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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: $99 per person/$149 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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Special Occasion (22)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Cozy (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Business Meals (12)
Romantic (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Authentic (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Went to Nine Ten with friends. Food was amazing. We all ordered something different and each of us felt it was some of the best food we have had. Highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently special with creative menu, supurb food and excellent service. A favorite place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic all around -- ambience, service and deliciousness. Not for casual dining - a bit pricey compared to my usual 'date night' places (plates over $30). But you get what you pay for. This is a FINE restaurant -- save it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful place for lunch and dinner. Haven't been there in awhile, and sorry I haven't
gone back sooner but I will make it a point since the food and service is excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good; hotel staff always very kind to us

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Consistently, this restaurant has kept its food at an excellence level. The service is immaculate. I have never been disappointed. It’s one the best restaurants in the city

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We loved the food and this is a very nice place for a great dinner. The lighting was a bit bright but otherwise a fantastic place for a nice meal. Very attentive and friendly staff. The lamb was outstanding and wine selections were well paired.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

One of the best food I've ever eaten at a restaurant.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We don’t get to La Jolla as often as we’d like but when we do get there, Nine-Ten is at the very top of our restaurant list. Dinner here is a wonderful experience from start to end. We again selected the tasting menu. The food was immaculately prepared and plated. Flavor combinations we wouldn’t have thought of ourselves — all delicious — demonstrated once again the profound skill of Chef Jason and all in the kitchen. Pacing was perfect, and I applaud the restaurant for creating a vibrant, upscale environment where guests can truly appreciate the food and wine, and actually enjoy a conversation. I don’t want total silence, but I’m tired of battling the ‘fake fun’ (noise) that ruins so many other dining experiences. The wine pairings were spot on. Some real stand-outs that I would likely not have discovered on my own and will now be searching out to enjoy again at home. Nine-Ten’s wine list is deservedly recognized by Wine Spectator for its excellence. Special praise must also go to Chris and Summer for their wonderful attention and impressive knowledge. Already looking forward to our next visit...and determined to get there more often!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our 4th time dining at Nine-Ten. The food was unbelievably delicious, as usual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

food was fantastic. server brought us a free glass of champagne for our anniversary. we had a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was great as usual. The Thai lobster salad was amazing. The NY steak was great as well. I have never had a bad meal at Nine-Ten, and have dined here about 8 times

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Best restaurant week meal ever.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I've been here many times before. This was the best Cobb Salad ever!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I'm not sure I can say enough about Nine-Ten. My fiance and I went based on a raving recommendation and we left both agreeing it was the best dinner we've ever had and we're both in our 40s (meaning not exactly new to the culinary scene). We had the 6-course meal with wine pairings and from the 1st course on we were constantly saying "wow" after each bite. Seriously amazing and while we're both east coast based, we're already planning a trip back to La Jolla and Nine-ten for a repeat performance. The ambiance, service and drinks were also top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always excellent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a great dining experience here! We each ordered the specials ~ gnocchi with truffles, and a porterhouse ~ so good! We were treated to an anniversary dessert that was deliciousness ~ thank you nine-ten ~

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Choices for Sunday brunch on the menu is limited. Food is average and service is nice. Parking for 10$ is not cheap.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The noise level was almost intorable. Food was incredible. Service was sketchy

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Lost their mojo. Over cooked dull food. Coffee like dish water. Snotty staff. No manager visible. Living on their reputation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

1. Excellent service.
2. Next to historic hotel.
3. Next to Scenery spot.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Hands down one of the best restaurants in San Diego. If Michelin came down here, I'd bet they'd get a star. We did the Mercy of the Chef, which I highly recommend, and it was epically fantastic...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Jason Knibb is a San Diego treasure. He is able to create and deliver great cuisine year after year. The management and staff work hard to make guests welcome and comfortable. One of the top five restaurants in San Diego.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

No one does fish better ,in my opinion , than 910. Never disappointed. Always cooked to perfection. The updated decor is lovely. Always fun to have dinner in this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Consistently good, creatively prepared food, served by friendly, professional wait staff.
We have never been disappointed. The artwork is beautiful.
Our only suggestion is to dim the lights in the dining room for a warmer, more intimate feeling .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was ok, but the omelette had a weird lemon flavoring to it and it was not part of the description.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lunch menu is small but adequate. A few gluten-free options would be great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

imaginative menu, results mixed - from excellent to mediocre; service was correct, dining room is well decorated but not inviting

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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 .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing food, service was great, art & decor around the room beautiful; overall wonderful evening in a great restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was decent but not great for the price. It seems to have gone a bit downhill with time.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food quality is over and above the norm even for laJolla.
The waiters are knowledgeable and their suggestions are spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, as always. We especially loved the gnocchi with shaved white truffles.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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