serviceAll the servers were friendly and attentive.
We eat here often when in town from the North County and the food has always been good except for one time the curry was to hot to eat but we were compted for that meal.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBacon bloody mary was reallyBacon bloody mary was really salty, salmon cake benedict was delicious.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNovo Just Keeps Cooking!Our dinner at Novo could not have been better. Our server was John and we were seated outside by the creek. Perfect ambience, great food and impeccable service time and again. Can't wait to go back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIn the many times I have dinedIn the many times I have dined at Novo, I have never be disappointed. The petite filet is a favorite.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We visited SLO from the Bay Area and I wanted to take my wife to a romantic restaurant while in town. This place was highly recommended on yelp. I made reservations two days in advance and I'm glad I did because the place was packed! I requested a nice, romantic table for two and that's exactly what I got. Their wine, beer, and cocktail selection is enormous. If you love craft beer like me then this place will not disappoint. The food was also awesome. I had the wild salmon while my wife had the salmon brusque and Korean short ribs. The ribs were initially cold but they quickly fixed that by giving a new plate of ribs rather just heating up. We both agreed that the food was excellent and probably one if the best restaurants we have been to.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond VisitThe food is AMAZING, the place is magical, the service spot on.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious and inventive.Food was delicious and inventive. Creek side dining lovely.
Would have liked a little more sauce for the quail but the lettuce wraps so good I need to figure out how to make them as I can't get there often enough from here in LA!
What a find6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNovo is a Memorable ExperienceWe had a group of six for brunch at 10 o'clock, when the restaurant opens. We were seated before 10 at a creekside table. The waitress was friendly and prompt. The menu is varied and interesting and brunch cocktails were lovely and I was glad that I could have a sandwich instead of eggs. . The price for brunch was reasonable. I will always make a point to come here when in SLO. It was so pleasant sitting outside by the creek on a lovely June morning.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find!Our 3rd trip to the central coast in 90 days and our 3rd visit to Novo, what a find.
Excellent creekside dining and the food is amazing and once again the servers superb. From the excellent local pinot to the very tasty Scallops and Lamb to the tasty truffles and lemon cheesecake......I can't wait to go back once again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI will definitely returnVery professional service, lots of staff who worked very well together. The food was top notch. The menu and wine list was varied and interesting. The creekside setting was lovely. A generous number of heaters kept us very comfortable on a cool evening.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent!When I first looked at the diverse international menu I was initially reluctant to try this place based on other places I have tried with similar aspirations. But my wife and I gave it a go and needless to say this place exceeded our expectations on not just the food but the ambiance and service from Kelsey. I am not from San Luis Obispo but the next time we are in town we will definitely go here again. Highly recommend!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food , the shrimp curryGreat food , the shrimp curry platter was outstanding , very nice ambiance , and very , very good service , would recommend NOVO for anyone staying at SOL.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!Food is great and so is the atmosphere. The outdoor dining area is beautiful. Love the cocktail menu. Can't go wrong with a Pimm's Cup, Pisco Sour or French 75. Always a fun time at Novo!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMa very nice vibeThe wait staff worked together seamlessly, and were exceptionally polite to both the diners and each other. It made the experience very pleasant.
The food was excellent, and I loved the creek side setting.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect romantic dinner!We were in SLO for the weekend to attend a concert at the campus Performing Arts Center, and were looking for a nice place to eat before the show. We dined on the creekside patio, and it was all we'd hope for. Lovely setting, attentive but unobtrusive service. Shrimp/avocado spring roll appetizer was delicious; lamb chops and petite filet perfectly cooked and nicely sauced. Good selection of wines by the glass. We'll certainly return next time we're in town. Highly recommended!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMglad we made reservationsWe ate indoors since it was rather windy and cool outside. Glad we had made reservations since the line at the door was long after 7:30PM. It was kind of noisy, I guess that is called energetic on your rating scale. We were there to visit with our friends and had to shout to be heard. Food was very good, though.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFine patio diningDining outside on the patio at Novo is a beautiful and delicious experience. It is a casual, yet elegant experience. Great selection on the menu and absolutely delicious. Hope to go back soon!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOutdoor diningI thought the ambiance was great. This is a nice place to take that special someone. The food was average, ambiance was romantic and thought the prices were reasonable. Would stay here again for the atmosphere.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe table was too small forThe table was too small for four people to eat comfortably. We were constantly juggling plates and glasses with the wait staff. They should send someone empty hands, along with the food person, to make room on the table for the next item or get smaller plates and bowls.
We will be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service an A+As an out-of-town visitor, Novo is always a must when I'm in town. Whether its brunch or dinner, the food is delicious and the wait staff is very attentative. Add that to the location next to the creek and this place is a winner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Mother's Day BrunchMy family treated me to a wonderful Mother's Day brunch at Novo. The service was impeccable, beginning with their willingness to change our reservation time the night before to the fabulous creek side seating. Loved watching the ducks at play. Savory creeps with asparagus, ham and mushrooms were excellent. Hubby thought salmon cakes Benedict lacked some flavor. Son enjoyed lamb entree. Loved the bellinis.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHappyThank you to Novo for accommodating a large party (20) for Mother's Day. It was lovely and the food and service were excellent.
Can not wait to go back and try some of the other menu items.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in San Luis ObispoWe had a delightful experience as we always do when we go to Novo. Food superb and priced moderately. Service is outstanding and outside ambiance is excellent. It was great!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Novo!We went to Novo for Mother's Day brunch and it was super delicious and we had a great time. However, I only give it four stars overall because there was no kids' menu for brunch. It sure would have been nice if Novo had done something special for the kids for Mother's Day, since moms will want to have their whole family there. Other than that, it was fantastic and I love Novo!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best places in SLODefinitely need to check out this place. Wonderful food, great location. Try to get near the creek as the atmosphere is wonderful. Have never had a bad meal.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!My boyfriend and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance was perfect, the food amazing, and the service excellent. We were able to enjoy ourselves and not feel rushed to eat quickly and leave. I would recommend the scallops and asparagus...delicious! We will definitely be back again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find in SLOLoved out dinner here, great seat outside.
Damien our waiter was awesome and helpful with food choices.
Great beer and wine list.
Heat lamps kept it toasty on a chilly evening.
Only qualm is that 3 dogs were under patrons tables.
I think this may be common to accept animals in restaurants in SLO as this was hardly the only one5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything and moreMy wife and I had a wonderful dining experience for her birthday. The pleasure was all ours. She said her birthday night turned out magical. Thank you for starting the evening out on the right foot.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time toThis was our second time to Novo in 9 months on a trip to SLO and again we were not disappointed. We had a great creekside table and by chance the same server we had the last time. We started with the soup of the day...fantastic. I had the petite filet and my wife had the scallops both were excellent and prepared to perfection. We had a great bottle of local pinot, followed by outstanding dessert. I can't wait to go back again to bad we didn't live closer.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMlovely patio under the treesI had the Shrimp Spring Rolls, perfect for a warm summer afternoon lunch. It was enough for a meal, especially since I enjoyed their warm crusty bread basket served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. My husband enjoyed the grilled chicken breast on focaccia with warm brie, caramelized onions and dill aioli. Will definitely return.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bestMy fiancé and I met in SLO and we make it a point to go back to Novo every time we're in town. The best food, ambiance, and service the town has to offer!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNovo gets my vote!ducks,egret,frogs on the river below - lovely
great lamb - rack and curry
fabulous grapefruit martini - fresh and yummy4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful surprise! Had SundayWonderful surprise! Had Sunday brunch on the terrace under the shade trees overlooking the river... Even though the restaurant was full (really recommend reservations), the service was friendly, attentive and didn't feel rushed. Food creative and very good - had savory crepes (roasted asparagus with blue cheese topped with a beat & balsamic coulis). What a great beginning to our Sunday.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the experience again!Loved the experience again! Favorite place in SLO to dine.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and knowledgeable staffEvery time I come here I'm always pleased. The waiters know the menu really well and the food is always delicious. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to go out with friends or even a nice dinner for two. You won't be dissapointed at all.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMKnew this location from ourKnew this location from our last visit to SLO five years ago. Also this time we were not disappointed. The food again was delicious, most of it rather spicy and inspired by Indian cuisine (Curries). Very attentive staff, also wine recommandations mirroring our choices from the Menu were very satisfying. Only negative aspect were those propane driven patio heaters, which on one side enabled outdoor sitting in the evening, on the other side they remain to be carbon-belching monstrosities. But during hot summer nights sitting under the shady trees close to the creek, is really fantastic.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a lovely dinner by theHad a lovely dinner by the creek. Nice ambience, excellent service by Dan. My husband had the Red Chicken Curry and I had a veggie/noodle dish that the waiter had made spicer just for me. We have been there three times on our way through to Northern California loved each time.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Restaurant!!Novo is my favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo! Fabulous food, wonderful service and the amazing patio makes for a perfect evening! Have tried many things on their menu and have never been disappointed!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy second visit, again withMy second visit, again with college son and family this time. Lovely once again. Drinks are fun. Portions are ample!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNovo is our favorite restaurantNovo is our favorite restaurant in SLO. We always dine there whenever we visit SLO. Their dishes are creative and delicious, and they have interesting teas. We also like that they don't skimp on vegetables. Our server was attentive but not intrusive, which was perfect. We loved the chocolate mousse. It was creamy but not heavy, was very chocolatey but not too sweet.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice experience for first-timersNovo is beautifully located creekside in downtown SLO. The heaters were great and welcome as I forgot my sweater. Wine list is extensive, very interesting with a great selection of local vintages. Love the half-glass program, which my wife and I used to select our dinner wine.My salmon cakes were nicely flavored accented perfectly by unique tartar sauce & caesar salad. My wife's shrimp was perfectly cooked. Service was friendly, professional, paced as requested. The restaurant was busy, but I saw lots of smiling diners, so they must also have had a good experience, too. Diners want to remember it's all street parking, but seems always to be something within a couple of blocks.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining pick!!Always excellent-highly recommend any of the curries, the duck mole, their soaps--these are our go-to faves! Servers are personable and typically well versed on their wine list--we greatly appreciate this! (Bring back that McPrice Myers Grenache please!)
We often bring our dog dining on the gorgeous tree lit creek side patio, they bring our menus and a water bowl for our girl--talk about dog friendly! They mean it! We send many guests from our estate lodging to Novo and these are just a few reasons why: great ambience, food and service. The patio is well heated and blankets are even offered if needed-which isn't often. We highly recommend Novo!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved patio dining by theLoved patio dining by the creek. They even provided blankets!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNovo is the restaurant forNovo is the restaurant for all occasions. Whether you are dining by yourself, with a great friend, on a romantic date or have a family. Novo is It!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendThis was our first time at Novo. The patio is really great. The food was excellent especially the Salmon Bisque. The Duck Breast and Lamb were cooked perfectly. Good beer and wine list. Portions are small so if you have a big appetite (like me) get an appetizer. Service is good. Damage to wallet not too bad. It was $100 for two including appetizer, tip and alcohol. I highly recommend this place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMfavorite place in SLONovo is one of my favorite places. The food is great, very creative use of flavors and the ambiance with the lights all strung up on the outdoor deck makes every meal there seem special.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLin's choice for bdayVery nice. The outdoor heaters placed all around were wonderful. I didn't need to keep my jacket on. My ceasar salad was divine. (ok, maybe the chicken a tad dry.)The bouquet on patio was sooo pretty and unique.Thanks for a lovely birthday celebration spot.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEcelectic and tasty food.Ecelectic and tasty food. Service was truly excellent!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful place and ambiance.beautiful place and ambiance. romantic. Food was inconsistent. Some of our food very goof, mine not so good.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Easter Brunch at Novo.Amazing Easter Brunch at Novo. Too bad it's 2.5 hours from our home in the SouthBay or we'd come very, very often! Next time I'm in SLO - it's a must do.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM