Brave New Restaurant

4.8
1660 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice private location away from hustle and bustle. Contained dining area that is not too large or too small.
The owner greeted us at the door and welcomed us. We were received timely and friendly service.
We would go back again, this is our second visit.
I recommend this restaurant!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great server! He was engaging and new every detail about every dish. Great recommendations and delicious food. I was a little disappointed in the decor but the view was gorgeous.

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EF
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This restaurant is located on the second floor of an office building overlooking the river. It was a bit too chilly to sit outside so we stayed in. I thought the food was ok.

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LH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere, service, prices and food were superb! Will return and tell others. Thank you for a wonderful evening. L. Hatley

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HP
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food as always was impeccable. I have eaten at this restaurant for several years and have never received a less than excellent meal. This was our 46th anniversary dinner and as is the normal case we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We started with wine and the wild mushroom tart. My wife ordered the free range half chicken stuffed with Boursin cheese which was unbelievable and may have changed her go to meal. I ordered the pork tenderloin after a hard decision. The pork was perfectly cooked, extremely tender, juicy and flavor rich. The whole-grain mustard sauce was exquisite. We finished our meal with their chocolate crème brûlée and coffee. Peter Brave stopped by our table as he does on most visits with all his dinner patrons. He is very interested in every comment about the meal and the service. Because of the size, my wife had a significant portion of her entree boxed to take home to enjoy later.

My wife and I cannot recommend Brave New Restaurant high enough. We always have a hard time deciding what to order because of their unique menu and the special items they have each visit. They take advantage of seasonally local available ingredients to create unique and creative items.

Noel K Hall

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BS
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always one of my favorite Little Rock restaurants! However, on Friday night the service from the kitchen was very slow. Our server made the best of it, but we were on the verge of leaving when our orders were finally brought to the table. Free desserts all around helped soothe the frustration of the lengthy wait for the entrees. First time I have experienced this sort of issue with Brave New. Hopefully just a fluke and not something that will be experienced again.

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VR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, walleye and filets, were wonderful. Our waiter, Cannon, was terrific.

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D
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Doesn't rest on its laurels. Finds new innovative menu items to infuse with the specialties.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner in every way. Great food, exceptional service and a personal visit from Peter Brave made it most exceptional. Best place in Little Rock for a fine dining experience.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go to Brave New Restaurant about once or twice a year for special occasions. We are always treated well. The food is always great with unique offerings. The staff is always courteous, and service is very timely; we never feel neglected. We also appreciate that the owner, Peter Brave, comes around at some point during the meal to briefly chat with the patrons and see how they enjoyed their meals. We also like that the back of the restaurant is basically all windows that allow natural light to fill the space and offer nice views of the Arkansas River.

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DS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our traditional spot for my wife’s birthday dinner. Everything was just great only to topped off by a nice piece of cheesecake with a candle in it. The only negative is that it is a royal pain to get in and out of. But once you’re in, it’s worth it.

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SQ
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining! Food was unique and delicious, wines exceptional as well as the view of the AR River.

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LL
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brave New is one of our favorite places in LR to eat. When it warms up go enjoy a river view on the deck.
I personally love Peter's fish dishes.

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SH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion. The fish is outstanding.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional quality and impeccable service! The view is lovely -even on a rainy day!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. Brave himself was chatting among the guests about his restaurant and food and it was a very fun experience. As a solo business traveler I felt very welcomed and comfortable. The walleye special is an absolute must! Highly recommend.

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JT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, and the service from Ben H was excellent. The best we’ve had since moving from DFW.

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AT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Peter delivers consistent great quality food. The ahi tuna and walleye were delicious!

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PO
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner! The scallops were outstanding! And my husband enjoyed meeting Peter Brave and taking a tour of the kitchen to see the coffee roasting. He roasts his own coffee beans at home so was really impressed to see how the “pros” do it!

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Attentive waiter. I will definitely return.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic! The view of the river was beautiful and the service was excellent.

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n
Little Rock
24 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. Beef Tenderloin, Scallops and Mahi mahi were amazing. The only reason I didn’t give all 5 stars was because there was a hair in one of our salads. They were of course prompt to provide another. We know things happen but was disappointing at such a fine establishment. We will return. Sorry no pics of how great the main courses were.

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was spectacular as usual. Peter Brave was circulating among the guests- making everyone feel special. Especially loved the selection of mini ice cream cones!

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcomed as a returning customer and was greeted by name and with a handshake. The food and service were both great!

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GB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal; great service. It will be our first choice every time we're in Little Rock.

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience!! Service was on point. Everything arrived with little time between courses. Didn’t have to hurry and finish one dish because the next one arrived too early. Didn’t have to wait for the next course after finishing the previous. All courses, appetizers, main dish and dessert were all delicious and very well prepared. Best salmon (pinenut encrusted) that I have ever had and I have eaten quite a bit of salmon. Scallops were seared perfectly and melted in your mouth!!
Perfect romantic night that we will talk about for a long time. Absolutely recommend to anyone wanting great food and excellent service!!! Will definitely return.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The veal and salmon were both delicious. Excellent desserts and prompt service without disturbing our conversation, will definitely be back. Don’t forget to have a cup of the house coffee.

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TP
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great. Peter brave is my favorite Chef of all time. My wife and I both had the Walleye, not cheap, worth it. Goat Cheese Mousse, great app.

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I was disappointed that I specifically requested a table with a view and was seated instead in a back room near the back wall. I don't generally make special requests.

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JI
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're in Little Rock, AR this is a restaurant you must eat at. Peter Brave is a wonderful chef and he always delivers a wonderful meal experience. There's a reason this fine dining establishment is approaching its 30 year mark. Go and find out for yourself.

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r
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a recent post-Valentine's Day/preconcert dinner. BNR is one of our favorite places to eat in the Riverdale part of the city. The setting is lovely overlooking the river and as it warms up you can sit outside (too hot in July/Aug though!). Service is always prompt, efficient and helpful. The salads are simple but delightful. Entrée selections range from a great pork tenderloin with a mustard to superb filet to Peter's signature dish-fresh walleye with a changing buerre blanc sauce. Save room for the crème Brule. Wine list is not extensive but varied. We had a great meal and ate the 3 courses non-rushed in 1 hour to get to James Taylor in time for Bonnie Rait!!

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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and great service.

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CH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brave New Restaurant is a fabulous place to eat. Wait staff is excellent and there was no scrimping on dood portions. We enjoyed our meal and were treated great!

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Valentine’s Night at Brave New Restaurant. The staff was incredibly busy but they didn’t keep us waiting long. The food was excellent! We look forward to eating here again soon!

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RG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked for Valentines Day from out of town...very nice and everything was delicious... nice touch: owner came out with tray of complimentary glasses of wine as reservations were running overtime...& (there were several couples waiting) smart dude!

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JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brave New Restaurant is our new Special Occasion restaurant. Food is excellent, moderately priced, and their Wait Staff is exceptional. The Owner/Chef Extaordinaire Peter Brave regularly greets his guests. I’ve recommended this great eatery to numerous friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the filet, the walleye and cheesecake. All were fantastic.

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J
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner date, and chef Peter Brave & staff never disappoint. Always excellent food, presentation, and service, along with a wonderful view of the river, this is my favorite venue for fine dining in Little Rock!

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NS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Valentines dinner! The duck breast and duck sausage was excellent. My wife said her pork tenderloin was good as well. The cheesecake with macerated blueberries was to die for! Our server Ben and Chef Brave were very gracious hosts. Thanks for a nice evening.

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JN
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to the Brave New Restaurant for a Valentine's Day treat. What a wonderful experience. We sat at a window overlooking a spectacular view of the Arkansas river. My wife has a gluten allergy so it's notable that our waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu options available and how they can be prepared. I highly recommend anyone that enjoys quality food and an intimate dining experience.

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