NINE-TEN

4.7
2266 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2266 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious. View was beautiful. It was nice catching the sunset. Had a delicious espresso martini which was one of my favorites to date.

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LarryB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and ambiance! Must visit if in La Jolla ☺️

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LocalEater
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a celebratory dinner.! The menu is creative and delicious. Entrées are generously sized— for example the duck was two full breast halves, not just a few slices. A special oyster appetizer was inventive, and prepared with a light hand to show off the delicate briny flavor. Everything was perfectly prepared. Wine list is extensive, but pricey— though there are a few quite nice wines at accessible price points. Service is really excellent and ambience on outside patio delightful. Perfect venue for a special night.

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Edie
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both enjoyed our choices a LOT...exquisite hamachi sashimi and a fried chicken sandwich. Wait staff extremely solicitous and patient--we were there three hours! Wine selections, vis a vis Sauv. Blanc could be better: a New Zealand choice included?

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vipTomH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service!

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AJO2
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful and the food exceptional. The evening couldn’t have been better.

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GuyO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great setting. Wednesdays’s any wine half price!

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JackieN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food at NINE-TEN Restaurant. Beautiful meal from beginning to end; every dish was filled with so much flavor and texture. Perfect date night spot with the ocean a short walk away. Will definitely be a returning customer!

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Melody
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale food. Great variety. Parking accessible. We had great service and will definitely be back. Had breakfast here on a Sunday morning and surprisingly not crowded. We had 5 different entrees and all were spectacular. Don’t forget to try their hot sour dough bread and their pastrami states homemade and it was delicious. I had the salmon avocado toast and it was great. Mom had the SHAKSHUKA and I was surprised that at her age of 91 she loved it. We all shared some of the ricotta pancakes. Give this place a try. A hidden gem.

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vipNJFoodie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service - as always! One of our favorite restaurants.

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SAMARI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always. My favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Husbands birthday lunch but they didn’t acknowledge it even after putting it in the reservation. Food was great! Server wanted to be anywhere but there. He kept forgetting things and never brought our drink but tried to charge us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Swordfish Tacos were delicious! Had a nice lunch with a friend. Our server was so accommodating & even brought our coffee/teas inside for us when sun shifted. Valet was great in a busy area of La Jolla.

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Eltoo
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food; well plated and prepared. The outdoor tables in the back are nice, but the area could be dressed up a bit more to make it feel special. Service was prompt and attentive, although it seemed almost too casual/non-chalant for a restaurant that strives to provide a fine dining experience.

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JanetE
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine-Ten is a delightful restaurant! The food is delicious, innovative and perfectly presented by an attentive and well-trained staff.

My only annoyance was not with the restaurant but with the restrictive OpenTable seating options. When we arrived at 5:15, there were only 2 tables in use, and by 6:30, which I would prefer, there were still several empty tables. I will contact restaurants directly in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, intimate setting, pleasant atmosphere, and attentive service.

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Dengy
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and setting. Swordfish tacos were sublime

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CathyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Best Eggs Benedict I have ever had!

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vipAmyM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was an excellent waiter and the food was phenomenal. Not inexpensive but excellent. Thx

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ChristineR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal!

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vipRozzie
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Montecito, California and were visiting Mission Bay.
I wish we had a restaurant like Nine Ten where we live.
The food was outstanding. I ordered scallops, and it was the best scallop preparation I’ve ever tasted!
I wish I could have asked for the recipe, but they wouldn’t taste the same The size of each scallop was very large.

It was an excellent dinner.

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vipLikestoeat
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration

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LeslieR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening all around.

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ShanaW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was very slow, but the setting was so charming it didn’t matter much. Food was quite good.

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vipCobri
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised to learn it was wine Wednesday, great deal.
Food & service was excellent!

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vipJohn
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch menu is fabulous! The maple pecan scone and swordfish tacos were incredible! Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable. We always love dining at Nine-Ten!

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JudyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful experience. Everything was fabulous. You will not be disappointed.

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drewc
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I hadn't heard of this place, but kept seeing it pop up as one of the best in San Diego. The food was amazing, and everyone agreed one of the best meals they've had. Best burger, best duck, best oysters, best lamb, everyone's meal was beyond expectation. The ambiance was lacking though, as it's just kindof a hotel patio setup. But I will be back for the food for sure.

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vipMarshaL
Fort Lauderdale
65 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner on vacation and it was very good. Glad we came here.

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Rina
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, our service, the food and Wednesday's 50% off all bottles of wine came together for having a fabulous 20 yr celebration.

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vipLovegoodfood
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here several times, and consider it one of San Diego's best restaurants. The 'Mercy of the Chef' multi-course dinner is excellent. It's not currently on the menu, but is available on request.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was very good especially the duck and lamb. The pork belly appetizer was yummy as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the almond cake dessert as well. Great time overall.

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vipKate
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We had our anticipated Sunday brunch at the restaurant, and the balcony view was nice. However, the food was merely mediocre. My Egg-Benedict was tepid warm, with heavy sauce that had gone cold. The other dishes we had were on the greasy side. The whole experience at this restaurant (we also had dinner here after reading the rave reviews and wonderful pictures on their website) made us wonder whether the restaurant has changed its chef, and lost its Michelin star status/menu as a result.

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vipKate
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were given rave reviews about this restaurant but it turned out to be a nice restaurant not worth recommending. The dinner menu was uninspiring and the Sunday brunch was just regular hotel restaurant menu. The food was decent but not special.

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vipTEDM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept little secret in La Jolla. Always great food and service.

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RosaminaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. We had a gobsmacking experience for dinner, and kept going back for breakfast. The Grande Colonial presentsa gem!

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EngIsFun
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, good variety and very creatively prepared.

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Gene
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place to celebrate any occasion. Will definitely be back!

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
169 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The food is probably the best in the area. Service was fine. Good attention. Seating on the back balcony was great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from NINE-TEN using the Order Online button. NINE-TEN also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 964-5400.

NINE-TEN is rated 4.7 stars by 2266 OpenTable diners.

NINE-TEN does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thegrandecolonial.com/la-jolla-hotel-san-diego-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.