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NINE-TEN

4.7
4.7
2408 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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Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 964-5400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Knibb

  • Catering

    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Leo Lopez: (877) 578-5037

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Girard

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 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 so we can craft the perfect menu for you. A 20% service charge will be included for all Mercy of the Chef reservations.

Popular dishes

Menu

Enjoy our globally-inspired, locally-sourced dinner menu, served Wednesday – Sunday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Indoor Dining & Outdoor Dining (heat lamps and blankets available for outdoor diners).

First Course

  • Little Gems "Caesar" Salad$15.00

    shaved parmesan, croutons, white anchovy dressing

    • Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly$17.00

      baby carrots, swiss chard, plantains, black-eyed peas, spicy jellies & sweet potato purée

      • Cacio e Pepe$17.00

        porcini mushroom spaghettini, cured egg yolk, parmesan, cracked black pepper, shaved mushroom

        • Big Glory Bay King Salmon Tartare$18.00

          scallion powder, lemon zest, shallot, lemon-coriander jus, crème fraîche, white sturgeon caviar, pickled serrano, popped quinoa

          • Hamachi Sashimi$19.00

            marinated baby shiitake mushrooms, watercress, scallion vinaigrette

            • Duck Confit Salad$20.00

              frisée, fava bean, shaved fennel, macerated strawberry, basil, mint, mustard frill, watercress, cracked pepper, toasted sesame

              • Ahi Tuna Crudo$22.00

                ginger-fresno relish, yuzu kosho, avocado, finger lime, ponzu, cilantro

                • Braised Short Rib Culurgiones$22.00

                  carrot cream, English peas, roasted carrot, brown butter crumb, black truffle

                  Entrées

                  • Roasted Jerk Chicken$35.00

                    crispy baby Yukon potato & green garlic relish, sautéed spigarello, jerk chicken jus

                    • Grilled Prime 14oz. Ribeye Steak$46.00

                      mixed wild mushroom, roasted garlic & chive ricotta, crispy red onion, sauce au poivre, nasturtium butter

                      • Pan-Roasted Big Glory Bay King Salmon$39.00

                        onion mousseline, Yukon gold potato fondant, beech mushroom, sorrel vin blanc

                        • Liberty Farms Duck Breast$40.00

                          golden balsamic glaze, pistachio crust, rosemary creamed Brussels sprouts, roasted Asian pear, leek, pickled golden beets

                          • Roasted Cauliflower Steak$29.00

                            pine nuts, mint, parsley, raisins, cipollini onion, sprouting cauliflower, romesco yogurt sauce

                            • Pan-Seared Maine Sea Scallops$40.00

                              grapefruit & verjus emulsion, bok choy, shiso, Tokyo negi, sesame seed, grapefruit segments

                              • Pan-Roasted Australian Rack of Lamb$42.00

                                globe artichoke, wood-grilled oyster mushroom, preserved Meyer lemon puree, salsa verde, kumquat

                                • NINE-TEN Burger$18.00

                                  half pound angus beef, house-made pickles, butter lettuce, tomato, mustard seed aioli, choice of mixed greens or fries

                                  Dessert

                                  • Half Baked Chocolate Cake$13.00

                                    caramel sauce, choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

                                    • Seasonal Sorbet$12.00

                                      three scoops of house-made sorbet

                                      • Stuffed Brioche Donuts$13.00

                                        warm brioche donuts filled with Meyer lemon cheesecake, coated with cinnamon sugar

                                        • Guava Semifreddo$13.00

                                          citrus cake, passionfruit coulis, guava gel, vanilla crumb, shiso ice cream

                                          Last updated: March 23, 2022

                                          What 2,408 people are saying

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                                          4.7
                                          4.7 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.7Food
                                          • 4.7Service
                                          • 4.6Ambience
                                          • 4.3Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. AH

                                            AHreview

                                            New Mexico

                                            77 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            77 reviews

                                            Dined 3 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nine-ten is a wonderful restaurant, but not inexpensive. The small dining room is attractive and feels private wherever you are seated. We couldn't have asked for better service, and had many great food options. I chose a cold ahi appetizer that was beautifully presented and very tasty, followed by a delicious roasted duck breast with small accompaniments that looked like jewels on the plate. My friend ordered the salmon and the chef cooked it perfectly to her taste. One of us had a semifreddo dessert and the other, who doesn't eat sugar, was accommodated with a generous plate of fresh berries, not on the menu. There are also a few outdoor tables, but the nearby street is busy, so we ate indoors.

                                          2. JB

                                            JayB

                                            San Diego

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            The food was delicious and plated beautifully. The service was exceptional as well.

                                          3. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Birthday dinner with excellent cuisine

                                          4. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Diego

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What a special night! Mercy of the chef tasting menu with wine 🍾 Just amazing! 🙌🏻 We will be back ☺️

                                          5. BZ

                                            BarbaraZ

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My friend and I had a wonderful lunch! The atmosphere was calm with a pleasant buzz from other tables. The food and service was, as always, perfect. 910 is always a treat whether you are a party of two or ten❤️

                                          6. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Diego

                                            18 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great anniversary lunch! Hamachi crudo was amazing to start. Juicy burger and delicious veggie bowl for our mains. Prompt and friendly service!

                                          7. y

                                            yumyum

                                            San Diego

                                            9 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                            Nice quiet table on Grand Terrace for Mothers Day brunch. Efficient friendly service. Interesting menu but food somewhat lack-lustre. We have had excellent food for dinner in the past but brunch was not up to the same standard. Disappointing.

                                          8. MC

                                            MatthewC

                                            San Diego

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Went for mothers day brunch and I love the atmosphere and great food

                                          9. LE

                                            LauraE

                                            Chicago

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always, always amazing!!!

                                          10. C

                                            suzanneC

                                            San Diego

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary……we ordered Chefs Mercy with wine pairings! We loved all food and wine but thought the oyster was just okay. The service was outstanding….. all the wait staff made our experience way above average!

                                          11. AL

                                            AraceliL

                                            San Diego

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This year, I requested to celebrate my birthday with my parents at Nine-Ten. I had told them about the restaurant before and that were excited to try it. We decided to enjoy the “Mercy of the Chef” selections and we were not disappointed. Every course was unique, flavorful and beautiful. My parents & I are looking forward to returning again soon.

                                          12. MC

                                            MC123

                                            San Diego

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                            The food was extremely salty almost inedible. Mentioned it to the waiter and he seemed indifferent.

                                          13. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Diego

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Mercy of the chef! Wow!

                                          14. J

                                            Janet

                                            San Diego

                                            131 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            131 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nine Ten is such a perfect restaurant. Atmosphere, service, location and excellent gourmet food. Every thing is just what you would expect in a fine dining place located in an iconic hotel in the heart of La Jolla village. You can valet park or street park. I think it is fun to sit on the terrace for meals and see the ocean and sun sets at dinner. The hostess and waiters are so accommodating and take wonderful care of you. Don't miss their special hamburger. It is to die for. They also have perfectly prepared salmon, duck,, lamb, vegetarian dishes and a superb wine list. Enjoy!

                                          15. KH

                                            KelseyH

                                            San Diego

                                            6 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            6 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                            I have been reading positive reviews on this place and chose it for a first date experience. It met all criteria and I was happy to have a quiet table outside for a romantic evening. The food and service were great! My date and I did not feel rushed and we were able to talk quietly without feeling like our intimate conversation was being overheard.

                                          16. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Outstanding experience with Chef’s tasting menu — there were oohs and aaahhs from other tables as each course was served. Chef has an amazing sense of balance and uses acid expertly. Service was the best part — amazingly knowledgeable servers who were excited about the food they were serving. We’ll be back!

                                          17. H

                                            Helen

                                            San Francisco

                                            13 reviews

                                            vip
                                            2.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                            overall2food3service1ambience5

                                            We ordered the steak and salmon. Salmon awesome. Steak full of fat and sinew. Not good. We voiced our complaints but the manager said they get their steaks precut and could not help the amount of fat. Server shrugged it off. I wrote to the chef and he said they cut their own meat. And fat and sinew are part of the steak. The second manager I called the next day never got back to me.

                                          18. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Seattle

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Thank you for our outstanding dinner!

                                          19. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Francisco

                                            17 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful food, atmosphere and service!

                                          20. D

                                            Dakini

                                            San Diego

                                            17 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            17 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Food at night is always excellent. One big disappointment was what they served as a so-called Caesar Salad. No lovely presentation with long crisp strips of Romaine and anchovies and exceptional dressing. . . Now some boring greens tossed with some other dressing. We sent it back They used to have the best Cesar I have ever eaten. Now it’s the worst. Better they just take off menu if they aren’t going to prepare a Cesar properly with Romain lettuce.

                                          21. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Seattle

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The best breakfast in La Jolla village. Thank you!

                                          22. JJ

                                            JayneJ

                                            Denver

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Enjoyed the duck and lamb…..excellent service and food was delicious.

                                          23. NN

                                            NickN

                                            Las Vegas

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                            overall3food5service2ambience4

                                            Excellent food but painfully slow service. Over 30 minutes from ordering to apps, with less than half the tables occupied.

                                          24. K

                                            Klok

                                            San Diego

                                            33 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            33 reviews

                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Always great food and service. Favorite go to spot in San Diego

                                          25. AM

                                            AMBERS

                                            San Diego

                                            47 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            47 reviews

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Easter brunch was incredible!

                                          26. RL

                                            RobL

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Our food was delicious and the drinks were tasty, ambiance was fine.

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nine-Ten did an amazing job of creating a memorable meal. Food, service and ambiance were met and exceeded highest standards. They made you feel your meal was the most important. Every detail was carefully watched and achieved. Everyone who comes to La Jolla should be graced with a meal at Nine-Ten.

                                          28. BC

                                            BrianC

                                            San Diego

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our waiter Greg was absolutely great. Knowledgeable and friendly and timely. Food of course is always fantastic. Consistently one of the best dining experiences in San Diego.

                                          29. TP

                                            TerryP

                                            San Francisco

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            They have one of the best burgers in town and the scallops were amazing!

                                          30. RC

                                            RealtorCamille7

                                            Palm Springs

                                            296 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            296 reviews

                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Nine-Ten is so good we had lunch there two days in a row! It's a beautiful and comfortable restaurant. The service is just right. The food is outstanding. We had the swordfish tacos and the Caesar Salad with grilled Salmon. Everything was delicious.

                                          31. H

                                            Hippocrates

                                            Sacramento

                                            36 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            36 reviews

                                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Our three-course dinner was exquisite, each plate beautifully presented. We experienced extraordinary yet subtle flavors enhanced by the Rhone Valley syrah that our sommelier recommended. The service was attentive, friendly and professional. Great place to enjoy a wonderful gourmet meal.

                                          32. RC

                                            RealtorCamille7

                                            Palm Springs

                                            296 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            296 reviews

                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We enjoyed our lunch so much at Nine-Ten we ate there 2 days in a row. This beautiful restaurant is well located, comfortable and the service is just right. The menu offers wonderful choices. We both had the Swordfish tacos the first day and my husband had the Salmon Caesar salad. We both ate every bite it was so delicious. I wish it was located closer to our home but we will have to settle for dining here when we are in La Jolla. Thank you for two wonderful meals!

                                          33. JT

                                            JamesT

                                            Memphis/West TN

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Booked for a memorable dining experience and this restaurant exceeded all expectations. The cocktails, wines, and food were each exceptional. And the vegetarian options received the same dedication as the mean entrees.

                                          34. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            San Diego

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Another fabulous meal! The best dining experience in San Diego,never disappoints!

                                          35. MP

                                            MP13

                                            New England

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Really excellent meal at brunch, short rib toast was flavorful and perfectly cooked.

                                          36. KM

                                            KarenM

                                            San Diego

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The food was delicious and great service! A little bit pricey though The chocolate cake was to die for!

                                          37. AA

                                            AmnonA

                                            San Diego

                                            18 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            18 reviews

                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Had a wonderful dinner during restaurant week to celebrate our anniversary. The food was outstanding and accompanied by an excellent wine selection. We were fortunate to have an amazing server, Chris, who was knowledgeable, professional and extremely nice. 910 is a hidden gem in the La Jolla/San Diego food scene.

                                          38. J

                                            Janet

                                            San Diego

                                            131 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            131 reviews

                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            So relaxing and such a special treat to go to this seaside ocean view terrace for brunch. My guests didn't want to leave! Service, view, food all are the tops. Don't miss this down town La Jolla gem.

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Cleveland

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall4food5service3ambience3

                                            Everything was pretty good. Service could be better. Table next to us was SUPER loud and obnoxious…

                                          40. CD

                                            CalDavisAggie

                                            San Diego

                                            20 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            20 reviews

                                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Finally able to enjoy meeting with friends for a fine dine experience! We have a long tradition of getting together for Restaurant Week and Eight Ten never fails to impress. Service was wonderful, food delicious. Sadly there was a group of ladies who celebrated very loudly next to us. My friend and i had to resort to loud talking in order to hear above the noise.

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Protective equipment

                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                          FAQs

                                          NINE-TEN offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 964-5400.

                                          NINE-TEN is rated 4.7 stars by 2408 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Booked 24 times today
                                          Experiences are available.
                                          Google Map for NINE-TEN

                                          910 Prospect St. San Diego, CA 92037

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            Girard

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            La Jolla

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Californian, Farm-to-table, American

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Elegant

                                          • Dress code

                                            Smart Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Valet

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Jason Knibb

                                          • Additional

                                            Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (858) 964-5400

                                          • Catering

                                            All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.

                                          • Private party contact

                                            Leo Lopez: (877) 578-5037

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