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Novo Restaurant & Lounge

726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
+1 805-543-3986
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“bisque” (57 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (38 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a delicious dinner here and we were surprised the outside dining area was so large. From the street you have no idea of the back outdoor seating. It was a cool Oct. evening but the many heat lamps placed throughout kept us very comfortable....More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 3 days ago

What could be better? Novo Restaurant has a wonderful patio that goes right up to the creek that parallels Higuera St. The ambiance is just wonderful. They had heaters, but the weather was fine. The string lights make for a nice atmosphere. The food was...More

Thank YayaShare
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us - we really appreciate it! We're happy to hear we hit the mark for you! Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Novo is amazing. My fiancé and I had a celebratory dinner there after we got engaged, and recently had our rehearsal dinner there and it was absolutely perfect! It's not easy to find a restaurant in town willing to work with a large group for...More

Thank ColleenElliot
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Colleen! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us at Novo and we hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch on the creek side patio. The lunch menu offers some very good choices and a range broad enough to satisfy most. We each had a salad and a nice bottle of wine. The salads were imaginative, creative and tasty....More

Thank Brian F
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, Brian! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us! Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On two prior trips to Novo I was uncomfortable on the outside patio, which is where most of their seating is located, because it was a bit too cold and windy (and that meant there was stuff falling on the table and plates from the...More

1  Thank Jon R
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your awesome feedback, Jon! We're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you this time! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual ambiance outside on creekside patio with heat lamps. Flimsy small metal chairs. Excellent sounding menu but food is just ok, nothing special. Waiter attempted to remove our bread dishes before we were finished, without bothering to ask,More

1  Thank cwilkecat
Robin C, General Manager at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, My name is Robin Covey and I am the General Manager at Novo Restaurant. I wanted to apologize for poor service and just ok food. We definitely strive to give great service and provide excellent food. I would love to offer you a gift...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was fine; Nothing really so interesting or intimate. Our appetizer was good - we had the “chèvre” which we would recommend. Our entrees, however, were really lackluster and disappointing. For their price, we were really expecting so much better. My General Tso’s chicken...More

1  Thank franklinvn
Robin C, General Manager at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Franklin, My name is Jai Covey, I am the General Manager at Novo and am very sorry your food was not up to par. We definitely want to improve and keep all of our guests happy while providing excellent food and service. May I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the green curry chicken and the salmon bisque soup. Both were average. The bread was basic. It was nice to sit outside by the creek and they had good service.More

Thank michael d
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, Michael! We are sorry to hear you found our food not up to par with your standards. We are always striving to improve upon our guests’ experience and welcome any suggestions and/or feedback.Please don't hesitate to contact us at info@novorestaurant.com,should...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away on Higuera Street , with tables on the creek, is a very interesting restaurant. We went there for lunch and managed to get a creek facing table. It was busy during a weekday lunch and we ordered some Thai Curry and Rice. The...More

Thank NorthStar819892
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - we really appreciate it! We're sorry to hear you found our service a bit slow - we are constantly looking for ways to improve upon our guests’ experience and welcome any suggestions or feedback. If you’d like to discuss...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a high end resturant but not snobby. We were at the Old Mission with family and stopped in for a great meal. The service was great and the food outstanding, Becareful they do put hot peppers in some dished and they are little...More

Thank Jean M
Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Jean! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Come back and see us soon!

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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