NINE-TEN

4.7
2323 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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  • Valentine's Day at NINE-TEN

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate Valentine's with your special some one at NINE-TEN! Chef Jason Knibb is creating a very special 3-course, prix fixe menu which will also include a sparkling toast and mignardise to finish off the night. Credit cards will be required to confirm all holiday reservations. We kindly ask that you adhere to our 48 hour holiday cancellation policy to avoid a $25 per person non-cancellation or late cancellation fee.
  • Mercy of the Chef Tasting Menu

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    A Chef driven tasting menu experience, highlighting the best that NINE-TEN has to offer. Start with an amuse bouche followed by 6 courses including selections from our menu with a nightly specials or Chef's creations tossed in. Add in wine pairings chosen by our Sommelier with each course to round out your meal. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary preferences in advance so we can craft the perfect menu for you. A 20% service charge will be included for all Mercy of the Chef reservations.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2323 people are saying
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ChrisS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. Super nice outdoor patio keeping us Covid-safe. Service was excellent, as always. I'm a finicky vegetarian but I know there's always something interesting on the menu for me. It was delicious! The romesco sauce was unbelievable. My husband had the salmon which was presented perfectly. This place is such a gem. We live nearby and are lucky to have Nine-Ten for special occasions.

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NehamaR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Visiting when ever we are in La Jolla area. We were never disappointed. We'll always come back. Our waiter Chris was the best.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and drink, personable service, atmosphere, etc. Nine-Ten is hands down our favorite restaurant in San Diego and reliably reinforces that with every visit. Thank you and accolades to your entire crew!

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vipJanet
San Diego
112 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to 910 My dinner partner and I both had the hamburger for it is by far the best hamburger I have ever had. They seem to have Mastered being able to have a huge piece of beef and all the trimmings and keep it all together in a delicious bun. They also pickle the onion and cucumber to perfection. Really tasty. The outdoor courtyard area off the lobby is really enchanting with its lights and view. A great menu and wine list. A must try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner

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TomH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nine-Ten is one of the best restaurants in La Jolla. I recommend it to anyone.

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viplocalh
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great as always

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
190 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again and as usual, a perfect experience. The food...soup of the day, pan roasted salmon and lemon tart were all outstanding. Service from Ramiro was very, very good. The setting on the outdoor back patio is La Jolla chic, charming.

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BostonELIZA
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top spot in my book. Visitor from Boston here. Had holiday brunch with my family in this elegant setting. Everything was top-notch. Perfection.

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Frank
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is always a wonderful place for lunch, never disappoints.

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vipBossyMurph
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! I ate both dinner and lunch at Nine Ten. The night before I walked out of the La Valencia. Terrible service and mediocre atmosphere.

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vipJimR
Palm Springs
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding from the caesar salad to the lamp chops and scallops. The wine list was filled with excellent choices. Our waiters informative and prompt.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Scallop and lamb dish were great!
Steak was chewy.

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vipBossyMurph
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service. Thank you.

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SuzanneB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey and small portions but outstanding quality and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious dishes in a classic setting. We opted to sit outdoors because of Covid and it was very comfortable on the patio with plenty of heating for the cool evening. The service was excellent. We had the Hamachi Sashimi and the Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly as starters and the King Salmon and Nine Ten Burger as the main course and shared a Half Baked Chocolate cake as dessert. All the dishes were delightful and perfectly executed. The hamachi whets your appetite with its freshness and lovely citrus flavors and the pork belly was so perfectly tender and juicy served with the smooth sweet potato was my favorite. Highly recommend for a relaxing evening.

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vipProtea
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

or our taste, too much salt in the food ( steak, duck)

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vipDakini
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation was mistaken. They are not open for lunch so I did not make a reservation for 19th. anywhere.
But it is a wonderful restaurant and would highly recommend.

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CodyR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. We had a full three course meal and each item we received kept getting better and better.

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SandyW
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and server was knowledgeable, courteous and professional.

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MauraJ
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating from the start with a reservation change….we had a wonderful waiter Romero, lovely and professional. The food never disappoints, and the Margaritas were great. Will continue to frequent for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Muy mala la hamburguesa, las papas fritas y los tacos

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vipJanet
San Diego
113 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine Ten is decorated so lovely that is worth going to dinner just to see it. The food was wonderful, there were 7 of us and all served promptly together. Everyone enjoyed their selections and raved about the duck entree. The sorbet they serve, different flavors each night, really tops off the meal. Definitely a place to visit. They have nice outdoor seating in the courtyard also.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, impeccable service, beautiful understated ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good the wrap lamb was delicious. Didn’t care for the steak tartare service was good. Unfortunately all the restaurants are short staffed right now

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our 10 year anniversary. Made our evening special with great food and great service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service, like always! Literally, our favorite fine dining restaurant in San Diego. Everything is calculated perfection. Well done and we'll be back!

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vipKlok
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated close to the bar so a bit noisier than usual. Always great, though.

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vipJanet
San Diego
113 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Coming back tomorrow with a group of 7! Guest and I did the hamburger for a change from regular menu items. It was the best ever. Quality of beef, bun, and pickled onion and cucumber was outstanding. Not to mention the french fries were perfect! We enjoyed a marvelous Merlot and the attentive service was superb. Tomorrow I might do the lamb.

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JoeW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinning experience--We had tasting menu with paired wines
Wonderful treat!

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JeffB
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipsafLaJolla
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!

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vipJanet
San Diego
113 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to 910 for you know the food will be presented, cooked and served to perfection. Our waiter Chris was excellent and accommodated some special requests with no problems. 910 also uses the Passport dining card which is great to know. The pomegranate sorbet was the perfect finish to a wonderful meal. Can't wait to go back, which I am next Sunday.

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CPayne
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place to take my wife for her 40th bday! We loved it. Everyone was friendly, food was great, and we had a window view. Good times and we look forward to coming back!

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PeterC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Greg very attentive. Went for our anniversary and received a nice card with a gift card for our next visit. We’ll be back

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CRA1
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived at valet to our table, it was a 10!
Our waiter was outstanding, hostess was kind and welcoming….plus the bus server was attentive throughout.
Food was excellent and we will be back!!!

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RosalieL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They didn't bring the steak sauce I was asking for. Steak is a little bit salty but delicious. Hamachi sashimi is exceptional. Lamb rack is slightly tough but sauce is good.

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StanB
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice service and excellent food.

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SusanM
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to have a lovely birthday dinner outside in the lovely back area. It felt completely safe. We were under an awning and there were heaters, so we were also very comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Portion is small. Food is different but not really outstanding.

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 2323 OpenTable diners.

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.