Cull and Pistol

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Seafood
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  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
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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CV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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

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

Food is excellent and the waitress was lovely and attentive

b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

RT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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

V
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

IM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WN
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

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.

AG
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing fresh seafood! Great service and atmosphere.

PF
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

LN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great oysters and seafood selection with friendly and accommodating staff

o
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Oysters? Solid
Dumplings? Nice
Stew? Too much broth, not enough fish
Pasta? Was there crab in it?
Market fish? Cooked one minute too long
Key lime pie/tart? Competent

It’s was all ok. But there was nothing that would make me return

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit very much! I made a reservation and we ended up near the restaurant early and ask if we could sit sooner. We lucked out as there was a table open. The host, our server and bus staff/food runners were all excellent. I asked the bartender for something off menu and he made me a lovely cocktail! I would highly recommend this spot for a date night or an outing with friends. We will certainly return to try all the other things we didn't have this visit! I recommend the Octopus app, the Shrimp dumplings and the oysters. I didn't love the Shrimp cocktail but my husband enjoyed it. Don't skip the Amy's Bread bread and salted butter!!

C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for oysters, great seafood dishes, amazing good cocktails and fantastic service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

4-6, great happy hour deals on oysters and drinks, but only applies to the bar, and tough to get a barstool. Oysters are great, food is overvalued. Service is amazing.

k
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’m a happy frequent diner and that is why I’ll point out that the halibut I was served (it was a substitute for the market fish that was sold out) should not be served skin on, skin side up. Unlike the Black Sea bass, which was the market fish, halibut skin isn’t eaten and shouldn’t be facing up on a dinner plate. I’m guessing the kitchen wasn’t prepared for the change and the chef was off on Sunday.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always good and the service usually is too. I think they were understaffed as our service was not good.

ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The bar options were very limited but overall enjoyed our experience

UW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood & great service!

FG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The seafood is incredibly fresh and prepared in inventing ways that bring new flavors yet highlight the true essence of the fish. If you want to eat good, fresh, uniquely prepared seafood that is satisfying on many levels this is the place to go.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very knowledgeable and provided great recommendations. Food was incredible. Overall amazing dining experience, my friends visiting from Texas were blown away.

SB
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Lobster and crab was fresh and perfectly grilled. Sides of corn and fries also very good.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It took more than 30 mins for our main course to arrive. They let us know that the kitchen was slammed and our server told us she was “thankful the kitchen told her so she could give us a heads up” - so not exactly an apology and no offer of anything to compensate for the long wait.

OT
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mehr als leckeres Seafood. Austern hervorragend. Wein Gotham City Riesling sehr lecker. Preis Leistung passt für New York. Service super freundlich. Kommen wieder.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An ever changing seasonal seafood menu, supported by pristine oysters and raw bar options. Interesting wine menu and well crafted cocktails in a vibrant space with attentive service that pays attention to the pace of the table. Overall a fantastic experience

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, a lobster and a cod cooked perfectly.
Place trendy but noisy. Pleasant service.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Easy athmosphere and very good seafood are the strenghts of this restaurant. I look forward to dining there again

CG
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lobster is always good. Also the fries. They have a variety of interesting cocktails. Pretty easy to make reservations.

BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my 30th birthday dinner which I indicated on the reservation. We were greeted and told about cocktails which was nice but we ordered a couple of things from the raw bar and never saw our waitress again. Nor did she inform us that the kitchen was closing and so it was a complete disappointed to not have the special dinner I was looking forward to. My husband and I have been coming here for years and this was unfortunately the worst experience we’ve had and we went back home hungry. Please reach out to further discuss.

KA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Have been here before and it was much better. Very noisy and food was mediocre.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lobster rolls !!
A must stop every time we come to Manhattan for business ( we are coming from France)

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

King crab was excellent, good selection of oysters and servers were very friendly.

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent well prepared seafood. Friendly knowledgeable service. Highly recommend

FP
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice little place - great location. Service was nice and friendly / helpful. Food was adequate at best. We are Cape Codders - we know our lobster - and the lobster roll was awful (frozen, limp, wet lobster with an uninspired dressing). Shishito peppers were good, but not great. Oysters were teh star - nice selection, meaty, sweet, nice saline and mineral finish. Tequila ($14) on the rocks was "maybe" a 1 oz. pour - with a big fancy ice cube.

HO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Try for experience. Crowded, small and narrow and I stall bathroom for all.

Good to excellent food. Very noisy and tables very close to each other. Hard to eat a lobster on such a small table but it was good. The other person had halibut and loved it as well as the key lime pie. The cauliflower was delicious. Expensive!!

RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent. Space is small and a little cramped, but a great convivial atmosphere. Impeccable service. Shisito peppers tasted like none I've ever had, WA oysters (Skookum inlet) were supreme, seafood Pho was spicy and fortifying on a cool winter evening. Party of six, empty plates all around!

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service, great food, but when I asked for a glass of sparkling water at the end of our meal, was it really necessary to give me a whole bottle and charge me $16.00?

SH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Oysters were amazing. We then had the crab and lobster dumplings which were also outstanding and then the Connecticut lobster roles. Fantastic amount of lobster in the roll and so tasty. Good wine and a great atmosphere. Reasonably priced for NYC too.

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