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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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!

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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

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H
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We had brunch. The bacon was so greasy and did not have any flavor. The potatoes did not taste good and were maybe boiled first. They need to be browned. We usually have lunch and the lunch menu is much better.

J
Palm Springs
128 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What stands out most is the very solicitous service. My wife accidentally spilled her wine, but the immediate response of the staff was quickly to reset the table (as she absented herself to save her sweater from staining). The meals were wonderful. Oh, and we sat outside, at the balcony, overlooking the view towards the ocean. Pretty!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines day, absolutely amazing courses, amazing service, excellent atmosphere.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were super attentive, and even with the Valentine’s rush they still made sure to make our experience magical.

GJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They tried to squeeze in too many Valentines dinners with too little staff and made it feel like a rushed experience with the servers going through the motions.
The 4 or 5 course menu was mixed with some tasty options and some that were flat.
The premium wine pairing was nicely done with thoughtfully aligned flavor profiles.

c
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently delicious, creative, and pleasurable.

FL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good and of the right proportion. The service was excellent and the server was friendly. It was a nice eating environment without overpowering music and noise.

MG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

2/13/20 update: CC was overcharged, gratuity was paid with cash, but CC was charged with added gratuity. Called several times to manager and FBD, leaving voicemail. No response. Frustrated.

Chefs menu was well planned and constructed. Food was well timed and service impeccable. Its a great location for special occasions or experiencing a very unique dining experience.

OT
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of SD's finest dining experience...excellent for all times of the day--brunch, business or ladies luncheons, bar happy hour and special or everyday suppers...our neighborhood favorite!

NJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding service and amazing food. One of the best restaurants in San Diego.

ML
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic experience. Food amazing and service excellent.

SB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NINE-Ten is a very nice hotel restaurant. The food is amazing. The service is what is expected of a very good restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and wine

SF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Nine-Ten for my birthday! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. All the servers and the hostess were very friendly and courteous. We had a great time!

JF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lunch at nine ten Ever. Had the Baja rock shrimp tacos which were perfectly prepared and seasoned with tasty dip and limes. Tortillas were outstanding. Pls keep it on menu. And it was wonderfully quiet that day. Great service from Ramiro ( hope I have name right)! At Table 12 by window.

SM
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but worth it--delicious food! A good special occasion destination.

JH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nine-Ten's web-site looked great but boy...were we disappointed! Our server was testy...knowledgable buy simply unpleasant. The food was average. A few of us had steaks and all agreed that they were tough, fatty and overly sauced...a typical sign of lower quality meats...definitely not prime. One had the vegetarian meals a said it was excellent. May be a better breakfast and/or lunch spot.

LG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The menu is varied with an interesting mix of flavors (I had monkfish with fennel, among other add-ins). The portions are moderate so I don't feel stuffed after I finish. The only downside is that it's a bit noisy inside. However, I can definitely recommend this place.

k
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our visit to NINE-TEN. The restaurant took great care to celebrate my wife's birthday. They gave her a greeting card, voucher for next visit, and a dessert with a birthday candle. The food was overall very nice---we both had vegetarian which was slightly simple but tasteful. The quantity was just right.

Best part of the meal: Cacio e Pepe.

j
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. A great place for any special occasion. Service and food is top notch in San Diego.

DF
San Diego
141 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal at Nine-Ten. NYE was a treat, very festive, and great choices for all 4 courses of the prix fixe menu. Thank you, Chefs Jason and Jose!

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Overpriced food. IFood is OK, food but it is not a gourmet restaurant.

FT
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and anniversary was made extra specisl at the restaurant. The service, wine, meal and room made it a delight to celebrate with dear friends.

AC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Christmas brunch!

c
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful Christmas brunch at Nine-Ten. Grateful to order off a menu and not be subjected to an overwhelming buffet. My brown rice skillet (with pork belly, veg, and an egg) was TDF! Presentation and taste of husband's huevos rancheros were superb. We of course enjoyed the bottomless mimosas, too! Outstanding service by Jose.

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was amazing. The wines were paired perfectly.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food excellent service.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always SO good! Great meal every time.

I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner

OT
San Diego
27 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.

AD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

F
San Diego
67 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
28 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
195 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
46 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
4 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.