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

Photo of falafel sandwich

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. Coming from out of town? See our driving directions.

Happy Hour

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

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 14th at 10:30am:

Deaf Brunch: Deaf and hearing people socialize together using sign language. Newcomers welcome! Visit us on Facebook. Interested in learning sign language?

Sunday, February 14th at 11:30am:

Not2Cool Jazz Trio Brunch

Sunday, February 14th at 5pm:

The Nighthawks - mixing blues, R&B, honky-tonk country, doo-wop, gospel and rockabilly into one delicious stew, this D.C. legendary band graces the stage at The New Deal for a night to remember!! Reservations suggested.

Monday, February 15th at 7pm:

Reel and Meal at the New Deal: The House I Live In exposes the overuse of incarceration in the U.S. criminal justice system, telling the stories of many on the front lines of the longstanding U.S."war on drugs" -- officers, judges, inmates and their families. More information and dinner plans!
Poetry Moment

Maryland, Washington D.C. and metro Virginia residents are invited to submit poems for our bimonthly Poetry Moment exhibit, posted in front of the cafe.

The Poetry Moment project is sponsored by the Friends of New Deal Cafe (FONDCA), with support from the City of Greenbelt. For more information contact Leeann Irwin at or call (310) 801-9922.

January - February 2016

Art by Chrissy Wilkin

On display January 11th through February 29th, graphic art by Chrissy Wilkin in the back room and wearable fiber art by Russ Little in the front. A public reception for this exhibit will be held on Sunday, February 7, from 3pm to 5pm.

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.