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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” (38 reviews)
“bisque” (56 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (38 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is an absolute must when in downtown SLO! I love dining outside because the atmosphere and ambiance is fantastic! Good food, great drinks, and friendly staff!

Thank MelissaMasters
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are staying in Morro Bay for a month. We invited friends to join us to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. We wanted a nice place to take them for dinner. We chose Novo and were not disappointed. The setting is lovely. The food and service...More

Thank gloria1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip driving down the coast and enjoyed an excellent meal here. Their ribeye and filet are excellent. The bar is great. Shane makes a mean old fashion! We sat outside by a creek and they had heaters so you don’t get cold.

Thank 518ATLCouple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Novo twice for lunch and both times enjoyed our meal and our surroundings. All tables are outside on a two tier patio. There are umbrellas for rain and for sun and heaters for when it is cold. Although the entrance of...More

Thank Stan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in SLO for one night and wanted to try the best in town. Novo turned out to be the right choice. Although there was a lot of outdoor creek-side seating available, our group elected to stay inside. The guy behind the bar was...More

Thank sipleb
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This place is so consistent and crazy good. I was enjoying a local beer , watching the CAV’S game and it went right into a amazing dinner of Red veggie curry with prawns, so good. Don’t miss this truly special place in San Luis.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I'd made reservations for 1:00 several weeks ahead of time. They finally seated us at 1:50. I don't think they had enough staffing because the waiter kept forgetting about us. It was cold and although he offered us lap blankets (others had them) and we...More

Thank DebSLO
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I loved this restaurant! The food was amazing and the decor was wonderful. It's a little pricey and several members in my party felt the portions were a little small. But overall, we all loved the restaurant.

Thank wygalway
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Beautiful patio seating, excellent food and drink, inventive food selections that meet all needs and excellent service means that your friends and/or family will get the very best impression of downtown San Luis Obispo!

Thank topsie2
Reviewed May 9, 2018

I work for SLO Safe Ride, just down the street from Novo, and visit about once a week. Whether it be for the amazingly fun nightlife scene on either Friday or Saturday nights or for a date night you can usually find me there pretty...More

Thank Logan S
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July 11, 2016|
Response from Bobbysox_7 | Reviewed this property |
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February 28, 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
$20 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
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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