NINE-TEN
NINE-TEN

NINE-TEN

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nine-ten.com/
  • Phone: 8589645400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Breakfast: Sunday: 6:30am - 2:30pm

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Lunch: Sunday: 11:00pm - 2:30pm

    Bar Menu: Daily: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 6:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Knibb
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: 3-Course Dinner-$55 per person/$75 with wine pairings. Nightly.

    Happy Hour-1/2 Priced Bar Menu; Drink Specials. 3:30-6:30pm Mon-Fri.

    1/2-Priced Wine. Wed. 6-10pm. Dining Room Only.

    3-Course Lunch-$24 per person. 11:30am-2:30pm daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Girard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $5.00 valet parking charge with restaurant validation.
A word from NINE-TEN
An ongoing commitment to innovative cuisine using only the freshest local produce makes NINE-TEN a must visit for culinary aficionados. This intimate restaurant, led by chef Jason Knibb and pastry chef Rachel King, offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance and an ideal location along La Jolla’s Prospect Street. Enjoy the best of the harvest from local artisan farmers, where produce is selected daily for the restaurant’s Evolving California Cuisine. The bounty of the sea is also featured with local fish selections and items arriving daily from Hawaii and the North Pacific and Atlantic regions. Special prix fixe menus are available and feature matching wines from the extensive wine cellar. Enjoy dining indoors or on the sidewalk patio or ocean-view terrace. A separate bar offers limited menu and happy hour specials daily. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner nightly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
NINE-TEN reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (76)special occasion (71)romantic (47)neighborhood gem (44)notable wine list (38)great for outdoor dining (36)great for lunch (21)great for brunch (19)scenic view (17)good for groups (15)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Father's Day brunch
    powaypaula
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a wonderful experience for our first time at Nine-ten. The outdoor terrance was quiet and lovely and our meal was excellent. Although we went specifically for brunch, we did view the evening menu and are intrigued enough to come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best in San Diego!
    CulinaryChasers
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This restaurant was a complete surprise, and one of the best dinners I have ever had. I cannot say enough good things about Nine Ten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PemaG2
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant in an historical, refurbished hotel in La Jolla Villiage in the midst of boutique shopping and great views of the Pacific. The service was friendly with some special attention from the restaurant manager. The Hanger Steak and Short Rib Panani were excellent. The wine list was excellent as well. It included a wonderful, relatively rare Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley. The noise was slightly elevated, but we were given a table towards the back where three elderly guys had no difficulty conversing. Consequently, we were at table for more than two hours and were not made to feel rushed in the slightest.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasent time
    Chelcieyes9
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food was great. Would be awesome if you offered sides to add...we left a little hungry. But it was SO good. Our waitress was super sweet and very knowledgable about all the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the great meal I expected
    Jimmymadd
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    One of my employees received thier Rueben panini completely charred. Food was not spectacular and parking was not free.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Celebrated a birthday with lunch at Nine-Ten. We had requested a table on their patio - They called in advance to advise the patio was undergoing some work and wouldn't be available, but provided a nice window table in the bar area. Our waiter was excellent - He provided a birthday card AND dessert! Excellent food and wine. The whole experience was totally positive and we'll definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The chef's choice tasting menu was very creative and made for a fun adventure. Each guest gets a different dish which allows you to experience a wider selection of dishes. Our server provided perfect service which really enhanced the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Wendy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    They have delicious and nicely presented food-one of my favorites-very consistent-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food
    ccytong
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The Jamaican pork belly was delicious. Hamachi sashimi was fresh and good. The lamb was nice but the beans were too crunchy raw. The salmon was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • live2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Overall, a little disappointing.The food was good, I think a little underseasoned.Expected better for the location and the price.The major obstacle was the service.Our waiter was maybe 'formal' no real pleasantries (Hi,how are you?). One of us chose the soup of the day,Split Pea, over the salad. He brought out Fennel soup which turned out to be the s of the d. I felt he should have informed us of the change and asked if we would have liked to change the selection. Also, the service was rather slow considering we were there at lunch and not that many people. I would perhaps make it back to try some dinner entrees. As I said, good not great but possibly worth a second chance.Liked that dogs were accepted outside and they had a bowl of water.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grt svs creative delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We tried nine-ten for the first time and loved it! The service was exceptional and the food unique, fresh and deliciuos! They were very accommodating to my husbands fat free, sugar free, natural style of eating. The food was naturally fresh and healthy so not much accomodation was needed. We will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Unique Culinary Adventure
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    NINE-TEN is one of the great treasures of San Diego county. We went for my wife's birthday, and were treated to a great dinner. The food is adventurous without being pretentious, expertly prepared and presented. There are many unique dishes, and they are all fabulous. Service is outstanding with the meal perfectly paced. The wine list is extensive enough to offer good selections, but not so large as to be overwhelming. And the wines are all good choices for the cuisine. If you haven't been to NINE-TEN for awhile, or if you have yet to go, book a table. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip
    Texasguest
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent attention to special requirements. Wait staff knowledgeable and available. Food selections were interesting and varied, using local produce. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Good food, friendly staff, I spilled something and was not embarrassed at all, good people, great place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner at Nine-Ten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    One of the most enjoyable dinners I've had in San Diego. The Colorado lamb entree was so good, I wanted to lick the plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Managuish79VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Nine-Ten never dissapoints! Our dinner was just as we remembered the last time we dined there - Excellent! My husband had the Jamaican pork belly and the Prime NY Steak and he was very pleased. I had the Baby beet salad and the King salmon and it was absolutely delicious. No wonder Chef Jason Knibb was recently named "San Diego's Best Chef". Congrats!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Unfortunately, this restaurant is not at the level advertised. From the poor service of our server to the hair we found in our main course, the overall experience was very poor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Creative Fare
    FoodforFun
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Four of us dined here on Memorial Day evening. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. He recommended a Belgian style IPA craft beer that was fantastic. Our wine selection, a Syrah, turned out nicely. I ordered the beet salad and the salmon entrée. My husband ordered pork belly appetizer and the New York Strip. I thought my food was delicious, and the sauces on the salmon were diverse and delicious. It was cooked perfectly. My husband enjoyed his food, especially the pork belly appetizer, but left feeling hungry. He was wishing for a slightly larger portion on the Steak entrée. Overall, this is a place for people who really love the finer details of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surpassed Expectations
    Joey
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Wonderful meal...great service. Dishes executed with skill, perfection and taste. Special thanks to Christina in the kitchen for wonderful amuse, pate. I teach culinary...so nice to find FOH, chef and kitchen focused on professional execution without being pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 910 experince
    Vader46
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    A can't miss evening. Superb in every way! outstanding wine and fabulous food. One of my new haunts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Surprized!
    Jgraydon
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Nine-Ten is a small hotel restaurant, usually we avoid hotel food but this one was recommended by a "local". We were very happy with the service, ambiance, and importantly the food. The value was worth the expense. Service was truly outstanding, it was an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 60 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 991 reviews are from the NINE-TEN reviews archive.
  • Nice breakfast
    ArtLover
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Had a nice breakfast, good coffee, and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CHAS
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    A business lunch is not always the best way to challenge a talented chef, but my recent luncheon experience was first rate. The menu offered a variety of noon hour items of appropriate size. My guest opted for a Cobb Salad, and the plate was clean at the end of our meeting. A cheeseburger with very fresh lettuce and tomato garnish was quite good. I will look for the next occasion when I can have a lunch meeting in this quality restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply amazing
    WillowVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The best dinner I've had in a long long time. Pea tendrils and fiddlehead ferns! Everything about it was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TomHVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nine-Ten has the best food in San Diego. The chefs are continually fine-tuning their signature dishes and the results are always intriguing. We are lucky to have this restaurant here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nine Ten never fails us
    ScottyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day brunch, food was light and delightful, service friendly and efficient, yet unhurried. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were there for brunch on mother's day and our little dog was with us. They were very accommodating and provided us with a table with umbrellas for shade. Our waitress was terrific and all in all our experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faro
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My family had a very enjoyable time here. The food was good, ambience nice, and service good. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    Begood2urself
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food, the wine, the staff! Everything was great. We enjoyed the three course meal with wine pairings, and some additional wine suggestions from our knowledgable waitress. The flavor sand presentation were original, and we felt the prices were reasonable. We hope to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    Johann
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food, service and ambience was great. As usual the quality of the food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Anniversary Celebration
    MUNCHALOT
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Nine-Ten helped to make our 15th a very special occasion. Christopher ,our waiter, provided excellent information and suggestions about our meal. Do try the sashimi appetizer and lamb loin - both top notch. With special attention to our needs and the occasion, this was truly a fine dining experience!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    gretchus
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We came her for our anniversary and the food was amazing! Nice selection of spirits/wines, and the help was top notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    AmateurGourmetChef
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Took my wife there for our anniversary on a Sunday night. We both had the Mercy of the Chef; I had the version paired with wine. Beautiful presentation, intensely flavorful dishes, meats and fish perfectly cooked. First time we've ordered the tasting menu at a restaurant and each been served different dishes for each course! Variety = excellent. Our waitress, Stephanie, was extremely knowledgeable: familiar with the menu, knew the wines, and had worked there for 10 years. In honor of our anniversary, the Chef gave us an extra course (that night's special from the regular menu). Only complaint was that some portions were a little large for a tasting menu. I know, we might have left some food on the plate, but what's the fun in that?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awazing find
    lbfoodie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was amazing clean and crisp flavor profiles. Interesting menu and very fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CommanderVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Limited menu. Food very mediocre. Atmosphere lousy !
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  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was good, but the portion was too small. The service was kind of slow, but my water was always filled up and never went empty.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    RelgaVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Truly an upside surprise. Great work from chefs to bus boys. Waiter top class. Friendly and accommodating. But most of all and most important. Best meal in a long time. Short Rips the best ever.
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  • Easter Brunch
    PlrSoCalVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We took our daughter and granddaughter to Nine-Ten for Easter Brunch and sat out on the back patio overlooking the pool with a small view of the ocean. We arrived early for our reservation and were able to be seated immediately. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. The menu included the usual brunch entrees but also some great entrée salads, lunch items and desserts. We have dined here before and our meals have always been excellent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Sunday lunch
    Michele
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband enjoyed his soup and salmon; I was disappointed in my salade nicoise, which was tossed rather than presented in the usual way with separate heaps of vegetables and a whole piece of tuna. The olive-oil poached tuna bits were dry and ingredients other than the nice fresh greens were sparse. The salt was caked and would not allow itself to be shaken. The service was not as attentive as usual though water refills were regular. On a previous visit a week ago with a friend we were asked by Dolly at lunch which type of milk we preferred in our espresso drinks. This time that did not occur. There was no bread basket with its nice soft spoonful of butter sprinkled with Maldon salt. My cheese plate was however excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time with the baby
    zipporahVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The staff at Nine-Ten was very accommodating of our baby on a recent visit. Gave us a table with an extra long section of booth to place the carrier on and were just overall very friendly with regards to us having a child with us. Service was excellent as always and food was good. We need to remember not to order the hot chocolate here - it's pretty much just heated chocolate milk, rather than the rich indulgence we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet