Brave New Restaurant
Brave New Restaurant

Brave New Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bravenewrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 501-663-2677
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - 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 (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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Brave New Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (85)special occasion (73)great for outdoor dining (64)fit for foodies (55)romantic (50)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (25)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (17)hot spot (10)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Lovely setting, excellent service, consistently good food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
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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
    • Food
    • 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
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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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    rhmartin
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Restaurant
    fussydiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Visiting Arkansas for the first time, we took a family member out for his birthday. This restaurant was just right for that occasion. Each guest more than enjoyed his dinner from the shrimp appetizer, hot pumpernickel rolls, plump scallop, duck and mixed grill entrees to a chocolate cake dessert (complete with birthday candle,but no fanfare). The evening was a lovely success.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    happy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was excellent from the appetizer of heirloom tomatoes to the main course to the dessert! The service was also top notch. It was a very pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Disappointeddiners
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were very disappointed with the dining at Brave New Restaurant. Felt we wasted our hard earned money on an overpriced average meal. Wished we had gone to Olive Garden instead. So sorry for this review, don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but we wanted to be honest because you asked us.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dining experienc
    bnwrr1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Nice ambiance, great service, excellent food and wine, and easy to make conversaton wit friends at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place to celebrate
    NewFavorite
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This is our traditional anniversary dinner place...and this year did not disappoint! Always lovely view and excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    drfrn40
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love dining at Brave New! Although there are several great places to dine in Little Rock, we return to Brave New because we always get consistently great food and service. It was our 28th anniversary and we were able to eat outside, enjoyed a wonderful dinner of pork tenderloin and walleye and finished it off with a chocolate creme brulee! Exquisite!
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistent
    Chuckroast
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Brave New is an outstanding restaurant with consistent service, food, and ambience. No surprises. You can depend on each dish being superbly prepared and served fresh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A PLACE TO TRY, GREAT FOOD
    BIRTHDAY
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    If you're looking for a romantic setting and table-lit candles, you're headed to the wrong place. The ambiance is nothing special. But if you're looking for great food at reasonable prices, it's the place for you. Even the location is unusual. There was a little confusion when we checked in, but it was quickly resolved. The service was adequate, but very average. The wine list has good wines at reasonable prices. The menu is also different from most restaurants in the Little Rock area, but everything was delicious. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    Teacher
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our dining experience was wonderful! Food was excellent and the service is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Zielatlast
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was just too dang good. Fish so fresh...it was probably backstroking just the day before. I have been several times and really appreciate the persistent excellence. The restaurant was full...amazing when you consider you have to be going there to be going there..you know? If I wasn't on call...I would go back again tonite. The desserts(home made fancy fancy ice-cream and creme brulet) were outstanding. Service and pace of the meal..presentations were soooo professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ArkansasFoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Paul Brave knows what he is doing. This restaurant is a gem among Little Rock establishments, and is well worth your time. Do be prepared to follow precise instructions from your GPS, and it really is out of the way, located in a residential and office condo on the riverfront with minimal signage. The food preparation was amazing, and the pairings of entrée with side dishes is unusual. Chef Paul visited just about every table personally during our time there, and described how he had spent the morning picking fresh blueberries in Lonoke County for our desert. The view is awesome from the terrace, and the service is excellent. It's great if you can find it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in town
    ron504VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is always the best steak in town. Doesn't matter what cut. Always tender and cooked to perfection. The same is true of the fish. Outdoor dining is great especially with the milder weather this season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Home Grown Excellence
    nrgini
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Brave New Restaurant has been in business for 23 for a reason (many reasons, actually). My favorite dish is fish (walleye pike) and I love the local sourcing for the veggies (Arkansas tomatoes can't be beat)!! We love to snag an outside table on a nice night with the river flowing by and a view of downtown. Perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration dinner...
    debberoop
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We enjoyed a celebration dinner here with our family. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We indulged ourselves with dessert and it was a great way to cap off our special celebration dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bon appetite !
    Scotluvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food is superb ! The atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    Jon2564
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fantastic food! Our waiter suggested Walleye which was not listed on the menu and it was just wonderful. Our food arrived timely and our waiter was very friendly not too pushy and kept our glasses filled. Absolutely no cons in our visit. Just a great restaurant and a place we felt welcome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary
    bigfoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nothing but great meals and experiences at BNR. Great service and a wonderful meal. The patio is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • spdining
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The menu selection is very good - lots of choices. Scallops were fantastic as well as the walleye. Mixed Grill is a favorite; but be hungry. It is a lot of food for the beef lover. Veggies are fresh. Wine list is nice; not overwhelming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great variety
    snuffaluffagus
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Regular items and specials to keep you entertained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant
    bestbyfar
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our favorite restaurant. We've not had a chance for lunch or brunch but look forward to doing so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence Across the Board
    Mdg0208
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    First class in food, service, and view! One of my favorite places in Little Rock. Wonderful dining experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clay
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We always look forward to the exceptional menu, such as the walleye that we haven't had in a long time. The dessert, as always, was delightful and beautifully presented. Our server was kind and attentive to our celebrating our 56th anniversary. We will certainly be back as soon as we can schedule another trip to Little Rock.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambience
    rzrback4
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was my first time dining at this restaurant and WOW is all I can say! I made reservations for my dad's birthday and it was such a great experience from the amazing food, service, and setting. We sat outside, which is very peaceful (great river views!). I cannot emphasize enough how good the food was, as well as the service! Some of the food we ordered included: appetizers: Heirloom tomato caprese salad, smoked salmon; Entrees: Sesame crusted tuna, scallops, walleye (each fish was cooked perfectly), all accompanied by a great side salad and veggies. Top notch. Also, very reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.