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NINE-TEN

4.6
4.6
2473 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
NINE-TEN is currently open for indoor AND outdoor dining. Heaters and blankets available during the colder weather. Breakfast is served Wednesday through Friday, 7 am to 11 am. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 7 am to 2 pm. Lunch is served Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm. And dinner service is available Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm to 9 pm. Curbside take-out is also available. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 964-5400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Knibb

  • Catering

    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Leo Lopez: (877) 578-5037

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Girard

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mercy of the Chef Tasting Menu

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A Chef driven tasting menu experience, highlighting the best that NINE-TEN has to offer. Start with an amuse bouche followed by 6 courses including selections from our menu with a nightly specials or Chef's creations tossed in. Add in wine pairings chosen by our Sommelier with each course to round out your meal. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary preferences so we can craft the perfect menu for you. A 20% service charge will be included for all Mercy of the Chef reservations.

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What 2,473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Notable Wine List

  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. d

    ds12

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    brisket toast was delicious. bakery was great. service was great. But the pitaya bowl, pancakes, and smoked salmon were all... really weird. And not in a good way.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was good not great!
  3. r

    racheld

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice change, wonderful service great food, able to visit and have a nice meal.
  4. SS

    StaciaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was outstanding and the service was impeccable.
  5. CH

    CathyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff was very accommodating to our request regarding a quieter table. They were also accommodating to adjusting the arrival time a half hour later than what was allowed on open table. Excellent service and delicious food.
  6. A

    Augiedoggydaddy

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and excellent service.
  7. B

    Billy2013

    San Francisco

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    1st time breakfast/brunch there, dead by 1pm on a Saturday, gourmet food, quality & prep, EXCEPT for my wife’s eggs undercooked per order request & her toast burnt on one side…oh well, my wife was hungry & didn’t want to wait for re-do, plus my food was now on the table. Also, note the UNWORDED 5% bill charge for the house, server said “it doesn’t go to me.” He made me feel that deducting that $ paid from my TIP left would be wrongful & bad for HIM, he seemed angry. I left feeling manipulated. Oh well…
  8. KP

    KirkP

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best kept secret in town!! The food, service and ocean view are all wonderful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We went there for break days and i was looking forward to trying their croissants, but by 9am they were sold out of croissants which was really disappointing. They also were out of smoked salmon bagel, so we had to order our second choice. But what came out was really good.
  10. DG

    DennisG

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our most favorite restaurants in San Diego... if not the most favorite. We have been there many times and yet to experience anything but excellence. All dishes usually have complex and unusual flavors but all absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!
  11. S

    Sulli

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our visit to Nine-Ten was good. We had three different dishes and all were pretty good. One of our guests has a food allergy and special diet and was able to be accommodated with no problem. We went on a wednesday for half price bottles of wine and enjoyed ourselves. The staff and service were friendly, familiar with the menu and wine and we received exceptional service. We will definitely be going back and hopefully the menu will change so that we can try some new dishes.
  12. CT

    ChristopherT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Nine-Ten is an example of a restaurant that has earned Michelin Star! The quality of the food, from Appetizers to Dessert were all exceptional. We started off with Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly and Hamachi Sashimi in which the portion size, presentation, and taste were perfect. Our entrees consisted of Roasted Jerk Chicken and Smoked Liberty Farms Duck Breast which again, were perfect. The presentation along was worth the experience and I have to say that more restaurants would work on achieving the same level of excellence. Normally we only have one dessert if we enjoyed the dining experience but we were so impressed that we went for three items: Stuffed Brioche Doughnuts, Stone Fruit "Napoleon", and Seasonal Sorbet....and this was the perfect choice. The portions were just right for sharing and every thing about it matched our expectations. We would gladly come back again for the food...but not the service. The host that night (7/30/22) was not at his station for over 10 minutes and no one at the bar looked to assist us. When he finally arrived, he didn't greet us nor make eye contact. Compared to the food, this was a huge disappointment and bad way to start the dining experience. When we got seated, the waiter appeared once then not again for over 15 minutes, easily passing us by without a single glance. I finally had to raise my hand and speak loudly to get his attention, and unfortunately he pat us by multiple times that night without checking in on us...he never apologized once for his lack of attention, very sad.
  13. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Basically long time waiting for service, my guess there was a wedding party dinner that was taking resources away from the restaurant clients. Baja Sea bass was not really good, boney and jelly texture and cold interior with luke warm exterior. Sauce was really not helping the dish. I ddi not want to return it to the kitchen because is something I find rude to do, I respect the hard work of chefs and kitchen staff even in a bad day. Given that I believe the restaurant was having a bad day given other open table outstanding reviews , please do not take this as an overall assesment of this restaurant that has a beautiful impressive and creative menu and a beautiful view and ambiance. Just a bad day. Will return in my next trip to enjoy.
  14. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nine Ten is always perfect! I had 3 guests and they all want to go back soon, We had brunch and it was fabulous. Great menu, attentive servers, wonderful ocean view from terrace and convenient LJ downtown location to stroll around, Plus they have valet parking,
  15. WE

    WayneE

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was well done, presentation was perfect- nice wine list. We will be back and stay in the hotel
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Mal servicio. Nada especial
  17. CW

    CathyW

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Jerk Chicken wasn’t close to authentic Jerk.
  18. m

    miker

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Caesar salad around. Very nice cheese board too, but it’s overlooked by many as its on the dessert menu.
  19. j

    jennyv

    Baja California Sur

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Took a long time for service
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef experience was phenomenal! Our wait staff was excellent. The food, my gosh, compliments to the chef, we literally had the best salmon we have ever eaten, it melted like butter in your mouth, every course was delicious and the wine pairing for each course was equally just as delicious and amazing as the food. We highly recommend Nine-Ten, this place has become our new favorite place.
  21. B

    Billy2013

    San Francisco

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef’s Tasting menu Food & drinks were great & gourmet, service attentive, location & room splendid (despite no nearby ocean view). Only gross thing was our 1st helper/bus boy who brought & poured our sparkling water with sliced limes, he was kinda messy looking & tatted with REALLY DIRTY fingernails…yuck! Food server Hygiene & Health 101. Funny & bizarre negative was that the young man parking Valet came back to me after a few minutes saying that he was all alone (only at 8pm) and couldn’t bring me my car as he didn’t know how to drive a stick-shift car yet, and asked me to go get it myself in his nearby parking lot…his $5 tip disappeared. Oh well.
  22. J

    Joey

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had a bad meal here. Food is beautifully prepared, service is elegant, and an outside table along the sidewalk transports me back to the south of France - the perfect trifecta.
  23. ES

    ErinS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Without a doubt the best restaurant in San Diego!
  24. G

    Gabriel

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice evening at this restaurant. No wait, nice ambiance, skilled personnel. The presentation of the food was very nice (l almost took pictures which l never do). Value? You are in the middle of insanely upscale La Jolla, what do you expect?
  25. GM

    GromiMD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I will continue to make time for Nine-Ten. This is an establishment that continues to impress from start to finish. They are pricey, but the mercy of the chef and wine pairing is worth every penny! It is the only restaurant in Southern California that is pushing the culinary envelope and I, for one, cannot wait for my next excuse to return!
  26. P

    Paul

    San Francisco

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful wine pairings, presentation and serving
  28. KD

    KhuongD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were last here in 2016 and apparently much had changed in the interim. The menu seemed so pedantic and ordinary. We only ordered the Pacific bass because the other entrees were so uninviting. The appetizers (grilled blue prawn and heirloom tomato and beet salad) were better that the entrees. I would check the menu before returning for another dinner here.
  29. I

    Influencer

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All dishes were outstanding and complemented by the excellent service. Great for special occasion celebrations!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious but small portions for the price that you’re paying. The location was accessible and wish we could’ve sat outside dining area but they don’t seat parties larger than 4 in their back patio area.
  31. M

    rozM

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was staying at the hotel which is their location. Decided to treat ourselves on the last night of our trip. We chose to do the experience. It was quite good with a variety of dishes that were all excellent in taste and presentation. The staff was friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed each course.
  32. TJ

    TimJ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We would highly recommend your restaurant. While we thought the menu was somewhat brief, the food we selected was very good. We thought the outdoor seating was delightful. we were bothered somewhat due to an untrained puppy that wanted to bark at all patrons walking by his table. The service was the best! T.V.Jenkins
  33. DL

    DerrickL

    Houston

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Peach Bellinis and gluten free bread are great. Tuna tacos are good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  35. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nine Ten is always a treat. I love the terrace with the ocean view and breezes. The service and food are always tops! I can''t think of a better place to go in the La Jolla Village area. The Colonial Hotel, that it is located in, is so beautiful to see. You can admire the lobby as you wait for your guests. Truly a treat!
  36. J

    Johnd

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the Mercy of the Chef tasting menu along with the wine pairings.
  37. J

    Joanna

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband dined here for our anniversary. They made us feel very special and the food and wine were delicious. Our service was exceptional.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nine-ten was an amazing foodie experience! Compliments to the chef. Ambiance: La Jolla — quality hotel lily pad with a bar, main dining room and small outdoor space. Classy but not “upscale.” Service: Perfectly pleasant. Food: Caesar salad was splendid! True to flavor with the anchovy-white dressing and rich croutons. There was enough parm with a base of fresh spring lettuce rather than romaine. Duck was phenomenal! Perfectly cooked. Perfectly seasoned. Perfectly crusted. Wonderful flavor. Very very nice. Strawberry and coconut semifredo was exceptional. Desert menu included cheese options - very true to the French contemporary vibe. Vegetarian options: moderate (2-5 options) Price: pricey but worth it. Yay? Nay? Eh? Yay!
  39. PM

    PhilM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    A little disappointing. For an upscale restaurant the ambiance was lacklustre, the service was only ok, and the dining room was very loud. The food was very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I expected a higher level of service from the waiter for the type of restaurant that it’s suppose to be. The rest of the wait staff was fine. It was just the waiter. He had no personality to make you feel it’s a special place with a special price. He catered exclusively to one particular local couple. He forgot my bread and he even yelled over to me from the doorway rather than coming to the table to ask a question. The food was surprisingly underwhelming with little to no flavor. I had the oysters, scallops and chocolate cake with a Port. The Port was the best thing I had. The caramel sauce on the cake was so hot I burned my mouth on it. One of the scallops looked like someone took half of it. Never again would I spent that much and get so little lacking in service and mediocre food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

NINE-TEN offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 964-5400.

NINE-TEN is rated 4.6 stars by 2473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for NINE-TEN

910 Prospect St., San Diego, CA 92037

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Girard

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Farm-to-table, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Knibb

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 964-5400

  • Catering

    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.

  • Private party facilities

    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.

  • Private party contact

    Leo Lopez: (877) 578-5037

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