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Brave New Restaurant

4.9
4.9
2657 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (501) 663-2677

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Brave

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate your banquet needs in our private dining facility, with room for up to 80 guests. Please give us a call to discuss your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Peter, David or Jeff: (501) 663-2677

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Cross street

    Riverfront Drive

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot in front of the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Little Rock

    Best Value

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  • Little Rock

    Most Booked

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

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  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

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  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

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  1. h

    harvola

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Jennifer, our server, did a great job. Very attentive but not overbearing. The food was wonderful. The walleye special did not disappoint, and the walleye tacos were wonderful. Love the view of the river also.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Shawn, did an excellent job the entire night. Love the seasonal specials and the crème brûlée is always great.
  3. LB

    LindsayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my husband and I'd favorite date night spot! The food is phenomenal. Highly recommend!!
  4. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent as was the service by Sean and aides.
  5. M

    2Mays

    St. Louis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have loved the Brave New Restaurant for many years, we don’t live in Little Rock but when we are in town it is a must that we have dinner there, I had the Grilled Lobster tonight and it was delicious, my husband had the Beef Tenderloin and it was amazing as well, great food, great service, great time!!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful pre-Thanksgiving new with our family.
  7. DD

    DavidD

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family meal to celebrate kids coming home the day before thanksgiving.
  8. SQ

    SuzieQ

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We treated my parents to dinner celebrating their anniversary. The evening was great. We all chose a different meal and no one was disappointed, scallops, venison, ribeye and the duck. It was a great time and we look forward to future dinners as well.
  9. SM

    ShelleyM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our vegetables were overcooked. Other parts of our meal were excellent!
  10. JB

    JasonB

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First off, you’re not sure you’re in the right place because it is located inside an office building. However once you go through the doors you’ll find yourself in a lovely restaurant with a beautiful view of the Arkansas River. I’m pretty sure it was the owner who served us, but it could’ve been the manager. Either way everyone was great, yet, the menu good, just a delightful place. We honestly tried a bunch of places in Little Rock, and did not have a bad meal anywhere. What a pleasant surprise this small city was
  11. J

    Joseph

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cousin strongly recommended Brave New Restaurant and we are so glad she did! The food was scrumptious. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. A great Little Rock experience!
  12. SD

    StaceyD

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very, very good. One of the few good places we have found here in Little Rock.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in Little Rock.
  14. e

    erict

    Little Rock

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent!
  15. DO

    DarrellO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent!!!! Our service was top notch as well.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server, Katie, was nothing short of perfect with her knowledge base of the menu and attentiveness. Her advice on meal choice was spot on! The scallop appetizer was wonderful and we got a second round of bread to soak up the scallop sauce. The mushroom Wellington was good but may be better with more spinach and goat cheese. The asparagus that came with the mushroom meal was spectacular! The stuffed chicken was magnificently prepared and tasted so good. If there was any disappointment it would be we had no room for dessert. Thank you BNR!
  17. a

    aminl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food!! Great Service!! Veal with iLime was amazing! Definitely recommend trying!!
  18. RA

    RickA

    Little Rock

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful day for the patio! That made for a nice, quiet lunch.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always excellent and last night was no exception. With the weather being nice we were able to dine on the balcony with views of the city night lights, stars and the Noon. Over all a fantastic experience once again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Ambiance was wonderful.
  21. FW

    FrankW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brave has always been our favorite dining place! Since we no longer live in Little Rock, it is such a treat to visit and have a great meal and wonderful service at Brave!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Walleye was amazing! Ambiance and service was great too!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience here! My favorite place to eat in Little Rock.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was AWESOME....as usual!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my Birthday, and I was a little disappointed that they don’t offer a free dessert. The meal and service was excellent, but very pricey!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town to visit my Dad. Found the listing, saw the rating, adding my 5 stars. The staff overcame a power outage and kept the place lit and food rolling. A white table cloth place with the backbone of a diner. Get it done and damn is it good.
  27. R

    Rhonda

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfect. Our server was outstanding. The food delicious. Great menu of items to choose from.
  28. RS

    RockeyS

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new venison chops were wonderful.
  29. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view was truly peaceful and beautiful. Mr Brave introduced us to his dog, she’s awesome. The staff were top notch. I had the infamous Wall Eye fish, it was absolutely amazing! I honestly can’t wait to go back and try more menu items. Everything was just perfect, fried green tomatoes for an appetizer were wonderful as well. Bring your appetite you don’t want to miss one single bite!
  30. G

    Gayemama

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being new to Little Rock I wanted to treat three visiting relatives out for a fine meal. We hit the jackpot!! Open Table listed "Brave New Restaurant" as one of the several highly rated ones here. In looking at the Menu, we knew it was where we wanted to go. It had an extra enticement of having an outdoor third floor patio overlooking the Arkansas River. A flock of geese added entertainment as the sun went down on a perfect 70F evening. Our dinners at The New Brave Restaurant were to die for. We four recommend the beautiful shrimp and grapefruit salad as a first course with large hot and crunchy rolls. Two of us ordered an entree of beef tenderloin and two of the crusted salmon. We all agreed that these were the very best steak and salmon meals ever-- perfectly cooked to order!! Our pinot noir wine went well with all of our meals. A five star restaurant in every way.
  31. ES

    EmilyS

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always
  32. KT

    KellieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Perfect for an anniversary dinner.
  33. MJ

    MarilynJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always great! Beautiful view of Arkansas river.
  34. d

    dela5

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Out of towners looking for the best Little Rock had to offer
  35. MH

    MichelleH

    Mississippi

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Brave New was outstanding! The reviews were good, but our experience beat the reviews. People couldn’t have been nicer, food was amazing - despite my gluten allergy restrictions. The smoked fish, mixed grill, chocolate crème brûlée - all was exceptional.
  36. BK

    BruceK

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service from Thurman. Walleye entrees, desserts & mushroom soup appetizer were great. Scallop appetizer was perfectly cooked but not as sweet as we anticipated.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic scallops, tuna, mushroom soup, Niner wine, and service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious, great service, wonderful views of ARKANSAS river.. I could go on and on. Love this place!!
  39. RA

    RickA

    Little Rock

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brave is a wonderful spot for dinner with friends! The food is always wonderful and the staff is attentive.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt this place has some of the most consistently excellent food of anyplace I've eaten. I've tried many menu choices, and it's impossible to find anything that doesn't completely impress me. The food is always expertly prepared, and the sauces are spectacular. I highly recommend Brave New to anyone wanting a great dining experience. Eat outside overlooking the river if the weather is nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brave New Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 663-2677.

Brave New Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 2657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Brave New Restaurant

2300 Cottondale Lane, Suite 102, Little Rock, AR 72202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Riverfront Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot in front of the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Brave

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (501) 663-2677

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate your banquet needs in our private dining facility, with room for up to 80 guests. Please give us a call to discuss your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Peter, David or Jeff: (501) 663-2677

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