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All 255 San Luis Obispo Restaurants

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: Tapas, 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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Thousand Oaks, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great food, charming atmosphere next to the creek. Service is always good and it is just an all around great place to eat. Great wine list.

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los angeles
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The menu offered such a variety. Tandoori prawns, Korean short ribs, hummus and sheep's milk ice cream. Sitting under the lights by the stream was magical. Good service and reasonable wine list. Saturday night was busy. Make sure to make a reservation.

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Fremont, California
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1,495 reviews 1,495 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
915 helpful votes 915 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We have enjoyed eating at Novo. On our first visit, we sat outside in the patio area by the creek. We enjoyed a couple of their excellent curry dishes and salad. It was a wonderful time. We recently returned to the area on a Thursday night when the Farmer's Market is going on. Novo has a "food booth" in front... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This creekside courtyard is a hidden gem out back, after entering through what looks like a deserted bar. The heat lamps throw off more than enough heat to be able to sit outside. Service was helpful and efficient. The food varied so would satisfy most palates, fresh and delicious. Good selection of wines, beer and cocktails. Would be ideal whether... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I got a table for 2 on a busy Monday lunch hour and things could not have been more pleasant. Our server was very nice, the bartender manager type stopped by to be sure all was satisfactory and we each had a delicious lunch. I had the salad with goat cheese and beets with grilled salmon--it was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this river walk area restaurant. The ambiance was memorable. I enjoyed the lamb with couscous and my wife particularly liked the salmon preparation.

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Encinitas, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It might not look like much on the outside and one has to walk trough the kitchen to get to the patio are, but once out there- it's magic! My aunt and I had dinner on an exceptionally hot October night and the setting with the lights transported us to a beautiful exotic place far away. We loved the menu... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wish that I'd been able to have dinner here, but on the basis of lunch I highly recommend it. We both had salmon dishes -- one in a salad, the other on a sandwich -- and the quality of the fish was simply excellent, likewise the preparation. We ate outside next to the creek and that was terrific too. Service... More

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Monterey, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lettuce wrap with flat iron steak, Yum! Pork carnitas sopes, Yummy!! Chow Novo with chicken, Wow!!! And a wonderful, reasonably priced bottle of wine. The place is a winner!!!!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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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: Tapas, International

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