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Novo

726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
(805) 543-3986
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad st.
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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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We were staying in San Luis Obispo for the night on our way back to AZ. Read the reviews for this restaurant and they sounded very interesting. What a find. The atmosphere was amazing, as the weather was beautiful. Outside dining amongst beautiful landscaping and lighting. The menu was very eclectic My husband had the Moroccan Fried Chicken and I... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I rarely give 5 star reviews, but this place deserves 5 stars. The service is spot on. The setting was idyllic - we went at night and loved the outdoor seating surrounded by trees and fairy lights. It was chilly but warm enough under the gas heaters (sorry environment). The food was absolutely delicious. Trio of sausages with fresh toasted... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Awesome food and a great patio overlooking the creek. The do have heaters for cooler evenings. Awesome chile verde. Great appetizers and specials. Good wine list.

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

This creekside dinning is my favorite in SLO. The menu is quite varied always a great special. For a romantic evening make a reservation and ask for a creekside table.

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Carlsbad, CA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Incredible seating outside around the large trees and along side a stream. White table cloths and fresh hot bread. Excellent Ahi salad and pork loin done to perfection. Lobster bisque was heavenly. The service was perfect and friendly. This will be an absolute for a return visit. Fun setting and cozy environment.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

The food at Novo was good - spicy potato samosa was very well flavoured and our noodle-style dish was good. The service really let this place down (although we were on holiday so happy to laugh about it). Despite a reservation for 8pm, our table wasn't ready when we arrived (it took 3 separate conversations to figure this out). In... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You MUST visit this spot if you are in town. We were recommended by a client to come to this restaurant, and it happened to be their Restaurant Month so they had great deals on their set menus. A plus with their local wine flight pairings. Try to get seated on the patio by the creek. They have great appetizer... More

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Santa Ynez, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We asked for a table outside by the creek as it was a beautiful day! It doesn't matter where you sit because the food is excellent no matter. The salad was fresh and dressing was just the right amount. Service was friendly but not intrusive. This is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner but I enjoy the summer afternoons... More

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MetroWest Boston
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends out on Novo's patio overlooking the creek. It was a warm sunny day, so they had the umbrellas up. Given that I am from a cold climate, it was nice to enjoy a meal outside. I thought the server was very friendly and helpful and she had no problem when I asked to... More

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Renton, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We greatly enjoyed duck and salmon entrees and they have an impressive wine, beer and spirits list. Unfortunately, our server visited the tables to either side of us several times before ever acknowledging us. The lack of attention and nonchalant approach detracted from the experience.

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Additional Information about Novo

Address: 726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
Phone Number: (805) 543-3986
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: International

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