Brave New Restaurant

4.8
2380 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 2380 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StellaAR
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather allowed us to sit outside on deck overlooking the River. A perfect lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience with excellent views of the river from a secluded location. It could be hard to find your first time there, but definitely worth it.

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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
118 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the seasonal heirloom tomato platter, which is always tasty. Then for my meal I had half dozen oysters - 3 Bienville and 3 Rockefeller. They do a nice job with oysters and cook them just right. For dessert: white Russian ice cream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Ricardo ensures we always have a wonderful experience!

MJ
vipMJLfrog
Houston
198 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, the heirloom tomatoes and burrata ‘salad’ was the BEST I have ever had. The plate was filled with huge, juicy tomatoes - I said ‘salad’ - it could have been my entree. All our food was outstanding, and the service was great. The restaurant is quite pretty and has a lovely setting on the River, although a little hard to find - don’t give up

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Lucas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, service, and view. Great Place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration and Brian, our waiter, was much fun and very knowledgeable! Nice to meet the chef ad well

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PETER
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brave New Restaurant! Food and service are always excellent.

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BirdGirl
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both seasonal offerings and menu regulars were delicious. Great flavor profiles. Lovely setting with attentive staff. Their attention to detail makes the difference. There are lots of restaurants in Little Rock but this is a consistent favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can to the restaurant for a bachelorette dinner. We had amazing food and service. We were greeted and checked on by many of the staff including the owner/chef. He was so kind and made sure we were having a wonderful time! This place is fantastic and I can’t wait to return!!

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Judy
Little Rock
15 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Brave always comes thru with fabulous meals. It was wonderful.

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MollyS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

LOVE this place!
Leo the dog chases geese off the lawn. Peter Brave is very present directing operations and chatting with guests. Love the heirloom tomatoes this time of year!…

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Little Rock!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great conversation. Will be back soon.

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Philip
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Food and service were excellent. We are not big muckety-mucks who go to fancy restaurants all the time, but the waitstaff (and the owner) made us feel welcome and valued. Our table had a beautiful view of the Arkansas River.

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JimH
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just closed on our new home and wanted a special night out. I grew up with Peter Brave and would not go anywhere else. What he does good is fantastic!!!!

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Judy
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 Had the walleye and it was excellent. 1 had duck and loved it. 1 had the pork and ate every bite. Such a pleasure to have such good food and service.

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vipfB26
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Great. Celebrating family tradition when anybody - children or grandchildren comes we Need to Eat at Brave

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ShellD
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service creme brûlée was amazing! Very nice water views, took our 2 children, family friendly and great service!

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vipAndrewG
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening with friends and family. Brave did a perfect meal for all on their new outdoor red table patio expansion. Service was great.

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vipjaydeejay
Little Rock
116 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and sevice. Always a pleasure to find here.

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ValerieV
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being outside on the deck and looking at the water. And the food was excellent. Service was also exceptional

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BobW
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal from Peter Brave and his staff. The wife and guest raved about his fabulous walleye with a special cranberry beurre blanc with glazed carrots, roasted potatoes and zucchini. My veal in lime sauce was simply delicious; the breading was crunchy and the meat fork tender. His chocolate creme brûlée could compete in ANY food competition and it didn’t disappoint.
Fabulous views of the river with lovely ambiance. What more could we look for?

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BentonC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy....patio view of river was amazing!

Owner came to table and greeted us.

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vipCoolhanduk
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mixed grill ever. Service was superb, the kitchen may have lost our ticket but we were in no rush and it was a nice place to hang out and the food was well worth the wait

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brave New never disappoints. We have dined here for well over 20 years and never had a bad meal or experience. The Walleye and Scallop specials are always fresh and perfectly prepared! Two of our favorites. An adequate wine list to pair with anything on the menu and the Chocolate Creme Brule' is the best around. An evening sitting on the deck and watching the river makes for a most pleasant evening.

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RobR
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was OUTSTANDING!!!! I highly recommend

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PJAndrea
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is good on deck with fan on us, overlooking Arkansas River which was high, with a cute beaver in the yard, lots of birds, including hummingbirds and a flock of Canadian geese.

Waiters really on top of it all serving whatever you wanted: Before dinner drink, appatizers, bottle of wine, dinner, and of course there OUTSTANDING Chocolate Crème Brûlée, topped off with coffee and Drambuie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff!

CM
CarolynM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dining experience was wonderful. The "tomato plate special" is back and great. I always appreciate Peter's visit to each table to welcome customers and solicit feedback about the food and service. So glad to be able to return to a (fully vaccinated) favorite restaurant.

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ValenciaW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Service was poor & slow. Open seating in main area however was seated in the back. Requested to be sat outside once tables opened up but was not called for table. Food was sub par and overpriced for ratio of food. Overall not satisfied with this latest visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing and attentive service. A great experience. Will definitely be back!

JM
JillianM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location! Service was wonderful! Definitely recommend

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vipcajunpeggy
Little Rock
119 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the Oysters Bienville appetizer special. That was a tough choice between that and the seasonal heirloom tomato platter! But NOONE cooks oysters like BNR! Just right! I also had the ahi tuna entree. BNR has the BEST Ahi tuna!

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EdwinB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at this restaurant is always absolutely wonderful. I am a longtime fan of this place which, I believe is a Little Rock treasure.

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DaveA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Fresh delicious food at its best! Service is impeccable.

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GregH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!! Great food. Great Staff.

GB
GaryB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was wonderful. We ate outside and the only reason I marked the noise as moderate was because of the fans to keep us cool. The flowers, birds and view all went well with the excellent food.

JM
vipJMercer
Tampa
75 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was wonderful! Be sure to give it a try if you are in the area!

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 2380 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.