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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%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“bisque” (56 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (38 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t often write a review but want to counter some people’s views that the service was bad. Last night we had a very attentive waitress who anticipated our needs. We each ordered a starter and main but after the appetizers arrived we realized we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an lovely restaurant with a delightful creek side location. The service was excellent, attentive and fun. Nothing was too much trouble. The avocado & shrimp wraps, calamari, bisque were delicious as were the steaks which were cooked perfectly. Plus a good wine list....More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The menu is very diverse and has many vegetarian options. Cocktails are awesome, they serve them by the pitcher for sharing. The atmosphere is amazing, you can enjoy you dinner while listening to the sound of running water and croaking frogs. Each table has a...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 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 May 20, 2018 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
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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
Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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