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New Deal Cafe

113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1802
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Ranked #5 of 52 Restaurants in Greenbelt
Cuisines: Lebanese
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the food at this restaurant! During good weather you can sit outside in the historic old Greenbelt Shopping Center center court area. Best falafel ever! This restaurant is Lebanese, but I only know it as hippie health food - and it's top notch. The creme brulee is to die for. This is also a great venue to sit and... More

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was happy when the New Deal Cafe switched over to Lebanese food, which isn't easy to find in PG County. The food is good, the service is fairly quick and friendly, and the prices reasonable. If you like live music or poetry, you can come for that, too. Conveniently located in Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center, right across from the P&G... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Stuck in the thick afternoon traffic on the Beltway, we decided to take a detour and try out some Lebanese food. It wasn’t an ordinary restaurant as it hosts pub quizzes, live jazz and local artists exhibitions. To top it all, it was a co-op. Food was healthy and tasty but I found the serving size of soup and lentil... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The staff asked if I knew their food and described all the portions to me, and I went for a platter of four choices. Some of these were salads and the hot food portions were also smallish, but everything was very tasty including the draft beer. There was a band playing rock classics with the singer even managing to sound... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

New Deal Cafe is located in the heart of Old Greenbelt, a public cooperative built in 1937 as pat of the (you guessed it) New Deal. The planned "green" town has changed little since then, and the Cafe perfectly captures its spirit. Patrons of other political persuasions are welcome. There is live music six nights a week, pub trivia once... More

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Greenbelt, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Not a large menu, but with tasty variety. Fave is the chocolate mousse. Their lentils and rice are delicious for vegans; add yogurt sauce on top if you're a vegetarian. There's food for the spicy and the mild with live music in a back room if you're interested. Karim and Maria are wonderful proprietors. You'll become a friend on your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner on a weekend trip with our grandson to Washington. The food was fantastic, and the staff could not have been more welcoming. The music was great, and if we had not had to get an 8 year old to bed, we would have stayed much longer. It was a bit of a challenge to find... More

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Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I grew up spoiled for choices in Dominican Republic where Lebanese Cuisine was concerned and while I have since learned to love and experience some of the other awesome Middle Eastern food in MD, I desperately missed Kibbeh (or Kipe in DR). These lovely little bulgur wheat croquettes filled with seasoned beef, raisins, and spices are sold here and THEY... More

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

WIth its casual atmosphere, delicious Middle-Eastern food, and reasonable prices, what's not to like? Meet a friend for a snack and conversation, enjoy brunch with family and friends, listen to live music, or grab a tasty, filling meal before a movie just across the courtyard.

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University Park, Maryland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is great place to go if you are also going out the the movies in the same location. The food is good and has a great variety of choices. The place is a bit funky but if you can look beyond that you will enjoy the food. Some evenings individuals come in to bang on the piano and this... More

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