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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
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06:30 - 21:30
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Sun 07:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Sarasota, Florida
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Firstly, the food here is top rate - worth a 5 rating. The chef obviously knows what he or she is doing and the food quality is exceptional.We had duck and fish that were as fresh as we have tasted. It's a nice, intimate yet modern room with plenty of light and well spaced out tables. However, we will never... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a great stop off to watch from in downtown La jolla. People, fast cars it has it all. My wife was shopping, I needed a beer or wine pre Lunch. Where else to go when in SD. I enjoyed my time and good meal. Thoroughly recommended. My SD Friends first stayed here in 1990 when they moved from... More 

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

Dear Aholyman: Your review made me smile. I too can’t think of a better place to stop and have a drink and meal while my wife is out doing the holiday shopping. You picked the perfect place, especially if you sat al fresco on the front patio, where people watching is the pastime. It’s a great spot to watch the... More 

Torrance, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Always make sure to have a meal at NineTen. Great food, great service. For breakfast, we love the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Cannot find this anywhere else. Delicious!

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

Dear Laurie: Thanks for the 5-Star rating and for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent visit. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed Chef Jason's cuisine. His culinary style is to keep things simple, fresh and clean, while still being innovative and elegant. He always cooks within the season and uses what is available and... More 

Washington DC
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323 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Salmon Eggs Benedict and an honest-to-goodness baked, fluffy omelette. I couldn't remember the last time I got an omlette that wasn't eggs on the grill flipped over filling. What a find. Lovely fairly small hotel restaurant with great service and nice ambiance. And sunrise yet again - a reasonable price in LaJolla near the water.

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

Dear FormerChicagoGal: It's a pleasure to read your comments about your recent breakfast at NINE-TEN. Thank you very much for taking the time to post feedback. I will be sure to share your notes with Chef Jason Knibb and his team. Meanwhile, we do hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again in the future...perhaps for dinner. It's... More 

Walnut Creek, California, United States
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298 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Tucked away in a classic hotel is this amazing restaurant. We eat lightly, but loved two specials they offered - a scallop crudo and a grouper special. Best grouper ever and we so rarely see it on the menu in CA. The wine list matches the food and the waiters are great at recommending pairings. Our friends also loved the... More 

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

Dear Denise: On behalf of Chef Jason Knibb and our entire team here at NINE-TEN, thank you very much for the wonderful feedback you provided about your recent dinner. Chef Knibb is one of the best chefs in the region, known for his ability to pair unique items that compliment one anther beautifully. I'm so glad to hear that you... More 

San Diego, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Had a very nice dinner on the night of the World Series final. Needless to say the bar was hopping with cheers every few minutes. We had at our table entrees of short ribs, NY steak and lamb loin. All were top notch. It so happened that it was half price wine that evening and we shared a superb bottle... More 

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

Dear jeanpaul70: Thank you for taking the time to post feedback about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed the food. I will be sure to share your comments with our Chef, Jason Knibb. You chose the perfect night to visit, with all of our wines 1/2 price on Wednesdays. Glad you were able... More 

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582 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel and so had breakfast here every morning. The granola with fruit, porridge with bananas and berries and pancakes were popular choices and quite tasty. It' always refreshing to start the day with fresh, flavoursome fruit. Front of house service was fast but the food took ages to come from the kitchen even though the... More 

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

Dear Seabird21: On behalf of our entire team, thank you very much for choosing to dine at NINE-TEN during your recent visit to La Jolla. We know you have many choices of where to dine here in the Village and we are so glad you opted to give the hotel restaurant a try. As you know, it's certainly not your... More 

Bradenton, Florida
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662 reviews
490 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The food in this restaurant was delicious and worth the price. The servers were friendly and provided excellent service

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

Dear Jhonesnaps60: Thank you very much for taking the time to share some feedback about your recent visit to NINE-TEN. We are so happy to hear that you found the food to be so wonderful and such a good value. We also appreciate you pointing out the service you received from our staff. We hope to have you back again... More 

San Diego, California
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This review will be a little short-changed, as we only went to that much-maligned meal: Brunch. Still, the quality and care of the restaurant can be seen through. The service was very good, the food fantastic. Servings were american-style (pretty big). Highly recommended.

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

Dear FT: On behalf of Chef Jason Knibb and our entire staff, thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your recent visit for Sunday Brunch. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service. I too hope you will have the opportunity to visit us for dinner soon. It's... More 

San Diego, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have been going to the Nine-Ten restaurant for many years for lunch and dinner. My wife and I have never been disappointed. The experience reminds me of Paris, Ile Saint Louis in terms of food: elegant and delicious. And we have been to almost all the fine dining restaurants on Prospect in La Jolla. Nine-Ten does not have a... More 

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

Dear DudefromCalifornia: Thank you very much for the many years of support of NINE-TEN and Chef Jason Knibb's cuisine. We are grateful for your recognition and appreciate the comparison to some of the finer restaurants in Paris and even to those here in La Jolla. I am not sure if you know, but we do have the outdoor back terrace... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:30
Monday
06:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:30
Thursday
06:30 - 21:30
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?