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Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock, AR
Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock, AR
Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock, AR
Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock, AR
Brave New Restaurant, Little Rock, AR

Brave New Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2969 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

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 2,969 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Little Rock

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock

    Best Food

  • Little Rock

    Best Service

  • Little Rock

    Best Value

  • Little Rock

    Good for business meals

  • Little Rock

    Innovative

  • Little Rock

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock

    Healthy

  • Little Rock

    Romantic

  • Little Rock

    Most Booked

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for business meals

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Innovative

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Good for groups

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Healthy

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Most Booked

2,969 Reviews
  1. FrankerBanker

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    this is one of our go to restaurants in Little Rock! It is absolutely one of the best. Overall experience from lighting noise, level, service are stupendous. And the food is always spot on. Always a sucker to get their specials, and this weekend’s short rib pasta did not disappoint. don’t hesitate just book this place, unique location, and spectacular!

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  2. Mitch

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brave New is our favorite upscale restaurant in Little Rock. We went with my family who were in town visiting and everyone loved it. The food was amazing as always, from the apps to entrees to dessert. Our server Therman was also outstanding.

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  3. HeatherS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could not have asked for better service! This was our first time ever eating at a "fancy" restaurant, and the first experience was perfect! Our waiter was very helpful, energetic, and very informative when we had any questions!

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  4. Nikki

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was great!! Food was on the dry side. Potato side lacked flavor and Brussel sprouts were dry too. Out appetizer was delicious though. We got the goat cheese. I wanted to love it more and maybe we just caught them on an off day. I'd give it a second try for sure. Our waiter was great!!!

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  5. MikahlaD

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely spot to have a romantic dinner near the river!

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  6. Bill

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brave New Restaurant is very consistent. Interesting menu, great food, professional service. One of my favorite restaurants in Little Rock.

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  7. Lizzy

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got here and were sat immediately. Wesley our server was fast and polite. He checked on us multiple times to make sure we were good and he had amazing suggestions. The food was amazing I had the ribeye with mashed potatoes and it came cooked perfectly. The favor was amazing and the compound butter on top was to die for. My boyfriend had the fish of the day and he loved it. Our friend who joined us also enjoyed his meal. Our favorite part was the White Russian ice cream at the end. I would go here just for the ice cream.

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  8. NanS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is wonderful. They let is switch to quieter table & turned off the speaker by us so we could visit since some in our group have hearing issues.

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  9. FredC

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peter and his well trained and delightful staff always do a wonderful job with both menu and ambiance.

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  10. DavidG

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is delicious. We enjoyed scallops, beef tenderloin, ribeye, and pasta. Don’t pass up the chocolate crème brûlée, it’s amazing

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  11. MelissaM

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food, as always. I like the variety of food offered so there is something for everyone.

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  12. Bill

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food and thoughtful service…thanks, Jennifer

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  13. JeffW

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We lived being able to eat while watching the river. They had heaters over every table which was nice.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good. Staff was amazing and knowledgeable. The ambience was superb and inviting. The vibes and energy from all was perfect for a night of love on valentine’s day. Theresa our waitress went over and beyond to deliver the best service. The is by far the best service we have ever experienced, especially being Black Americans. Even the other guest were warm and inviting. This is the first time we have ever left a review, but had to since this was such a pleasurable experience. Don’t hesitate to try this place out.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved Brave New! The food was out of this world delicious and the server was extremely knowledgable! Scallops are a must order!

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  16. ThomasH

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Love taking my wife here on special occasions. Calm environment, food is always amazing.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best meal and service we have had post pandemic.

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  18. ZacharyH

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service! I really enjoyed the ribeye.

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  19. BruceG

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff added to the ambience. Wonderful food. Good acoustics for dinner conversation.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant. Food service atmosphere all good

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  21. JasonM

    Little Rock

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and the food is consistently great! Keep doing what your doing Brave New!

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  22. Racehorse

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday here on past Friday night. I can't say enough good things about the service, the physical environment, and the meal. Everything was superb! To top off our experience, the magical Peter Brave stopped by our table to check on us. It's those small things that add value!

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  23. MichaelH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service was wonderful.

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  24. KyleT

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This Restaurant is always top notch. My wife had the Walleye & I the beef tenderloin both were excellent.

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  25. ClaireT

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Beautiful view. Good people. The staff made us feel very special as it was our anniversary. Thanks for the memory!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every moment. Peter Brave knows how to do it right!!! If you’ve never had the scallops, it’s a MUST! Start to finish was great! Thank you!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was outstanding! The appetizers were enjoyable and enough for four people. Our main courses were fabulous

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has always been one of my favorite restaurants. They never disappoint!

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  29. KristinW

    Fayetteville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong with this restaurant, the food is absolutely fabulous. I had the ahi rare, with the mixed greens, all cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service as always!!! One of the best places in the city.

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  31. RayJ

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner and service again! Great menu! Thanks for a great evening!

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  32. JennyC

    Little Rock

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as Always! Loved the homemade gnocchi, Goat Cheese Mousse, and Chicken Risotto! The Perfect Pearing cocktail was refreshing.

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  33. RandyM

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful, as always! The homemade ice cream is a special treat.

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  34. DeannaS

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to try Brave New. The food was amazing! Perfectly prepared and palate pleasing. Would strongly recommend.

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  35. DrewB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place! The staff had great hospitality and the food was even better!!

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  36. Richard

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience. There were seven in our party and Brian provided excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their meal, from the well made cocktails to the excellently prepared dinners and desserts. Chef Brave visited every table and was his usual gracious self. Looking forward to our return.

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  37. AmieS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food was fabulous and our server, Monica, did an amazing job training care of us. We’ll be back!

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  38. JoannaK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service! One of our favorite places to eat!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another fabulous meal at Brave New Restaurant! The mushroom soup and shrimp crepe was top-notch. And of course the chocolate crème brûlée was the crème de la crème.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was as perfect as it’s been the last 25+ years we have been going. Special shoutout to the bartender — her drinks were spot-on! Brave has been and will always be our go-to!

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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 4.8 stars by 2969 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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