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Globally-Inspired, Locally-Sourced Cuisine - NINE-TEN, San Diego, CA

NINE-TEN

4.7
4.7
2576 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 22 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.
  • Valentine's Day at NINE-TEN

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's with your special some one at NINE-TEN! Chef Jason Knibb is creating a very special 3-course, prix fixe menu which will also include a sparkling toast and mignardise to finish off the night. Credit cards will be required to confirm all holiday reservations. We kindly ask that you adhere to our 48 hour holiday cancellation policy to avoid a $25 per person non-cancellation or late cancellation fee.

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What 2,576 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This might be my new favorite restaurant. We ordered the hamachi sashimi, tiger prawns special for appetizer. Both plates were exquisite. Entrees were the scallops and ribeye again both plates were delicious. Best scallops that I have ever tasted. Service was excellent and the establishment had a nice ambiance. Overall 5 stars!
  2. LS

    LarryS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Although the food and service were excellent, the noise level made it impossible to converse. (It was a birthday dinner.) I would recommend a very early reservation, rather than the 6:45 one we had (earlier was filled, except for 5:45). We should have switched to the 5:45!!!
  3. f

    fitfoodie

    Louisville

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!!! everything was perfect. The menu is fabulous so many choices. The Cicao e Pepe appetizer was insane! We also have the sea bass cooked to perfection! The wine list was lovely. The service was excellent. Ambience was romantic. I can't wait to go back.
  4. DL

    DandLK

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special treat! Setting, food and service superb. While menu always seems to present the same proteins, preparation/sauces vary creatively. Deserves a Michelin star!!!
  5. PB

    PegB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! Wait staff, food , atmosphere all exceptional!
  6. BA

    BASBAUM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was absolutely fantastic. The service was prompt and very friendly. We highly recommend it. If you are into vegetarian food, the cauliflower steak is not be missed!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!
  8. MP

    MichaelP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We had brunch at restaurant. Ordered BloodyMary’s. Over the top on horseradish. Not balanced at all. We had the burger and a Ruben sandwich. Burger patty was way over salted. Ruben pastrami was sliced way to thin causing the meat texture to be mushy.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old school with a modern twist in a beautiful surrounding… Nicely appointed… Delicious bread, food and wine… A very pleasant experience. Would return.
  10. JK

    JeffreyK

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service! Ambience was rather noisy as the bar nearby was following a football game. A bit pricey for the overall occasion. We will return to try the regular menu.
  11. K

    Keith

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of San Diego’s best restaurants.
  12. HC

    HazeeCapazee

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, meal served promptly and hot! Offered refills timely. Always enjoy our meals at Nine Ten!
  13. FQ

    FoodieQ

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Underwhelming compared to other restaurants in the area
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at nine-ten. It was excellent !! The food was the highlight (as it should be). We will definitely return - soon.
  15. SS

    SandraS

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the special, it was delicious. Love this restaurant, been going there for a long time and it is always a pleasure to have Chris as our server. Highly recommend going there if you like good food with beautiful plating and great service.
  16. JK

    JasonK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ruben sandwich was very delicious The octopus salad was very good as well
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very small portions
  18. J

    Jobi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it. I enjoyed the relatively quiet music. The coffee was great. However, the bagel came out a little burned
  19. LM

    LennyM

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the setting and the food was absolutely delicious. The only regret was not being able to see the area during the day light hours. The waiters were exceptional. They paid attention to every detail and kept constant watch on the table without an over bearing presence This was a nice touch. We also like the amount of space we had and the large size of the table in our booth. Many restaurants crowd you into a small space at a very small table without room for managling items used during the meal. Hats off to Nine-Ten. They do it right.
  20. AS

    AndrewS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite service, precise well executed unfussy cuisine with simplicity & a great depths of flavors. The menu embraces the season, as much as it does with the fine quality of ingredients it is comprised of. Added pluses; the restaurant's ambiance lends itself to conversation rather than shout, & the wine list is a home run! Highly recommend NINE–TEN to anyone looking for a delightful time at the table.
  21. SF

    SFDINER

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to NINE-TEN for lunch yesterday and loved everything we experienced. We did not want to go to another touristy place where there are great views but either iffy service or not an excellent menu choice. NINE-TEN doesn't have a view of the ocean (unless you go to the valet parking lot), but they offer excellent food, service, and value. There's a reason that it was packed with a lot of locals. We look forward to returning in a few weeks.
  22. DC

    DavidC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A terrific New Year's Eve experience. Will go there again.
  23. AT

    ATBster

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional dining experience at Nine-Ten for NYE. The trifecta of attentive, professional service, excellent cuisine, in a a quiet, elegant setting. There were great selections on the prixe fixe menu, thank you. Can’t wait to return! ATBster
  24. M

    Mondo

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious, not many choices. Overall good.
  25. LE

    LindaE

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t let the location in a hotel fool you. The atmosphere was lovely, the food outstanding! My black cod was expertly prepared, crispy on the outside and tender inside. The tangy wine sauce and vegetables perfectly complemented the fish.
  26. D

    Darlene

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch at Nine-Ten was delicious! The service was wonderful & we had a lovely chat with Jamie Loomis there! We are outside, bistro style, & enjoyed the lively ambiance. We will be back!
  27. k

    kokosan

    Birmingham

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you... everyone at Nine Ten for making our Christmas Eve Dinner so special...everything was excellent, preparation, presentation, service, absolutely delicious selections...we loved every single thing we ordered ...each presentation was creative, well thought out, wonderfully blended ingredients....the dining experience was such a pleasure...thanks to each and every one of you for making it so. All the very best to y ou in the New Year!
  28. C

    Cupcake

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My daughter has a gluten allergy and they were able to accommodate perfectly. They even had house made gluten free bread that was so delicious. She also was able to order off the cheese course menu instead of dessert which was wonderful. It was the best meal experience she has ever had. My meal was equally spectacular!
  29. CY

    ChiY

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative, delicious, and professionally prepared foods. Wide selections of wines and cocktails. One of the best in San Diego!
  30. TB

    TBone52

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I generally like nine-ten but our Christmas Eve experience was not great. Our server was quite good but the food was mediocre and seemed quite overpriced compared to a high end restaurant the previous night that was far superior and only marginally higher in price.
  31. e

    emily

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Was in town and dining solo. Decided to check this place out given the Michelin star and high reviews. I love eating out and have eaten at many spectacular places. This was forgettable to me given the price point and portion sizes. Got the cavil e Pepe which was ok. Not your typical cacio e Pepe of Italy. More salty and not that memorable. The cod was nice and flaky but super small portions. Total bill was $75 for tax and tip and i didn’t have a drink. Coming from nyc I have high expectations for food and though everything was refined and gourmet I felt it was expensive for what it was and small portion sizes. Service was great though.
  32. CS

    CarolS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Loved everything but the noise level. Hard surfaces everywhere. As older folks, who can afford your prices, all 6 of us agreed we probably won't come back because we had to strain so to hear and talk. Food, service etc. were excellent. Just a couple could probably hear each other, but with effort. Thanks for listening. Carol S. Recommend, YES with a noisy caveat!
  33. L

    Lovegoodfood

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience. Relaxed, but elegant atmosphere. Food is amazing - creative use of ingredients and very flavorful. Waitstaff are very professional and helpful with their suggestions.
  34. GC

    GaucheCaviar

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Save yourself money, don’t do the chef tasting and order from the menu. Food is ok but basically for $120 per person we each got half if not less portions of a dish on the main menue. We could have ordered these dishes and split them for much less. Nothing was special about that menu.. the cheese plate had one slice. The duck one slice. 2 scallops.. really I don’t get the point of this menu since no items were special.
  35. GT

    GretaT

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I had dinner on Wine-down Wednesday, a last-minute escape from the holiday maelstrom. What a treat! The food was delicious (rib eye steak and lamb loin) and the wine was great as well. Our server was terrific and the sommelier was also quite helpful. We will definitely return!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 1 year Wedding anniversary here and it was the right decision! The staff were excellent and everything we ate was 5 star, we had a wonderful experience!
  37. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    146 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy to come to 910. You have a wonderful menu. Something for everyone. Sunday your valet parking was especially nice for I forgot about the holiday parade. They took care of my car and figured out how I could avoid the parade and exit town okay. Great work!
  38. OY

    OrhanY

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service however could have been better. Server did not remove empty plates, wine glasses, empty bottles until we requested them to be removed. Lighting could be improved.
  39. CB

    CherylB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal from beginning to end. Great menu choices and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Chris, was knowledgeable, suggesting the right combination of foods and temperature. He also had an excellent knowledge of wines. This was one of the better meals we have had in San Diego.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable. Well attended to. Gastronomically interesting and sparked joy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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 4.7 stars by 2576 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 22 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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