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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

Tuesday, March 26th at 7pm:
New Deal Open Mic with Michael McTrouserpants - sign-ups begin at 6:30 pm. Performers will typically have 3 songs or fifteen minutes on the stage.

Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm:
The Campfire Sessions - a monthly "listening room" showcasing local songwriters with something to say. Brief Q&A follows each performance. Get to know the songwriters, get to know the songs!!!

Full event calendar »

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

February and March 2019
Paul Downs has created a style of art using sticks, twigs and other found natural items that is one-of-a-kind. Instead of using charcoal or paint he renders his designs of animals, nature scenes and Native Americans using local found materials as the medium for his artistic creations. "My palette is the white oak, the wild black cherry, tulip poplar, pine, sassafras, red twig dogwood and maple sticks," Downs said. See more pictures of Paul's art in the exhibit details.


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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