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PassionFish - Reston VA

4.7
4.7
6035 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 230-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Clime

  • Private party facilities

    The menus at PassionFish all reflect our 'passion' for sourcing a premier selection of seafood from the world over, while the produce we use hails from within miles of our kitchen. We pride ourselves on creating simply elegant dishes with newly distinctive flavors.

  • Private party contact

    Kathy: (855) 853-0859

  • Neighborhood

    Reston

  • Cross street

    Explorer Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,035 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Seafood

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  1. J

    Jack

    Washington DC

    236 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    236 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Caesar salad was great as was the trout with delicious mushroom side. Halibut was cooked perfectly-nice and moist with tasty nut topping but the papaya salad passion fruit panang was extremely spicing so that neither of us could eat it. Strawberry Sorbet for dessert was excellent as was our server!!
  2. AL

    AndrewL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for a special anniversary and they treated us so extra special. It was just a perfect evening. And the food was excellent.
  3. BS

    BobS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was not the best but food was very good. Also utensils had to be asked for between courses. And dessert took forever.
  4. LB

    LanceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, service was great, management greeted us on the way out to seal the deal. Overall fantastic experience.
  5. RE

    RestonEats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Passion fish exceeded our expectations! Very efficient and friendly service, food was excellent, and the ambiance made splurging worth it
  6. RT

    RameshT

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I have long been a guest at passionfish and enjoyed my dining experience. Last night was disappointing. The food was overpriced and mediocre. Nothing memorable about the experience. So sad.
  7. R

    Reston

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic,
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great time for our wedding anniversary. Service outstanding and food was perfect.
  9. BR

    BobR

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Seafood was great! Fresh and cooked just right. Service was friendly, but flawed. A bit more training needed.
  10. T

    Terrible

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  11. DA

    DebiA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was exceptional.
  12. G

    Goldie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a very nice dining experience. The staff was very nice and helpful. They offer a variety of fish dishes and a nice selection of gluten-free items. It would be nice if they would add a gluten-free starch to the menu.
  13. f

    foodlover

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious; the service was outstanding. Everyone in our family loved eating there. I’m a regular customer there and have never been disappointed. There dining club is a good deal too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We are regular customers at Passion Fish and it’s our Go to for special occasions. We were a party of six and we ordered drinks, several apps and a few dinners. I can’t give a low rating because we did enjoy our drinks and dinners as always. Our waiter recommended cherry infused bourbons which were outstanding along with the crispy flounder and swordfish along with a few beautiful rolls and ceviche. I have two complaints though. 1. Our hostess, (short dark haired) was beyond rude to us. My group noticed that she would not make eye contact with us even while we were trying to talk to her about our table. We knew she heard us and she would only communicate with the other hostess. We weren’t complained or asking anything complicated. She made us feel unwelcome and it was 100% awkward. Eventually she sat us, dropped the menus and walked away. After our dinner, upon exiting we could see her eye rolling about us and saying something about us to the other hostess. Not a good impression for a $600 plus tab. 2. When drinks are served, servers should not hold glasses by the rim.
  15. f

    foodlover

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Passion Fish in Reston is always outstanding. The dining room is beautiful, there are outside tables for those who prefer to dine there, the food is delicious and the wait staff members are friendly and very responsive to requests. It is one of my favorite places to eat even though it is 25 miles from my home. Well worth the drive.
  16. IH

    InHouseCounsel

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    This was our first visit to PassionFish. While the food itself was ok, and the server was very helpful, the overall experience was lacking. On the plus site, we were promptly seated when we arrived for a reservation at 7 PM on a Saturday. Unfortunately, we were seated upstairs, in a room that seemed more like a hotel breakfast area- it was just sort of drab and quiet. Downstairs appeared to be much more lively, as well as decorated with a bit of flair. The server appeared right away, and was helpful. The bumps started when we ordered drinks- we selected the only Rose on the menu, only to be told it was sold out. The wine list was not great- mostly very inexpensive wines marked up 300-400%. The cocktail list tended towards the sweeter variety. Not our taste, but I know it is popular with others, so that is just a personal view. We did enjoy the dozen oysters on the half shell. The server described the oyster choices available that night well. For the main course, we had the crab cakes and the softshell crabs. They were both not bad. Nothing special, but ok. The presentation was minimalist. The meals each came with one side. The only green items on the list of sides were crispy brussels sprouts or green beans with almonds. We opted for the green beans, which were server fairly raw. For the other side we selected the fries fries, which came as a much larger than expected portion but were clearly your average frozen fries. Overall, the meal was ok, but the lack of much ambiance did not see to justify the $300 price for dinner for two with a bottle of cheap wine.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for your honest feedback on our food and service. We try to accommodate a variety of dining experiences but by your review, it seems we dropped the ball. If you decide to dine with us again and are unsatisfied with where you are being seated, please let us know immediately so that we may correct things. Some guests prefer a quieter evening over a lively one and we simply misread your dining expectations. I hope we see you again.

  17. D

    Dave

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and wonderfully tasty food. Portions were adequate. Drinks were well made too.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They never fail me!!!! Both times I’ve been here I tried different items and both times my taste buds were very pleased!!! The ambiance is beautiful and menu gives a great selection of yummy things to try. A+++

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 15, 2022We are so glad to hear you enjoy dining with us! Thank you very much for your feedback on our food and we look forward to hearing more about your next experience here as well.

  19. C

    Cheryl

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Northern Virginia and we love celebrating birthdays and other special occasions here. This time, we had macadamia crusted halibut, beet salad and soft shell crab. It was fabulous!
  20. PJ

    PJsreview

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rob is fantastic! Excellent service and good is always good.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All great, from complimentary champagne, to great food and excellent service (Rob). Loud, non-stop talking guy at next table was only negative, but not much restaurant could do about that.
  22. J

    Jace

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, as usual. Enjoyed fresh oysters from PEI and the macadamia-crusted halibut.
  23. N

    Nurseleo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Atmosphere was true to description, fine dining and a reasonable price.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 15, 2022Your feedback on food and service is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again!!

  24. SE

    SerEr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience. Delicious food. We would definitely visit gain.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for your patronage and we'll see you next time!

  25. CC

    ChefColby

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service attentive wait staff. A clean place free parking across the street
  26. AK

    AniaK

    Phoenix

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous experience! The sauces are fantastic. The red curry was truly my favorite. The fish was prepared perfectly. We started with oysters, fabulous! Very fresh and flavorful. Server was knowledgeable and very attentive. Can't wait to return!
  27. KC

    KCC14

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come to Passion Fish often because it's in my neighborhood. The food is always delicious and service is on point. Our server Andrea was wonderful. She was very attentive and also made our night really fun! Highly recommend!

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for your continued patronage. It is our pleasure to serve you and glad to hear that Andrea made your evening even more special.

  28. R

    Richard

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We go to Passion Fish on special occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is a little slow and it is pricey but it's worth the wait and the money. Last night I had grilled rockfish and it was cooked perfectly--flaky and flavorful. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals very much.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 15, 2022We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your patronage. We will continue to strategize as a team to make service more efficient for you on your next visit.

  29. A

    Adam

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice place but brunch has fallen off and really better for dinner.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your feedback and compliment on dinner. On your next visit, we would love to hear about ways you feel we could improve our brunch or a popular favorite dish that we should bring back to the menu. We appreciate your patronage and we want you to enjoy every experience with us, day or night.

  30. K

    Kimi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodations, food and service were excellent.
  31. R

    Rockitmail2

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing, food was a 10 and so was service!
  32. LF

    LoudounFoodie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal as always!
  33. LG

    LGfromDC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Delightful staff who are enjoyable and attentive to just the right degree. Food is generally excellent though my dover sole fillet was just a bit overcooked and so too dry. Standout food included the oysters, shrimp, Thai lobster pot, sea bass. The French fries are nearly perfect.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your feedback on our food and service. We will definitely relay your experience to the chef. We look forward to seeing you again.

  34. S

    Sonya

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Quality and taste of Food was not worth the price tag

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 1, 2022We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. Seafood market prices have been a real challenge for the service industry since the pandemic and other restaurants groups have chosen to go with cheaper less quality products to cut cost. Our executive chef is passionate about delivering a high quality product and keeping the price to guests as affordable as possible. This task is easier said than done but please allow us the opportunity to change your perspective on us.

  35. TS

    TonyS

    Richmond

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The meal was great as we had Mahi Mahi and the Flounder fresh catch- the meal was very good and tasty, the ambiance was great but the service was a little off. She was a nice waitress but not really oriented to good tabel service- long wait between refills and water. The atmosphere was great for our party of four and the food was good enough to come back again.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your patronage and honest feedback back on service. We will continue to coach and mentor our team in the ways of hospitality in order to provide a better experience for you next time. Thank you in advance, for giving us the opportunity to improve.

  36. DE

    DEBBIE

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server on the covered outdoor dining area was Rene. He was superb. He made good recommendations and was very accurate with his descriptions. His service was attentive but he did not hover. Food was expertly prepared. Our dinner guest was equally impressed. Many thanks for such a fine establishment.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience. Rene is extremely passionate about hospitality and it reflects in his service. We look forward to seeing you next time.

  37. SA

    ShawnA

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood is awesome and the service is really good too. Highly recommend!

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on June 1, 2022We appreciate your patronage and feedback! Thank you for dining with us.

  38. R

    Rebe

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allen was busy as heck but we still had the best drinks and best service!

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on May 17, 2022Allen is a true soldier. That was not an easy day for him but I am glad his hospitality shined through nonetheless.

  39. D

    Debra

    Washington DC

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Superior service and delicious food. I had a PassionFish Roll and shrimp cocktail, probably the best shrimp cocktail I’ve ever had. The shrimp were huge. . Others had the lobster special and soft shell crab. Everyone was happy!

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on May 17, 2022We appreciate your patronage and it was our pleasure to serve you.

  40. m

    moserbl

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect evening dinner to celebrate anniversary. The spicy tuna sushi was delicious and we will return to have it again. We highly recommended this restaurant.

    PassionFish - Reston VAResponded on May 17, 2022Thank you for sharing such a special occasion with us and we are happy to hear the evening was a success. We appreciate your patronage and your recommendation.

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 - Reston VA does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. PassionFish - Reston VA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 230-3474.

PassionFish - Reston VA is rated 4.7 stars by 6035 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for PassionFish - Reston VA

11960 Democracy Drive Reston, VA 20190

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Explorer Street

  • Neighborhood

    Reston

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Clime

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 230-3474

  • Private party facilities

    The menus at PassionFish all reflect our 'passion' for sourcing a premier selection of seafood from the world over, while the produce we use hails from within miles of our kitchen. We pride ourselves on creating simply elegant dishes with newly distinctive flavors.

  • Private party contact

    Kathy: (855) 853-0859

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