Slope’s Finer Diner, Dizzy’s, Now Open on 5th Ave


A reader sent in the visual evidence above showing Dizzy’s, the Park Slope diner that has been on 9th Street for more than a decade, has opened its second location in the neighborhood, at the corner of 5th Avenue and President. This particular location is known as “cursed” for restaurants, with several having come and gone over the past five or six years, but we’re hoping that Dizzy’s breaks the streak!
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  • if dizzy’s does not survive on this corner, there really is a curse on this spot.

  • Love Dizzy’s. During my early years here, my only Park Slope “restaurant”! That surely has changed, but I ate here again recently and it’s still good. Best of luck to them!

  • The Dizzy’s on 9th is one of the best diner’s I have ever been to. This coming from a prospect heights guy that has Tom’s a block away. If they took over “the usual” on vanderbilt I would do freaking cart wheals down flatbush ave.

  • Oh, how I miss their strawberry butter. And their porkchops and eggs.
    Ditto if they can’t make it there, noone can.

  • I ate at Dizzy’s a couple of times over the years, loved brunch both times, and I wish them much success. This new location on 5th Ave, though, is in an area with so many food options. On 8th Ave they have little competition, at least not on the avenue.

  • I ate at Dizzy’s a couple of times over the years, loved brunch both times, and I wish them much success. This new location on 5th Ave, though, is in an area with so many food options. On 8th Ave they have little competition, at least not on the avenue.

  • Wow, where to begin? Well let me start by saying that corner must be cursed and the diner on 4th and Union has absolutely nothing to worry about in terms of competition from Dizzy’s. Now, granted today maybe the first official opening, so I’ll excuse the horrible service and the ridiculous head wear on all the servers, who are more concerned with checking themselves out in the mirror than serving you anything. But then there’s the food- How do you screw up a BLT? Well if you’re Dizzys you put together 2 slices of tasteless and questionably fresh sour dough bread along with some bacon the consistency of shoe leather and the taste of salted cardboard, and 2 meager slices of tomato. The bacon was so bad that I didn’t mind the fact that there was actually hardly any in there at all to begin with. Next, you take 25 minutes to bring it out, where it then arrives luke warm along with a smattering of cold french fries, and some supermarket deli counter coleslaw- And there folks you have it. I was really looking forward to having this place in the neighborhood but I’ll be sticking to a regular diner that knows how to make a sandwich, brings it out quickly and at 1/2 the price. Stroller moms will love the space, anyone else would do their best to avoid this like the plague. Cursed corner indeed.

  • once again i must be in the minority because i thought dizzys never lived up to the price. if this spot is cursed, i hope if anything it gets them to up their game.

    I sure hope their food handling is better than the other location.

    • what’s wrong with their food handling on 9th st? just curious.

      • they racked up quite a string of violations over the past year, and all of a sudden pull an A out of nowhere. i don’t buy it, and the place seems kind of grimy to me the last couple years.

      • they racked up quite a string of violations over the past year, and all of a sudden pull an A out of nowhere. i don’t buy it, and the place seems kind of grimy to me the last couple years.

        • Wouldn’t the string of violations make them get their act together? Doesn’t seem far fetched that they’d get an A after all the violations.

        • slopemope,

          Matt & Ben here, the owners of Dizzys (the actual people you are writing about).

          We take sanitation and food handling very seriously. We got an A because we got an A, not for any conspiratorial reasons, and despite the cramped (you call it “grimy”) feel of the place. We would be glad to talk to you in more detail about it if you want all the gory details of life with the NYC Health Department (imagine the post office only angrier). As you might guess, it is not the easiest thing to be on point with food, service, delivery, etc, 7 days a week 14 hours a day, and then to also have to try to respond to rumors posted online. If you have comments about us, we would be glad to talk to you in person. Ben cell: 718-812-7589. Matt Cell 718-812-7851.

  • Anyone who owns a business knows that the first days your business opens, you are working out a lot of kinks. It’s really not a big deal. You work out the kinks and hopefully grow a thriving business.

    Dizzy’s uses quality foods -Hudson Valley milk, natural ground meat and organic eggs. Their prices make sense to me. I had a fantastic breakfast today -corned beef hash and eggs- and will definitely be there for some late night comfort food.

    Congrats and best of luck!

    -a fan from 9th st.