ELM Restaurant Group’s popular 24 Diner is expanding to Domain Northside’s Rock Rose next year, and Eater got a sneak peek. The expansion project, located at 3100 Esperanza Crossing, should open its doors October 2017. Like the original on North Lamar, it will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving the same menu of upscale comfort foods, including breads from Easy Tiger’s David Norman.
Designed by Lake Flato Architects, the 6,000-square-foot space will feature similar design elements, but it will be larger than the original downtown location allowing for expanded bar seating among other things. The interior will seat about 140 guests, and the patio area will accommodate an additional 40.
Fear not, there will be chicken and waffles. The menu, overseen by Andrew Curren, will echo the original location's offerings with an emphasis on sourcing farm-to-table ingredients. All bread will be baked at sister shop Easy Tiger, desserts will be created by pastry chef Mary Catherine Curren, and the beverage offerings will be curated by Master Sommelier Craig Collins.
Located at the corner of Esperanza Crossing and Rock Rose Avenue, 24 Diner at Rock Rose will be in close proximity to MAD Greens and Hat Creek Burger Co., another upcoming expansion project.
ELM Restaurant Group is also the force behind other popular destinations such as Easy Tiger, Italic, and Irene’s. Other projects in the works include opening Easy Tiger's second location in the Linc development and launching Austin’s first food hall, Fareground, which will include the third outlet of Easy Tiger.