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Brave New Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2514 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 25 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

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What 2,514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. MZ

    MZgrace

    Southwest Florida

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We had a table by the window with a beautiful view of the AR River. I got the pine nut crusted salmon with a pesto sauce. It was good, but on the heavy side, so next time I'll go with just the grilled salmon. My husband had the grilled shrimp with orzo pasta & broccoli & it was very good. The Hess Shirttail Chardonnay was excellent too!

  2. m

    meme

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Veggie crepe was delicious. Sirloin steak was very tender, grilled cheese amazing.

  3. MH

    MikeH

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, we had a great meal & experience. Food & wine were very good. View of the river relaxing. Service was excellent & spot on. We always eat at Brave New when in LR.

  4. ML

    MikeL

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is the best restaurant in Little Rock. Highly recommend

  5. LB

    LarryB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little Rock’s best for special occasion food and drinks.

  6. F

    Foodies

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat on deck, was delightful! Loved the baked oysters. Entrees of scallops and pork were delicious! And Chocolate Creme Brulee is to die for! Highly recommend!

  7. m

    melissam

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous…as always! Peter snd his staff always deliver a spectacular meal! Love this place

  8. JC

    JackC

    Little Rock

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Salmon was ok. Not as good as Taziki’s. Steak was marginal, not in tha same league as Arthur’s. Buffalo sausage was fantastic!

  9. L

    Lmt1

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Simply sublime

  10. JC

    JackC

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I have eaten at Brave New countless times over the past 15 years. NEVER have I gotten anything that was not very good, great or exceptional. One of the best restaurants in Arkansas, the mid south AND the country!

  11. P

    Persnickety

    Little Rock

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lunch or dinner on the deck at Brave New Restaurant overlooking the Arkansas River and watching the swallows soaring by is the best dining experience in Little Rock. The seafood is marvelous, I love the salad and the vegetables, the bread is scrumptious, there's a fine wine list and a good bar, and they have my absolutely favorite dessert—their deep, dark chocolate creme brulee. Heaven!

  12. M

    Mnuspl

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! A hidden gem in Little Rock.

  13. VM

    VernonM

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Guaranteed excellence in food, service and ambience, and especially recommended for special occasions!

  14. MD

    MarieD

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the setting was amazing. The entire restaurant experience was top notch but not pretentious. We ate outside on an amazing patio, but the inside looked nice too. I was visiting Little Rock, and I will be back next time I am in town.

  15. j

    jimk

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4

    Always enjoy coming there but this time I ordered the Salmon and it was tasteless! No flavor at all and the potatoes were not cooked completely! Also, the martini I ordered tasted like it had no alcohol in it. But overall I like Brave New Restaurant and will go back again but won't order the salmon next time.

  16. PM

    ProfMoores

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner! Sat outside overlooking the river. Service was impeccable. My wife said the Walleye was delicious. The scallops were melt-in-your-mouth! Will be our new go-to place when we visit Little Rock.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat on the patio during sunset I had the grouper special and some Chardonnay and watched the fireworks from Dickey Stevens

  18. VP

    VicP

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. We enjoyed the personal attention from the chef.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  20. N

    Nede

    Little Rock

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want excellent food and service, try Brave New Restaurant. Good river view, inside and outside seating, quiet set aside seating areas, great history, accessible for someone with a disability, nice looking restaurant with original art, good for parties.

  21. DS

    DonnaS

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Brave New! Food always great and service excellent.

  22. MJ

    MJLfrog

    Houston

    227 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    227 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    Cocktails were skimpy. Veal dish good, mushroom Wellington good but too large. Our server had to be asked several times for more butter and the return of the wine list; apparently had tables In two parts of the restaurant so was ineffective.

  23. T

    Terri

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always consistent quality in menu, service, ambiance. In mild weather we always try to sit on the outdoor balcony where we can watch the river flow by and the birds and geese enjoying the bird feeders.

  24. MD

    4MuddyDogs

    Little Rock

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brave New never disappoints. We just returned from eating our way through Chicago and we both said we had better (oysters, scallops, soups, chicken, and on and on) back home at Peter’s! Seriously. Well done, as always!

  25. RS

    RichardS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the service and food was impeccable.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent, service was over the top and we will certainly be back soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner outing with my boyfriend and our special friend. Drinks and food were outstanding!! So enjoyed our evening at Brave New!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat outside on patio watching the AR River and birds. Beautiful setting!! Super delicious chicken crepes. Our favorite place!!

  30. DM

    DMPWELL

    Little Rock

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good menu and service, but this occasion was even better.

  31. EA

    EdwardA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great for special occasions, e.g., anniversaries. Never been disappointed.

  32. MB

    MarlaneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was such a discovery! Kind of confusing to find, but the food was excellent and the view stunning. We ate on the balcony with fans and it was lovely. We can recommend the fish dip (like a fancier tuna salad with crackers) and the steak and salmon. Overall a wonderful night!

  33. GG

    GiGi

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good!

  34. l

    lyndab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a late reservation but did not feel rushed to leave. Food was DELICIOUS!

  35. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our very favorite places....always great food...their fresh fish is outstanding Service is always the best.

  36. ST

    StacyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely one of the top restaurants in Little Rock. They get everything right. Besides the fresh perfectly prepared food, you get a stunning view in a very comfortable space. The staff know their stuff and attend accordingly. You can relax and enjoy conversation and the view over an un rushed meal. Yes, you can have a normal conversation, no screaming over thumping vibes. Enjoy.

  37. RI

    RIck

    Little Rock

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as usual!! We’ve never had a bad meal or experience at Brave.

  38. DD

    DocDuck

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. c

    cpbirthdaywithgrandsons

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service - Brave New never disappoints!

  40. JT

    JessicaT

    Little Rock

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    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!

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 4.8 stars by 2514 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 25 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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