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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
Food flavor was wonderful. I had cheese appetizers and stuffed quail. I would have liked more vegetables with meal, yes had small side salad. I am sure service is not normally as slow as it was, I understand large dinner party in back room, it took a long, long time to get food. I will give good reviews, would recommend and will be back to try again, thank you
Our visit was in celebration of our 55th wedding anniversary. We arrived earlier than our 6pm Reservations, but they were very quick to accommodate us right away. I have to say, had we not been by there earlier in the day to "find" it... we would not have been able to find it after dark, when we arrived. My only suggestion would be better signage for out of towners.
The food is a amazing! I just don't understand why you make a reservation only to get there and wait 20 minutes for a table. Not mention there were some people that walked in after us and they got sat immediately. We will be back because the food is really good.
After seeing the reviews for this place we chose it as our special night-out spot when visiting Little Rock on vacation. Thoroughly mediocre. I am sure eating on the river would be nice, but in the restaurant the decor was not impressive. Dated and the tables were straight from a Fast food restaurant. Food was fine but certainly not worthy at all of the accolades nor the $160 price.
Had to wait for 30 mins even with a reservation. After that food didn't come out for hours we did leave right after. It was valentines day but it is not my first time in a fine dining restaurant in a very busy night. The worst experience that I've ever had. If you can't manage when it's busy you are no different than any other mediocre spots. I won't recommend this place to anyone. There are a lot of spots for fine dining
Had Valentine's Day dinner with my wife here. It was our second time to be here--the first time we sat near the river and ate trout (fantastic!). This time we dined in the main room; my love had the duck with duck, I had the chicken dish. Both were fantastic! I enjoy the ambience: we dined early, so the crowd was a little older. We're a young couple. It wasn't really an issue, though. I enjoy the art and lighting, the wait staff is perfectly attentive, and if I was trying to impress a young lady I'd certainly consider this location as it is quite romantic. Top rating!
Service and food were both excellent as always. This is my wife's favorite special occasion restaurant. I had the mixed grill (pork tenderloin, medallion of beef, stuffed quail, and wild game sausage) which was fantastic and my wife keeps raving about the spinach and crab stuffed trout she had. I have eaten hear many times over the years and never been disappointed in my meal.
Our Valentine's Day lunch was perfect, the ambience, the servers, the chefs and the food all were excellent. The restaurant has a superb view of the river, they do have a outside deck perfect for fair weather. Food is the star at this restaurant, yummy and wholesome with a twist, we loved our grilled cheese sandwich with a twist and the chocolate creme brulee. All male wait-staff who were pleasant and very efficient, so were the chefs who we could see as the restaurant has an open kitchen. We will surely be back, it took us a while to get a reservation here.
We had an early Valentine's lunch at Brave New and were very pleased with the menu selection and prices. Both of us chose the Alaskan halibut special. The fillets were lunch portion and very tasty, paired well with grilled zucchini, marinated cabbage and small roasted potatoes. The wine list was quite extensive. I was pleased to find two Sauvignon Blanc vintages from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The one I chose was crisp, light and fruity. We shared the chocolate creme brûlée that was fabulous! Another great meal at Brave New Restaurant!
Firstly, the restaurant was not overly loud, but also not too quiet; you could have a nice conversation without having to speak up or whisper. The menu had a great variety of dishes. The food itself was superb. I had a perfectly cooked steak and my girlfriend had amazingly tender duck. The presentation of our ice cream dessert was tasteful, yet more than one would expect for two scoops of vanilla ice cream; the accompaniment of a waffle chip and flower made it look exquisite. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice, classy night out. As I said, the menu has a wide variety and the prices were very reasonable for the quality of the dishes. We had a wonderful time and we will absolutely make a return visit soon.
This is the second time we have visited Brave New and it won't be the last. I always get one of the fish dishes because of how fresh it is. My husband almost always gets a steak. This is a really nice restaurant just outside of the busy downtown atmosphere. You definitely get your money's worth for what you pay. I recommend sitting outside as you get a unique view of the Arkansas River and downtown at sunset. The chef/owner has stopped by our table during both visits. Such a nice guy! If you are looking to get something wonderful and new- try Brave New!
Overrated. Weird location in an office complex and it feels like you are eating in someone's large kitchenette. Mixed grill was good but wife's New York strip was disappointing. Had the thinking we should have went to a Texas de Brazil in Dallas instead for the money we spent.
I did make a reservation and I see why. The restaurant is intimate which is why the service is impeccable. Limited seating but also a large balcony overlooking an unique view of the Arkansas River and Little Rock skyline. Great place to enjoy sunsets.
The fish special Halibut lightly seasoned and sauced was excellent. The menu had a mixed grill with braised cabbage that was also delightful. Leave room for dessert, crème brûlée was decadent just the right size.
Bartender made a great martini and wine selections by the glass exceed expectations.
Wonderful food. The plates were beautiful and had a lot of different types of cooked veggies. Nice cheese appetizer and drinks were reasonable. When i made reservations I specified a birthday. That was never mentioned. We ordered ice cream and cheesecake for desserts. Server was attentive and food came out at a nice pace.
My scallops were very good, but my wife's steak tips were just ok. If I can do as good at home then I don't recommend paying over $30 for it, which was the case for the
I told them through open table that this was my 10 year wedding anniversary and would like to be at a nice table. We were stuck at a table in the corner sourounde by bad art. Tables were too close together. I could hear conversations at the other tables; not very romantic.
Service was great and the owner/chef (I believe that was him as he didn't introduce himself) came out to thanks us for the business.
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