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Nine-Ten

910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-964-5400
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Ranked #4 of 1,275 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American, Californian, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Girard
Description: 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 award-winning Executive Chef Jason Knibb and acclaimed Pastry Chef Rachel King, 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 ocean-view terrace. A separate bar offers limited menu and happy hour specials daily. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner nightly.
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Vernon, Canada
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Went after researching restaurants on TripAdvisor. So glad we made the trek from Downtown San Diego for dinner. We had a French waiter, named Thiery, who was genuine in his care for our table and very personable. It's a breath of fresh air to see service like that when so many servers these days have zero personality and culture and... More

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GrandeColonial, Executive Chef at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear Aaron J - Needless to say, I was very happy to read your review about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. I appreciate the kind words about the food you experienced and I look forward to "wowing" you further when you come back for the "Mercy of the Chef" tasting menu. It's not to be missed. Thank you also for... More

Kirkland, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We ate there the first night of our stay in La Jolla a the Grand Colonial (where the restaurant is located). Convenient to be sure but also worth a special trip if you're in La Jolla. It was a Wednesday night and wine bottles were half-priced. We ordered an excellent savignon blanc to go with the halibut, which was cooked... More

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GrandeColonial, Director of Food & Beverage at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear Z4Jones - so glad you had the opportunity to experience dinner at NINE-TEN, especially on a Wednesday when we offer 1/2 priced bottles of wine from our wine list. I will pass along your positive comments about the halibut to our chef. I also appreciate you letting me know that the heat lamp was a little too much for... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stopped by chance at this restaurant and it was a great surprise. Nice place, great service, very good food.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear STIM_Brazil: So happy to hear that you were able to stop by NINE-TEN during your recent visit from Brazil. You certainly traveled a great distance and deserve a great meal with great service and I'm glad that your experience with us was just that. I hope the next time you visit the States, you'll stop by for another meal.... More

The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had after meeting business drinks here during our stay and the staff was alway friendly and on top of things. The wait time to get a drink was short, the food was good, and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

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GrandeColonial, Manager at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear dsmaddox - So glad to hear you had time to stop by for drinks while traveling on business here in La Jolla. Thanks for taking the time to provide such positive feedback about our staff, service and food. I hope the next time you visit from Texas you'll have the opportunity to stay for dinner and truly experience all... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Third time dining here and each experience has been nothing short of fabulous. The food is meticulously prepared, fresh, and flavorful. They have accommodated dietary restrictions and preferences among members of our party each time while maintaining their commitment to the highest quality standards. The service has been impeccable each visit. We had an especially nice experience with Thiery as... More

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GrandeColonial, Manager & Sommelier at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear Markeltawil: I am so grateful to you for such positive comments you posted about your recent dining experience. I am very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the food, ambiance and service, particularly the service you received from Thierry. We take great pride in the service our staff provides. Thank you again for taking the time to provide... More

California
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287 reviews 287 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place for breakfast. The lemon ricotta pancakes were some of the best I have ever had. The short rib hash was really good too. We had a terrific view from the outside patio. We were a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Mark was our server. He took great care of us. Very friendly and efficient. Would... More

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GrandeColonial, Manager & Sommelier at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear christyreznor02: Thank you for the feedback you provided about your recent breakfast here at NINE-TEN. I'm really glad to read your comments about your server, Mark, and will be sure to pass that along to him. I'm glad you and your guests had the chance to enjoy our outdoor terrace. The weather has been so brilliant these past few... More

Orange, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I think I could eat at this first class restaurant every night for a month! The chef has developed beautiful presentations of his food, and very eclectic selections and combinations. I had the baby greens salad, the baquetta sea bass special, and a dessert with two different sorbets and meringue. Definately a treat, and not to be missed. Attentive and... More

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GrandeColonial, Executive Chef at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear agbowden - thank you so much for your positive comments about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. I take great pride in presenting very clean, simple (yet still elegant) food using only the best products from the local harvest. And our Pastry Chef, Rachel King, has that same philosophy when creating her desserts. Thank you again and come back and... More

San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Food is just amazing... I love their pork belly. Price a bit higher than that I expected. Parking is always a problem in La Jolla. In general, it's a good place to dine with freinds

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GrandeColonial, Executive Chef at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear arosak2013: Thank you for taking the time to post comments about your recent dining experience here at NINE-TEN. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and hope you'll be back sooner than later. If you didn't take advantage of it this last visit. please use our valet parking the next time. We do validate for only $5 so it's really... More

Newport News, Va
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I visited Nine-Ten Restaurant, located in the Grande Colonial Hotel on Prospect St, about 18 months ago and was delighted to eat there again when back on the West Coast. I had heard about it and it's reputation as an up-&-coming farm-to-table restaurant. i was delighted to find that this promising newcomer is now an established grown-up. My seasonal salmon... More

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GrandeColonial, Manager & Sommelier at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear Newport-News-VA: I am so happy to hear that although your husband couldn't join you, you still chose to have dinner with us here at NINE-TEN. It sounds as if the staff took good care of you and made you feel comfortable and welcome as a single diner. I'm also glad you enjoyed your meal after having heard positive things... More

La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We came here for restaurant week, and I wish I had come here years earlier. Everything was perfect. The plates are beautiful and taste just as good. My wife got the short ribs, and they were the best I have ever had. You also have to try the half baked chocolate cake, I don't like sweets, but this was incredible.... More

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Nine-Ten, responded to this review

Dear Snakebyrd - I am so happy to read your positive review about NINE-TEN and happy that Restaurant Week lured you in for your first visit. Seeing as you are in La Jolla, I hope you'll be back soon and often. Our short ribs are pretty much a staple item on the menu, as is the 1/2 Baked Chocolate Cake.... More

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