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Brave New Restaurant

4.8
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2087 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2087 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrandonF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice view of the river and great food as well!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good spacing /precautions
Great food and service

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CASEYM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New is our favorite!!! The goat cheese mousse is delicious. I had ahi tuna steak that was cooked to perfection! Peter’s Coffee with your dessert is a must!

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FrankSheryl
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining here for decades and look forward to more.
The staff, food and experience is always great.

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vipArtB
Little Rock
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit for us with friends who had never had the chance. Great place with a fantastic meal and we all enjoyed the fantastic service and the food was fabulous. Will definitely be returning again in the near future.

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JonP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with some great views and even better food! Super friendly staff, will definitely be going back!

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EdwinaM
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The wait staff was friendly. The owner stopped by our table twice. We were able to enjoy a nice meal, wine, and dessert in a very quaint environment. I will definitely return and recommend to others.

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GaryC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant is usually my first choice for eating out. The food is always delicious and the service is always impeccable. I can always count on the consistency of both.

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Wade
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brave New! We were hoping to set out on the back deck, but tables were comfortably spaced far apart inside. We thought the Covid precautions were managed very well!

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SusanO
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Brave New Restaurant celebrating my sister’s 50th birthday!
Thank you Hugh for taking amazing care of us! We will definitely be back!

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and fresh. Chef Peter Brave visited our table on several occasions. His pride in his dishes was evident in the conversations we had in regard to our chosen dishes. The ribeye special was beautifully aged and cooked to perfection. I had the scallops and the capers in the sauce were roasted and slightly crunchy. Wonderful. Our friends had the pork loin and the salmon. I am a huge fan of sauces and each one of our dishes featured one of the restaurants many sauces. Definitely try the chocolate creme brulee. I know it is the signature dessert and often times this drives people to try something different, but don't! Treat your palette to all that is good! We will definitely be returning.

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KarenB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious as ever. Peter Brave and his staff are very friendly and professional.
Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it. Especially when Peter comes out and chats with us. One of our best evenings out. Oh yea, the food is awesome.

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CharnaS
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local fish paired nicely with roasted potatoes and vegetables. Mushroom soup was excellent and salads were very good . Overall a great experience.

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TomK
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our anniversary dinner! Loved eating outside on the deck.

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LovingBraveNewRestaurant
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always wonderful. Heirloom tomatoes along with cheese is an incredible appetizer. Peter Brave is the most amazing chef in all of Little Rock. Ricardo was our waiter for the evening and did a remarkable job. He kept our glasses full and attended to every need. Highly recommend this restaurant. Best in Little Rock!!!

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gchris535
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers of heirloom tomatoes and oysters on the half shell. Entrees were salmon and surf and turf. Only slight negative was surf portion was fairly small amount of crab sets, steak filet was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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Toxman
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 3 each had a different special that was being offered - tuna, halibut and scallops and all 3 meals were excellent. Peter always does a great job with fish and seafood meals and he always makes it point to make the rounds during your meal to check on how things are. This extra effort by a chef/owner certainly makes you feel like an appreciated customer. The service and dining experience during this covid environment was the best it could have been.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New never disappoints!! Perfect birthday celebration!

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BobW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection and fabulous food! The view is awesome. His scallops preparation is simple yet second to none.

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Samalexa
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent at Brave New. Staff are customer focused and with the pandemic, they follow the guidelines and we’re very satisfied

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GraingerL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty and creative, the service perfect and the ambiance was warm and welcoming.

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HoyteP
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great but the ribeye was only average. Rather noisy.

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vipRickyS
Little Rock
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife's birthday our favorite in Little Rock. We celebrate our special occasions there. Tuna is to die for.

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Loralee
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our date nights on the river! What a view! The food here is always fresh, fabulous and thoughtfully prepared. I’m a veggie girl and the Mushroom Wellington is simply out this world delicious. My husband had the Ahi tuna and it was cooked perfectly. We topped the night off with Tres Leches cake with grilled peaches. Staff is warm and welcoming and it was nice to really relax and enjoy a wonderful meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All great, service a tad slow, but I think that is because it was very busy.

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LeslieC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service as always! Our Anniversary spot every year and they have never disappointed. I highly recommend to anyone visiting the state of Arkansas, make sure you dine at Brave New Restaurant! Best in the state!

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MarloB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant has been a favorite of ours for many years. The entrees are always so delicious, and paired with equally delicious accompaniments.
We dine here as an occasional treat and the food and service are always so nice. Thank you Peter for your expertise and demeanor!
Best Regards
Jim Krueger

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New is set on the Arkansas River and a thunderstorm came through which cooled off the evening for a super nice patio dining experience. There were so many specials they needed a menu of their own! So many good choices and something for everyone’s palate. Overall it was outstanding, however it is pricey.

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PatB
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my and my wife's favorite place to go to celebrate special occasions.

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lorigirlmc5436
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was a hit! Scallops in lemon beurre blanc were so delicious. Never had a bad experience at this lovely restaurant!

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Mikel
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the view is great.

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TimS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Great food and great service. Highly recommend dining here.

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PHFood
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening on the porch. Fish was perfectly cooked; wine fine; service impeccable. Memorable start to finish.

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DeniceS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal very much. The food was fabulous. We never felt rushed. The view was fun and The staff was wonderful. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent*. My favorite restaurant in Little Rock AR.
One of the few restaurants that are as good as the gourmet meals that my lady prepares at home in Searcy AR.

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vipJennyC
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always. Owner Peter Brave checked on my party re: food and service. Great attention to detail. Love this restaurant!

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vipBethC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best in town. Food has been consistently good for 25 years. The view of the Arkansas River and downtown is fabulous. Ask for an outside table if the weather is good but inside is great, too. The owner/chef is gracious to come around to every table and see how your food is. The wait staff is friendly to meet your needs but never intrusive.

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 2087 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.