Novo never disappoints. Food and atmosphere are wonderful. One of SLO’s best restaurants.
Great food and seating by the creek. The food is a fusion of different categories.
Always a favorite! Food is outstanding -- love their green and red curries!!! The shrimp spring rolls are always so fresh tasting! You can't beat the patio -- lots of heaters if it's a chilly night. One of my favorite restaurants in SLO!
Enjoyed fabulous drinks and dinner sitting creek side. Steaks are superb.
We were seated on the rail next to the creek. It was a graduation lunch and we had reservations. We were seated on time. The weather was great so being outside was so nice. I've been there also when it was colder and the heaters work well. Both times the service was awesome and the food delicious.
Overall we love novo. This time we were seated in a cramped corner right by a baby shower.
Both the host and the waiter were not as friendly as normal.
Anniversary dinner there was excellent. We had the steak filet which was delicious, fork tender, with the salmon bisque. For dessert, they gifted us with a lovely coffee ice cream with a candle on top. The waitress (whose name I did not get, sadly) was delightful, attentive, great smile. The setting was equally great, sitting next to the SLO creek, with blanket provided for our legs. Highly recommend.
A wonderful dining experience and the entrees are marvelous. We would do it again when in San Luis Obispo.
Had Lunch special “Shrimp Pad Thai”. Clearly chef never been to Thailand. Noodles drenched in peanut sauce, few veggies (few cherry tomatoes and 4 very limp pieces of Bok Choy , 4 medium shrimp (wait person gushed how came with huge prawns...not)
Pad Thai is rice noodles in lime juice, Thai fish sauce, bean sprouts, shredded cabbage, shredded carrot, diced green onions, chopped peanuts, dried shrimp meal, and most importantly, Thai Basil. You can add grilled shrimp, chicken, or beef/pork.
Perhaps they are better for dinner than lunch. Outside dining is strongest thing going for Novo.
The food was absolutely delicious. We did have to remind our server about a couple items including the shrimp accidentally left out of my husband's dish but they brought it promptly and our meals were truly absolutely sublime. The outdoor setting is lovely.
I have been to Novo many times, and I have always been very pleased with the food & service. The service at my recent visit was excellent. However, I order Huevos Rancheros... will never order that again. The eggs were over-done, way to much tomato sauce on top and not worth the price. I will go back again, but will order something different.
Great food in a lovely setting on the creek by the Mission. Nice to have lots of dogs and kids -- great family meals.
We ate inside because it was cold outside. Only high-tops inside. All in all above average, but outside would be recommended in warmer weather.
Loved it. This was my first time in SLO and a friend recommended this restaurant. My wife and I had a great time celebrating our 1 year anniversary here. I didn't know what to expect, I went into this place blind but I had a great time. I would recommend this for anyone that likes an outdoor environment, a creekside view, sunset/evening dinner and some delicious food.
Novo's generally has great food an drinks. This night was mostly that way, but it was a first that unfortunately my husband's salad wasn't properly cleaned (he noticed some grit as he was eating it and stopped halfway through), and sure enough, he wasn't feeling well the next two days. Everything else was fantastic.
So Novo was a recommendation from a friend. We were excited to celebrate our sons Birthday with him. We were seated out side ( even though it was pretty chilly) I was told all reservations were seated outside. They did bring us a heater and this did help some.
After ordering the waiter brought us our water and proceeded to spill a Beer all over myself and my son and the table. So I understand that mistakes happen but after an apology we were told we would be compensated on our bill , however it was ver cold sitting in beer soaked clothes and it was unpleasant smelling.
We ate our dinner and received our bill no compensation! To say that it spoiled our dinner would be accurate . Not much was done to make us feel compensated. We sat cold and ate our dinner quickly so we could leave.
Always a favorite! Lovely patio dining on San Luiscreek with umbrellas for sun and heaters to take off any chill. Best Calamari Fritte in San Luis Obispo County!!!!
Beautiful patio with Creekside Dining.
My husband, father-in-law and I were on a road trip through California and wanted a nice restaurant to dine at on Mother's Day. I found great ratings on YELP about Novo and booked through Open Table. We were seated about 15 min past our 6:30 reservations but were given a great table along the creek. It is a beautiful venue and the heaters made the seating comfortable. The waiter was friendly if not a little distracted. We started with the Charcuterie plate and shared the rib eye steak, scallops and lamb. Everything was delicious and I would return the next time I'm in the area to try some of the other entrees.
We waited an hour and 10 minutes for our food. I had a VERY hungry 18 year old who was really disappointed by his portion size when he got his meal. We were running late so I gave him my food as well.
The waiter and ambiance were nice.
What a lovely hidden gem of a place. The food was tasty and fresh from an original menu that had something for everyone. Most of the seating is on the verdant patio that runs along a creek. When it's chilly they have heaters. When the sun comes out they set up umbrellas for shade. The staff is very friendly and attentive and eager to answer questions or make recommendations.
It was a lovely experience all around. The entire staff was friendly and knowledgeable from the hostess to the waiter and bartender. They really did a special job of being friendly and entertaining and making sure my Mom had a lovely Mother’s Day. The food was delicious and the dessert was even better! Defiantly have to get one of their bloody Mary’s! Thanks for the special day!
We love this restaurant! Especially when we get to sit outside next to the creek. The food is delicious and they have wonderful gluten free options for my husband. He was able to have Eggs Benedict with GF bread!
We've always liked Novo and its sister restaurants
Enjoyed the ambience here, beautiful setting and fresh food, just wanted to see more vegan options.
Noah T. - humorous and personable.
Lavender Lemonade cocktail - refreshing.
Food - Quick and hot (curry)
Seated outdoors - very low noise level other than the frogs in the creek who were delightfully noisy. One great restaurant - excellent experience
Came to SLO for a Family wedding. Had heard about. Novo from friends and have eaten at Robins many times but this was much better.
Their meals which included the lamb chops, filet mignon on, and chicken satay skewers. It took forever to get our bread even though we asked three times for it it finally came at the same time dinner did which was unfortunate because we were starving. The waitress wasn’t familiar with all the bar menus as I asked for Chopin vodka and she said they didn’t have it even though it was listed on the menu. Overall it was a nice experience but it’s pricey and the service isn’t great and this is at 5:30 in the afternoon. Not exactly prime rush-hour.
Our dinner at Novo’s was excellent. The best salmon, the cheesecake, it was all perfect!! The service was spot on. Loved our visit!!
Harming setting by the creek. Eclectic menu, wonderful choices, exceptional service.
Outdoor seating overlooking and hearing the creek was nice. Heaters turned on in the evening close to every table. Our server was outstanding and the food was excellent.
Always enjoy this place. The ambiance is great and dogs welcome on the patio. Only complaint is that I would like a bit more changes on the menu for variety
Outstanding Sunday brunch. Creekside view was amazing; food offerings went far beyond those listed in the online menu. Superb service. A minor concern is NoVo's popularity; when we were there several larger groups were trying to get tables without reservations. They were insistent and determined, leading to some crowding on the patio, but other than that, our experience was perfect. Overall, I give this restaurant an A+. I look forward to a return visit.
Food was wonderful, service good. Their sheep’s milk ice cream was exquisite. Butternut squash curry was a tad bland, but all the other dishes we had were wonderful, including the forbidden black rice. The back patio is really cute and had lots of heaters, so definitely recommend sitting there. They had DJ playing music up front of you want to stay for dancing and drinks (sat night).
Fantastic dining experience at Novo. The cocktails were yummy...especially the lavender lemonade. We had the scallops and the black cod as our entrees and both were cooked perfectly and delicious. We dined on the back patio and the weather, food and service were impeccable.
Great dining out on the patio by the creek. Wonderful food and drinks. Great Negroni.
The food was delicious and the location is perfect. However the service leaves a lot to be expected. The server we had assigned to our table was rude, and I had to use every once of my composure from telling this server off. Honestly everything was wonderful except this person who left a horrible taste in my mouth and soured the evening.
Great service, great food, lovely atmosphere . The patio is beautiful , small lights, intimate setting . Service was great . We had a heater at the table very comfortable . Food was delicious .. perfect evening