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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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NINE-TEN Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
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Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Romantic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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)
Great for Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Always have a wonderful experience here. Highly recommend...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

It was totally unacceptable that they did not disclose the special appetizer was 3.5x more expensive than the others. Very unethical.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistent high quality, spectacular flavors and service! We brought our friends who have never been to Nine-Ten and they loved everything about your establishment! Thank you, and great job tonight, as always!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

A very nice dining experience. Service and food were exceptional. Nine Ten has always been a favorite but a few recent experiences missed the mark. Tonight was back to exceptional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

First time - met a longtime friend, perfect for good food and good conversation. Had the hamachi appetizer (wonderful!) and the salmon. Will definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We celebrated our 26th anniversary here. We shared a few appetizers - the Thai lobster salad, lobster bisque and crab spaghettini were all fantastic. Wait staff excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For my umteenth meal at 9/10, this Thanksgiving we were seated on the patio with a sliver of an ocean view on a beautiful warm afternoon for a lovely three course fixed price meal and conveniently saw Ann edge of the glorious sunset.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

It's nice and quiet on a Tuesday. But then you have full price for a bottle.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent ambience and wonderfully tasteful food, elegantly presented

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The hostess was very rigid and unfriendly

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Business lunch. Cannot order off dinner menu. Food was above average for price point. Lemonade was watered down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very pleasant with good food and service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food always

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were in San Diego on a mini-vacation and wanted to have a nice meal by the water. We selected this restaurant as it was listed as one of the top ten restaurants with a view in the area. We were disappointed to find out the restaurant was actually street side in the front of a hotel with NO view. The Hostess seemed to have no idea what we were talking about when we inquired about the view options. The food was average for the price. I would not go out of my way to find this one.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very Dissaponting!

It's not 9/10 but 1/10!

The breakfast was very dissapoininting. The server didn't have a clue about the menu, the chilaquiles we horrible, basically chips, chunks of chicken and an over poached egg with tomatillo sauce (that tasted canned). Hard to believe we are 30 Mike's from Mexico and 9/10 would serve this poor quality food.

Maybe the hotel guests are trapped and stuck with poor quality food, but WNL is just down the street.

How embarrassing for 9/10 !

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

An outstanding restaurant right here in the village. I love the new decor as they have refurbished the restaurant. Haven’t been there in a while probably because I didn’t love the ambiance before the makeover.

However, the ambiance is now fabulous and the food way above par. We are five picky eaters and no one found a flaw or rated their food anything other than outstanding. Small menu but the descriptions don’t do the food justice. It continued to surpass expectation.

I had the ahi crudo which was flawless followed by the striped sea bass which was cooked to perfection in the most mouthwatering sauce. Other diners enjoyed the lamb and duck, salad and lobster bisque. Dessert was over the top with half baked chocolate cake.

Service was exceptionally friendly and just plain excellent. Don’t forget this anything-but-stuffy restaurant. It is fabulous!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner was great as usual - we tried the steak and lamb entrees and both were well prepared and the service very good.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Drove from Bakersfield for this dinner. My girlfriend had a long list of allergies and they handled amazingly. We're both in the industry, chef and baker, and truly appreciate the work you and your team does for our craft.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Organic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was fabulous! Service was spot on; and our waiter ,Ross, gave us excellent recommendations on the food. My pannacotta was one of the best desserts I have ever had. My gnocchi with truffles started off my meal with a bang! We won a gift certificate at a silent auction, or we never would have known about this great restaurant. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a great dinner at Nine-Ten celebrating anniversaries. Food is fantastic; great menu; excellent service. Wine cost per glass a little on high side; but good selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic meal at Nine Ten. Bread was warm, pear and endive salad was a perfect size and flavor. Husband had the rib-eye which was perfectly cooked with great flavor. Chef willing to substitute potato for kale which made the husband happy. Salmon for me was really flavorful and perfectly cooked. Dessert was fantastic. Wine was new to us and recommended by the restaurant and we ended up buying a few bottles the next day online. Thank you for a great experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second visit at Nine-Ten and both experiences were fantastic. Expect to spend a little more or the same as other fancy La Jolla restaurants, but you will be impressed with the service and seasonal menu. The food on this menu is amazing, fresh, and has something for everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Anniversary

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

All over amazing meal and service
Only thing was the pork chop was a bit overdone

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We did the chef's tasting menu. Exceptional quality and very innovative menu items. Wine pairing was generous. And the menu is much broader on selection than your typical steakhouse. Highly recommend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Well worth our drive from another area to dine here. Seated on time with warm, outstanding service from start to finish. Ambience was beautiful. Loved the classic rock music! The attention to detail on the lighting and artwork made the dining experience even more memorable. The fish and strip steak each had distinct and incredible sauces and the presentation was enticing. Save room for dessert because the half-baked chocolate cake with ice cream is the perfect finish.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was exquisite but our one server (who was very nice) had like 10 tables - we waited for 25 mins to even order appetizers and spent over 2 hours there without dessert. They are very understaffed. For that price, I expect decent service in addition to good food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always love Nine-Ten. We’ve been eating there for almost ten years. Food is always consitently Devine. Love our servers Chris and Terri. If you haven’t eaten here you should ask yourself why.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant, food is superb as well as service. Thierry makes every dinner a unique experience. Thank you!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Can’t wait to go back. From beginning to end, we enjoyed ourselves. Great food and, great atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Absolutely amazing. I highly recommend the "Mercy of the Chef"

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The cocktails and food were the best my boyfriend and I have had in a very long time. The lamb was spectacular!!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Every app & entrees were all great without exception. Service was spot on and will definitely return again.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best meal my husband and I had our week in the San Diego area. Did the tasting menu with pairings and was a very special meal. Unlike most chefs tasting menus my husband and I had different dishes selected by the chef. Every course (all six:) were a surprise and an opportunity to try two different things. Exceeded our expectations. Service was excellent. Outdoor dining at sunset magical.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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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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