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About NINE-TEN

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.

910 Prospect Street
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Girard

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 964-5400

Website:
http://www.nine-ten.com/

Parking Details:
$10.00 valet parking charge with restaurant validation.

Executive Chef:
Jason Knibb

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

Additional:
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.

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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Overall Rating

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
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Good for a Date (23)
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Quiet Conversation (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (9)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
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Casual (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Another repeat visit to Nine-Ten for breakfast. We are always happy with the food and service here. It would be nice if they offered a children's menu, particularly as they're located within a hotel which one would assume occasionally has children staying with their families. Fortunately, we have a not very picky eat for a child who is generally happy to grab a pastry and some fruit as her breakfast.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing service and great atmosphere. Would come again.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food and service was amazing! We came for our honeymoon and we were not disappointed. It can be pricey (about $160 for two people) but we had already expected that. Will definitely be coming back in the future to celebrate more anniversaries.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not Awesome. Food was very salty. It was supposed to be a nice dinner. Neither my girl friend or i wanted to ruin the evening so nothing was said then. But later we discussed it and both had a similar view.
Very disappointing!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had the tasting menu (called at the "mercy of the chef") and enjoyed every delicious bite. The sea bass was memorable! My husband is allergic to fennel and although the staff had been told, they goofed and garnished the salmon plate with it. They we extremely apologetic, replaced it immediately and brought us an additional course! Our server, Ross, was very good and helpful in giving us history of the hotel and restaurant. We asked to order a "picnic" for the next day and although that is not something they do, the manager, Summer, suggested a charcuterie board with cheese and olives. Wow! They did a beautiful job...serving it on a board garnished with flowers and dried fruit - even included a fig tart! So we had two fabulous meals from Nine-Ten...and two wonderful memories!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

One reviewer put it best when they said you will get consistently good to very good here. But, you will not get a mind blowing experience. The appetizers, steak and lamb were all good, but not really memorable. Dessert was excellent.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We always love ve the food & service from Nine Ten. Unfortunately the chilaquiles were lack lustered - a plate full of tortilla chips with a pair of eggs- the sauce was flavorful, but I won't order this dish again. Hopefully the chef will change the recipe. How about adding a layer of beans to the pot & some sour cream wouldn't hurt either.

They need to figure out a way to keep the flies away from the breakfast pastries- maybe placing them in a cake dish with a glass cover.

The service is always great- and the bottomless mimosas are delicious.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The short ribs were outstanding. Having said that, our disagreeable French waiter demonstrated terrible customer service. When the hostess seated me and my friend at 6pm, she told us about the 2 wines available for Happy Hour until 6.30pm. When we wanted to order them with our server, he refused to allow us to take advantage of Happy Hour by telling us we could only order them in the bar - not at a table. When we left and I retold the story to the hostess, she apologized and said he could have easily served us. A great opportunity to insure customers to return was lost.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic staff and food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As usual, Nine Ten didn't disappoint. Great food, great service in a nice setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a group of 8 and they took very good care of us, but didn't rush. Dinner was a comfortable pace and the food was delicious. The wait staff were very courteous too and the building has a cool older vibe.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very good food and ambiance. Wine picks by the sommelier were spot on and excellent, but wine service in pouring was not very good. We had to pour our own wine with our entrée as some of my guests sat with empty glasses, but this was the only miss in the evening. Oysters and salmon were particularly well prepared and beautiful. We all enjoyed our evening very much and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

way too much salt with all foods! NOT HEALTHY! WAITER DID NOT LISTEN TO REQUEST
FOR NO SALT OR ADDED SAUCES!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Nice breakfast selections in beautiful downtown La Jolla. Will visit again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We came for a birthday dinner and everyone (front reception, our waiter, the vaious servers) wished me a happy birthday. They also gave me a card and truffles to take home. We had the tasting menu - it was fabulous!! There were at least two choices for every course and we were able to taste so many different things - all wonderful!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We've eaten here many times. It's the ONLY restaurant in La Jolla where we have never had a bad experience (and we've dined in all of them). Every single time, it's been excellent.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always - always great. We'll eat here for the rest of our life or as long as it is around. Thanks Chef Jason, Summer, Thierry, and Chris. You are like our extended family.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Celebrated our Anniversary. Many wonderful choices for meals. Thiery our waiter, excellent service. Trusted his wine recommendations which were perfect. Newly remodeled (with sound dampening panels - yay!)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent food and presentation
The flavors are exceptional

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

This is our favorite La Jolla Restaurant. The food never disappoints and we take our out of town visitors there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Spicy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great food by a great chef and matched by a great waiter!. Time for a little upgrade with the decor to bring hot up to 2018 cosmetic appeal. Do even better as a restaurant rather than a hotel restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Surprisingly empty on Saturday night. Everything we had was excellent. Carrot and Carrot Falafel was my favorite of the night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was good, not exceptional.
The hostess was wonderful.
The wait staff horrible. Who brings $18 lobster bisque to the table without a spoon! They do :-(

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Overall the food was good. Unfortunately, I went with a party of 6. I say unfortunately because they add 20% gratuity for parties of 6 or more. Our waiter gave zero f's about us, presumably for that reason. The bar was full but there were only 3 other tables besides ours in the restaurant
The lamb tartar was good as was the hamachi. The lamb shank was overcooked, the halibut was good and the short ribs were ok. Not the best, not the worst.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was good enough on its own, but service made the evening exceptional! Not sure if my 'special request' in Open Table got to the restaurant, but staff more than made up for it!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

It's a Michelin restaurant without the star. Best experience ever in San Diego.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The outdoor dining at Nine Ten is iconic. Seaside restaurant with great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We sat on the rear deck and had 2 wonderful meals, dinner and Sunday brunch.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I discovered this restaurant via open table and it was a great time and the food was delicious

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The service was great, attentive but not intrusive, the food was wonderful. My husband and a friend had the lamb shank and both said it was delicious, I had the New York Steak, it was fantastic as well. Another friend ordered the fish, I think halibut, and it was good but not great. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience and I would recommend Nine -Ten to anyone looking for a extremely great dining experience!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, People Watching
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The StoneCrab/spaghettiny appetizer was visually appealing, complex in flavors and unique in presentation. The portion was adequate for two to share. And a light Pinot Noir was a near perfect accompaniment.

We doubled down on the exqusite Short Ribs which are always a single utensil (a fork) entree and remain incomparable to all other short rib entrees we have ever had.

During our numerous visits,only the desserts have come up lacking in our hope to convey sweet superlatives.

Still, this is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants and we suggest completing your meal by selecting the dessert cheese assortment and a glass of Moscato or Port.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Awesome!! Such a "Wow"

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We were seated promptly for our reservation, and had a choice of several different indoor and outdoor areas to sit. We sat outside overlooking the pool and a peek at the ocean. There are heat lamps so it doesn't get too cold. Good selection of wine and cocktails to start. The carrot appetizer was unique and flavorful, especially the carrot falafel and harissa yogurt. The duck and the NY strip were both excellent and perfectly cooked. The coconut flan was a fabulous dessert served with apricots and sorbet. Valet parking is $10 and is cash only.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Disappointed in wine list. They had a half price special (Half off Wednesday) but only provided a small bottle of wine--not much of a deal! All else was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great meals, as usual. The dessert was super sweet, if that's your fancy. I used the reservation comment section to note that it was a Birthday Meal but there was no acknowledgement.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with very nice outdoor terrace tables, view of the ocean. Food is delicious and service is fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Went out of our way to eat breakfast at Nine-Ten. Arrived at 7:30am on a Sat morn, our waiter was so nice and really professional. Five minutes after ordering, they start mopping the floor! I'm talking right around the bar, at the tables on either side of us... it was so insane, don't you do that at closing? I wouldn't have expected that at a diner, never-mind a fine dining restaurant. They then put up huge wet floor signs in front of a man who was dining solo. Ironically, the busboy then slipped. Sloppy service, wish we had gone elsewhere.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Very quiet weekday night. Very limited food menu with little interest for off-menu accommodations. There was maybe 3 other tables occupied throughout the whole restaurant, but the server made maybe two appearances. The hostess was very nice and friendly, and the bussers were very attentive with water refills and clearing plates. Just wasn't there with the server his job almost felt forced and didn't want to be there.
The food for the price was OK I feel like I bought a $25 steak for $40. That's about it i enjoyed the quiet and intimacy. Located inside the grande colonial hotel.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Absolutely fantastic dinner here at Nine-Ten last Saturday night. The food was outstanding, the service exemplary and the wine list, while a bit pricey, was excellent. Our server/sommelier was incredibly knowledgable about the wine list and helped us pick the perfect wine for our meal. We had a special appetizer dish with duck sausage, salad and an egg which was really good. Our meals were short ribs, striped bass and halibut. All the dishes were wonderful with the halibut being one of the best. We all walked out very happy and after numerous visits to Nine-Ten, think it's one of the best restaurants in San Diego.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nine-Ten is an exceptional restaurant and one of the best in San Diego. The caliber of food and service is reliably superb every time. We celebrated a special occasion with the Mercy of the Chef Dinner tonight and each dish from amuse bouche to dessert was stellar and so well thought out from interesting sauces, textures, quality of seafood and meat prep, and beautiful plating. Nine-Ten is a phenomenal restaurant with a gifted, enthusiastic staff. Highly recommend!

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