Four years ago, because of a ton of Chowhound recommendations, we discovered Waterfalls Cafe in Brooklyn. It's a Middle Eastern restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, almost at the Cobble Hill/Brooklyn Heights end of Atlantic Avenue near the East River.
Waterfalls is still fantastic. We LOVE Middle Eastern food, having been to the region itself many times. Waterfalls is the most authentic in New York by far, kind of like never really having had great Italian food until you've been to Italy. Waterfalls has the freshest ingredients and ridiculously cheap prices -- almost nothing is more than 10 bucks and most sandwiches run around 5 or 6 bucks.
The only slight flaw, and now corrected, in what has been PERFECT Middle Eastern food: Waterfalls, until a couple of months ago, used the commercial Pita Bread almost every other Middle Eastern restaurant in New York uses. But Waterfalls just got a bread-making stove and makes its own, piping out, fluffy fresh pita that is to die for.
We haven't seen Waterfalls postings here of late, and we love this restaurant so much that we want it to do well. And you will love Waffa, Sam, Sam and Samira - they treat everyone like family and we love 'em.
A ton of food, great food, and a warm, at-home family feeling -- folks, we gotta keep this restaurant going! It's not like this part of Brooklyn is a Chowhounder's dream.