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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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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“lamb loin” (11 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We heard great things about the chef, so we went with the "mercy of the chef" tasting menu to get the full experience. Everything about it was fantastic--incredible food, awesome wine pairings, and fabulous service! We asked for a table outside at the last minute...More

Thank stephenr12639
Reviewed 4 days ago

I live in La Jolla and somehow have missed this gem. Started with a Lobster Salad that was amazing. The wine options were incredible and the Pinot that was recommended could not have been more perfect. It was my birthday and I have to say,...More

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of three restaurants we had planned to have dinner at in La Jolla. Our pre-trip "research" was very positive in terms of location, layout, reputation and menu so we made a reservation that we were both looking forward to. The ambiance and...More

Thank Randall-Anne
GrandeColonial, Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Randall-Anne: I am so very sorry to read your comments about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. This is certainly not the impression with which we want any of our guests to leave. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you directly in an...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Selected this based on reviews and online suggestions. Our time started out a bit rocky with the hostesses ignoring us and then telling us the chef wasn't ready so wait in the hotel lobby. They acted slightly annoyed when we checked back 10 minutes after...More

Thank jgraz6829
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear jgraz6829: Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. While I am very sorry about the less than warm welcome you received from our hostess, I am delighted that things turned around once you were...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch and was surprised at the food, service and view. I opted for the special of the day, a lamb ravioli dish with braised vegetables. Very tasty but suprisingly not heavy. Good food with a beautiful viewMore

Thank Susan M
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Susan, for sharing such positive comments about your recent lunch at NINE-TEN. We are delighted to hear how pleasantly surprised you were. I hope you will have the chance to dine with us again, perhaps for dinner. It is truly an experience not...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Five picky people who are often disappointed at even the finest restaurants had not one complaint last night at Nine-Ten. The food was outstanding and the evening delightful. We had wanted to sit outside on the terrace but ended up inside due to the weather....More

Thank CrazyhazyPlano
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Dear CrazyhazyPlano: Not sure what more I can say than "thank you"! Your review of your recent dinner was so lovely to read and I cannot wait to share it with our entire front- and back-of-the-house team. It sounds as if you are a foodie...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were offered a table on the patio/porch area in the back. It was a nice evening so the wesather was greate to dine al fresco. However, the lighting is really poor and we could hardly read our menus. We asked for a couple of...More

Thank n2r49rs
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear n2r49rs: I am so pleased to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. Sitting on the back terrace is one of my favorite things to do on a nice warm evening. I appreciate all of the positive comments...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Stopped for a quick bite after walking around town. It was such a pleasant surprise. The service and food were outstanding. Great wine. I loved the decor, ambiance and cleanliness of the restaurant. The hotel lobby area is very nice as well. The bathrooms are...More

Thank NinaW2000
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear NinaW2000: We couldn't be more pleased to hear how you stumbled upon NINE-TEN while exploring the Village and that you made the time to join us for lunch. We just completed last month a major renovation of the bar and dining room and I'm...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stopped in for a happy hour drink at the bar and decided to eat a light dinner. We shared a salad and two of the starters... both were fabulous. The bartender was very engaging and professional, making solid recommendations. The atmosphere was fun but...More

Thank DM N
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear DM N: So happy to hear how you stumbled on NINE-TEN. And you did it at the perfect time...Happy Hour! With the amazing drink specials and the 1/2 price bar food menu put out by our acclaimed chef, Jason Knibb, our happy hour is...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a most go to place for brunch. We started with Bloody Mary's and then enjoyed Shrimp and grits that included local roasted cherry tomatoes, pancetta and an egg on top - because it was brunch! We paired this with a great California chardonnay...More

Thank liketotravel010
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Dear liketotravel010: We are so thrilled to read your review about your Sunday Brunch experience. And then the fact that you came back for a second visit to try dinner. So glad you had the opportunity to experience both, as they are both so different....More

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Response from unhappytraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
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19 July 2015|
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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7 April 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
  • Value
Average prices
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, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 9:30 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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