The Brickview Inn has been in continuous operation at Norwich Free Academy since 1990. Students named the restaurant for the view from the third floor corner of Bradlaw House where the restaurant was originally housed. 

A student-managed restaurant, The Brickview Inn is one of many examples of experiential learning at the Academy. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from October to May, the Brickview serves lunch to the campus and community. Students practice their culinary arts skills while learning leadership and business management skills in all of the many aspects of the food service industry. Student wait staff learn important customer service skills for success in a fast-paced service industry. 

Each week a different senior manages the restaurant. Responsibilities include planning the menu, creating a shopping list and ordering food, assigning tasks and jobs, and overseeing the production and execution of the menu. The food is seasonal and all items are fresh and created on site.


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursdays
Last seating in the dining room is 12:20 p.m.

Orders & Reservations

For reservations or to place a take-out or delivery order, please contact Janel O'Neil at 860-425-5724 by 10 a.m. on that day.

305 Broadway, Norwich CT 06360 | Phone: (860) 887.2505

Since 1856, Norwich Free Academy has adhered to the philosophy of its founder to "return to our hamlets and our homes its priceless freight of youthful minds, enriched by learning, developed by a liberal culture, refined by study of all that is beautiful in nature and art, and prepared for the highest usefulness and the purest happiness"

Founder, John P. Gulliver,
NFA Dedication Ceremony (1856)

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