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:
Going Out Guide
February 18, 2014
April 4, 2013
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
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!
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..
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.
Eat With Your Eyes: DÉCLINAISON BANANE and CHOCOLAT
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.
Ici Urban Bistro: Ooo La La, Tres Delicious
November 3, 2011
These days, D.C.’s market for upscale French bistros is completely saturated. One can only imagine that the prospect of competing with the area’s big names.
Fantastic Foie Gras Tops Luxury Menus
TravelsinTaste has picked some of the most creative uses of the delicacy across the continent for your reading pleasure.
Talk Of the Town Award for Excellence
Winner of the 2011 CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence In Customer Satisfaction based on all new CMUS Power Ratings
The Wall Street Journal
June 8, 2011
The 30-Seond Guide to the 30-Minute Lunch - Once recent launch at Sofitel’s Ici Urban Bostro in Washington DC
March 15, 2011
Sofitel Washington DC Debuted the new Low-Calorie "De-light" Menu
K Street Kate
March 1, 2011
Calorie Counting: De-Light Savors and Satisfies At Sofitel's ICI
February 17, 2011
iCi Urban Bistro: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Washington DC
January 31, 2011
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