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Brave New Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2494 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.

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Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (501) 663-2677

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Peter Brave

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate your banquet needs in our private dining facility, with room for up to 80 guests. Please give us a call to discuss your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Peter, David or Jeff: (501) 663-2677

  • Area

    Little Rock

  • Cross Street

    Riverfront Drive

  • Parking Details

    There is a parking lot in front of the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Goat Cheese MousseUS$16.00

    Goat cheese blended with cream & baked, served atop pool of chive cream sauce

    • Baked BrieUS$17.00

      Small wheel cheese, baked and topped with walnuts, served with grapes and water crackers

      • Shrimp CocktailUS$20.00

        Six jumbo shrimp served on shredded local greens, accompanied by parmesan pita crostini, mango-horseradish puree, and traditional cocktail sauce

        • Smoked FishUS$19.00

          Chef's nightly choice of fish served with caperberries, topped with a sauce of horseradish and whole-grain mustard

          • Avocado ShrimpUS$18.00

            Half an avocado, tossed with fresh gulf shrimp, red onions, white balsamic vinaigrette, served on bibb lettuce

            Main Course

            • Mushroom WellingtonUS$32.00

              Portobello cap stuffed with mushroom duxelle, goat cheese, spinach, & pecans, wrapped in puff pastry, baked & served on a bed of fresh tomato sauce

              • Rabbit Ridge Farms ChickenUS$34.00

                Locally raised 1/2 chicken (breast stuffed with boursin cheese, plus leg and thigh) sautéed in butter, for a crispy skin, and served on a pool of creamy leek sauce

                • Veal with LimeUS$42.00

                  Lightly breaded veal tenderloin medallions, pan sautéed in butter, and served with lime butter sauce

                  • Pinenut SalmonUS$42.00

                    Fresh north atlantic salmon, lightly encrusted with pinenuts, then pan sautéed

                    • Beef TenderloinUS$52.00

                      Grilled beef tenderloin, topped with a red wine sauce, served with Stilton tomato half, whipped potatoes, & asparagus

                      • Duck with DuckUS$40.00

                        Pan seared duck breast with crispy skin, paired with a grilled smoked duck sausage, a lingonberry demi glace, and wild rice

                        • Mixed GrillUS$45.00

                          Grilled pork tenderloin, beef medallion, stuffed quail, & wild game sausage, served with herb demi glace

                          • Pork TenderloinUS$39.00

                            Roasted pork tenderloin finished with a whole-grain mustard sauce

                            • RibeyeUS$50.00

                              Angus ribeye rubbed with a sweet and savory dry rub, topped with house made compound buter

                              • Smoked Lobster TailUS$58.00

                                Served with lobster risotto, asparagus, watermelon reduction and fresh mint

                                • Vegetable PastaUS$29.00

                                  Angel hair pasta, grilled squash and red peppers, cherry tomatoes, finished with tomato and mirepoix sauce

                                  Dinner Salads

                                  • Smoked LobsterUS$48.00

                                    Smoked lobster meat tossed in lemon tarragon mayonnaise, served with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes and apples, finished with aged balsamic

                                    • Smoked Salmon and CaviarUS$45.00

                                      House smoked salmon, salmon roe caviar, spinach, cantaloupe puree and fresh cucumber

                                      • Melon and ProsciuttoUS$36.00

                                        Cantaloupe, watermelon and prosciutto over mixed greens, finished with basil pesto and goat cheese crumbles

                                        Last updated: 18 May 2022

                                        What 2,494 people are saying

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                                        4.7
                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.7Food
                                        • 4.8Service
                                        • 4.7Ambience
                                        • 4.4Value

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                                        1. DD

                                          DocDuck

                                          Dallas

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The wives were very happy. What else do I need to say!

                                        2. c

                                          cpbirthdaywithgrandsons

                                          Denver

                                          18 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          18 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food and service - Brave New never disappoints!

                                        3. JT

                                          JessicaT

                                          Little Rock

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Incredible experience, our server Teresa was amazing! Very attentive and very sweet. The food was outstanding, best scallops I have ever eaten! Everything was great, highly recommended!

                                        4. CS

                                          CotyS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 1 day ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing place, great view of the river and food was excellent

                                        5. MS

                                          MySharonna22

                                          St. Louis

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful! Came here to celebrate my best friend’s graduation from her masters program and the manager was so thoughtful to read my note on open table about why we were there to celebrate and made a point to congratulate her himself. We dined outside on the deck with a stunning view of the river and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We were visiting from out of town and would go here again in a heartbeat.

                                        6. BS

                                          BethS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was top notch. Everything was combined thoughtfully to create a dinning experience that was magical! Will be back again soon!

                                        7. JC

                                          JaimeC

                                          Little Rock

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 2 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always a first class experience!! Attention paid to every detail down to the meal sides. Got to experience outdoor seating with with amazing views of the AR river. I can truly say that I have never had a bad meal or experience here. Well worth the price!

                                        8. PL

                                          PattiL

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Exceptional service and the strawberry creme brûlée was out of this world

                                        9. j

                                          jane

                                          Atlanta

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                          Vacation . Found this on open table and glad we did!

                                        10. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Little Rock

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was great

                                        11. CJ

                                          CJDuncan

                                          1 review

                                          2.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 7 days ago

                                          overall2food4service2ambience1

                                          Delays and more delays. Much of the blame was put on their system, but even taking our order was nearly 45 minutes into our meal. We did not complain; however, they did comp our meal. The food was fresh but not overwhelmingly good for the cost.

                                        12. J

                                          Johnny

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent food quality, service! Atmosphere was very relaxing and waitperson was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a great fun experience for our Anniversary’

                                        13. M

                                          Mystical

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 10 May 2022

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          We sat outside and it was great. My sister and I were celebrating her graduating college and we both got the steak. It was good but I gave the food 4 stars because the sauce for the steak was spicy, for me. It doesn't take much to make it too spicy for me but there was no indication in the description that it would be spicy. Usually if they say it's made with pepper, that's enough to make me stay away from it but there was no mention of anything that I would consider spicy. I had to eat the steak without the sauce and while it was good, I mainly got it for the description of the sauce. So if I'd known it was spicy, I'd have ordered something else. My sister agreed it was a bit spicy but she ate it ok. A little more expensive then most restaurants and not enough for to take some home but I knew when I picked it I'd be partly paying for the ambience of dining on the river and that did not dissapoint. They had bird feeders in the back so you could watch birds, canadian geese, and the river. They also had fans on the deck which my sister appreciated but I didn't feel it was too hot without them.

                                        14. GB

                                          GeorgeB

                                          Memphis

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on 10 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Always an outstanding meal! You will never be disappointed here! Best scallops I have ever eaten!

                                        15. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Chicago

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Walleye is always great and how nice to have Chef stop by the table!

                                        16. AH

                                          AmandaH

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 8 May 2022

                                          overall3food2service4ambience4

                                          If you can sit outside I think the experience will be much better - it is incredibly noisy inside. We found the salad delicious, but the main courses lacked flavor. Definitely paid way too much here for the quality of food.

                                        17. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Great food!! Relaxing fun place for a birthday celebration

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          San Diego

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 7 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Peter the owner is always on hand to confirm food and service is as it should be. Nice to have a restaurant you can always count on

                                        19. TK

                                          TomK

                                          Chicago

                                          96 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          96 reviews

                                          Dined on 3 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          One of my favorite restaurants

                                        20. BM

                                          BrennaM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 2 May 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was amazing and very affordable for the level of quality. It was beautiful to sit outside and watch the birds and the riverfront on the balcony as well, and the wait staff was super friendly and gave great food recommendations. I will for sure be going back!

                                        21. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 30 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Brave New never disappoints! A little pricey but I guess that goes with todays inflationary condition

                                        22. LD

                                          LeeD

                                          Little Rock

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on 30 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Peter Brave hasn’t lost a beat. Outstanding menu. Great service

                                        23. LT

                                          LindaT

                                          Las Vegas

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Anniversary.

                                        24. DM

                                          DineshM

                                          Little Rock

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 29 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food service, ambience was excellent. The cost of each item including entrees, appetizers has gone up significantly. So it expensive. But the overall experience was excellent.

                                        25. WF

                                          WillF

                                          New Orleans

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on 28 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          great food, great service, always a warm reception, and the Arkansas River out the window. Could it be any better?

                                        26. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New Orleans

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 24 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We had a table outside and it was beautiful!

                                        27. BC

                                          BrettC

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great workers. Great service. Great food. Great restaurant.

                                        28. M

                                          Monae

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 23 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful vibe with excellent food. I will most definitely return.

                                        29. RA

                                          RickA

                                          Little Rock

                                          15 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          15 reviews

                                          Dined on 22 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Last night was marvelous! We had a delightful time together. Everyone's meal was exquisite. We were in an area where it was quiet and we could talk to each other. The service was impeccable. It is so nice to be able to spend time out with friends again.

                                        30. h

                                          harvola

                                          Philadelphia

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on 19 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          I love this restaurant! We sat on the deck overlooking the Arkansas River and had an exceptional meal. The soups we had were perfectly seasoned. The pace of the meal was perfect. My shrimp was tasty and placed on orzo with a fruit compote sauce that paired well with the shrimp. The crowning touch was the creme brulee. We tried both offerings. The chocolate version was rich and very creamy. Perfect crack when we it spooned out. The white chocolate with strawberries was great as well. It had a really nice backnote of strawberries. Will definitely revisit this restaurant.

                                        31. B

                                          fB26

                                          Little Rock

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 18 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Friends overseas

                                        32. CM

                                          CodyM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 17 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful dinner with a great view! Service was also outstanding.

                                        33. MM

                                          MMMM

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious food, would definitely recommend it to anyone. Pricey but worth it.

                                        34. J

                                          John

                                          Chicago

                                          13 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on 16 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Very nice as always.

                                        35. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Memphis

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 15 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We sat outside by the river. It was a beautiful, intimate setting. Our server was the best. He was relaxed and very friendly. Just a wonderful dining experience. Our favorite were the oysters Rockefeller.

                                        36. SC

                                          ShawnaC

                                          Little Rock

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on 13 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          As always, everything at Brave New Restaurant was perfect!

                                        37. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Little Rock

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on 12 April 2022

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Brave New did not disappoint! The walleye was very good. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was good.

                                        38. PM

                                          PaulaM

                                          Little Rock

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on 11 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delish!! Menu options vary, but always great. Service with a smile!1

                                        39. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on 9 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                          Food and setting was fabulous. We really enjoyed our evening there.

                                        40. AB

                                          AlanB

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on 5 April 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          atmosphere is great, service was great and the food was great... always a good experience at Brave New!!

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitising

                                          • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • 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

                                        FAQs

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

                                        Brave New Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2494 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                        Make a booking

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                                        Booked 19 times today
                                        Google Map for Brave New Restaurant

                                        2300 Cottondale Lane Suite 102 Little Rock, AR 72202

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross Street

                                          Riverfront Drive

                                        • Area

                                          Little Rock

                                        • Hours of Operation

                                          Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Contemporary American, Seafood, American

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Elegant

                                        • Dress Code

                                          Smart Casual

                                        • Parking Details

                                          There is a parking lot in front of the building.

                                        • Payment Options

                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive Chef

                                          Peter Brave

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (501) 663-2677

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          We can accommodate your banquet needs in our private dining facility, with room for up to 80 guests. Please give us a call to discuss your specific needs.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          Peter, David or Jeff: (501) 663-2677

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