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About 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.

2300 Cottondale Lane
Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Riverfront Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(501) 663-2677

Website:
http://bravenewrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot in front of the building.

Executive Chef:
Peter Brave

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Brave New Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Waterfront (48)
Scenic View (44)
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Special Occasion (38)
Romantic (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Local Ingredients (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Authentic (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Healthy (14)
Casual (13)
Cozy (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Seasonal (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fun (8)
Organic (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Springfield)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience as the food and service we're great.

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was very good :) The waiter was very informative. The duck with duck was cooked to perfection. It was not extremely flavorful but it was tasty. :)

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had the venison and the tuna it was the perfect sharing meals! The venison was amazing and the tuna was the best we've ever had! The pecan pie was to die for, the perfect meal for a much needed date night with my hubs! Thanks Peter Brave and team!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Uniformly excellent food, wine and service. As busy as i’ve Ever seen so it was a little loud got a business dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Met Chef Brave. Scallops were Spot On! Well done Chef

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were out celebrating our anniversary. Food and service was excellent. My wife had the scallops which were perfectly cooked as always. I had the Hawaiian Ahi tuna seared rare and was fabulous to the last bite. The pecan praline bread pudding was amazing.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was excellent and food was delicious. Our waiter Brian and all of the staff bent over backwards to accommodate all our requests. we will be back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Loved the food.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

A wonderful gourmet destination we found by pure accident. River view, amazing food and drink....wonderful atmosphere...fancy but not fussy....certainly a special place...we'll be back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was prepared well and the service was good. If you go during the day and sit on the patio it’s got a nice view. But if you go at night, the restaurant decor is drab and dated.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great, I wish I could see the view. Maybe we’ll try again during lunch.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food from beginning to end with a nice atmosphere for evening dining, quiet with excellent wait staff. The only negatives are the communication and location of this business. Not from this area, and dining with someone who was, we each experienced difficulty identifying where RNR was actually located. There is virtually no signage, and the business is located in a building set back and not discernable as having businesses within. The parking is someone minimal, and it was not clear or readily visible that there were cars parked in this area signifying the restaurant might be located within the building. Once you know where this business is at, and have enjoyed dining at it, I am quiet sure the location would no likely be a factor in deciding to return. We dined at night, which made the atmosphere within quite nice, but we could not see what might very well be a nice view that would be available during the day. The tables, lighting, atmosphere, small bar, and staff were well done and helped make the evening quite special. I do not recall the name of our waiter; however, he did a wonderful job and was tremendously professional, sincere and helpful. He really added to a wonderful evening.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I moved out of state several years ago but this was one of many visits to Brave New. I was so happy that the service and the food were just as I remembered — top notch. This was the first visit for my young granddaughter and the server treated her with respect, with special attention for her likes. She will be a customer! The visit to our table by Peter Brave was a treat. He talked about the dishes and his joy in preparing them. I had the walleye, my gdaughter the grilled shrimp and my son-in-law the tuna. All were prepared beautifully— in particular the walleye. We had three desserts; chocolate pecan pie, chocolate cream brûlée and the White Russian ice cream. I do not have one negative thing to say.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We had a delightful, serene lunch with a beautiful view, and they even let us stay a bit beyond restaurant closing to finish our meals. Thanks, Brave New Restaurant fir good service and a memorable experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We applaud the idea of Brave New Restaurant, and we liked most of the things we tried, but a couple were a little too odd for our taste (grilled grapes). We did like the mushroom tart and the shrimp stuffed avocado very much

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great taste!! Love it. Great atmosphere. Everyone super friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Definitely worth the trip away from the mainstream!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food! friendly, attentive & professional waiter and caring owner. One of the best in town.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Service was excellent, however food was bland and lacked flavor.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent hidden away dining spot. Will be going back again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was inventive and excellent! The waitstaff was well trained and could answer all questions regarding the food and history of the restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was excellent with a fabulous view of the River, waiter was great!!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was excellent and everybody at the table loved the food

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Walleye was excellent.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great LR restaurant, been around for years. Specials nightly, including seasonal offerings and reasonable wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I have loved this place since my first trip. This past Thursday was our 15th Anniversary, and we did not say it to the staff, never need to, they make every meal special. The food was excellent, we had an appetizer, dinner, coffee and desert we really enjoyed the outside seating with a great sunset of Little Rock in the background.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was our 9th anniversary. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted! The appetizer came and really set us up for something special, it’s to bad the rest of the meal was just lacking. Plates have ample quantity and we left full but definitely not feeling like we got a meal worthy of $100 for 2. The dinner salads looked wilted and we only ate a bite each and let them go back. Both plates came and were very bland and nothing spectacular. The dessert was good but it’s hard to mess up cheesecake.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had a wonderful time, excellent waitress, tasty good food and warm bread, not too loud, we will return with other friends. The variety of the menu was good, prices were fine too. Parking was close, elevator took awhile but worked ok. Open Table worked for making the reservation. Thanks.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Brave New Restaurant is fabulous. We asked for and were seated on the deck on this past visit, and we enjoyed an awesome view of the Little Rock skyline at twilight. Our meals were cooked to perfection and presented well. The large Sea Scallops were better than candy! Brave New Restaurant is a jewel on the Arkansas river in the Rebsamen area of Little Rock. Highly recommend, particularly at sunset!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brave New Restaurant has great menu options. I've eaten there for a business lunch during the week and also a birthday dinner date on the weekend. Perfect for both occasions! The local and seasonal food was perfect and we had great service!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Organic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic as always...maybe better

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food, great service from Cannon, great atmosphere. It's a great place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dined outside and I am glad I did. The view was amazing! Will make the effort to go again when I am in the area!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered the grilled romaine salad which was delicious. Romaine was not to oily and salad was filled w several delicious cheeses, grapes, chicken, roasted veggies and more. The dressing was light and did not overwhelm the ingredients. The bread was delicious.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best restaurant I've visited in years. Great food. Great service. Eating on the balcony was well worth waiting an extra few minutes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always the food was absolutely delightful and the staff is super attentive! Great anniversary dinner!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Kind of tucked away in an office complex. Initial arrival into building/elevator/hallway is somewhat off-putting and unattractive but once in restaurant ambiance is fine and food is delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

TERRIFIC food!!! With ingredients from high quality food sourcers.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Organic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Beautiful day to sit out on patio and have a great lunch! Definitely will be back again.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had reservations for 645, got seated at 7:20 after i had to go ask to be seated as there were several empty tables. Hostess was terrible, waitress barley spoke English although she was very nice.

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