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726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
+1 805-543-3986
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“bisque” (53 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (35 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
726 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3513
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat by the creek, enjoyed appetizers, dinner and dessert. Great wine and liquor selection. Very attentive staff. Best to make reservation. While on the more expensive end, quality of food is well worth the price. We will be back the next time in town.

Thank The_Parentals
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner on a Sunday evening and sat outside by the creek. It is just a beautiful atmosphere. Ordered the Lettuce wraps for starter which were fun and tasty and the Filet steak for main. This was cooked to perfection and DELICIOUS. I was...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating here is always a pleasure. Wonderfull staff from front to back. Tasty food and consistently well prepared. The same can be said for cocktails. If for any reason you aren't happy with a dish they will take care of you. ( rarely is a...More

Thank markandpetes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a relaxed Sunday Brunch at this creek-side restaurant. The menu featured unique food items and drinks. Everything was prepared perfectly and tasted great.

1  Thank tomstallworth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch at Novo in San Luis Obispo today for the first time. Had the lettuce wraps and shared chicken satay with my daughter. Food was very fresh and delicious. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. The wait time for the food was...More

Thank RondaRA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go in the front door, read the sign that says walk to the rear and NOW you are escorted to a table outside, overlooking the creek, with heaters, lights, a menu that won't quit,and above all, a server named Ashley, who is so attentive and...More

Thank robert g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place no other like it the food the service wow I love going here on my way up north they have down I recommend it for family or a date I have to say everything the have is amazing

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Novo is a downtown favorite with everyone! One of the best spots for creekside dining on a beautiful day. It sits across from the mission, just above San Luis Creek. They have inside dining as well looking out on Higuera st. For larger groups, ask...More

Thank janet b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shared a dinner with the neighbor on the patio the other evening.This restaurant is lovely, patio seating on the creek. Service was super slow, but the atmosphere and food make it worth a try from time to time. I Iove it spicy and the curry...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here celebrating our anniversary. We sat right by the creek, nice view. We really enjoyed the food, service and the view. I had the duck with forbidden rice, and it was delicious. Bok choy came with it and it...More

Thank Charles M
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12 July 2016|
Response from Bobbysox_7 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know
29 February 2016|
Response from Shanny C | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry about Mother's Day brunch at Novo. Novo is open for brunch every Sunday so we will for sure be serving brunch. Our chef may design a special menu for that day, however, it has not been... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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: +1 805-543-3986
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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.
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