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American Girl Place, New York City, New York

609 5th Ave, New York City, New York

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  • Visited: 2013-04-01
  • Submitted: 2013-05-16 00:36:10.0
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Oh, Yes WE DId!

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TIP - Let me point out that the famous name building brick store is located within a short walk of the AG store - we sent the boys in that general direction so that we could take our time. TIP - If you are planning a trip to the salon - get there early - by 10:30 when we came back for our appointment, there was a line about 20 dolls deep just to book an appointment. We were told by our stylist that it is much less busy in the hair salon during the week. The appointment takes about 30 minutes - depending on services/style.

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  • Visited: 2011-10-01
  • Submitted: 2012-12-27 18:14:00.0
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Girls love it.

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Be prepared to spend money :)

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Submitted by: Ralph G.

My daughter loves this place ...

Submitted by: Andrew G.

It was fun taking my daughter to the AGP in NYC but it was also a little horrifying at the same time for all the reasons that everyone cites (lots of wickedly entitled kids running amok, doll clothes that cost more than people clothes, rampant consumerism). At the same time, it is undeniably a place that makes the kids happy and it was amusing to see a few of the other beleaguered dads being dragged along in the same bizarre rite of father-daughter passage.  I didn't participate in the lunch and tea ceremony with my daughter and her  newly-acquired doll (it was Kenani, the 2011 doll of the year!), but my wife did and she reported that the experience--if not the food--was high quality. Anyway, the folks there...

Submitted by: Dimitrios D.

I am absolutely ambivalent to the American Girl Place itself, considering that I am a 25 year old male who's never played with dolls and that I have no daughters (or children, for that matter). So why was I here?  I met my girlfriend and her sister, brother in law, and nieces here.  My girlfriend's nieces are 3 and 6 years old and seemed to love this place. And yes, they do have an actual functioning hair salon for dolls.  So bizarre and creepy!  Being in this store made me mildly embarrassed to be an American (I'm only half joking). So really, I'd probably have given this place 5 stars, seeing as how much my girlfriend's nieces enjoyed this place.  However, I am knocking it down two stars, considering how t...

Submitted by: T G.

My daughter likes, but doesn't love her American Girl dolls. She LOVED the American Girl store. If you go plan to bring along your doll. We didn't and it would have been fun & inexpensi...

Submitted by: Jennifer E.

Great store, visited on July 3rd when it was pouring in NYC. My daughter was able to open the store. Which was so nice, since we had arrived earlier than planned and were standing out in the rain for an hour before store opening. We had reservations at the cafe for brunch, had no idea that you need to check in first and they give you a piece of paper that you hand over upon entering the cafe. Because I just walked in with everyone else and had to turn around, just to be handed a slip of paper that had a number written on it (head-shaking). My daughter was able to choose a doll, she choose Rebecca but poor Rebecca looked like she had seen better days. Her hair was a bit of a mess and pulled back in a pony tai...

Submitted by: Karen L.

I grew up reading American Girl books and whenever I visited the doll boutique downtown, I'd spend forever touching their beautiful perfectly apple red cheeks and lovingly stroking each of their outfits. I was never able to acquire an American Girl doll for myself though because I couldn't comprehend mail in orders and the doll boutique's prices were just too much for a little girl. That being said, I was extremely violently jealous of the little girls in this store who with one hand clutched the same beautiful dolls I once wanted so badly and with the other, dragged their mother or father to yet another outfit or accessory for their "baby". So cute. The clean cut, all pink and white store has two stories. T...

Submitted by: Robyn H.

The meal costs 26.00 a person. It includes a drink, appetizer, main course and dessert.  There are cinammon rolls waiting for you at the table. They are just okay. Your American girl doll gets her own chair and tea cup and saucer. Your napkin holders are pink ribbon ponytail holders you take home with you. The appetizer comes out in a lazy Susan and includes carrots, cerely and dip, sets of a cucumber, tomato and cheese held together by a toothpick, grapes, chicken salad in small pastries (pretty good) and artichoke spinach dip (excellent). There are several different choices to choose from for your main course that includes chicken strips, spaghetti and meatballs, a chicken dish, eggplant parmesean and a fe...

Submitted by: Tamiko B.

I don't know why so many people are disgusted by this store, as the consumerist aura they're whining about is the same or worse in many other types of products...but noooo, $100/month for an iphone or shelling out buck$ for the latest flat-screen TV, etc. is somehow OK and that this somehow isn't because it's about "toys". I've seen other dolls, made in China that are 18" and they DON'T measure up...sorry but it's true -side-by-side the AG dolls are much, much nicer -the hair, eyes and strung limbs of the American Girl dolls are a sign of better quality. While I agree that a $100 for a doll is a lot of money, if someone wants to buy a doll for their kid for that much or any of the accessories, why not? It's ...

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