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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
3036 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 18 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 3,036 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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

    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

    Most Booked

3,036 Reviews
  1. ClintM

    Little Rock

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a perfect meal on the perfect balcony on the perfect night!!! Service and food were exceptional like always and they made my wife’s birthday dinner special with the best table on the back porch!! The river is always surprising of what it’ll bring with and excellent dinner every time!!

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  2. Argenta

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ricardo was excellent as usual. The food was too!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Our go-to for date night! The food is always delicious and the service and ambience are always amazing.

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  4. David

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salads were included with the entree order. They were refreshingly different from most and delicious. We ordered veal and duck which were both delightful. The wine list was very nice with lots of choices and offered by bottle or by the glass for many.

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  5. DavidW

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peter and the staff are always on the top of their game! Delicious, comfortable, and always reliable.

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  6. inaeats

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was creative in design and excellent in execution. The waitstaff was attentive, and helpful in making suggestions. The view of the river was lovely. It was all around a memorable meal.

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  7. DavidS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    restaurant has a nice location with an inviting decor and nice views of the river. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The chicken risotto was wonderful, full of flavor, I consider the price somewhat high but overall enjoyed the dining experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. All of the dishes were cooked to perfection. The staff is friendly. The owner came around to talk to us, and they had special drinks for the eclipse. What more could you ask?

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  9. Meredith

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought our friends from Seattle to Brave New while they were in town visiting for the 2024 eclipse. Peter Brave stopped by our table and was so welcoming to us and our guests. I'm gluten free and there's plenty of options and I feel perfectly safe eating here. If the weather supports it, I'd highly recommend sitting outside on the patio.

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  10. ColleenT

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience at Brave New Restaurant! The food and atmosphere were phenomenal. It’s the only restaurant on the river in Little Rock and we got to see white pelicans, geese and bald eagle while dining on the patio. The personal attention from the chef and owner was also a nice addition you don’t get in most restaurants these days. 10/10 would recommend!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great table out on the patio. The only noise was from the birds. The mushroom soup was outstanding. My husband and I both loved everything about this restaurant. We were on vacation, but if we lived in the area, this would be a staple

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  12. DR11

    Nashville

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely menu, terrific service. Mushroom soup excellent. Veggie pasta beautiful and tasty. Walleye very good! Restaurant is in a nondescript office building but in the back with a lovely river view

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  13. Dano

    Phoenix

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Our server Ryan was awesome and even people at the next table were complimenting him. When we are in the area we'll certainly be back ... Dano

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  14. BV1218

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our wait staff gave us plenty of time for visiting before we ordered and that was much appreciated. See you again soon!

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  15. JDW25

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a terrific experience at Brave New Restaurant. If weather permits, ask for seating on the balcony. Attentive service. Two outstanding soups started the meal, a five onion and a hearty mushroom. Tasty house salad with spring greens, roasted vegetables and a subtle Dijon balsamic dressing. The sautéed walley with cranberry beurre blanc was outstanding. I was worried that cranberry might be overpowering, but it was subtle and perfectly balanced. The only downside on the plate was some overcooked summer squash. The other dish we had was a chicken on risotto with pecans. Wonderfully complex. A great meal.

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  16. MarcelC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wouldn't change a thing, food was excellent. Service was great even when busy.

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  17. Glenn

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The nicest people. We were greeted by Peter, and we congratulate him for his high quality restaurant. Great menu items. Wonderful staff. Everyone was so helpful. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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  18. Chris

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It has been some time since I dined at Brave New Restaurant and have always found the food outstanding. Based on past experience, I chose it when asked where I would like to go for my birthday on Monday, March 25. Maybe Monday is just an "off night" but my date and I were underwhelmed, especially by the entrees. Mine was very bland. He had the mixed grill and the steak was gristly. It was an ok meal and the service and atmosphere were still good, but I was disappointed.

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  19. FoodieAR

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best food and atmosphere. The view of the river makes the perfect setting for a date night. Our favorite date night restaurant.

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  20. JPRoland

    Little Rock

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view. Amazing waitstaff. Fantastic food. Brave New Restaurant has been consistently excellent since we began going to the original location over 20 years ago. Peter Brave is the best owner/chef in Little Rock and he came by and said hello as he typically does. There were four in our party and everyone loved the entire experience. The Walleye is a long-standing favorite, the beef filet was so tender, my friend loved the scallops, the creme brûlée is made to perfection and the home made ice cream's with the in-house roasted coffee was a great finish. We even took home a bag of freshly roasted coffee. We are retired but have always been foodies. We regularly enjoy dining in New York, Boston, Miami, Palm Springs and Vegas. Brave New Restaurant could hold its own in any of those cities.

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  21. SusanC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb walleye dish. If they have it when you go, order it! Terrific service. In nice weather, sitting on the deck overlooking the river would be very nice

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  22. SteveH

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our 30th Anniversary with Chef Peter and the staff. Meal was impeccable as always and the wait staff was courteous and prompt. Never had a bad meal at Brave New and have been going for over 30 years now!

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  23. Charmed

    Atlanta Metro

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must if you go to / live in Little Rock. From the cocktails to dinner to service it was all fabulous

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an excellent experience and food offerings!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The atmosphere was fantastic and the service was great! I can’t for our next visit on the shores of the Arkansas River!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fantastic. Not a dud on the menu. Served was knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back and often!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food & service are always outstanding! We were there for lunch. Among the 5 of us we had the fish special, the grilled Turkey hoagie with Parmesan fries & fruit, the non traditional grilled cheese with parmesan fries & fruit, & the seafood roll. It was all delicious as always. Plenty of food, but we managed to all share a chocolate cream brûlée…don’t skip this!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In Little Rock it doesn’t get any better. Buurre blanc and Walleye and you’ll never regret it

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  29. RhondaF

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brave New was on the hotel's site, so after looking at the menu, I decided to try it. The food, as well as the El Jefe, was amazing. I had the Walleye with rosemary potatoes and mushroom soup as a first course. Our server was attentive and took care of us. My friend and I sat on the balcony and enjoyed the river and the Canadian geese. It was perfect weather. I will definitely return on my next trip to Little Rock.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently the best restaurant in Little Rock. Peter Brave’s dedication is obvious and the staff is outstanding. Great food and value.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was awesome as usual.Food and service was excellent.Can’t wait to come again.

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  32. LouisvilleVisitor

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dinner and excellent service. Our party of four tasted much of the menu, and everything was top notch. Can’t wait for the next time!

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  33. clairram

    Little Rock

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, our meal was fantastic. Fresh, flavorful and oh so well prepared! Brave New is our "go to" for any occasion. Bravo, Peter.

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  34. FrankerBanker

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    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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  35. Mitch

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    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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  36. HeatherS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  37. Nikki

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  38. MikahlaD

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 3036 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 18 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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