gather kitchen + bar

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Now Open for Brunch

Pull up a chair and dine with us, take a taste and you will find that life is endlessly delicious

Gather Kitchen + Bar is located inside the Commons at Ballard.

Inspired by Travel, Hospitality and Family Gatherings,  Chef Ryan Donaldson opens Gather with the goal of creating a menu inspired by international food cultures using Northwest Seasonal Ingredients in a warm setting that invokes feelings of comfort and home. Indulge yourself with family and friends while you create new memories and share in old ones.  To enhance your experience we have crafted a list of cocktails made with scratch bases, a selection of local craft ales and food friendly wines. We have a little of something for everyone and our staff is here to help you craft your experiance



(206) 420-4670



5605 22nd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107



Dinner                                Tuesday - Saturday 5pm-cl

Happy  Hour 4-6pm

Brunch                               Saturday 10-3                            Sunday 9-4             



 Reservations are available for parties of 8 or less.   For parties of 9 or larger please email us at in advance so we can help accommodate you

we set aside a number of tables for walk-ins, Call ahead to put you name in or do it in person.  Either way you can check you place in line on our app and receive text message updates when your table is ready




Ryan Donaldson Chef/Owner

 I first realized my passion for food when I was young. Some of my earliest memories are of food; feasting on Swedish pancakes at my great grandparents, eating crab fresh off the boat and gathering in the kitchen during the holidays as we cooked dinner. Then we'd sit down to share our lives with friends and family.  

        As I began to cook I realized early that it is not only about the food, but about the gathering as well.  Dining is meant to be an experinace.  It requires, and should heighten, all of your senses.  It is the food, the drink, the service, the atmosphere and the people that when it all comes together flawlessy becomes something memorable.  That experiance is what we strive to provide when you dine with us.

Tahlia Bolden-beverage Director

Native to Shaker Heights, OH Tahlia Moved to Seattle in 2010to become apart of and learn from the stellar wine community

Tahlia has worked with some of the finest sommeliers, restaurants and chefs in the city: Seastar, Heavy Restaurant Group as well as running the beverage program for Hitchcock Restaurant and their restaurant group.

Tahlia is an Advanced Sommelier via the Court of Master Sommeliers and enjoy the pursuit of wine studies

Tahlia is a volunteer for Bellevue Lifespring fundraiser, IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration as a sommelier), Salud ( to raise money for vineyard workers), Washington WIne Auction

In her ree time Tahlia can be found preparing food for friends and family, playing the violin and adding more stamps to my passport


Thomas O'Donnell -  Sous Chef

Thomas joined our team after spending the last few years with Maria Hines as Sous Chef at Agrodolce.  Thomas brings a genuine passion for food and hospitality and has taken to crafting our Garden Manger kitchen.

In his Spare time you can find Thomas outdoors hiking and foraging the mountains.