Cull and Pistol

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401 reviews
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Seafood
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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FF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Your "Noise Level" ratings should include one for "Music Too Loud". It really is so unnecessary to have loud, thumping music on TOP of the ambient noise of people chattering. When people go to a restaurant they want to TALK and HEAR each other. I rated the "Value" only as "Good" because I thought the portions were too small for the prices charged. Also, there was no bread offered, which might have made up for the small entree portions. The dishes were otherwise excellent...delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boss loves this place and we make sure to go every time he’s in town for an oyster feast!

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SG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fascinating food and great value for money. Extremely great service. Probably the best seafood restaurant in the world, I’m not joking

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PG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, one of the best in NY for food quality and simple but very high professional service.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved this place with the superb service and exzellent food. The only two small comments kn where to improve are the air condition, too cold for Europeans and some of the portions could have been a bit larger.

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was good. Had 2 adults and 2 kids. Everyone was pleased.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood !

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NY
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered 3 different varieties of oysters, one did not taste like anything. The Riesling wine had no taste either, and same for the lobster in my lobster roll... very disappointed.

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VM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, lovely atmosphere. Top oyster recommendations. Would definitely recomment and will revisit again when in nyc

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LD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Used to love this place and visited on every trip to NYC. It has changed. The food was below average and over priced for the portions. With all of the options in NYC we certainly will not return.

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TS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. The oysters are among the best in Manhattan. The wine is excellent and the waitstaff are unbelievably great, warm and helpful. Becca and Erica. I remember their names as they will greet you by name and suggest their favorite oysters. Always spot on. The fish comes from The Lobster Place so it’s straight from the ocean. I’ve brought oyster and seafood snobs and my parents who hate oysters. Everyone loves it. If you want dessert, don’t come here or eat early before the amazing desserts in Chelsea Market are still open - before 8pm. My only complaint is one dessert they run out of and no gluten free bread to absorb the wine during oyster eating. It’s still awesome!

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ME
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Four of us had dinner here on a Saturday night. Were seated immediately and the restaurant was packed. We had lobster shooters, i had scallops that were fabulous, the 2 wives had Lobster Pho which they both thought was fabulous. My wife had the fried oyster appetizer which was delicious. I would have given a 5 star instead of 4 star but the bar service was slower than the rest of the service.

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O
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

really loud so hard to have conversations. Oysters were fresh but crab legs and shrimp were dry and meh. Dont think I would eat there again except for the oysters.

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lobster, oysters, crab in a casual north-east setting in Chelsea market
Good selection of craft beer
Worthwhile visit

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EH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Service and food were both outstanding, I would highly recommend and will be returning on my next visit to NYC.

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j
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Some of the best, freshest seafood in the city, cooked to perfection. Not the most creative menu, but that is not what we were looking for. Adjacent to and owned by The Lobster Place, the variety of offerings is not to be beat. The steamed lobster was perfect. Everything we had from the raw bar was clean, fresh and tasted like it had just been pulled from the sea. Our server Lindsay was professional, personable and attentive without being cloying.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic oysters and lobster. Freshest anywhere. Very noisy but that’s okay!!

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WV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to Cull & Pistol oyster bar twice now. The first time I ordered a oysters and bunch of appetizers to share and the second time I got scallops, clams, and oysters from the raw bar, more appetizers, and the lobster roll. Most of the oysters were great, a few were just ok, and the clams and scallops were a bit disappointing. The beauty of being able to sample so many things a la carte is it's not a huge deal if you don't like something. All of the appetizers we had were delicious. I LOVE that they have the lobster roll hot with butter, my favorite style and I so rarely get to enjoy lobster rolls because I hate mayo. The cocktails were tasty and one of the wines was okay and one was really good. This is a fun place to come with a group and taste a variety of things.

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LU
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, the food was outstanding. Will definitely recommend and come back here again soon.

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Y
Miami
107 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun, high turnover oyster and lobster bar. Surprisingly good other offerings.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best seafood in a long time Oyster and Lobster outstanding

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JT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service very slow - especially from the bar. Very disappointed as first visit was good and we were looking forward to going back. Unfortunately, not worth the money.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Becca was absolutely phenomenal - she helped us select everything and was attentive and helpful. We loved her and will def be back!!

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MM
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall very nice, food tasted and looked very nice, my only fault was nothing was hot (which was good for the oysters, lol)

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

From 3 items I ordered from the raw bar they only brought one. I had to ask 2-3 times for drinks I had ordered already.

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was here on tuesday. Excellent food. Outstanding lobsterroll and steamed lobster. Great service.
Except the guy at the door. No idea what his job was. Being friendly was'nt it. Serving people was'nt it, opening the door was'nt it. Anybody?
My advice? Loose him.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time there and everything was absolutely amazing—the food and the ambiance were to perfection! We had fish and chips, the market fish special, and key lime pie for the birthday boy and it was incredible! The host and waitstaff were all gracious and very accommodating! I highly recommend to anyone.

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SO
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Small place but cozy. The seafood was fresh and delicious. We had the shrimp and lobster dumplings as an appetizer and lobster pho for dinner. Both were delish.
Looking forward to returning!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nous avons été obligés à chaque fois d’appeler la serveuse pour lui faire remarquer que nos verres étaient vides et qu’il fallait nous resservir le vin, la bouteille étant hors de notre portée

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Cibo medio servizio frettoloso in mezzo a troppopieni tavolini locale fuorimano molto caro per quel che è

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t
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Right in the middle of Chelsea Market, restaurant is small and tables are close together. Very noisy. But go for the fresh seafood, it is outstanding! Dorado in salt and queen snapper, both awesome meals. Great for oysters.

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W
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great location and ambience. Enjoyed very much! Thanks so much

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AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food ( roasted eggplant, lobster roll, oyster selection, etc). Really casual energetic vibe. Serving staff super friendly and caring even though there was a bit of confusion with our order.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impressive!

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MA
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere- sit at the bar and have Brian drive and you can’t go wrong!

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all around. Drinks were a bit expensuve.

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RA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Very noisy. Fish and chips soggy. Thai Bass outstanding. Was told peconic oysters were great.

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BP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place with great seafood. Everything was fresh, the staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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M
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday here and it was fantastic! Some of the freshest oysters we’ve ever had! Connecticut lobster roll was outstanding! The whole steamed lobster was to die for! Cocktails were great, as was the service! Cute & cozy restaurant with A-1 food, drinks, ambience, & service! We will definitely return and highly recommend!

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