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An ongoing commitment to innovative cuisine using only the freshest local produce makes NINE-TEN a must visit for culinary aficionados. This intimate restaurant, led by chef Jason Knibb, offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance and an ideal location along La Jolla’s Prospect Street. Enjoy the best of the harvest from local artisan farmers, where produce is selected daily for the restaurant’s Evolving California Cuisine. The bounty of the sea is also featured with local fish selections and items arriving daily from Hawaii and the North Pacific and Atlantic regions. Special prix fixe menus are available and feature matching wines from the extensive wine cellar. Enjoy dining indoors or on the sidewalk patio or outdoor terrace offering glimpses of the ocean. A separate bar offers limited menu and happy hour specials daily. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner nightly. A la carte brunch menu offered every Sunday.
San Diego, CA 92037
Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Sunday Brunch: Sunday: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Bar Menu: Daily: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Dinner: Sunday -Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
$10.00 valet parking charge with restaurant validation.
Private Party Facilities:
NINE-TEN is located adjacent to the Four Diamond Grande Colonial, which offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your lunch, dinner or special event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.
Private Party Contact:
Sabrina Patterson: (858) 729-5382
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
6-Course Mercy of the Chef Prix Fixe Dinner: $89 per person/$134 with wine pairings. Nightly.
3-Course Prix Fixe Lunch: $32 per person. Menu changes monthly. Available 11:30 am-2:30 pm Mon-Sat.
Happy Hour: 1/2 Priced Bar Menu and Drink Specials. 3:30-6:30 pm Mon-Fri.
1/2-Priced Wine: Wed. All Day Main Dining Room and Bar
Sunday Brunch: Every Sunday. 7:30 am-2:30 pm
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NINE-TEN Ratings and Reviews
Delicious, creative, would order again entrees. The list of appetizers could use a simple salad or two to give diners more choice. The pear salad with endive was nice when we substituted greens for the endive although the portion of lettuce was skimpy when the pear/pecans were added to the mix!
Short ribs were succulent and unbelievably flavorful. Would order again .. and the bonus is that they're gluten-free!
Delightful dining experience.
Went here for our anniversary dinner. Nice restaurant connected with the historic Grande Colonial hotel in La Jolla. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. The foie gras was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend for a wonderful meal.
This was my first visit to Nine-Ten and I was very impressed. I had a wonderful soup to start and an excellent venison dish as my main course. Venison probably isn't the first thing to come to mind when dining in LaJolla but it was perfectly prepared. The restaurant has a somewhat formal appearance from outside but as with most places in the area, it is extremely casual on the inside. The small bar seemed to be a popular spot for dining. I'm not sure if they have a special bar menu. It is a relatively small restaurant and very comfortable. The service was attentive, friendly and competent.
My two friends and I were very pleased with the seating, service and delicious food! The noise level was a bit high by the time we were finished, but not a hindrance to conversation during dinner. The Grande Colonial is a lovely hotel with a lovely, stately ambiance and a nice departure from so many restaurants with modern-industrial décor.
Superb food , menu , presentation., friendliness, new decor and ambience.
Small critical comment from three regulars: some waiters call all women “Miss”. It’s not appreciated. While it’s better than “how are you guys?” , a simple “How are you?” works well for all ages, whether singles, married, widowed .
The Hostess could not find my OpenTable reservation even though I told her that "you called me to confirm yesterday". Her response was you didn't call "me".... She must have finally found it but I felt like she was about to turn me away with my 92 year old mom in tow on Christmas Day. After that everything was PERFECT! Greg was one of our waiters, my goodness he was fabulous. The meal was OUTSTANDING. I have been here before and have never had a bad meal. Truly a very lovely setting and place to eat or do Happy Hour!
Hands down, our vote for the best restaurant in La Jolla. Of course, we were only there for two nights, but we tried several restaurants and we agreed this was our best meal.
I had the lamb tartare and stone crab & Old Bay Spaghettini. The rest of our group had the fish.
We were back for bloody mary's the next morning, which were delicious.
Excellent service, comfortable setting, set the tone for this evenings meal. There were 3 of us who ordered the tasting menu. 6 courses, none of which disappointed. Every morsel was delicious, and the wine pairings superb. We will definitely return for another chefs tasting menu! Highly recommend it. Good value.
The restaurant is expensive for a Thanksgiving dinner. My appetizer of stone crab spaghettini with black garlic was very good as was the spiced pumpkin soup. The turkey dinner was just that...a turkey dinner and was good; however, my New York Steak, which I ordered medium rare , was medium well. I sent it back and the second Steak was again...cooked medium well. The Steak did not seem of high quality. The spice cake desert was dry and taste like cardboard. The chocolate desert was very good. The service staff was not what you would consider jovial. Our waiter was fine. He was polite and competent but seemed stressed as was the bartender and the rest of the staff. Very, very stiff. Not comfortable to be around. We sat on the balcony - nice but dark. You could absolutely not see the menu. We ask our seater to move. She stated she would check and never bother to return. We asked our waiter and have no doubt that he didn’t bother to check. If he did, he didn’t bother to give us a response. The place is really pretty, the food is hit or miss, the staff is frazzled and stuffy. I would probably go back and try lunch but...there are so many other places. Oh, the manager seemed nice and she took off part of my bill for the Steak. I would have so much rather have a juicy piece of red meat!
There were three of us and we did the six course tasting menu with wine pairing. We found the portion sizes perfect , the food was great and the wine parings were exceptional. The staff was well trained and made it a wonderful overall dining experience. We will return and do the tasting menu again when it changes. We all highly recommend this restraint for any special occasion or just a great evening out.
Selected this based on reviews and online suggestions. It was our best meal of our 4 days in La Jolla. We both had the tasting menu - each different. Our server asked for any strong dislikes, which translated into the chef anticipating what we would and would not like - both spot on. The salad course interesting and delicious. The fish succulent, decadent and perfectly cooked. The pasta course to die for. The duck sublime. Dessert good, but of all the least impressive. Our server was one of the somm's - his wine pairings, other than an only mediocre pairing with the lamb, was thoughtful and enhanced the food. Would definitely return and will recommend to our foodie friends.
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