Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2134 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 2134 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining there for over 20 years. Service and food is always great!

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vipVegasfoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had out in a long time!

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FrankieF
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best high end restaurant in Little Rock. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and go here for your next special occasion!

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Persnickety
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another memorable meal at Brave New Restaurant, our favorite in Little Rock. There's no dining experience more enchanting than sitting on its balcony overlooking the Arkansas River and watching the birds winging across a blue blue sky while sipping a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail and enjoying a perfectly prepared meal. We love the fish—sushi-grade tuna, their signature walleye, scallops, or another special—as well as their excellent salads, crusty bread with fresh butter, baby pattypan squash and other good vegetables, and for dessert the irrresistibly divine chocolate creme brulee. Go!

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JakeE
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite ours. Food was great and so was the service.

JH
vipJohnH
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always eat the filet, but my date usually has a fish. Both are excellent. It is absolutely the best place in town to have dinner.

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vipWarrenF
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderfully romantic quiet dinner on the outside patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed lunch on the patio. The food and weather were awesome.

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WayneButNotBruce
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, impeccable service—simple as that. (But apparently I have to lay down 50 characters...)

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vipSallyG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside along the river in this beautiful setting. The food was delicious and all the wait staff was so kind. I can’t wait to return when I come back to Little Rock next year

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Our server, Ben, was exceptional. An amazing evening!

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NotImpressed
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It's just average. Nothing special about the food or atmosphere. They brought our salads then 2 minutes later brought our entrees. The only thing upscale here are the prices.

JB
JanetB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was absolutely delicious and I’m delighted you carry Tangueray 10.

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Debbie
Springfield
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The patio overlooking the river is awesome. The food is soooo good. We had the specials and was not disappointed. Love coming here.

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LauretteH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the outside dining where it overlooked the river, we saw a deer walk by and yet you could also see the skyline, after dark. The food was good but expected better for the price. Service was fantastic.

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BarbaraB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect fall day in the deck overlooking the river

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We had the goat cheese mousse and crab cakes for an appetizer. Both were amazing. The beef tenderloin was melt in your mouth and the duck was cooked perfectly. But hands down the best part of the meal was the chocolate creme brûlée. It was absolutely perfect. Would recommend Brave New if you want to impress someone in your life.

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MarkS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! A great dining experience.

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threefriendslunching
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant never disappoints. Wonderful food - walleye was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! This place has delicious and tasty food and AMAZING FRIENDLY SERVICE! Their house special fish and beef tenderloin is SOOOOO good! I can’t wait to come back for more. Shout out to Ben, our server. He is the definition of “best service ever!”

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NancyP
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to catch up with a friend over a delicious dinner. Attentive service and amazing walleye.

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vipBenettaD
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great, definitely recommend

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HarryN
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our son's 15th birthday - could not have been better! We sat outside on the deck - it was beautiful - both the river and the downtown skyline. The food and our server were fabulous! Mid-way through dinner it started to sprinkle and the awning quickly came out. We continued to enjoy our dinner and watch it lightly rain on the river. Every second exceeded our expectations - Thank you, Peter Brave and your professional crew!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, experience and especially service

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RogerN
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Felt like they were taking all of the appropriate measures to keep everyone safe. Our server was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. One of our favorites!

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RedVino
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter and his team have done an outstanding job providing incredible service as usual and doing it during it with COVID at the forefront of their decision making!

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TimH
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive without being overly so. Price was what you would expect for the quality of food.

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JasonS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sunset was beautiful while eating the excellent Walleye special for my main entree and Brie as our appetizer. My husband had the pecan encrusted trout which was also delicious! The service was impeccable and the Wine was perfect with the gorgeous surroundings. We felt very safe as we enjoyed a beautiful outdoor dining experience. The staff followed all health regulations and were friendly and attentive. Overall, it was an amazing evening out which really matters when they are so few and far between during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great social distancing, friendly staff, wonderful food as usual.

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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
112 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Oysters Bienville appetizer was awesome. I should have gotten a dozen and made that my dinner. The veal roulade was my dinner entree and it was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service was excellent!

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vipARtraveler
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our daughter; she requested Brave New because it’s always amazing! We were not disappointed this time as our meal was fantastic and the deck at sundown was beautiful.

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MattN
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved it. Had a patio table and food was fabulous. Peter Brave came to our table personally to thank us for our patronage during this turbulent time. Only negative was server. He rushed our order and seemed more interested in drink order than food. We had to tell him when he brought the bread that he rushed away without asking about an appetizer or soup. His comment was "you didn't tell me." He should have asked when we said we were ready to order. After that he was better at attending to us. Will definitely go back and recommended.

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vipLaurelBayGirl
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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AnniversaryCouple
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Some of the side items were a bit too exotic for us. Noise level was great except they sat a baby right next to us. It was a happy baby, but still a bit loud. Otherwise, would definitely recommend.

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docdiner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Little Rock on way to Ozarks and decided to try NBR. Menu was varied, food was outstanding, indoor seating area in restaurant was very nice, and waitress was helpful and pleasant. There were appropriate steps for COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a former coworker. My recommendation was New Brave Restaurant. We were not disappointed! The seared ahi tuna melted in our mouths! Best I’ve ever had and I’ve had it in numerous restaurants around the country.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Ahi Tuna that they had on special. If I had to chose between that Ahi Tuna or a man, I would happily die alone.

FAQs

Brave New Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (501) 663-2677.

Brave New Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2134 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 bookings at the moment.