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NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
+1 858-964-5400
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
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Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had my wife's 70th Birthday Dinner, for 32 people, prepared by Nine-Ten Restaurant but served in one of the function rooms at the Grande Colonial Hotel. The food was amazing. We had a tasting menu - the Mercy of the Chef - the same...More

Thank sandyfSanDiego
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Thank you, SandyfSanDiego, for the very nice comments about your recent private dining event at NINE-TEN. We are so pleased that you chose to celebrate your wife's 70th birthday party here with us. I'm so glad you were more than satisfied with the quality of...More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here on three occasions, one lunch, one brunch and one dinner. Their food and service have been excellent. If we didn't live quite so far from it, 30 miles, we would surely eat there more often. If your in...More

Thank Gary L
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Dear Gary: It's only 30 miles! :) And I promise you we will make it worth the drive! In all seriousness, thank you very much for dining with us not just once, but three times. It's always so great to hear from our repeat guests....More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is definitely one of San Diego's best restaurants, with an interesting and creative menu. For a real treat I'd suggest the "mercy of the chef" tasting menu. You'll get a nice mix of many different courses, and the chef always throws in a few...More

1  Thank Tom_in_San_Diego
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Dear Tom_in_San_Diego: I am delighted to hear how much you enjoy NINE-TEN and, on behalf of our entire team, I thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. For those who have never dined with us before, the Mercy of the Chef...More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been to Nine-Ten many times for dinner and happy hour. Dinner is very good, pricey , for special occasions but the best deal in the restaurant is the half price happy hour bar menu from Monday to Friday, 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Nine-Ten has...More

Thank Woodstocky
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Dear Woodstocky - Amazing...your review is the third this week that praises our bar and happy hour specials. I'm so delighted to hear that you too enjoy it so much. The bar at NINE-TEN is certainly the popular gathering place where the “who’s who” of...More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love going for happy hour. Great prices for outstanding food and wine. Also had dinner which was excellent.More

Thank Richard A
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Dear Richard - Thanks for the 5-Star Review and wonderful comments about your recent dinner and happy hour experience at NINE-TEN. We think our happy hour is one of the best in town, given that guests can enjoy the splendor of Chef Jason's bar menu...More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

They serve about the best burger I've ever had. And their ricotta/gnocchi is so decadently delicious! And the bartender is alway friendly.More

Thank Jane L
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Dear QueenJane2013 - so glad to hear how much you enjoyed dining at the bar here at NINE-TEN. In addition to the hundreds of awards and accolades we've received over the past several years for our food and wine program, our burger continues to receive...More

Reviewed March 17, 2015

A very friendly staff and a good wine list. Creative menu and well presented plates. Had a few dinners and never been disappointed.

Thank chris s
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Thanks so much, Chris. We really appreciate your positive comments and your continued support. I will certainly pass along your feedback to our entire team. See you back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager

Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nine-Ten, in the Grand Colonial is arguably one of the best restaurants in San Diego -- better than a number that get more press and are more widely known. The food is excellent, creative without going over the top, and attracitvely presented. Service is usually...More

Thank BarryBSanDiego
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Dear BarryBSanDiego: I was very pleased to read your review about your dinner at NINE-TEN. I am especially happy that you feel it is one of the best restaurants in town. Call me biased but I have to agree with you. And fortunately, so do...More

Reviewed March 12, 2015

The best chocolate dessert I have ever ever had .....warm choc cake with vanilla icecream. Had it 3 times in 6 days. room service twice...they got it there in 10 minutes. Great kale salad with salmon. Great pork pennini sandwich. great service and good priceMore

Thank Connie C
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2015

Thanks so much, Connie, for posting your wonderful comments about the food and service you received during your recent dining experiences with NINE-TEN. It sounds as if you were staying at our hotel, the Grande Colonial, and took advantage of enjoying NINE-TEN's renowned cuisine in...More

Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved everything this restaurant has to offer. Food is amazing, fresh and delicious, and the presentation rocks.More

Thank Monica S
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2015

Thanks Monica. "Fresh" and "Delicious" are certainly what we strive to provide here at NINE-TEN. Thanks for pointing that out about your recent dining experience. Our Chef, Jason Knibb, always cooks within the season and uses what is readily available and freshest. In San Diego,...More

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March 14, 2017|
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Response from jeanpaul70 | Reviewed this property |
If you have passport unlimited card one entree is free. Wednesday is half price wine night but can't have both offers. Seating is in normal dining room or patio regardless.
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GigisTravels2014
July 19, 2015|
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Response from GrandeColonial | Property representative |
Greetings, GigisTravels2014. Thanks for your interest in NINE-TEN Restaurant at the Grande Colonial. Our attire during dinner is very business casual. Sports coats are certainly not necessary, especially during the warmer... More
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Melyn R
April 7, 2015|
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Response from coeurdelion | Reviewed this property |
More importantly, how do you feel about turning 70 this year? I am two months younger and it seems way to early to be 70.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
    (Girard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-964-5400
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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 Executive Chef Jason Knibb and Pastry Chef Jose Alonzo III, 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 with glimpses of the ocean. A separate bar offers limited menu and happy hour specials daily. Open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner nightly. Sunday Brunch is also offered.
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