Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2165 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2165 people are saying
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4.9
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hank
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant exceeded my expectations! The food was fabulous... cooked perfectly and tasty. The staff was upbeat and welcoming. Our waiter was engaging, helpful, and attentive. Overall, a wonderful experience and absolutely recommend!

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BirthdayLunch
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I chose this restaurant to be EXTRA Special!!!!! I chose it for my birthday and at lunch so it wouldn’t be too busy seeing how reservations are required. The food was very delicious however, there were only 2 other tables occupied while we were there and it took 18 minutes before our waiter even came over after the hostess seated us. I also ordered the Chocolate Crème Brûlée for dessert and it was good.
I did appreciate him putting a candle in it, but “on the house” would have been even better. Over-all this was good lunch, but the inside atmosphere nor service seemed exceptional.

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JodyJames
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebration lunch. chosen menu (pine nut encrusted salmon) item not available that day. Lobster roll replacement was all claw meat--delicious. Spouses lobster ravioli was perfect.

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JoyceG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and service was outstanding! The restaurant is located in a weird location-inside of an older building. But, the decor was beautiful inside. We were really blown away with how delicious the food was and how friendly and attentive our server was. We will definitely come back and recommend to others!

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TommyG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Throughly enjoyed everything!!!! Will be back!!!!!

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Frank
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 50th Wedding anniversary at Brave. We both were very impressed with the overall service and ambiance.

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CodyK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and service. Great view of the river as well.

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JaredS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent food, great specials, wonderful ambiance, price reasonable, only complain is the wait staff not having a uniformed appearance changes the atmosphere a bit.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful at Brave New!!! We love to eat there!!! Can’t wait til the next time!!!!

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DonitaH
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for New Years Eve dinner. Service was great, distancing appropriate, and wonderful wine list. Food was excellent as usual!

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vipRickyS
Little Rock
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years tradition for us

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KatW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for our anniversary. Everything was wonderful :-)

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PhillieB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this place for our anniversary because of the reviews we read. They did not disappoint! We made reservations and we're about 20 minutes early but we're seated immediately. The environment was phenomenal (located on the riverfront), the service was excellent, and the food was even better. I had the duck and my wife had the trout, both were good choices. We felt this place was definitely designed to accommodate couples, do to the environment and music selection. Will absolutely return

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Morrilh
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service including a table visit by Chef Peter Brave.

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vipFrankerBanker
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always a great place!!!! Food little off, but still overall awesome!

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Marisol7
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful lunch on the terrace of Brave New Restaurant. The service was above and beyond in attention to detail and pleasant attitude. The food was very good. I enjoyed a small caesar salad ( the dressing was homemade and delicious!) This was followed by the lobster ravioli that were good with real lobster pieces inside. The vegetables that accompanied were ok. My husband began his meal with an outstanding mushroom soup and the fish special which was a "whitefish" with ginger sauce that he enjoyed.
We finished our meal with amazing in house roasted coffee and a very shareable chocolate dessert which was called chocolate creme brûlée. It did have a nice cover of caramelized sugar, but other than that, it was nothing like creme brûlée- although it was a delicious chocolate confection.
I should mention that the accommodations on the terrace were outstanding, with various heaters to keep u s comfortable. Nature provided a beautiful and tranquil view of the Arkansas River and its surrounding environs!

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LoriH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding as was the service and the lovely view of the river. We had the chicken stuffed crepes and mushroom soup, delicious! We had not been here before but we will be back for certain!

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BertieD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of covid virus pandemic, we have not gone to a restaurant since last January. Our 56th anniversary was the 19th, and David finally agreed after I suggested Brave New Restaurant to go to LR. Everything was A+, once we got there.
We have been there for years, but always with another couple, but that night, we found the parking lot easily, but no cars and not the location. After driving around looking for a sign, I called. He talked us through it. The gentleman could tell I was upset because we were 15 minutes late. When we arrived, he was so congeal; the waitress we so pleasant, and the food was Devine!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, and Merry Christmas

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter has taken the outdoor dining experience to a new level. You can enjoy outdoor seating in cool temperatures with the comfort of overhead heaters and under table warmers. It was 40 degrees and I was able to sit out and enjoy a lovely meal with the view of the river and downtown lights very comfortably.
The food was delicious as always.

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in months! The staff and owner are outstanding. They are also taking Covid-19 measures that made us feel very safe.

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vipARtraveler
Little Rock
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was amazing and my new go to dish at Brave New!

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MeMeD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place, but it was a little bit hard to find, turns out a gracious Young man told us how to get there. Then he turned out to be our server! We loved Hugh.

A little surprised to see Leo the dog roaming about

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CissyR
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New never disappoints. Service and food are solid. My fish presentation with three broken pieces scattered around the plate was less than wonderful. However, it tasted delicious so no problem. A wonderful restaurant we highly recommend.

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ValerieE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect!

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JudithM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable. Heaters added to extend outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave new has done a fantastic job with the deck. They have a ton of heaters to sit outside and be safe!

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vipARtraveler
Little Rock
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and the food as usual was fantastic!

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DavidM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave is the best place in Little Rock. The food is great every time. You will not be disappointed.

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ScottF
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as usual! Took 4 friends who never experienced Brave New Restaurant before. We had an incredible meal. Quiet enough you can hear your friends and carry on conversations too. Thank you!

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MariaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Really wanted to like this restaurant but unfortunately the food was average and below.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining there for over 20 years. Service and food is always great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious. SafEveryone w masks. Never under the nose. Delicious good w full menu. One of the best restaurants in the USA. I have taken friends, colleagues, and family from other states who are all blown away. Recent meals have featured... Grilled Red Snapper... Rack of lamb.... Grilled AHI Tuna.... oysters Rockefeller....walleye....Antelope....pork Tenderloin. even the plain old Baked chicken is crazy delicious. All expertly served and prepared. Nearly always There is some special entrée, or some special soup.! there is some special entrée, or some special soup.! Homemade ice cream’s, great desserts……I just reread this… I think I’m going back tonight!!

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vipVegasfoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had out in a long time!

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FrankieF
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best high end restaurant in Little Rock. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and go here for your next special occasion!

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Persnickety
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable meal at Brave New Restaurant, our favorite in Little Rock. There's no dining experience more enchanting than sitting on its balcony overlooking the Arkansas River and watching the birds winging across a blue blue sky while sipping a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail and enjoying a perfectly prepared meal. We love the fish—sushi-grade tuna, their signature walleye, scallops, or another special—as well as their excellent salads, crusty bread with fresh butter, baby pattypan squash and other good vegetables, and for dessert the irrresistibly divine chocolate creme brulee. Go!

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JakeE
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite ours. Food was great and so was the service.

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vipJohnH
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat the filet, but my date usually has a fish. Both are excellent. It is absolutely the best place in town to have dinner.

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vipWarrenF
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderfully romantic quiet dinner on the outside patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch on the patio. The food and weather were awesome.

WB
WayneButNotBruce
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, impeccable service—simple as that. (But apparently I have to lay down 50 characters...)

FAQs

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

Brave New Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.