NINE-TEN

4.7
2251 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
NINE-TEN is currently open for indoor AND outdoor dining/dinner service only, Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Heaters and blankets available during the colder weather. 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 2251 people are saying
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LeslieR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening all around.

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ShanaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJohn
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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drewc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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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vipMarshaL
Fort Lauderdale
58 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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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
1 review
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
167 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom soup, burrata salad, and gnocchi were amazing! The Japanese whiskey old fashioned was really tasty.

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vipEdsiesgems
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Brunch. Scone was very dry and tasteless. Eggs, thick bacon good. Had other items we did not try. A small fruit bowl was very good.

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Rick
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all the way around. Food was great. A little overpriced, but quality was great.

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vipMayaD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. It’s hard to decide what was better the cacio e pepe, halibut, cauliflower steak, or the desserts! Thank you an amazing evening.

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vipRoseP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think the chef at Nine Ten is the best in La Jolla. We eat there often and are never disappointed .
We also appreciate the wine list and think the sommelier is terrific.

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H1234
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice brunch. Food good, waiter outstanding!!

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vip1srfnsom
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ecerything was very good! atmosphere, staff, food. dishes were well executed, plated, and tasty. nothing really inventive, but nicely done. definitely recommend 910, and will be back!

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vipDennisM
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was disappointing. I took someone there for a birthday lunch. They never acknowledged the birthday even though I made a point of it when I made the reservation, again when we were seated. I was given the check before anyone asked if we cared for desert. I said may we hear the desert options because it was my friends birthday. We decided not to have desert but ordered coffee. The waiter said the coffee was on her a birthday present.

Service was disappointing!

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vipfoodnwinelvr
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and a quiet atmosphere. Great evening out!

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Philip
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our warm greeting to the impeccable service and the delicious courses, this was a memorable dining experience.

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Jones
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Smaller menu, but food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional meal. The service was perfect and the food was perfectly prepared. We were there to celebrate my sons birthday and we each had different entrees. Rib eye, lamb, duck, and as specially prepared pasta. Each dish was prepared to perfection. We had no idea that wine in Wednesday’s is half price! And we also had a delicious dessert.
Great dining experience with excellent service! Thank you!!

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AlanF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lunch once every month or two. The food is always. high quality as is the service. Parking as for many restaurants downtown is the only aggravation.

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Steven
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and atmosphere for a relaxing dinner. Service and the main course was great, but the dessert was mediocre. Restaurant is about a 5 minute walk, so that was a bonus. Would definitely come back!

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wakesurfingdoc
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In town to celebrate my 60th -looked for great eatery for this special occasion. The evening didn’t disappoint.
Had the most amazing grilled octopus/Lamb Tatar to start
For main course my son and I shared the rib eye -BEST steak I’ve had in awhile-daughter had the mushroom pasta/wife had the cauliflower steak -both delicious
Wine list not extensive and expensive
Great service -waiter appropriately attentive
Will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We were staying at the hotel but the Waiter was very pretentious and acted rude to our children and double charged us for their fish. Would not return despite the fact that we love Grande Colonial

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vipAlohaDiner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday. Happy The restaurant was able to make adjustments for plant based diet. Lovely food, venue and service.

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vipHarmanD
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service as always!

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vipRestaurantWeekdelight
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our number one favorite place to eat for dinner snd lunch!!

My favorite is the Liberty Farms Duck Breast entree.

In the past year, we’ve eaten here like 4-5 times… always consistent snd great experience!

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Yoko
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly spectacular dining experience.
Gracious, knowledgeable service.
Great wine guidance and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ribeye and cauliflower steaks were exquisite

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated anniversary and was accommodated to be able to sit outdoors at last minute (reservation made for indoors. Food was fabulous and our waiter Chris Russo was outstanding in all respects!

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vipSCinSD
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were a large party celebrating birthdays. We’d been to Nine Ten several times and always found the food to be creative and very good - pricey but worth it. For the most part this experience was the same though there were some service and flavor distractions.

First, the restaurant was not full - many open tables on a Saturday evening at 7pm. The service was good but mechanical. I never felt the server really was enthusiastic about his job. That shows.

The food was almost all excellent. The exception- the appetizer pasta - extremely salty and I had someone taste it, they felt the same. The jerk chicken was also very salty. On the other hand, the scallops, rib eye, lamb, cece pasta, halibut and duck were excellent. Unique, flavorful and worth the price. The oysters with the watermelon melange were truly excellent.

My issue is we spent over $1000 and celebrated two birthdays and they offered no birthday dessert - not even a scoop of ice cream. Also, we brought wine, again, spent more than $1000 and they charged us for 2 bottles for the magnum. No glasses need to be changed, etc and we spent a lot - you’d think they’d have a not charged us for one bottle for the magnum. I consider this poor judgement in behalf of management. When your guest spend $1000+, comp them a dessert or a corkage fee.

Otherwise good and highly recommend. We’ll be back, but we hope they take note on a better customer experience.

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 2251 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.