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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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