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“Fun ambience, great service, good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of PassionFish

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Ranked #2 of 147 Restaurants in Reston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Explorer Street
Manassas, Virginia
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun ambience, great service, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Was with a group of friends who meet monthly, and this is not our first time at PassionFish. While a bit pricey, certainly worth it for special occasions. The Sangria was delicious - wonderful with the complementary smoked whitefish spread with crispy baguette that they bring as you first are seated. The swordfish was wonderful, the Norwegian salmon melt in your mouth and we shared a huckleberry compote covered cheesecake that we all ummed over! Service could not be better - dishes were well explained, serving and clearing were quite and on-point.

Visited August 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
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135 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“This is the place to go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This place is the place to go if you are in the Reston area. Great food, gorgeous room, really good service. Been here 4-5 times and each time was as good as the last....it is consistently excellent. Expensive. You will not go wrong here, and for a place in Northern Virginia, it is worth the trip...even for a special occasion.....though it will certainly be fully packed. Enjoy!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rgstrip
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Reston, Virginia
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159 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“W O N D E R F U L Cuisine & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We celebrated our sons 19th birthday at PassionFish and wow was it terrific. Dinner started off with their summer special three heirloom tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese platter drizzled with wonderful vinegar. We ordered the equally as delicious new Blueberry daiquiris that really tasted great after a hot day, They are so good we included a picture. The Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, New York Strip sirloin steak, and local Maryland Chesapeake Soft Shell Crabs were fantastic. PassionFish's staff - kitchen and floor - were superb and we noticed that the restaurant was at capacity -- but the staff did not miss a beat. Bon appetite.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Excels in sea food. we tried this restaurant many times, and enjoyed each time. Food is well prepared and presented. The only drawback is the noise level.
Recommend flounder prepared Thai style

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wrbcks
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New Jersey
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368 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 650 helpful votes
“Best seafood in RTC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

As I previously mentioned I love the Reston Town Center (RTC). I previously visited the Passion Fish bar for one of their Margarita’s. Their Dirty CEO martini with Maytag olives are also quite good. They attached their famous little colored plastic mermaids to the drink for customers to collect.

This was the first time for me to eat here for dinner. We were a party of 6. Our waiter, Henry N. was pretty good in accommodating our needs.

Jeff Tunks knows his seafood, which is what we all came here for.

PassionFish has a contemporary interior. Executive Chef Chris Clime's prepared a seasonal menu. It boasts an impressive raw bar and a dedicated sushi chef.

We started with two Tuna Tartare’s for $15 each, one calamari for $14, one octopus for $14 and one beet salad for $10.

I and another guest ordered my favorite Cioppino for $32 each. We both enjoyed our entre’s. Two people ordered the flounder also for $32 each. The remaining others ordered the

Haddock for $28 and Redfish for $27. The entire table was please with our entre’s. Success was proclaimed.

After a 20% standard gratuity for parties of 6 I walked our owing $521 including their Freemark wine for $48 and Viog White Hall 121 for $44. Oh well so much for my family, who devour my bank accounts.

There were no regrets here although I felt the $521 tab was quite expensive for this area. If others have better recommendations let me know?

You figure out the rest.

Now I know why this place is rated #3 on Trip Advisor.

We will probably return here when the need for seafood arises.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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