Neighborhood Crawl: Where to Eat and Drink on 5th Avenue in Park Slope


When we were growing up in Park Slope (oh so long ago), Fifth Avenue was a somewhat frightening no-mans land — populated by a decrepit supermarket with rancid meat case odor on one end and a discount school supply store and rundown Mandee’s on the other. Seventh Avenue was where it was at when it came to fine dining — at meaning Smilings Pizzeria, the Grand Canyon Diner, and chicken quesadillas from the Santa Fe Grill off of Lincoln Place.

Oh how times have changed. And while the stroller-derby Slope may never have the gritty cache of, say, Van Brunt Street in Red Hook or Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Fifth Avenue is nevertheless chock-a-block with destination dining options. That’s why it’s next on our list of drink-to-dessert neighborhood mini crawls, where we tackle one gastronomically blessed BK block at a time by spreading the love — and your dollars — among some of the tastiest restaurants within them.


  1. on point of describing old park slope. ah, the good ol’ days.

    PS. I’ve only tried Aperitivo on that 5th ave crawl. One of the tastiest and booziest brunches I ever had.

  2. The good old days indeed….I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much had I been a food writer back in the ’80’s, but crummy nasty Park Slope is the height of nostalgia for me!

    Chip Shop is tasty but pretty stand alone…I wouldn’t want to crawl anywhere but back to bed after eating an order of fish and chips and a deep fried Mars bar.

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