100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: PassionFish
The dining room at PassionFish restaurant in Reston, Virginia. Photograph by Chris Campbell.
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PassionFish
Address: 11960 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-230-3474
Neighborhood: Reston/Herndon
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday for lunch 11 AM to 2:30 PM. Open Monday and Tuesday for dinner 5:30 PM to 10 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Friday 5:30 PM to 11 PM, Saturday 5 PM to 11 PM, Sunday 5 PM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Clams casino; fried clams; hamachi crudo with grapefruit and jalapeño; eight-piece “kamikaze roll” of tempura prawns, avocado, and spicy tuna; red Thai curry lobster; crabcakes; whole-roasted branzino; freshly fried doughnut holes.
Price Details: Appetizers $5 to $18, main courses $19 to $29.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

A spirit of largesse drives this light-filled dining room in Reston Town Center, where ceilings are hung with trailing glass bubbles. Meals begin with crab dip and French bread and end with marshmallow-studded fudge, both on the house. In between, Chesapeake oysters and Wellfleet clams make a showing on the lavish raw bar, sushi arrives in a roster of offbeat rolls, and Mad Men-era classics such as a wedge salad and lobster bisque are done with smart twists. The $17 express lunch gives new meaning to fast food. Three courses—on Monday it’s chowder, a lobster roll, and Key-lime pie—are served on a single plate for those who have to eat and run. Don’t miss: Fried clams with zucchini chips; crabcakes; whole branzino with olive oil and lemon; lobster in red curry; crispy flounder with tamarind-chili sauce; spiced-pear-and-chocolate sorbet. Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Expensive.

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