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New 'Lobster Place' Restaurant Opens Tuesday in Chelsea Market

By Mathew Katz | April 22, 2013 3:11pm

CHELSEA — Something fishy has finally come to Chelsea Market.

The long-awaited new restaurant from the seafood specialists at the Lobster Place will open Tuesday next to the store's longtime Chelsea Market home.

Cull & Pistol will serve many of the creative favorites the Lobster Place is known for, including broiled hamachi collar, fideos negros and a classic New England-style lobster roll. The new spot will also have a raw bar with a rotating daily menu of 10 oysters from both coasts, hard shell clams, crab claws, king crab legs, lobster tails and sea urchins.

The new spot is named after a cull, which is a lobster that has lost one of its claws, and a pistol, a nickname for a lobster that's lost both.

The Lobster Place's CEO, Ian MacGregor, brought on chef Dave Seigal of The Tangled Vine and Mercat to run the restaurant's kitchen.

The restaurant will also feature an extensive beer and wine menu crafted by General Manager Julia Travis, which will include a "Grog Locker" of vintage bottles, along with cocktails mixed using craft beers from around the East Coast.

The restaurant comes after the Lobster Place, which fast became the neighborhood go-to fishmonger, closed for months of renovations, to expand its retail space and make room for Cull & Pistol.

The Lobster Place reopened earlier this month, and Cull & Pistol will be open for lunch seven days a week starting Tuesday, and open for dinner starting April 30.