PassionFish - Reston VA

4.6
6093 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6093 People Are Saying
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JosephC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious. Wonderfully crafted drinks, nice selection of wine, fresh seafood. Server was hard to hear even in the quiet room, but was pleasant nonetheless.

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Rest
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food as always is good but had to wait (after asking twice) for a refill on drinks and for salt and pepper. Love the restaurant but service was not as attentive as in the past.

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Fareebz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Service was quick and friendly, food was 10/10! Would definitely return !

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vipNancyD
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Still a beautiful restaurant with excellent service, but the quality of food has become middling over the years. Too bad, as the prices are on the high side. We had an enjoyable dinner, but the food wasn't anything to write home about.

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VenenciaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - as always. Fresh and delicious.

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vipRebekah
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was very attentive and provided great service at our stay in the bar. Excellent food as always and thankful for the fresh filter air :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

took 40 minutes to get my meal after getting an $11 salad that had nothing but lettuce and way too much dressing. after the bartender realized the wait was getting long, she offered bread that never showed up. talked to the manager who basically said, "yeah sorry. maybe we'll do better next time." definitely have absolutely no reason to go back.

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Maryam
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Rene was fantastic! Made our anniversary dinner special and enjoyable.

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ViennaMama
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Always excellent. The charbroiled oysters are the best!

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Fresprtwmn
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

There were a high number of gnats and fruit flies the entire meal. Staff was dismissive of our concern. Our waiter was attentive and capable. The servers were another story. Fingers all over the plates before serving and unable to identify the fish being served…it’s a seafood place…. Two of us were sharing a salad and entree….had to retrieve my own plates from another table so we could share. The food was meh…the shrimp and sushi was delicious. The swordfish was much smaller than expected. The artic chard was way over cooked but seasoned well. The gumbo was good.

I know this place could be much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary! Had a special printed menu and a complementary dessert! What else could you ask for. Socially paced as well!

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CARLP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional experience. Great food and a good atmosphere.

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lueats
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Loved fish pate appetizer no longer available. Long wait for cocktails. Halibut special just warm and not much flavor. Told waiter & management. Was a favorite restaurant.

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DanL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to PassionFish for our anniversary and it was great! Food/Wine, Service..

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting PassionFish and we were not disappointed at all! Everything was delicious. They also give you some rolls with some cheese spread and they are to die for!! We will be returning soon!

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vipMarj123
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always served hot, fresh and delicious.
One of our favorite places!

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Tinylayd
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our anniversary. We sat outside and it was breezy and pleasant. Our waiter was very nice, had great humor and made sure we were very happy. We ordered the spider rolls, the everything bagel salmon, grilled octopus and bucket of fries. We had the blood orange moon cocktail and warm donut holes for dessert. Everything was superb and cooked perfectly!

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BradJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good all around.

GW
vipGuyW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and dining experience

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KeithZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quality ingredients, seasoned well, service was exceptional. Overall was a great experience where I was happy with the meal, service and ambiance (and the company I kept made it better, of course).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They acknowledged my birthday when we walked in but didn’t actually do or say anything after that. Kind of weird since they brought it up… not us. But all in all a good experience

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Catp
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night, food and service are always superb!

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RichardW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great place to eat freindly staff great food good atmosphere

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AyannJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was absolutely amazing. Extremely accommodating and pleasant. The seafood gumbo was yummy and a hefty portion. The manager was equally axing! We live in MD and stopped in for dinner after a long flight. We will definitely dine there again!

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vipSusan
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

No - great food - best crab cakes of my life. Pricey sushi but very good

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JuliaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We'd forgotten how noisy the restaurant was last time. We don't like to complain, but I just want to be honest. The portion of many dishes were on the small size compared to the prices. The deserts were middle road, not wow. The waiter was attentive, but clearly rushed and always in a whirl. That can be about not having enough employees of course, due to COVID. We appreciated the younger staff that whisked away dirty dishes and brought small items requested. We still left a big tip.

Bottom line, it just isn't worth the expense. It is way too noisy. We'll go elsewhere from now on.

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vipYie4209
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went for happy hour. The volume of happy hour special seemed small. The waiter was not so attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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ImAFoodie
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are always top notch. We've been coming to Passion Fish for years and it is still one of our favorite restaurants.

I tend to always order the red thai curry lobster because it is just fantastic, but I tried the bass special last night and it too was amazing. The servers are very knowledgeable and give you as little or as much time as you need to order or just relax and catch up with friends.

Thanks for another great evening out Passion Fish

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vipZengo
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We decided to re-visit Passion Fish after a gap of 2 years (pandemic plus it is expensive) ONLY because we heard Gerard Roncal was the new GM. We knew him from Ten Phen where we first met him at this excellent Asian Fusion which sadly closed . We were thrilled he now runs this restaurant and during our visit we could see signs of his service excellence.

When we arrived a little early, we were about to be seated upstairs (stairs) and we elected to sit downstairs. The bar was full and although not super busy when we arrived, it filled up pretty fast.

We had seen the pot stickers for an appetizer (super), the lobster pot (great just a little more rice) and of course the Branzini which was excellent. GM Gerard came over to see us and we had a great time catching up. One of his Managers also came by. Two others are going to a new location in Florida.

Food was great and in celebration of our Anniversary there was a nice note on the menu (Ten Phen special messaging) and we received a nice Anniversary dessert.

Geoffrey was our main serve. A bit absent minded in service. However, knowing how difficult it is for restaurants to get, train and keep good staff and with GM Roncal there training, I know service will be great. So did not discount my rating.

A great visit and we plan to return. GM Gerard Roncal you Rock

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for helping us celebrate a special birthday! Everything was perfect!

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Brunchable
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A beautiful restaurant - spacious and airy. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Great place for a business lunch.

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This restaurant is not what it used to be pre-COVID.

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MariaP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Meal was very good. Oysters and fish rolls were excellent! Next time I am going to request the spring roll sauce for the oysters as I think that would be a great combo. We had soft shell crabs, shrimp, scallops and bagel salmon at our table. All were beautifully prepped and plated. The people who brought out the food were very efficient. Our server seemed to be either tired or stretched too thin as there was an odd gap in ordering ( we finished eating our appetizers but were still holding our menus and hadn’t ordered our main course) and the bill was brought out without offering dessert.

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vipLivingVA
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Arrived slightly early 6.08 told to wait to be seated until 6.15 despite open tables and adequate staff… then had to go back to remind them to seat us…
Shame because been here many times and normally better experience…

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vipJeannie
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Service was attentive, although I had to fight to keep my plate from the busboy when he tried to take it before I was finished.

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MarkP
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food is prepared and served fresh, everyone friendly and helpful.

I had the Thai Curry Lobster...unique and excellent!

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vipcarolA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! It was our anniversary and they had Happy Anniversary printed on our paper menu. The dinner was delicious and the wait staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Took an hour to get our appetizers and 3.5 hour for the whole meal. Long after ordering, my wife was told she had to make another selection since they were out of what she ordered, and my soft shell crabs were so salty that I had to send them back. In the past we have not encountered such problems which I have to assume are at least partially the result of pandemic staff shortages.

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ShirleyF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

My swordfish was excellent. Service was VERY slow. 25 minutes to get already prepared appetizers. 40 minutes after appetizes for entree. 30 minutes after clearing plates for dessert. I ordered coffee, that came early, 15 minutes before dessert. Never offered to refill coffee. Totally time from seating to leaving 2 hours 20 minutes. Glad I was with friend. As I mentioned the food was very good.

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PassionFish - Reston VA is rated 4.6 stars by 6093 OpenTable diners.

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