Brave New Restaurant

4.9
2233 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 2233 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal and experience

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StephanieP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner! Thank you for the wonderful food and service and lovely riverside view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t recommend Brave New enough. The food and service are always amazing. THE BEST food in Little Rock

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RobertZ
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The owner greets each table as you dine. Food is excellent and nice quiet atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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GeorgeO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, nice wine selection, good beers & super service. Oh did I mention the the best Walleye you will ever get!

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StephenF
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good friend recommended it. It is hard to find but worth looking for. Beautiful views of the Arkansas river from most tables. Food was fabulous. Service was stellar. The owner/chef is in and out of the kitchen and is super friendly!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 10 and all had a great meal. Best part was the personal visit from Peter Brave.

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GregH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food from one the best Chefs in Little Rock.

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Howard
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good

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vipSusanPaige1
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Very consistent. Delicious.

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RickW
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere when eating outdoors. Selection with specials was outstanding. This was a business dinner, next time with wives.

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AlmaA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues and I have travelled extensively and enjoyed meals at many restaurants and the Chilean Sea Bass was by far some of the best we have ever tasted. The lobster salad was amazing as were the raw oysters and scallops. The duck was a little raw but the beat tenderloin was cooked to perfection.

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BarbaraS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Made our reservations through OpenTable. Requested outdoor dining, weather permitting. Weather was fantastic but they did not reserve a table for us outdoors and we were extremely disappointed. We travelled from Ft Smith, our guests travelled from Memphis, all for the purpose of eating at Brave. Nothing was mentioned about "reservations are only available outdoors if it is not full" or outdoors not guaranteed. Brave never disappoints regarding food and ambiance, but we were extremely unhappy that we did not get to eat where we reserved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JoeK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Romantic atmosphere, great cocktails. and delicious food!!

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our party of 7 had a wonderful evening. The dinners were delicious. Peter Brave came by twice to check on us. Our waiter was fabulous he never missed a beat with our numerous changes when ordering. It was the first time we had been out in a year and we felt very safe. It was wonderful to know all that work there had been vaccinated.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend here for a birthday present and this restaurant did not disappoint. The location was wonderful. The staff was extremely pleasant and the owner was so sweet and attentive. The food was delicious and my boyfriend enjoyed his “birthday crème brûlée” so much and he doesn’t even eat sweets often. We will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been in a few years and it was AMAZING!!!!!

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KyleT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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DonnisH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in a riverside setting. Good menu. We went for lunch. Excellent kid’s menu.

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LoriH
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful as always! Our new go to for lunch out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a lovely dining experience at Brave. The food and service are constantly good. Dining on the deck on a lovely evening was delight!

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Hard2Please
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary and our granddaugters 11th birthday. We sat outside and watched the birds and the river. This is my wifes favorite restaurant and my granddaughters question when we left was "Grandpa when can we come back"!

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NancyP
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fine meal and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with wonderful food. We ate on the deck and had excellent service and the food was wonderful. We would definitely eat here again. Everything we had was cooked to perfection and paired with a great wine.

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Samb
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in a Little Rock business office building, yes...a business office, Brave New Restaurant is a beautiful Arkansas gem. Outdoor dining offers a view of the flowing Arkansas River with a menu highlighted by local sourced fare as well as classics American cuisine. Our pecan encrusted trout, fresh from Minnesota was amazing and don’t forget their chocolate brûlée.

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Fourtop
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, always consistently prepared. Casually elegant vibe. Great service over many years of returning to this restaurant. Great location for occasions, too.

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DeepStateHillcrest
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there for my wife’s birthday and our wedding anniversary every year. It’s always great!

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Lesley
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely lunch! Service was perfect as was the river view from the terrace.

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vipFCScott
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dated atmosphere full of plastic plants. Steak was ordered as medium but was well done. Many better restaurants at this price point. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!
Best Veal ever and Walleye was Great!
Love Brave New!

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everyone’s food was cooked awesome except mine. ☹️ Steak was over cooked. I don’t like sending food back so I ate it.

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Nigel
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was really cool and the ribeye was the best I’d ever had. Amazing restaurant. I wish it wasn’t 10 hours from home. I ate there passing through and I’m glad I found it!

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BobW
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Best view in town from the patio. If you don’t try the chocolate creme brûlée, you will have missed one of the finest dessert experiences available to man.

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SusieM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Brave owns and runs an e cells that restaurant. The food is always good especially any seafood. The service is excellent and there is staff who have been with him for a long time and speaks volumes as to the kind of boss he is. I would always recommend this restaurant. The outside dining is some of the best around.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely time. Food was very good. We loved it but we’re not “blown away”

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Swami69
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was OK. I ordered the beef tenderloin which was cooked perfectly, however my wife ordered the NY strip and it was overdone (ordered medium, but was pushing well done in most parts). My wife didn’t want me to say anything about it to the waiter since it was her birthday, so I obliged.

The music being played is the background was very dated and would be fine for a much older crowd (70s+)... maybe.

It was an average outing and not the great experience I remember from previous visits.

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JeffC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Found something in the salad that was not suppose to be there. The waiter apologized and offered a replacement salad, he then obviously removed the salad from the bill. As the owner was walking around the restaurant checking on other guest he never came to our table to apologize for the incident. I have been at many other places when the owner will fall over him/herself to come and make things better than right after an incident.
I had the fish special (that they are known for) and was not impressed. It was just a plain ole baked fish with simple seasoning. Desserts were very good! Really enjoyed the creme brülee.

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TraceyW
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an EXCELLENT experience and our waiter was very knowledgeable with the menu and helped my boyfriend pick out a wine he would like.

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 2233 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.