Brave New Restaurant

4.9
2297 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 2297 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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pamelaJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great overall experience at Brave New restaurant. We sat outside and the mosquitoes were out a bit. If there’s anyway to reduce those critters that’d be fantastic. Maybe some citronella and lavender plants along the balcony would help? Overall, we love Brave New Restaurant and will always come back. A wonderful place for special occasions and/or an anytime dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view of River. Great food & service.

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MelodyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal and a fabulous Setting. We are never disappointed and celebrated my husband’s 65th birthday with a fabulous experience at Brave New Restaurant

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Kikipotamus
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I have no idea why a riverfront city has only one riverfront restaurant, but at least there’s this one! My friend and I so enjoyed our view of the water and bird feeders. I was happy to be able to have a vegan meal by ordering the portobello mushroom grilled sandwich without the cheese and sriracha mayo.
Our server anticipated our needs before we voiced them. Awesome! I’ll be back with my mom. My friend has already booked her and her husband in for lunch here this week.

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JerryC
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal experience. Excellent service with right balance of attention to our needs.

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Tewuwei
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back in over a year because pandemic. SO. WORTH. IT. Thanks, Y'all.

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vipArminsky
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service, great view of the river

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vipCybrchef
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a team dinner at BNW with 10 tech and strategy people. The food was awesome. We started with shared plates of shrimp and avocado, Brie, goat cheese and salmon, and entrees of filet and New York steaks, walleye, and some other signature Dishes. The plates were beautiful and the food was amazing. Plenty of tasty wines. There’s probably no better place in LR for an refined palate.

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LindsayB
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family always goes to Brave New for special occasions! We love it and always look forward to the exceptional food, service and atmosphere. There is nothing on the menu that you can go wrong with and the specials are always spectacular! If you have not given this place a try, you MUST.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was great and the service was superb.

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TaylorD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely outstanding Mother’s Day meal. Can’t recommend this place enough.

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ShannonD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a year since I have been and it is as good as it always has been.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Peter Brave and his staff did an excellent job. From the moment you arrive until the end of your visit his team is attentive and yet unobtrusive. Of course Peter stops by the tables to greet each guest which is so nice. And I found out he roasts a mean coffee bean. Thanks Peter.

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vipAnthonyF
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Interesting menu. They had a wagyu ribeye special that wasn’t on menu and they didn’t mention the price was $100 (2-3x any other menu item) so that was a bit of a shock when the bill arrived. Overall, great experience and would revisit but stick to known priced items.

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JimJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, table ready upon arrival.
Always a good meal here!

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Lexi
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Range of items to choose from. Oyster Bienville was EXCEPTIONAL! Goat Cheese Mousse was light and delicious. Lobster Salad was more than enough for two and filled with juicy crab and lobster.

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SamanthaD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience of eating here is always great. It’s a fancy feel with a relaxed atmosphere. The wait staff is funny, knowledgeable, nice, and prompt. The food is excellent- nothing better in the state, in my opinion. The owner is super nice and you can always see him greeting his guests, making sure everything is going well, checking up on things, etc . The menu is varied. I love coming to Brave New.

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RodneyW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful and peaceful. The only downside to the visit, was a dog being brought through the restaurant while waiting for food. Also the appearance of the servers. It’s a formal eating restaurant and I felt that the servers could have dressed accountable as well. Lastly, a young lady came from the back without shoes on. I’m not sure who owns the restaurant and how they operate, but those few observations were something we aren’t used to. Other than that, we will be back! Wonderful food and service.

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MarkB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had nothing but great meals at Brave New. Great staff, too. Expect Peter Brave make a quick stop at your table to see how things are going. Probably ought to make reservations as it is often busy.

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ASHLEY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very nice, attentive wait staff. We were seated immediately, and taken care of well. The food was very good, but not as good as the prices would indicate. The restaurant just lacked atmosphere. There was also some sort of party going on in the back, and the music (not relaxing dinner music) was spilling into the dining area. For the prices they charge, I just didn't think that was appropriate; it definitely took away from the dinner experience.

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JonathanG
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience and the food was excellent‼️

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Chris
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found Brave to be an exceptional place to eat. Both the food and service were excellent, and the menu selections were unique. Without hesitation, we would return to Brave and recommend it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was attentive and the food excellent. Only tiny minor faults; our second drink took forever to arrive and we’d almost finished the entree, bread also took a while, and my husbands knife was removed after the appetizer and a replacement was not provided until he asked. But overall the servers work extremely hard to make the experience enjoyable and we would definitely return.

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SUSANH
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food ok......Bread sublime...Item that I really wanted from the menu was out.

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NataliaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I’ve been to this restaurant for dinner before and had better luck. Not sure if it’s a lunch issue. This time I went for lunch with my supv. I couldn’t return my food back to the kitchen bc she was paying for my meal and I didn’t want to be rude and had to clock back in on time, no time to wait for another dish. My steak was not Med rare as ordered, it was dry, and cheap tasting, pan fried and pale looking all over. The Parmesan French fries were ice cold. The plastic shredded Parmesan cheese you get from a plastic container in a grocery store wouldn’t have melted unless the fries were hot. I asked for a whole lemon, uncut, the server brought it cut in half. The server dropped the knife sharp, pointy side down on my thumb, as she was clearing the dishes. She refilled our drinks without asking if we wanted refills. I did not want mine refilled but couldn’t stop her in time for mine as she was moving too fast from my supv to me and I tried to stop her as politely as one can stop a server from taking their dish away while one is eating. I asked her to, please, ask me when refilling my drink. The meal took a while to get to our table. I will probably not have this restaurant on my faves list.

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PetMom
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was wonderful and food was delicious! Perfect for our anniversary dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS love our experience at Brave New! Special occasions are even more special with their goat cheese mousse! Love this place!

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KathyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant is a must if you are in Little Rock. The chef is very talented. We started with the mushroom tartlet and house salad and had the Walleye special as our entree. This was an outstanding meal! Even the sides that accompanied the entree were delicious and creative. Great atmosphere outstanding food and fantastic service. This was a wonderful find as we were passing through Little Rock.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening.

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LizW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so good. The ingredients are fresh and the quality of everything is superb.

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AllisonB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local restaurants in Little Rock!

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StefanJ
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great night as always. The patio is incredible. Staff and Chef are wonderful.

If you're vegetarian be sure to call ahead to check on the Mushroom Wellington availability. Hands down, one of my favorite meals of all time but was unavailable during my most recent visit. My assumption of it being in stock left me without an entree option. Still my favorite restaurant in the city.

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AnneLR
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted to be back. The restaurant has made thoughtful accommodations to make customers feel welcome in these unprecedented times. The service was attentive and the heaters made the outdoor seating very comfortable. The food was excellent, as always, with the walleye and scallops cooked to perfection. It was a lovely evening.

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Geniedar
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding view and food.

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WilliamB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New never disappoints. We always love the fish! Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.

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StephM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food every time we go, but the service was really excellent this time. Plus, we love to sit on the deck that overlooks the river while we eat. It's truly a Little Rock gem!

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DebbraC
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific dining experience. Thank you Chef Brave!

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happy
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and food came out very quickly!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the state. The scallops are huge and prepared perfectly every time. If you want excellent food and excellent service, this is the place to go.

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KChitwood
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to visit this restaurant for a long time. The occasion finally arrived and I was led to a table outside with a view overlooking the Arkansas River. I had to order a couple of items: the avocado crabmeat salad. (Good lord it was refreshing with the ruby red grapefruit wedges! ) then I paired it with the pecan crusted salmon. It was delicious. I stayed for awhile and enjoyed the sunshine, wildlife and ambiance. My server was very accommodating for my keto dietary needs and adjusted. I wasn’t rushed and the fellow diners all appreciating the views and meals. It was an excellent experience and I urge you folks to pamper yourself or a loved one by visiting this special place. “I’ll be back!”.

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 2297 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.