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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513 (Broad st.)
+1 805-543-3986
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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San Luis Obispo, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent bar, menu and service! Indoor and on the patio. They have many small plates that are great for sharing. Gluten free dishes also. Open late for dinner too.

Thank Steve U
Los Angeles, California
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place. The patio is lovely overlooking the stream. They have heaters if it gets chilly. The food is unique and delicious. The servers know about wine and make excellent suggestions. Enjoy a lovely meal in downtown SLO

Thank psychjudy
Ojai, CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of our go to places whenever in SLO, Novo did not disappoint. Delightful wine, service, food....and consistent. While creekside is romantic, we prefer sitting in the bar in front - a little more casual. The only drawback is that our server was also the bartender, so he got a little bogged down now and then. I'm thinking they have... More 

Thank bsc587
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Novo has THE best restaurant location in San Luis Obispo. It is absolutely gorgeous...the outside patio overlooks San Luis Creek. It is kid & pet friendly. The food is yummy. Their salmon bisque is delish & not to be missed!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Thousand Oaks, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely late lunch with a beautiful view of the creek. The ambience was stunning and the food was excellent. Our waitress was wonderful. Every time we have been it has been a great...we will be back.

Thank Go2GalChristi
Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here three times over the last 3 years and every time I walk away disappointed. The menu is very extensive which should be the first sign of trouble. There were four in our group and each of us ordered something different from fish to steak to one of their curry bowls. The steaks were tough and tasteless,... More 

Thank planetexplorer007
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my Mum on a one night pity stop through town. Lovely light, fresh meals at reasonable prices. We shared an entree and a salad and it was more than enough for two. Plenty of gluten free options to keep me, the coeliac, happy. We shared a reasonable priced bottle of wine and enjoyed the atmosphere of the... More 

Thank Bec H
La Quinta CA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere out on the patio. Excellent service and great food too. Very cool place.........but blankets and heaters are provided!

Thank Sandy C
San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The patio at Novo at lunch is simply wonderful! It's beautiful out there. Food is creative and fun. The green curry and chow novo have been my favorites for years and don't even get me started on the spring rolls. Do NOT leave without having a Ruby Kiss! Probably my favorite drink ever!

Thank Anne Y
Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little restaurant with outdoor seating over looking a creek. The food was over the top! Ton of Gluten free options. A little of Paradise hidden in downtown.

Thank okcowgal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?