Cull and Pistol
Cull and Pistol

Cull and Pistol

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cullandpistol.com/
  • Phone: (646) 568-1223
  • 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 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
56 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (14)special occasion (10)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (5)romantic (4)late-night find (4)good for groups (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Oysters and Lobster Roll
    JohnHamptonsbroker
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    In NYC and needed a lunch spot in or near Chelsea market one of our stops. I was in the mood for seafood and hit up Tripadvisor for a recommendation. Up popped Cull & Pistol. We were late and I called, they said no problem and held the table. Service was great actually everybody is a server. We had to many oyster choices but selected two different ones and little necks. Cold, crisp and delicious. I ordered the Connecticut Lobster Roll with warm butter. Wow. I have eaten Lobster Rolls from Maine to Montauk, but this was up there with the best of them. Having oysters, sharing a beat salad, a craft beer or two plus the Lobster Roll was enough. Bill is a little high but its NYC and expected. I would recommend and defiantly eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place!
    Mikh15din
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    it is a very cosy place. It' a very nice and tasty restaurant. But it is located far from 54th street. We'll come there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Never have had a better lobster. Waiter was new and needed much more training, not very accommodating, lobster claws were very hard to eat, were not cracked and waiter did not offer to bring them back to the kitchen, had to request crackers which were not very helpful. We ordered 2 lbs. lobsters, you can ask for larger lobsters. Hope that this young fellow learns quickly, nice enough personality, but not too good at helping 4 people crack their 2 lb lobsters. Small price to pay for great lobsters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOBSTER! AMAZING LOBSTER!
    happydoginny
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The lobsters served here are amazing. I have been a bunch of times now and the lobsters are consistently excellent. Also, don't be limited by the 1.5 pound crustaceans listed on the menu. The chef is happy to provide larger lobsters. I've had 3 pounders and they are excellent...never fishy, never tough...always sweet and tender. Also, the service here is great. The staff is so friendly and accommodating and they go out of their way to make you happy. I love brining friends here and visitors from out of town. The energy of Chelsea Market is a great backdrop to this super little restaurant. I can't say enough great things...thanks for repeatedly exceeding my expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Excellent
    Marco
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Oysters fresh and exquisite, great house beer, good service, best happy hour in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SF2KYVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great find within Chelsea Market. Very good lobster roll and great selection of oysters.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sea food.
    MarcyVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We had lunch in these place and we had great Oyters, shrimp and sándwiches . The place is nice , the service very good and the Chelsea Market where it is locales is great , we loved it. We will surely return to the Market and the restaurant .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our second time dining at C&P and everything was just as good if not better. We again began with little necks on the half shell, then we shared the octopus appetizer and ended with fish and chips. Wonderful preparations of all dishes. The mignonette martini, taken off the menu, was made for me at my request, easily one of our new most favorites.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Eats!
    Tri2Eat
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Oysters, Shrimp, Lobster Roll - all AMAZING, The services was excellent and the staff knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    ElGuapo
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We enjoyed the friendly service from the staff and the delicious meals, cocktails, wines and beers on offer. The clientele seemed eclectic and the mood was vibrant but not rushed. It was perfect choice for us and we'll keep on coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    PhoGuy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Raw fish was great. Apps were ok, entree (lobster pho) was just so so. What little lobster meat it had was way over cooked and without any texture or flavor at all.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All Around Wonderful
    MsJessicaB
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My cousin and I are seafood lovers and decided to check out Cull and Pistol. The food was elegant, and delicious, the service was simply wonderful, attentive, not to pushy. We felt like we were sitting at someone's table being fed exceptional food while we sat and caught up on our lives. Really great from start to finish. Looking forward to next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Might have the best Happy Hour oyster deal in the city. Small dinner menu, freshest fish and seafood anywhere and totally unpretentious. We try to be there once a month.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great service great food
    BigmaBrooklyn
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    great service great food for our get-together. we loved seafood and they didn't disappointed. But Impressed. Also service is thumbs-up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively restaurant, decent food
    Jenn
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were a group of 5 and ordered the oysters, Thai squid salad and clam toast to share. The oysters and the clam toast were a bit salty, but the flavours were quite good. The Thai squid salad on the other hand was too bland and not tasty at all. For my main, I had the salt baked whole fish which was delicious. My only complaint would be the way they served it, which was on the bed of salt which it was cooked in. Although it looked very impressive, it was a bit challenging to eat as you want to avoid the salt which would sometimes crumble into the fish as you cut it. Ambiance was great but felt a bit cramped.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food, not the tempo
    WLNY7VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The menu was great and so was the execution. The A/C was strong and pointed directly at the table - within a very short time our food was cold and much less enjoyable than when it first arrived. Our server was nice, but after she cleared our main course she asked if we wanted anything else - we thought they didn't serve desserts since she completely skipped that step and wanted to give us the check. She also cleared our plates while we were still eating the fries (no where near finished). When we asked her if there is dessert, we realized there was a good selection. They were not closing yet and there were other diners there still eating - so we were not sure why they seemed to be rushing us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but too noisy
    UrubuMalandro
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great food and service but too noisy. Felt cramped in and the sound level was overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh, delicious and fast.
    eatforfun
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Can't wait to go back there again! ! Staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice maitre d; great oysters
    Visitingdom
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We acquiesced to earlier seating and maître d provided comp wine. Oysters were superb and great variety; lobster just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have been trying to get to Cull & Pistol since it opened and finally we did. Discounting how small it is, we have nothing but accolades: the food (little necks on the half shell, clam toast and both kinds of lobster rolls); the drinks (white wine and mignonette martinis); the service (prompt and professional). We will return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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!
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    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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Cull and Pistol reviews archive.
  • 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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  • 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.
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    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!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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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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  • 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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