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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513 (Broad st.)
(805) 543-3986
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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Morro Bay, California
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have eaten here at lunch and dinner. Lunch best. Dinner menu ambitious, but delivery? Had scallops, ok, but not up to menu expectations. Others had chicken mole, duck breast (best of the entrees). Ordered a Gruner Veltliner by the glass, because I had never had before ($12 a bit pricey). Definitely go for ambiance and setting. I am a very... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good venue. We ate outside at the backyard. Food was underwhelming, a fusion of too many trends in my humble opinion. But we were in good company, visiting, so we took the time.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sitting by the creek in San Luis Obispo is very relaxing and the food was amazing. They have outside heaters if it is cold. Cant beat this restaurant if you are in SLO

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San Luis Obispo, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

ALWAYS a good choice. The food is superb. The setting is relaxed and beautiful. The service is sophisticated. Robin (the owner) delivers a dining experience with a great sense of responsibility. Not snobbish at all, just aware of the impact our food choices make. It's a perfect place to take visitors to San Luis Obispo. They won't forget it.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been eating at Novo for years. The outdoor patio is beautiful and the place to dine all year-round (they have heaters, and provide blankets in the winter). The food is always good; creative cali-cuisine with international flare. The Salmon Bisque is always a go to during the winter (the same Salmon Bisque at Robyn's in Cambria; another amazing restaurant),... More 

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Carpinteria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner here and sitting outside, by the creek, was very enjoyable. It was a little chilly but the heaters did their job. The service was very good. The food was spiced well but the portions were small. My wife's quail had very little substance to it. We did tell them it was our anniversary but they... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have gone twice and both times I had a problem with the menu. Actually, I was the problem. Being a meat and potato guy, there wasn't much on the menue for me. So, if you like the more down to earthy food, them your in.

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Nipomo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants to meet with friends . diverse menu , we have never been disappointed. You've got to try it.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy drive from Cambria for a great lunch above the creek, under the trees and umbrellas. Very friendly and they did not rush us! There is a bridge from deck that takes you to the mission side of the creek. The menu was very diverse, nice selection. I suggest the Charcuterie or the Cheese Trio for starters, or even the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our four year old critic pronounced this "the best hamburger he ever had!" Service was pleasant in a charming garden setting. Other members of our party enjoyed a curry dish while Grandpa found a whole plate of nachos would have been better as a shared starter instead of a main. The hanger steak sandwich was ok. Lots of bread and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
American, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
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
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: (805) 543-3986
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?