Brave New Restaurant

4.8
1701 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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Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This hidden gem in Little Rock outstanding! We have been here 3 times and it is consistently good . It is our just go to restaurant in Little Rick

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Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was also excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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CH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Love the location. Peter is always very accommodating.

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MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fresh scallops and walleye..and finished with the best chocolate cream brûlée. Great way to celebrate your birthday

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect date night! Lovely, quiet location ( a little hard to find). The avacado shrimp appetizer was fabulous.

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LJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of our two favorites in Little Rock and always our first choice for my partner's birthday dinner. It must be a favorite with a great many others as the two tables nearest us were also celebrating birthdays! Always good food in a lovely atmosphere. Be sure to ask for an outside table if the weather allows.

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PF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time my coworkers come from out of state, this is my go to place to show them Arkansas. Never fails to impress! Food is outstanding and the wait staff are superb

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VT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My salad had a very salty dressing (side salad) which I chose not to eat because of my diet restrictions. Perhaps I should have asked- but I’ve dined here 25 times or more in last few year and never experienced salt overload.

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Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brave New Restaurant is my go-to eatery for out-of-town visitors or guests who haven't been there yet, and they are always favorably impressed. The bread is great, the walleye wonderful, other entrees just as well prepared and attractively presented, I like the fact that the salad is included in the price of the entree, and the chocolate creme brulee is to die for! A good wine list and impeccable service round out the picture. In warm weather you can sit outside on the balcony and watch the hummingbirds and other feathered friends—once we saw a bald eagle swoop down on the river, catch a fish, and eat it sitting on the sandbar right in front of us. Five stars!

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N
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coffee is amazing. Food was great. Chef actually came out to talk to customers to ask about food.
Very high end clientele.
Very nice.

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JH
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our usual table.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While visiting Little Rock we enjoyed an exemplary dinner at Brave New Restaurant. Appetizers, salads, entrees, desert & beverages were delicious and presented beautifully. Our server answered all questions well and offered insight about each course. Dining riverside was lovely despite rainy weather. If you live in Little Rock area or travel through, don’t miss the opportunity to dine here.

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Jackson Hole
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The waitstaff was attentive and responsive.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with a super service attendant; every waiter seemed to address the needs of all who were being served—-it felt somehow like family! As an added attraction, the view of the river was spectacular!

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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and excellent service

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Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great!!

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SJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So pleased with this unassuming gem of a restaurant located in an obscure office like building. The food was well prepared and promptly presented. Great service by all. They really made us feel welcome and appreciated. The scallops were some of the best I've ever eaten. The chocolate creme brulee was perfect. Lovely patio with view of the river. Will definitely visit again.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this restaurant . It’s my one of my “for sure” stops when in town. Their coffee ....... yum!

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BK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a pleasant evening. Great service, attentive and offered great advise.
The deck was perfect for a nice spring evening. Sounds of nature around you.
Food excellent. We enjoyed the Scallops, Salmon and Filet.

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MI
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and attentive. Views were excellent! Food was perfect! The chef even came out to check on us!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Service was first class and the food presentation and dining experience was phenomenal.

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have gone to Brave New for many years. The food, staff, and service are always great.

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K
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brave New never disappoints with the quality of their food and service! My absolute favorite destination for business lunches or any other time for that matter! FYI, their new in-house roasted coffee is excellent. Smooth and creamy as Blue Mountain coffee from Jamaica.

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RB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, as always!

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress & food were exceptional. The moon rose over Arkansas River! The BEST!!!

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BA
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Little Rock, Arkansas visiting our son. Coming from a food center city we left our expectations home. What a pleasant surprise! This is a beautiful and gracious place on the water with attentive but not stuffy service, and excellent food. The focus in definitely on food quality here; presentation is simple with generous portions. The owner visited our table and shared with us where many of the foods on our plate originated. He wore coveralls and a grand smile! The place is perfect for special occasions or just a safe bet for a good dinner out.

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Little Rock
91 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The beef tenderloin was cooked properly. The asparagus and broiled tomato were rather woody/chewy.

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CG
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lunch meeting with colleagues. Reservation asked for a quiet table out of the way. They gave us exactly what we asked for. Wasn’t really necessary, because the whole restaurant was pretty quiet. Love the food, the staff and the whole experience.

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Little Rock
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend visiting from New Orleans. Dinner was delicious. You have to try the goat cheese mousse appetizer.AMAZING!

We sat outside and had a beautiful view of the river ! The owner even stopped by to say hi;).

Will definitely be back !

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RO
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

THE RESERVATION SYSTEM WAS VERY EASY TO USE. WE HAD A NICE WINDOW TABLE AND EACH HAD A NICE VIEW OF THE RIVER. THE FOOD WAS GOOD AND THE CHOICES WERE VARIED.

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AW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing from start to finish! They even sang Happy Birthday to my sister! Thank you Brave for wonderful dinner.

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Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brave New Restaurant is always excellent. A real bonus is the location overlooking the river and the downtown skyline. It's a great spot to enjoy a wonderful meal.

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M
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a hard time finding the place, but when we arrived, it was so pretty. The waiter was superb; wouldn't let our glass be empty of water for a second. We ordered the baked brie and crackers first, which was terrific. The special of the night was pinenut encrusted salmon, and the sauce was an A+. We split the dish, thankfully, because we had a huge, fresh greens salad. We couldn't even think about dessert, but there were several tempting offers. The only downside was the wine list. The cost was way out of line for the poor selections.

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BP
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS consistently fabulous! I always get the fresh fish special. Never disappoints!

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DC
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Before leaving, I made sure to check the attire of the restaurant. It's listed as 'smart casual', so I dressed accordingly. Upon walking in, I was grossly overdressed in a pair of slacks and a button up shirt. The table at the door had a group that looked like they had just left the gym - one of the wait staff was even wearing khaki cargo shorts. My wife ordered the salmon, and I the New York Strip. According to the waiter all entrees came with the same sides. This was a little odd to us, but we proceeded with our orders. The salads were very tasty - a bed of mixed greens with the house dressing and pickled vegetables. When our entrees came out, they were very appetizing looking. The salmon had a pesto puree on top. The New York Strip was seasoned with the house rub. Both meals were served with honey glazed carrots, roasted new potatoes, and grilled brusselsprouts with panchetta. The steak's seasoning was overly sweet. The sugar in the seasoning had caramelized and caused the steak to be encrusted with this sweet yet burned coating. The carrots were overly sweet as well. The highlight of the plate was the brusselsprouts. My wife's salmon was better than my steak, but the sides did not meld well with the overall dish. Overall I was greatly unimpressed with this restaurant - especially for the price.

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and date with my husband! Always a treat at Brave New!!!!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What really set this meal apart from previous experiences was the choice of the specials. The Halibut with Lobster Risotto was superb.

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LI
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. Everything we had was a fantastic blend of flavors, textures, and presentation. Dinning on the outside porch was a beautiful and peaceful experience. We saw three bald eagles along the rivers edge.
HIGHLY HIGLY RECOMMEND!!!

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere. My husband and I love going here all the time!

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K
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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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