tyler has been nominated for the James Beard Best Chef Northeast award seven years in a row. He has also been named CT Chef of the Year. Tyler was a contestant on Season 15 of Top Chef, as well as on episodes of Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay.

Tyler and his team are extremely involved in philanthropic works and pride themselves on helping raise money for many local charities.

You may have already enjoyed some of his delicious food! Tyler owns and operates Ta-Que, Bar Pina and Terrero in Hartford, and Millwright’s in Simsbury. He is the culinary director of Ore Hill & Swyft in Kent, awarded one of 50 ‘America’s Best Restaurants’ in 2023 by the New York Times.

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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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