SOFITEL WASHINGTON DC806 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005|Restaurant (+1) (202) 730-8700|Hotel (+1) (202) 730-8800


Accolades for iCi Urban Bistro

World-class cuisine, stylish décor and an energetic atmosphere make iCi Urban Bistro the place to be. Read what others have to say about our Washington, DC hot spot:


Lani's Cup of Tea

June, 2015

Take a Trip to France Without Ever Setting Foot in an Airport


May 27, 2015

Dining whilst surrounded by “Polar Bears”


May 15, 2015

Art-inspired food at Sofitel DC

The dining traveler

June 1, 2015

Art & Food: Sofitel DC ICI Urban Bistro

Going Out Guide

February 18, 2014

A deal of a meal at Ici Urban Bistro, hold the wine

April 4, 2013

iCi Urban Bistro is voted Best French Restaurant 2013 by Opentable Diners Choice Awards.

Capital Cooking

January 30,2013

The Sofitel Washington, DC recently launched it's series of cheese tasting courses, taking place now through the end of March.

The Washington Lobbyist

January 30, 2013

On Tuesday, the Sofitel Hotel in Washington hosted a cheese edification course with the help of Metropolitan Meat, Seafood and Poultry’ Sue Dailey and Sofitel’s Executive Chef Franck Loquet. This was the first class of three, where the basics of cheese making and varieties were shared.

The Lobby List

January 2013

Cheese Tasting Courses (Sofitel Hotel) – Fromage , as it said in the lobby of the Sofitel, is offering classes beginning on January 29, March 1, and March 27

Galette des Rois (Kings Cake) Found at Sofitel

January 9, 2013

Vincent Bitauld, iCi Bistro’s pastry chef, follows a northern French recipe. This rounded pastry consists of flaky puff pastry layers filled with a dense center of frangipane, a sweet almond filling comparable to a firm custard.

The Pursuit of a good cocktail begins!

January 2012

I first went to the DC property’s Le Bar the night I arrived just to have a quick meal as it was getting late so I was pretty much focused on eating and getting to my room. However, the bar area immediately grabbed me..

Sacre Bleu!
October 11, 2012
De-Light Luncheon Boasts France's Best With No Butter. One perfect place to enjoy a healthy French meal is steps from Lafayette Square at the always plush Sofitel Washington's iCi Urban Bistro.

Franckly speaking: Ici’s great chef
August 15, 2012
Ratcheting up the glamour of the downtown restaurant Ici Urban Bistro, new chef, Franck Loquet, settles in with a new menu that melds French flavors with American ingredients.
Le Bar Welcomes Back Mixologist Alan Jones
August 8, 2012
The Sofitel's Le Bar located in the heart of Washington, DC has announced the return of Alan Jones as their lead mixologist and bar manager.

Perfect Pair: Braised Beef Cheek
March 13, 2012
Tuesday is all about pairing food and drinks. I recently dined at ICI Urban Bistro to taste Chef Franck.Loquet’s menu. Not only was the food delicious, but the service was excellent.

March 7, 2012
You can find this DÉCLINAISON BANANE and CHOCOLAT at Ici Urban Bistro for $9. I was recently blown away by Chef Vincent Bitauld’s dessert menu.




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Hours of operation


Monday through Friday
Breakfast: 6:30a.m. - 10:30a.m.
Lunch: 11:30a.m. – 2:00p.m
Dinner: 5:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.

Breakfast: 7:00a.m. – 11:00a.m
Lunch: Closed
Dinner: 5:00p.m. – 10:30p.m.

Breakfast: 7:00a.m. – 11:00a.m
Lunch: Closed
Dinner: Closed


Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM