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“Chef quality meals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of PassionFish

PassionFish
11960 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703.230.FISH
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Ranked #2 of 133 Restaurants in Reston
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Explorer Street
Palmyra, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Chef quality meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Preparation is top notch. Food content is top notch. Presentation is top notch. Today's special of scallops and goat cheese ravioli was very tasty, though was served in a Dutch-Oven-like pan that could and should have been preheated prior to dishing the prepared food into it. Got cold too quickly and did not need to be so. Have previously eaten sushi which they prepare very well...sushi is a reason to dine there.
Service staff is proper and attendant to customer needs.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Reston
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Appealing Aesthestically...but Quality is Inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

It would be okay but honestly have had food served in chipped dishes or broken cracked glassware - twice! And the waiter or manager who came by could care less...they just were like "Next Victims!" The caesar salad is tasty and so is the crab chowder but your server will disappear for 1/2 hour and you think to yourself - should we just leave now?

Visited July 2012
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Ashburn, Va
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“For a different crowd than I”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I guess I'm just not into hip, fishy, cool food, because I didn't really find my passion for this fish. The appetizers during happy hour were good, but hey, they're appetizers. The prices for meals are noticeable. I will give it another try, but it's not the kind of place that draws me in, like an american fare, mexican, or italian restaurant. I think it is a niche.

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A perfect meal and experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

In 1 word: Fantastic
In 2 words: Go There
In 3 words: O M G

Loved it , loved it. The food was exquisite--the flavor, texture, freshness, seasoning just perfect. The server we had could not have been better. Attentive yet not obstrusive. Thanks for perfect night.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, VA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Great service and better food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

While pricey this is a place you want to go if you love well prepared seafood. The staff is terrific, the place is open and airy and the food is to die for.

Visited August 2012
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