4011 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11801
Description24 North is located at 4011 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage. The four handicapped parking spaces are in the rear parking lot. There are five,, stone steps or a concrete ramp to the entrance. The entrance is comprised of two, separate, single doors, which lead to the vestibule (with bench seating) and a set of double doors to the interior.
Seating consists of booths, banquettes, tables and a counter. Floor is tile. There is ample space throughout.
Multi-stall restrooms, with a large, handicapped-stall, wheelchair-accessible sinks and a baby-changing station, are located in a hallway to the right and rear.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 4
Location of handicapped spaces: rear parking lot
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: not far
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk and ramp
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrances
Doors: a single door on either side of entrance
Number of floors: one - this venue is outdoors
Ramps: ramp to entrance
Steps and staircases: 5 concrete steps to entrance
Width of aisles: ample space
Places to sit: booths, banquettes, tables, counter
Location of restrooms: in back of right dining area
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large handicapped-accessible stall, wheelchair-accessible sink
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant & accommodating
A friend and I had planned to meet for a lite dinner. That afternoon I received a text from her asking if I would consider changing our meeting location to “24 North,” a new Tom Shaudel restaurant in Bethpage. It was their opening day. Of course, another new venue to try! 24 North was a diner before, and is a diner now. Mr. Shaudel describes it as a “finer diner.” “Bright and casual..where you can have a bowl of chili, burger, milkshake…and also a list of 35 wines under $35.00, plus craft cocktails and beer.” (Newsday) The interior is traditional diner. Seating is at booths, banquettes, tables and of course, the traitional long counter. The decor is soft, with browns and blues, brass and steel, giving it a slight deco feel. There is ample space to navigate, as is typical of most diners.
Four handicapped-accessible parking spaces are in the rear parking lot. Passengers can be dropped off in front and walk up the concrete ramp if the five steps are a problem. Once at the top there is a single door to the vestibule, which has a long upholstered bench. and then double doors to the restaurant itself.
We were greeted warmly and shown to a booth. When the menus arrived, we found the big difference between a traditional diner and this “finer diner.” Rather than an eight page book, the menu is much smaller, just two pages. Some traditional items ( burgers, grilled cheese, salads,) share space with small plates and some full entrees. We chose to share several items, all of which were good. Desserts looked delicious – we may try them next time! Our server was lovely and attentive, making sure everything was to our satisfaction.
One item of note is that this “diner” only serves breakfast/brunch on the weekend, when they open at 8:00 am. On weekdays they open at 11:00 am.
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped-accessible stall, wheelchair-accessible sinks and baby-changing station are located in a hallway to the right.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website ( which they do not have) when planning a visit, to “know before you go,” As of now, the best you can do is call (516- 731-5500) with any questions you may have.