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PassionFish - Bethesda - Permanently Closed, Bethesda, MD

PassionFish - Bethesda - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
1360 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 358-6116

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Clime

  • Catering

    We're happy to cater your office luncheon, special occasion or any other event! Please call the restaurant at 301-358-6116 for all of your options, including sushi platters and more.

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    Bethesda Avenue

  • 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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,360 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. P

    Patti

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 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.
  2. D

    Daph

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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!
  3. AM

    AMarie1019

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!
  4. NB

    NicholeB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  5. TG

    TGCl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience with the ambiance, service and food. Will be back again.
  6. L

    Linnie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 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.
  7. GK

    GinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  8. S

    Stella

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! Heard that it would be closed soon due to COVID-19, so sad :(
  9. RW

    ReginaW

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 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. :(
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    I had the octopus, and it tasted extremely fishy.
  13. MO

    MiguelO

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food. Our waiter was exceptionally attentive. Strongly recommend the happy hour fare
  14. MM

    MichelM

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 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)
  15. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it first time great service . My sever was wonderful and get check in
  16. J

    Jhd4

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    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?
  17. C

    Cube7

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!
  18. JL

    JohnL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  19. B

    Beartrees

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Even better service. Innovative and creative
  20. TS

    TeikaS

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good !
  22. J

    Joanie

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service lacked nothing... could not have been better! Thank you.
  23. D

    Deborah

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were spoiled with the food and attention - all while feeling completely safe. Outstanding lunch experience
  24. DS

    DavidS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another terrific dinner, seated outdoors with plenty of room between tables, attentive wait staff, and excellent food.
  25. RT

    RonnT

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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
  26. J

    Jennifer

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great. Staff wore gloves and masks the entire time.
  27. DD

    DearDivorceCoach

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 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!
  28. JL

    JerryL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  29. TB

    TeniaB

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i have been once for brunch, but this place is really nice. the food, the service. THE CEVICHE....everything is LOVE here
  30. s

    steveb

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 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.
  31. L

    Linnie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite go to restaurant in Bethesda. They know us there.
  32. r

    rebelrebs

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  34. L

    Leslie

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  35. b

    bradj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best place in the Washington region for softshell crabs. Great people and service!!
  36. C

    Chatterboxx1969

    Washington DC

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are outside and enjoyed celebrating my bear friend’s birthday. Our server was great.
  37. GR

    GR8experience

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 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.
  38. G

    Gogo

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was divine and the service was excellent!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    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.
  40. NS

    NStreetDiner

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, even during Covid. Nice table outside with little pedestrian traffic. Great food, good friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

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

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bethesda Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Clime

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 358-6116

  • Catering

    We're happy to cater your office luncheon, special occasion or any other event! Please call the restaurant at 301-358-6116 for all of your options, including sushi platters and more.

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