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Brave New Restaurant
Brave New Restaurant
  • Address:
    2300 Cottondale Lane
    Suite 102
    Little Rock, AR 72202
    Neighborhood:
    Little Rock
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Brave New Restaurant Details

  • 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: Contemporary American, Seafood, 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 WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food is superb ! The atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant. Good service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Regular items and specials to keep you entertained."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant. We've not had a chance for lunch or brunch but look forward to doing so."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First class in food, service, and view! One of my favorite places in Little Rock. Wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Outside dining was great. This really is best filet mignon in town. The fish is always on par."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had an oustanding experience. The outdoor dining was perfect - clear skies and perfect temp with a breeze and no humidity. Sashimi grade tuna cooked to perfection - crisp on the outside and rare on the inside! Great waiter - not intrusive at all, but always seemed to appear with extra bread or water refill or to whisk away your empty plate at the right time. Could not have had a better experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The most consistent restaurant in Little Rock in regards to service, food quality, and value!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Can be difficult to find but worth it!! Delicious food!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "You have to try the heirloom tomatoes, and the smoked fish. Both are outstanding!!! Brave is one of the best in Little Rock, and certainly has the most scenic location of any little rock restaurant. Dine outside with a beautiful view of the Arkansas river. Delicious food, unusual food, beautiful view!! Try it!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Good food. Great taste. Pretty informal, in spite of the sophisticated fame it takes, which makes it nicer. Limited wine list."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I will start by saying that this is not my normal form of eatery so I don't have many experiences to compair against. With that said the food was prepared and presented very well. The staff were professional and friendly and didn't hover, though if they had been more attentive to the couple next to us it would have made our evening more enjoyable. As we were there for a special occasion I was hoping for a nice view - we were stuck in a back corner with no view. We were also surrounded by obnoxious patrons using inappropriate language, which further detracted from the evening. Though the food was well prepared, I was paying for the experience and it was far lacking. I'm not going to attempt to turn anyone away, but I've had my fill."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Visiting LR from Dallas, & chose this restaurant based on favorable reviews from Trip Advisor plus local confirmation. Tough to find location in business park on river. Chose to wait in bar for outdoor table & glad we did so. Views were terrific. Food was wonderful, service attentive without overbearing & wine list strong. Happy we went & would be delighted to return. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We'd been for dinner, previously, which was lovely, but rather expensive. Lunch was VERY affordable and delicious. A great option to keep in mind! I loved the grilled cheese with shrimp and bacon."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "First trip to Little Rock & I'm so glad I did my research. Loved this place! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went for our 5yr anniversary and was a bit disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "On arrival we were told that there was no seating available outside. instead we were seated at a table with no view while diners who came in after us with no reservations were seated with an outdoor view or even outside. We'll think twice before going back. Too many good restaurants in LR that give priority to reservations. Formerly one of our favorites."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time. Our waiter was very energetic and we loved him. He fit in with our group of ladies from work. We will return in the near future. The food was fabulous... Thanks for a great time."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Very nice dinner. Enjoyed the food and the ambiance."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Pricey (relatively), but worth it. Our table had the mushroom tart for appetizer, and it was lovely. Entrees of walleye, scallop, and duck were excellent - polished off with cheesecake (nothing too special, but after the meal I didn't care!) Would recommend for date nights, anniversary dinner, etc."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I am so glad I chose Brave New for my only evening in Little Rock. Everything was just as it should have been. Great service and great food. The 5 onion soup to start was everything I could have hoped for. A sea scallops special was so perfectly flavored and fresh. Then the chocolate crime brûlée was to die for. Bread (sour dough that evening) was freshly baked and hot. Yum. I loved it as did my dinner guest who had nut encrusted salmon and bragged about it all evening. Even the sides (carrots and a squash/zucchini mix) were special. The experience was just what Little Rock's finest restaurant should offer. Can't wait to return. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Brave New is always my "I want a great meal" place. Lunch on Tuesday was no exception. It was simple: quiche of the day and a house salad but the house salad was outstanding: fresh, wonderful and flavorful and the quiche great. My friend had the Walleye. I grew up on the Great Lakes and love Walleye - Peter's is outstanding. The price isn't cheap, but it's not expensive either. Its a great value for great quality food and good service. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Food and service top notch! A great Brave, Little Rock tradition!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had dinner here on the spur of the moment. Glad we did. Good food and friendly proper."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I heard rave reviews about Brave New Restaurant so our family decided to try it when celebrating a special event. It was good, no doubt about that, but I'm not sure if the ratings I heard about it had set me up for expectations that were too high, or if it was just simply a "good" restaurant and nothing more. The duck was rather chewy. My son ordered it, as he will ALWAYS order duck when he finds it on any menu - and he was just kind of "underwhelmed" with it, the strawberry shortcake was too dry (but the cream and sauce were fantastic), the squash on my plate with the fish was not seasoned (needed salt), and overall it was all just "okay". I tried a bit of quail from the person who sat next to me and I must say that was delicious! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Brave New is a very special place indeed. A culinary feast can be expected on every visit and they rarely disappoint. Our most recent visit on 4/30/14 was no exception. The best in Little Rock for years remains at the top of most any list but ours for certain."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "We sat on the patio with a great view of the river and downtown lights. I was very relaxing evening. The service was very good. My wife's salmon (lightly pine nut encrusted) was the best she's ever had. She ate the WHOLE filet, which is rare for her (she weighs 105lbs). I had a very nice piece of walleye. Although the restrooms were clean, they were public, which I typically don't like."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Brave New is not a trendy hot spot. But the food is high quality and dependable. The interior is stark, but the riverside deck has terrific views and heaters to keep you warm. Brave News strengths are their fish and their game dishes. Many of the appetizers are delicious, including the baked goat cheese, the mushroom tart, and the avocado half filled with shrimp. The dessert list is very limited with the occasional dessert special. The wine list is not adventurous, but there are some decent by the glass options."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Consistently outstanding food, service and ambiance made anniversary dinner wonderful. Thanks again, Peter Brave!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The food was boring and cold. All meals came withe same potato and vegetable. Those who had the salads said they were good. Definitely would not go again. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Would like to see an increase in options for your red wines by the glass, particularly your Cabs...... (- ;"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The restaurant had a very comfortable atmosphere and an attractive outdoor dining space, weather permitting. The fish was delicious, as was the house salad. The staff were helpful and seemed happy to have us there."
    Dined on 4/10/2014