Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2393 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 2393 people are saying
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AngelaA
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the staff was attentive. Great place for my first date.

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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
120 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The place was packed and the usual attentive service was impacted. Specials were, as always, very good. I had the grouper special, prepared Mediterranean style. They ran out of it. My favorite ice cream is, and always will be their white Russian ice cream. I tried the Grand Marnier/ginger ice cream this time.

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KurtB
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to try a new place this weekend and Brave New restaurant was what we decided on. Everything was fantastic, our food was all delicious. I had the Walleye special and my wife had the beef tenderloin. This was the best piece of fish I’ve ever had, perfectly cooked, very sweet and flavorful. It was almost like eating crab. I also got a couple jumbo scallops, ala carte, and they were also the best I’ve ever had. The beef was tender and cooked perfectly. It had amazing flavor! For dessert we had the chocolate creme brule, and that was outstanding as well. Wanted to bring special attention to our waiter, Ryan. This is the only time I’ve ever been to a restaurant where a server was extremely enthusiastic about the food, and working there. I was super impressed with his ability to describe the food we would be having.

We will absolutely be back and I want no other server other than Ryan, so we will call ahead to make sure we are in his section.

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vipWandaH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Brave was cooking tonight. The food and service was impeccable.

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Kimberly
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters, brie, wine, beautiful evening, view of river and good conversation with friends. We were there 2 hours and did not feel rushed. Food was very good, service friendly. I thought our 6pm reservation would mean the place would be empty but other diners knew this was a place to relax and enjoy. By 7pm no table was empty. I saw no kids, and it was nice to enjoy an adult dinner and conversation without kids in background.

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KellyW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. We were lucky enough to get a table out on the deck and with absolutely perfect weather, it made for a most memorable night. The scallops are always a favorite and the grouper special was delicious. Can't ever go wrong with Brave New especially when it is deck weather.

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RandyA
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I enjoy the restaurant and can appreciate the offerings, however, this particular evening the food was just not great. This place stays very busy and it could be that it is just not for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining experience. Weather was perfect. View nice. Shade came over table. Good service! French onion soup was great. Lobster roll good but not great. Lobster is so often tasteless if not done right and the bun was overwhelming and the sauce got the bun soggy. Grouoer Was good. Side vegetables were a bit dry. Chocolate creme brûlée worth a special trip. Overall great experience

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MichaelS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made an early evening reservation with the hope of snagging a table out on the deck (covid, you know) and that worked. Very quiet, just the ducks on the river and low conversation around us. And as always, my ahi and my wife's walleye, the shrimp avocado appetizer, the mushroom soup and the other bits were perfect.

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BobbyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor view was just beautiful, weather was awesome, service and food phenomenal. I would highly recommend this place. We had an awesome evening.

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SusanD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the patio at Brave New is always a treat. The weather was perfect, and we could have stayed all afternoon. The shrimp crepes were outstanding, and the service was impeccable, as always.

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vipMidtownie
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at this restaurant. The food was delicious and easy to enjoy due to the ambiance. I hope this restaurant maintains its calm and quiet environment. At other restaurants, I can hardly think about how the food tastes it is so loud!

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RayD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here often, always top quality never lets us down

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband’s promotion

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Sherry
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service superb. Our guests from Virginia were delighted with restaurant ambience. A nearly full moon in the sky topped off the wonderful evening.

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LauraS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a beautiful space with wonderful staff. As always the food was delicious. We enjoy that the owner/head chef always comes around to visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. It started to storm when we were sitting outside and the staff moved quickly. We were eating outside. They moved us in really quick. They were all very nice and quick to fix things.

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RobertH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the walleye special and the duck 2 ways! Great service by Ben!

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MelindaM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always excellent every time we go!
The food is always fresh and deliscious!

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SavannahG
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, it was a beautiful night for the patio overlooking the river. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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ChristinaS
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New delivers consistently good food and service and dining on the deck with views of downtown, the Arkansas River, and the North Little Rock shore is a phenomenal experience — peaceful and relaxing. Have yet to be disappointed with the venerable Brave New Restaurant — after years of dining there.

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John
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. A generously proportioned gourmet meal. Waiter was amazing. Well worth it and a great view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner, always impressed with the meal and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time here, the ambiance was amazing. I’d never had halibut but the way the server described it, sounded great! So I took a chance & I’m glad I did! Overall, delicious food, great location. I’ll definitely go back!

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RobertM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a beautiful setting by the Arkansas River.

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, amazing food, great atmosphere !! Will be back soon

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JimK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUR EVENING AT BRAVE NEW RESTAURANT WAS AS ENJOYABLE AS I COULD IMAGINE. KUDO'S TO THE CHEF AND STAFF

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vipHenryB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A couple of miles out of town but well worth the ride. The restaurant in what looks like an office building and overlooks the Arkansas river with wonderful views. We sat on the deck and were treated to a sighting of a bald eagle. Amazing. The menu is creative and the food is well prepared and presented. The Heirloom tomatoes with burrata and a corn relish as an appetizer could have been a meal and were terrific. A duck breast served with duck sausage was special. The wine list was thoughtful and reasonable. All in all a wonderful meal. A must go to if in Little Rock.

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DavidH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty hard to beat the lobster roll, but the BLT is INCREDIBLE when tomatoes are in season.

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AnastasiaF
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh dishes! Loved the special of the day, the Ahi Tuna, superb! We sat out on the deck and the ambience was lovely. The waitstaff was super nice, attentive and I can't say enough nice things about it. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and environment were amazing as always, but the service last night was sub-par for what we know is the norm for Brave New. We believe the waiter may have been new as we’ve never seen him there before, but we had to ask about specials for each course, we were not offered a choice between soup or salad or different type of salad, so when salads emerged, one had to be sent back to exchange it for the soup that was wanted, and our entrees took over an hour to arrive. We believe that the order was forgotten and not submitted to the kitchen when we placed it, but we were offered no explanation for the long delay. Again, everything else was perfect (wouldn’t mind seeing more of Leo though) and we feel that this particular waiter was new, so we didn’t cause a scene; we understand that everyone needs the time to learn and we’ve been dining here for years and we know that this is not the usual standard of service at Brave New, so we just enjoyed a much longer meal than usual and will definitely be back.

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RichardI
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our waitress was Erin, she was great as well. We really liked that Peter Brave went around and greeted all of his tables. You hardly see that. Great experience!

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LSpencer
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter celebrated her 11th birthday along with friends and they had a very wonderful outstanding meal. Peter, the owner of Brave New actually came out greeted them. He also asked the kids if they wanted to meet his dog. Therefore, they enjoyed a wonderful dinner and spend time with Leo, the dog. Outstanding
customer service and a birthday to remember!

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DMPWELL
Little Rock
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good menu items and service. Never noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect weather for outdoor dining. Food and service were incredible as always.

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JimB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The indoor dining area and outdoor balcony overlooking the River are both very nice. This is upstairs so a little hard to find the first time. Go in the center doors and up one floor and then way down the hall. Both of us had the vegetarian meal, Mushroom Wellington with a nice outer pastry puff and asparagus on the side. The printed menu is a little limited right now but they also many specials. We had the heirloom tomato appetizer plate and they tasted great, like in the old days. The bread was marvelous. We’d go again that it. Our server and all were very friendly.

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vipStefanoB
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and longtime efficient staff. Most consistent of high-end restaurants in the entire state. An easy decision to take guests. Heirloom tomato appetizer in-season is very special, as are all their seafood dishes. Peter Brave is a hands-on chef/owner and it shows.

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Jimmy
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately seated at a lovely table by the window. Our waitperson, Jack was a delight all evening. We ordered drinks and they were served in a timely manner.
The selections were excellent. I had the tune and ordered it rare....as it was served. It was delicious. My husband ordered the stuffed salmon. He loved it. All in all it was a wonderful evening. We'll be back!

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LauraC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant with incredible views, food, and service!

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 2393 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.