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NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

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910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144 (Girard)
+1 858-964-5400
06:30 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 7 course meal and it was such a treat. We had a surprise at every course. For the salad, we each received a different salad. Of course, we tasted everything on the table ;o} Every course was like that except the crab pasta. We received the same food and it was absolutely the most marvelous dish. It... More 

Thank dawnknepper
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dawnknepper: I couldn't be more pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. We are delighted that you chose to experience the special "Mercy of the Chef" tasting menu. Doing so is the ideal way to truly experience all the best of what Chef Jason Knibb puts out of the NINE-TEN kitchen. It's a lot... More 

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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The quality of both food and service was excellent. We both had roast lamb which was presented in a “nouvelle cuisine” style. At first sight it looked rather meager but the flavours were delicious and we found the meal to be very satisfying. A very interesting range of craft beers was offered and I found the “.394” to be remarkably... More 

Thank nzlfr
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide comments about your recent dinner with us. We strive for excellence at every opportunity and it is only through this kind of feedback that we can continue to improve. I'm delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service and appreciate your recognition of our craft beer selection.... More 

La Jolla, California
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68 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The restaurant is located in downtown La Jolla, two blocks to the ocean, so it is nice to come early and enjoy the coastline before dinner or after lunch. We can usually find a free parking place a couple of blocks from the restaurant. The decor is traditional dark wood, and the waiters are attentive. We had sea bass, which... More 

Thank Charles T
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Charles: On behalf of our entire team here at NINE-TEN, thank you so much for taking the time to post such positive feedback about your recent visit. I will be sure to pass along your comments to our Chef and service staff. Let me add that we will be doing a refresh of the main dining room over the... More 

San Diego, California, USA
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had heard of this place, but didn't think to visit until some relatives gave us a gift card. We were not disappointed. The service and ambience were excellent. We started off with a delicious roasted carrot appetizer and foie gras. Both were so good, we finished them -- risking being too full for the rest of our dinner. Our... More 

Thank SanDiego_MK
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear SanDiego_MK: I couldn't be more pleased to read your review. I am delighted that your family gave you the gift to experience NINE-TEN firsthand. (Tell them thanks!) I will share your wonderful comments about the food with Chef Jason Knibb. As you now know, he is one of the finest in the region and we are so lucky to... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had two breakfasts and one dinner at Nine-Ten during our recent visit to La Jolla ... and it is a very solid choice in every regard. Varied menu. Good, attentive service. Comfortable setting. Great location. The Grande Colonial is a beautiful, historic hotel and anchors one end of the 'the strip' of restaurants, shopping, and hotels that is downtown... More 

Thank NedMorgan
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear NedMorgan: I am so pleased that you had the chance to dine at NINE-TEN while a guest at the Grande Colonial and that you enjoyed the experience as much as you did. I know you have many choices of where to dine here in the Village and we appreciate very much you choosing to dine with us not just... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A casual and welcoming joint that takes its fine dining and wine pairings seriously. Friendly and beyond phenomenal.

Thank Chad K
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Chad: On behalf of Chef Jason Knibb and our entire team, thank you very much for the 5 Stars and such positive comments about our wine program. NINE-TEN boasts a well-balanced and extensive wine cellar. Our list is a carefully selected excursion of local and global vineyards recognized with an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. And for the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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414 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My friend who is from La Jolla, recommended 9-10. It feels elegant and secluded and food is very nice. I have a squash and pear salad with slices of cheese. Dry nicely dressed. My friend enjoys her Cobb. From the little I ate, I was impressed. Great for lunch andlikely dinner.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely comments about your recent lunch at NINE-TEN. Please do thank your friend from La Jolla who recommended that you try us while visiting La Jolla. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the salad, as it has been one of our best sellers over the past few weeks. I hope the next time you visit you... More 

Temecula, California
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217 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My fiancé brought me here for Valentine's Day last night and it was one of the best meals we have had! From the impeccable service to the carefully selected courses everything was perfect. The prix fix meal started with a glass of champagne and an oyster amuse bouche which were the perfect pairing. We had the mushroom soup and the... More 

Thank L S
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear LS: Needless to say, I couldn't be happier to read your review of your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. Valentine's Day is such a special day and we really appreciate you sharing the occasion with us. As you know from the food you experienced, Chef Knibb is one of the best chefs in the region, known for his ability to... More 

Toronto, Canada
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386 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Nice decor, great service with many of the condiments and dishes being made in the kitchen from scratch. Best ever soup of the day. Food and presentation was above average. As I tend to comment on cappuccino's ( being my favorite ) I have to admit mine was not hot. We'll be back. :)

Thank Wild_Radek
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you, Wild_Radek, for taking the time to write a review of your recent brunch at NINE-TEN. I'm so happy you enjoyed the food so much. So many of our menu items are house-made, to include our wonderful croissants and pastries, our smoked salmon, our granola and our wonderful pastrami. I also thank you for the comment about the cappuccino... More 

Tyler, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were seated immediately, only two other tables had diners. Took a long time just to order drinks! We were so close to walking out, glad we decided to stay. Short rib sandwich and the Salmon BLT were amazing!

Thank munchbugyc0c0
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Munchbugyc0c0: I am so glad to hear that you did not walk out after experiencing poor service upon arrival. It sounds as if we were able to turn things around for you with the amazing food and I will be sure to share your feedback with Chef Jason. I will also make sure to follow up internally to ensure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-964-5400
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?