NINE-TEN

4.8
2153 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2153 people are saying
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Waverly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We went for restaurant week, ambiance was lovely and the starters are fantastic, but the entrees were disappointing. I had the duck breast and my husband had the lamb. We requested for medium rare but the meat was still super dry. Dessert was good as well. Overall ok experience. Worth a try but we probably would not come back.

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vipChristopherT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special date night. 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent wine pairings, and for what it is, it’s a great deal. We’ll be coming back next time we’re in La Jolla

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JenniferD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at NINE-Ten for their San Diego Restaurant Week. And service was excellent!

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vipSandraS
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greg is outstanding. Love Nine Ten, has been a favorite restaurant of mine for years!

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vipRestaurantWeekdelight
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb on every course, service by Chris was outstanding and very attentive! The chef is wonderful. We shall come back soon.

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vipLovelj
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Special occasion made super special.

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vipAracelyOtanez
Baja California
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and service super, a love the place

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vipJeanetteP
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambience!

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KarinaP
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Give it 4.5 stars. Food was very good. Delicious flavors.

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TBone52
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I have written several superlative reviews of this restaurant. The chef is fantastic as are the servers. The restaurant has been dealing well with COVID by offering service at a few outdoor tables in their courtyard. We had requested one of those tables and confirmed this by phone. Wen we arrived we were told by the rather surly hostess that we would be eating indoors. She showed zero empathy and basically told us that we had erred by booking indoors. Luckily for her and for us a table opened at curbside. Not ideal but acceptable. Fantastic food. Excellent service. Front of the house needs some training!

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AndreaO
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Lobster starter Is excellent choice!

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vipDiscriminating2016
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food quality at reasonable prices.

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SlavaR
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice and pleasant Resturant.
Went for a date with my spouse. The food was very good (excellent sashimi and the duck). The staff was friendly and helpful. Sitting on the terrace was very pleasant , and even in COVID-19 period it felt safe.

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SusanB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nine-Ten is a fantastic restaurant. We are always blown away with how good the food is. Everything that we had on Saturday was excellent. We are looking forward to more availability of indoor seating soon since it does get chilly sitting outside for dinner in March. The service was great. The food takes a little while to come out but the staff is always checking in on drinks. Our coffee cups were never empty. We really enjoy the god everytime we eat at Nine-Ten.

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vipNormalperson
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went to the restaurant for our anniversary because of the excellent reviews. Our reception was very negative regarding our table. We were offered only one table after having a reservation for over a month. We were told all the other tables are reserved. We toyed with going elsewhere and then another table was provided.

The food was good but not great. We had the cauliflower, Caesar salad, hamburger and half baked chocolate cake. There is no bread service or amuse Bouche. The prices are high, which we anticipated for a Michelin restaurant. The ambience is extremely quiet, no music and none of the “reserved” tables around us filled during the hour and 15 minutes we were there.

We would suggest to the restaurant to put a more positive spin on arrival. Instead offer other tables with the awareness that they are reserved in hour and a half if that was the case and possibly add some background music.

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kathleeng
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a little difficulty with the booking as they were between the time we made reservation able to have limited indoor dining . We chose indoors as it was chilly . It was socially distant and the food was outstanding . You can feel safe and have a top night out her for a special occasion !

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vipDavenport
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner on the terrace with two friends. Great service, great atmosphere.

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vipHaroldS
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eating outside on the back patio was elegant and quite special.
Excellent food, as always.

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LindaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious. The lobster starter was fabulous. Mark our waiter was wonderful. It was a lovely evening! We highly recommend Nine-Ten.

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IanB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak! Best Duck! Best service we have received in a long time. Never wanted dinner to end

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viperikaf
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Would not change a thing! Excellent waiter. Worth every penny. Wednesday’s are 1/2 price wine and champagne. Will be back every Wednesday!

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JessieF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Jason is outstanding. This was the best meal I've had in years. The service was top notch and I will be recommending this restaurant to everyone I know. Thank you for sharing your gift with us! It was a pleasure to eat at your restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine ten is always amazing. We had a spectacular meal, the wine selected by the sommelier was outstanding and the service was delightful. This is one of our favorite restaurants and it’s always a treat to eat here.

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vipCWCW
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, well prepared dinner. Excellent service. Creative, gourmet menu.

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vipAMBERS
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience! great service and great food as always! my steak was exceptional!

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vipJohnI
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary the wait staff and chef made it a special experience!

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Smit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hamachi Sashimi was very good and worth ordering, the jerk chicken was nothing special...I asked the waiter if it was worth trying given that chicken is typically a fairly basic course and I've had very good jerk chicken before. He said the chef was from Jamaica and prided himself on the dish. Unfortunately I found it rather uninspiring - although the chicken itself was cooked well, the dry rub did little to provide the sort of depth and flavor one would expect from a caribbean jerk and the jus provided no more enhancement of flavor than the dry rub. Overall for a $34 chicken, I was left wanting much more and for the star of the dish to be other than the Yukon potato. My spouse tried the Halibut dish - yet again, the halibut was cooked near perfectly. However, again the flavor was left wanting. The first sensation to hit the pallet was an unsavory and overpowering cardboard/stale taste... although, I will admit after the first sensation the quality of the fish, how well it was cooked, and the buttery/flaky finish of the halibut was a welcome contrast. Less emboldened to try anything remotely risque, we opted to finish the night off with the donuts which were surprisingly tasty. For the price of the evening and the unsatisfactory main dishes I would opt for a different restaurant given another opportunity, especially given the number of options in the La Jolla area.

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Naomi
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NINE-TEN was an AMAZING experience for me and my date. We had a reservation (super easy to make one online!) and we were seated at a beautiful table with our own warming lamp and it was perfect because we weren’t super far from any of the other tables but it still felt just personal and secluded enough for our own privacy. My date had the burger, truffle fries, and an IPA. His burger was cooked to perfection and everything was so tasty! I had the ribeye and it was cooked exactly how I liked and the sauce, broccolini, and potatoes were to die for! Our server was amazing and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in La Jolla so far. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for amazing food, drinks, service, and ambience!

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vipFrederickT
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back. Perfect meal. Excellent service. Comforting that Nine-Ten still has the magic.

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kevinl
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the world! It never disappoints. You must go there!

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TravisL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner. Food, beverage, service, and ambiance were all 100% perfect. Love this place. Food is soooo good. Cacio Pepe and Local Halibut were stunners.

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TBone52
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and we felt very comfortable from a social distancing point of view.

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TBone52
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at NINE-TEN on Friday evening. It felt totally safe with social distancing on the nice outdoor patio. The cocktails were superb, the food was perfect and our server (Mark) was outstanding. I almost never give a five star rating but NINE-TEN deserves it. The oysters were the best I have ever tasted and the duck (a good indicator of a chef's ability) was absolutely perfect.

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PaulaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at this restaurant for 15 years but on Saturday, February 13, I felt my friends and I were racially profiled by the hostess, when she asked us if we could leave because another party wanted our table. So I do not think we will be returning or recommending 910 restaurant.

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vipKlok
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Smaller selection than normal but still great variety and some classics, too. Service was excellent as well. Always a favorite

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StephenM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine-Ten is in my top ten global dining experiences. The food is incredible - imaginative without pretense; innovative and accessible; impeccably prepared. The service - from the first moment to the last - is perfect - discrete, friendly, professional, calm, engaging. The wine list is great - varied, no commodity wines, exceptionally well put together.

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vipJenn
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants in San Diego!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in San Diego. Very innovative menu.

JB
vipJohnB
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We are outside in the terrace and enjoyed drinks, appetizers and wonderful entrees. Probably the best ribeye I’ve had.

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 4.8 stars by 2153 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.