NINE-TEN

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$31 to $50
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Globally-inspired, locally-sourced. With its ongoing commitment to innovative cuisine using only the freshest, locally-sourced products, NINE-TEN is a must visit for culinary aficionados. This intimate restaurant, led by chef Jason Knibb and recognized with a Michelin Guide "Plate of Distinction, 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 new American cuisine. 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 Saturday and Sunday.
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Specials

Happy Hour - 25% Off Our Bar Menu

In addition to featuring a 25% discount on our bar food menu, guests enjoy $5 select glasses of red & white wine, $2 off all beers, and an array of imaginative hand-crafted, cocktails which change each season. And our “Whim of the Bartender” program, featuring a new hand-crafted, specialty cocktail every week, is not to be missed!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 6, 2019

Ends: September 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-6:30PM

Wine Wednesday

It’s 1/2 Price Wine Day! Enjoy any bottle of wine on our wine list during lunch, dinner or at the NINE-TEN Bar and receive 50% off the retail price.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 6, 2019

Ends: September 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:30AM-9:30PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

In the spirit of the holiday season, and in keeping with his ongoing commitment to creating innovative cuisine using only the freshest local ingredients, Chef Jason Knibb will prepare a special 3-course prix-fixe dinner on Christmas Eve, from 5:30-9 pm. $85 per person/$124 with wine pairings.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

À la carte Weekend Brunch Menu, Pastry Bar, and $16 Bottomless Mimosas & Drink Specials from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. NINE-TEN will be closed for dinner on Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year at NINE-TEN. Chef Jason Knibb will prepare a special 4-course prix-fixe dinner from 5:30-10 pm. $110 per person/$165 with matching wine pairings with each course.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 1975 People Are Saying
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OT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The meals are usually very good and nicely presented. My husband and daughter ordered salmon, and they said it was "blah." Missing flavor. My son and I enjoyed our steak. The menu seemed to have fewer interesting choices. Maybe you are in transition. I don't know. I guess the main thing is that the salmon was blah.

D
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was out of this world, from the first taste to the last.

F
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Thanksgiving at Nine Ten with the curated menu. Hard time choosing between Turkey two ways or longer of lamb. Special stuffing and potatoes as a family share

B
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We will definitely be back!

s
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always EXCEPTIONAL food & service.! We are NEVER disappointed here no matter what we order, This is a must dining experience.

G
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great Chef, great Sommelier, amazing staff.... very poor acoustic design makes it very difficult to have a conversation over dinner if there are other patrons in close proximity. Please reintroduce table linens in lieu of the exposed scarred laminate tables...without them it looks shabby.

2
San Diego
189 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Blue Fin Tuna special and a New York Steak both nicely prepared. Our starters were a delicious lamb on toast points and a fresh green salad. Service was excellent.

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything that came to our table was amazing. This includes the cocktails, bread, butter (with smoked sea salt atop), poached pear salad and the braised oxtail. The dessert looked like a piece of art. A bit pricey but worth every penny. A very memorable experience.

GB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. One of the best meals we've enjoyed.

TG
New England
44 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine-Ten was outstanding. I ordered the steak dish and it was simply outstanding. I have dined at high end steakhouses in my travel and this steak was the tastiest that I have ever had. The service in addition was VERY attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. You will not be disapointed.

DL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The host and waiter were friendly, however other staff were not. Was expecting to have lunch and order off of the lunch menu but was told they were only serving brunch today. Did not realize that when making the reservation for 12:30pm on a Saturday. Interior of restaurant was nice. Food was lacking. Had high hopes, but was disappointed.

HK
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, well built food!
Bakery items are delicious as well.
Would definitely go there.

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went there for our anniversary and had a really nice meal and bottle of champagne with our dinner our server Mark did a fabulous job and we would definitely go back again

TN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant for breakfast lunch or dinners! They are always very attentive and excellent food!

SM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying Nine-Ten for over a decade. The last visit was a good experience, not great as we felt the food underperformed by a wide margin. The fresh bread was over salted, the sushi dish - the fish - was tasteless and the accompanying sauce didn’t improve. The pear salad was scrumptious. For dinner, the lamb cutlets were tasty, however the sauces were watery. The swordfish was over-seasoned and was so thin it was dry. The warm chocolate bowl was very rich and enjoyable. We’ve had much better at Nine-Ten than this experience. Next time I’d want to find out about the menu beforehand as the mains vary and we didn’t find what we were looking for.

H
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (I think his name was Mark) really took great care of us. It was our anniversary night and he made us feel very special. He had a deep knowledge of the menu items and cooking techniques. A perfect night out!

NG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food , quality of food and preparation, top notch .
Great service and attention to detail.
Most excellent evening !

AM
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience from start to finish!!
Our waiter was incredible!!!
Our food was awesome!
I frequently go to nine ten for breakfast and lunch, and hadn’t been for dinner in a while and I can’t wait to go back!!!
The only thing I missed was the white table clothes...

CR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger in the bar with an excellent fig salad!
Excellent service

JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the creativity, the quality and the whole depth of textures, colors, taste and perfection to each dish.

IA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and very good service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the Chef’s Choice and were impressed!

ZQ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

A fly flying around my table....Otherwise positive experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen Restaurant y ambiente

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JZ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cacio e Pepe was outstanding, the octopus was good, but after a few bites a little too salty/ too much chorizo fat , the lamb was excellent ... drinks perfect. Great service, nice, quiet special occasion ambience.

NT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level was ok except for one really loud, obnoxious female with no concept of other people around her.

O
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Excellent food and sommelier help. Service was efficient and prompt and helpful. I have a hard time liking this venue where food is served on a bare tabletop. For a $240. meal for 2 the quality of table setting, particularly stemware and flatware should be of much better quality. The noise level on the terrace was low, but the steady stream of hotel guests crossing in front of us to access rooms and pool was off-putting. I have eaten inside a few times in the past but noticed on our way out that they are also serving on bare tables. Will consider other venues for the next dinner in La Jolla Village.

CO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Our waitress was the best ever!! Food was delicious. We sat in the patio so of course we had traffic noise but nothing to deter us from enjoying our lunch.
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FT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Table too small for kind and the money you have to pay

CL
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Restaurant Week. The food was wonderful. We each had fish. I had halibut and my husband had the salmon. Both were delicious. We both had the half baked chocolate cake with ice cream. Fabulous!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Resturant week! The food was delicious and such good size portions. Staff was super friendly and quick!

BS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Over and over for every occasion.

SJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, incredible food (as always); this is one of our favorite restaurants in SD for a good reason. It is consistently superb.

D
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Normally if the food is outstanding and the service is excellent I would give a strong "thumbs up" review. However, the dining experience as a whole was so unpleasant that my husband and I decided never to return again. The noise level in the main dining room was so incredibly loud that it actually interfered with the enjoyment of our meal-- probably a first for us. It did not help that we were seated next to a table with people who were shouting the whole time, but in fairness, they may have needed to shout to be heard. On our way out, we mentioned this to the hostess and her only comment was that next time we should request the patio.

LA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The service was stellar. The ambience was perfect.

FT
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine ten is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. It wins in every critical category: food, presentation, service, wines, freshness, cleanliness, quality and service. For once a wait staff actually knowledgeable regarding the wine list, off list and meal content.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was great, not too expensive, very good establishment. Will return!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful yummy food.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. 2nd time visiting and we cannot wait to eat here again.

BZ
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, great service. We love NINE-TEN!!