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ICI Urban Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Dupont Circle
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806 15th Street NW, Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC, DC 20005 (15th St. & H St.)
(202) 730-8700
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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 

Thank RobLaw47
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 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
Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Menu is fine but a bit lack-luster. Service for breakfast was dismal. French press coffee is amazing and they even offered soy milk!

Thank 1sandlover
Palos Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Food was impeccably prepared and service exceptional. The ambiance is contemporary but romantic. Attached to the Sofitel and near the White House, we highly recommend.

Thank Joan C
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Ate here with my family several times during our recent stay at the Sofitel Hotel. Expert service and delicious food, I highly recommend lunch and dinner, get reservations as it is very busy during peak times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We booked two nights at the Sofitel, and the package I reserved online came with breakfast for two each day. We did not know what to expect before we arrived, whether it would be a continental breakfast, a buffet, etc. We were given dated breakfast vouchers for each day of our stay when we checked in. They have two menus,... More 

Thank FMCMaryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

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

Thank nailsAtlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

Thank Stephanie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $50
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 am
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
  • 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?