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ICI Urban Bistro

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Dupont Circle
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806 15th St NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101 (15th St. & H St.)
+1 202-730-8700
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri 09:00 - 06:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our dinner opened with chicken - mushroom crepes, then transitioned to veal chop and duck breast. Dessert was chocolate cake. A cab from California complemented. The food, without exception, was excellent - the duck done medium, leaving it flavorful and juicy, and the veal chop tender and covered with a sauce adding zest without being overwhelming. Portion sizes were generous.... More 

1 Thank John G
Pennington, New Jersey
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440 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

During our stay at the Sofitel, my wife and I had breakfast at ICI Urban Bistro. The meals are on the expensive side, but are very good and include a choice of incredible baked goods. I had the bagel and smoked salmon plate which came with capers and lemon segments. In addition, I had a croissant and a small pastry.... More 

Thank jonahNJ
Tampa, Florida
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106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Upscale dining. Generally attentive staff, busy for breakfast. Enjoyed breakfast and dinner in this restaurant.

Thank MagsWorldUS
Smithville, New Jersey
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174 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very good service, excellent food, great location but very very expensive even for DC. We stayed at the Sofitel and loved the hotel. Had breakfast here today and the omelette was great, coffee excellent, croissant perfect but $80 for breakfast is beyond my comfort zone. If you like good food and have that unlimited budget then this place fits you.

Thank Mike K
Stavanger, Norway
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stayed at the Sofitel on a recent trip to Washington DC. The lunch menu was posted near the entrance and I decided to try it. I chose the fixed 3-course lunch. For starters I had a chilled pea soup which was refreshing on a very hot day in the city. This was followed by an Amish roasted chicken breast... More 

Thank 972Ben
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very good, simple French bistro. High quality. And very high service. My wife is French and she very much enjoyed this place. Excellent bread, generally "small plates" but can do for full dinner as well. Worth a visit and is quiet compared to many US restaurants. Would recommend also for business lunch.

Thank William M
Coral Gables, Florida
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lets start off with the bread basket! I went downstairs every morning and order the hot, flaky croissants with a latte! The food was also great.

Thank Dai M
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We went to Ici Urban as it is the restaurant of our hotel and we were tired after a heavy day sightseeing. What a revelation! The food was excellent , beautifully presented and with good service. The staff were friendly and helpful and the price, for Washington, reasonable. Normally I avoid Hotel restaurants but this on certainly deserves a visit,... More 

Thank Anthony L
New York
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Normally I would not bother reviewing a restaurant where I had only breakfast. The pancakes were good as was the coffee. It was a business meeting and I picked up the tab. I looked it over and added an $8 tip. On the way out, I asked what the "other" charge was - $7.50 - assuming it was a tourist... More 

1 Thank RobLaw47
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2016

just go. service was excellent, food was good and it was quiet and relaxing dining in a busy city. Our waiter was remarkable in his food and wine suggestions.

Thank kathy l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 50
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 15th St NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
    (15th St. & H St.)
  • Public Transportation: Mc Pherson square station (orange & blue line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-730-8700
  • This restaurant is at Sofitel Washington DC
Both iCi Urban Bistro and Le Bar are as vibrant and cosmopolitan as the District itself. Located one block from Lafayette Square and the White House, The Smithsonian, and other renowned museums and monuments, the Bistro holds its own among the trendy Washington DC list of "places to be seen". The dynamic space welcomes guests with cool, modern ambiance and exciting innovations on traditional French cuisine. You won’t find a more desirable place for business meetings, special occasions, or dinners with friends. There is even a private dining area that accomodates up to 25 people.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?