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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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Manassas, Virginia
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Brunch at Passion Fish was good not great, this restaurant has a great decor and feel to it. It also features a second floor seating area that offers a somewhat nice view. For brunch the menu was reduced by not offering Sushi which is why I came, that did still have oysters. The brunch special is 2 for $19 either... More 

Thank Kevn F
Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I have gone here with a girlfriend and again with my husband for their happy hour. I was amazed with the variety of the happy hour menu, which is mostly seafood. There are also reasonably priced alcoholic beverages. The combination of the tapas like dishes and the drink can make your day! The whole atmosphere of the place is wonderful!... More 

1 Thank Seamaid2
McLean, Virginia
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289 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Very upscale restaurant with great sushi rolls. Very creative rolls and good appetizers. Main courses ok but nothing special especially given the price. They push the crab cakes but have had far better elsewhere. Good atmosphere and not to noisy making it easy to converse at dinner. Service is solid and attentive.

Thank jadon06
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I've been here before and i feel the quality is decreasing. Just average, so for the price it is disappointing.

2 Thank bulldogcpa
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Just visited this establishment for the 3rd time and we continue to be impressed. Our waiter had been employed since 2009 and could recite every dish, cooking methods, personal favorites and seasonal specials. The restaurant was busy but still maintained a level of nice ambiance for couples. There are simply way too many menu items to crave such as the... More 

Thank AshburnTravelers
Reston, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

A great choice if you like seafood and are tired of the typical offerings at other places. They offer regular and special entrees which have something different. Reasonably good wine list too!

Thank Frank_Lopez_13
Ashburn, Virginia
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Took the family here for restaurant week and the experience was good but not great. The staff was friendly and treated the kids well but a couple of dishes came out cold. The restaurant was close to full but certainly something that couldn't overwhelm the kitchen. Couldn't argue with the specials as it was restaurant week. Kids had a great... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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750 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We had lunch at PassionFish in Reston for restaurant week. The decor and ambience was pleasant and light filled, the food very good, the service outstanding, and it was of good value.The crab cake was an honest , very good crab cake and the Caesar salad was artfully arranged and tasty. The tuna nicoise salad was a showcase for very... More 

Thank fiamma11
Oak Hill, Virginia, USA
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This restaurant is good any time be it lunch or dinner. Their raw bar is amazing and the dishes vary fro the conventional to the unique. Their crab cakes have been voted the best as far as having the most crab in them. The restaurant consistently ranks in the top 100 Best Restaurants in the Washingtonian Magazine year after year.... More 

Thank Barbara B
Ocean View, Delaware
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103 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I was here with some work colleagues for dinner and had a delightful experience. The service was great, very good drink and wine selections. Several folks order the $35 special which gets you an appetizer, choice of main course and a desert. Everyone enjoyed their meals which ranged from yummy scallops, salmon, salads, sushi, and mahi mahi.

Thank Doug P

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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
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?