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.
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/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Brave New Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
great, consistent food. Only complaint i ...
great, consistent food. Only complaint is the specials are frequently scant early in the week, compared to the weekend.
I've been dining at Brave New for over a ...
I've been dining at Brave New for over a decade and never once have I had a less than stellar experience. The food is consistently fabulous, the service is always good, and the view of the river and downtown skyline can't be beat.
Brave New is consistently outstanding, with great food and a great staff.
Jason is wonderful!!! He does the best j ...
Jason is wonderful!!! He does the best job and always remembers what we like to order
Great Views of the river
We had a lovely evening meal. The waiter was more than happy to move us to a window in a quiet part of the bar so we had a river view. Then we moved out to the deck for dessert. Food, drinks, service and chef were all super. Recommended to reserve a table on the deck on good days for meals.
What a great experience my wife and I ha ...
What a great experience my wife and I had at Brave New Restaurant. The services was outstanding as was the quality and taste of the food. It was a busy night (a Saturday) and the hostess honored our request to be seated on the deck. What a relaxing atmosphere. Having never been to Little Rock this was an very nice unexpected surprise!
Brave New is simply the best restaurant ...
Brave New is simply the best restaurant in Little Rock.
We were celebrating graduation and the s ...
We were celebrating graduation and the service , food, and overall ambience were perfect. The walleye was impressive as always but the fresh strawberry shortcake was some of the best ever.
Very nice atmosphere and the owner even ...
Very nice atmosphere and the owner even came by to make sure everything was good! Great place, great food!
Brave New is my 'go to' place
Whenever I have out of town company, I always take them to Brave New. One of the best in Little Rock for food quality and value.
Stumbled across this restaurant on the i ...
Stumbled across this restaurant on the internet. Thought we would try it on our vacation since it had great reviews. Glad we did. Just a great experience. When we arrived we were asked if we wanted to eat on the deck. Nice evening and great view. Food was wonderful. Our waiter could not have been nicer. No problem with subbing a different veggie for potato. Price wasn't bad either.
Fantastic anniversary dinner overlooking AR River!
Early dinner on the patio on a wonderful Spring evening exceeded our expectations - and we know what to expect here! John our waiter was friendly, attentive but unobtrusive. Hubby's fresh big-eye flown in from Hawaii was unbelievable - tasty crust outside, sweet melt-in-your mouth rare inside - the best! Wife's walleye fresh and cooked to perfection w/her all-time favorite Peter Brave's blueberry berre blanc was just outstanding. One of the few places we know of where you may order champagne (she's fond of, he's not) by the glass. Yummy and delighful. Brave New never disappoints!
One my favorite restaurants anywhere
An absolute pleasure. Great food, great place,great service
We have been disappointed the last 2 times
Scallops were burned, and vegetables were just an afterthought. Both the onion soup and the squash puree were mediocre.
Great Anniversary Dinner!
We opted to dine on the patio and had a fantastic river view. They provide outdoor heaters if it's chilly. Fantastic food and fantastic dinner - I'd recommend it for any special occasion or for those that don't mind spending some $$$ for a great dinner.
We always enjoy dining here. The food is ...
We always enjoy dining here. The food is excellent and the chef flexible to each individual. Jason is an excellent server - familiar with the menu - always attentive
An associate from Raleigh, NC was in town and we wanted a quiet place for lunch. He was blown away by the menu and then by the food. As usual, it was great!
good… Not great.
Expected more based on the reviews. Don't get me wrong it was good and the view was very nice. Overall service and food was good… Not great. Will not be going out of my way for this one again
Have eaten a t"Brave" numerous, and as always, it was a great dining experience.. One of Little Rock's finest, and best!! Our waiter was knowledgeable, and efficient.
Entertained out of-town guests. Sat outside--enjoyed lovely view, friends, service and food. Entrees served with a salad as well as veggies and potatoes. Nice presentation. We all ordered different types of fish--cooked perfectly--and were satisfied. Only negatives: one of our salads was drenched in dressing and one of us didn't think dessert was the same quality as rest of meal. Will definitely return and look forward to sampling more options. Don't let location in office building deter you.
Little Rock's Finest?
After reading reviews both here and on other review sites I had high expectations. We were on vacation but looking to celebrate a special occasion and this seemed like a great spot to do it. Unfortunately the restaurant couldn't live up to its reviews. Nothing was wrong with the meal. In fact the presentation was excellent. However starting with the soups, both the onion and mushroom, the food was basically fine but not even close to the best versions of that dish to be had. For entrees we ordered the walleye which people supposedly come from around the state for (according to our waiter), the trout, and the NY Strip. None of it was bad, and again it looked good, but it was unremarkable on an occasion we were hoping for something much more. The one course that was truly excellent were the deserts. The chocolate creme brule? Among the finest I've had. Both flavors of the homemade ice cream were also superb. I recently dined at a Chicago restaurant, that like Brave New Restaurant, had set my expectations high. That one was able to exceed them. It's too bad Brave New Restaurant couldn't do the same.
First time for my wife and I. We are new ...
First time for my wife and I. We are new to the state and I took my wife here for here bday. We love trying new places and saw this one on the line and we were both incredibly impressed with everything. Ben was impeccable and the owner came out to ask us about our experience which you don't get too often. Food was incredible! Definitely going back and a high recommendation
Fantastic as always!
Enjoyed our 43rd anniversary dinner at Brave New. This restaurant probably has the best view in town. We have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and have never had a meal we didn't enjoy. They have a menu with several meat and fish selections that are not the ordinary fare. I especially like the fact that each entrée comes with a salad selection and multiple vegetables. They use seasonal fresh local fruits and vegetables in their appetizers and deserts.
Good food. Great atmosphere.
I have frequented Brave New Restaurant several times both for personal dining and also as a favorite place and I am recruiting individuals to our organization. While you can't go wrong with the walleye, there are several other dishes that are pleasing. in addition, they mix an excellent martini. The wine list is fairly scant, but the choices are adequate to pair with the food. Overall, you will enjoy the experience.
Well done, very well done!
It was awesome and the food was fantastic. It is the best we have had so far in the Little Rock area. Very attentive staff as it was dinner for our 19th wedding anniversary. Well done, very well done!
This is the second time I've been here, ...
This is the second time I've been here, and they didn't disappoint, again. This time, instead of a date night with my wife, this was a special dinner before a annual Girl Scout Daddy/Daughter event. I mention to them, when I made my reservation, that my nine year old daughter pick their restaurant specifically because she wanted to have a view of the river, so I requested a table with a view. In response, they put us right where we had the best view. Additionally, the food was just as excellent as before. In fact, I have no idea how they did it, but they managed to make the only food I actually hate, sweet potatoes, in a way that I actually liked. I love trying new food, so I have eaten sweet potatoes in a dozen different ways, as they are a staple in the South. I hated them every time. The way they were prepared and I think because they were fingerings, they didn't have the nasty after taste I hate. I only wish they weren't so far away from my home, or I would take my wife there on dates more often.
I ordered the salmon encrusted with pine ...
I ordered the salmon encrusted with pinenuts and it was very dry. I should've noted that I wanted it cooked medium, but the waiter ask.
Great experience for a date night!
I took my wife here for the first time for our anniversary - food and wine was great, service too. Lots of groups there so it wasn't the most romantic venue but we had a great time none the less. Would definitely return in the future for more date nights.
The food is always great - the shrimp an ...
The food is always great - the shrimp and avocado salad is the BEST!!! They always accommodate pickey eaters - Thanks Peter!!
Always a good choice for cocktails and a ...
Always a good choice for cocktails and a delightful dinner with the freshest ingredients . Fish selection is great and always cooked to perfection . Our go-to for a guaranteed wonderful dining experience ! Chef Peter Brave is awesome!!
Brave New Restaurant is a Special place
The serving size was perfect. No so much that one would feel obligated to take it home, but I wasn't left hungry or disappointed with the portions. Even better, every bite was delicious. The striped bass was a special (one of four featured choices that night), and the sides were perfectly matched. We shared the Camembert cheese, and it was baked with the lightest crust imaginable, and easily large enough for two. We had the butternut soup as well, and it was the best I've had. A decent red wine was on the list, but the name escapes me. As for the ambience, well, to be frank, I didn't notice because the food was great, and the tables are laid out so as to give people space to talk - an unusual feature in a restaurant that stayed full the entire time we were there. Call ahead or use this site to make a reservation. Show up early and take a chance on getting your table, or sit at the small bar for a quick glass of wine. Peter Brave was there if you wanted to meet him, but you'd have to be fast, as he performs every task in the place as he sees fit.
We enjoyed a wonderful date night dinner ...
We enjoyed a wonderful date night dinner! This was our first time at Brave New. The food was definitely some of the freshest/best we have enjoyed since moving to Little Rock 8 years ago.
Brave New Dining
This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Love the atmosphere, service and the food is outstanding.
Amazing Dinning Experience!
Amazing food; menu is different from most restaurants around. I have the Duck with Duck sausage. OMG! It was delicious! Brian, our waiter was excellent! Chef came to our table and to check on us. I commented how we were looking forward to the chocolate creme brûlée, however the table next to us got the last one. He disappeared and came back a few moments later with one. Apparently there was a banquet going on and he just snagged one from them. Worked for me! Chef is awesome! Portions are large, so come hungry. We'll definitely be coming back!
Always a wonderful dining experience!!! ...
Always a wonderful dining experience!!! The food is amazing and they accommodate even the most particular palate.
Brave New is always our choice for special occasions and whenever we can find an excuse to go there. The food is always great and the fish is always amazing.
The friendly staff work hard to ensure a ...
The friendly staff work hard to ensure a memorable experience.
Love Brave New
Usually closed on Sunday evening, we were delighted to find Brave New Restaurant open on Valentines evening. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Little Rock. Now that we have moved away, we love to frequent whenever our travel brings us back to Little Rock. We have never had a bad dish and the service is always great. My wife had her favorite, the Falling Sky Chicken Breast, and I had the Bass and Scallop special. Always deliciously prepared. We will certainly be back and know you will too once you have dined there.
The total experience was amazing. The service was great and the food was delicious. Very romantic atmosphere for Valentine's Day. Will definitely come here again for a special occasion.
The free range chicken was my favorite d ...
The free range chicken was my favorite dish!!! The owner was friendly as well.
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