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Brave New Restaurant

4.9
4.9
2700 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 43 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 2,700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Little Rock for our daughter’s gymnastics meet. We searched for restaurants on the way here and this one had wonderful reviews. We made an early reservation since we had our children with us. It was nicer than we expected but the kids did great and they brought out a complimentary fruit and cheese plate for each child as we sat down. Everything was absolutely delicious even the vanilla ice cream! It had to be homemade. The owner was there and greeted us and the children. Even the other guests so kind. If we ever find ourselves in Little Rock again we will be back. Absolutely amazing food and service.
  2. MW

    MandyW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a disappointing meal or service at Brave!! It is the best!!M
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every aspect. I would highly recommend. Best crepe and lobster ravioli we have ever had.
  4. L

    Lovethisplacebytheriver

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This restaurant is always consistently great! A hidden gem in Little Rock with an authentic hard to find chef owned experience. You'll love the service, attention to detail and food quality.
  5. BC

    BradC

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptionally good and views of the Arkansas River are a nice backdrop. Our server was attentive and very professional. One of my favorite restaurants.
  6. W

    Will

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife b’day
  7. LS

    LynnS

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate a family member’s birthday. As always, the food,service & drinks were outstanding! We have been going to Brave New since it was at the bottom of Cantrell Hill many years ago. It is always a consistently awesome experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Theresa is awesome!!
  9. a

    athiede

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I decided to enjoy dinner at Brave New Restaurant as we needed to stay overnight in Little Rock for a doctor procedure the next day. We requested Ricardo as our waiter. He does a great job making you feel at home and chatting as he had time. Our choice came with a very nice salad with vinaigrette, lemon for my husband and garlic/balsamic for me. We both could not resist trying the mixed grill that included a stuffed, crispy quail, bison sausage and beef and pork tenderloins covered with slightly thickened au jus along with grilled potatoes, tasty carrots and slightly marinated red cabbage. The meat was cooked to perfection according to our request. We opted out of a dessert but got the chocolate crème brûlée to take to a friend in the hospital with her sick baby. She told us she loved it. Highly recommend this restaurant if you’re a foodie and love atmosphere.
  10. a

    athiede

    San Francisco

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been several years since we’ve eaten at Brave New Restaurant. Our waiter, Ricardo, was great, so attentive and friendly. The freshwater fish with broccoli and slightly marinated red cabbage tasted good. We opted out of the mashed potatoes due to a keto friendly lifestyle. The wine selection was pretty extensive for both reds and whites. We enjoyed two different Sauvignon blancs. In cheating a bit from keto, we did share a New York cheesecake that was a nice ending. I’ve always loved the ambiance inside and outside of the restaurant overlooking the Arkansas River. We’ll have to come more often even though we don’t live close by.
  11. FW

    FrankW

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, service great, but noise level very loud. Don’t know how you can remedy that.
  12. RF

    RobF

    Coastal Georgia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and outstanding ding food. I always consider it a treat when the chef come out to the dining room to check on everyone. First class!
  13. S

    Shemp

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service at Brave New. The special was excellent. We try to come here twice a month.
  14. LB

    LarryB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Special occasion, friends visiting - this is the place to dine.
  15. 2

    2nudyemptynest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    More than excellent service. The food was outstanding. Our waiter and the chef owner were delightful, charming, and just added to the absolutely perfect date night.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was the best ever. Very personable chef super friendly to everyone.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious. The five of us were pleased with our choices. No disappointments! Just happy people.
  19. MK

    MargaretK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the fish and vegan pasta! Service was spot on and enjoyed the chocolate creme brulee. Will definitely return for another incredible meal!
  20. S

    Sherry

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very attentive. Two folks split entree with the greatest of ease. We were on a time schedule and they made everything work. Cannot wait to go back.
  21. L

    Littlerockdiner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was wonderful and the scallops were amazing. However the food was t as tasty as in the past and the mushroom tarts is off the menu.
  22. CP

    CharlesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Food is consistently fresh and well prepared. The only place my wife will eat fish, the walleye is excellent.
  23. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very attentive service without being intrusive. Excellent food as always.
  24. DE

    DEBBIEH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb, from the smoked fish appetizer to the wall-eye with apple-ginger beurre blanc to the chocolate cheesecake. Brave New Restaurant never disappoints.
  25. JW

    JeffreyW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Peter Brave introduced himself to us and made us feel very much at home. We was very generous and had us try several appetizers on the house. It will be a must stop on our trip agenda whenever we pass through Little Rock again.
  26. B

    Bigfun

    Little Rock

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Brave New is not the low-cost leader, but you do get a fantastic meal. We always order the fish special. When we are lucky that's walleye. When we are super lucky it's the best walleye we've ever eaten, like last night.
  27. DG

    DavidG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food never disappoints though the desserts could be a little more creative Might encourage families with young children to sit in a family room or remind them of their Manners. Probably a generational thing but I feel like Brave is trying to be a more sophisticated and refined dining experience. Having your children yelling and running around the restaurant while others are trying to enjoy a nice meal kind of takes the polish off the experience. And yes. I have children.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 6 dining after stressful day. Treated us warmly & food was excellent. Wanted to eat here fro many years - finally had the chance. Thank you
  29. SQ

    SuzyQ

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, good choice of items on menu, food beautifully plated, wasn’t rushed, good experience all around.
  30. b

    bekah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dinner was delicious, as always. the staff are always so kind and helpful.
  31. SK

    StephanieKrugee

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    While we were there, there were serval large groups; this stretched our server thin. She forgot two of our drinks, and the whole meal took about to get two hours to get through. We felt like we were waiting on our server most of the time. The food was what you would expect. Nothing stood out as outstanding but it is quality.
  32. N

    Niki

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Once again, the meal did not disappoint. From starter drinks through yo the end of the meal, 5 Stars!!!!!! Best walleye in town! Great waiter despite being very busy on a Tuesday evening with heavy rains in the area! Love this restaurant!!!!!
  33. JE

    JEANNIER

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious as always and, jennifer was a delight and very professional.
  34. CC

    CinCin

    Little Rock

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great food! Great time with friends!
  35. JS

    JonS

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual location for a restaurant. It’s on the 1st floor (one above ground) in an office building. The view is amazing, right on the river. There’s outdoor dining, so we’ll have to try that in warmer weather. The complementary bread is AMAZING!!! We requested more. We had a nice bottle of Cabernet, then ordered the short rib and the salmon. The salmon was good, but the short rib was really special. Deliciously tender and served with crispy gnocchi (so good). We had no room for dessert, so we finished our wine and talked about returning and bringing friends. Highly recommended.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! Teresa did a fabulous job taking care of our every need. Food was awesome. Nice touch when Peter Brave came by our table and paid his respects. Very enjoyable meal that exceeded our expectations. Robin & Linda Doyle
  37. LT

    LisaT

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent as always. I had venison and it was great. Our server was warm and attentive without hovering. It’s so noice that the chef/owner comes out to make sure you have a good experience. Our sixth time eating her, but it will not be our last
  38. SM

    SonyaM

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a wonderful meal! Great place to take out of town guests because of beautiful view.
  39. V

    Vinoluv

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous experience. The service was stellar. The food delectable and perfect portion size. We walked out satisfied not stuffed. The visit to our table by the owner was the perfect touch. He is passionate about food, coffee and all the art in the restaurant was created by him. Thank you Mr. Brave for such an enjoyable experience.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!!

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 2700 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 43 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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