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Where to Eat White Truffles in New York City Right Now

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2013_white_gtruffle_fix13.jpgIt's that glorious time of year, when fresh Italian white truffles start popping up on menus all over New York City. This means luxury, expense and a whole lot of funk. Known for their aroma, these rare specimens are being shipped straight from the hills of Piedmont to some of the finest restaurants in the city. If you've got the coin, you can get them any way you like, most commonly, shaved over all manner of carbohydrate and fat, so the flavor of the dish is all about the truffle. Here are 15 restaurants where you can get the good stuff right now:

— Layla Khabiri and Greg Morabito


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Le Cirque

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151 E 58th St Ste B
New York, NY 10022
(212) 644-0202
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Le Cirque is serving several traditional Italian white truffle dishes. You can get them on top of risotto, fettuccine, scrambled eggs, and baked potatoes, or over any other dish on the menu for $120. Sister restaurants Circo and Sirio are also serving white truffles right now. [Krieger]

2. The NoMad

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1170 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(212) 796-1500
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The Nomad just got its shipment of fresh white truffles from Italy, and the restaurant is offering them at cost. So, you can get four grams for $32 or eight grams for $64. The Nomad people will shave them over risotto or fresh tagliatelle with butter and Parmesan cheese, from now until they run out. [Krieger]

3. Lincoln Ristorante

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142 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 359-6500
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The first batch of white truffles just arrived at Lincoln earlier this week. While supplies last, Jonathan Benno is serving them over pappardelle di Castagne and with gnocchi con fonduta. A half portion of the pappardelle is $40, and a full portion is $80. The gnocchi is $40.[Krieger]

4. Scarpetta

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355 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-0555
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Scarpetta is serving marscapone agnolotti with Parmesan and five grams of shaved white truffles for $95. You can also get five grams of the white stuff on any dish for $75. [Krieger]

5. Babbo

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110 Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-0303
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Babbo is currently serving a sunny side-up duck egg with guanciale and white truffles for $80, plus pappardelle with Parmigiano and white truffles for $120. Guests can also add them as a supplement to any dish, and a multi-course white truffle tasting menu is available as well. Also, Babbo's sister restaurant Otto is serving a white truffle pizza for $75. [Krieger]

6. Maialino

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2 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 777-2410
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Danny Meyer and Nick Anderer's excellent Italian restaurant is offering a truffle supplement to any pasta dish for $50 - $60 (depending on the market price). The restaurant is also serving two off-the-menu truffle specials: potato gnocchi with butter and truffles, and egg yolk raviolo with ricotta and truffles. Both of the specials are $65. [Krieger]

7. Piora

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430 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 960-3801
Chef Chris Cipollone is offering shaved white truffles on two pasta dishes: tortellini with red kuri sqaush and porcini ($24), and tagliatelle with poached hen egg and Parmesan ($18). The truffle supplement is $55. [Krieger]

8. Recette

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328 W 12th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-3000
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Chef Jesse Schenker is keeping things very simple by shaving the white stuff over fresh cut spaghetti with butter and parmesan. You can get four grams for $65 and six grams for $80. [Photo: Recette]

9. Esca

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402 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 564-7272
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In addition to truffle-topped tagliarini for $100, Esca is offering a $50 truffle supplement on tuna carpaccio and the branzino for two. [Photo Credit]

10. B & B Winepub (Burger & Barrel)

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25 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-7320
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Josh Capon recently brought back his famed white truffle cheeseburger. This special creation features white truffles, robiola cheese, a grilled beef patty, and truffle aioli on a soft bun for $56. Guests can also get shaved white truffles on things like steak tartare, an egg raviolo, and spinach gnocchi. [Photo: B & B/Nick Solares]

11. The Leopard at des Artistes

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1 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-8767
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At The Leopard at des Artistes, you can get white truffles shaved over risotto, fried eggs with asparagus, mashed potatoes, or fresh pasta. Dishes run from $100 to $150. Similar dishes are also offered at The Leopard's sister restaurant, Il Gattopardo. [Krieger]

12. A Voce Columbus

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10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-2523
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A Voce Columbus will shave two grams of fresh white truffles over any dish on the menu for $85. [Sam Horine]

13. Striphouse Midtown

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15 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 336-5454
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$25 will get you one gram of the white stuff shaved over any dish you like, including the restaurant's dry-aged strip steak. [Krieger]

14. Crown

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24 E 81st St
New York, NY 10028
(646) 559-4880
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John DeLucie's restaurants Crown and The Lion just got their shipments of white truffles from Italy. Crown is serving gnudi with white butter sauce and truffles for $120, and The Lion has a white truffle risotto for $90. [Photo: Crown]

15. Juni

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12 E 31st St
New York, NY 10016
Shaun Hergatt's new restaurant is serving a black salsify agnolotto with Parmesan cream sauce and white truffles, as well as pommes puree with white truffles. And if you want to some truffles with dessert, the restaurant is also offering homemade vanilla ice cream topped with flakes of the white stuff for $50. [Krieger]

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1. Le Cirque

151 E 58th St Ste B, New York, NY 10022
Le Cirque is serving several traditional Italian white truffle dishes. You can get them on top of risotto, fettuccine, scrambled eggs, and baked potatoes, or over any other dish on the menu for $120. Sister restaurants Circo and Sirio are also serving white truffles right now. [Krieger]
151 E 58th St Ste B
New York, NY 10022

2. The NoMad

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Read Review |
The Nomad just got its shipment of fresh white truffles from Italy, and the restaurant is offering them at cost. So, you can get four grams for $32 or eight grams for $64. The Nomad people will shave them over risotto or fresh tagliatelle with butter and Parmesan cheese, from now until they run out. [Krieger]
1170 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

3. Lincoln Ristorante

142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
The first batch of white truffles just arrived at Lincoln earlier this week. While supplies last, Jonathan Benno is serving them over pappardelle di Castagne and with gnocchi con fonduta. A half portion of the pappardelle is $40, and a full portion is $80. The gnocchi is $40.[Krieger]
142 W 65th St
New York, NY 10023

4. Scarpetta

355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
Scarpetta is serving marscapone agnolotti with Parmesan and five grams of shaved white truffles for $95. You can also get five grams of the white stuff on any dish for $75. [Krieger]
355 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014

5. Babbo

110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
Babbo is currently serving a sunny side-up duck egg with guanciale and white truffles for $80, plus pappardelle with Parmigiano and white truffles for $120. Guests can also add them as a supplement to any dish, and a multi-course white truffle tasting menu is available as well. Also, Babbo's sister restaurant Otto is serving a white truffle pizza for $75. [Krieger]
110 Waverly Pl
New York, NY 10011

6. Maialino

2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
Danny Meyer and Nick Anderer's excellent Italian restaurant is offering a truffle supplement to any pasta dish for $50 - $60 (depending on the market price). The restaurant is also serving two off-the-menu truffle specials: potato gnocchi with butter and truffles, and egg yolk raviolo with ricotta and truffles. Both of the specials are $65. [Krieger]
2 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010

7. Piora

430 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
Chef Chris Cipollone is offering shaved white truffles on two pasta dishes: tortellini with red kuri sqaush and porcini ($24), and tagliatelle with poached hen egg and Parmesan ($18). The truffle supplement is $55. [Krieger]
430 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

8. Recette

328 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
Chef Jesse Schenker is keeping things very simple by shaving the white stuff over fresh cut spaghetti with butter and parmesan. You can get four grams for $65 and six grams for $80. [Photo: Recette]
328 W 12th St
New York, NY 10014

9. Esca

402 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
In addition to truffle-topped tagliarini for $100, Esca is offering a $50 truffle supplement on tuna carpaccio and the branzino for two. [Photo Credit]
402 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036

10. B & B Winepub (Burger & Barrel)

25 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Josh Capon recently brought back his famed white truffle cheeseburger. This special creation features white truffles, robiola cheese, a grilled beef patty, and truffle aioli on a soft bun for $56. Guests can also get shaved white truffles on things like steak tartare, an egg raviolo, and spinach gnocchi. [Photo: B & B/Nick Solares]
25 W Houston St
New York, NY 10012

11. The Leopard at des Artistes

1 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023
At The Leopard at des Artistes, you can get white truffles shaved over risotto, fried eggs with asparagus, mashed potatoes, or fresh pasta. Dishes run from $100 to $150. Similar dishes are also offered at The Leopard's sister restaurant, Il Gattopardo. [Krieger]
1 W 67th St
New York, NY 10023

12. A Voce Columbus

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019
A Voce Columbus will shave two grams of fresh white truffles over any dish on the menu for $85. [Sam Horine]
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

13. Striphouse Midtown

15 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
$25 will get you one gram of the white stuff shaved over any dish you like, including the restaurant's dry-aged strip steak. [Krieger]
15 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

14. Crown

24 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028
John DeLucie's restaurants Crown and The Lion just got their shipments of white truffles from Italy. Crown is serving gnudi with white butter sauce and truffles for $120, and The Lion has a white truffle risotto for $90. [Photo: Crown]
24 E 81st St
New York, NY 10028

15. Juni

12 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016
Shaun Hergatt's new restaurant is serving a black salsify agnolotto with Parmesan cream sauce and white truffles, as well as pommes puree with white truffles. And if you want to some truffles with dessert, the restaurant is also offering homemade vanilla ice cream topped with flakes of the white stuff for $50. [Krieger]
12 E 31st St
New York, NY 10016

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