Permanently Closed - PassionFish - Bethesda

4.6
1360 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in downtown Bethesda, Maryland's luxury residential & retail neighborhood, PassionFish Bethesda delivers the exquisite, seasonally and sustainably sourced global seafood that made its predecessor in Reston an award-winning establishment. The concept is driven by nationally recognized chef and modern-day fishmonger Jeff Tunks whose ‘passion’ lies in sourcing premier seafood for his establishments. Like its sister restaurant, the distinctive flavors are enhanced by simply elegant presentations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPatti
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional (scallops and Chesapeake Benedict), and the service was extremely nice. We love the key lime pie! Thank you for the best seafood in the DC area.

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Daph
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite restaurant in bethesda. been there countless times, from birthdays, to celebrations, to just because. sad that they are closing. went there for brunch on the last day. we'll miss you, passionfish! all the best in your restaurant in reston!

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vipAMarie1019
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. I am so sad to hear that PassionFish Bethesda is closing. They will be missed!

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NicholeB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad to find out that that location is closing! The meal was delicious and the service was excellent. It’s sad that the pandemic and the restrictions on dining capacity are shutting down restaurants permanently. i’ll be making the drive to Reston to visit this restaurant.

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TakishaGC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience with the ambiance, service and food. Will be back again.

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Linnie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were informed they would be closing Sunday and we had to go one last time. We spoke to the bar nana her who is always great and told him how much this restaurant will be missed. This was always our go to at least once every two weeks if not every week. Always a great time with great food and service.

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GinaK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm sad I didn't know about Passionfish earlier. They have very good happy hour prices and the server we had was very friendly. Hopefully I will be able to stop by the VA location in the future.

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Stella
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! Heard that it would be closed soon due to COVID-19, so sad :(

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ReginaW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a impromptu date night and decided to try Passion Fish. We love sushi and saw the reviews for Passion Fish was rated high. It is 45 minutes away from our home and it was worth every minute and mile. The food was fabulous. Our waiter Sam was amazing. The ambiance was perfect. We can’t wait to go again. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Dinner felt rushed. Waiter was just okay. He didn’t tel us the kitchen was closing so we weren’t able to order desert. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had the octopus, and it tasted extremely fishy.

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MiguelO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, tasty food. Our waiter was exceptionally attentive. Strongly recommend the happy hour fare

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MichelM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was warm and friendly, attentive but not hovering, just what you need these days if you're going to go out . protocols were on point ( we sat outside) but the food was just...so so. My dish, a special, was heavily salted and a bit overdone. none of us finished our entrees and we skipped dessert ( but there's alot of good dessert in Bethesda--Jeni's Ice cream, Dolcezza, bubble tea-- so that part wasn't tragic)

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it first time great service . My sever was wonderful and get check in

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vipJhd4
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat outside because it is Covid it was one of the cooler nights we’ve had this season and this restaurant does not have heaters. This is the most expensive restaurant in Bethesda and one of the nicest and every other outdoor restaurant has heaters. How can you not have heaters?

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vipCube7
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipJohnL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

As this Bethesda venue is part of a chain, I must note that other locations offered a better overall experience for the high-end tab...

Food choices and fish quality (primary selling point for me) were up to standard, but preparation and presentation were only fair. Thus, the mid-range critique.

Restaurant noise level made conversation comfortable.

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Beartrees
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Even better service. Innovative and creative

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TeikaS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for the brunch and everything we had was amazing! The service was impeccable and the server was highly attentive making sure to clear plates and provide fresh silverware before you even know you needed it. The selections were all encompassing of everything anyone would want to eat for brunch; and the cocktails were amazing as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good !

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Joanie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service lacked nothing... could not have been better! Thank you.

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vipDeborah
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were spoiled with the food and attention - all while feeling completely safe. Outstanding lunch experience

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DavidS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific dinner, seated outdoors with plenty of room between tables, attentive wait staff, and excellent food.

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vipr2d2
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make it as safe as it can be to eat indoors with the same quality food and service

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vipJennifer
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Staff wore gloves and masks the entire time.

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vipDearDivorceCoach
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent rolls. One pet peeve that seems to be recurrent is not keeping the lunch menu updated so only AFTER asking for a dish are we told it is no longer available. I'm sure this can be remedied. Food and service are excellent and good attention is paid to social distancing and safe food service practices!

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JerryL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passionfish never disappoints. The service is attentive but not overbearing, the food is delicious and beautifully presented, and the atmosphere is clean and welcoming. Joseph, the bar manager, is a genius with his mixology skills and gave a very impressive presentation on his bar menu. This place is a gem.

And they have fernet!

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TeniaB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i have been once for brunch, but this place is really nice. the food, the service. THE CEVICHE....everything is LOVE here

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vipsteveb
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat outside. Tables were well spaced. The seafood cobb salad was delicious and my friend enjoyed his shrimp and grits. Service was excellent and the Covid related practices were well thought out.

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Linnie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite go to restaurant in Bethesda. They know us there.

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rebelrebs
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. The food was excellent. Service as well. Very COVID-19 appropriate. Available but non intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose inside seating since it was plenty of space. Clean environment and attentive server. Brunch menu provided great options at a very good price. Food and drinks were perfect.

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Leslie
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative food, skillfully prepared. Attentive, but not overbearing waiters. We felt completely protected from COVID-19, or anything else.

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bradj
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in the Washington region for softshell crabs. Great people and service!!

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vipChatterboxx1969
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside and enjoyed celebrating my bear friend’s birthday. Our server was great.

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vipGR8experience
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great experience! So glad that this neighborhood gem is back open for indoor dining.

MP
MargotP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was divine and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday. We both enjoyed the food and the service, and they were kind enough to provide a complementary dessert.

NS
vipNStreetDiner
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, even during Covid. Nice table outside with little pedestrian traffic. Great food, good friends.

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Permanently Closed - PassionFish - Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 358-6116.

Permanently Closed - PassionFish - Bethesda is rated 4.6 stars by 1360 OpenTable diners.

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