Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.45mi
  2. Distance: 1.13mi
  3. Distance: 1.22mi
  4. Distance: 1.34mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.45mi
  2. Distance: 1.13mi
  3. Distance: 1.22mi
  4. Distance: 1.34mi

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
View Larger Map

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
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (56)
Waterfront (56)
Scenic View (46)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (43)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Local Ingredients (38)
Romantic (38)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Worth the Drive (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Authentic (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Healthy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Cozy (13)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Organic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sort by
S
1307 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Definitely worth the trip away from the mainstream!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Service was excellent and everybody at the table loved the food

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

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

Walleye was excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·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
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic as always...maybe better

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value2

 
 (Fayetteville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

First time we have been here and it is lovely! Beautiful view, excellent service and lovely food. Possibly could have a little more lighting outside for later in the evening but that’s it! Otherwise superb

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is great and the atmosphere was very pleasant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Peter and his staff may dining at Brave New a wonderful experience every time we dine there. When we have out of town or out of country guests we always try and make sure we get them to Brave New. A hidden gem here in Little Rock.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 21, 2017

We always enjoy a great meal and good service at brave new restaurant! Hope to get back There soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Everything was great - great food, great service, great scenery overlooking the Arkansas River. This was my second visit to Brave New Restaurant and it did not disappoint. I will return as often as possible.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We had a delicious dinner at Brave New Restaurant. We started out with martinis on the patio followed by dinner. My husband had the onion soup as a start and I had a goat cheese mousse. The mousse was easily enough for four. He had the house salad and I skipped my included salad. My husband ordered Pork Tenderloin and I had Walleye. Both were amazing. It was a wonderful meal. The desserts looked fantastic but we couldn't go there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

Everything was excellent Except the Ceasar salad was old lettuce. Otherwise overall a very good perceived value of a meal.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on September 19, 2017

Enjoyed a birthday meal with another couple- we have dined with this couple for many years and all four of us agreed it was our favorite dinner put EVER! Lime veal was to die for!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Some of the food was superb while the rest leaves you wondering what happened. Great views. Table 28 is the restaurant you want for an outstanding special occasion meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had not been in many month and was NOT disappointed. Our group each had a different menu items and each of us were very pleased with our meals. Ask for the "specials" both for food and beer since they had both during our visit. We enjoyed a local micro brew that was not on the menu so it's worth it to ask.

Wait for outdoor table is about 30 minutes so make sure you're prepared to wait if you want to eat outside.

I recommend this restaurant, very good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Little Rock)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It has been about ten years since I've eaten dinner at Brave New, so my husband and I decided to dine here for our anniversary. We started with the goat cheese mousse appetizer, which was very solid. We each opted for the Caesar salad (a salad selection comes with an entrée) for our salad. Unfortunately, the salad was soggy and brownish. I feel like maybe they made them earlier in the day and put them in the refrigerator. I had the halibut special for dinner, and it was good but not great. The sides were definitely lacking that night with carrots, one small potato and a small overcooked zucchini. My husband had the meat plate, and his beef was cooked more to well done than the medium he requested. The standout, in both of our minds, was the chocolate crème brulee.

We were disappointed in our meal given what we paid. Our server was great and we had an amazing patio seat. We were seated when the restaurant was maybe a quarter full but still had to wait a good bit of time on our main entrees (in total our meal was two hours). I will definitely come back for lunch but will think twice about dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value2

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Server was outstanding. Food was delicious. Ambiance was amazing. Highly recommend

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Creative menu items cooked to perfection. Used to getting the Walleye but didn't have it in Fri night. Waitress was very cute and nice but disappeared for several long stretches.... especially at dessert/coffee time near the tail end of our dining experience --- this was especially awkward because the place was clearing out after a 2 hour meal. My client and his wife usually order a dessert so I was a little disappinted but no big deal that they didn't . All in all it was a great 👍🏻 time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Business Meals, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food is consistently delicious, the staff attentive, and the balcony overlooking the river is the best view in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.