PassionFish - Reston VA

4.7
5304 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,

Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11am - 2:30 Brunch
5:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner
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Phone number
(703) 230-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, 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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Explorer Street
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Parking details
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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Special events & promotions
Special Dinners Monthly Ranging From $60 - $150 Per Guest All Inclusive Of Tax & Gratuity. Wine Dinners, Beer Dinners, Sushi & Sake Dinners, Chef Inspired Pairing Dinners - Each With Special Guests Representing The Winery, Brewery, etc.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Washington DC
252 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Wonderful client lunch, always a go-to spot for business lunches.

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LP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Had the bronzino which came with the head and the bones - Had I known it wasn't fileted I wouldnot have ordered it. Way overpriced for the amount of fish after you de-bone it..

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OT
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious sushi and presentation- great service enjoyed the holiday decorations - will return

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FF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was a birthday dinner for my son who turned 13. All he wanted was the Big Daddy. When I made the reservation (far in advance), I asked for a specific table. I was called a few hours before our arrival and received a message that my request could not be accommodated. Too late to do anything about it. Our reservation was at 5:00. We arrived at 4:50, and they looked totally disheveled. Lots of people were waiting to be seated and people running around whispering and scurrying. Once we were seated, we were put in a spot that was totally 180 degrees different that my original request. They didn't even come close to making a reasonable alternative. The server was very nice but smelled like cigarette smoke and she was touchy feely. Just gross. When we ordered, I asked for my daughter's meal to be prepared a certain way. I explained very specifically. It came out wrong. The brick chicken was nothing special. However, my son was happy with his big daddy. We have come here often for special occasions, but I think we will steer clear in the future.

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JU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mimosa cocktails below par. Food Ok. Extensive brunch menu.

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C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch with more than just "brunch" options. Half price wine by the bottle, strong wine list including by the glass. Excellent service in a nice upscale ambiance.

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OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server,Geoffrey was attentive and efficient and when I told him we were celebrating a birthday, he arranged a complimentary dessert and presented it with lighted candle. Brunch was delicious. Thanks!

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R
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently the best restaurant in Reston. I appreciate the moderate noise level, and often come here for business lunches and dinners.

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DM
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The dinner was fabulous as always. Was difficult to converse because of the noise but then again it's the holidays and everyone is out and quite loud.
The calamari appetizer was outstanding. The main course could have been better but the eggplant side dish was fabulous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner at Passion Fish. The service was amazing and so was the food. I am very pleased.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it best service in a long time! server was absolutely great

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s
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my date’s first experience and it definitely was an impressive experience for her. The calamari appetizer was exceptional, I could have had that as an entree.

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great people. Definitely going back here.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

When we walked in I though wow really noisy, this is going to be awful, but they seated us upstairs in the far corner and it was great. The beet salad was very special. I had seared scallops.

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BR
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as always. Would always come back!

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SH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant...easy parking, friendly servers, and the food is delicious.

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AT
Atlanta
153 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great seafood - very creative combinations - limited veterinarian options

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been to Passionfish over 10x. I live in Reston so its convenient. Food can be uneven sometimes. But not this past Saturday. Everything was superb.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food!

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JO
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PassionFish is consistently excellent. The seafood never disappoints. Soups are amazing (lobster bisque and corn/crab chowder).

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Start to finish, it couldn't have been nicer. Waiter was excellent; helped with our decisions about cocktails, wine, and menu. He was always nearby when we needed him, but gave us space to enjoy our meal and conversation. The food was perfection! Every course was exceptional. We were there the night before Thanksgiving--not packed--so it was not too noisy. Expensive for us...so a special treat, as opposed to a place we could frequent. Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All around great experience. Asked for "quiet table" and then had two teenagers sit right next to us. Not a huge deal, but could've been better. Food and service was excellent.

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service was outstanding the food was more than delicious I am definitely taking my husband over there again

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RG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

PassionFish is one of my favorite restaurants and their Sunday Brunch has been my favorite Sunday Brunch restaurant, for both value and the food.

On this visit, the staff went way above their usual helpfulness.
One of the guests had to be taken home due to not feeling well. The staff save the driver's first course and they put the rest of our main courses on hold.

The food was very good. The only disappointment were the children's pancakes, which were silver dollar size and cost $7.00 for three.

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HA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great dinner with friends .
Will go back !

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c
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Love the Cioppino. Service is always great. 1/2 price wine on Sunday makes it certainly a good deal. Had lots of fun with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely go there again!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service, but food was mediocre at best. No real flavor in anything other than heat in some items. Desert item was very good.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife to Passion Fish for her 33rd birthday. We had excellent service (thanks Rob) and a delicious meal. Everything was wonderful

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at PassionFish and the food and service did not disappoint. It is an up market restaurant so more expensive than average in the area, but well worth it for a special occasion. Service is always impeccable and is at the top of our restaurant list.

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l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very nice lunch menu. good healthy options, excellent service.

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R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal!! Service was uneven at first and the manager more than took care of it. This is one of my favorite places!

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VA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish was fresh, well prepared and waiter was helpful with sauce recommendations (trout w/ lemon butter sauce was great, as were the snap peas).

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EK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food was very nicely presented and delicious. We lingered over dinner but never felt rushed. Very nice place for a friends’ reunion.

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CT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was the best I've had in a long time. Our appetizers were amazing (tuna tartare & sushi rolls), and my girlfriend's dinner was tasty (scallops). I got the special cod over clam chowder, and it was super disappointing. The fish and soup were both completely underseasoned, just a very bland, brownish dish. Extremely underwhelming considering it was around $35 for cod with soup. I don't mind paying for simple dishes if they're really well put together, but I couldn't even finish it. I may have just chosen a bad dish, as everything else about the restaurant was great, including the wine by the glass we got.

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L
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to this restaurant based on Open Table recommendation. The meal was unforgettable - the service was fabulous and will definitely visit again when traveling to the Reston, VA area!

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JB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a cozy booth near the back. Service was quite good, our waiter checked on us frequently. The fresh bread with the whitefish spread was surprisingly tasty. It’s worth it to eat here just for the crab cakes. I’ve eaten crab cakes at many restaurants, some great, some not so great. Nowhere has touched the ones at PassionFish. They just melt in your mouth. The trout was excellent, and we succumbed to trying out the Mac and jack, even though Mac and cheese out is often disappointing. This was pretty tremendous. Moist, cheesy, topped with a crumb crust that tasted decadently of browned butter. All in all, a very good experience.

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SA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we came in for Sunday brunch and it was exceptional. Great menu and price. Especially the $2 drinks. Food is consistently good and the service is fantastic.

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I
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

PassionFish is a reliable selection for a nice meal out.

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M
Washington DC
184 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is good and the service generally very good.Prices are a bit high for the suburbs. Fish and sushi rolls are fresh and well prepared. I would like to commend the busboy, Jack, for his outstanding service. If you eat at Passionfish, please feel free to speak to Jack and tip him directly. He's a good kid.

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E
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, our waiter, Gerard, provided truly outstanding service - gracious, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. My wife had the salmon and I enjoyed the NY strip. Both were excellent and paired well with the wines Gerard recommended. The ambiance is elegant and classy. Without the din so common at other places, my wife and I conversed at a normal volume. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. PassionFish is where we go for a romantic special date.

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