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ICI Urban Bistro

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Dupont Circle
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806 15th Street NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005 (15th St. & H St.)
Mc Pherson square station (orange & blue line)
(202) 730-8700
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This restaurant is at Sofitel Washington DC
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Both iCi Urban Bistro and Le Bar are as vibrant and cosmopolitan as the...
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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    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good but some problems

We met a friend here for dinner downtown in DC. Because it was a balmy summer evening, we ate outside, and as others have said, the board floor on the patio creaks and shifts as people walk by. Also, be prepared for a lot of emergency vehicles going by. The food was good, but not outstanding. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Ruth G
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Columbia, MD
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
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Columbia, MD
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We met a friend here for dinner downtown in DC. Because it was a balmy summer evening, we ate outside, and as others have said, the board floor on the patio creaks and shifts as people walk by. Also, be prepared for a lot of emergency vehicles going by. The food was good, but not outstanding. I had a Moroccan... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Eggs Benedict were delicious, and the Brioche French Toast were spectacular. When you order coffee, they bring your own press and the beans they use are amazing. Highly recommend.

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Somers, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed at the Sofitel in April and after a day of wandering around DC we were very pleased to be able to have a delicious dinner without having to leave the hotel. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Not the best French restaurant I've been to but certainly quite good. We also had breakfast at the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I ate breakfast al fresco. The food was perfect. My fingers got smudged by leftover jam on the coffee saucer. The waiter immediately replaced my saucer. I later realized leftover jam also was on the bottom of the cup. At least it wasn't in the coffee! The outdoor floor is a bizarre wooden plank arrangement that quakes the table when... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice outdoor setting; great coffee and croissants; everything delicious with fresh orange juice and fruit; fresh breads and superior jams and butter

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florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We decided to eat at the ICI while spending the night in the Sofitel. It was raining pretty heavy that night we didn't want to walk or grab a cab. It was a Thursday night, our dinner was at 8:00 it was very quiet only two other small tables were occupied in the restaurant. Don't hate me but I love... More 

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner here. The drinks were marvelous, and the dinner was fantastic! Great french-onion soup, and the filets were incredible! Kind, attentive service; wonderful atmosphere; great food. What's not to like?

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate in this restaurant out first evening because we were travel-weary and it was so good we came back our third night and ordered the same entree: the Chesapeake rockfish which was a truly outstanding entree. We also chose to eat breakfast here every day: the croissants are as good as any in France.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The staff was super nice, and very efficient. But all in all, the decor was cold and there wasn't really anything special about it. It's the kind of place where families staying at the hotel go to eat with their kids, rather than a place you'd go for a special meal. If you're tired and don't want to leave the... More 

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I stayed at the Sofitel hotel with my 16 month old baby and ate there almost every day 3 times a day. The food, service, and staff are excellent. I was treated like a queen. Highly recommend this place and hotel. it is a bit expensive but it's across the street from the main places ( the White house, Washigton... More 

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Additional Information about ICI Urban Bistro

Address: 806 15th Street NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: (202) 730-8700
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 15th Street NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005
    (15th St. & H St.)
  • Public Transportation: Mc Pherson square station (orange & blue line)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: (202) 730-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 50
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene

Description

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.
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?