Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2331 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 2331 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HaleyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is my in-law’s favorite restaurant, so I booked a table for our recent visit. We were all sorely disappointed by the presentation, quality and atmosphere.
We had asked for a window table inside but none were available even at our early (5:30) reservation so we opted for outside. The deck, while beautiful, was quite warm and the fans intended to keep things cool were marginal.

The sourdough bread and butter service and the crab cake appetizer were delicious but we should have stopped there…the Onion soup was just good but Mushroom soup desperately needed salt, which is not provided tableside. I ordered the filet and quinoa salad and while the filet was cooked to perfection, I had to ask for the dressing as it came undressed. Even with the dressing, it was fairly bland.
My in-laws remarked that the food presentation is not what it used to be.
Service was okay, the waitress seemed to have too many tables but was gracious with our requests.
For the high price point of the entrees, I would not recommend this restaurant. I expect more when paying $37 for a salad…

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. Brave New is our favorite restaurant in Little Rock. Food is fabulous! Peter Brave is an outstanding chef.

Our favorite seasonal appetizer was on the menu…The Heirloom Tomatoes with burratta cheese and fresh corn relish!

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vipRickyS
Little Rock
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Father’s Day

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vipfillmeup
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, ambiance and food. Pricey but worth it. The scallops, tuna and the walleye were all excellent.

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SuzanneS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful view!
Steak was over cooked but delicious.
Think it may have been a miscommunication with server.

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RickW
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great special selection and good food. Already been there twice in fast two months. Would go again when back in are.

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ThomasR
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dinner with excellent food and service. Our first venture out since the Pandemic started and we were not disappointed. Thanks to all for a lovely evening.

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The manager is not kid friendly at all. He was completely agitated with my daughter because she wanted a high chair for her baby doll. Then he goes as far as to talk about us not realizing we could hear everything that was said. She is 3 and not disrupting anything or screaming nothing. Then we waited an hour and 15 minutes for the food which looked very good but no seasoning and no taste. Hopefully it was just an off night but for us we will never be back.

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TracyS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!!! Beautiful restaurant overlooking the Arkansas river.

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Walter
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional restaurant with fantastic food and wine.

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PhilipP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - good choice when you want a nice meal. It will be $200 a couple with wine, so not an everyday place for us. Server was dressed in jeans which detracted from the upscale atmosphere. If people are paying $40 an entree the staff should reflect that price. All the patrons were appropriately dressed. Overall a nice experience though.

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VivianH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that we have had in a long time. Highly recommend.

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vipTurfclan
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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RuRu
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was extremely good. I had a shrimp stuffed avocado for my appetizer that was amazing. The mushroom soup was to die for. All entrees were wonderful!! We had halibut, really flaky. The Wa-Hoo, also delish and a mushroom Wellington, very different, but so yummy!!!!!

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Dewey
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best restaurant in Town....food was outstanding as always! Never know what to select!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual. This fish is always consistently excellent. The pork loin and strip steak were cooked to perfection.

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Audreyhatesnoise
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first lunch out since Covid and it was a wonderful experience on every level. I highly recommend Brave New to one and all.

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Hilhadd
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience! We weren’t in a hurry and Ben our waiter, allowed us time between courses even holding off submitting a request for the main course until we were ready. His attention and care was excellent. Quality of food was excellent as always and beautifully served. I needed to box leftovers and he gave me the option to box myself or he do it in case I had concerns because of COVID. Super impressed with the waiter. And to top it all we had a table by the window and could look out at the River and bird feeders. It was wonderful. Will repeat! Thank you Brave New!

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ChefJRP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have not been to Brave New in many years, but the food not service has changed. Fabulous walleye!! Wish I lived nearby

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BobF
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with fantastic service. We had scallops and the tenderloin.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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RickS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Our first time here and overall very good. We celebrated our anniversary and dressed accordingly. Parking was limited. Food was excellent and staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Getting to this place was difficult at best. Wish they had a dress code of at least collared shirt for men and no beach wear. A restaurant of this caliber could demand it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it’s a special occasion or Just a night for a good dinner, Peter Brave’s restaurant never disappoints

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vipeatoutalot2
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to dine again, next time for fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding restaurant!!!

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vipDMPWELL
Little Rock
20 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening on the deck with great food and service.

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Wendell
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always reliable. Glad to be able to start visiting again!

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SKottl
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was below average. One would expect the food to be much better for the price. The service was as extremely slow. Had much better service and food in restaurants for a lot less would not recommend

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a winner. Food great and ambiance of outdoor service was wonderful

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JeanC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at Brave New. Delicious food of the highest quality. All the staff and the owner work hard to provide excellent service.

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Shemp
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, brave new restaurant is one of the consistently better restaurants in Little Rock. Every time I talk someone into trying their walleye, they love it. We were able to sit on the deck overlooking the river in the downtown skyline. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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PatG
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very informative describing specials and items on the menu. Great service, fabulous presentation and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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ArkansasRestaurantFan
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New is ALWAYS on point. The elk tenderloin was a fantastic treat - with enough elk for two meals. I added a couple of their perfect scallops to my salmon meal, and was so glad I did. These are the best scallops I have had anywhere. Yes, here in land-locked Arkansas! Peter gets only the finest scallops and knows how to prepare them to perfection. I could fuss about the parking, but the food, service and view more than make up for a little hike to the building.

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RalphD
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Since our res time was at the peak hour, a little slow in the delivery

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CedricA
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Some of the best food I've eaten in Little Rock!

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MarshaT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brave New Restaurant. The food, service, and atmosphere are always top notch! Thanks for a great dinner.

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RogerS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The menu right now is much shorter than it used to be, so not as many options. The pecan crusted trout had lots of crab meat but no pecans.

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pamelaJ
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great overall experience at Brave New restaurant. We sat outside and the mosquitoes were out a bit. If there’s anyway to reduce those critters that’d be fantastic. Maybe some citronella and lavender plants along the balcony would help? Overall, we love Brave New Restaurant and will always come back. A wonderful place for special occasions and/or an anytime dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view of River. Great food & service.

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 2331 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.