Brave New Restaurant
Brave New Restaurant

Brave New Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bravenewrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 501-663-2677x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Brave
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Riverfront Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking lot in front of the building.
A word from Brave New Restaurant
A casual, warm environment, delicious food and excellent service at a reasonable cost. It is our goal to have every meal be a celebration of food and to always keep an edge of new in our work.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Brave New Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (93)great for outdoor dining (78)special occasion (77)fit for foodies (65)romantic (50)neighborhood gem (40)good for groups (26)notable wine list (24)great for lunch (22)hot spot (14)late-night find (8)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A very good out of the way dining experience, for which they need better signage. The office/corporate park setting makes ambience a challenge, but the food -- including cocktails -- and service were very good. Some of the entree prices (high 20s/low 30s) were a tad high for the value in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Pinkie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Brave is always consistently great food service and Peter checking each diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent.
    EnjoyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The food options were wonderful and inviting as well as unique. It was recommended to us by local shuttle drivers and they were right. The staff was very atentive and
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Searchingforgems
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was excellent! Service as well. The venue was a little off-putting, but not distractingly so....all-in-all, a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best bet in Little Rock
    Kate
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brave New Restaurant has the best food and service on a consistent basis over many years. I always take out of town guests there because I know it's going to be a great meal every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    RobRobRob
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of my favorites. Great food and wonderful service. Can be loud with a packed house. Weather didn't permit outdoor sitting, but one of my favorite outdoor settings with amazing view of the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bob
    bobby
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    great restaurant in Little Rock....but hard to find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Food and Best Creme Brûlée
    Luvgreateat
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I put Peter Brave in the same class as Alice Waters, Mark Miller and other great chefs. The food is always delicious, service is incredible, you always have the best bread, the view is lovely. I have traveled all over the world and no one can beat BNR's chocolate creme brûlée for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time on a Monday night
    happy
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My friends and I had a great time and a lovely meal at Brave New. Our dishes included Tuna, Steak and Walleye Pike - and we all agreed that our meals were delicious! The Martinis were perfect and the there was a nice wine list that was reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beebe
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Consistently good food. Particularly good if you are a fan of fish.The scenic view is enjoyed by dining outdoors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday girl
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My friend and I went to Brave New to celebrate our birthdays, and we couldn't have had a nicer time. The lovely view, fantastic food, an unobtrusive but attentive waitress, and a visit by Chef Peter made us feel special without feeling smothered. There were people around us but I never felt like they were part of our evening, which is not always the case at other area restaurants. And there was even a bunny rabbit and two cardinals feeding nearby to start the evening sunset experience on the deck. Can't remember the last time I had such tasty scallops...and the chocolate creme brulee was perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Though a bit out of the way, Brave New is a special local treat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sabrooks84
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The goat cheese app was good. The mixed grill we did not really like. It seemed like the grill needed to be cleaned bc the beef medallion grill marks tasted awful. The pork was just ok. The best part of it was the quail. The bread is actually quite good. The waiter was nice but talked way to fast.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistently Excellent
    Arklaw48VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I recently had lunch on the patio on a beautiful fall day and ordered the avocado crab salad which was fresh and delicious. It was a perfect lunch! I highly recommend Brave New Restaurant for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HallFamily
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My teenage daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful night out together at Brave. Dinner was absolutely perfect - everything from the Heirloom Tomato Appetizer to the Alaskan Halibut special and our server (Randy P.) added just the right touch! We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food here is top notch, we hardly go wrong going with their daily special. The view is beautiful, but could be enhanced with some tree trimming. You wouldn't know this restaurant was here if you weren't told. It's in an office building and bc of this the decor and ambiance slightly suffers. I could see the restaurant in an old downtown renovated building doing much better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our evening!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My favorite dinner ever at Brave New! Peter Brave is a wonderful chef!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peter never disappoints!
    Carol
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Brave New is always delicious! I entertained 5 guests from Milwaukee. They could not stop bragging in the food, service, and atmosphere! They especially thought it was nice for Peter to stop by the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite
    2TonCrain
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been here twice now and have walked away smiling both times. Inside can be a little noisy but the balcony is excellent at night. Great wine list, the bartender can make any mixed drink, and the food is beyond outstanding. I highly recommend the sushi grade Ahi Tuna or the pine nuts crusted Salmon. Unfortunately I have not tried the rest. On top of the great food and atmosphere, the service is outstanding. And, to top it off, the owner came to my table both times I was there to make sure everything was okay. That really sealed the deal for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food at Brave New is consistently good and the view from the balcony cannot be beat in Little Rock.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    Joshp
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The location is a little weird - It is sort of hidden in an office building. But the food and view of the river is amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • didn't live up to my expectations
    coupleoflovers
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I spent a lot of time tying to pick out a nice restaurant to take my boyfriend to for his birthday. We just moved here from New Orleans and were hoping to enjoy a nice dinner. First of all, we walked in and I immediately felt overdressed. There were families, kids playing on their iPods, no table cloths. Definitely not the intimate evening I had anticipated. We ordered drinks. I got a Cosmo. Terrible. Just all around cheap ingredients. Maybe it's just me, but when I'm at a nice restaurant I don't expect to be served a nasty well vodka. I should have asked what it was. The camembert appetizer was nice, along with the onion soup. But we were disappointed with the entrees, especially the $30+ steak. Overall, $100+ bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brave a-OK
    Arpenguy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    A treasure in Little Rock. Menu is superb. Add the specials and you have a gem of a dining place. Great view of the AR River. Superlative wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AtlGigi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Because we thought "Brave New Restaurant" was kind of a hokey name, we almost didn't go there for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The reviews were what made us decide to try it, and we are so glad we did! It was outstanding... We were seated at a table outside and it was almost like being in a movie. The service was excellent and the food even better. Living in Atlanta, we have been to some wonderful restaurants, but none surpass our experience here. Highly, highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lovely setting, excellent service, consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food never disappoints!
    RandJ
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was awesome - heirloom tomatoes appetizer yummy. Walleye back - mouthwatering! Scallops wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    demonlady
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had the pinenut encrusted salmon and duck on duck and they were both great. The appetizer was shrimp and avocado. Wasn't sure about this one and then I wanted more. It was great combination! Finally, chocolate creme brulee and it was to die for. I'm not a creme brulee person, but this was so great, I ordered another to go. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    AlexLA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The restaurant is a little bit difficult to find, but it is absolutely worth the effort to find it!!! The staff is very attentive and the owner is very proud (and should be) on his creation. We had some fresh smoked fish as appetizer. The fish tasted great and they told us that they do smoke the fresh fish themselves. My wife had a salmon diner salad which was huge and very tasty with different cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. I could not choose between the appealing sounding options so I decided on a mixed grill. I am glad I did the meats were beef, game sausage, quail, and pork. All four meats were prepared to perfection with all kinds of flavors. We shared a chocolate creme brulee, which is a must at this restaurant. Exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first try...
    ChoiceDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My first time at Brave and although strangely hidden in an office building its a great restaurant with fresh food, nightly specials and great ambience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints!
    cajunpeggyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Pecan-crusted grouper and sesame-crusted tuna were wonderful! This place is one of the best in Little Rock for value and food quality. Very consistent. Peter Brave always circulates around the dining room several times each evening. A nice personal touch! He changes a dish just by changing the flavor of the beurre blanc sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lauslovetoeat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    As always brave New Restaurant delivered a wonderful experience! Fabulous food,great service , and a great atmosphere! Have never been disappointed there, and this time was no exception!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So nice I ate there twice
    BeachClubBumVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While traveling to Texas from Tennessee, my husband I used Open Table to find a restaurant for dinner. Brave New Restaurant was a few minutes off the interstate and good reviews. We had the Heirloom Tomato Appetizer and the Duck 2 Ways entree. The Appetizer was delicious and the Duck was cooked perfectly. The Duck sausage was delicious and a little sweet. We had the glaze served on the side. I didn't like it very much, but I am picky about foods that are made with any kind of sugar. We ate at Brave New Restaurant again on our return home. We ordered the same dish and it was consistent with the first dinner. We will stop in again when in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best in Little Rock
    chefwannab
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you are looking for a restaurant with great food. excellent service, and a great patio view, then Brave New Restaurant is the place. Be sure to check out the Walleye when offered as a special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gluten free
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our table was waiting for us, the Host was helpful, and the waiter was attentive without being obtrusive. Everyone seemed to enjoy their lunch and the atmosphere was pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Difficult to Find, But So Worth It!
    cyw27
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lovely dinner menu for both hearty and lighter food. We both had entree salads which were HUGE and easily split between 2!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom
    TomF
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Superb dining experience. The veal and the scallops were excellent. Can't wait for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    rhmartinVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Finding this wonderful spot is part of the fun, I guess, but once we did, on a lovely August evening, sitting on a deck overlooking the Arkansas River, watching hummingbirds feeding (one of whom buzzed wife's Cosmo -- they are attracted to pink), and listening to a mourning doves' serenade as the sun set, place this evening high among our very favorite all-time dining experiences. Perfectly prepared walleye with a buerre blanc sauce was a life-list entree, as well, and our server was outstanding. Couldn't be better. Bravissimo, Brave New World.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice for Dinner
    HungryDiner
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Tried this restaurant by chance for an Anniversary dinner. Wanted to spoil my wife and was not disappointed. We had the heirloom tomato medley for a starter which was excellent. I had the pork tenderloin and my wife had the Tilapia. Both were very good. Service was outstanding, food was very good and the overall experience was very pleasurable. Only one minor negative note - the restaurant is not well marked and difficult to find but well worth it. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've ways had a great experience,!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have always had a great experience, when dining here and always look forward to it. The scallops are always one of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    JTG1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The dining experience at brave new was wonderful!! The atmosphere was great, the staff pleasant and attentive, and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.