Outdoor patio is dog friendly. They like to seat dogs away from tight pinch points to accommodate non-dog owner diners.
Outdoor patio is dog friendly. They like to seat dogs away from tight pinch points to accommodate non-dog owner diners.


Located in the heart of downtown with a lovely dog-friendly creekside patio, Novo serves an upscale menu of international cuisine and a wide selection of craft beer, global wines, and classic and signature cocktails. Choose from delicious options such as calamari, Singapore chicken satay, diver scallops, grilled lamb chops, Thai red vegetable curry, and roasted quail. Dogs are welcome on the patio overlooking San Luis Creek. Opens daily at 11am.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Novo Restaurant & Lounge has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 863 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Mar. 10, 2019
    Amazing Atmosphere For Humans N Dogs

    Really good food and beautiful setting right on the water. They gave the hounds a nice bowl of water and we had plenty of space to keep them settled while we enjoyed our meal. Worth visiting!

  • Feb. 21, 2019
    Great service

    Large back deck with view of creek below. Went there on a cold, eventually rainy, night. Pulled out an umbrella for us and brought blankets. Constantly checked on us. Great food. Water for dog. Very friendly.

  • More than one year ago.
    evening meal

    We visited SLO for one evening and chose this resto based on reviews in this site (bringfido). We were not disappointed. We had a lovely table outside. The food was great...my husband and I had curries that were very nice.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great food and service, very dog friendly

    Food was great, service excellent. They brought a bowl of water for our dogs right away! Recommend!

  • More than one year ago.

    Excellent. We had the calamari, spring rolls, Thai red curry ( not that hot ) and the scallops. All delicious. Very dog friendly - had 2 mutts in toe. Very nice service from Rose.

  • More than one year ago.
    Wonderful Sunday Brunch

    What a great spot by the creek in SLO! A little more upscale than most places you can take your dog. Great to be able to have really good food and bring the puppy (75 lbs) also! Very dog friendly. Fabulous patio with plenty of heaters for cooler weather. We had a delicious brunch! We will definitely be back!

  • More than one year ago.
    Beautiful setting

    The outdoor patio is beautiful at night and the heaters make it pleasant on a cool evening. Our dog happily curled up under our table while we dined on delicious food. The Creme Brûlée was exceptional. Service was superb. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • More than one year ago.
    Absolutely GREAT SERVICE!

    Staying in the area for a few nights with our two dogs and this was by far the most amazing atmosphere. Our dogs were welcomed by many staff members and the food was unbelievable. We will be coming to this restaurant our next time around.

  • More than one year ago.
    Beautiful Patio Food/Drinks Just OK

    So we drank and ate here the other day. The patio is worth the trip, but considering the price and quality of the food and beverage can only give it 3 stars. They didn't offer a water bowl for the dog either which is pretty standard for dog friendly these days.

  • More than one year ago.
    good food, great service, dog friendly

    The service here is outstanding. Our pug ripped it's nail off there (hubby put in chair, stupid : ( ). We enjoyed our tapas, but had to leave when our other course came to go to the vet. The host went out of his way to find an emergency vet for us. He then printed up the directions for us. So nice. A little pricey, but the service makes it worth it.

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