Ok, let me start by saying that our food (breakfast) once it arrived was very good. That being said, we arrived on time for our reservation and told the hostess that we were now a party of 3 instead of 4 since one member of our family was ill and did not come to the restaurant, Despite this information, the hostess took us to a table where she laid a menu at each of the 4 seats at the table. Then began our wait for a server. While we watched other parties who arrived and were seated after us be waited on and actually served their drinks, we had not yet been acknowledged by a server. After 15 minutes, a server came over and asked us if we'd like to order drinks while we waited for the other member of our party... We then again explained about the ill family member. He then took our order. Two members of our party ordered juice and I ordered hot chocolate (since it was 19F outside). I was hoping for a delicious hot chocolate but unfortunately the served hot chocolate was powder based and was not fully mixed with powder floating on the top and in the bottom of the cup. The omelette, Eggs Benedict and French toast were without fault. The only other issue was the continued disorganization of the hostess who seated several parties (after us) at tables that did not accommodate their party size and she was calling across the restaurant to the different servers who she had moving tables, chairs, etc. It was very disruptive while people were trying to eat their meal and carry on conversations.
First class all the way; not inexpensive but worth it!
Great service and food. Good for families with kids. Highly recommended.
My wife and have been traveling all throughout New England to celebrate our 1-year wedding anniversary and D.C. is our final stop. We’re staying at the Sofitel and just wanted a nice relaxing outdoor dinner and Ici was absolutely perfect. We had the duck, wagyu steak, and some truffle mashed potatoes. It was all outstanding. Would absolutely recommend.
This is the restaurant attached to the Sofitel at 15th and H, and thus has an obvious French emphasis. I wanted to grab a tasty dinner with very little fuss, and in this sense, Ici was a good choice. The Wagyu flatiron steak was definitely a reasonable price for Wagyu, and it was reasonably tender and flavorful. The peppercorns seemed a bit too aggressive (at one point I thought the steak was charred / burnt on the outside, until I realized that I had bitten into a peppercorn), and not necessary given the interesting sauce. The French Pinot Noir ("The Seeker") was a nice pairing, though, and I am glad I saved room for the creme brulee for dessert. Note that this can be a somewhat challenging menu for those with severe nut allergies (like I have).
Poor service for the price. I expected more. I would not recommend this hotel or this restaurant. Since this is a French owned hotel, they automatically add gratuity to the bill. Try Joe's across the street before you stop here.
Everything was perfect. The meats wonderful. The service caring.
One of the best places downtown for a breakfast meeting. Good food, strong coffee, and excellent service. The wait staff is attentive but not over-bearing and the meal never feels rushed.
We had a pleasant dinner in this restaurant located in the Sofitel Hotel. Atmosphere ... Casual Elegant. Menu and Preparation ... French Inspired. Price Range ... Moderate to the low end of Expensive. We found the food to be excellent and the service attentive but a little rough around the edges. All in all ... Recommended.
Wonderful food in a wonderful decor. Perfect power lunch!
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