NINE-TEN

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$31 to $50
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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 Saturday and Sunday.
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Specials

Happy Hour - 25% Off Our Bar Menu

In addition to featuring a 25% discount on our bar food menu, guests enjoy $5 select glasses of red & white wine, $2 off all beers, and an array of imaginative hand-crafted, cocktails which change each season. And our “Whim of the Bartender” program, featuring a new hand-crafted, specialty cocktail every week, is not to be missed!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 6, 2019

Ends: September 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-6:30PM

Wine Wednesday

It’s 1/2 Price Wine Day! Enjoy any bottle of wine on our wine list during lunch, dinner or at the NINE-TEN Bar and receive 50% off the retail price.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 6, 2019

Ends: September 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:30AM-9:30PM

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What 1957 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger in the bar with an excellent fig salad!
Excellent service

JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the creativity, the quality and the whole depth of textures, colors, taste and perfection to each dish.

IA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and very good service

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried the Chef’s Choice and were impressed!

ZQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A fly flying around my table....Otherwise positive experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen Restaurant y ambiente

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JZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cacio e Pepe was outstanding, the octopus was good, but after a few bites a little too salty/ too much chorizo fat , the lamb was excellent ... drinks perfect. Great service, nice, quiet special occasion ambience.

NT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level was ok except for one really loud, obnoxious female with no concept of other people around her.

O
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Excellent food and sommelier help. Service was efficient and prompt and helpful. I have a hard time liking this venue where food is served on a bare tabletop. For a $240. meal for 2 the quality of table setting, particularly stemware and flatware should be of much better quality. The noise level on the terrace was low, but the steady stream of hotel guests crossing in front of us to access rooms and pool was off-putting. I have eaten inside a few times in the past but noticed on our way out that they are also serving on bare tables. Will consider other venues for the next dinner in La Jolla Village.

CO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Our waitress was the best ever!! Food was delicious. We sat in the patio so of course we had traffic noise but nothing to deter us from enjoying our lunch.
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FT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Table too small for kind and the money you have to pay

CL
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Restaurant Week. The food was wonderful. We each had fish. I had halibut and my husband had the salmon. Both were delicious. We both had the half baked chocolate cake with ice cream. Fabulous!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Resturant week! The food was delicious and such good size portions. Staff was super friendly and quick!

BS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!! Over and over for every occasion.

SJ
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, incredible food (as always); this is one of our favorite restaurants in SD for a good reason. It is consistently superb.

D
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Normally if the food is outstanding and the service is excellent I would give a strong "thumbs up" review. However, the dining experience as a whole was so unpleasant that my husband and I decided never to return again. The noise level in the main dining room was so incredibly loud that it actually interfered with the enjoyment of our meal-- probably a first for us. It did not help that we were seated next to a table with people who were shouting the whole time, but in fairness, they may have needed to shout to be heard. On our way out, we mentioned this to the hostess and her only comment was that next time we should request the patio.

LA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The service was stellar. The ambience was perfect.

FT
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nine ten is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. It wins in every critical category: food, presentation, service, wines, freshness, cleanliness, quality and service. For once a wait staff actually knowledgeable regarding the wine list, off list and meal content.

TM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was great, not too expensive, very good establishment. Will return!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful yummy food.

DH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. 2nd time visiting and we cannot wait to eat here again.

BZ
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch, great service. We love NINE-TEN!!

OT
Baja California
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, nice place, outstanding service.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

We were very disappointed in the noise level and ambience. Nine-ten has gone from a reliable and elegant dining experience to a commercial, overly hyped up, loud atmosphere -- even the table cloths are gone.

ME
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Stopped by for an early breakfast. Nice location but no water views, people watching only. Food was attractively presented and delicious. Enjoyable.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Could not have been better.

ML
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I recently had the "Mercy of the Chef" dinner with wine pairing. The food was amazing, wine was remarkable, experience was wonderful and memorable. Each food course and wine selection were described in detail which enhanced the experience. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and menu selection.

A
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, service, and particularly the food. Service was attentive but did not interrupt us as we had business conversations. Food was melt in your mouth good. Valet parking was appreciated.

EC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabbirthday. Nine aren’t made it soecialfir us.

RL
London
105 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and unique preparations.

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a
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

not impressed for a highly rated place. food was just ok to not good. drinks and and bar good. service good. dissapointed because we were looking for a high end experience while visiting for a few days and willing to pay but instead spent a lot and left without that good feeling.

b
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific! Food was as good as ever, service is back to being very good and not obtrusive. Lobster salad especially generous as well as great marriage of flavors. Gnocchi special was also especially good. This is the one dependably wonderful restaurant in La Jolla. And with prices rising elsewhere, Nine-Ten is becoming ever more reasonable by comparison.

JS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

o
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, fantastic food. Quality seafood. Ambiance is probably the only detractor from this place as the tables are fairly close to each other and if you are seated at a small table for 2, there's barely any room for anything on the table. In any case, if what you're after is a solid meal, this is a great choice along Prospect St. However, if you are looking for more of a quiet, romantic option, probably not the place to go as this restaurant as a bar in the small space, outdoor seating just outside the main dining area, and lots of foot and car traffic right outside. It's also adjacent to the hotel lobby. If you really want to go, I would recommend getting reservations because of the relatively small dining area.

KR
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the "Mercy of the Chef" experience. The wine pairings were complex and perfect as were the beautiful and delicious courses. The team was knowledgeable and did a flawless job.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with extremely good food. Cant wait to go back

R
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Had booked outside table but it was a little windy and they changed our tanle to inside with no hassle. !!

BB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and nice and quiet

L
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the consistently best restaurants in San Diego. The food is creative and outstanding, the ambience is quiet, the service is attentive but not overbearing, and the wine list is great. Vegetarian options are delicious and the chef is very accommodating. I highly recommend the tasting menu with wine pairings, and they can prepare a vegetarian tasting menu.

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is great especially the Thai Lobster Salad and Beef Short Ribs. Unfortunately, I would rate the service as average. We need to wait for a long time to get a refill of our drinks or to get the bill or dessert menu. It can also get pretty loud especially when there are a couple of drunk people dining.

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