PassionFish - Reston VA

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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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Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:30PM

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4.7
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4.6
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J
Washington DC
205 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for restaurant Week dinner. Food and service were superb. Great halibut perfectly cooked!!
As was the salad/sushi appetizers!

j
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Restaurant Week lunch. By happenstance, we were seated at the same table where we celebrated our wedding anniversary last June. The host mentioned it to our server who mentioned it as well. The personalized, efficient but never intrusive service is one reason Passionfish is a favorite place.
The excellence of the food helps, too.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal, but the food wasn’t anything worth returning for.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week in DC metro! Food was very good, although dessert was sub par to my liking. Not a big chocolate mousse fan so not entirely the best judgement.

JW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great! My wife and I love to come here. Food and service are always awesome. It's our favorite place in the area.

BL
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had a reservation for a business lunch. We had to wait 15-20 minutes. It was restaurant week and the restaurant was packed!

We decided to order from the restaurant week menu. It was a mistake. I have had much better meals here than what i experienced today. Service was slow. The Mediterranean shrimp salad was underwhelming: drenched romaine w/ dressing, overcooked chewy shrimp, a few bites of feta, sliced flavorless Roma tomato’s, and a couple of cucumbers. Oh I forgot a few chickpeas for protein. If you want a salad, definitely go to sweetgreen or Jackson’s up the street.

The sushi roll was good/fresh.
The dessert was good and basic.

RT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Passion Fish during Restaurant Week. It was delicious and the service was very friendly. It was very busy yet not very loud. I especially enjoyed their gumbo.

HD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during restaurant week and for my wife's birthday. Our OpenTable reservation was ready within 5 minutes of our arrival. The hostess wished my wife a Happy Birthday as we were being escorted to our seats. The server was quick to come to our table and also acknowledged my wife's birthday. Service was great as well as the food.

RO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, easy reservation and accommodating with multiple changes. Prefer sides to come with dishes instead of a la carte but everything delicious!

OT
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Passion Fish. Great food, ambiance and service. Everyone there is wonderful, however I love me some Claudia. She’s a fantastic server, knows the menu inside out and can tell you exactly what you should have based on your pallet.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a tasty lunch for Restaurant week. Will definitely keep PassionFish in mind for the future.

WP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Tasty food and friendly service.

SD
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner and service at Passionfish!

O
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our first time dining here. We went on a Sunday and we could only choose items off the brunch menu...very limited selection. The service was not as good as we hoped for given we were celebrating over two decades together. The first waiter took our drink order and we asked if we could order calamari. He said he would go and ask the kitchen if they had any prepared. We observed him sniffling and wiping his nose. He worked with another table in front of us. He never came back and never told us we had another server assigned to us. The second server began tending to us and did not announce he would be our server. It was not until I mentioned I wasn’t sure who to place my order with that he said he was there for us whenever we were ready. A lot of time was wasted waiting for and wondering if we were going to be helped. Very disappointed. Also, we were celebrating and anniversary and were given a menu that said happy birthday in it. Attention to detail and timeliness of service was horrible. The limited bunch menu was underwhelming. I wanted my partner to have salmon and we wanted calamari both not offered. We ordered the charbroiled oysters which were good...one of six had small shells in it that I had to sort through. The seafood crepe was okay. The shrimp and grits was okay...the grits were not the beat I’ve ever had...small and course. The Thai curry shrimp came with small portion of rice and way too much base. The ambiance was outstanding. Overall, not the worst restaurant we have ver been to. Would go back again to try the dinner menu. Not in a hurry to do so though.

MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to PassionFish for Sunday brunch. We had a wonderful time. The food was fabulous and the service was top notch. What a terrific restaurant! The value was excellent. We are definitely going back soon!

A
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

excellent menu and service. somewhat expensive. crab cakes were a hit.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Lights went out and i couldnt get dinner after appetizers and had to pay full fare. Manager should have comped the meal

b
Washington DC
249 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined on the night that PassionFish lost its power! But the dinner was fabulous. The Jambalaya was terrific and other guests enjoyed Arctic Char and salmon. The ceviche was a little ordinary, but very good. and our waiter was terrific too.

L
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ridiculously good and our server didn’t steer us wrong on our food.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great grilled seafood and service. Atmosphere a bit cold. Lousy Caesar salad.

BC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have been to Passion Fish a number of times for New Years Eve and this was the first time I was disappointed. The server was awful. He barely even made eye contact when talking to us, and I felt like we were a complete inconvenience to him. The food was OK, but very basic. In the past I’ve been very impressed w/the presentation, this time there was absolutely no effort to do anything but put a plain piece of fish on a white plate. The cocktail menu was also underwhelming, and lacked a level of sophistication I expect when dinning at a higher end restaurant. We’ll be looking for another spot for our NYE dinner next year, and will be hard pressed to go back for another meal when there are so many other options in the area.

SC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

NYE menu disappointing and was NOT the special menu that was listed on website. We were rushed through the meal by service. 👎👎👎

JG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Reston town center. Food was fabulous and staff is amazing.

RH
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I was initially nervous about coming here on a Sunday night, but the food & service were outstanding.
& as usual the quality of the seafood was absolutely terrific.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Always delicious, awesome value, easy parking.

F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for dads 79th, we were not too rowdy of a table of 4 semi- demanding, yet respectful guests... one of whom was a considerably less ornery bday boy than anticipated- all because Matt B totally rocked the service!!
Perfect tempo, perfect table,,awesome, chef... cucumber salad with the flounder was awesome, but that skin on rockfish with saffron rice and chanterelle mushrooms was PHE-nom, nom, nom- in-AL!!! Dad can’t stop talking about what a spectacular night he had nor how special you all made him feel. A sincere thank you to everyone on staff that helped to make it memorable and especially to Matt B for going the extra mile! You will see us again for certain!!

T
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the curry lobster. Expensive but delicious

RC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

PassionFish is usually very good but the 3-course Christmas Eve menu was a real disappointment. It seemed that everything was prepared prior to order or in a rush to get folks out for an early close. The calamari appetizer was over cooked and the whole crispy flounder with tamarind sauce, usually a favorite, was so over cooked it was actually dry and chewy. The crab cake entree was full of bread, low on crab and had an unpleasant pasty texture. The whole experience, except for our pleasant waitperson, was a real disappointment.

IA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xmas eve bday celebration

DT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. A very nice Christmas Eve outing.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience for wedding anniversary.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

HC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was there on 12/22/19 celebrating our 40th anniversary. Excellent dining experience and the spouse truly enjoyed the food and ambiance. Guess she will keep me for a few more years as I hit a home run by choosing PassionFish for dinner👍🏼

KK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

While the service was very good, the food was just average and VERY expensive. The cioppino I had was OK, but only came with one small piece of bread, which is odd since the broth should be enjoyed with bread. Another dish came with rice that was cold, but the tuna that accompanied it was delicious. There were many inconsistencies within the dishes. For this rice point, one expects better.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Reston

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter!!!

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RJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all around, from friendly, helpful hostesses to a most attentive waitress to excellent food to quiet, pleasant ambience. My first time, but I'll be back!

GD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. A party of 11 and all was fantastic.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Amazing experience