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11960 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624 (Explorer Street)
703.230.FISH
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Reston, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Passionfish is a very fine seafood restaurant. There are several fresh fish options that are very well prepared, and a small selection of sushi (mostly rolls). Service is generally good, but not always. The venue is nice, but there are two levels and it can be noisy.

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Reston, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been dining at Passionfish for years, always have fish cooked to perfection, best ceviche in town and service is professionally friendly. The bartenders are always friendly and attentive even during he busiest of times for Happy Hour. Fish Tacos, Fried Oysters, and the Sliders are a meal in itself paired with a cocktail. Worth the price for great food... More 

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Georgia
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411 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent location on one of the squares, with wide variety of items on the menu. All 5 in our party were pleased with our selection: appearance and taste. We were seated promptly (perhaps due to our reservation), service was excellent, and prices were moderately high (e.g., my broiled trout was $28, plus $6 per entree)

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Seattle, Washington
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286 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We came for dinner and were about 45 minutes late for our reservation, they were very nice about it (lucky for us they weren't crowded on a Tuesday night). We decided on a couple of appetizers each from their selection of hot and cold seafood and sushi. I had Dynamite Roll ($15), it was good, fresh fish (tuna and ebi).... More 

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Thank Maria B
Reston, Virginia
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my dinner here; will likely return. Nice decor, subtly upscale feel, a bit pricey, but my seafood was fresh and tasty. I ordered half a steamed lobster and oysters and have no complaints. My second bloody mary wasn't thoroughly mixed, so the first sip was literally just straight vodka, but not a huge deal. Easy fix by stirring it.... More 

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Encinitas, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have to agree with the person who said easily the best in Reston! As far as restaurants go, they've got it down in the kitchen arena. They now cook with grape seed oil, which is so much healthier than soy or canola, they're able to accommodate allergies, and the food is always fresh. If you're used to cooking at... More 

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Danville, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

From the moment we sat down I was impressed with the amazing design of the restaurant and prompt/professional wait staff. Jim, our waiter, was most pleased to offer a taste of a wine before we purchased a bottle. Our water glasses were always full and he suggested a great cadence to our dinner of “small plates”. He was also quite... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

we had a very nice dinner with business friends. it was not so noisy we couldn't talk, but had a lively atmosphere and excellent menu.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Sea-food as it was meant to be! Sushi, cooked - it was all good! Nice environment, not too loud music. Very good, will be back!

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Great Falls, Virginia
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258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Chef Bob McGuire can cook. We had a lump crab soup that was special and a piece of halibut done to perfection as well as a perfect small steak packed with flavor. We eat here often and always try something new and always are thoroughly happy with our meal. Great wait staff. Friendly casual atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11960 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624
    (Explorer Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Reston
  • Phone Number: 703.230.FISH

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?