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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

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
Special Occasion (40)
Waterfront (36)
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Scenic View (35)
Romantic (30)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Business Meals (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Great for Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Casual (12)
Healthy (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Seasonal (10)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food and the service was excellent. Our server explained all of the specials and was able to answer all of our questions about menu items. I had the Salmon which was the best I have had, it was perfect.

Only reason why I gave 4 stars on value was the price, but given the food and service I will still come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Dining at this restaurant was a pleasant surprise and experience. The food was prepared well and very delicious.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A hidden treasure. You'd never expect from the outside what you find inside. Amazing food, excellent service. Can't wait to go back

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The service was impeccable. The food was, Eh. Maybe it's the building, maybe it's the way the dining room is set up, but the restaurant just lacks something.

Tags: Casual
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent!!!!! As always

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of Little Rock's very best dining options—the specials are always wonderful; we had scallops and tuna, both top-drawer, as good as it gets. Vegetables always interesting and well prepared. A chocolate creme brulee among the best I've ever had. The service was perfect and despite a full house on one of the busiest nights of the year (New Year's Eve), we again had a memorable experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Vegan, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing service!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Brave New always delivers! Great scallops and walleye as always!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been to Brave New several times, but this was our worst experience. My wife and I couldn’t hear each other at our table due to being seated right next to the hostess desk. People waiting for tables were literally bumping my chair as they were waiting to be seated. The food was good as usual, but our overall experience was poor due to the noise and seating.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our favorite in Little Rock. Tuna is awesome and is flown in fresh. Peter New is awesome and always comes around to visit.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to dinner on New Years Eve and everything was perfect. One of the daily specials was walleye, which I haven't had in YEARS. It was so delicious, melt-in-your-mouth tender and served with roasted potatoes and half a grilled tiny zucchini. Just perfect! Wish I had taken a picture....but it looked and smelled so enticing, I just ate!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Once again Chef Peter Brave and his staff were amazing. The food was incredibly tasty. Our waitress, Darcy, was very knowledgeable about the menu. Chef Peter stopped to check on us personally.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ben was our waiter and was excellent at explaining tHe menu choices and also gave us time to decide. He checked back often enough to make sure we had what we needed and that we were pleased with the food. Overall it was a great experience and the food was beautiful and tasted great.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was really good and the service was excellent. Was my 1st time there( from out of town) but will go back next trip to Little Rock.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Duck cassoulet was outstanding. Trout as well. The pork on the mixed grill was disappointing. Fun visits from the maestro - and his dog.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wow. This place was extraordinarily awesome!! If we were locals we’d be here on a daily basis! Drove through from Texas and found this place! Yippee!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding as always. Food is always excellent and creative.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was delicious tasting , and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Brave New Restaurant is our go-to place for special occasions. The food is always delicious, creative and well worth the cost.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always excellent. Great food, great staff, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Expensive but worth every penny. Wide selection and great specials. Staff was all very friendly and helpful. Didn't feel rushed at all. Felt full at the end of the meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We love this restaurant. The food is always delicious no matter what we order. There is a good variety of foods to choose from. Service is always excellent. There aren't many nice restaurants where the owner/chef usually visits your table to make sure everything is satisfactory.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, would have been much better if it had been served hot and not lukewarm. Decor reminded me of an early Howard Johnson’s.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As usual Peter and his staff provide a dinning experience that is second to none. The food is fresh and prepared professionally and artfully and is always consistent. One of our favorites places for us to dine and we love to bring out of town/out of country family and friend here.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent service & good variety of menu items to please all.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

I think it would be impossible to be served a bad dish. Peter frequently has fresh Walleye which is beyond a doubt his signature dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

A friend who has lived in NY and Boston came from Texas, and wanted to take us for "the best steak in LR".
I recommended BNR since I took my teen age grandson there for a steak.
He checked and found out you are the best in AR. We were especially impressed with our server, Ben Hughes. I'd like to visit with him sometime. If he wants to reach me,
Dr. Harold Mitchell, 501-734-8307 in Maumelle.
We will be back.'We didn't eat steak.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Brave New is a wonderful restaurant. It is especially nice for a special occasion.

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 (Springfield)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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 (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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