Food & Drink

Dizzy’s On 5th Closing This Sunday

Dizzy’s on 5th, 230 5th Avenue at President Street (Photo by Pamela Wong/BKLYNER)

Popular diner and meeting spot Dizzy’s on 5th will be closing after service this Sunday, August 13.

“Stop by and have a bite and say goodbye to a favorite spot…” Park Slope Parents posted to their Facebook page yesterday announcing the closure.

Opened in 2012, the eatery has been a hub for a variety of meetups for baby groups, networking groups, #GetOrganizedBK meetings, and more. The 5th Avenue spot also has a performance space where jazz musicians and comedians regularly performed. It’s also a great place to have brunch and pancakes.

Dizzy’s owner, Matheo Pisciotta, confirmed today that Sunday will be the eatery’s last day. “Revenues are not exceeding costs,” he told BKLYNER.

Pisciotta said summer weekends at the 5th Avenue location used to be very busy, but now many families go away during the weekends and business has slowed.

“We appreciate everyone who has come in and patronized [Dizzy’s on 5th] but unfortunately it was not enough with the skyrocketing rents and fees,” he says.

Business at Dizzy’s original 9th Street location (511 9th Street at 8th Avenue) continues to be strong and that space will remain open. Pisciotta says the 9th Street restaurant is getting a facelift and the menu an update, so fans should continue to visit. He plans to throw a grand reopening celebration for the 20-year-old outpost in about a month or so.

Stop by Dizzy’s on 5th one last time this Sunday between 9am to 4pm and have a free glass of prosecco while saying goodbye.

This southwest corner of 5th and President Street has been rumored to be cursed for years, with a long string of restaurants coming and going prior to Dizzy’s including Comida Mercado Fresco, Playa, Lookout Hill, Biscuit BBQ, Night & Day, and Bibi’s, according to a 2012 Here’s Park Slope post. Before this succession of restaurants, the space was occupied by Ralph’s Dry Cleaners, whose owner died on the property.


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  1. I’m glad the 9th Street restaurant is getting a facelift. It seems to me that if the 5th Avenue Dizzy’s had had a facelift a year ago it would have had better luck attracting customers. The place inside was an eyesore. It’s sad to lose a performance space with food but I saw this coming all the way from 9th Street.


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