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American Girl Place Cafe

#315 of 8,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
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111 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(877) 247-5223
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Most recent review
nice place

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kendall J
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My daughter and I had brunch here for our Chicago trip, she really enjoyed being able to sit with your doll at the table. The food was average but good for the experience. We were a little bored and I thought there was a good opportunity for more games perhaps. I would definitely recommend bringing your daughter here.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you can get past the overly hot holding area and overcrowded herd waiting to get in to the restaurant, you're golden. The food choices were decent for a fixed menu, and the food was good. I like that alcohol is an option for adults. The meal seemed a bit rushed, but it did take the full hour to eat... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We did have fun! If I were rate food, it would be one star, my grilled veggie sandwich was cold, hard, and thin. The little girl in that party had the Itty bites, small hot dog, small hamburger, the hot dog was rubber! She could not chew it, all food was cold. You are not there for the food anyway!... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I absolutely loved this lunch experience and so did my niece and family. The menu is simple yet creative. We had so much fun for tea. Next time we return we are doing dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?