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American Girl Bistro Review & Girl of the Year Doll Giveaway!

When I was a little girl some of my favorite toys to play with were my dolls. I would feed them, bathe them and dress them in their cute outfits. I loved my dolls so much. Of course, during my childhood American Girl dolls weren’t out yet but oh how I wish they were! Lucky for my  7-year-old daughter, Amelia, she now has the chance to enjoy the fun of having an American Girl doll.  

This past fall an American Girl retail location opened up in the South Park part of Charlotte, NC. The store not only carries all the dolls and accessories, but there is also a doll hair salon and an American Girl Bistro. My daughter wanted to try out the bistro so I made reservations and marked our calendars for our special day.

The American Girl Bistro is a pinkalicious, fabulous place where you & your daughter can enjoy a great meal and quality time together.

The bistro is located inside the American Girl store and it’s recommended that you make reservations in advance.

They serve 4 different menusafternoon tea, lunch, brunch and dinner.

I made a dinner reservation back in December as part of my daughter’s Christmas present. She had been excitingly counting down the weeks for the big night to arrive and couldn’t wait to bring her newest friend, Grace Thomas – Girl of the Year 2015, with her.

The night finally arrived and my daughter dressed her and her favorite doll in their prettiest dresses. The night couldn’t be complete without having her real-life bestie and her mom join us also.

Once we arrived at the Bistro we were greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us and given adorable doll seats that attached to the table so that the girls could place their dolls in them.

The tables were displayed with pretty pink floral arrangements and pink everywhere! Napkins with pink floral ponytail holders and a mini cup and saucer for their dolls were complimentary to take home. At the center of the table was a small pink polka dot box with great questions for conversation starters. The girls loved this as much as we did and we all dove right into fun conversation and enjoyed lots of laughter.


With so many choices to tickle her taste buds, the Bistro is sure to become your girl’s favorite restaurant. Whether she chooses a sweet dessert, a delectable brunch, or a tasty lunch or dinner, the Bistro creates a casual-dining atmosphere that lets girls be girls. Dolls get special treatment, too. We have Treat Seats, cups, and saucers for them to use during your meal. And you can even borrow a doll if your girl forgot hers at home. Plus, we host celebrations—made complete with a cake—for any occasion!

Our wonderful server, Jewel, took such good care of us and it was always with a smile! The dinner menu was filled with every girls favorite dishes. We ordered the Soft Pretzel Bites and Fancy Fruit Fondue for appetizers – they were so yummy!

For dinner we enjoyed Macaroni with lots of Cheese, Bistro Burger Harvest, Chicken Salad and the Best Ever Chicken Tenders. The appetizers and entrees were generous portions.

And our meal just wouldn’t have been complete without the American Girl pink lemonade!

The food was very tasty and the girls loved their food as much as the moms did. We all made sure to save room for dessert and adored the Trio of mini ice cream cones.

The American Girl Bistro also offers Birthday Celebration, all-inclusive packages to celebrate your princess’ special day.

For more information on their party packages you can visit their site here.

There is also a private room where your party can be held and you can add on to your package to customize your very own party. What I also love is that if any of your young guests forgets their doll at home they have dolls that can be borrowed.

Overall, it was an incredible experience, one we will soon not forget. My daughter smiled from ear to ear and was so ecstatic she just couldn’t help but to skip around the store! My heart just melted seeing her so happy.

We can’t wait to return to the American Girl Doll Bistro to make many more amazing memories!


Mami 2 Mommy is thrilled to announce that we are giving away a Grace Thomas  – 2015 Girl of the Year doll to 1 of our lucky readers!

Grace Thomas is an avid baker with and entrepreneurial spirit and is motivated to follow her dream for starting a baking business after an inspiring trip to Paris.

Enter below for your chance to WIN Grace Thomas for your special little girl – good luck!

You can follow American Girl and learn more about Grace Thomas – 2015 Girl of the Year – on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

You can also receive a free catalog by calling 1-800-845-0005.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post with American Girl.  However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.


Daphne is a Co-Owner of and the North Carolina Editor. Born and raised in New York she has fully embraced - with her husband of 13 years and her two wonderful children Brandon, 9 years old and Amelia Rose, 5 years old - all that the Carolinas have to offer...which is a lot! Follow her on Twitter @Mami2MommyNC and on




  • Elizabeth C

    We love Grace!

  • Kelly D

    I would like this for my daughter, it would be her first American Girl doll.

  • Deb Jackson

    I would love this for my granddaughter who really wants an AG doll.

  • Kimberly

    I’d like to win an American Girl doll for my daughter. I read all of the books as a kid but never got a doll of my own. I’d love to read the books with her now and share the dolls with her.

  • Gaby

    I would Grace for my daughter since her birthday is coming up! She will be so happy! Love American girl!!

  • Rebecca

    Loved the article – looks like yummy and fun for girls – can’t wait to take my daughter 🙂

  • Jill

    My daughter is going to LOVE this!! She has always wanted one.

  • Kristen

    I know my friend’s daughter would love this for her birthday!

  • Gwendolyn W

    I would love to win this American Girl doll for my daughter because she would love it, and it would make a great birthday present for her. I’ll be honest, I always wanted one as a little girl, so I would love to be able to give one to my daughter. Maybe it’s a little of living vicariously through her, but I know that she will enjoy Grace.

  • lillian

    my daughter would LOVE her

  • Paula Caudill

    Grace is a beautiful doll and I would love to win for my daughter. Thank you

  • Alana Belliveau

    I would love to win this doll for my Niece. She has wanted one ever since she could talk. I just have not been able to afford one for her.

  • tina king

    such a pretty doll.. fingers crossed i can win it for my daughter!

  • Sarah

    Will be visiting the American girl bistro for the 1st time with my soon to be 5 year old for her birthday, winning a doll for her would be amazing!

  • lupita m

    My little girl will love to have she. Loves american doll

  • Kevin E

    I would love to win an American Girl Doll for my daughter. She is obsessed with AG’s!

  • Rei

    Love Grace…my girls and I enjoy baking together, so she would be a perfect addition to our family 🙂

  • Michele R

    My daughter loves American Girl and is so excited about Grace because she bakes…just like my daughter!

  • Joy

    Would LOVE to win Grace Thomas! Thanks for the review on the Bistro 🙂

  • Jamie J

    I have never won a contest, but my youngest daughter loves Grace, so I have to try! Her birthday is in May — just a week after I will give birth to our 4th daughter! This would be such a special gift for her as she becomes one of the “big girls”. Crossing my fingers!!!

  • angie appoo

    I’d love to win Grace because my daughter loves American Girl Dolls, Baking/Cooking and has aspirations to visit Paris, and travel all around the world. She would be a perfect bday present for my dd.

  • Mary Kate

    Thank you so much for this chance! My daughter’s would love Grace to play with!!!

  • Sili

    My girl doesn’t have an American Girl doll yet. I think they are adorable but we just haven’t made it to that point. I’d love to win one!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    I Love Everything That American Girl Stands For! I’d Love To Win A Doll For My Niece!

  • alena svetelska

    I would like to win american girl,because it would make my youngest daughter very happy,because she never had one.

  • shelly

    I’d like to win this for my daughter. She loves to cook!

  • Mary Dailey

    I would love to win one for my oldest granddaughter. There are 3 other siblings and they will never be able to afford one. She’s a pretty doll!

  • Shannon F

    My daughter loves the American Girl doll I have from my childhood so I know she would absolutely love it if she had one of her own! 🙂

  • Beth Wittson

    i would love to win this doll for my daughter. Her birthday is next month and grace isnthe first thing on her list. She loves to bake with me and wants to be on Master Chef Junior! Grace would be perfect for her. Bthank you for doing this giveaway.

  • Rachael Burke

    my k bear would love grace to be part of our family

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