SOFITEL WASHINGTON DC806 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20005|Restaurant (+1) (202) 730-8701|Hotel (+1) (202) 730-8800


Discover What’s Happening

With world-class cuisine, an energetic atmosphere and style to spare, iCi Urban Bistro and le Bar are pleased to offer an array of exciting events from Champagne dinners to delicious and healthy initiatives. Please check back frequently for updates on our ever-growing calendar


Apéro Chic at Le Bar

One of France’s oldest traditions, the Apéro is the interlude between a busy working day and a lovely night – the perfect way to gather friends on a terrace to chatter, laugh, and unwind. It is a moment so vital, the experience is almost sacred. Monday to Friday / 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Click here for the menu.

Le Goûter

Indulge in a mini afternoon French treat of sweet and salty delicacies such as seasonal fruit tartlets and patisseries at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square! Enjoy ‘ Le Goûter ’ over a relaxing cup of tea or a glass of champagne. Ideal for a business meeting or an afternoon catch up at in our restaurant or lounge bar. Available daily between 2pm and 5pm.

Summer Cocktails at Le Bar

Cool off this summer with our new summer cocktail collection. Choose from seven handcrafted creations, including the Liaison made with Martell Blue Swift Cognac, lemon juice, ginger beer, the Cannes Cachet with Absolut Elyx vodka, Lllet Rose, lemon juice, Campo Viejo Cava Rose, and the Oh! BEE-have with a honey kumquat reduction, Belvedere vodka, St. Germain, grapefruit and lime juice. All three cocktails are made with natural honey from the hotel’s rooftop beehives. Click here for the menu.

Summer Creations at iCi Urban Bistro

Executive Chef Gyo Santa introduces five new savory dishes for the summer, including the Grilled Whole Branzino a la Provençale with sautéed fennel, arugula and Meyer lemon, and sauce vierge; the Classic Bouillabaisse made with the fish of the day, mussel, scallop, shrimp, marble potatoes, and saffron broth; and the Salmon Gravlax with celery root rémoulade, spianata flat bread, and lemon oil. Try them before they are gone.  Click here for the menu.


iCi Urban Bistro brings Wellness Gastronomy Program to nation's capital

iCi Urban Bistro presents an innovative, low-calorie gastronomy initiative called French De-light Cuisine. De-light's menus is based on the European wellness brand of Thalassa Sea & Spa, which harnesses the intrinsic healing powers of seawater and promotes balanced nutrition, void of added fat, sugars and additives. The menus offers guests year-round options for a decadent and tasteful three-course meal with less than 500 calories.

View De-light Menus here.


Have you heard the latest buzz?

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square has been entertaining new clients—Bees!

This past spring, the three hives on our rooftop were busy producing over 350 pounds of honey that we are ready to bring to your table.  The honey comes from the various flowers of the White House Gardens and its neighboring parks.  Le Miel is available for purchase for a limited time at iCi Urban Bistro and will make the perfect gift!

For more information or to purchase Le Miel, please contact Joe Janolo .



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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