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Brave New Restaurant

4.8
4.8
2604 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,604 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock

    Best Value

  • Little Rock

    Fit for Foodies

  • Little Rock

    Healthy

  • Little Rock

    Great for Lunch

  • Little Rock

    Notable Wine List

  • Little Rock

    Most Booked

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Great for Lunch

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Notable Wine List

  • Little Rock / Central Arkansas

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have a reservation. The food was delicious and our server fantastic. The Goat cheese mousse was delicious and I highly recommend. It’s inside the Bank on the first floor- that could be better marked but otherwise awesome experience. Will go again!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience on the deck by the river. In addition to excellent smoked lobster and baked Brie also witness to a bald eagle and several herons. Service was excellent as well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great server. An African American gentlemen. Met the owner he’s a great guy. The food was excellent. Great experience
  5. MH

    MathewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food. I would highly recommend.
  6. O

    Ostrashines

    Western NC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Brave New Restaurant! Our waiter, Christian, was delightful. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu choices and wine list. The setting on the river was beautiful and we chose to eat on the outside deck to take in the view. The food was superb and we highly recommend the veal medallions and mixed grill entrees. The owner, Peter, was the consummate host and we enjoyed our conversation with him!
  7. JM

    JudithM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food.
  8. JH

    JulieH

    Little Rock

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There for a birthday celebration...always lives up to expectations.
  9. BC

    BillC

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have celebrated our anniversary 29 straight times at Brave New Restaurant . Looking forward to 30.
  10. CS

    CindyS

    Little Rock

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The heirloom tomatoe entree is off the charts as always. Scallops were also excellent. Service got a little slow as it got a bit busier.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.
  12. CC

    CoCB

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Definitely one of the best and most consistent places in town. Don’t let its odd location fool you. The walleye, when available, is a must have. But never had a bad meal here.
  13. AF

    AnnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought 12 people to dine at this restaurant. Our waitress was amazing. Not only was she knowledgeable about the ingredients in every dish and special, she took everyone's order without writing anything down...and it was all perfect. Only one item was a tad undercooked for one friend, and they adjusted beautifully.
  14. JS

    JessieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely date night out on the deck. Our waiter was knowledgeable and the food was amazing!
  15. H

    Hatch

    Little Rock

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Brave is a good place to get a fine dining experience. Others places with a similar experience may give you better bang for your buck but this is worth trying.
  16. K

    Kenbo

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brave New was excellent as always! The service was wonderful and on point. The food and drinks were amazing! Peter greeted us during dinner and on the way out. My office is less than a mile from the restaurant but have been at home for two years and the ONLY thing I miss is having Brave New so close. I will be making a point to travel in for lunch and dinner more often! Bravo!
  17. JC

    JodiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love Brave New!!! Peter is the best and so is the Walleye!
  18. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Everything is prepared fresh and the portion size is perfect, especially if you like to finish everything on your plate. We sat outside and enjoyed humming birds feed as we overlooked the river.
  19. LL

    LovesLRfood

    Little Rock

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service as always, but unfortunately a number of menu limitations because they were out of things including specials.
  20. HN

    HarryN

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening - beautiful view and amazing fresh food!
  21. CL

    ChristopherL

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Outstanding service. Great ambiance with the Arkansas River and downtown LR as a backdrop. Highly recommend awesome place for date night-ask for patio seating. Not sure there is a better place in the LR area.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Go! Finding your way from Parking to the restaurant a bit of a challenge/puzzle. But well worth it!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The lobster was so bad we couldn’t eat it and then they gave us a scoop of ice cream and made us pay for the $60 entree.
  24. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute must try if you've never been! It's a wonderful experience!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ally good as always
  26. H

    Hungry

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a LR treasure. We discovered it on this trip even though Mr. Brave has been in Little Rock a number of years. We were able to sit on the patio looking out over a river. Have you ever seen a bald eagle? While you are eating? Special treat. Teresa was the best. We enjoyed ourselves and oh yea, the food is over the top good.
  27. JC

    JaniceC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This was not the Brave New Restaurant that I remember. Service was slow, food took a long time and presentation in plate was not as before. Peter wasn’t there so don’t know if that was part of it.
  28. MH

    MeghanH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! I took my staff here for lunch and we had a great time.
  30. IJ

    IanJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great date location. The balcony seats have a great view of the river (and some ducks) with flowers along the railings and bird feeders nearby. The food was very good, could have been a bit more for the price but it wasn't skimpy either. Service was good and it was nice and quiet.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!!
  32. V

    Vhbecker

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I asked in the reservation to be seated near water or near a wall for quietness. We got both - great view, inside with AC, by the glass outside wall. Service was attentive but not cloying and the food was amazing. I had California relatives with me and wanted to show them what Arkansas could do. I succeeded. We all want to come back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance. Cocktail offerings with bourbon were limited.
  34. DE

    DarrylE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very elegant place to eat. We ate on the deck overlooking the river and had a wonderful evening. Food is excellent and plated nicely.
  35. TR

    TigerR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my favorite restaurant! Great service and wonderful food with daily specials and local vegetables to support our farmers.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thurman has been my server the past couple times he’s amazing! Lunch for sure get the SIRLOIN STEAK, medium cooked Appetizer - goat cheese mouse & oysters The ambiance is the absolute best, food presentation is top tier and the staff treats you like royalty!
  37. RR

    RickR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat in Little Rock. Consistently good. Uses locally sourced food products. Their signature dish is the Walleye and it should be, it’s perfect. Try the lime veal medallions!!! Hands on family run business.
  38. W

    Wonderer

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. Good service. Consistently, too much butter. I got the tuna. They prepare it very well but it sat in a small pool of butter. I need to always remember to ask them to hold or significantly decrease the butter.
  39. J

    Julio

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice overall. Love the patio on the river. Really long wait between appetizers and entrées, made us all feel like our order got lost.
  40. JJ

    JJK86

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Once you find the restaurant it is very good. Cocktails are only okay. Nice wine selection with a good range of prices. The food and service is excellent. Little bit on the pricey side for Little Rock but worth it for a special occasion. Don't be fooled by the location. The restaurant is on the second floor of an office building. Parking lot and entrance are not well marked and deceiving. The location and view are worth the effort. Disappointed that they did not read the reservation and realize that this was for a birthday dinner. Recommend telling the hostess otherwise you could be disappointed. I expected better from a high end restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 2604 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Brave New Restaurant

2300 Cottondale Lane, Suite 102, Little Rock, AR 72202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Riverfront Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Little Rock

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, 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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