About PassionFish - Reston VA

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.

11960 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi

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

Cross Street:
Explorer Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(703) 230-3474

Website:
http://www.passionfishreston.com/passionfish.html

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.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Clime

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Private Dining

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.

PassionFish - Reston VA Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Birthdays (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Fit for Foodies (40)
Business Meals (40)
Romantic (33)
Great for Lunch (27)
Worth the Drive (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Casual (18)
Healthy (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Seasonal (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
People Watching (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Sushi was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Our experience was typical of those in the Passion Food group: great service, consistently excellent food, and a delightful ambience. At PassionFish the seafood is impeccably fresh, specialities like the gumbo are true to their roots, and service is professional and attentive, and the group’s careful management is obvious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I was very disappointed this time. I have had good experiences in the past, but the Lobster and butternut soup was bland and the Cioppino was not great and didn't have much seafood or variety. The shrimp in it was not great either.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

PassionFish is always my first go to for a business lunch in the Reston Town Center.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal and atmosphere. One of the best in the Reston, VA area.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Continues to be the best, most consistent restaurant in Reston.

Superb, well-trained wait staff. - a rarity these days.

Also rare, a restaurant that is quiet enough to actually have a normal conversation with your table mates.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Great seafood restaurant! Probably, one of the best seafood restaurant in the area!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Passionfish shines in a bright corner of Reston Town Center...quality, variety and consistency...there's a formula to survive the parking experiment gone awry.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Passionfish is my favorite restaurant in the Reston area. Their gumbo is excellent from the special presentation in a lovely cast iron "skillet dish" through the wonderful blend of flavors in the rue with generous, large pieces of fresh seafood. I used to live in New Orleans and Passionfish gumbo equals any I ever had down there. The wine list is excellent. The atmosphere is delightful with white linen tablecloths everywhere, lots of space between tables, and surroundings that permit quiet conversation. The restaurant can be full/busy but it always feels relaxed and a wonderful place to have an intimate conversation with a special person or small group over great food. No rushing diners to hurry and vacate the table for the next customer at this fine restaurant.
The service is top drawer, ...attentive, pleasant, and knowledgeable. They know how to provide a great dining experience.
Gerard is first rate.
Passionfish is always a must whenever I visit the Reston area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed outstanding birthday dinner celebration with my wife. Experienced exceptional service from our server Gerard B. Enjoyed delicious food.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Passionfish Reston is is our go to restaurant for a fish on a special night out. As always the food was delicious and the service outstandint.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, service by our waiter Kenny was fabulous! I was very specific about being seated away from the bar and noisy areas in my online reservation.
After getting there, the hostess seated us right in the middle of the bullpen which was terrible -- too many people and noisy. However, I asked to be moved and they complied. Just wish my request for a special location had been actually read as this was a 28 year anniversary and I should not have had to point this out to the hostess since I was very specific in my reservation notes. Lastly, busboys worked hard and were very professional.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I was told Salmon would be prepared medium rare at recommendation of chef - it came out well-done. A side dish came out when we were done eating. It took a long time to clear the table. Been coming here for 8 years and it’s going down progressively over the last 3-4 years. Sad. It’s an RTC icon that is getting left behind.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Gracious, accommodating and friendly staff (from front hostess to wait staff to bar), enjoyable meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was fantastic, 10/10. Service was even better. Looking forward to our second visit.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent Seafood and Service. I wanted a quiet Dinner to spend time with my Son who was visiting Washington D.C. on Business.

He travels a lot and loves good restaurant. This was a perfect choice. Service and food were excellent. No rush to leave.

I go to Reston often and Passion Fish is my favorite Restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I have been to Passion Fish many times for business and personal outings. The service and food have always been impeccable. Love the sushi and desserts! Highly recommend Passion Fish go any occasion!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I ordered the Merlusa which turned out to be Hake (same thing, fancy name) and the portion was small. Otherwise real good. Thanks

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Very friendly atmosphere from the moment walk in. The overall ambiance was quite remarkable and comfortable. The menu was creative and was difficult to choose just one thing. I look forward to going back again.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food and service were great. Waiter was perfect and very accommodating. Brunch is very valuable

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had eaten here before several times before and it was very good. I don’t know if they changed cooks but it was terrible very bland crab cakes and seafood stew was not fresh either. Won’t be going again considering bland food and prices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our meal was very good. All the dishes were fresh and nicely presented. We started with fried clams, which were nice and crispy and not at all greasy. Others had the crab and shrimp spring rolls, which were small and did not taste overtly of crab or shrimp, but they were good. The mains were very nice. A special of cod was perfectly cooked. Our friend had special dietary restrictions, and the kitchen had no problem preparing the special item. Our service was fine, not overly intrusive. The one issue I had was that the area of the restaurant where we were seated, which was in the back with the lower ceiling, had a fishy smell. When we first sat down it was quite pronounced, but the longer we were there, it became less of an issue. The meal overall was very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great Food, Service, and Ambiance. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys seafood!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Gerard- our server- was wonderful- for some of my guests it was their first time at PF- they were blown away by the flavors and freshness of the seafood. Always a pleasure!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

One of my favorite go to restaurants never disappointed. Outstanding seafood options.

Tags: Business Meals, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

As always, a good experience. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Restaurant week prices are very good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Passionfish is one of our favorite restaurants in Reston Town Center. The food and service has always been good and although it was very busy it was not overly loud. Perfect!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great selection of seafood. Everything was delicious and the service was great. Even if our waiter was busy, there was someone there to assist us at any time. The prices were higher than my normal, but we enjoyed restaurant week specials. For a special occasion, I would go back for their regular menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great and the service was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Allen the bartender remembered us from two nights earlier. He gave us 5 star service. Sushi was excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was absolutely delicious! First time here and will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We always enjoy Passionfish and are very grateful that it is in Reston. We are also lucky that they join in during DC Restaurant week. Highly recommended!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We attended for Restaurant Week and most of us had never been to the restaurant. The staff was very attentive to our needs. The menu choices were the exact same as normal dining except for the desserts. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. The Lobster Butternut Squash soup was delicious with a generous portion of lobster included. Two of us had the Sea scallops and it was a very tasty dish. I would order it again. Three people had the crab cakes. They were good but not as good as those that ordered them expected.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had reserved the restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday and I was surprise and disappointed they did not do anything special for his birthday. Otherwise, the food was good.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

food was very good, nice ambience, good service, a bit of confusion seating people at the beginning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I’ve been to PassionFish a lot but last night was not one of the best experiences. My sister’s food was cold. My soup was dumped out, and service was spotty. The dessert was amazing!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wonderful meal during restaurant week, but too pricey for regular dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We have been to Passionfish many times, but really loved this visit. Our server was just fabulous, and the front desk staff was so helpful with the mysteries of the parking app!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Tried this during Restaurant Week. Food was quite good but service was lackluster at best.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I made a note that we are celebrating a friend’s birthday. There was no candle or birthday greeting from server. They missed it all. Brought my sister to celebrate her birthday but total experience was not great. When I asked for a candle, server made an excuse. Could have just apologize. I was embarrassed by all the excuse.

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