New Deal Cafe wins award from The Washington City Paper’s “Best of D.C. 2019 – Readers’ Pick” for “Best Place To Experience Local Music”!!!

The New Deal Cafe serves an accessible, plant-based, Italian-American MENU that nurtures the environment, animals, and our health.

We have live music nearly every night of the week and feature monthly exhibits by local artists.


Enjoy live music six nights a week in an intimate community atmosphere.

Open Mic every Tuesday from 7 to 10pm!!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 23rd at 2pm:
Jazz Jam - come on out and enjoy an afternoon of jazz with an ensemble of some of the finest musicians in the DMV region.

Saturday, November 23rd at 8:30pm:
Billy Coulter Band - drawing on influences as varied as Bob Dylan, Creedence and Johnny Cash to The Black Crowes and Squeeze, mutiple WAMMIE-winner, Billy Coulter, brings his band to The New Deal for a night of inspired, organic and original music that blurs the line between Roots Rock and Power Pop.

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Beer & Wine

Enjoy our rotating selections of micro-brewed draft beer, bottled beer & international wine!

Happy Hour is 4pm to 7pm Tuesday through Friday!

Art on the Walls

November-December 2019

Paul Downs

Paul Downs brings his much loved stick art to the New Deal Café with beautiful renditions of animals and birds and even amphibians.  See his latest stick sculptures of a Maine loon, a diving falcon, a fox, a bat, owls and frogs.  In addition you find yourself yearning to sit under a big oak tree or heading out on a canoe trip, perhaps to harvest some pumpkins.  Downs creates all of these using local found materials including white oak, wild black cherry, tulip poplar, pine, sassafras, red twig dogwood and maple sticks.  For nearly 35 years he has honed his skill down a trail no one else has ventured. His artistic expressions range from the power of wing-stretched soaring owls to a delicate frog leaping into the air to an enshrined note of Joy, Love, or Peace. He brings the viewer into a world of color and design and seemingly gravity-defying wall-hung sculptures that will delight and amaze – while at the same time bringing the peacefulness one would gain from a walk in the woods.


Love the cafe? Now you can wear it! Our Zazzle shop is stocked with shirts and onesies, drink coasters, notebooks, cards, and wrapping paper sporting the classic New Deal Cafe logo!


Nestled in historic Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt, the New Deal Cafe is the perfect spot to catch up friends or watch the world wander by. Coming from out of town? See our driving directions.


We suggest reservations on weekends after 6pm. To help us keep bringing you great music and live events, please take note: reservations are for customers intending to order a meal, are accepted until 8:30pm, and are held for twenty minutes. Reservations may not be confirmed until the next day. Same-day reservations are taken by phone only. Questions? Call (301) 474-5642.
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