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Academy Restaurant

Greek, Diner, American
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69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1444
+1 718-237-9326
05:45 - 19:30
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Milan, Italy
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great pancakes and good service, coffee is very well done, as an italian i really liked it, it's my daily breakfast location

Thank Redc965
Sanford, North Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's really a diner but so many diners in NYC call themselves "a restaurant". A great casual place to go to with friends. Breakfast is a winner.

Thank Bubbe B
Springfield, MO
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I visited this restaurant because it was the only breakfast joint in a 2 block radius that wasn't packed. Now, I understand why. I ordered take out and the guy at the register was extremely rude. It seemed like my friends and I were an inconvenience to him. We ordered pancakes, a ham/egg/cheese sandwich and a breakfast platter. It was... More 

Thank Rosie S
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180 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great Greek omelet and grits. Quick service on a busy Sunday morning. Old style NY corner restaurant/diner. Cheap eats!

Thank Candice C
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Went her for breakfast. Just what you would expect from a typical American Diner. Endless coffee and a great breakfast. I had eggs over easy, mushrooms, home fries and bacon and my friend had pancakes with bacon. Great value for money and would return again

Thank dtaorv
Brooklyn, New York
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

In the vanishing streetscape of Brooklyn as the Mom and Pop stores and Diners are being consumed by Developers and rapacious landlords, there stands a relic of the good old days when one could perch on a bar stool at the counter and have a sandwich and a soup. Such is the Academy Diner on Lafayette street steps from Both... More 

Thank paulieinBrooklyn
Forest Hills, New York
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483 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

I looked in vain for "lunch specials" on the menu. Maybe I missed them. I don't know. But I settled for the chicken souvlaki ($7.50), "Disco Fries" ($5) and a grape Snapple ($1.75). I would have liked a lamb souvlaki or gyro, but I only saw chicken. Maybe I missed that too. The waitress was an older Greek woman and... More 

Thank JamieNYC
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We love the staff and food of Academy. They serve standard diner fare with a few greek specialties. Too bad they aren't open for dinner or late-night. Fast delivery too.

1 Thank 7j5
Hartford CT
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2011

On a Saturday we took the bus to Manhattan but decided to take the Subway over to Brooklyn and hit the local flea markets. We did, and then we got hungry, so we walked back on Lafayette St. towards downtown thinking about where to have lunch. Across the street from us was the Academy Restaurant with a menu in the... More 

1 Thank dustyb46
Illinois City, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Loved this Diner and Maria the waitress, Thanks for great service

Thank Marie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Greek, Diner, American
Restaurant features
Open Hours
05:45 - 19:30
05:45 - 19:30
05:45 - 19:30
05:45 - 19:30
05:45 - 19:30
05:45 - 19:30
05:45 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1444
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-237-9326

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?