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“Great Lunch”
Review of ICI Urban Bistro

ICI Urban Bistro
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Ranked #340 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: 15th St. & H St.
Transit: Mc Pherson square station (orange & blue line)
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.
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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225 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Food here is outstanding. One of many great french restaurants in DC. Also great wines by the glass.

Visited December 2011
Thank Steve R
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Washington, DC
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Micky's Review”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Regardless, our service was excellent with everyone speaking a few key French phrases here and there. We were immediately greeted with our glass of champagne and a lovely varietal bread basket. Read more - http://whatmickyeats.blogspot.com/2010/12/ici-urban-bistro.html

Visited January 2012
1 Thank WhatMickyEats
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Springfield, Virginia, USA
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place for a great meal.”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal here. We had an early reservation to allow time for a relaxed dinner before a play. Our server was incredibly helpful and knowledgable, about both the food and the wine. The atmosphere was wonderful - romantic without pretense. The food was excellent - one of our better meals out in a long time. Our total bill was pretty high, but we splurged on the wine. The cost for the food itself was about what I'd expect for a fancier meal in downtown DC. All in all, highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
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    • Food
1 Thank JohnInVirginia
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“One of the best!”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

One of the few restaurants the red wine was at the right temp (65F). The food was also very good and the restaurant has a good value too.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank piuric
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“caters to families too”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

im not a food buff, although meals were excellent and kept us very satisfied. what also really struck me was service at this restaurant. this was in lobby of our hotel (Sofitel) and we dined twice. all staff very hospitable to my family including a 1 and 3 year old. high chair, kids cups and excellent kids meals provided. staff very polite and i.e. brought extra spoons when kids dropped and didn't get irate at a smashed plate. nice decor and would eat again if visit area

Visited November 2011
1 Thank AussieHrvat
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