PassionFish - Reston VA
PassionFish - Reston VA

PassionFish - Reston VA

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.passionfishreston.com/passionfish.html
  • Phone: 7032303474
  • 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: Sushi, Seafood
  • 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: 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 WinnerMost Booked
PassionFish - Reston VA reviews from OpenTable diners
395 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (229)fit for foodies (215)romantic (119)neighborhood gem (118)great for lunch (112)great for outdoor dining (105)good for groups (103)notable wine list (90)vibrant bar scene (69)hot spot (64)great for brunch (23)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Love, love, love
    AndieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have always had a great meal at PassionFish and I was not disappointed even during restaurant week. Went with friends for a birthday lunch celebration and everything was delicious, service was impeccable and our guest of honor was made to feel special without embarrassment. I love soft shell crabs and my tempura soft shell crab salad was the best ever. With so many great choices I could have gone back every day this week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    not a fan of the panna cotta. Probably the worst Ive ever had. loved the salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay
    rdellaprice
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was fine, nothing special, portion size was small and prices are expensive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've said before and continue to believe PassionFish is the best seafood restaurant in the DC area. Always several choices of very fresh fish prepared simply but well, tasty sushi and ceviche and a well thought out wine list. Half priced wine on Sunday night is an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Meal
    Dinner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went to Passion Fish for an anniversary dinner. I noted it was an anniversary dinner in my reservation, and table request. The staff did not disappoint, and our menu even said "Happy Anniversary" at the top. Food was excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Salmon
    LeeJohn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The salmon was fantastic. Crispy outside but juicy inside. Perfect. They make their own cherries for Manhattans. Also perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    PickyEater
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Still one of the best in northern VA and consistently so. Every dish was delicious and prepared perfectly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always enjoy our evenings out spent at Passion Fish. We tend to make sure our special events are normally scheduled here too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great happy hour! Flounder Fish was awesome as well!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always get an excellent meal
    TMoon
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I have at least one meal at Passion Fish every multi day trip to Reston. Never disappointed - unless I'm unable to get a reservation!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    bshaw
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I really like this restaurant and it has very good food. The Lobster Clay pot is the best and sushi rolls are great as well. Very good oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Food & Service
    2cutegirls
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Passion Fish almost never fails to impress. We had a large group and enjoyed sushi, oysters, grilled fish, etc. The food was fantastic across the board. The wine was top-notch. The service was great and the server was able to make superb recommendations for food and wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Jesus
    jjflash2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Oyster starter were named thusly and were outstanding. Service was super (Shane), every recommendation was spot on - including the Sancerre. Birthday treat at end, overall great value for money spent! Highly recommend, even joined loyalty club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feel the passion
    ColdPassion
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I sincerely appreciate great food and the wait staff at PassionFish. My waiter, Rene, was smart and articulate about the daily specials and food/spice combinations. He helped me decide on the blacken-jumbo rockfish as an entrée for the evening. Outstanding choice! Rene was patient with my wife (on her birthday) and son, and that made a difference in my book. My hats off to the chef and his team of food artists for preparing delectable artistic entrees and desserts. The captain crunch is an excellent starter. The wait staff was timely, friendly, and cognizant of the customers. That is always a plus. Great place for dinner. I will return soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Overall I thought it was good to very good. I would come again but not often. There is so much competition in the Town Center that is vying for your business and we like to try others as well. You are a little pricey!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Colonel
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Terrific food, service, and atmosphere. I always am satisfied with my choice of PassionFish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Patt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was terrific and so was the food. I recommend Passion Fish for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food!
    KL2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Passion Fish is a little out of my price range but a wonderful place for a special occasion/treat. The food and service are both amazing, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to Write Home about
    Cass
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We are working our way through the top 100 restaurants and happened to be in Reston so tried PassionFish. We had the Heirloom Tomato appetizer which was fabulous. From there, things went downhill. We ordered the flounder, the corn and crab chowder, beet salad, eggplant and mushrooms. Many of the dishes were too salty or too sweet or just mediocre. The mushrooms were the bright spot.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just not that great
    mexstorm
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I live in Reston and really, really want PassionFish to be great. The location is ideal and it has the potential to be a really good restaurant, but overall, it is just getting worse and worse. I have been there at least a half dozen times since it opened and each time I go the food gets a little worse. The menu is not exciting and the food is over priced. This time our server rubbed us the wrong way and was very hard to understand. We just wanted to leave.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't get the daily specials
    Irishontap
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our waitress recommended the jumbo prawn daily special, saying it was a great dish and judging by the fact that it's on the weekly menu the restaurant must think it is as well. When it came I got three small/medium prawns as my main course which lasted about a minute, and the whipped sweet potatoes and dallop of sorbet didn't last much longer. While it was tasty, I can't remember paying that much such a small portion in a long time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average at Best
    NRav
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Loved the overall service of the establishment as our waiter went through the menu with us and provided us great suggestions to match what we were looking for. We were really excited to try this restaurant as we had seen great reviews and the food looked fantastic. With that said, our food turned average at best. For the price that we were paying (nearly $170 for two people), my expectations were no where near met. The salmon I had ordered was barely seasoned and something I could have easily replicated at home. Either way, wasn't what I expected for an anniversary dinner with my wife and disappointing way to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Town Center Favorite
    RestonRon
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    PassionFish consistently delivers great food and a creative menu of fresh fish specials. I have eaten there many times, for both lunch and dinner, and I am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our special moment was perfect
    bridalparty
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I reserved a table online with a note to surprise my cousin. I was asking get to be my Maid of Honor and had specific instructions. I was nervous, but our server Shane followed everything to a 'T' and made the night memorable for sure. My cousin was thrilled and felt so special with the great good and level of attention Shane provided. Very happy I chose Passion Fish that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish with Big Flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Beet salad was good. Halibut was over cooked and was on a thick peanutty Thai sauce. Seemed like they go after big flavors, at the expense of the fish. Impression was this it is a federal government contractor's expense report place. Like Morton's, only fish, not beef.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Gourmet food
    LaParisienne159
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This restaurant is one of the best restaurants for foodies. The Menu has for every taste but their fish dishes are the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood in Reston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There are very few real seafood restaurants in this area. Passionfish is excellent. Bring your wallet though fairly pricey but certainly worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • timetotime
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    All around great place-- great food, service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nice restaurant. Good service. Overpriced for quality of food. Food was ok, but under-seasoned.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer dining experience.
    Jlk0605VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was around 10 pm when my friend and I had a sudden craving for sushi. We were around the area, and I recalled another friend's recommendations on this restaurant, so we decided to dine here. Needless to say, while it isn't an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant (it's more of a seafood/fish restaurant), we were pleased for the most part w. what they had to offer. We ordered 1/2 of their "big daddy" appetizer, which incl. lobster tail and claw, jumbo lump crabmeat, clams, oysters, and jumbo shrimps. We each ordered sushi rolls ('spicy tuna' was not at all spicy, which was quite disappointing), and their vietnamese crab and shrimp roll (this was quite amazing). Service was pretty good. Def not your cheap late night finds, but I'd recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding restaurant
    JNGDiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I chose this restaurant for our anniversary. Initially I was worried whether or not I made the right decision. After the night, we were impressed with the service. The food was phenomenal. The first floor at the bar was energetic. We were seated on the upper floor. So it's quieter, which is perfect for us. At the end, the restaurant treated us with glasses of wine and goodies (refrained from saying what they were) which I never received from other restaurants that we have been to. In summary, an awesome restaurant with awesome food and service. Must try if you have not. Definitely will come back and highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SSHpsychVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great restaurant; great service; great cranberry bread.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Read the food order more carefully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I both ordered the soft shell crabs to be prepared creole style. They came to the table sautéed. We did not send them back since both of us were fairly hungry at that point. They were good, but not what we ordered.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TFAM
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We have dined here before and plan to again. Will not order the cucumber salad again. Fish oil in the cucumber salad was not agreeable to the palate. All other dishes were excellent and the service as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my top 5 favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This restaurant has a great, lively ambience inside with great decor and architecture. Both times I've been my husband and I sat outside and had amazing food. The Halibut dish under chef specialties is a must try w the Thai style sauce, that is to die for. Quality of the food and fish is outstanding and I wish I lived closer. Can't wait for the one to open in Bethesda which is a bit closer to us! Kudos to our waitress Ashley, who was fantastic, providing just the right amount of attention to us, was very friendly, funny/comical, prompt, & courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Passion for Fish
    WallyWood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I have been to Passionfish on a few occasions, but our experience Saturday was the best ever. The service was friendly, professional and well-paced, and our outdoor table was perfect. My heirloom tomato salad starter was exquisite with just the right touch of olive oil and sea salt. The Sabel fish was tasty and cooked to perfection. As usual my wife's oysters on the half shell tasted of the sea and her scallops were as good as any she's had anywhere. Our expectations were exceeded.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Seafood in Reston-Herndon
    SeniorCouple
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always great seafood! We had ceviche (habanero flavor makes it), shrimp cocktail, rockfish (daily special), and crispy whole flounder (great flavor and enough for two) -- all were in the category of "the best we ever had." It is always a special treat to go to Passion Fish, especially sitting outside in the summer. A little pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PassionFish
    Rick
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As usual we had a very good meal and enjoyed a nice bottle of Vigonier.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent quality seafood
    JSpro
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Reliably some the the very best seafood in northern virginia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food good, service less so
    kim1
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We have eaten at Passionfish many times, and always had very good food and reasonable service. This time, the service was not what it should have been. My husband ordered an expensive drink (martini with white grape juice) he did not like, and neither did I or our other family member. We told the waitress, got another drink, but the first one was still on our bill at the end. Our food took a VERY long time; the table next to use was seated TWICE OVER before we ever got our entrees. We took our entrees home barely touched, but the sauces were not included with either of our fish dishes or our rice side dishes. The waitress was pleasant, but we felt it was not worth the high price of the meal this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.