NINE-TEN

4.8
2187 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 2187 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianeM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, my husband ordered the lamb excellent preparation and the pea sauce omg, I had a salad and a mushroom infused pasta which was superb as well.
Service was perfect ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vipfoodnwinelvr
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to dine out again and we had a fantastic experience! Thank you!

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AlanM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WQe went for our anniversary and the food was superior, dining outside was great and the waiter and service was excellent. Felt good about everything. the Lamb was out of this world.

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MarkE
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and great service. The kitchen was able to come up with delicious options for the vegan couple with our group. The only negative is that our table for 5 on the outdoor patio was in direct sunlight, unprotected by the awning. That made the experience a bit uncomfortable for those of who were not in the shade. Other tables were protected from the sun but they were not large enough for 5.

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LeeM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Nine Ten is open again to indoor dining....we love it there!

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franka
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for years to eat the legendary burger with white truffle fries. The fries here are twice-cooked which gives them the perfect amount of texture in the middle and incredible crunch on the outside. The hamburger is simple, but the flavor is far from simple.. they use only the best mix of beef to give you an extraordinary experience. The homemade pickled vegetables served along side your burger has a little bit of a kick!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with a small group of friends and enjoyed 6 different dinners. Everyone was impressed with the meal and the service. Chef has a way of creating a great menu and a great experience.

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MarciaB
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so well prepared! We had the halibut and the hamburger with a hamachi starter. Delicious. Great wine and cocktails too. Our server was conscientious and offered excellent suggestions. A lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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FrederickT
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nine Ten is a long time favorite. Like many restaurants coping with re-opening they are trying hard and mostly successfully returning to full service. We’ll be back for certain. Highly recommend this special place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience1

I reserved this restaurant several weeks in advance but was given the worst table outside. The food was salty because it is ”close to the ocean”? The restaurant is overrated.

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gotosunshine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibile food. Highest quality ingredient matched with creative paring of flavors. One of the best meal and service I have had in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our server and he was great! We had the lamb, halibut and oysters. Everything was amazing. The best food we have ever had! Have never tasted lamb prepared this good before.

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JJ1111
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience for my birthday celebration. Superb, creative food with interesting flavors. Attentive and knowledgeable service. First time here and would definitely visit and and recommend to others!

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vipKristineS
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was very sweet and got us a better table outside as someone had cancelled. Great start to a perfect dinner! Food was outstanding! Hamachi was so fresh and the Cacio e Pepe was brilliant. My husband had the rib eye with a delicious Cabernet sauce. Eric our waiter was attentive and his recommendations were excellent. Thank you for a great date night!

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RobinH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, beautiful views, wonderful staff. Food was outstanding. Donuts were the best end to the evening.

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vipCarefreeAnna
Phoenix
233 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The restaurant has gone overboard with "social distancing" leaving the dining room looking and feeling like a warehouse rather than the lovely restaurant we recall from prior visits. The food and service were definitely up to par, but part of dining out is the social experience - tables 12 feet apart do not quality. The room almost had an echo from the emptiness!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, highly recommend the lamb. Service was top notch.

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vipLarryB
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to NINE-TEN for the first time since COVID ruined our fun. It was fabulous as always. We were celebrating a birthday, and the staff made it especially memorable for us.

We started with a glass of Champagne, then ordered a special of oysters and the Jerk Pork Belly (which the restaurant split for us without being prompted). Then the duck and the lamb. We ordered a French Burgundy and spent quite a bit of time discussing the bottle with Chris, the Sommelier. Then the donuts for dessert.

The food is simply outstanding. The portions have grown a bit, but are still manageable. The flavors and presentation are all beyond reproach. Service was impeccable. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

NINE-TEN is a wonderful place to spend an evening. Go back soon if you're ready, and if you've never been there, you simply must go.

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GloriaKM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the wine pairings. Just amazing! They took precautions to keep us safe, yet we felt the service was wonderful. Greg, our server, was personable and very knowledgeable. His wine pairings were spot on.

We had a Spotted Prawn Crudo with Cherries and Ginger that was not on the menu. Simply amazing.

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claireo
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at a restaurant since the pandemic. It was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality dining experience in La Jolla!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Beautiful scenery. Located in the hotel and near the pool, could hear guests in the pool, didn’t bother us. Drinks were on point. Would highly recommend.

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vipsusie
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our first bite to the last the food was absolutely amazing.

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DavidB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Nine-Ten experience was great! It was our first time heading out as a group since last year. The food was outstanding, the wine list was very impressive, and our server Greg was a very gracious host! He took great care of us from start to finish, suggested some specials, and made us feel at home. Will be back!

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vipBrendaS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three dinners out in the last 14 months, all of them here. Our favorite restaurant in San Diego.

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Manny
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Amazing food. All staff where very attentive and made our special occasion even better.

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vipBestfoodies
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal here was great! The food was very unique and was presented beautifully. The artichoke/carrot ravioli appetizer special our waiter Chris recommended was also very exceptional. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipLookingUpIndaBurgh
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccably informed servers
Creative well balanced dishes
Relaxed ambiance
Have never been disappointed

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vipGrace
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated out back and it was extremely cold with the breeze even with heat lamps and blankets. We asked to be moved to a different table but weren’t accommodated.

Since we were outside and below, we felt a bit neglected and the service could have been better. It took a long time to requests and our check and we wanted to leave to thaw out.

The food was ok...hamburger and truffle fries were too salty for my pallet and the halibut was overdone.

Disappointing experience as a first time customer and since my good friend highly recommended it.

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Marilyn
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely hideaway restaurant in La Jolla. Our anniversary meal was spectacular, and so was the service (and the cocktails).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Nine- Ten rocks!
Superb service, outstanding menu and the entire staff goes above and beyond to ensure a fabulous dining experience- thank you!

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JoanneN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding and the food exceptional. It was a wonderful evening in an upscale yet low key environment. Highly recommend!!

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vipKlok
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, setting were excellent as usual. Favorite restaurant in SD.

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Waverly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
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 on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special date night. 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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

JD
JenniferD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
23 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRestaurantWeekdelight
Las Vegas
16 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.

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 2187 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.