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Brave New Restaurant

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Steakhouse, Sandwiches, American, Seafood
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2300 Cottondale Ln, Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72202 (Riverfront Drive)
+1 501-663-2677
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We welcome you... Again! We're serious about quality dining, but in a...
We welcome you... Again! We're serious about quality dining, but in a relaxed atmosphere. We've won a lot of awards for best overall restaurant, best views, best servers, but we'll never rest on our laurels. The best compliment you can pay us is to come back, and bring your friends! You can count on us to use the freshest and highest quality ingredients - always. We may occasionally improvise, or even run out of an item, but we will never offer you less than the best. Freshness also offers some flexibility to accommodate special health needs (check out the number of gluten-free items!), And we will do so to the best of our abilities.
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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Food in Arkansas

Brave New Restaurant or simply Brave's, as it is also known, is our favorite restaurant in Little Rock. Located improbably among office buildings, one takes an elevator up to Brave's, enters at the end of a long hall, then, ka-pow, looks straight out a large glass wall onto the Arkansas River... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Toran I
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Conway, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Conway, Arkansas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Brave New Restaurant or simply Brave's, as it is also known, is our favorite restaurant in Little Rock. Located improbably among office buildings, one takes an elevator up to Brave's, enters at the end of a long hall, then, ka-pow, looks straight out a large glass wall onto the Arkansas River (outdoor dining is also available). Chef/Owner Peter Brave is... More 

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Batesville, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Service was excellent. Menu selections were excellent. Food quality was excellent and fair for the price. Very tasty creations, including deserts. Beautiful location on The Arkansas River. Food was not exceptional, however.

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200 reviews 200 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Been going off and ingot ten years When there were few other choices of upscale restaurants it was fine But there are so many good choices I don't see this as a contender

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

used to be great. last visit was underwhelming. same old same old, especially the tired sauteed veggies.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of Little Rock's culinary gems. Its location in an office park might remind you of the company cafeteria, but once you enter the door you'll know you're in for a treat. It might be difficult to find if you are a tourist, but you will be well-rewarded for the effort. Elegant food at a reasonable price. It's... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Finding this restaurant is like playing hide-and-seek. But once you figure it out (it's upstairs in an office complex), it's like finding a treasure. Get a table on the deck if possible for a lovely river view. The staff is very friendly, helpful and attentive. The food is awesome with some interesting preparations. We both had one of the specials... More 

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San antonio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We sat outside for dinner, overlooking the river. Our group of three had the salmon, walleye, and lobster. Each was amazing, prepared just perfectly. The service was great, elegant setting yet relaxed. Will definitely return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Easily my favorite restaurant in Little Rock after spending the last couple of months eating at a variety of restaurants in the area. The menu is varied, appropriately priced, and the quality of the food is excellent. It's also one of the better places to eat a dinner on a nice evening out on the deck overlooking the river. Highly... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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945 reviews 945 reviews
517 restaurant reviews
462 helpful votes 462 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I had dinner recently with three other couples during a weekend golf outing in Little Rock. It had been a couple of years since I had last dined at BNR. The quality of the food and the service was still outstanding. I was tempted to order the walleye but I settled on the mixed grill. My wife... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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295 reviews 295 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When you pull up to Brave New, you fear you might have made a mistake. It's located in an office park and the parking area, building, and entrance do not impress. But once you walk into the restaurant, you get the sense you're dealing with people who appreciate good food. The kitchen is open (which I like) and the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2300 Cottondale Ln, Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72202
    (Riverfront Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-663-2677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Sandwiches, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

We welcome you... Again! We're serious about quality dining, but in a relaxed atmosphere. We've won a lot of awards for best overall restaurant, best views, best servers, but we'll never rest on our laurels. The best compliment you can pay us is to come back, and bring your friends! You can count on us to use the freshest and highest quality ingredients - always. We may occasionally improvise, or even run out of an item, but we will never offer you less than the best. Freshness also offers some flexibility to accommodate special health needs (check out the number of gluten-free items!), And we will do so to the best of our abilities.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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