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“Pricey for what you get” 4 of 5 stars
Review of PassionFish

PassionFish
11960 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190
703.230.FISH
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Ranked #1 of 120 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Explorer Street
West Virginia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pricey for what you get”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I tried to Thai lobster claypot curry and expected more for the price. The curry sauce was very tasty, on the sweet side, the lumps of lobster meat were a bit tough and the pineapples were more than ample - thank goodness the good waiter brought me more rice. Anyway, at the price, I thought there would be more to it - no greens (like lemongrass) just orange and yellow. The server brings the clay pot and spoons it out in the plate, by the time he finishes, it's luke warm. I would have liked to spoon it out myself. The highlight was dessert, the sampling of sorbets! Wow, they were all different and delightful! The mango was pure fruit, the pear had a little spice (anise) which was a nice paring (no pun intended), chocolate speaks for itself, and the strawberry/banana superb. This was my first try so, all I could talk about was what I tried. The company was good and the atmosphere nice.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bristol
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Visited with work colleagues who all love fish / seafood.

We all enjoyed the fresh fish and great choices. I cold eat there every night !

The service was fantastic as was the atmosphere. A grown up restaurant for a nice celebration or treat.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty but expensive!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I had a lovely lunch at this restaurant and everything tasted fresh, the service was fine but I was extremely surprised at the pricing - mostly because there are so many other restaurants available in the area. For a special occasion, I would say absolutely but for just meeting up for lunch - I have too many other good, quality options.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newport, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A nice place to enjoy good fish.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I was taken by a friend to Passionfish. It was a lovely treat. It gets very busy so you need to book. The food was lovely but you need to be a real fish fan. Lots of lovely fresh fish. Plenty to choose from. But it's pricey and its quite a noisy restaurant. But it was fun.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boise, Idaho
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“5 Stars for a reason!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This restaurant was absolutely top notch! The quality of the seafood was fantastic and the staff was very friendly. I rarely give 5 stars to anything (and we travel A LOT) but this restaurant deserves the praise. The staff knew which wine to pair with the meals and the dessert of donut holes was some of the best dessert ever. Loved it!

Literally the only thing I could think to critique would be the design of the men's room.

Hope to find myself in Reston again, even if it is just to eat here!

Visited April 2013
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