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PassionFish - Reston VA
PassionFish - Reston VA

PassionFish - Reston VA Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.passionfishreston.com/passionfish.html
  • Email: info@passionfishreston.com
  • Phone: (703) 230-3474
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Clime
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Passion Fish has a formal banquet room that will accommodate up to 50 guests seated. There is also a mezzanine level that is available for up to 70 guests. Both areas can also be configured for cocktail receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathryn Grimes (703) 230-3474
  • Special Events & Promotions: Special Dinners Monthly Ranging From $60 - $150 Per Guest All Inclusive Of Tax & Gratuity. Wine Dinners, Beer Dinners, Sushi & Sake Dinners, Chef Inspired Pairing Dinners - Each With Special Guests Representing The Winery, Brewery, etc.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Explorer Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is located at the corner of Democracy Drive and Explorer Street in the Democracy Tower Parking Structure. Entrance is located on Explorer Street. Parking is free of charge.
A word from PassionFish - Reston VA
Passion Fish - Reston VA is dedicated to providing the finest quality, sustainable seafood available in an upscale/casual fine dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Thai Red Curry Lobster in Clay Pot -- unique and fantastic; wife had best Halibut ever. Combined with superb Peruvian Ceviche and a very knowledgeable and attentive (without being overbearing) server, it was a wonderful evening on the patio. Special thanks to Kenny!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a party of 4, and everyone got something different, and every dish - and sides - were excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was good, table too large for 5 people so hard to hear eachother, especially over the LOUD environment."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoy this restaurant and the food is well prepared. At times it seems the wait servers over sell the up sell of the menu items."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was disappointed last Friday night at Passion Fish. The place is beautiful, menu is flawless in its balance/offerings, and the ambiance is nice. We sat upstairs, away from the bar which was really hopping! The specials sounded so appetizing that I had trouble making a choice. I settled on the grilled octopus appetizer and the red curry lobster clay pot for an entree. The octopus was covered is sauce and mushy. My entree was expensive ($45) which didn't seem out of line until I got the food. It was canned pineapple and 2 medium sized lobster claws that were swimming in a pool of red curry... so much so, it looked like soup. There is no way this dish was worth $45. My mother ordered the fried clams - all breading and few clams :("
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our experience was mixed. Mahi with macadamia nuts was excellent as was the beet salad, but the octopus and the sushi were underwhelming - the sushi at Sweet Ginger in Vienna is much better and less expensive. We expected a much better dinner given the cost."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Passionfish is a place that my wife and I visit for some special occasions. We went on a Friday night and my wife says that we better make a reservation through OpenTable. We reserved about 1.5 hours before our reserved time we chose. When we got there we heard 1.5 hour wait....boy were we happy that we had a reservation. Not only that, the table was ready for us the minute we got there and seemed to have one of the best seats in the house. We will always use OpenTable!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Loved the good and the service was excellent. Very expensive though."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I have eaten out in some very high price point restaurants lately and have been disappointed in the service.This is not the case at Passionfish where I had amazing service and an excellent meal. Even though I live in MD, I'll be back soon."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I love the Captain Crunch sushi! Amazing. Please consider provideing a more wholesome bread as an appetizer. SOmething with more weight to it. Also, my mahi mahi was very good but not outstanding."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We've dined at PassionFish several times before, but this night was truly memorable. From the appetizers to dessert, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was attentive, friendly, and unobtrusive. And the atmosphere was charming. The meal was in celebration of my fiance's birthday and when making reservations, I requested a window seat, and got the PERFECT corner table; very romantic and secluded. We'll most definitely be back! Make it a GREAT day, Tony Palm"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Passion Fish - Was incredible. My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. First, they call earlier in the day to confirm our reservation. I mentioned we would be celebrating our anniversary. They said we are honored to have you here. As we came through the door, the Host confirmed our reservation and said Happy Anniversary, then they took us to a great table that was private and our server - immediately came over - congratulated us and brought us a Champaign Toast. The cool part was the Menu, they provided us a custom menu that said Happy Anniversary. Our server was incredible - Jon, he knew anything and everything about their menu. Hats Off to Passion Fish - They did an incredible job! Thank You!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Thank you for accommodating us and our party! We had a wonderful time and we will be highly recommending you to all of our friends!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service at Passion Fish was excellent. The ambience was very inviting. However, the food was insanely salty. They use salt as their main ingredient. There was rock salt in their salads. The sushi was also very salty. If one dined here too often, one would definitely develop hypertension. Like all of Jeff Tunks' restaurants, the kitchen uses way too much salt. It is a lazy and unhealthy way to season food. Maybe they can try some different ingredients to season their dishes?"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had invited some of my business associates for lunch here and they had not been to Passion Fish before. The food and service were excellent as usual. Everyone was very pleased with the lunch experience and you may have a few new fans now as a result!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had the seafood salad and it was very good. I wish I had time to try other things on the menu."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "dinner was very good but maybe not GREAT, which it has been in some of our past experiences at PassionFish. My Dity martini was a highlight..perhaps the best I have ever had. The oysters were fantastic. The Spider Roll was a bit of a disappointment, which is unusual as I have enjoyed it there before. Hubbie and I both had fish dishes that were excellent. They know what they are doing when it comes to sauces. Lemon buerre blanc and red curry thai are amazing on anything & everything. We will go again!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The scene is electric, the food is great. The presentation of raw (oysters, sushi) rivals anyplace. Servers were very attentive."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Sometimes specialty restaurants will try to extend themselves and forgot what the customers came there for. No so with passion fish. Great service and a constantly interesting seafood menu. Always delightful and combine that with an excellent staff and I wonder why we we'd go anywhere else for great fish. Nice ambiance easy parking and great experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great experience -- we were getting together for my sister-in-laws birthday lunch and it was snowing outside. As my sister pulled up in front of PassionFish I dashed outside to help my 84 year old Mother out of the car -- and immediately a very nice man appeared to help usher my Mother inside out of the snow -- I'm thinking either a manager or the maitre'd --- an unexpected and kind gesture. I had asked for a quiet table by a window if possible -- and we had the perfect table. Our waiter was wonderful -- attentive but not overly so. The food was delicious and the complimentary birthday dessert for "the birthday girl" was just perfect too."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "PassionFish provided the best dining experience ever for us; food, service, ambiance: all perfect. Such a memorable and delicious time. We definitely will frequent again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had superb swordfish and prawns-both cooked perfectly and delicious. Sides of asparagus and sweet potato fries were excellent with the asparagus cooked just right. Shared their very tasty and unique Blue cheese caesar salad for an appetizer. Caramel creme brulee was perfect conclusion to a great meal--and service was just right-attentive but not intrusive!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Everything we had was good - butternut squash soup with lobster (a good amount), tuna tartare, crab cakes. The creme brulee was delicious, and I don't even like creme brulee. But I think $38 for two medium size crabcakes is a bit too much. Otherwise, I guess the prices were pretty typical for a mid-level restaurant."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The crab cakes were bland and overpriced at $38. Most items were more expensive than warranted by the quality of the food. Fried oysters were too heavily breaded. Our waitress interrupted us often as if she were anxious for us to place our order. Overall, we felt that this restaurant has gone downhill since our last visit."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Saturday night and PassionFish is full - so book. Our table was on the upper floor, next to the windows so we enjoyed the sunset, as we ate delicious food - sushi starter, mahi and swordfish steak entres - all delicious."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "But ONLY fish...and limited specials...so if its not on the menu, you're out of luck And pricey for just fish...."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went out for a late dinner as the start to my cousin's Bachelorette Party and the restaurant made her feel really special! The food was delicious and we loved our server."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "You can't go wrong here. Never had a bad meal here. Service top notch. Bartender knows his food as well as his drinks"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the better ones in the Northern Virginia area. The food is consistent good and the servers are knowledgable, attentive and friendly. The sushi is very good and the raw bar extensive. The menu has remained pretty much the saker over the years and might benefit from some new dishes. The standbys are always good and the chef's specials worth a try."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food and Service top notch but very hard to hear others at your table. Once folks stated leaving later in the evening, the whole experience improved."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was my first visit. Great restaurant. Everything was delicious. Good menu, great service, and excellent food. Next time I'm in town, I will visit again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Passion fish is a great place to eat. Its a must when i visit VA"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I've been to PassionFish a few times and have never been disappointed. Having tried at least one item from every section of their menu, they do it all well. Its a bit on the pricey side, but aside from that, its a knock out."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Exceeded my expectation. People were hospitable and food was fabulous ready to go back"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great business lunch spot. Up stairs was nice and quiet and the shrimp and grits were excellent. Service was efficient and courteous. The wait staff let us linger well after our meal was over to discuss business retuning to fill our coffee and water discreetly. I love this restaurant and their selection of fresh fish and sushi as well as the variety. The sushi is a little on the pricey side but I think the lunch specials and other entrees were reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had Dillon as our server and he was amazing. Made our birthday dinner for our Au pair very memorable."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Food is always excellent. A bit noisy however especially when larger groups are there. Service, while efficient, tends to be a bit on the "gruff and surely" side. The food makes up for the servicer's demeanor. A good restaurant for sure and one I will return to."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but not substantially better than a coastal Flats, or some of the Great American restaurants which are MUCH cheaper. Seemed a little pricey for what it was."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I looked forward to bringing my daughter for her 16th birthday. We were seated upstairs next to the door for the wait staff. The traffic of them coming in and out was very intrusive and not at all a good feeling. I felt like I was in a train station. The waitress was pleasant in a very fake way. She kept trying to up sell our food. Because we ordered Sushi she made a statement like it wouldn't be enough food that they were appetizer sizes. I had to ask for a napkin and when she didn't bring it I finally asked for one from a kitchen runner. Honestly the menu and the attempt to be somewhat fine dining did not mesh."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice selection of seafood, but need more choices for vegetarians and non seafood diners (who still eat animal protein)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014