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Brave New Restaurant

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Steakhouse, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, American, Seafood, International
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2300 Cottondale Ln, Ste 105, Little Rock, AR 72202 (Riverfront Drive)
+1 501-663-2677
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Excellent cuisine with river view

I have enjoyed this restaurant for many years, excellent creative food in a comfortable casual atmosphere. Peter Brave, the proprietor is usually on site and greets guests warmly. Known in Little Rock as the best fresh fish. Go have the sea bass or halibut, it will not disappoint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Tim G
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Little Rock, Arkansas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spoke with the new manager the other night and she agreed that the wine selection was not the gratrest. We sent the house wine back and got a bittle of the Sketchbook cab. It was much better. The appetizers are great for the price just need a few wine tasters in to help with the wine selections

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have enjoyed this restaurant for many years, excellent creative food in a comfortable casual atmosphere. Peter Brave, the proprietor is usually on site and greets guests warmly. Known in Little Rock as the best fresh fish. Go have the sea bass or halibut, it will not disappoint.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Oftentimes, people will go to a particular restaurant for a particular dish. That was me for years at Brave New and the dish was Walleye. During our last two visits, we have branched out and tried other things on the menu, and as my title for this review says, the excellence never waivers. During our last visit, Peter Brave prepared... More 

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Little Rock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Sitting outside with a view of the Arkansas River and eating the best meal you have experienced in a long time is how I would describe Brave New Restaurant. The food (baked fish) by Peter Brave is the best I have had in many years. I cannot say enough about this experience.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here several times. Each time the food is fresh and delicious. Well worth the drive out to it. Lovely scenery as well!

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Fayetteville, AR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a disappointing dining out, especially since we had brought out-of-town guests. The high point was definitely the ambiance of the terrace on a beautiful night with the river beside us and the city lights in the distance. However, the food did not live up to previous experience nor reasonable expectations. Service started well but then became distracted. One... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The service is superb and the quality and portions are very good. In addition to the extensive menu they also offered a number of specials. my wife had the fish but found the vegetable a little over done.I had the mixed grill which was very good. Finished the meal with the peach special desert. A really good wine list tops... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

After reading lots of good reviews I choose Brave New for my first dining experience in Little Rock and we all know how much satisfaction we have when we realize we made the right choice. The place is very cute but the real experience is the terrace facing the river: the gentle breeze, hummingbirds, trees, the river, everything makes this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Hands down the best restaurant in Little rock. Had the N.Y. strip and it melted while chewing. Blooming tomato was exceptional! And finished up with a peach crumb dessert. I could not move afterwards and it was worth it. Go go go!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We recently celebrated my friend's birthday there for lunch. The food was delicious, fresh and they were accommodating on changing ingredients to meet our personal preferences. It's also quiet enough to have quality conversation and exchanges. They also offer vegetarian options. Kudos to the chef and management for fantastic food and wonderful service!!

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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, Delicatessen, American, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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