Think of Restaurant X as a museum for food. Museums regularly exhibit different artists’ work, and Restaurant X does the same with chefs’ creations. Every two weeks, the Port Washington restaurant welcomes a new, professional cook to the kitchen and features their pre-fixe menu. This fresh take on fine dining aims to celebrate chefs and give back to charity. The restaurant donates all profits to St. Mary’s Kids, a local organization dedicated to improving healthcare for children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.
Restaurant X is a reservation-only dining experience.
170 Main St., Port Washington, 516-918-9446, restaurantxli.com
On the surface, Gusto seems like your typical Long Island pizzeria, tucked into one of our famous strip malls in North Bellmore, and that would be great enough — but Gusto strives to be more. The eatery goes for an authentic Italian taste with its Neapolitan-style, wood fire oven-baked pizzas, housemade pasta, and housemade gelato. Gusto offers 13 types of pizza, three kinds of pasta noodles, and all your gelato flavor favorites.
Gusto is open noon-7 p.m. Monday to Thursday and noon-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
2645 Jerusalem Ave., North Bellmore, instagram.com/gusto_bellmore
Previously located in Woodbury, Irving’s has rebranded and relocated to Farmingdale. The pastrami-meets-Philly cheesesteak shop puts a twist on traditional pastrami sandwiches — so get ready for lots of cheese on your pastrami. Sandwiches are all $9.95, including the takeout joint’s signature sub: the Angry Irving. The spot offers different heat levels on its 10 varieties of pastrami sandwiches, as well as steak, chicken, burgers, and hot dogs.
Irving’s is open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.
180 Merritts Rd., South Farmingdale, 516-962-9625, irvingspastrami.com
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