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, 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
There are so many places to eat in the U ...
There are so many places to eat in the USA that are good with most serving tried and true fare whether a great steakhouse or Waffle House. Very few are inventive dining experiences. Locally sourced fruits n veggies utilized for deliciousness not because it's trendy. Fresh seafood flown in from everywhere. Super Relaxed atmosphere. The best wait staff.
Absolutely wonderful restaurant. Everyth ...
Absolutely wonderful restaurant. Everything my wife and I ordered was delicious and the view is absolutely spectacular, overlooking the Arkansas river. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes at very reasonable prices considering the quality of the food. The chef, Peter Brave, uses locally sourced ingredients and the taste of the food reflects it. Service was also very good.
We were visiting Little Rock; this will certainly become our go-to restaurant the next time we are in the area.
We are never disappointed at Brave's. W ...
We are never disappointed at Brave's. We always hope the walleye is on the menu but if not
there are many other delicious things to enjoy. Service is excellent and we think prices are
reasonable for the quality of food that is served. Lunch is also a pleasure, especially the
shrimp dishes. Brave's is our favorite place to eat and we will be back. We also had the
tenderloin and it was cooked to perfection.
What a GREAT experience. We have not be ...
What a GREAT experience. We have not been to Brave New in a long time. Now, I am wondering why we waited. The food was absolutely outstanding in taste and in presentation. We had a wonderful outside dining experience. We will certainly go again soon.
We have been coming to the Brave New lon ...
We have been coming to the Brave New long before you moved to your present location . Usually on New Years as a group of six. Then once or twice during the year. Two of our group moved away and then one passed away this year so now we are two to three. We thoroughly enjoy all Peter Brave and the Brave New Restaurant has to offer and will continue to do so as the occasion presents itself.
Peter Brave just operates a great restau ...
Peter Brave just operates a great restaurant with a varied selection you just can't miss with anything offered. Strip steak outstanding and Walleye that is fabulous (seasonal I guess depending on the temp on Lake Michigan).
Just a great place comparable to anywhere in the U. S. A.
Once again, we had a wonderful experienc ...
Once again, we had a wonderful experience at Brave New Restaurant! For the first time we went for lunch. The menu was varied and prices reasonable. Both my husband and I chose the fish special, mahi mahi, served with deliciously prepared carrots and broiled zucchini as well as roasted new potatoes. The portion was perfect and the fish was prepared just right, tasty and moist. The wine list is quite nice and we opted for a glass of very good Viognier. Our server was attentive, friendly and helpful.
If you've never been, please consider going not only for the great food but also for the ambiance overlooking the Arkansas River. Relaxing and beautiful.
We come to this restaurant about once a ...
We come to this restaurant about once a year when we visit Little Rock. It's always good with a very interesting and entertaining menu. The tomato appetizer was spectacular as was the creme brûlée. My filet was great but my husbands strip was not as good as usual, but still very good. Will come back again.
Brave New is in a nondescript building ...
Brave New is in a nondescript building that looks like a very large and very odd house from the street. Also, you don't just walk into it. You have to go into the building, up the elevator and around the corner to find it. That just goes to show that location isn't everything. The food is always fabulous and the service very good. It's always worth the trip. Signature walleye fish is so good. Fresh and locally grown salads, etc.
One of the best for seasonal locally gro ...
One of the best for seasonal locally grown dining. Chef always chooses the freshest seasonal produce when possible. The summer heirloom tomato appetizer is the best. And for this being mid south, the best place for fish. May be hard to find for some. Call for directions.
Are you kidding?! How was the experience ...
Are you kidding?! How was the experience is a dumb question because brave new is always an AMAZING experience and the food is wonderful! Hands down one of the top restaurants I've ever eaten at and I continue to go there for big occasions.
This dining experience was on my mother' ...
This dining experience was on my mother's birthday and I wanted a location to be both soothing and highly enjoyable. This restaurant fit the bill quite perfectly and she (my mother) was happy with service and food, (not to mention the wine selection). She and I both had an excellent time and I would definitely return in the future. Also, I recommend the stuffed quail!
I booked this reservation for my daughte ...
I booked this reservation for my daughter's 34th birthday. I wanted her to have an experience that made her feel special and yet accommodated my two grandchildren (ages 3 and 6) as well. Not only did my daughter feel special but when my grandchildren received their fruit appetizers they felt just as special. It is amazing to find a Resturaunt that provides fine dining at its finest and yet has a menu that allows children to appreciate the experience as well. The evening was wonderful, our server was charming and the food from appetizers to desserts was fabulous!!
Took a friend that I wanted to treat and ...
Took a friend that I wanted to treat and we were both impressed. The menu choices were excellent. I had the halibut special and it was delicious. Also tried the Baked Camembert Appetizer. Also great. Our waiter said the Crème Brulee was the best in Little Rock and I believe he was right. My new favorite place.
We always enjoy dining at your restauran ...
We always enjoy dining at your restaurant. We save it for special occasions. However, this time we requested a window table and not a 2 top. I made reservations over a week ahead of time.
We had to wait for a table, not too long, but were immediately told we could not have a window table. There was a 2 top open but other table was bought over to make room for 6. This could have been done elsewhere in the room.
Our food, service was very good and we enjoyed our evening, but would like to know how far in advance do we need to make reservations to get a window table?
Very well managed. Food arrived promptly ...
Very well managed. Food arrived promptly, well presented. Service good. Only small critisim would be that the service was so good it felt a little rushed, the next course arrived before we had finished the previous one, having said that we would certainly go again.
Brave New is a long time favorite. Have ...
Brave New is a long time favorite. Have eaten there for wedding rehearsal dinner for son through to my own 40th wedding anniversary. It has never disappointed. Quality food that is locally sourced where possible. Prepared wonderfully.
Feels like home to me, actually better t ...
Feels like home to me, actually better than home. All waitstaff treat us like family. I grew up on a farm in the Delta, and when our waitstaff describes where each vegetable, fruit or meat comes from and how they are prepared, I'm salivating for the fresh, local offerings. The description matches the finished product.
We'll be back...and back....and back....and back.
Go to Brave New in any season but you ca ...
Go to Brave New in any season but you can't miss a summer visit to experience AR tomatoes and vegetables in their glory. It's an educational experience to hear where the vegetables come from locally and how they are cooked to maximize the flavor and health benefits. I found the heirloom tomato appetizer so good I had to go back two weeks later to have it again. You can't beat the Walleye and I've enjoyed it this summer with the fresh peach and later with the blueberry gastrique. Peter gives a personal touch to everything and his staff reflects his knowledge and ability to provide an extraordinary dining experience. Lastly, leave room for dessert. I'm going to try every homemade ice cream flavor eventually!
We were at Brave New Restaurant 14 years ...
We were at Brave New Restaurant 14 years ago and recently returned back to live in Arkansas. We went there to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The service was really good but the food was just so so. It was less than stellar for the price we had to pay. We probably won't return.
This was only our second time to dine at ...
This was only our second time to dine at Brave New. My husband and I were so impressed after our dinner date that we brought the family for our son's 19th birthday but we were not nearly as impressed this time. Three in our party ordered steak and not one of them enjoyed the meal. I had the special fish and it was wonderful. The fifth person had the mixed grill and only thought it was okay. It was disappointing to spend that kind of money and not enjoy the meal as much as we had hoped.
We had a very nice dinner in spite of th ...
We had a very nice dinner in spite of the storm that blew in. Our party had the salmon, mixed grill and the lobster salad...all of which were fantastic. We even saved room for dessert and split the blueberry cobbler. The crust was really good!! All in all it was a great experience and delicious food.
The décor inside the restaurant and the ...
The décor inside the restaurant and the outside view of the Arkansas River combine to create a very nice visual experience that complements the outstanding food that is served at Brave New Restaurant. From the time we were seated and until the end of the meal, the wait staff stopped by often enough to ensure that we ordered food and drinks when we were ready to do so, drinks and other items were replenished when needed, etc.: All done without being intrusive. We will certainly return there soon.
Brave never disappoints. The food and t ...
Brave never disappoints. The food and the service are always tops and the atmosphere lends itself to conversation. The view of the river is spectacular with the added bonus of frequent wildlife sightings. It is great for family gatherings, visiting with friends or a dinner for two.
There was nothing not to like about our ...
There was nothing not to like about our recent evening here. The place was busy, but we were seated promptly. We had excellent service throughout the evening. It is a very casual place, but the food is great, and the views are nice. The soup of the day was a gazpacho, and that's what both the companion and I ordered. It was delicious, very nicely seasoned. For entrees, I ordered the Avocado Shrimp appetizer, and the companion ordered the Spinach & Shrimp dinner salad. He couldn't finish it all. But, they were both delicious!
Brave New has fabulous menu options to c ...
Brave New has fabulous menu options to choose from to delight anyone's palate. The waiters/waitresses are always professional and very friendly. The view of course is wonderful which makes the whole dining experience satisfying.
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