PassionFish - Reston VA

4.6
5592 reviews
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Seafood
Passion Fish - Reston VA is dedicated to providing the finest quality, sustainable seafood available in an upscale/casual fine dining experience.

Garage parking at Reston Town Center will always be free for our guests. Please park in the Orange Garage on Explorer Street and check in with us when you arrive.
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Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 11:30PM

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I really like their classic ceviche! It is the best. You should try their calamari also!

D
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love a Passion Fish, the best in RTC. The crispy flounder is our favorite item on the menu. This was a birthday celebration for my husband and restaurant week. Great anytime, but extra special value during this week. Thank you to the manager and server for taking such good care of us, we will see you soon!

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite place for good food and a wonderful dining experience.

AF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All excellent, including service, but removed one star because one of the servers came to inform us that an item ordered had gluten in it and the person who ordered it couldn’t have gluten - which was excellent - however she walked away and didn’t return to offer a replacement. Once our appetizers arrived, that guest had no appetizer and needed to request another option at that point and wait for her appetizer. Slight fail at otherwise amazing restaurant (been to other locations and Reston is the BEST!) Food is always excellent and restaurant week prices can’t be beat!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my Fiancé’s 30th birthday and the Passion Fish Staff took a wonderful care of us and made her feel very special on her special day! We will definitely be back, we love this place!

E
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was poor, waiter had to come back and ask what our order was several times, and we still were given the wrong dessert! Oysters were good, sushi was fine but sloppy in execution. Fish size was a good portion. Brussel sprouts were over salted. Eggplant was good.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve been here a few times, but the this last time was for Restaurant Week. We love that we could pick from almost anything on the menu for our entree. The food was good and the staff were great.

EN
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food. Nice ambiance and atmosphere. Waiters were great and food was nicely ireoared🗣

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service

CS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful (as always) evening spent at PassionFish. Service and food were spectacular.

NV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing per usual!

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FB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a fine dinner at Passion Fish, excellent service, cold drinks! I had the Atlantic Char, very tasty and my wife the Branzino. Our son had the gumbo, which was also excellent. The Brussels sprouts side dish is killer! The only gripe with the food was the branzino, which is a whole fish and very bony. Had to be very careful eating it. And its a mid-to-upscale seafood place so it ain't cheap! (But we weren't expecting it to be). Overall an excellent seafood restaurant, go and enjoy and don't worry about saving a couple of bucks. I can't wait to go back and try the sushi.....

M
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual. Every time is excellent.

s
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Passion Fish from the cocktail to the delicious swordfish and all that accompanied our dinner. The server was professional and friendly as were other staff members who helped serve. The manager stopped by to check on us and he discussed the sourcing of our dinner with expertise. It was a relaxing evening that felt like a perfect mini-vacation. Thank you Passion Fish!

CO
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed that a $5 charge was added this year if ordering the crabcake sandwich. Not sure we will bother driving from Arlington again (tolls).

JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Reston Town Center. Food is always prepared perfectly and the wait staff is excellent.

LI
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation to celebrate a friends bday. Didn’t realize it was Restaurant Week, which I typically avoid because of crowds, sub standard service and limited menu options. Happy to report just the opposite during this visit. RW menu was varied, portions were normally sized and value was excellent. Ceviche, grilled trout and key lime tart for $22!! And every course was delicious. Service was prompt and well organized. Have to say....I really have never had anything but a great experience at PF.

ZB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

They have the best ceviche ever!!!! And their sushi is pretty darn good. I asked for the salmon and tuna entrée- they came back twice and said thy were sold out! Then I got something I didn’t really want which messed up the mood. Our server was trying to do her best so I don’t blame her at all. I go here many times and always have a good time, except this one time...it’s fine tho! I’ll go again for that amazing spicy ceviche

s
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an exceptional restaurant. Highly recommended for food and service.

D
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always love the food at PassionFish. However it was very noisy during lunch and it took the waiter and the servers some time to come out with our food etc. probably due to it being restaurant week.

GK
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, particularly the ceviche and the lobster roll. The service is always excellent. And it's a particularly good value during restaurant week.

b
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My husband did not like the gumbo. Two soups were very good, carrot/shrimp and the corn chowder. The waiter was just OK, not great. And the bartender would not make me a gin fizz. So rather disappointing.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

A large group of us came here for dinner during Restaurant week. We were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation time, but they were busy and we were a large group. I attribute a lot of our experience being due to how busy they were, but once seated, our server was not the friendliest. She barely spoke to us and it took forever for us to place our orders. Once we did finally place our orders, the appetizers came out quickly, but the entrees again took forever. The were packed and I understand you can only cook so much at one time. I had the spice salmon and avocado roll for the appetizer. It wasn’t spicy at all, so I’m not sure where it gets it’s name. I also ordered the jambalaya and was pretty disappointed. It came out with a clotted layer on time like it sat under the heat lamp for quite some time. It also contained minimal rice and lacked the spices normal jambalaya has. It tasted more like a gravy with seafood mixed in. I would give it a second chance on a night that maybe isn’t so busy, but I’m not in a hurry to go back.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Had dinner here during restaurant week. Passion Fish continues to get worse and worse. I recommend skipping this restaurant unless you're sitting at the bar during happy hour.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food but the staff was a bit on the sulky side. There was nothing wrong with the mechanics of what they did, but everyone seemed unhappy. I wondered if they were understaffed or something? At any rate restaurant week is a fab value here. My Artic Char was deliciously cooked and the sauce was perfection. Two of our group had the whole fried flounder and said it was A+. The creme brûlée was disappointing. There was a an odd flavor that wasn’t in the description and the sugar topping wasn’t crispy. The chocolate crumble was to die for, however.

B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect lunch. Everything was delicious. Lobster gazpacho, tomato salad with hummus, shrimp and grits, red rainbow trout with citrus sauce, chocolate mousse crunch. Plus free parking.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A wonderful experience during restaurant week. Everything was excellent, the gumbo was delicious and I had a key lime tart for desert which melted in your mouth. This is the best restaurant in Fairfax County.

BG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was restaurant week and the choices were very good to select from. Service was great and food was very good.

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time, and we love this place and will go back there again.
They provide excellent service, great food, and friendly atmosphere.

EA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Creme brûlé was terrible

R
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another Restaurant Week star. Great value-order off of the regular menu. Parking validated for one hour. You'll need your license plate number if you don't use the RTC App. We enjoyed our meal of seafood cobb salad and chilled lobster soup. Lime tart for dessert.

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner! Definitely one of our favorites!!

F
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Outside waiter a little rude- really not listening - a little lofty in his attitude. Needs more training

JB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had another great dinner at Passionfish. This is our go to restaurant for crab cakes, which are hands down the best I've had anywhere, ever. They have virtually no fillers, had not one piece of shell, and the crab meat is moist and very tender. Also, you can choose a sauce for them, and I usually get both the traditional tartar and the beurre blanc, which is a rich wine/butter sauce. Yum.

We also ordered a trout dinner which was simple and delicious, their wonderful sweet potato fries, roasted brussels sprouts made to order, and an order of their "mac and jack". Macaroni and cheese is not something I ordinarily get as a side dish, being that most of the time, it's bland and boring. The chef at Passionfish had the incredible good sense to add a good amount of jack cheese and then browned butter to the crumbs on top. The browned butter makes the dish stand out.

To complete the evening, our server was witty and prompt, and the bartender made a cocktail to my specifications that wasn't on the menu. Always a great experience at Passionfish.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great. He was quick and eager to please. Great customer service

F
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

$200 before tip is a bit pricey for 3 people considering we had no booze, just regular water.
Our visits will be for special occasions only. We did have an appetizer and desert.
Matt was excellent as our waiter and the main course was excellent quite good.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening with friends and wonderful seafood dishes. The half off wine promotion was an added benefit to a great experience.

JM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will certainly go back for Brunch. One of the most enjoyable brunch experiences we have had in this area.

D
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful evening outside on the patio enjoying the weather and the oysters

NL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Server! Great Atmosphere!

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