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For 2
Thu, 2/22
11:00 PM
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1604 reviews
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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 Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(858) 964-5400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jason Knibb
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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.
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Private party contact
Sabrina Patterson: (858) 729-5382
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Cross street
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Parking details
$10.00 valet parking charge with restaurant validation.
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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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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


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What 1604 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 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

shaggydog (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

JeffM (San Diego)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Good; hotel staff always very kind to us

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

vipmirgast (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

jojo (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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

viphklocal (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Best restaurant week meal ever.

vippaulm (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  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.

vipvhillmd (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Always excellent

1onvacation (Phoenix)
5.0  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 ~

vipBubble (London)
3.0  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.

SeniorDiner (San Diego)
4.0  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.

Jackson (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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