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American Girl Place Cafe

#236 of 7,760 Restaurants in Chicago
#259 of 8,516 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Streeterville
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111 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(877) 247-5223
Today
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Fit for a Princess

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
GabrielRN
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Davison, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We've been here twice! Both times it was for birthday parties (one was for dinner and the other for lunch). Each time the service and food was fantastic! Be sure to bring your doll because there's a place for her as well! If you don't have a doll, there's no need to worry, they'll let you borrow one! Travelers tip:... More 

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Miami, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you have a daughter or a granddaughter take them here. They make have a meal here so special for them. Service is great and so is the food. Something they will remember forever

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We treated our 8 year old to a Valentine's Day dinner at the cafe. Everyone in our party of 5 left full and happy with the yummy food and friendly experience. American Girl gets a thumbs up from our family! The service was quick, but not rushed. Our server, Terrance, is an asset to the cafe.

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Medina, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to the cafe to celebrate my daughters 6th birthday. This was our first time to any American Girl store or Cafe. The atmosphere is tastefully girly, in black white and magenta. The food is good and staggered perfectly despite all the tables that one server has. Our waiter Dan was amazing. He even called my daughter by name... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have been to the Chicago café twice now and had great experiences both times. The service was good and the food was as well! They do a great job incorporating the dolls at the table. The prices for dinner ~ $25 each is okay. Worth it for the adult meals (both our meals were good quality), but you pay... More 

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Elmwood Park, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Took my 6 year old and my mother here as we are new to collecting American Girl, it was a hobby around when I was younger but never collected. This restaurant is located on the upper level of the American Girl Store in the Water Tower on Michigan Avenue. I advise making reservations as we happened to get lucky getting... More 

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Took my 8 year old daughter and her 4 year old little brother here on her 8th birthday. What a great experience! It's group seating experience, so don't be late. Everyone in your seating window enters at the same time and the restaurant is cleared before the next seating. The decor is over the top girlie and it's adorable. Servers... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
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.