Cull and Pistol

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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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LynnM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Delicious, fresh fish. Nice wine selection

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NicoletteS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters, lobster roll and New England clam chowder are the best in the city!

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vipVergatario
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not good food more than the oyster.
Not well made.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and the service was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service

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ZOHAR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service, food, restaurant is great . I had an amazing time thank you.

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vipTeka21
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious. The Catalán seafood stew was superb and plentiful, the red snapper special also very tasty but portion was small. The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. We will return.

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vipSimonH
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fresh seafood in a small venue. Great, friendly service. We try to go every time we are in NYC. Oysters and lobster, what’s not to like!

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PelleE
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service, good food and nice environment - what more can you ask for? We really enjoyed our visit!

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BillF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great, service was an utter disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice food but not tasty ad we would have expected
The place is ideal

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ErikW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and best wé had furing our stay. Nice service and Chelsea Market gives à spécial touch.

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vipVpet
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we travel to NYC this is one place we love to visit and dine at. From the minute you walk through the door you are welcomed and treated so well, everyone is super nice. The energy and the vibe is amazing at this place.. Can't wait to come back soon! Thank you....

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was grat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do you like oysters? Any raw sea food? This is the place just to get everything done and get the most fresh sea food in the city,every time we enjoy this place with the family,lobster roll Connecticut style is the best....thanks for everything can’t wait to be back!!!!!

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vipkarapossum
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went on a recommendation while on a business/ pleasure trip. The restaurant is crammed and you sit on top of your neighbors. The noise level was high. The food was good. My whole lobster was tasty but my boyfriend’s lobster roll was small and fair. The shrimp and lobster dumplings app was tasteless, and a waste of money. Our server disappeared and left us begging to pay the bill.

I believe there are better choices in the Chelsea Market for a meal well over $150 for 2.

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Fripper
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We liked it...a little noisy and the food was pretty good. Very limited menu. My husband had a hard time finding something he could eat. eclectic vibe....would probably go back for happy hour but not dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were amazing ! Best I’ve had ! Lobster Roll was outstanding also

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipBigMac
New England
43 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was super friendly. Very accommodating.
Awesome food.

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vipChrisg
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have a great experience! Food and service is exceptional. Thank you Gabby for a wonderful dinner.

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DavidR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great, fresh seafood, creatively prepared. Good vibe. Good value.

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vipSBD86
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Terrible service

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Tascha
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food in busy but nice ambience. Very good service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The worlds best oysters!!!!

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vipnkingsto
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, environment all excellent. Glad we came. Very fresh fish/shrimp...

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CrystalV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brought family in from out of town. Scallops were delicious. Reasonably priced for the location and the food.

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KarenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and the waitress was lovely and attentive

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blm409
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Raw bar was ok but pricey. Surprisingly, They did not offer a lot of sauces for the seafood tower. The fish and chips were a little greasy with thick layer of batter but fries were thin and crunchy.
Lobster roll was a little on skimpy side but tasty. However, its hard to make a bad lobster roll. Noise level makes it hard to hold a conversation and the loud music playing doesn't help!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely courteous. The food was amazing. Great atmosphere. Jeremy delighted me. I will tell everyone about this lovely place.

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Bells123
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was awesome. Oysters were so cold and fresh. Squid .... very tasty but cold. Lobster roll skimpy. All food was tasty and well presented. But having a skimpy lobster roll ... cmon. We are New Yorkers. We go to the Montauk, lobster shacks, The Hamptons, Long Island diners... Everyone knows a lobster roll must be overflowing.

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RandallT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Over priced and over hyped....food OK....seating not good....place virtually empty on a Saturday evening...was seated next to kitchen and tablebusing station

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vipVegasfoodie
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced, minuscule portions. Connecticut Lobster roll was great, the rest of the meal, appetizer to dessert, was so-so, overpriced food. Wish we ate at the hotel.

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Jogromit
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best raw bar in Manhattan. Always have a great time going with friends. It is not cheap and don't expect to get in and out quickly. This place is meant to sit and enjoy and order more!!

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IgorM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, place and service.
I would gladly come back next time in NYC

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WakakoN
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very delicious lobster hotpot.
great selection of wine.
very friendly staff.
will come back!

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vipJerryS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Hoped to have a good time but it wasn't. I live in Chelsea near the restaurant and it was full of tourists. We ordered an appetizer with the waitress and then somehow the manager took the rest of the order, and when our lobsters came, hadn't got the appetizer. She offered to either take it off the bill or bring it after the main course. Neither acceptable. She should have left the waitress to take care of us , so we waited what seemed a long time for the appetizer. Also, after the meal, they only had espresso, no other choices, not even regular coffee. And a single choice for desert.
In retrospect, didn't like how ordering wine went either. They had several wines I'm not familiar with and Sancerre. They insisted on bringing three wines to taste, and I liked the Sancerre the most and ordered it, and she said something snotty about ordering something new Vs. a familiar choice. I liked it the best and don't need someone in a restaurant saying their taste is better than mine. It's run by Lobster Place, the wholesale fish store next door, and they are a lot better at running a store which I got to all the time than a restaurant. I think the absence of customers other than tourists says a lot, locals are not coming back.

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AnaG
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing fresh seafood! Great service and atmosphere.

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vipPatsFanNYC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely little restaurant. Food was amazing. Loved the scallops and tile fish. Our server could not have been kinder or more attentive. Ambiance is a little lacking but fine.

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