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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
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.
This restaurant is a little hard to find as there is not sign on the doors telling you where it is in the large building. But once inside there is a legend of companies next to the elevator and that is where you find out which floor it is on.
The food was excellent if they have it ( it is in season now) the walleye is awesome. MY business associate had the stuffed quail. The stuffing had an unusual flavor but the quail was excellent.
The wine election is very international and the atmosphere is just right. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
After reading the reviews stating that it's "in an office building," I couldn't fully appreciate the issue - Now that I've been there, I understand...Not that it matters once you get inside, as the view is beautiful and peaceful off of the back patio, and the food is creatively prepared and wonderful. Our server, Gordy deserves a big shout-out for handling service professionally, as a storm came without warning, and he efficiently and safely cleared the patio and accommodated guests inside. Our salads, beef and fish dishes were among the best meals we've had. The berries and cream dessert was also fresh, and delicious. Yes, the meal will average $50/person or so not including drinks, but it's well worth it for a special occasion. So, my advice is take the elevator up to suite 155, and just before the financial planner's office, take a hard left turn into Brave New Restaurant!
Brave New is good even when Peter Brave isn't in the kitchen. He wasn't tonight, but still circulated around the dining room talking to diners before he left. He told me that he just wanted to check on how things were going. I had the heirloom tomato platter with some lump crab meat added for my entree. For appetizer I had the smoked fish. Both are good and light for hot summer days. My one complaint is....no rose-by-the-glass selections (wine).
Traveling across the country, our 32nd wedding anniversary fell on Day 2 of our trip. We researched Little Rock to find the best local restaurant. A Brave New Restaurant popped up on three lists, so we figured it must be the right place. We were not disappointed. The food was farm to table, uniquely Arkansan, and met our foodie expectations. We let them know about our anniversary and they took care of us. Our waiter took our picture, with the river view as a backdrop. Peter, the proprietor, came over and talked to us (he was visiting every table, a great sign of his commitment to customers). Clearly, many in the room were locals who know this is the place to be. Our wine selection was great, and gave us the perfect toast to 32 years. We tried two appetizers, so hard was it to choose, and both were exquisite. One was a special, heirloom tomatoes, paired with homemade mozzarella - it was tasty and a perfect warm up act. My wife had the mixed grill, with some new tastes, like wild boar sausage and quail. I had the special, a walleye. Both entrees were prepared perfectly. We had to try dessert, but though they are known for the creme broulee, which is a favorite of my wife's, we felt compelled to top things off with a "flight" of ice cream cones. Homemade ice cream, every flavor they had, in little cones. It was the perfect capstone to a great meal. I enjoyed some coffee with liquer as well. In short, we wanted the meal and the occasion to be memorable, and A Brave New Restaurant passed the test. One of my great pleasures is finding terrific local favorites in cities across the U.S. I love it when locals give me a recommendation, so proud they are of their local haunts. Sometimes, our tastes are different, and the recommendation falls flat. But usually I am not disappointed. That was the case in Little Rock, and I add myself and my wife as enthusiastic endorsers of Peter Braves' unique foodie heaven in Riverdale to anyone in the area or passing through.
Venue, FOOD, SERVICE and beautiful evening (weather wise) made for another perfect Anniversary Dinner at Brave New. Gordy is a great server not only because he is family but also his knowledge of the food being served. He also has a great sense of humor. Perfect Evening!
Dr, and Mrs. Bunny Brown
This place was in an office building and the dining room felt like it tables had been set up in a meeting room. The food was good and presentation was very good. The servers in polos and khaki pants and shorts seemed a bit to casual for how this restaurant is being promoted. The server kept his supply of coasters in his pants. That was creepy. The good thing about this hotel was the view.
It was tricky to locate the restaurant from outside the building. I appreciated that there was signage inside the entrance. The host acknowledged my reservation and asked where I'd like to be seated, I chose the deck for a team lunch with 2 others. The menu is great for a gourmand though it was hard for me due to pick due to my own reserved preferences. I had the grilled shrimp with orzo and it made a good lunch to go with the conversation. My teammates enjoyed a GF salad (salmon?) and the ravioli. One of my companions is a big eater and upon seeing my shrimp plate ordered one for himself for after his ravioli disappeared. The lunch atmosphere was calm and relaxed so we were able to chat and enjoy an hour away from the office and have tasty lunch served by elegant waitstaff.
We were out with another couple enjoying a beautiful evening on the river. The outside seating is relaxing and panoramic. The service was great, the food was great and view was great. I recommend the outdoor patio for easy, relaxing, enjoyable conversation and dinner. The price was reasonable; not cheap and not overly expensive. Considering the quality of meal, I believe it is appropriately priced. I had the Walleye and it was excellent. My wife has a Gluten allergy and there were several options for her to select.
I cannot ever say enough about Brave New. It is by far my favorite place to dine in Little Rock. Sitting outside to dine is so calming. Watching nature as you eat soothes the soul. The food, the wait staff, the ambiance is superb! And, getting an opportunity to visit with the Peter Brave is the highlight of the evening! Thank you Peter to you and your staff!
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