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ICI Urban Bistro

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$$$
Dupont Circle
As featured in D.C. with style
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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
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great Dinner; skip breakfast

We love to dine here for dinner. Really delicious food and great service. Breakfast food is just average and SO pricey.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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atlanta
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to dine here for dinner. Really delicious food and great service. Breakfast food is just average and SO pricey.

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Thank nailsAtlanta
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and dessert before heading to the theater. The staff were very attentive and polite. All of the desserts were excellent and we loved having the European style breads while we waited for our desserts.

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Thank Stephanie M
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for desserts and coffee before attending a show at the Warner which is only a 10 min walk from here. The desserts are exceptionally well done and the staff were attentive and friendly and ensured we got to the show on time. For me, dessert was capped by a glass of the Bas-Armagnac from the extensive drinks... More 

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Thank Roger M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Exceptional. Located in the Sofitel (our host hotel for a small board meeting). Our global guests fully enjoyed dinner, the ambience and staff. Highly recommended

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1 Thank pamela_reidy
Atlanta, Georgia
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478 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Not a great experience at all; this restaurant is located within the Sofitel hotel, which should set expectations. Visiting for breakfast, we were seated outside and the only server who appeared to be working was flustered, and slow to take orders and bring food out. Food was lukewarm by the time we received it, so not sure whether the delay... More 

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1 Thank FridaysChild
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The ICI Urban Bistro is located in the Sofitel Hotel in DC. We stayed 5 days in the hotel and had breakfast at the Bistro 3 times. Overall, it was not a great experience at all. The furnishings are tattered and worn and need to be replaced! The tables are too close together so a conversation with your party is... More 

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1 Thank SandySRL
Mathieu R, General Manager at ICI Urban Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your experience. Guest feedback is exceedingly important as it helps us to continually improve upon our service. I am sorry to hear that you did not have the same experience that so many of our TripAdvisor guests have enjoyed. I can assure you that this is atypical of our standards.... More 

Bergen County, NJ
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Loved Loved Loved eating outdoors in October. I know they had nothing to do with the weather, but must admit, it was a lovely meal. Chartrucherie (sorry cannot spell that word) was excellent. Paired with a terrific wine.

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Thank Luv2TravelwHim
Menlo Park, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We ate here a couple of times during a week-long visit to DC. The food was good, and we usually ate early, so there were very few other diners. It was quite expensive, but certainly convenient!

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Thank Linda R
Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Beautiful décor, prompt attentive service and excellent seafood. Great fruit and cheese choices as well as wine. Did I mention there is also outdoor seating? On a beautiful fall day or evening, this should be on your list of places to eat.

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Thank agantcurtis
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The food was decent, but not memorable. We stood waiting in line for quite awhile for Saturday brunch, even though there were several empty tables. The hostess was MIA.

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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, Romantic, Business meetings

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?