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Cull and Pistol
Cull and Pistol

Cull and Pistol Details

  • 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 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Very accommodating and delicious food. Location is a bit hidden but it's a gem for sure. Food presentation is great."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice spot tucked into Chelsea market. Excellent Raw Bar and Super Service!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I was not impressed, but the food was decent and the apple tart desert was the best!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Did not like the shrimp tacos but the Connecticut Lobster roll was YUM!!! A consideration: expand the wine and drink list"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "very good uni pasta. i am always on the lookout for uni pasta/spaghetti. the oyster seletion was also decent. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great food along with great service...great find!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "the food was great... went for dinner and I think it is more of a lunch place than a dinner place."
    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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Delicious oysters, great selection. Overall, a solid experience."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal. The fish was fresh and well prepared. The scallops I had were well prepared and the garnishes delicious and enhanced the scallops. The oysters were also very fresh and delicious. I must find a way to get there during the hours of 4-6 when they will only cost $1. Our waiter was also very competent and friendly. We had a good time and will be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was the first seafood restaurant I visited since moving to NYC. It didn't disappoint and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "such wonderful fish. so fresh and delicious. outstanding oysters. everything was superb."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Amazing delicious fresh food and wonderful service :) thank you! see you soon!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This place is amazing for several reasons. They have a killer oyster happy hour on weeknights. Then their dinner menu is also sensational. I highly recommend the super addicting "new" bay fries, the uni tagliatelle, and the hamachi collar. The place isn't quite small, so it's best to go with a date or small groups. Make reservations just in case! Great vibe, delicious food, and reasonable prices as well."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The place is a great little neighborhood seafood place. The space is a bit cramped and you can't get coffee with your meal, but it's worth the trip. Not for special occasions like birthdays, but my out-of-town guests have like it. It's good for lunch, too."
    Dined on 1/17/2014