Brave New Restaurant

4.9
2201 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 2201 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend !

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vipGeniedar
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. My guests loved the scallops. My walleye was just right !

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JasonR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I wish we would've been out by the window. I thought when I requested the table an said that it was a "special night" they'd put us out by the window, but they stuck us in what seemed to be an old office room with tile ceiling and wall bumpers. It didn't feel as nice as I'd wanted it to. Me and my wife don't go out to nice dinners often because of kids and it was our one night out in over year, and the ambiance let me down. Peter Brave coming out and talking was nice,. My brother used to work there and he always said Peter was so nice and he was.

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Carrie
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials were delicious. I had the Oysters Bienville appetizer which was new to the menu since our last visit. They were as good as I’ve ever eaten. My companion had the Wagyu beef (also a special) which was cooked per his request to a perfect medium rare. The restaurant was as full as permitted under Covid restrictions but the noise level was comfortable for conversation. The service was excellent. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing. All in all, it was a terrific experience.

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual. The restaurant maintains required spacing between tables while making maintaining the ambience of comfort amd attractive design.

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Bren
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love every dinner here! We can count on Peter Brave and his team .

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StephenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant is the premier restaurant in Little Rock in terms of venue, service, and food quality. In addition, new electric overhead heaters have been installed over tables on the outdoor deck, which makes for a very comfortable outdoor dining experience, even in cool weather.

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EarlGrey
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for lunch. Excellent food preparation, good medley of food options, very good salmon salad, meal served promptly. Recommend early arrival for the lunch meal window, late arrival may result in missing your preferred desert. Good coffee.

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TerryR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Understaffed after being closed for a week but the quality of food preparation, consistency of chef produced dishes and genius of Peter Brave in organizing outside and indoor dining makes this....THE place to go for lunch or dinner

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JoeS
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed in the food, atmosphere, and hospitality of this fine restaurant.
We have been several times in the last year it has always been a great dining experience.

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Debbie
Springfield
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Valentine dinner. The oysters were the best and so was the walleye. We could have made a meal out of the oysters they were sooooo good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful as always! amazing and perfect food

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AlexB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went the night before Valentines. Food and service were great. They did a great job of spacing everyone out. While the restaurant was busy, it didn’t feel crowded.

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AnnaR
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brave New Restaurant and go there especially when we have a special occasion. We went there for Valentines dinner and they did not disappoint! We had a great table with a view of the river and server was very attentive but inconspicuous. Food was outstanding as usual.
Highly recommend!

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JudithM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Scallops wasi excellent (as usual).

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Roger
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! The service was very professional, the food was awesome, and we felt comfortable during our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant

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RandyA
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

They make everything there including ice cream and roasting coffee.
This is a unique experience. They have a diverse menu and fly a lot of the items in fresh.
.......not cheap but very good

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Loralee
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful family meal together to celebrate my birthday. It was a wonderful night!

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StaceyA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend was in from out of town and chose Brave New. I had not had dinner there in a while, but knew it was a quality restaurant. The menu had a wide variety and there were also several specials that evening. Our food was excellent as was the service. And a chocolate creme brulee to end the evening - delicious!!

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vipCraigC
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great no problems

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good company, good service, lovely surroundings. Perfect!

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CassandraC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always incredible. The service is always impeccable. Highly recommend.

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AndyT
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good at Brave New. The seared tuna and walleye were outstanding!

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DickE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been our favorite restaurant for the past ten years and we have never been disappointed with any food choice we made. I had the lobster roll for lunch yesterday and it was delicious. Can’t go wrong!,

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MirandaD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time trying this restaurant and from the service to the food it was phenomenal! We will be back!

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Tinkles47
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was helpful and menu-knowledgeable. He made perfect recommendations and our dinner here was enough to make us want to return over and over.

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RobertZ
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. This is one of our go to spots for a nice relaxing dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Wouldn’t go back. The atmosphere is terrible—looks like a Holiday Inn Lobby. The food was overpriced and mediocre at best.

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RogerN
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the walleye excellent as always! The tuna was great too.

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SuzyQ
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dining experience at Brave New. Friendly staff, good menu choices and an attentive waiter. Salads were fresh, inventive and palate pleasing and the atmosphere invited quiet conversation. A real gem of a restaurant that’s a little hard to find, but always worth the adventure. One of Little Rock’s best. Also a great place for celebrations.

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ErikB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way possible. The food has always been amazing. Peter and his staff make it worth the visit every time.

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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
115 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brave New does an exceptional job with Oysters Bienville. First, nice-sized oysters. Cooked perfectly. Plump, juicy oysters beneath a broiled topping.
Secondly, I had the venison special. The venison was cooked to order, crusted with rosemary. A great flavor combo with Wye Mountain mushrooms, risotto cake, spaghetti squash, and sauteed spinach. I'm pleased to see Brave Bew branching out a bit on vegetable selections.

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LarryD
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always, food and service is always next level.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was super sweet and I believe either the owner or head chef came to our table to make sure everything tasted good! Will definitely be going back for another date night!

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Hank
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant exceeded my expectations! The food was fabulous... cooked perfectly and tasty. The staff was upbeat and welcoming. Our waiter was engaging, helpful, and attentive. Overall, a wonderful experience and absolutely recommend!

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BirthdayLunch
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I chose this restaurant to be EXTRA Special!!!!! I chose it for my birthday and at lunch so it wouldn’t be too busy seeing how reservations are required. The food was very delicious however, there were only 2 other tables occupied while we were there and it took 18 minutes before our waiter even came over after the hostess seated us. I also ordered the Chocolate Crème Brûlée for dessert and it was good.
I did appreciate him putting a candle in it, but “on the house” would have been even better. Over-all this was good lunch, but the inside atmosphere nor service seemed exceptional.

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JodyJames
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

celebration lunch. chosen menu (pine nut encrusted salmon) item not available that day. Lobster roll replacement was all claw meat--delicious. Spouses lobster ravioli was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant.

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JoyceG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and service was outstanding! The restaurant is located in a weird location-inside of an older building. But, the decor was beautiful inside. We were really blown away with how delicious the food was and how friendly and attentive our server was. We will definitely come back and recommend to others!

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 2201 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.