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American Girl Place Cafe

#373 of 7,822 Restaurants in Chicago
#407 of 8,586 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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111 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(877) 247-5223
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasantly Surprised!

I was sceptical that this might be not worth the price tag, but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. We did the brunch on a Sunday morning for $19. I was able to make the reservation less than a week in advance, despite not being able to get Saturday. The restaurant was maybe 1/3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
travellingbird888
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was sceptical that this might be not worth the price tag, but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. We did the brunch on a Sunday morning for $19. I was able to make the reservation less than a week in advance, despite not being able to get Saturday. The restaurant was maybe 1/3 full. The wait staff was very... More 

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Crest Hill, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My mother and I took my 6 year old daughter for lunch at the cafe after she picked out her first AG Doll. All three of us enjoyed the meal and are thankful that we decided to make reservations to eat at this cafe. We heard from others that it is very expensive and not worth it. We are glad... More 

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Elkville, Illinois
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great service, good food, and so much fun for your daughter and their dolls! We had dinner on July 17th for $23 per person which included basic drinks (lemonade/tea/milk), cinnamon rolls, shared family appetizer, main course and dessert. Limited, but yummy & diverse, main course selections for kids and adults. My 6-yr-old had a blast and the rest of us... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We adults were really impressed with the meal served for lunch at the American Girl Place Cafe when we accompanied our granddaughter there. It was 4 courses, all well served by a well trained waitress; she was attentive, helpful, observant, and friendly. We had one order of quiche, one order of spinach salad, and one order of chicken tenders. The... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We brought our 7 year old granddaughter on her first trip to Chicago and to purchase her first American Girl doll. We booked a dinner in the AG Cafe at 5:30 on a Thursday. We were seated promptly and then it all spiraled down hill. We were promptly brought cinnamon rolls while looking over the menu. We did not immediately... More 

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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Fantastic way to spend a 10th birthday with your special girl. Everyone very nice. Food quite good. Very thing about the dolls and pink. Really memorable. Not cheap, but worth it.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited the American Girl Cafe for my daughter's 7th birthday. She was fascinated by everything. However, for $35 per child and $25 per adult, it wasn't worth it. We made our reservations a month in advance. When we got there, everybody who had a reservation had to wait outside the dining area. They let us all in at the... More 

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Michigan
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My daughter and I dined here for her birthday lunch. It was easy to make reservations online and no money was needed to reserve a spot. We had a table for two and of course, her American Girl dolls had their own

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Because my goddaughter is into American Girl dolls (she had 3), I thought it would be great to treat her to lunch at American Girl for her birthday. This place is a money pit. Once you get pass that, it's really nice. I reserved the birthday celebration package. For that the birthday girl gets special treats for her and her... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were visiting a friend in Chicago and she made reservations for us and our two daughters (4 and 5 years old) for lunch. I wasn't that excited, how good can a kids restaurant be? Not only was the food great, but the service and entire experience was fantastic. They start the meal with mini sticky buns, and the next... More 

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Additional Information about American Girl Place Cafe

Address: 111 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (877) 247-5223
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: (877) 247-5223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Staying in Streeterville

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.