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“great neighborhood spot” 5 of 5 stars
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Academy Restaurant
69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1444
718-237-9326
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Ranked #1,912 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“great neighborhood spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 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.

Visited November 2011
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Hartford CT
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“Fun, Friendly and Won't Break the Bank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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 window. The prices looked good and the restaurant appeared to be full so we walked in.
This seems to be a place that the neighborhood folks like. There were parents with their kids, the local folk chatting with the waitresses; a great atmosphere.
The friendly waitress took our order. The drinks and our meals were delivered quickly! The food was good and we really enjoyed it. We were not treated like sightseers from CT but like folks who might have lived down the block.
The next time we're in downtown Brooklyn do you think we'll go back there? You bet we will!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Love great Diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

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

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I love great diners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

I love great diners

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“I had a poor excuse for...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

I had a poor excuse for a hamburger here once. But in an area quickly gentrifying, it is nice to find a diner with very affordable prices.

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