About Brave New Restaurant
Little Rock, AR 72202
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
After seeing the reviews for this place ...
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 rese ...
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
Waiter was rushed and distracted. He har ...
Waiter was rushed and distracted. He hardly slowed down when asking if we needed anything. We had to flag him down more than once. He basically did a dance when we told him we weren't having dessert. He wanted to turn the table over.
Had Valentine's Day dinner with my wife ...
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 ...
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, t ...
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 Bra ...
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 l ...
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 ...
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 c ...
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. ...
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.
Have dined here on several occasions and ...
Have dined here on several occasions and have never been disappointed. Service is great but not intrusive. Food is excellent and is not over priced. We will continue to dine here as it is one of the most reliable restaurants in Little Rock.
Wonderful food. The plates were beautifu ...
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.
Brace is a familiar longtime restaurant ...
Brace is a familiar longtime restaurant in our family. This last visit wasn't as great as usual. We preferred to be in the main dining room and didn't feel as though we were really at Braves. My steak was buried in a poorly flavored sauce my companions
My scallops were very good, but my wife' ...
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.
Good food, good service. However, no att ...
Good food, good service. However, no attention was paid to our reservation. I had named our honoree and the purpose for our visit (75th Birthday) when I made the reservation. I had requested a special dessert which never appeared. I finally promoted the server re the dessert. He brought it and there was no charge. Spoiled the surprise element. First time to use this reservation service. Think I will just call ahead next time
The wait staff was incredible in caterin ...
The wait staff was incredible in catering to our friend who requires extra attention with choosing food because of so many limitations. We all had wonderful meals and enjoyed great conversation. Brave New is always an excellent choice that pleases everyone's palate.
We met up with some friends that were co ...
We met up with some friends that were coming in from out of town, and needed to a good place for dinner- Aka, somewhere that is impressive without being stuck up.
Brave New Restaurant is just that. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff- the timing of food delivery was spot on, and most importantly, the meal was delicious. Our second time there has now confirmed it's place as one of our favorite restaurants to go to when we get the chance to eat out.
We had an 8:45p reservation and were fin ...
We had an 8:45p reservation and were finally seated at almost 9:30p. Our waiter was attentive, but our meals were barely warm when served, and hardly seasoned. Oddly, the knives that were brought to the table were of such poor quality (cheaply made - they actually bent when using them) that they seemed out of place. We heard another patron ask for his waiter to bring a "more aggressive" knife. Nevertheless, we had a good time and were so impressed with their custom of bringing children a fruit and cheese plate immediately after being seated that much else was forgiven.
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