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American Girl Place Cafe

#389 of 7,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
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111 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
(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
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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only was the cafe elegant and professional, but the food was terrific and you leave FULL! I was skeptical looking at the price and assuming that "it's a doll store for little girls, how is an adult going to fit in", but I was blown away by the portions and the quality of the food. My advice is to... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations two months in advance since the first time we visited did not know we needed them and it was worth it. Our granddaughter had a birthday the week before and we should have made this a celebration for her. Although she was delighted to be there. Take your doll since she eats with you in a special... More 

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Thank Darlene T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the 4:00 tea. The wait staff excellent as was the small bites of food. All centered around the little girl and her doll who sits right at the table. Such a fun time for everyone.

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Thank Debbie G
Manteno, Illinois
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this place if you have young girls. Nestled inside the American Girl store, the cafe is filled with girly decor, and is just plain adorable.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As much as I enjoyed the "Tea" I don't think my 8 year old niece was too impressed, although she did have 4 glasses of pink lemonade. I enjoyed the food, she was a little picky about it. She did enjoy the ambiance. The staff is extremely attentive.

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Thank Barbara W
West Chicago, Illinois
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756 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We took a granddaughter for lunch at the American Girl Place Cafe; we'd made reservations long ago so we knew they had our places reserved. As it turned out it was not at all crowded but the service was outstanding and the food was really quite good. It is a time to have a little girl feel like all "little... More 

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Thank sue o
MI
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was good for children, my daughter had the platter with mini hot dog, hamburger, and mac and cheese. I need gluten free and they had a nice gluten free pizza (I believe they used Udi products). My mother had chicken salad and was disappointed with refridgerated chicken instead of warm. Everything else was good meal was pricey, but... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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215 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We took our granddaughter for lunch and she loved the store and the experience. Her doll joined us and was given a little cup and plate (which you take home) and a chair was attached for the doll. The meal begins with an appetizer plate. The veggies were a hit but not the other items. The kids pizza is cute... More 

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Indianapolis
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My mother and I have taken my daughter here for years. I think for Chicago the food is decent and reasonable. The presentation is very cute and they think of everything. I see people complaining about the food on the reviews, but for $22 in Chicago to get two appetizers, a main meal and dessert is a steal. I got... More 

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Thank IndianapolisMK
Indiana
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The whole experience was fun and my daughter loved it. The waitress was average not as friendly as I was expecting. The food was awful, for the price. The burger was dry and tasteless. The Mac and cheese my daughter wouldn't touch. The ham sandwich was also poor. The appetizers, dessert, and coffee were good, thank goodness. My daughter had... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2010
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (877) 247-5223

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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.