Brave New Restaurant

4.8
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1933 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.
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ShawnaC
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough stars to adequately express how amazing this dining experience was!!

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vipLynnS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New is absolutely one of my most favorite restaurants. It is consistently awesome. We were celebrating a birthday with 5 people. Everyone ordered different entree’s that were all spectacular!
Great food, service & ambiance!

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vipWillF
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, every trip to Brave is a unique experience

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ScottM
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too noisy. Decor dated. Food was good and service really good. All in all would not go back.

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paulaw
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a special occasion. Service is great and the food is excellent. I've never had a bad meal there.

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DickC
Shreveport
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food view of river/downtown.

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KirN
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our ann. We come back Food was great

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and great service.

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TracyA
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. The walleye is excellent, nice wine selection.

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Eilatang
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!! We were lucky enough to be there when the appetizer special was oysters bienville or oysters Rockefeller. Both were out of this world. Love that Peter Brave still comes around to each table. Great anniversary dinner.

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vipRIck
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed when dining at Brave. Once again the food was exceptional! A new offering was fresh oysters offered 3 ways. We chose Rockefeller and they were absolutely the best I have ever eaten! The entrees were stellar as well. Always a pleasure, especially for special occasions.

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MattC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not the top dining experience in Little Rock! To start the location is out of the way free from traffic. There is plenty of parking outside, & easy to access the elevator. Reservations are key, & so easy! We were there on a Friday night, the place was packed! It was very pleasant to walk in, & sit down right away. They were even on top of my special request! We enjoyed wine & beer while waiting for our avocado & shrimp appetizer. This app was so fresh, bright, & flavorful! The combo of the shrimp, avocado, grapefruit, & onion is unreal good! My wife accurately described the shrimp as tasting clean. Next we had garden salads that were perfectly timed after our app.
Then, again nicely timed, our main courses arrived. She had the walleye, & I the veal w/ lime butter. These were equally special dishes. The walleye, not only fresh as can be, but cooked perfectly! It was unbelievably delicate. The veal was buttery, comforting, & on the edge of decadent! I cannot put into words how good that flavor was. We capped off our evening sharing chocolate creme brûlée’ & coffee....a perfect ending! This whole experience was perfect. I don’t see how it couldn’t be...when Peter Brave himself visits each table to insure satisfaction. Our only mistake was waiting as long as we did between visits. We’ll be back soon!

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steve
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Feature steak was only 1/2 inch thick and improperly cut (not perpendicular)

Filet mignon salad served with cold steak. Beef is terrible cold. Also loaded with fruit which is poor combination with beef and missing avocados. Menu misleading .

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine menu, amazing mushroom soup, great ambiance and informative staff! Coffee with the chocolate creme brûlée was a great dessert choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect, service was perfect; Brussels sprouts with the veal could have been much better, as they were kind of tough and plain.
The zucchini was flavorful and uniquely presented.
No sweet tea? Mix your own? Sugar doesn't dissolve well in cold tea. Hello, we're in the south! :(
Veal with lime was tender and flavorful; the house salad was absolute supreme; the avocado & shrimp appetizer was awesome and well presented.
Husband said his steak was "kind of plain" (aged? seasoned?), the quail and sausage were really good.
The chocolate creme brulee was to die for!
Value was ok for a special occasion - although perfection in ALL food presented, for the price is expected from a higher class restaurant.

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vipFoodie83
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day and it was fantastic. We had the duck breast and the mixed grill and it was delicious. Our server was excellent and we will definitely be back. Great date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, delicious...exceeded our expectations. If you haven't tried it, you should.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My significant other and I went to dinner for Valentine’s Day. Despite V-Day being among the restaurant’s busiest, we were seated (with our reservations) within a minute of arriving at the restaurant. Our server was delightful and answered any questions we had about the menu. The menu itself was wonderful. Though the restaurant doesn’t offer it’s regular menu selections on Valentine’s Day, there were ample options from which to choose, with each entree accompanied by a lovely salad. I had the roasted vegetable ravioli and house dinner salad, both of which were filling and well-made. My date had the beef tenderloin and Caesar salad, and he had no complaints. We got to the restaurant around 8:45 and ate and talked until about 10:45, but we never felt rushed to leave. Everyone we encountered was kind and personable. Though definitely a more expensive date, it was well worth the money for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service! Our waiter was very nice and did well at explaining the menu. The food was good and the art on the walls was very cool!

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STEVEM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was not what we thought it should be. After dinner. On the way home we picked up taco bell.

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HoyteP
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. My favorite restaurant in Little Rock

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PaulaL
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a Valentine's Day lunch. Lovely view of the river. Everything we had was delicious and and plated to please the eye. Great service.

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RobertG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fantastic food, reasonable price and terrific view.

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ACTN
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Brave and every person on the wait staff could not have been friendlier. We enjoyed a delightful evening of good food and wine.

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macallan
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and the evening were good as always. Our service was excellent. Too little has changed in the years since it opened . Many will see this as commendable, but really it is all a little tired.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for a special occasion lunch.

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NancyL
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met good friends for dinner. We all love Brave New. It never fails to please.

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johnh
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food at a good value. My wife and I both enjoyed the restaurant very much.

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BobB
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Entertained a visiting music artist and friends for lunch. The service was great, the food was amazing (as always), and the ambiance was wonderful. When people ask where to take a guest for lunch or dinner, I always recommend Brave New. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our 32nd anniversary. I often forget about Brave New because it's off the beaten path. First-time diners, don't get discouraged that the bathroom isn't convenient, the parking isn't always great and this night, the elevator wasn't working well. It didn't matter. PEOPLE ARE LINED UP TO GET IN THE DOOR. Great location on the Arkansas River. Peter Brave does a great job especially with fish (I had the ahi tuna).

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vipFrankerBanker
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Brave New, one of our favorites!

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vipEverett
Amarillo
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New Restaurant is one of our favorites in the country. The dry scallops are divine, and Peter Brave's Walleye recipe is quite possibly the best fish I've ever eaten. The word "New" in their name is deceiving as they've been there like 26 years or so. We live in Dallas, TX and we have over 4,000 restaurants (most of which are wonderful). And yet, we plan trips around eating at Brave New.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My beautiful wife and I enjoyed our first experience and meal here. It was a pleasure to meet Peter Brave and we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. 5 starts every time I come. It is in the most unassuming building but once you enter the restaurant it is a whole new level. The food is always high quality and the servers are excellent and knowledgeable. Always have new specials that are unique as well

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ZuppaMan
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff. Delicious food from apps to dessert.
Traveling through state and stopped for dinner. We were beyond satisfied with our meals. One of the best meals we have had at a restaurant.
Fresh seafood and tender steak. unique meals and homemade desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely will recommend this restaurant to others. Peter Brave runs the best restaurants in Little Rock. His nightly specials are amazing.