NINE-TEN

4.8
2121 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
NINE-TEN is currently open for 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 2121 people are saying
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vipTBone52
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and we felt very comfortable from a social distancing point of view.

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vipTBone52
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at NINE-TEN on Friday evening. It felt totally safe with social distancing on the nice outdoor patio. The cocktails were superb, the food was perfect and our server (Mark) was outstanding. I almost never give a five star rating but NINE-TEN deserves it. The oysters were the best I have ever tasted and the duck (a good indicator of a chef's ability) was absolutely perfect.

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PaulaS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at this restaurant for 15 years but on Saturday, February 13, I felt my friends and I were racially profiled by the hostess, when she asked us if we could leave because another party wanted our table. So I do not think we will be returning or recommending 910 restaurant.

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vipKlok
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual. Smaller selection than normal but still great variety and some classics, too. Service was excellent as well. Always a favorite

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StephenM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine-Ten is in my top ten global dining experiences. The food is incredible - imaginative without pretense; innovative and accessible; impeccably prepared. The service - from the first moment to the last - is perfect - discrete, friendly, professional, calm, engaging. The wine list is great - varied, no commodity wines, exceptionally well put together.

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vipJenn
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best restaurants in San Diego!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in San Diego. Very innovative menu.

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vipJohnB
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We are outside in the terrace and enjoyed drinks, appetizers and wonderful entrees. Probably the best ribeye I’ve had.

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HamidS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and service was great. Staff was kind and very responsive. The Food was great. My wife and I celebrate our anniversary there and we had great time.

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KelleyK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a great job of keeping everything Covid safe. We ate on the back patio overlooking the pool. Nice view of the sunset. Dinner was amazing. Everything (including the cocktails) were delicious

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vipNeilM
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. We went for the Thanksgiving and it did not disappoint. Excellent food, excellent service.

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vipPinkJulie
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful pre Thanksgiving dinner. Our server Greg was amazing and very attentive. We had the cacio Pepe and pork belly as appetizers which were both delicious! We also had the halibut and lamb shank. The entire meal was delicious!!

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vipkokosan
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we absolutely LOVED our time there, it had been awhile, we will not wait long to repeat the lovely evening...everything perfection.............food outstanding...service excellent..
thank all of you for your dedication to providing such a high level dining experience.
appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday . Thank you ! We had a great time .

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vipfoodiedr
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience. The food is exceptional and innovative. A top place in SD

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vipNineTen
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing food in a beautiful setting with the finest staff. We celebrated my wife's birthday dinner here and were so extremely pleased with everything. The food was simply amazing - super fresh and expertly prepared and served - our hats our off to the chef and the rest of the amazing staff. We will definitely enjoy dining here on every trip to the La Jolla / San Diego area - it's that good!

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vipKimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. Duck was phenomenal and service was impeccable Covid safe. New celebration restaurant!

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vipperegrine1225
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, with excellent presentation. Will be back!

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SheenaB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location is very central and walkable to downtown La Jolla. Good food and ambience.

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vipScottC
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The pandemic has killed them. Not outstanding as before. Tourist place. Perhaps post pandemic they will return to what we came to expect. Right now: overrated clip joint.

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Chip
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lamb and goat cheese pasta dish was solid. Burger was great, truffle fries were not as on point. Jerked pork belly app was super nice (chef is from Jamaica)...I like the black beans on it as well. Wine Wednesday!....1/2 off a bottle, perfect!

My only oddity was I was on the patio, next to the laundry room. Dryers running, and it smelled like dryer sheets...but better than catching a whiff of La Jolla shore sometimes.

Well done, will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and charming service!

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vipRelga
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been hesitant and largely disappointed in food quality in three previous outdoor dinners. Prior 2 were longtime favorites. Previous Nine Ten dining was more lunch ten dinNer. Always good but never great. Chose it Sunday because of convenance asked for an outdoor table not realizing there were other options besides the Prospect Street tables. . Was ushered to a table near the pool. Beware if you are sitting there it’s 15 degrees cooler then out front so bring a sweater. They do have space heaters and ultimately they worked after a long wait getting a part connected to the heater. Now to the food. Everything excellent, perfectly cooked. Delicious. Can’t say a bad word.

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Alan
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner in a great setting in La Jolla.

Thank you !!!

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vipClaraB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was my friend bday dinner. We picked this restaurant because we were staying 3 nights there and the food pics online looked amazing. So we had made food choices prior to viewing the actual menu that was presented that night. So it was hard to select something from that menu that night to eat. We were just excited about some other items that were offered before. Through it all, we enjoyed ourselves and would like to come back to see other menu choices.

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vippetero
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one the best if not THE best restaurants in town. The chef has an exquisite taste which is reflective in all of his dishes. The deserts are equally fantastic.

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vonniem
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, civilized and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done a great job of creating an outdoor dining environment that is comfortable, and inviting. The food was superb as was the service. Definitely one of the better dining experiences in this Covid era

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JimmyH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent service was great. Everyone was respectful of each other’s space. Highly recommend this place.

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vipRobinA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The indoor dining is not as nice since it is so sparsely populated. The restaurant cannot do anything about that and are doing a great job under the current restrictions.

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vipJohnnyB
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food Cacio et Pepe was outstanding Chef has great experience

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vipMeffkiev
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food.

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vipMikeP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good, but not great for the price. Very attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie (our server) was the best

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipToddB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Chef at Nine Ten is among the best in San Diego, but does not get the recognition that others get. Excellent dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie's service, tha beautiful outdoor patio and spectacular food made for a perfect evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An unusually strong kitchen and an unusually strong front of house. Do not be deceived by its placement in a hotel. In La Jolla, this is a restaurant worth visiting.

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vipLulu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nine-Ten is a jewel restaurant in the village of La Jolla.
My husband and I had the best meal since we can remember. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the the flavor was amazing. The corn risotto was to die for.
The staff is experienced and happy. We loved it and we can’t wait to go back!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening reminded us why Nine-Ten is one of our favorite restaurants. We felt very safe there. All servers wore masks & gloves, and menu was single use only. Tables were well spaced, and fewer people in the room made it easier to converse. Food was delicious, and upscale but not pretentious. I am vegetarian, and my Husband is allergic to wheat & seafood. Both were easily accommodated. Can’t wait to go back!

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 2121 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.