Here’s What You’ll Be Eating (And Drinking) At 24, Jose Garces’s New Restaurant


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We’ve been waiting quite a while for Jose Garces and his team to open 24–the new “Wood Fired Fare” restaurant set beneath his new headquarters at 2401 Walnut Street. First rumored like a year ago, we’ve been walking by and peeking in the windows since February, theorizing about what his team would be doing with the dedicated R&D test kitchen attached to the space, and wondering how he would utilize those big ovens.

So now, finally, we know. Dinner service (and happy hour) starts on  Tuesday, November 8th–the official opening. Breakfast, lunch and coffee service will roll out on Saturday, November 12. We’ve got copies of the lunch, dinner and cocktail menus for you to take a look at in the meantime.

Couple other cool things? They’re going to be running a happy hour called “Aperitivo Time” daily from 4:30-6:30. There’ll be drink specials, snacks and complimentary small plates. Dinner service runs until 11pm on the weekends. And there’s going to be a kid’s menu at dinner, too, which, for a certain segment of the audience, is very good news.

And as for that test kitchen? It has actually been up and running for months now, with Garces’s team using it to test out everything from pizza dough to pasta sauces. There was early talk of it being opened (at least occasionally) to the public as a kind of peek behind the curtain as new recipes and designs are tested for concepts throughout the Garces empire, and it looks like that plan might actually happen. According to the press release, Estudio (which is what they’re calling it) will be “introducing public tasting events, cooking classes and other events” to be held in the attached, 20-seat dining room. The space is also available for private events.

Dinner menu for 24

24 dinner menu

Lunch Menu for 24

24 lunch menu

 The Cocktail Menu for 24

 

24 COCKTAILS

WILD FLOWER
Vodka, Lemon, Simple Syrup, Peach, Hibiscus Kombucha 11
UNSPOKEN WORD
El Dorado 8yr Rum, Aperol, Dry Vermouth 13
ONCE UPON A TIME
Tempus Fugit Kina L’Aero D’Or, Sparkling Wine 13
SEE THE JOY
Bluecoat Gin, Lime, Simple Syrup, Basil, Smoked Salt, Smoked Paprika 11
CHERRY RANGE
Old Overholt Rye, Carpano Antica, Charred Cherry 13
DAILY ROUTINE
Pimm’s, Asian Pear Kombucha, Ginger, Lime 12
BENEATH THE SURFACE
Amaro Meletti, Jim Beam Bourbon, Lemon, Simple Syrup 11
A BETTER TOMORROW
Strawberry Sweet Vermouth, Cappelletti, Soda 10