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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
+1 805-543-3986
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (37 reviews)
“bisque” (55 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (37 reviews)
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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Novo is a very good restaurant, service was excellent, great outdoor seating by the creek. That being said, the food is good but not mindblowing by any means. The main criticism would be very "one note," where all 4 dishes we tried had sort of...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Grabbed some appetizers here before Thursday's farmers market. We sat outside in the back, next to the creek. The heaters on the patio made it a nice cozy spot. Complimentary bread was very yummy. Instead of entrees, we ordered appetizers: - fried calamari: recommended by...More

Thank CindyCaliforniaUSA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Very good lunch. We all had excellent size, prepared dishes. I had sandwich with tri-tip, cheese and grilled pepper. Amazing. The location at the creek was also nice

Thank Ivo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere Loved the outdoor lights and patio. Very romantic. Good food and wine. And great and very hip bar staff

Thank damaguk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is nice if you want to sit outside or bring your furry friend. The food is way over rated in my opinion and the service was spotty. I ate here twice with my husband, once for dinner, and once just me and the...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with fantastic patio by the creek. Great food and friendly service. Go for the crossover seafood dishes!

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently held a wedding rehearsal dinner for my wife's nephew and fiancé , 40 guests ; we were not disappointed We had been able to preselect our meal options from a wide choice. We ate outside family style with the very effective overhead heaters...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Novo for dinner with relatively high expectations because the reviews were so good. We had just an average dinner, nothing bad, but nothing great either. The spring roll appetizer was very tasty, I would highly recommend it. The chow novo was good...More

Thank JRWalker
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had dinner at Novo on the recommendation of friends and enjoyed every last bite! We started with the chicken lettuce wraps and ended sharing the creme brûlée and the seasonal sorbet. Everything was flavorful and brought to the table at the proper temperature -...More

Thank ValerieTingley
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

One of the nicest patios in downtown SLO! Good food and good service! I take family here whenever they come to town for a visit!

Thank Shana C
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11 July 2016|
Response from Bobbysox_7 | Reviewed this property |
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29 February 2016|
Response from Shanny C | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry about Mother's Day brunch at Novo. Novo is open for brunch every Sunday so we will for sure be serving brunch. Our chef may design a special menu for that day, however, it has not been... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
    (Broad st.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-3986
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Set against a rich eclectic backdrop, Novo's international flavors are the leading ingredients in an exotic dining experience. Located downtown San Luis Obispo in a historic turn of the century building with spectacular creekside dining. Multi award winning restaurant for food, service and ambiance. Extensive global and local wine and beer selection. Novo easily accommodates large parties either on one of the patios in in their lower level "cellar room". A favorite with both locals and tourists, Novo is a truly a San Luis Obispo experience.
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