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New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway
Roosevelt Center
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 474-5642


Monday: 11am-3pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 10:30am-8pm

Reservations are recommended on Friday and Saturday nights and for popular bands. Call (301) 474-5642 to book a table.

Contact Us

Free wifi
Ample free parking

Luscious Lebanese food and desserts, captivating live entertainment, and an intimate community atmosphere. Exhibitions by local artists, and a decent cup of coffee.

The New Deal Cafe is nestled in historic Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt. Take in a movie in the theater across the square, and join us for dinner afterward. Enjoy live music six nights a week! Sample our gourmet wine selection. Have a Turkish coffee and read your email using our free wifi internet access.

Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour from 6pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- $1 off beer and wine!

If you're coming from out of town, see our driving directions.

We want your feedback! Please send your comments and suggestions to our board of directors.

Rob Soley, the first Poetry Moment poet

Poetry Moment

Maryland and DC residents are invited to submit poems for our bimonthly Poetry Moment exhibit, posted in front of the cafe.

The new winner of the Poetry Moment competition is Merrill Leffler, poet laureate of Takoma Park, whose poem "What I Want of It (part 1)" is now on view in the poetry box outside the cafe.

Exhibit details »


Artwork by Jenny Chau Jenny Chau's exhibition at the cafe, starting on March 4, 2014, is all about medium partitions - ink+ink, colored pencil+ink, and pastel+chalk. The pieces fall into one of those three medium types and provide a good representation of where she has been and where she will go with her art. Doodles, for example, is a color pencil and ink piece that Chau recently finished, that started with 4 swirling lines and ended in an explosion of color, intrigue, and what-ifs.

2014 Greenbelt Green Man Festival Call for Entries: Visual Artists, Poets and Writers

All ages are invited to become part of the Green Man Festival, for a two month long The Green Man Exhibit of Creative Arts at the New Deal Cafe during May and June, 2014. Find out how to participate.

Artists — learn how to have your own exhibit!


Did you join us last night for the 75th Anniversary of Greenbelt Photo Show reception? If not, you missed great 1930 jazz by the Greg Meyer Jazz Trio and the awards ceremony! BIg congratulations to the winners: Cynthia Cummings, Nora Simon, Rich Renomeron, and Leslie Olsen!

Left to right: Barbara Simon, FONDCA President; Rich Renomeron, 3rd place; Nora Simon, 2nd place; Cynthia Cummings, lst place; Leslie Olsen, Honorable Mention; Diana Srnka, Honorable Menton; Julia Wade, Chair, Cafe Art Show Committee; Brendan Mattingly, judge. The awards were given by the 75th Anniversary of Greenbelt Committee. FONDCA sponsored the exhibit.

New Deal Cafe Voted Best Music Venue in DC


Listeners of WTOP FM chose the New Deal Cafe over larger venues like the 9:30 Club and The Birchmere as the top DC area music venue in WTOP's Best of Washington contest! The cafe would like to thank everyone who voted for us, favoring an intimate, casual, neighborhood gathering place.

Visit the ten 10 list to see winners in other categories.

See our full blog for older entries.

Full event calendar »

Featured Events

Saturday, April 19th at 8pm:

Zydeco Jed - an East Coast roots band blending many influences from rock, jazz, funk, grateful delta and more through original material and kind covers.

Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm:

Keir and the TBAs - a full delicious spectrum of eclectic covers from James Taylor to Jethro Tull, Radiohead to Townes Van Zant and beyond. Accompanied by several sirens of song, fiddle, uke and mandolin, this is a veritable smorgasbord of music that is not to be missed!


Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm:

Cajun Music Jam - bring your instruments and join us!

Thursday, April 24th at 7pm:

Songwriters' Association of Washington (S.A.W.) Open Mic with hosts Lynn Hollyfield and David Weaver!!


Browse our full event calendar to see what else is coming up!

Wine and Beer

Sample our international wine selection, featuring Tomaiolo Pinot Grigio from Italy, Louis Latour Chardonnay from France, and El Toqui Cabarnet Sauvignon from Chile.

We have a fabulous wine to go with every entree.

Kick back with one of our popular beers.

Happy Hour

Join us for happy hour from 6pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday -- $1 off any beer or wine glass.