Never mind Thanksgiving. It's now that wonderful time of year when white truffles, the embodiment of luxury and wealthy, start arriving by the boxful fresh from Italy and make their way to New York kitchens. Now, because of rain and heat in Tuscany, white truffles are more plentiful and less expensive (at least at cost) than they were last year, and they are popping up on menus left and right. If you've got the cash to spare, here are 19 restaurants around town where you can enjoy this fall’s fragrant tubers.
19 Restaurants to Find White Truffles in New York City Right Now
Choose risotto, stracciatella, or bucatini with white truffle ($65), or add shavings to a side of polenta for $39 at Chris Jaeckle's modern Venetian spot. On weekends, the several of the restaurant’s brunch offerings can be topped with truffles for an extra $39. [Krieger]
This regularly-packed uptown Italian spot offers Tuscan truffles shaved over sunnyside up quail eggs ($45), robiola pizza ($45), or risotto ($95). [Photo: Bella Blu]
Bryce Shuman offers two white truffle-topped dishes at his acclaimed Midtown restaurant: a unique “risotto” made with chestnuts instead of arborio rice ($95) as well as classic tagliatelle ($95). [Photo: Betony]
Marco Moreira and Jo-Ann Makovitsky's new Brazilian restaurant beneath their Union Square restaurant The Fourth serves the luxury fungus shaved over hominy risotto with soft poached egg and queijo-de-minas. [Photo: Botequim]
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Truffle-loving Mario Batali serves white truffles on a variety of dishes at all of his restaurants. But only at Del Posto can you get a whole fungus for $24 per gram to share with your tablemates. Diners can also add fresh shavings to any appetizer for $120, and any entrée for $240. Over at Otto, check out the white truffle pizza with guanciale and egg ($55). [Photo: Del Posto]
Gemma at Bowery Hotel
The Bowery Hotel’s restaurant does shaved truffles three ways: over fresh burrata ($60), on pizza with robiola cheese and cremini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms ($60) and on taglierini with cream sauce ($60). [Photo: Gemma]
Holden & Astor
This brand new Meatpacking boite has a white mac & cheese that’s already a favorite. Ditalini, cooked risotto style with wild mushrooms, fontina, and white truffle is also available as an appetizer for $17 or entrée for $28, with a $65 supplement for the shaved topping. [Photo: Holden & Astor]
Until December 15, Andrew Carmellini is offering three nightly truffle topped specials, including dishes like organic soft scrambled eggs ($35) and potato gnocchi parmigiana ($50). For the slightly more adventurous, there's also the $35 Fantasia ice cream sundae with a truffle garnish. [Krieger]
This time of year, Harold Dieterle will adorn the restaurant's $28 pumpkin and ricotta agnolotti with lobster mushrooms, chestnuts, kale and pomegranate with shaved white truffles for an extra $20. [Photo: Perilla]
Three grams of white truffles on sweet potato-crème fraiche raviolinis, with Parmesan sauce and basil for $34 is a great deal at Jean George’s downtown restaurant, where his son Cedric mans the range. [Photo: Perry Street]
Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria
Wade Moise's Village charmer offers five grams of truffle on homemade fettucine is for $48, and will also serve the luxury item shaved over any dish for $10 per gram. [Photo: Rosemary's]
The flan al tartufo at this popular Upper East Side Italian spot is made with cognac, parmesan and puree of black truffle, and is always on the menu for $24. But while it's the season, order the dish with a heady hit of the prized white variety of truffle for a supplemental $30 charge. [Photo: Serafina Always]
This buzzy Midtown steakhouse serves a homemade casarecce pasta with smoked bacon, organic pea tendrils and black truffle cream, and offers to give it a boost of white truffle shavings for a mere $25.
The $150 omakase at this West Village sushi destination can be given a little extra sparkle with the addition of Tuscan truffle shaved over either uni or otoro for an extra $15 per piece. [Photo: Sushi Nakazawa]
As part of its new fall menu, this Mediterranean-leaning Upper West Side spot shaves Alba truffles over homemade linguini topped with Parmesan foam. The market priced dish is currently $35, and includes two grams of truffles (each additional two grams is $15). [Photo: Tessa]
The Lambs Club
Geoffrey Zakarian’s swanky Theater District restaurant is currently serving burrata tortelli with white truffle fondue: the luxe ingredient is in the sauce and shaved on top for $99. [Photo: The Lambs Club]
The Leopard at des Artistes
This famously swanky spot off Central Park West offers five grams of fresh truffles either over grilled butternut squash with cream of Parmigianino Reggiano, sunny-side up eggs with grilled asparagus, or polenta with sautéed porcini mushrooms, each for $80.
Danny Meyer’s stylish restaurant within the MoMA will shave three grams of truffle on any dish for a charge of $38.