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
terrific food. three of us had three dif ...
terrific food. three of us had three different items from the menu and all were outstanding. Excellent appetizers, perfectly prepared food, good service and atmosphere.
Very disappointing. Service was slow... ...
Very disappointing. Service was slow... Restaurant was hot. Ambience was dismal. Food was extremely overpriced and mediocre. So disappointed because we drove from Texas to dine there. I would never eat there again. The lobster salad had one very small piece of lobster and about 4 ounces of crab-ish salad on top of lots of lettuce and lots of grapes and cheese. I did not want grapes and cheese and lettuce for 35.00. My daughter had walleye that was rubbery and fishy tasting.
Still great after all these years. We'v ...
Still great after all these years. We've been going there for decades and it never gets old. From the salads, to the fish to the cake, it's terrific. Because of this, they are always busy. Reservations don't really do you any good. We waited the same amount of time others without reservations waited.
Being our first time to visit Little Roc ...
Being our first time to visit Little Rock (there for a Team National conference) we wanted a local restaurant to try. When we searched 'restaurants in a little rock it was the first to come up.....all with rave reviews. Our dinner was amazing! I had the scallops, which was a special for the night and my niece had the walleye. Both of these dishes were prepared amazingly tasty with a melt in your mouth flavor. Wish I could have gone back for seconds :) 5*****
Best restaurant in Little Rock . Perfect ...
Best restaurant in Little Rock . Perfect size portions. Food is fresh, prepared artfully yet still healthy. The restaurant will satisfy both the fancy and plain tastes in your party. Wait staff is wonderful. Don't let the exterior of the building dissuade you. Go. Enjoy.
We have been dining at Brave New Restaur ...
We have been dining at Brave New Restaurant for a number of years now, and the food and service are always exceptional. Meals are imaginative without being too "far-out." It is easily the best food in Little Rock and the best chocolate creme brûlée on the planet. And the goat cheese mousse appetizer is the creme brulee's counterpart!
We arrived a little early and enjoyed co ...
We arrived a little early and enjoyed cocktails at the bar. We had a great waiter, Gordy, who was attentive but not intrusive. We shared the heirloom tomato appetizer followed by each of us having a seafood entree. Food was excellent. The restaurant was lively.
Disappointed after reading the good revi ...
Disappointed after reading the good reviews. We were seated outside after making a reservation (for inside). We were told we could wait for an inside table, but didn't know how long that would take since the restaurant was full, so we decided to go ahead with the outside table. The temperature was pleasant at first, but then when it got dark, it was buggy and humid and I was unable to see my food. Very little lighting outside. The service was unbelievably slow; I am not sure it was the server or the kitchen. We arrived and were seated, given menus, but it took at least 20 min before a server showed up and gave us water. Then we waited longer to order and each course took a very long time to be served. By the time dinner arrived, we were all tired. My entrée was very salty. Very expensive for the quality of the experience. Would definitely not return.
We went there for some good fish, there ...
We went there for some good fish, there was none of the items on the menu available, the fish truck didn't come in & PB wasn't working that eve. Had some good wine.
This was our fourth time to Brave New an ...
This was our fourth time to Brave New and we have found it very consistent. This trip was to celebrate my birthday. Our waiter, Brian, was most excellent offering some really great suggestions and anticipating our needs. The kitchen service was good, and the food by all accounts was excellent, too. We all had something different and everyone was pleased with their individual choice. The atmosphere in the restaurant is okay, and the noise level never reached the irritating level on this visit. There is no question that we will be back.
The food is always cooked to perfection. ...
The food is always cooked to perfection. A little pricey, but as a "special occasion" restaurant, it can't be beat. Service is always top notch.
We just had to go back to this lovely pl ...
We just had to go back to this lovely place. The first time was great, so we decided to try it again. This time we sat outside. The view was fantastic. The sunset was beautiful. And the best part was the food and the service. Next time we go to Little Rock, we'll definitely make reservations here.
Fabulous view of Downtown Little Rock al ...
Fabulous view of Downtown Little Rock along Arkansas river. Ask for outside or window seating.
The mixed grill was awesome. The pork te ...
The mixed grill was awesome. The pork tenderloin was too! Triple chocolate brownie was the best dessert. Runner up was the mint chocolate chip cheesecake.
First Time Visitors
Food was most excellent and prices, reasonable. The river view is very calming and serene. The ambiance is nice and noise level low, though is it wasn't at capacity when we visited. Get Ricardo as your server. He's most attentive , menu knowledgeable and quite funny and pleasant. Kudos to a very fine operation.
This was one of the best meals I have ea ...
This was one of the best meals I have eaten in a long time! We ate outside and had a great view of the river!
Brave New is my wife's favorite restaura ...
Brave New is my wife's favorite restaurant and I enjoy eating here with her. I love the vegetables served with the entrees. They not only support the entrees but are good in their own right. We like the deck in season and the wait staff is always efficient. And, lastly, I appreciate Peter coming by our table to visit.
Would try again
Decided to have lunch at Brave New Resturant. On this day, food was of lower standard than I remember from Brave New. Given the price for this food, I would expect more quality for the sandwich I ordered. Also the salad was not as good as I have had at other places. The bread was excellent. I will try Brave New again, and hope that my experience is different. I spent $$ and left feeling like I did not get my money's worth. Thanks for the opportunity to provide this feedback.
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.
Our visit at this restaurant was wonderf ...
Our visit at this restaurant was wonderful. Table on patio overlooking the Arkansas River and had a full moon over the river while we dined. It was a perfect setting for our 44th. Anniversary. Peter Brave came out and talked to us and other diners. Perfect and food was excellent. I had the Walleye and wife had the pork tenderloin. You can't go wrong with these picks.
There is no better place in town to sit on a deck and watch the sunset over the Arkansas river!
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
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