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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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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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407 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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204 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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376 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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. :)

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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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We hosted our annual Christmas party at the Grande Colonial and this restaurant prepared all the food for the event. The appetizers, entrees and desserts were superb! We had brunch the next morning at the restaurant and again the food was delicious!

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

Dear Leah: Thank you very much for bringing your company's Christmas party to our hotel. I am so pleased to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed the event and the food. I will be sure to share your comments with Chef Jason Knibb. We are so lucky to have him at the helm of NINE-TEN, which caters all... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Laurie Y
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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