American Girl Cafe

Growing up in the 80's, I adored my Fisher Price Mandy and Jenny dolls. And oh how I loved dressing my doll up in her holiday ice skating outfit, complete with "real" ice skates! But every time I walk through the American Girl Place Chicago, all I can think is: why didn't they invent these dolls when I was a little girl?! If you're looking to create a special holiday memory with your special American girl, take her and her favorite dolly to American Girl Chicago, where a sweet cafe, special events, and a store filled to the brim with everything a doll needs await.

At American Girl Place Chicago you'll find all your favorite American Girl dolls -from historical favorites to My American Girl dolls to the Bitty Baby and the Bitty Twins. The bookstore offers titles that focus on creativity, history, and of course, girl power. The in-store Hair Salon will help you fix up your doll's 'do and at Creativi-tees you can make your own matching doll and real kid t-shirts. Complete your doll's world with a huge selection of outfits, accessories, and furniture. While you're there, check out the limited-edition bright red special holiday doll dress - a bright red dress with a special charm created just for the holidays - which would make for a nice souvenir gift for a girl and her doll. 

You'll need to make a reservation for the timed seating brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner at Chicago's American Girl Cafe. Brunch is $19 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; seating time: 9:30 a.m. Lunch is $22 per person; seating times: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Tea is $19 per person; seating time: 4 p.m. Dinner is $23 per person; with two seating times at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

For an extra special experience, American Girl Place Chicago is inviting girls and guests to celebrate the season with a Merry Memories American Girl Dinner on Friday, December 20th at 6 PM. You'll enjoy a holiday dinner together in the Cafe, and your girl can pose for a 5 x 7" photo with Santa at his winter wonderland in Water Tower Place. Tickets are $31 per person and reservations are required.

The events calendar at American Girl Place Chicago updates frequently, so check back often, and plan your visit around one of the many festive happenings. Consider spending your night at a Magnificent Mile area hotel that offers special, sweet amenities for girls and dolls.

To make a reservation for the American Girl Chicago Cafe, call the reservation hotline at Call 877-247-5223 or book online at