Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2454 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 2454 people are saying
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JENNIFERH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. The atmosphere was pleasant and not too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous meal with exemplary service. Will be back soon!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The oysters are most wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!

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JosephK
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place we have ever attend. Will recommend to everybody

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margaret
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Little Rock. Food and service is always top-notch. Never a bad experience here.

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HannahH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Service was excellent. Perfect place to celebrate something special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific I experience from top to bottom. 85% of the food was terrific.

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LarryB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Little Rock. We take all of our out-of-town guests there.

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JaimeC
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Peter’s personal touch for all his customers is fantastic! Absolutely love this place and you will too!!

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Persnickety
Little Rock
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brave New Restaurant continues to offer a fine dining experience with its reliable menu of seafood and carnivorous entrees and my favorite Little Rock dessert, its wonderful chocolate creme brulee. Alas, the pandemic has resulted in a hefty increase in prices and the lack of a number of wines by the glass. But all staff are vaccinated and wearing masks so we still feel safe there, however.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great. The major downside was no sweet tea! Cmon guys this is the south! The food was good but not something we’re use to. Service was excellent. Hard to find inside a bank building. I accidentally left my credit card i called and they mailed it out to me right away. Great place overall!

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vipWine2Dine
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional, service was great as usual, very pleasant evening.

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KevinB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best, fresh, well- prepared food in Little Rock.

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amanda
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night with friends sitting on the back patio. Seeing the river in the evening was enjoyable and our server was a treat. Very friendly and informative.

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality in both presentation and taste. Portions of sides were a little small and beer list is limited but otherwise everything was A+. The server was engaging and very attentive to our larger than average group. There was no rush to get us out the door either, which was nice. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for an above average dining experience.

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spicylady
Little Rock
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member we came in contact with was friendly & professional. Our waitress, Theresa, was great. She thoughtfully put a candle in my grandson's desert, making his last evening in town special. The view from the patio was beautiful, and we enjoyed listening to the ducks & birds. Our entrees of walleye and tuna were perfectly cooked.

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JimW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The walleye and scallop specials were outstanding. Lovely service. Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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ColeM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the view of the water was so nice.

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MelissaS
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food like always was fantastic. Ventilation needs improvement. Got home and several layers of clothing had a burnt smell to them. Something overcooked and the place smelled of it while eating.

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ChrisB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New has always delivered. Consistently one of the best restaurants in LR.

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dwilso
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience around. Chef Brave and his staff are first class!

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vipSZoo
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food is fine and good value, except the mushrooms soup. The soup was quite salty. I’d prefer less salt and it’s healthier. A funny episode, when I asked the waiter if we could have the menu for dessert, he said ‘ the menu is in my brain what do you want ? ‘. Hey guy, I can’t read your mind ! Is it a joke ? However, other waiters were friendly. The foods we ordered are fine. Generally we still feel this is a good restaurant.

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

Impeccable. As always.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice dinning experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambiance! Will be back!

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SteveD
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Brave New several times and have never been disappointed. Peter Brave is the best!

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VivH
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best service, best setting! There aren't enough stars!

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LisaT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice relaxed atmosphere.
Owner will come out and talk to guests to ask how things were.
Will definitely be back

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BobW
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

57th Anniversary

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JoshuaE
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at this restaurant. The food and service was outstanding. I recommend anyone who haven’t been to brave restaurant to go out there and try their food. I will be back again.

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vipAnnH
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting overlooking the Arkansas river, and the restaurant interior is comfortable and elegant. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. Everyone in our party loved what they ordered.

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vipCarl
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.

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MAWalk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great restaurant. It was a little hard to find but certainly worth the effort. My entire party was very happy with the food, service and the view.

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BobbieY
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants , for special occasions.

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BobW
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cool evening and the mushroom soup loaded with chunks of mushrooms warmed me from the chill of the walk inside. Peter's evening specials of walleye, tuna, and scallops were enjoyed highly by ALL of our group of four. My picky Mother & my wife both raved about the walleye and my "food critic" Father thoroughly enjoyed his Ahi tuna. I was the odd man out feasting on simply outstanding scallops cooked to perfection.
We've been there enough times to know we needed to share at least 2 chocolate creme brulés between four of us. All in all, another incredible meal. No complaints and all compliments!

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vipBigA
Little Rock
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, food is a classic in Little Rock

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TonyaS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Brave new Restaurant but it definitely will not be our last! The service was superb. The food was amazing and the entire evening was a joy. I picked this restaurant because my Regional manager was in town and I know that he likes local cuisine. Their ratings were great and the pictures showed a very pleasant atmosphere. It was everything I expected and more!

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JosephG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Wanted to try this place after a few recommendations. It was very peculiar entering into the building. It felt like we're were going to a doctors office. We were seated at a small table in an afterthought of a place in the venue next to a glass block wall by the entrance.
Our server was friendly enough. Asked for recommendations which he gladly provided. He took our Beverage order brought bread (one piece each, weird).
My wife had the shrimp avocado appetizer and I the goat cheese mousse. Both were very good.
Main courses were a mixed bag. My wife's walleye was done nicely. My mix grill was 50/50. The steak ordered medium came out rare and the pork didn't have much flavor.
All said, maybe we'll try it again.

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 2454 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.