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NINE-TEN

4.6
1671 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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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, 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 outdoor terrace offering glimpses of the ocean. A separate bar offers limited menu and happy hour specials daily. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner nightly. A la carte brunch menu offered every Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sun 7:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Daily 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(858) 964-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Knibb
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Private party facilities
NINE-TEN is located adjacent to the Four Diamond Grande Colonial, which offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your lunch, dinner or special event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.
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Private party contact
Sabrina Patterson: (858) 729-5382
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Catering
All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Girard
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Parking details
$10.00 valet parking charge with restaurant validation.
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Special events & promotions
6-Course Mercy of the Chef Prix Fixe Dinner: $99 per person/$149 with wine pairings. Nightly.

3-Course Prix Fixe Lunch: $32 per person. Menu changes monthly. Available 11:30 am-2:30 pm Mon-Sat.

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

1/2-Priced Wine: Wed. All Day Main Dining Room and Bar

Sunday Brunch: Every Sunday. 7:30 am-2:30 pm
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1671 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.2
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service and the food was outstanding. This is one of the best restaurants in the San Diego area. We both had the halibut and it was so good. Every time we travel to the San Diego area we always dine at these top 3 restaurants: 9-10, Market and Piatti.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Just a fabulous meal and evening. Highly recommend when in La Jolla.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Fabulous! Incredible service! The short rib was the best I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were staying at the Grande Colonial and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and great food at the Nine-Ten restaurant in the hotel. The drinks were well made and generous while the food was simply the best we've had in a long time. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great location and ambiance. We shared an appetizer and an entree and they divided the portions, which was super! The service was mediocre and left much to be desired.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We ordered 5 hamburgers which were overcooked
And dry. The service was very slow.
We were surprised because we love Nine-Ten but I hope you keep being the good restaurant you used to be

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The entire experience was excellent. Great wine selection as well!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Good birthday treat with a small dessert.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Nine-Ten has become our new favorite go-to restaurant for over a year now.

The soups are phenomenal and very unique (must try for yourself to believe!).
Their $32, 3-course Prix-Fixe lunch menus change monthly and is a great value.
Other favorites include:
-Loch Duart Salmon (the best in La Jolla area for just $24!)
-Short Rib Panini ($18) is outstanding
-Reuben Sandwich & Nine-Ten Burger are high quality & satisfying

Tried their Fried Chicken Tacos for the first time but found the chicken breast to be a bit tough & salty!

Service is very good and overall it is considered the best value in LJ area.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My first experience here was terrible. But I know the food is great and I wanted to give it a second chance. Happy to report this time was an excellent dining moment.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We have dined at this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. The food is always delicious and of top quality. The restaurant is loud at dinner but when it is warm the patio is an ideal place to enjoy your meal and have a good visit.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Nine-Ten is one of the best restaurants in San Diego and I've given it 5 stars in past reviews. On this occasion, however, I've only rated it at 3 stars because it took an exceptionally long time to get our main course. At one point, the waiter did say our food would be out shortly but I timed it and it was 10 or more minutes later when it arrived. The restaurant was not full so I have to assume they didn't have a full staff in the kitchen and they did have a couple of large parties. However, I was not pleased by the replies by the waiters when I indicated that we had waited longer than normal for our food. If there is going to be a delay, the servers need to alert the customers long before the delay gets too long and the comment that they were busy was hollow because there were several empty tables and nobody as far as we could tell dining on the back patio.

The taste and quality of our food, however, was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

My wife and I dined to celebrate the end of a lovely vacation, our daughter's first performance at Carnegie Hall, our nephew's wedding and our own upcoming anniversary. The service was gracious and the food imaginative and well-prepared. The portions were appropriate for a three course meal. Each dish was visually appealing and offered great contrasts of flavors and textures.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Excellent food and service. However too cold inside.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Nine Ten never disappoints! The food is creative, but approachable; beautifully plated; we can converse comfortably; the surroundings are simple but lovely.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Outdoor seating area is lovely! Our waiter was friendly and courteous. He suggested the short rib which was one of the best meals I have ever had! I will definitely return!

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We sat at the bar on Sunday night. The bartender was horrible . Female with short dark hair, spent over half the time (behind the door), 100% non attentive when behind the bar. I asked the front desk if the restaurant manager was off that night and they said yes. That manager needs to let this bartender go!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We enjoyed a delicious well prepared dinner, beginning with the Thai Lobster Salad and ending with great chocolate truffles! Our entrees were the Salmon perfectly prepared and the Lamb - both were delicious. The service was very good and very attentive.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

it was awesome! the service was a little slow this visit as it usually isn't

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very delicious Mother’s Day brunch!! The service was spot on and my parents complimented the restaurant, something they usually don’t do!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was our first outing to Nine Ten. We were very happy with our dining experience! The service was excellent! We both enjoyed our salads (lobster mango salad and grilled vege salad). The entrees were amazing...halibut and New York steak. Both were cooked to perfection. We had one dessert- Pistachio, cherries and chocolate. The cocktails were great, as was the wine. They also have a nice port selection. Our only complaint ...they have no craft beer on tap. We will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Top notch experience. Perfect location for a business lunch. Great food options for those with special food needs. Greg was our server and he was terrific.

I really appreciate that as soon as I drove up in my Tesla, the valet asked if I would like it plugged in. I did and it saved me stopping on the way home for a charge. This was a great service.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Service was great!!! Robert was a superb waiter.
Wine selection was excellent. Food was fabulous. Excellent selection.
Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

This place is usually extremely consistent and my favorite restaurant in San Diego right now. Unfortunately something was off with the food Sunday night. I’ll definitely be back back though.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Lunch was good. Lobster ravioli was tasty, albeit unessesarily rich for a seafood dish. Service was not up to snuff compared to dinner staff.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always love dining at NineTen. Menu is so creative and delicious. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent food!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

What an amazing dinner! The french service was a welcome change. Choice of wines exceptional. Food had terrific texture and creative use of spices and natural ingredients. Will definitely return. Highlight of our trip to La Jolla. Make sure you add it to your list of "have to's". Located near coast. Just beautiful!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We had a great experience and our server Mark was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great service and excellent food!! Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

My spouse and I were staying at the Grande Colonial Hotel where the restaurant is located. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and decided to have our special dinner at Nine-Ten. Without question, one of the best meals we have ever had at a restaurant. Incredible service, ambiance, food, wine, cocktails...nice people, great experience. Will go back for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

You can always be sure that the salmon is perfect! Service is always fantastic They have no problem splitting dishes on separate plates if you want. Great restaurant. They have valet parking if it is hard to find a spot.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent experience!!! Desserts were small for sharing otherwise everything was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a great experience. We tried the Mercy of Chef -Tasty menu. Everything was very delicious. Wine pairing was excellent. 5 star service. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. We sat at the bar for a cocktail, and enjoyed the bourbon fizz drink. They had many unique cocktail choices. The price of most cocktails was $12+. The bar was busy, and could be larger and more comfortable. We had dinner on the terrace. We had a nice view of the ocean. Heat lamps worked very well, and we were comfortable. The food was excellent. New York strip was tender and sauces flavorful. Halibut was delicious, perfectly cooked. The bread was warm. Service was very good. We will return.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was a nice quiet place for dinner. Had we known it was a hotel restaurant, we might not have come, however. Also, Open Table said there were only "2 reservations left" for our time spot, and that we should "hurry." The restaurant was almost empty, and I did not appreciate being deceived on this point. Nevertheless, the food was very good and the service was even better.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great! As always !!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

we especially liked Bruno our waiter--he was friendly, attentive and efficient.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I had such an amazing date here. The food was phenomenal, the presentaionas well as the taste. The waiter (Erik) was observant and available but never bugged. He offered wonderful options and pairings and was knowledgeable about the food and beverages he was serving. Everyone was pleasant and the ambiance was perfect. Not too loud but just enough noise that you knew could have a conversation without everyone overhearing. The ocean front was just the icing on the cake. I will definitely be recommending to others and returning myself.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Though Nine-Ten doesn't boast an ocean view, it is worth the drive to La Jolla. Every item was expertly prepared with fresh ingredients for a delightful dining experience. The halibut was clean, salmon flaky, and sushi bowl tasty. Would definitely make the trip again!

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