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About PassionFish - Bethesda
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.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Seafood, American, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Saturday: 4pm - 6:30pm
Sunday: 4pm - 9pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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!
Metro: Bethesda stop on the Red Line
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
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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.
PassionFish - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews
My first visit was with friends for restaurant week-- DELICIOUS food and phenomenal value. For my anniversary, and daughter-in-law's birthday, and granddaughter's half birthday, I figured Passion Fish would be perfect for the 6 of us and they did not disappoint-- everyone loved the food, the ambaince and the service! We were seated perfectly in a fully rounded booth where the kids couldn't be a distraction for anyone else, and let us truly enjoy our lengthy dinner. This is my new favorite restaurant! I'd give them more stars if I could.
The food here is overpriced for the quality. There are a few good items that i would normally mention here were my last visit not over-powered by the condescending treatment we recently received by the front desk and General Manager, Stephen. A party of 4 of us gave up our seats in the lounge area to a larger group of 8 guests to enjoy happy hour. At 5:22, then refused to seat the 4 us at their ONE dinner table in their bar area - where every other table was seated for happy hour - because they said dinner didn't start until 5:30. The GM refused to serve us the bar menu - despite the fact that we are seated in the bar area, every table around us was ordering from the bar menu, and we had just given up seats in an area that serves the bar menu so that the restaurant could accommodate a party of 8. This type of poor customer service is a miscalculation that will ultimately lead to unsustained customer interest or, hopefully, management turnover. The waitstaff, by the way, was DELIGHTFUL as always.
Sorry to go public with our bad experience but we think we owe it to both the restaurant and the public to share our bad experience. This was our second visit to the restaurant. The first time we thought it was quite good. This time was quite disastrous. First, the service was awful. It took almost 30 minutes to get our food. Then the food we ordered, which was sushi supposedly for two people, was not good at all and nowhere near what two people would eat. The fish was also not cut properly, there was way more rice than fish, which also didn't look fresh. Then there was the question of value. Your restaurant is way too expensive for what you get. A small tip: get rid of the free bread upfront if that lowers the prices.
We got seated before our reservation time but that was the only positive of the experience. It took 20 minutes for someone to come ask what we'd like for a drink. It wasn't even our server who came to ask, but a different one because we were debating whether to just leave. Food is mediocre. I would not go back to this place.
We live nearby but we never went in. I figured we tried at restaurant week - the fried whole flounder and the daily special sole were wonderful. The regular menu is a bit pricey but it is worth it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions.
Passionfish participates in restaurant week so my friend and I decided to go. The drinks we ordered were tasty and not too strong. I had sushi as my appetizer and the scallop entree, which is scallops with vegetables potato gnocchi in a light cream sauce--very delicious. I had the pecan tart for dessert. The decor is really nice-great place for a date.
Over rated the restaurant. They have good food, but not that great. It always hard to find the reservation during the restaurant due to the value of the food. They provide the full dinner items in the restaurant week instead of cheap portion or cheap dish as other restaurant does. So this was worth noted. Let's talking about food, the appetizers are great. The main dish I had was fried whole flounder. The vinegary sauce doesn't work well with the fried fish. The dessert is below the average. Service is very clumsy. Spilled the soy sauce on my husband, but did not receive any compensation. Had to ask for the bread. And later, the glass exploded on the other table. It wasn't a good experience.
We tremendously enjoyed our brunch at Passion Fish! Our server, Dominick, was excellent and provided top-notch service. He was very knowledgeable of the menu items including specific ingredients. This helped us tremendously since it was our first visit to Passion Fish. Great experience! Will return soon and look for Dominick! Thanks!!!
The fish ordered was apparently not prepared correctly and had too many bones still present causing my date to swallow one. This abruptly put an end to a special occasion that we were looking forward to for a couple of weeks. The manager and the server were very attentive, and made sure everything was ok, but honestly, before putting anything on the menu or delivering a prepared dish, the chef should have the skill set to know whether it is done right. Anything sub par shouldn’t be allowed.
Upon being seated, the table had not been cleaned properly. This was quickly remedied and the rest of the dinner was excellent. Service was attentive and polite. They served a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered food as part of the Bethesda Restaurant Week. We had ceviche and lobster bisque for appetizers, jumbo crab cakes with a side of brussel sprouts and mussels w a side salad as the main. All were excellent. We lost steam for dessert so we shared the creme boulle and took home the chocolate ganache. This was consumed the next day with great joy. Overall an excellent experience.
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