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About Brave New Restaurant
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.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Contemporary American, Seafood, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking lot in front of the building.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Brave New Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Had not been in many month and was NOT disappointed. Our group each had a different menu items and each of us were very pleased with our meals. Ask for the "specials" both for food and beer since they had both during our visit. We enjoyed a local micro brew that was not on the menu so it's worth it to ask.
Wait for outdoor table is about 30 minutes so make sure you're prepared to wait if you want to eat outside.
I recommend this restaurant, very good food.
It has been about ten years since I've eaten dinner at Brave New, so my husband and I decided to dine here for our anniversary. We started with the goat cheese mousse appetizer, which was very solid. We each opted for the Caesar salad (a salad selection comes with an entrée) for our salad. Unfortunately, the salad was soggy and brownish. I feel like maybe they made them earlier in the day and put them in the refrigerator. I had the halibut special for dinner, and it was good but not great. The sides were definitely lacking that night with carrots, one small potato and a small overcooked zucchini. My husband had the meat plate, and his beef was cooked more to well done than the medium he requested. The standout, in both of our minds, was the chocolate crème brulee.
We were disappointed in our meal given what we paid. Our server was great and we had an amazing patio seat. We were seated when the restaurant was maybe a quarter full but still had to wait a good bit of time on our main entrees (in total our meal was two hours). I will definitely come back for lunch but will think twice about dinner.
Creative menu items cooked to perfection. Used to getting the Walleye but didn't have it in Fri night. Waitress was very cute and nice but disappeared for several long stretches.... especially at dessert/coffee time near the tail end of our dining experience --- this was especially awkward because the place was clearing out after a 2 hour meal. My client and his wife usually order a dessert so I was a little disappinted but no big deal that they didn't . All in all it was a great 👍🏻 time.
My wife and I ate here for our 16th anniversary. It was our first time eating at Brave New Restaurant. We were not disappointed at all. The food was amazing! Do not go there for a quick meal. Go for the food and company, and take your time. Service can be slow at times, but you should be paying attention to your companions and food, and not your watch. The environment was great, as was the food and management. The food is a tad on the expensive side, but for a special occasion I would say the value is there because they give you generous portion sizes. It was definitely worth the drive from Conway, and my wife and I agreed that we may have to make this a new annual tradition. I would highly recommend this to all of my friends.
Had great reviews and we had a birthday to celebrate. We did not believe the GPS initially. There is nothing in the area that said there would be a great restaurant in that area. I had booked on Open Table had to change the number. Called the restaurant and they returned my call and explained my options. Duck, Duck, seared tuna, scallops, veal with lemon butter were all great. Would go back but probably a special occasion restaurant.
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the service was fast and efficient. The food was fantastic and fresh, and the view of the Arkansas River and the Little Rock skyline are beautiful. This was our first time visiting Brave New Restaurant and we will certainly visit them again.
Went with a date.she loved the way she was treated loved the way personnel went out of their way to accomdate me even though I was 20min late for my booking. ( l ve lousy sense of direction )although im from here. My date was not.she loved the dusk/sunset views.but most importantly we were able to communicate with adequate light (she lipreads).cannot fault the food.
Another five-star meal on the balcony: sea scallops as good as they get, wonderful Hawaiian tuna, plus as usual a selection of interesting and delectable vegetables, excellent bread and good wine. And to top it all off, hummingbirds and a woodpecker at the feeders, egrets in the river, and then the piece de resistance: a gorgeous bald eagle swooped down out of the trees and fished in the river, and we watched him devour his catch on the sandbar near the shore. A fantastic dinner and nature experience!!!
When we received the food, it was room temperature. We thought it was supposed to be served this way so we asked our server and she said it was to be hot. We wished it would have been served a lot warmer. But the food tasted awesome. Our appetizer was superb which was shrimp. Price was great. We will be back. If you haven't eaten here before, it's a must. Ask for "Red". She is very good.
Brave New Restaurant never disappoints. The food is always excellent. One of my favorite things about Brave is that you can have a conversation at the table without raising your voice. I had the shrimp and spinach salad that was amazing! Perfect for a hot summer afternoon. The protein was satisfying and the fruit and dressing was refreshing. I would definitely recommend!
Our experience at Brave was exceptional!! The location was easy to get to and plenty of parking !! The staff was very pleasant and eager to please. They took care of our every need. We were in a hurry to get to the Guns and Roses concert and the staff accommodated us and we never felt rushed. Our food was prepared to perfection. Also the owner who we lovingly called MR BRAVE, welcomed every person and visited every table to ensure the food and service was at its highest quality. We had a blast meeting the owner and dining on the beautiful terrace over looking the River. I would recommend Brave to any local or visitor in the Little Rock area.
Peter is a a very sociable chef. He has always come to say hello to every table when we have been there. The food is fantastic and if the weather permits, I highly recommend sitting on the patio. There are great views of the river and downtown. The location is rather unexpected, being in an office building, but definitely worth the trip.
The restaurant is in an unexpected location, but has nice views of the Arkansas River. We started off with the heirloom tomato appetizer and the mushroom tart. Both were delicious, but the mushroom tart was outstanding. The 3 of us all had different things, the duck dish and the scallops were super delicious and the fish special, a walleye, was very good. There was a good selection of wine that was very well priced. The chocolate crime brûlée was very tasty. I will definitely be back when I come to town again. It was a very high caliber food restaurant in a semi casual setting that I was happy to see in Little Rock.
Everyone in our party of four was extremely please with their dishes. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. The chef/owner was kind enough to introduce himself and ask if everything was to our liking. The bartender created a non-alcoholic "cosmo" for our non-drinking diner. The view from the window tables is lovely. Overall, a very pleasant dinner with a very accommodating crew.
The beef tenderloin was delicious – – chard a little bit on the outside... and that demi-glaze was delicious. Linda got the strawberry does the tilapia and said it was delicious. Our dinner partners Sid and Paul enjoyed the chicken and salmon immensely. Another outstanding meal. And we didn't even mention the delicious soup and tomato platter
We wanted to have a special night for my husbands birthday and decided we wanted to go somewhere we'd never been before. I have watched Peter Brave on Ch. 7 Day Break or Good Morning Arkansas for many years, always wanting to try his cooking, so here we went. The service was second to none and our waiter (Cannon) was great. He took time to explain everything in detail and make recommendations. Our diner on the patio was very very nice. It was cool off the river (July) and the atmosphere was nice. We will be going back. If I had any kind of suggestion it would be to make it a little easier to find the restaurant. There wasn't any indication outside the building that there was a restaurant upstairs. Building looks like an office/apartment setting.
Overall, loved our experience there.
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