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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 150
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Fine Place for Lunch and Evenings for Celebrating Special Occasions.

Great seafood, steaks, and other meats. Desserts are very good and you can have a view of the Arkansas River and can sit on the patio overlooking the river on pleasant days.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Little Rock, AR
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Little Rock, AR
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great seafood, steaks, and other meats. Desserts are very good and you can have a view of the Arkansas River and can sit on the patio overlooking the river on pleasant days.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our second visit here and we were not impressed on either one. Interestingly, we had the same waiter both times on visits 11 months apart. On this visit, he was easily distracted and while talking to us, he would stop mid sentence and respond to someone else or suddenly be called away. This happened several times during our... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is in the Arkansas River, has a nice open-air patio, and has perfectly-prepared seafood. They have steak, a wild-game plate and other dishes, but I always get the wall-eye, so can't comment on the other items. I'm gluten-free and have no problems finding suitable salads and sides. I live in Little Rock and love this place. The owner/chef... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is absolutely a gem. The food is good no matter what you get, and the service always great. My favorite thing about it is the river views, because there are not that many nice places to eat with river and bluff views. The other places are super casual and don't serve this caliber of food. Nowhere close, in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been coming to Brave New Restaurant for years and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently delicious and fresh and the waitstaff are friendly and helpful. My favorite when available is the Walleye Pike and I just can't pass up the chocolate creme brûlée for dessert. Great wine selection too!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a "special occasion" restaurant for us. The food is fresh and always tasty.Nice for lunch or dinner.

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Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A lot of care goes into your time spent here. Beautiful view while you dine and careful planning so they were not overbooked for the holiday. Knowledgeable, attentive wait staff. Food that is beautiful, vibrantly fresh and masterfully, artistically prepared. I felt like a queen, my hubby chose well! Can't wait to revisit someday.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Enjoyed the shrimp/avocado appetizer. My wife's pine nut crusted salmon was great! The walleye was good but a bit bland. The dessert sampler was wonderful but if I could pick one of the four desserts that came in the sampler I'd go with the chocolate creme brulé hands down.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We eat here frequently and have never been disappointed. Last night was no exception. My wife had the trout stuffed with crabmeat and spinach while I had the veal - lightly breaded and served in a lime beurre blanc sauce. Both were outstanding as were the accompanying vegetables - carrots, oven browned potatoes and a baked sliced green squash with... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

After reading a couple reviews thought wow a real restaurant with high quality dinning. After hours on the road I was looking forward to a culinary delight. However, what I got was a garden salad drowning in a vinaigrette, it was bitter and overwhelming not to mention soggy. I could not eat it. My fish (wall eye) did taste nice,... 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: American, Seafood, European, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?