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Novo Restaurant & Lounge

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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.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, International
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Innovative menu, great service and the outdoor setting is lovely. You won’t be disappointed! They graciously turned on heaters above us and moved a second heater over. Staff are friendly and courteous.

Date of visit: September 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed, and hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been staying away from restaurants during this crazy time, but it was a special occasion for my daughter, so we went to Novo. It was a beautiful sunny morning in SLO and we were perfectly comfortable on the patio overlooking the creek under the...shade of an umbrella. The service was friendly and attentive, and COVID safety precautions were being followed--staff was masked and the tables spaced. I had the Portobello Benedict. The eggs were poached perfectly and the potatoes were AMAZING! My daughter said the waffle was one of the best she's had. Best of all, my server appeared magically just when I needed my coffee refilled. I'm so glad we chose Novo!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Cathe! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed and are so grateful for your support- especially during these times! We hope you stop by and visit us again soon!

Reviewed August 9, 2020

Very nice environment by San Luis Creek. Friendly service. Nice international fusion cuisine, they have something almost for every taste. Their salmon bisque is fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Thanks for the five stars, Maru! We're glad you enjoyed, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 6, 2020

We were wondering the streets of SLO looking for a lunch location that would offer vegan options. Due to COVID only outside seating is available, however this wasn't a bad thing. Their patio is beautiful, quaint and peaceful. We started with Brussels sprouts, which were...fantastic! We ordered a BLTA, caprese sandwich, pasta and 3 orders of nachos (vegi, ahi and carnitas). The food was fresh and delicious! We will definitely return when back in SLO!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Thanks, Adina! We appreciate your nice feedback! Please come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed August 5, 2020

Novo, on the canal, checks all the boxes Social distanced and all key protocols? Check Personal and attentive staff? check Top of the line food, prepared well? check Attractive setting on the water? check It came together so nicely, that we decided to come back...the next night.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

Thanks for your kind feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed and hope you stop by again soon!

Reviewed July 30, 2020

Artsy food you could find off a trendy food truck but at much higher prices. The Scenery was nice but the menu is not very descriptive of what comes to your table.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2020

Hi John! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us from your recent visit. We appreciate your honesty, and we're sorry to hear that our menu did not meet your expectations. Our mission is to provide our guests with the most remarkable...More

Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Covid is real and its a bummer but the people at novo made us feel as if it wasn't happening. Beautiful ambience, great food, wonderful service. They are making it work.

Date of visit: July 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying your time with us! We appreciate your review & support! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Creekside dining outside! No worries for COVID-19. I had the fresh Halibut and it was delicious. The patio is just the right temperature to dine outside. This chef is making a lot better meals than the last. My friend had the lamb chops and said...they were the best she has ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Thank you for your feedback Judy! We're so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! Please stop by and see us again soon!

Reviewed June 20, 2020 via mobile

Never disappoints. Love sitting on the patio. Great wine by the glass, lovely service and small plates are always excellent. Lovely servers, they brought out blankets for me and my daughter! Favorite place to eat in SLO.

Date of visit: June 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2020

Thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed June 1, 2020

The restaurant was well organized. I felt safe throughout the meal. We sat next to the creek and had three shared plates...calamari, samosas, spring rolls. We splurged with a key lime cream cheese pie. Good serving amounts and nice atmosphere on the patio. It was...a deli style..walk up to order and a server brought the meal.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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novorestaurantslo, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2020

Thanks for your review, Liza! We're happy to hear you enjoyed! Please come back and see us again soon!

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Hello! Thanks for reaching out! We will be closed on December 25th this year.
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