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PassionFish - Bethesda

4.4
810 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday: 4pm - 6:30pm
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 358-6116
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Clime
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Catering
We're happy to cater your office luncheon, special occasion or any other event! Please call our event planner Jaclyn at 301-358-6116 for all of your options, including sushi platters and more. You can also reach her via email at Jaclyn@passionfoodhospitality.com.
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Cross street
Bethesda Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is available in two large parking garages that can be accessed on both sides of PassionFish Bethesda on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues. It's available for .80 cents per hour and is free on the weekends!
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Public transit
Metro: Bethesda stop on the Red Line
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

PassionFish is located in the heart of Bethesda, MD with easy access to parking. Elegantly decorated in a nautical theme, our Chesapeake Room can seat 36-40 pp, and cocktails receptions for 60pp can be accommodated. The restaurant is also available for full buyouts and can accommodate 300 pp.

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4.4
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4.3
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and great service. A little pricey but the food was outstanding. I recommend the halibut.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Always dependable and great value for brunch. We enjoy the booth seating and while a little noisy, we can still carry on a conversation. Food choices are always fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I had never eaten here before, and didn't know what to expect. I thought the service was fantastic, though I can't recall our server's name. He was attentive when he needed to be and was very professional. The food was wonderful. We were there for brunch and 2 of us ordered the 2 courses for $19 and one ordered only an entrée. The first course was much larger than I expected, and was delicious - a seafood crepe for me. The entrees were wonderful; perfectly prepared. And we shared a key lime tart for desert which hit the spot on a hot afternoon. I've already recommended PassionFish to friends, and look forward to my next visit.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Our drink order came, we ordered blood orange margaritas and pomegranate margaritas came. Someone ordered vodka on the rocks and It came with soda- returned. Tea pots had a half cup of tea. I’ve eaten here before and had stellar service but tonight it wasn’t up to standard. Food was good!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

we shared the Big Daddy appetizer for five and it was fresh and succulent. The array of sauces was nice. The shrimp were huge but the oysters small. Two shred the Tower for an entrée and were very happy with it. My son had the $42 house specialty of lobster which I thought was overpriced. The crqbcakes were so-so but I am a crab snob from Balto. I didn't think it was local crabmeat. My husband liked the scallops. I was a but confused about a card that came with the bill advising an early Restaurant Week at certain of the chain of restaurants (but not the Bethesda one). It said for a one-time payment of $25 one could dine at the various other places that week for a $32 dinner. I need to clarify.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Salmon and halibut were wonderful, so were sweet potato fries. We told our server we had movie tickets in an hour. We got our meals quickly, as promised. Not a cheap restaurant but high quality. A bit disappointed in the margaritas. They were delicious but the portion was small for the price. Better for happy hour at half price, which generously runs to 6:30, Saturday, too. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food.
Waitress had good attitude but not adept at pouring wine!
Was overfilling glasses like water

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

It was our fault we didn’t send the red trout back. Someone is very heavy handed with salt, same goes for the fries. The rest of our meal was excellent. The octopus appetizer was really delicious. Sarah was excellent waitress and very attentive

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Always a good experience at PassionFish, which is why I return whenever in town. This is the best restaurant in Bethesda, which is saying a lot.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

This was another great meal at PassionFish. Great for lunch and dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

consistently great seafood and delicious cocktails.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great food! Awesome drinks, clean, well run, fun and I’ll come back!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We were just looking for oysters, and found so much more. We wanted a nice place for lunch on our anniversary, but had not tried PassionFish. It was convenient for us, so we went and ended up having excellent oysters on the half shell, very good ceviche ( we are picky about ceviche, having lived in South America) and fish tacos on corn tortillas (a must for me). The prosecco "on draft" seemed like a perfect fit too, for our occasion. We saw much more on the menu we want to try so we will be back. At the last minute, we confessed our special occasion and the thoughtful waiter adjusted our bill to include one free dessert. Ambiance was nice but a touch noisy for us older folks.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food and service were both absolutely exceptional. This was my first time here, and I will definitely be back! I had the halibut special and tried some of the Maine Lobster sushi roll. Both were unforgettable.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Reliably delicious seafood, skillfully prepared and served in ample portions that are reasonably priced. Who could ask for anything more?

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food and drinks were good but pricey. Service was good. Noisy there on the night we dined but don’t know if this is always true. I might return if I was in the area already and had a hankering for fish but doubt I would make the drive specifically to eat there.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

My wife and I dined at PassionFish after driving over 8 hours to get home. We always enjoy their food. Great seafood, well prepared. The service was good, as well.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Loved the open airy decor with dark wood accents and it just got better from there. Our server was great and the food even better. We had sushi, salad and sea bass with sweet potato fries. The fish was fresh and flavorful. We will definitely return to Passionfish!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Really good service staff and food. The ambiance was really nice too.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Delicious seafood, and very nice for gluten free!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Three of us had relaxed dinner conversation after meeting for a movie at Bethesda Row. Two of us had soft-shelled crab, which was fantastic. Half-price wine night helped the price tag a big! Our table and surrounding area were quiet enough to enjoy a normal-volume conversation.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been to passionfish several times for their fabulous weekend brunch. The food is delicious and elegantly presented. Wait staff is always attentive. The 2 course brunch menu has a variety of options that will work with any mood that you are in. It is a great value for the beautiful meal you get.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great restaurant. Lovely ambience. Was great for our get-together.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

First time eating here & the food & service was amazing. The prices were reasonable and the ambience great for lunch, brunch or evening dining. The restaurant does make menu accommodations.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Staff not aware of different sushi being served. Was clear that a person was allergic to crab and wanted the crab sushi ordered to be on a different plate. It was not.

Food was good. Happy hour seems the way to go

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Fantastic food and great service. The Happy Hour deal cant be beat. Unbelievable seafood and only $5 a dish. Hamachi and tuna crudo both outstanding. The ceviche is delightful. Terrific service and nice atmosphere. I’d go every week!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Good experience overall. I thought the service was great and the food was solid.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

My daughter, who had recently visited the Bethesda area, purchased a gift certificate for me to PassionFish - Bethesda; knowing I would be taking a trip from Los Angeles to Washington D.C While on my trip, I went with a few friends to try the restaurant. We found a welcoming establishment with great ambiance. We loved the "wine wall" and the spacious bar area. The menu choices gave the restaurant a modern feel - yet was appealing to us, as seniors. The dishes we ordered were tasty and perfectly portioned. The restaurant patrons were diverse, in all aspects, and all seemed to be pleasantly enjoying their dining experiences. The staff was friendly, helpful and courteous. My Washington D.C. friend indicated that she would definitely be returning to the restaurant with "locals".

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Although I liked it very much I was very limited to one thing I could order.
Too many spicy dishes on menu. Not well rounded menu to general public to
choose from.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

While I’ve eaten here often and have always had great food and service, this time it was a horrible service experience from the minute we sat down. It all came down to the waitress who should quit being a waitress. Our group was cringing the entire time. Drinks were brought one at a time, that after telling her our drink order literally 4 times. We couldn’t find her to tell her we wanted water. What also set me off was that the restaurant should have taken $ off our meal, not offer free desserts we didn’t want. They need to do a better job

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

PassionFish is becoming one of my favorite brunch spots. There is a great brunch menu with lots of options that allows you to choose 2 items from an appetizer, entree and dessert menu for only $19. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys are only $11. You may also order from the lunch menu. This was my 3rd visit to PassionFish. On previous occasions, I’ve had the Eggs Chesapeake. During this visit I had the Lobster and Ginger Bisque and the Wicked Tuna sushi roll (from the sushi menu). All were delicious! The service is also great. Our server asked if we would be willing to move to a booth so they could accommodate a large party. It was before we started eating so it was no big deal but they insisted on making our appetizers complementary! And the booth was better seating. It’s also a beautiful restaurant with an ocean theme. There’s free parking on the weekends in the Bethesda parking garage a half block from the restaurant. I highly recommend PassionFish!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Brunch bartender is awesome. Spicy bloody Mary highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I always enjoy eating at Passion Fish. The food is delicious, the wait staff is attentive without being obtrusive and the ambience is very pleasant.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Best Maine oysters I ve had in a while. Wonderful flounder. Great donut holes. Quiet good service.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I like the restaurant very much. Food is very good. - menu is good. Service is generally very good. We had a first night waiter with a heavy accent. Had a couple of communications snafus but overall very good e patience

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had an enjoyable Mother's Day dinner at the Bethesda location. Food was very good overall. the sea scallops were perfectly cooked and well presented. The caesar salad, however, was very lackluster filled out with the less desirable parts of romaine and indifferent presentation. The restaurant is somewhat noisy and crowded; the long, narrow dining area means that most tables are along the main track between the door, the bathrooms, and the back exit. Not unpleasant, though.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day, but will be returning for regular dining.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

From the waiters to the food, everything was just great. Enjoyed my mother's day lunch!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place for a special occasion! I will definitely be coming back!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

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