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Novo Restaurant & Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad st.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Great atmosphere creek side dining. The waitress explained the menu was"taste acquired" and it is. So if you like to try different food, this is the place to go. Tried the Korean short ribs and was disappointed. But would go back because menue has something fo reverybody.

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Thank strapper76
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Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us - and we're sorry to hear you were disappointed with our short ribs. If you’d like to discuss how we could’ve made your experience better, please email us at info@novorestaurant.com. We look forward to hearing from you and we hope you’ll be back soon!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The food and scenery was amazing! Food was fresh and creekside dining was a wonderful setting! We went twice on our 3 day trip in SLO!

Thank Sara G
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Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for your feedback, Sara! We're happy you enjoyed both of your visits with us! Come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

I don’t often write a review but want to counter some people’s views that the service was bad.
Last night we had a very attentive waitress who anticipated our needs. We each ordered a starter and main but after the appetizers arrived we realized we may not be able to follow through with entrees. The appetizer portions were big.
The waitress allowed up to reconsider after we’d finished the first course and we did adjust. Plus she was attentive to the amount of time we wanted between courses.
The food was excellent.
I would recommend asking about the level of spiciness.
If concerned about being cold I suggest wearing closed toed shoes. They do have good heaters and blankets are available.

1  Thank SALLY C
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Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for your review, Sally! We really appreciate your feedback. We hope you'll be back soon!

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This is an lovely restaurant with a delightful creek side location. The service was excellent, attentive and fun. Nothing was too much trouble. The avocado & shrimp wraps, calamari, bisque were delicious as were the steaks which were cooked perfectly. Plus a good wine list. We were toasty and warm under the heaters and thoroughly enjoyed a long evening celebrating our friends birthday.

Thank Sue M
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Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for your feedback, Sue - we really appreciate it. We're glad to hear you had a great dining experience with us - come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

The menu is very diverse and has many vegetarian options. Cocktails are awesome, they serve them by the pitcher for sharing. The atmosphere is amazing, you can enjoy you dinner while listening to the sound of running water and croaking frogs. Each table has a heater so it is comfortable even on the chilly nights. The service is always prompt and attentive.

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1  Thank Michael A
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Robin C, Owner at Novo Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for your review, Michael! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Come back and see us soon!

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