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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.)
(202) 730-8700
9:00 am - 6:00 am
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
$25 - $50
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
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 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
  • 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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