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ICI Urban Bistro

806 15th St NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
+1 202-730-8700
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck breast” (4 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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806 15th St NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005-1101
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Reviewed yesterday

Great time there. Food was excellent, and the waiter was extremely friendly and helpful. The decoration is such that it might seem like a place where people go to have business meals. It could be decorated more lively to attract more foodies.

1  Thank Alexandrianhopper
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

With so many options near by, you have to think twice. If the weather is warm and you can sit outside, that's a reason to eat here. Another reason, the lunch specials are a good buy and the staff is genuinely friendly and interested in...More

Thank TravellingSMH
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Ici has a nice selection of menu options. I opted for the petit bistro lunch, which includes a soup, half of a sandwich and either fries or a salad. It was the perfect amount of food. The prices are a bit high but the food...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank John G
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...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 18 December 2016

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

Thank MagsWorldUS
Reviewed 13 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....More

Thank Mike K
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...More

1  Thank 972Ben
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...More

Thank William M
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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