Cull and Pistol
Cull and Pistol

Cull and Pistol

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cullandpistol.com/
  • Phone: 6465681223
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cull and Pistol
Cull & Pistol is a new restaurant project from the team behind The Lobster Place, one of New York"s finest seafood purveyors for over 40 years. Cull & Pistol pays homage to the fishmonger traditions and culinary diversity of New York through a seasonal raw bar, innovative seafood dishes with global influences and diverse selection of wine and craft beers. Located in Chelsea Market, Cull & Pistol aspires to become a neighborhood staple through a menu and atmosphere that delivers a truly fresh dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Cull and Pistol reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (10)special occasion (8)romantic (6)hot spot (6)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Great food
    Cfoodluvr
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service was excellent too. The experience exceeded my high expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Hospitality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From the minute we entered we were welcomed and well cared for. The food was delicious and creative. The menu had good variety and there was a great wine list. Most of all the service was beyond excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM!
    Zhama
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I'd been wanting to try Cull and Pistol for a while, and so happy when I finally made it over! All the food was incredibly delicious-- my friend and I got the Thai squid salad, corn, king crab spaghetti, and CT style lobster roll. I highly recommend it all! My only major disappointment was that they had run out of the Clam Toast, which was the main thing that I had come to try. I couldn't quite understand how one of their most popular items could be out when it was a weekday, very early dinner! In any case, all the more reason to go back. On top of the incredible food, their waitstaff and service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better the First Time
    sanyc
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I returned to Cull and Pistol after a fabulous meal a few months ago and was disappointed. Service was great, same nice ambience but the food was not as good. Great oysters and Beet & Goat cheese salad. Clam toast was good and we were brought a complimentary clam toast after finding shell in the first one. Sadly there was shell in the second one as well. Other than the Fish and Chips, the rest of us found our entrees too salty and disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • orpheeVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had a great dinner on my birthday, and foot was great. Some if us had grilled lobster - delish - and others had lobster rolls. So yummy! Restaurant was super nice and gave me a complimentary glass if prosecco and dessert for my BD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    While the food was good, the entree portions are VERY small (except for the clambake which the next table had). While this is fine for a summer meal, it would not satisfy a hungry person. The service is SLOW. There is no bread offered. So it you come hungry, be prepared to wait. The service from the raw bar may be speedier, but I did not indulge.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Foodie826
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very accommodating and delicious food. Location is a bit hidden but it's a gem for sure. Food presentation is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service matches Cuisine
    kelouise
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    One of our best dining experiences in a long time. We are tourists, and the size of our party kept changing, requiring many calls with the reservationist who was the maitresse de. When we finally arrived, she greeted us like long lost friends, led us to our table, and we began our adventure with some of the most delicious seafood ever. It didn't hurt that our waitress was also fabulous, recommending a sparkling Gruener Veltliner that I'd never seen on a wine menu, but which was perfect with everything we ordered - oysters on the half shell, pistols on horseback (great fried oyster prep), clambake, fish in salt crust. Everything about our experience was fantastic and helped make our stay here memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood at a reasonable price
    AHK212VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My friends and I were so glad that we tried Cull and Pistol!! Between all of us we had oysters, crab legs, whole lobsters, the CT lobster roll, fries and asparagus. We loved everything!! Having said that I probably would not get the crab legs again. I get that they come from the sea but they were over the top salty (but that didn't stop us from eating all of them!). Definitely make a reservation!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood+++
    EatlingerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice spot tucked into Chelsea market. Excellent Raw Bar and Super Service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just loved it all!
    Mayfly100
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    First time. Oyster selection was great, fresh, tasty. Ordered more and more. Also had salt crusted baked Dorade which was perfectly prepared along with a side of asparagus and a octopus salas with fresh frisée lettuce. Waiter and staff were all very friendly and courteous and didn't rush us. Made 5:30 dinner reservation. Seated in the back area at table rather than bar which was great. Empty when we arrived packed when we left- wonderful experience in Chelsea market will return for happy hour $1 per oyster. Two of us had wine , beer, dinner and dessert for $180 with tip and felt we got great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh seafood
    NYCeaterVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have eaten here on multiple occasions. Never a disappointment. Always tasty fresh seafood. Great deviled eggs. The wine list is limited, but this is a small venue, so the tradeoff for fresh seafood is worthy compromise. No bread served and the food takes a while, so get there before your hunger kicks in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cull and Pistol was ok
    talnyc
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I was not impressed, but the food was decent and the apple tart desert was the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Seafood, Casual Environment
    PBunting
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Ate dinner here last night and really enjoyed the entire experience. For two of us we ordered a small sample of oysters and clams, split two appetizers (clam toasts and shrimp mole tacos) and split a lobster roll. The raw selections were fresh and good and the lobster roll was well above average and delicious. What blew me away though was the Clam toast, this was absolutely delicious. Plump clams with a delicious garlicky spread on ciabatta nothing was better. I wasn't pleased with the shrimp mole tacos but I really ordered them because who I came with wanted them, a little too spicy. Atmosphere was nice, tables are a little close together but nothing you aren't used to from other restaurants. Music was great. Overall great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sooo Good
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We so enjoyed the fish. Unusual and excellent preparation. Had the tuna collar and the taste was so rich. A big surprise. However, a roll would have been nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    Writer443
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food here is terrific and so is the service. Everything is so fresh and exciting. However, it was very noisey at 6:30 pm on a Friday night and it was hard to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster Heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great spot for Oysters and raw bar, We have tried the Cull and Pistol a few times this year and have always enjoy the food and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster draw
    cgdines
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Intent on having lobster, tried the suggested grilled 1-1/2 lobster as noted in a recent article, however I found it too charred and smoky as I tried to suck the meat out of the legs. Prefer steamed. The Asparagus with olive and kumquat side and the Shrimp Mole Tacos starter were delicious. Great stop if you are in the Chelsea Market area. My friend and I are on a limited budget, decided to split all, were graciously accommodated. And the Deep Chocolate Ganache dessert was heavenly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deliciou seafood
    Ellen
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    After the tourists have left this is a fabulous casual delicious seafood spot. Great lobster rolls, fish and chips Because it is a part of the lobster place next doorbthe fish is amazingly fresh and well prepared. Perfect spot for a simple dinner
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 58 reviews are from the Cull and Pistol reviews archive.
  • Yummy, skinny, Fish
    DeliciousNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    The fish was quite delicious. I had a wonderful starter of the asparagus side, then the shrimp tacos with mole sauce, which were also good- but really skimpy- in 2 tacos 4 tiny shrimp. True it was an appetizer, but still, more of an 'amuse bouche'. My boyfriend got the lobster roll, Maine style- Also delicious, but not so generous either. The restaurant is narrow, it was not crowed when we were there, which was nice. The music in the back ground was mostly tango, atmospheric which we liked a lot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tensVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    went there for dinner with my husband after work one night. I place was packed so i was happy that we made a reservation in advance. We started with the clam toast, which was amazing! I ordered the Maine Style lobster roll and my husband ordered the Connecticut Style and we loved both, but I would have to say that I prefer the Maine style. We will for sure be coming back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    goodc
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Did not like the shrimp tacos but the Connecticut Lobster roll was YUM!!! A consideration: expand the wine and drink list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • uni
    crazybichonVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    very good uni pasta. i am always on the lookout for uni pasta/spaghetti. the oyster seletion was also decent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    Nativenyer
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The restaurant was nice and the staff was welcoming and properly attentive- but the food was only so-so. Not horrible, but inconsistent and poorly seasoned.
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  • DELICIOUS seafood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I had heard about this place from plenty of friends but never had the opportunity to try it myself....boy, didn't know what I had been missing out on! I had the devil's egg trio and fish and chips and my 2 friends had the oysters and lobster. Everything looked and tasted amazing, it was a fabulous lunch. I would go back there again in a heartbeat so that I can try all their other seafood selections.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mary72
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    They give to Others our table bacuse we arrived with 10 minutes of delay and we can't stand in the table they offer beause we were we 2 children and it was very hard.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood
    Jenn
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Staff was very pleasant, polite and friendly. The oysters took quite a while to come after ordering, perhaps just busy. Very fresh oysters. The octopus salad was rich and had a nice spice to it. The lobster toll, buttery and delicious, so was the grilled lobster, moist and succulent. Pricey, but the quality of food was worth it.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh oysters
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Oysters were great - super fresh. Lobster roll with the fries was scrumptious. Don't order the uni, it tasted pretty gross. The miso cod was overcooked so I didn't enjoy that one. Overall a good experience. I couldn't stop thinking about their lobster roll. I don't know if they beat Luke's lobster in this but they come pretty close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but nice.
    Peanut
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    High quality seafood meets the bar. If noise and tight space meets your needs than this is it. However I have enjoyed the food several times. Once for brunch when the noise was ok until after the first 1/2 hour of opening no one could hear.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood & Service
    YoliVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We read about this restaurant at Chelsea Market and thought that we would try the $1 Oysters at the 4 to 6 pm Happy Hour. We arrived around 5 pm, waited around 15 minutes and then were seated at a bar table. Fabulous service, fabulous oysters and great wine options! This was so good we decided to come back an hour later for dinner. Dinner was also great! Crab & citrus salad, Fish & Chips and Lobster Rolls were fabulous! This restaurant did not disappoint! The service at dinner was just as good as the happy hour. We look forward to returning on our next visit to NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great food, attentive service and very accommodating. Only thing was the noise level of the music was a little high for such a small restaurant and how close the tables are -- food made up for it and very nice servers/host.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CRUSTACEAN NIRVANA
    pattyVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Great food along with great service...great find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood delight
    LauraChelseaVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The catch is that one has to endure the challenges of a restaurant with cramped space and a very limited number of regular tables to enjoy the delicious and fresh seafood at Cull and Pistol. We had multiple small dishes, including dessert and everything was great. Service was efficient and friendly. Pretend you are dining aboard a boat and enjoy it!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Seafood was incredibly fresh and well prepared. Service was excellent. The place is kind of small, but the table for two was a nice size. Good wine selection too. Would definitely go back. Wish they had more than one bathroom.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oysters - great service
    HopscotchSaysI
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Very much worth a trip if you want fresh oysters. Raw bar is solid, service is outstanding. Not terribly big - best to make reservations or go during off times if you want less crowds - but don't let that deter you. The Chelsea Market is tourist friendly (I don't see that as a minus, frankly).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was great... went
    splitVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    the food was great... went for dinner and I think it is more of a lunch place than a dinner place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trying something new
    SuzyNYC
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had never been here before, was looking for a seafood place, glad I tried this place! AmazIng fish & chips & extensive raw bar menu, albeit a bit on the pricey side. One negative: its very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We began our dinner with a
    sanyc
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We began our dinner with a selection from the raw bar with our chilled bottle of Gruner Veltliner followed with delicious, tender Grilled Octopus Salad and Clam Chowder. The seared sea scallops were fabulous and fresh, with a wonderful flavor. Two others had the bacon wrapped char, equally delicious. Friendly, attentive service - highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a wonderful and memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I had a wonderful and memorable birthday dinner with friends. The brussels sprouts and hamachi were excellent. I do wish they had a dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious oysters, great selection.
    Theo
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Delicious oysters, great selection. Overall, a solid experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.