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11960 Democracy Dr, Reston, VA 20190-5624 (Explorer Street)
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Kalispell, Montana
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had no idea what to expect here. I didn't research this as it was picked by a business partner for our large group of 16. It turned out to be a fantastic choice! Everyone had a great meal and the service was super. It was definitely a good choice for the business dinner we were looking to have. I... More 

Thank mjfarwell
Beirut, Lebanon
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting my son's family I stayed in Reston where I discovered one of the best seafood restaurants namely Passionfish. I had the grilled Branzino and my son had sushi and we shared the food was great and the service exceptional.

Thank Farid A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Curious about this restaurant and having read favorable reviews, we were in the area and decided to take the opportunity to visit. The restaurant which also has outside seating is very attractive and well appointed. The wait staff were courteous, friendly, and attentive. We had sushi and mussels which were fresh, well prepared, and delicious. Also the key lime tart... More 

Thank Mary B
Melbourne, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu but never changes. Excellent food. Don't miss the beet salad and scallops. Great wine list. Some veteran servers a bit lazy. Good bar area. Avoid during playoffs or olympics, too noisy like a sports bar. Upstairs kinda lonely.

Thank DrSunshine14
Reston, Va
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always wonderful food. We had great service and the restaurant itself is a fun place to be Wonderful fresh fish. And good sushi highly recommend If u join their loyalty program half price wine Thursday and Sunday

Thank Janice S
Alexandria, Virginia
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We sat at the bar for a late dinner (thank you Veronica for outstanding service again) and started with the incredible ceviche. This one stands out because the fish is so fresh and is listed as "peruvian style ceviche" with habanero, red onion, fresh lime and Cancha corn. So if you like spicy, order it. If you're like my mom... More 

Thank CoronaOldTown
Reston, Virginia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Pricy, but unique and nice presentation. Sunday brunch has inexpensive bloody marys and champagne. I have not been there except for lunch or Sunday brunch.

Thank Barbara P
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

They have a fantastic happy hour! Good apps. great wine and cocktail as well some awesome bartenders. Highly recommend if you're looking for a 5pm-7pm bite and libations.

Thank Christina P
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180 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were there during restaurant week so perhaps PF was going extra to impress but the dishes seemed a bit over-imagined to me. I had the best beet salad I've had in a restaurant because it was mostly beets. I had fresh oysters and they were good. But the fried oysters I ordered were only two in some very wet... More 

Thank RetiredDude
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Passionfish is great for a local special occasion but pricey for an everyday meal. Lunch specials are good and interesting and less costly. Love their fried clams, their weekend brunch is great and enjoy especially their happy hour offerings though I there were a better way to enjoy HH than just bar stools.

Thank zazosoph

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?