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Globally-Inspired, Locally-Sourced Cuisine - NINE-TEN, San Diego, CA

NINE-TEN

4.7
4.7
2509 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
NINE-TEN is currently open for indoor AND outdoor dining. Heaters and blankets available during the colder weather. Breakfast is served Wednesday through Friday, 7 am to 11 am. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 7 am to 2 pm. Lunch is served Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm. And dinner service is available Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Curbside take-out is also available. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 964-5400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Knibb

  • Catering

    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Leo Lopez: (877) 578-5037

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Girard

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mercy of the Chef Tasting Menu

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A Chef driven tasting menu experience, highlighting the best that NINE-TEN has to offer. Start with an amuse bouche followed by 6 courses including selections from our menu with a nightly specials or Chef's creations tossed in. Add in wine pairings chosen by our Sommelier with each course to round out your meal. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary preferences so we can craft the perfect menu for you. A 20% service charge will be included for all Mercy of the Chef reservations.

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What 2,509 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. MA

    MARYL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome, food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely be back!
  2. IM

    IvanaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went there for the restaurant week, happy to find that there were a few more options on the menu than shown on the website. Well designed wine list. The peach napoleon with sabayon was perfection! Friendly and helpful staff (at the restaurant and in the hotel lobby too)
  3. VC

    ValerieC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cacio y pepe was outstanding, as was the hamachi sashimi. The rest of our meal was delicious as well, though the duck was maybe a little underdone and the jerk chicken was lacking the jerk flavor you would expect. The desserts were delightful.
  4. AH

    AnthonyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    When I made the reservation it was not clear that this was a hotel restaurant which was disappointing to start. However, the food was amazing, the service was equivalent to a 5 star dining experience. Each course of the "mercy of the chef" meal was explained in detail and paired perfectly with a glass of wine. I will visit this restaurant again.
  5. MM

    MichaelM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris, the sommelier, has excellent taste. Wine list is varied in style and price points. Excellent waiter too. He remembers what we like.
  6. D

    Dani

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel there was a bait and switch not having to do with Nine Ten, but with open table and restaurant week. When I clicked the email to see what restaurants were participating for lunches, nine ten showed up and I booked on open table. Not until I arrived and my guest was waiting for me did we realize they only participated for dinner and I was too embarrassed to suggest going elsewhere. I should have just left. But the lunch was lovely. I just wasn’t prepare to pay $35 for a salad lunch with combined parking and tip
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mercy of the Chef tasting dinner with the wine pairing was fantastic! I highly recommend. The service was also outstanding.
  8. M

    Mike

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This place is always great. Don’t let the entrance or front desk lack of attendance ( they have other stuff to do) put you off. It is a somewhat lesser know San Diego gem
  9. FJ

    FionaJB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an enjoyable birthday dinner. Our waiter was so attentive. I was not feeling great due to something I ate earlier, and he immediately brought over some fizzy water and bitters which did the trick! He noticed I was eying the donuts on the menu for dessert but I declined getting them. He brought them as a treat anyway! Excellent steak, salad, bread and cheese. We will be back!
  10. D

    Dakini

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful dining area, ambiance and great service. Food good but not great.
  11. E

    Elle

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good! Delicious fish and ooooooh my goodness the 1/2 baked chocolate cake! My favorite restaurant in LJ!
  12. CA

    ChristopherA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! Went there for a bday celebration, even got a dessert on the house!
  13. AW

    AndreaW

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Inventive, delicious dishes. Extensive wine list. Attentive service. Friendly staff.
  14. FT

    FrederickT

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a special place with a wonderfully enjoyable meal and the highest level of care and service. The chef is creative while bringing an exceptional layered fun to each course. We decided that the next time at Nine-Ten we order the half baked chocolate cake first.
  15. KE

    KERRIF

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was gorgeous and delicious. Serious gastronomy and technical skills are clearly at work. Every single plate tasted as good as it looked. Staff was friendly and personable, our waiter was super helpful advising us on tasty mocktails. Worth the $$$$
  16. SR

    SaRo

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect anniversary dinner arranged by my husband. Attentive service and wonderful meal.
  17. RS

    RichardS

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was excellent. I especially loved the Cacio E Pepe. Our waiter was excellent, being attentive but unobtrusive. The sommelier made an excellent recommendation for an obscure rose from the Basque region that was really unusual and very tasty. The only negative was that our neighboring table was pretty loud, but they were having a good time. Oh, and Wednesday is half price wine night and so our bottle of rose was only $25! Can't wait to go back.......
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. There were some girls celebrating a birthday party. Kinda loud. Not your fault. But we love the place. We live down the street. Thank you
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding, everyone that worked here was super friendly and the ambiance was romantic and classy, not a place to dress down to.
  20. t

    timcat

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their 6-course Tasting Menu is called “Mercy of the Chef” and changes daily depending on what’s available and the mood of the chef. It’s great. Every dish was lovingly prepared and plated, and tasted delicious. From the amuse bouche of raw tuna, avocado and uni on a tiny tortilla to a duck breast main plate, we were enchanted. The wine list was compact but very well designed to span a wide ranges of tastes and budgets, and featured excellent wines. The server was surprisingly well educated and happily gave some suggestions for our red and white wines. We were wonderfully cheered to find several Madeiras available by the glass. Service was cheerful and friendly without being cloying. In short, an excellent place for fine dining and the food quality, plating and service definitely justify a Michelin star. The only downside is that it can get a bit loud indoors, especially towards the end of the evening when the bar is crowded with boisterous hotel guests and jolly locals.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Excellent food and presentation.
  22. c

    chrish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For our anniversary enjoyed the wine paired chefs dinner. It was amazing. One of the finest meals I have ever had that I didn’t cook,lol. Chris Russo our waiter was outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was great!
  24. C

    Carlos

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Champagne by the glass was of poor quality and not cool enough; prime red wine by the glass had a lot of sediments. The food was beautifully presented and tasty but extremely salty. Server tried very hard but the kitchen was overwhelmed and it took extremely long for the food to arrive. The noise level was such that we could not hear each other.. This was not what we expected for anniversary celebration from the restaurant’s description.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did mercy of the chef and wine pairing. It’s the real deal.
  26. JT

    JuanTooTre

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came here for the tasting menu for our wedding anniversary. Just visiting here in San Diego for a couple of months and we usually like to try out tasting menus in different places. For the price per head, the food didn't really live up to our expectations. It was good, but not that creative, and didn't feel like an "experience" so much. We've had $50/head tasting menus in NYC that were so much better. Service was great though, and the staff was really friendly.
  27. J

    Jankoss

    Denver

    284 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    284 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I was staying at the hotel and booked a reservation. I don’t think I specified indoors or outside. Outside at 6:30 was not good as the sun was sooo bright. Unfortunately all the indoor tables were spoken for so we sat at the bar. Harold was a wonderful bartender and the food was excellent. However, I would have preferred to be sitting at a table. Next time I will know this.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service - felt so personal - consistently excellent food
  29. BT

    BeeTee

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and our service was excellent!! Couldn’t have asked for a better late afternoon on the terrace.
  30. C

    kirkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good service. Wheelchair accessible and nice quiet spot for a crowded summer weekend !
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    6 course tasting Every single bite was delectable Staff were delightful Speaker music was a bit distracting Upper end of acceptable pricing
  32. S

    Suzie

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and beautiful food; attentive service.
  33. JH

    JakeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had burger and Reuben for lunch. Burger angus large portion cooked to perfection. Simply excellent taste. Fries crisp not greasy at all!!!!! We felt right at home here. Sophisticated charm!
  34. CT

    ChristopherT

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    This is the second time I went to Nine-Ten where the first time was for dinner (Excellent) and this time for Weekend Brunch (Huge disappointment)!!!! I've had breakfast/brunch at many restaurants that serve good food that's flavorful, memorable, etc but this was the opposisite. Trying tro pull apart the Crossaint was a Huge effort and for very littel reward. The scone was dry with so little flavor but st least the Sticky Bun was decent. The Eggs Benedict was nothing to look at or taste! Seriously I've been to dinners that had a better presentation and the flavor was several notches above Nine-Ten. My friend has the Short Rib Toast which tasted good but should have held back on the salt. The toast and egg were fine but, from the look on his face when he saw the toast and tasted it, I knew we weren't geting the best experience possible. We'll only come back for dinner, not trusting that Lunch would be award winning. For a Michelin Star restaurant, they should take back the star!!!!!!!
  35. SB

    SusanB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food at Nine-Ten was really outstanding as usual. We were very pleased with our meals. The chef does a great job of highlighting the protein and adding several wonderful elements to create wonderful flavors.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and love the service as well!
  37. S

    Steph

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Very attentive. ALL the food was delicious. The lamb loin was cooked perfectly.
  38. AM

    AMBERS

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service were truly amazing! Never disappoints!
  39. AO

    AceOne

    Dallas

    292 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    292 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was great. The food was excellent. And Wednesday is 1/2 off for wine!
  40. S

    Swiss

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This used to be the best restaurant in La Jolla. They are now offering a limited menu (that the manager explained to the party next to us was due to covid(?)) They charge for bread which is the size of a roll. The salads are $14-16 and very small. Our main dishes, lamb, ribeye, jerk chicken, were served barely above room temperature. One of our party ordered their lamb medium and it was extremely rare and cold. The restaurant was half empty but our waiter was rushing around like crazy. He removed my plate so quickly the silverware almost fell off. Very, very disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

NINE-TEN offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 964-5400.

NINE-TEN is rated 4.7 stars by 2509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for NINE-TEN

910 Prospect St., San Diego, CA 92037

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Girard

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Knibb

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 964-5400

  • Catering

    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Leo Lopez: (877) 578-5037

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