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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.

7187 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Bethesda Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 358-6116

Website:
http://www.passionfishbethesda.com/

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.

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!

Public Transit:
Metro: Bethesda stop on the Red Line

Executive Chef:
Christopher Clime

Additional:
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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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.

PassionFish - Bethesda Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (33)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Lunch (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Business Meals (19)
Casual (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Fun (13)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Healthy (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Spicy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Scenic View (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Tapas (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 20 hours ago

Food was good. Service was slow. Felt like our waiter was never around. Not that interested in helping our table.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent. Valentine's Day Dinner - worth the wait for the late sitting. Great food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

I celebrated my birthday there the staff went above and beyond to make my birthday special the food was amazing!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 4 days ago

I have been at Passion Fish several times. For this occasion, the quantity of food for the price was not adequate. Disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was very good. Except restaurant was a little cold. Might be because we had table near the door.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great dinner place but brunch is just so so - went there for brunch and was surprised at a low level of selection of food compared to dinner

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very fresh sushi!
Great and friendly server

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing for brunch! Bottomless mimosas or bloody Mary’s and a great food selection.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great spot. Delicious seafood. Host acknowledged birthday at check in. Would have been special had they brought a birthday treat at end of dinner. Special King Crab appetizer was a bit small for the price. The whole flounder was superb.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

good food. The crispy flounder and branzino entrees were really good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good...Brussels sprouts excellent! Server (Orlando) was unfriendly and didn’t crack a smile the whole night. Also reached across me to get the bill after delivering it only a few minutes before.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

neighborhood gem in Bethesda. great food, ambience and vibe, friendly if not overly conscientious service. I'll be back for seconds.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our serves here is top notch!

Great selection of seafood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for dinner during Restaurant week, which was a very good value, but the prices on the regular menu are much more expensive, which is why I only gave it a Good rating for value. However, it is comparable in price to other restaurants in Bethesda.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. Can't wait to go back there to eat and I highly recommend it!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Really great food and value although the wine list can be pricey.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I went here for Restaurant Week. Obviously a restaurant of high class, the food was served beautifully and prepared meticulously. Much thought was given to the menu as well as the way it was plated. Everything I ate was the perfect size and delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic!! I usually don’t leave reviews but had to for this place. Excellent food, so flavorful, very attentive service, and he value was incredible. Highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was really great, specifically the chocolate mousse crunch, the shrimp tempura roll, and the ceviche. The atmosphere is lovely and the waiters are attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great dinner - restaurant week -- loved the food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Restaurant ambiance was awesome! Waiter was attentive and the menu was direct and full!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

In a word OUTSTANDING!!!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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!!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went there for brunch. Food was really good. In love with steak and eggs, and Thai curry. Would visit again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time there, and we thought it was excellent. We both ordered whole-fish items , and our orders were well seasoned and extremely tender. For anyone who is a connoisseur of exquisitely prepared seafood, this is an ideal place to eat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I was impressed with the wide variety of choices on the menu. Appetizers, entree and dessert were phenomenal. Service was slightly slow, but I think it was more because of an inexperienced waiter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 19, 2018

When the hostess argues with you even before seating, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was tasty and the service was on point

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Been many times, came for Bethesda Magazine Restaurant Week, going back again! Best deal in town - $35 app, entree, dessert - almost anything on the menu! Creative, delicious food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We have to ask someone to find our waitress to come back again to get our order, it took more than 30 minutes to have our order placed. It took 2 1/2 hours to finish our dinner on Thursday night, because the service is slow

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