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American Girl Place Cafe

#413 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
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111 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(877) 247-5223
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Surprised by good food!

Went here with a 5year old- I wasn't expecting much in terms of food quality but lunch was actually quite good! Very cute presentation of dessert and the lunch was temperature hot and servers were great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SmileyChicago_IL
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a 5year old- I wasn't expecting much in terms of food quality but lunch was actually quite good! Very cute presentation of dessert and the lunch was temperature hot and servers were great!

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Thank SmileyChicago_IL
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised by the cute options they have for birthday lunches. Your American Girl doll gets a high chair and is served a tea cup w/saucer you can take home. They have a variety of adult beverages, and the menu is great for kids as they are flexible with substitutions. Very cute option to have a seemingly upscale lunch to... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not as obsessed with American Girl as my 5 year old, but still found it to be an enjoyable experience. We took about an hour to browse all the displays. The actual dining experience was really nice and not any more than it would have cost us to dine elsewhere. I noted when making the reservation that I... More 

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Thank Sarah D
Orange County, California
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109 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adorable and fun! My sister, niece and I had a really good time. The dolls in the American Girl Store are amazing with so many amazing themes and backgrounds.

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Joliet
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We could not have asked for a better experience. The food was served hot, fresh, and tasty. Our server went above and beyond to make it a great visit.

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Thank Tammy S
Iowa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It has been on my bucket list to bring our four granddaughters here. Half way there! How can you spend 6 hours in one store!!! That is how much fun the girls were having! We arrived about 5 minutes before our reservation at the Cafe, so took a moment to see if we had time to make a Salon appointment... More 

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Thank Lala1015
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We've been here many times & know the food isn't the greatest--but usually the service & adorable decor make up for it. Not this time. Our waitress looked like she just rolled out of bed, so I figured we were in trouble. I had to ask multiple times for our drinks, & place settings for the dolls--hello, this is why... More 

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Thank flizzer
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited American Girl with our 5 year old granddaughter and her friend for dinner. The wait staff was very good and timely. The food selection was not great but OK. Serving portions were small (for adults) but OK for young kids. Food quality was just OK. Prices for their numerous American Girl products are very high for what you... More 

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Thank Ddrw
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

What a great environment and quite special place! Dropped in for a lunch date with my daughter and had such a great time! Super great service and extremely decent price for a quality experience!

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Thank LoulouMiller
Morton, Illinois
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100 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Our daughter made a lunch reservation several months in advance. We were there on a Sunday and the dinning room was full. One should check in early as there is a queue before the doors open. The chairs that are provided for the dolls are a big hit (and was the gift of choice for our granddaughter). Meals are a... 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>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (877) 247-5223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.