American Girl stores are all across America, but only a few lucky states have the featured bistro. The bistros are restaurants located inside of the retailer that have an American Girl theme that provides the ultimate American Girl experience. If your daughter has even the slightest obsession with the American Girl brand, it’s in your best interest to find the nearest bistro to make her dreams come true.
As a parent, my favorite part of the experience is that if your child doesn’t have an expensive American Girl doll or has left hers at home, like my forgetful child, they will provide one of your child’s choice to use.
What I did find surprising, was that the food was actually pretty good! They had great food options for the children as well as the parents.
My daughter’s favorite part of the experience was the “Decorate a Cupcake” option on the dessert menu.
Here’s a few tips before you go:
- Make a reservation. The bistro has different operating hours than the retailer, so you want to be sure it’s not a wasted trip.
- Check your budget. Some might consider the menu items to be a pit pricey, so you want to be sure you’re prepared financially. I would say that the food cost was very similar to a TGIF restaurant or a Ruby Tuesday.
- If you’re celebrating a special occasion, don’t be afraid to tell your waiter/waitress, they might have something special up their sleeves for different occasions.