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Novo Restaurant, San Luis Obispo, CA

Novo Restaurant

4.4
4.4
890 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Southeast Asian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Late Night Dining Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (805) 543-3986
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Brian Parks
  • Private party facilities
    Novo is proud to offer fine food and a friendly, experienced staff, as well as a beautiful location for all large-party needs.
  • Private party contact
    Lillie Moore: (805) 471-0409
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Cross street
    Broad St.
  • Parking details
    There is ample street parking, and there are two parking structures, one on Palm street and one on Marsh street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 890 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 1.1Value

NoiseModerate

859 Reviews
  1. JudithB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    We love this place. The setting is lovely and the food excellent.

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  2. Cher

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Loved it- Healthy options available and cool vibe on the patio.

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  3. DarleneG

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Reviewed on November 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Went there for lunch on a whim. Sat at the bar, and the service was impeccable. My meal was extremely fresh and absolutely delicious. I had the Burrata and Charcuterie appetizer, the Salmon Bisque (out of this world), and the Portobello and Chevre sandwich. Needless to say, the diet was out the window. You also must try the their cocktails. I hope you enjoy Novo Restaurant as much as I did! Kudos to your bartender! Excellent service. My apologies for not remembering his name.

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  4. Sand

    Central Coast

    59 reviews

    2.0

    59 reviews

    Reviewed on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    We have been to NOVO a number of times now, and although the outdoor space is very pretty and atmospheric at night, I struggle with the menu. On paper it seems eclectic, so I think I should be able to find something that I just LOVE. Not so, unfortunately. Within our party of four on a rainy afternoon, two enjoyed the "chow novo" bowl, and the salmon bisque, about which, I was not particularly impressed. I had the shrimp lettuce wraps, which were ok, but it just seemed sort of thrown together. Sigh. Also, as it was raining, we were down in the cave-like lower area, which was not very cozy.

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  5. CAlGal

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Novo is creative with its entrees, has a lovely creekside dining area, and varies its menu enough to keep it interesting. I definitely recommend it to everyone who enjoys tasty food that is not the same offered at most restaurants.

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  6. StevenA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on October 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always great atmosphere, food, drink. No place better

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  7. JudithB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Reviewed on October 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    Lovely setting with unique food, beautifully prepared. We've never been disappointed with a meak here!

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  8. SpoiledTasteBuds

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    Nice outdoor dining. Service meh, food small and meh portions.

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  9. Foodie4all

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Went to celebrate my anniversary on Sunday brunch. The staff were accommodating and helpfully. Good was amazing

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  10. Vixter

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    My favorite restaurant in San Luis Obispo! We have many restaurants to choose from but this one is outstanding and consistently good!

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FAQs

Novo Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 543-3986.

Novo Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 890 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Novo Restaurant

726 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broad St.
  • Neighborhood
    San Luis Obispo
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Late Night Dining Fri, Sat 10:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Southeast Asian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is ample street parking, and there are two parking structures, one on Palm street and one on Marsh street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Brian Parks
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 543-3986
  • Private party facilities
    Novo is proud to offer fine food and a friendly, experienced staff, as well as a beautiful location for all large-party needs.
  • Private party contact
    Lillie Moore: (805) 471-0409
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