XO Restaurant Wine & Chocolate Lounge in Huntington, which was destroyed in a fire last year, is to reopen Tuesday in the bi-level space that used to be Osteria Toscana.
Executive chef Christopher Lano's New American menu includes a small plate of pulled pork dumplings ($11), a roasted beet salad ($11), pappardelle with braised short ribs ($22), chicken rollatini ($21), and sesame-crusted bigeye tuna ($32). The upstairs of the restaurant will be designated a “chocolate lounge,” with a late-night menu and roster of chocolate desserts. Fondues will figure prominently; truffles, too.
XO Restaurant & Chocolate Lounge will be at 69 Wall St., 631-549-7074.
Above: Chocolate mousse with blackberry ice cream at XO in Huntington