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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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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“lamb loin” (11 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
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181 - 190 of 510 reviews

Reviewed 18 February 2015

Nine Ten has the best Happy Hour anywhere. The drinks are reasonable , the menu is exceptional, and the presentation like a five star restaurant.More

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

Dear MargritBickelmann: Thank you for taking the time to post such positive comments about our Happy Hour. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us. You couldn't be more right about your comment about "the best chef in town"....More

Reviewed 18 February 2015

Met some friends and had brunch/lunch on a Sunday. This is an excellent hotel restaurant. I had the grilled octopus plate which was a work of art. The octopus was perfectly cooked, tender and delicious accompanied by some salad, potato and other items. It tasted...More

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

Dear coeurdelion - I couldn't be happier to hear that you decided to give the La Jolla dining scene a second chance after having a not so pleasant experience at another restaurant. Thank you for choosing to do so over Sunday Brunch at NINE-TEN. I...More

Reviewed 18 February 2015

One of the very best restaurants in La Jolla. You can't go wrong eating here, but the prices are a bit on the steep side.More

Thank Papafish92037
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear Papafish92037: We really appreciate your five star review of NINE-TEN and for writing such positive comments about the restaurant. There are so many restaurant choices here in La Jolla and we are delighted to hear that you rank us as one of the best....More

Reviewed 18 February 2015

We chose this restaurant from the internet to meet up with friends living in the USA who my husband had not seen for over 40 years! It was a good choice. There was valet parking. The personal service was excellent by Dolly our waitress that...More

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

Dear Janet - I was very pleased to read your comments about your recent lunch at NINE-TEN. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am happy you and your friends from the States had such a nice time over lunch. Our...More

Reviewed 14 February 2015

My husband and I were staying in the hotel. For the evening meal, we went down to the diningroom for the wine-paired 3 course evening meal. The food was delicious; the wines (paired by a very knowledgeable Matthew) were exceptional, and the service terrific. Kudos...More

Thank Nancy H
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear Nancy - On behalf of our entire staff, thank you for taking the time to post comments about your dinner at NINE-TEN. We are so happy that you had such an enjoyable experience while staying with us here at the Grande Colonial. Thank you...More

Reviewed 11 February 2015

My husband and I have been staying in laJolla for 3 weeks and it's a good thing we didn't eat there before. I would have wanted to go every day. We were celebrating our anniversary and were only there for lunch but everything was top...More

Thank kirby3333
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Dear kirby3333: First of all, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Thanks so much for celebrating such a special occasion with us. I smiled when I read your review and am so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your lunch. I just wish you did discover us sooner,...More

Reviewed 10 February 2015

We walked by and my the spontanous decision to stop for a bit. Outside patio in February is a stunner already. The waitress was extremly friendly. We had to very good salads and two soft drinks - all in 15 minutes. The Nine-Ten is part...More

Thank coloradoclaus
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Dear Coloradoclaus: I am so happy that you stumbled upon us during your recent visit to La Jolla. Yes, sometimes hotel restaurants do indeed get a bad rap but NINE-TEN is one of the rare exceptions. Not only was our chef named San Diego's 2014...More

Reviewed 10 February 2015

One of the best dining experiences in recent years. Food, drink, service, all excellent. I and my friend chose the "Chef's Mystery" dinner, I think it was 5 courses with wine pairing. Our server was attentive throughout. There were a couple of bonus courses, and...More

Thank txoutdoor
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Dear Txoutdoor: On behalf of Chef and the rest of the staff here at NINE-TEN, I thank you very much for your very favorable comments about your recent dinner. I'm so glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our "Mercy of the Chef" dinner. For...More

Reviewed 9 February 2015

I had a strange sandwich here. Bacon, lettuce, tomato and smoked salmon. Weird combination and not very good. I had breakfast here and had to return my eggs benny. They were cold. It was returned to me obviously nuked. The salmon (lox) was cooked, the...More

Thank southgranville4444
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Dear Southgranville4444 - Allow me to start by thanking you for giving us not only one chance to wow you with a memorable dining experience, but coming back for a second. I am very, very sorry that your experiences, however, were far from memorable. Clearly...More

Reviewed 30 January 2015

Although higher in price the menu offers a wide range of choices. Our party of three each chose the 3-course meal, which allowed you to pick a starter, an entree, and a dessert. A couple of standouts were the lamb loin, which was very tender,...More

Thank alviemsw
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Dear alviemsw – Allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for providing us with such positive feedback about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy our 3-course Market Dinner Menu, which really does allow you...More

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L6024QQsue
I have been told by a friend that you offer 2 meals for the price of one on weekday evenings. Is here a special seating for your offer?
14 March 2017|
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Response from unhappytraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
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GigisTravels2014
What is the attire for early sunday dinner?
19 July 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
We were there for lunch last Saturday and I lost my zipper case with my drivers license in it while we were in LaJolla. I wonder if I might have lost it at or near Nine Ten? Lunch was wonderful and service was exceptional. If my license is found, I am Melyn Richman, DOB 10/07/1945.
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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