Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2378 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 2378 people are saying
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
118 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the seasonal heirloom tomato platter, which is always tasty. Then for my meal I had half dozen oysters - 3 Bienville and 3 Rockefeller. They do a nice job with oysters and cook them just right. For dessert: white Russian ice cream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Ricardo ensures we always have a wonderful experience!

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Lucas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, service, and view. Great Place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration and Brian, our waiter, was much fun and very knowledgeable! Nice to meet the chef ad well

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PETER
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brave New Restaurant! Food and service are always excellent.

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BirdGirl
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both seasonal offerings and menu regulars were delicious. Great flavor profiles. Lovely setting with attentive staff. Their attention to detail makes the difference. There are lots of restaurants in Little Rock but this is a consistent favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can to the restaurant for a bachelorette dinner. We had amazing food and service. We were greeted and checked on by many of the staff including the owner/chef. He was so kind and made sure we were having a wonderful time! This place is fantastic and I can’t wait to return!!

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Judy
Little Rock
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Brave always comes thru with fabulous meals. It was wonderful.

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MollyS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

LOVE this place!
Leo the dog chases geese off the lawn. Peter Brave is very present directing operations and chatting with guests. Love the heirloom tomatoes this time of year!…

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Little Rock!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great conversation. Will be back soon.

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Philip
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. We are not big muckety-mucks who go to fancy restaurants all the time, but the waitstaff (and the owner) made us feel welcome and valued. Our table had a beautiful view of the Arkansas River.

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JimH
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just closed on our new home and wanted a special night out. I grew up with Peter Brave and would not go anywhere else. What he does good is fantastic!!!!

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Judy
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 Had the walleye and it was excellent. 1 had duck and loved it. 1 had the pork and ate every bite. Such a pleasure to have such good food and service.

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vipfB26
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Great. Celebrating family tradition when anybody - children or grandchildren comes we Need to Eat at Brave

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ShellD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service creme brûlée was amazing! Very nice water views, took our 2 children, family friendly and great service!

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vipAndrewG
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends and family. Brave did a perfect meal for all on their new outdoor red table patio expansion. Service was great.

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vipjaydeejay
Little Rock
115 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and sevice. Always a pleasure to find here.

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ValerieV
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being outside on the deck and looking at the water. And the food was excellent. Service was also exceptional

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BobW
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal from Peter Brave and his staff. The wife and guest raved about his fabulous walleye with a special cranberry beurre blanc with glazed carrots, roasted potatoes and zucchini. My veal in lime sauce was simply delicious; the breading was crunchy and the meat fork tender. His chocolate creme brûlée could compete in ANY food competition and it didn’t disappoint.
Fabulous views of the river with lovely ambiance. What more could we look for?

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BentonC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy....patio view of river was amazing!

Owner came to table and greeted us.

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vipCoolhanduk
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mixed grill ever. Service was superb, the kitchen may have lost our ticket but we were in no rush and it was a nice place to hang out and the food was well worth the wait

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New never disappoints. We have dined here for well over 20 years and never had a bad meal or experience. The Walleye and Scallop specials are always fresh and perfectly prepared! Two of our favorites. An adequate wine list to pair with anything on the menu and the Chocolate Creme Brule' is the best around. An evening sitting on the deck and watching the river makes for a most pleasant evening.

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RobR
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was OUTSTANDING!!!! I highly recommend

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PJAndrea
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is good on deck with fan on us, overlooking Arkansas River which was high, with a cute beaver in the yard, lots of birds, including hummingbirds and a flock of Canadian geese.

Waiters really on top of it all serving whatever you wanted: Before dinner drink, appatizers, bottle of wine, dinner, and of course there OUTSTANDING Chocolate Crème Brûlée, topped off with coffee and Drambuie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff!

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CarolynM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience was wonderful. The "tomato plate special" is back and great. I always appreciate Peter's visit to each table to welcome customers and solicit feedback about the food and service. So glad to be able to return to a (fully vaccinated) favorite restaurant.

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ValenciaW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was poor & slow. Open seating in main area however was seated in the back. Requested to be sat outside once tables opened up but was not called for table. Food was sub par and overpriced for ratio of food. Overall not satisfied with this latest visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing and attentive service. A great experience. Will definitely be back!

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JillianM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location! Service was wonderful! Definitely recommend

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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
119 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the Oysters Bienville appetizer special. That was a tough choice between that and the seasonal heirloom tomato platter! But NOONE cooks oysters like BNR! Just right! I also had the ahi tuna entree. BNR has the BEST Ahi tuna!

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EdwinB
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at this restaurant is always absolutely wonderful. I am a longtime fan of this place which, I believe is a Little Rock treasure.

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DaveA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Fresh delicious food at its best! Service is impeccable.

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GregH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Great food. Great Staff.

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was wonderful. We ate outside and the only reason I marked the noise as moderate was because of the fans to keep us cool. The flowers, birds and view all went well with the excellent food.

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vipJMercer
Tampa
75 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was wonderful! Be sure to give it a try if you are in the area!

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was very very slow. Most of the menu was not available and was not mentioned until it was time to order and everyone had their food picked out. In saying that new items had to be picked off the already limited menu. The food came out and mine was decent and cooked to order. My wife meal was cold and not good at all. This was rated a 5star restaurant and we picked it due to a special occasion and it was disappointing. I would not recommend this place if you like good food or good service. The price for what we received was definitely not worth it. We also had drink service and sad to say it was just the start of what was to go wrong with the rest of the service and food.

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vipSbs01
Little Rock
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely wonderful meal when my parents and my sister and brother-in-law were visiting. We sat outside on the beautiful balcony overlooking the River, and even though it was late June, the temperature was perfect and we were in the shade. They had fans plus there was a slight breeze, and it could not have been more perfect. The food was outstanding —the heirloom tomato and burrata appetizer, shrimp and avocado salad, walleye with an incredible sauce, beef tenderloin, and lobster salad were all delicious and the plating was beautiful and artistic. The service was friendly and we always had everything we needed. This is a really lovely place to come for special occasions and they never disappoint.

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vipBrigette
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious creative food. Attentive waitstaff. Love Peter Brave

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 2378 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.