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NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

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910 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037+1 858-964-5400WebsiteMenu
Open now07:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:30 AM - 2:00 PM5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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There may be no better way to end a day of watching the seals and surf than tucking into a plate of Jamaican jerk pork belly at Nine-Ten. Located in th...
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Comfortable restaurant
About
Led by award-winning Chef Jason Knibb, and Pastry Chef Jose Alonzo III, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Our Evolving California Cuisine – emphasizing a farm-to-table philosophy – features the best of the harvest from local artisan farmers where produce is selected daily for our seasonal menus. The restaurant interior is casually elegant with sidewalk tables on Prospect Street where people-watching becomes a pastime. Al fresco dining is offered on an outdoor terrace with peek ocean views. Inside, the warm ambiance is enhanced with rich accents throughout the narrow, high-ceiling dining room. The service is enthusiastic and spirited, while gracious
PRICE RANGE
US$40 - US$160
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! We really enjoyed everything, from the Caesar salad to the Jerk Chicken and Ribeye entrees. The donuts were a ridiculously satisfying end to our meal. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jennifermN63GI: On behalf of our entire team, thanks for sharing feedback about your recent visit to NINE-TEN. Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the experience. I will certainly share your wonderful comments about the food with Chef Jason, and Pastry Chef, Jose, who...More

Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

If you can eat one place in La Jolla, choose Nine-Ten. OMG! The most amazing meal from beginning to end. We had the pork belly appetizer, it literally melts your mouth. Then we had the Cacio E Pepe. The flavors were spectacular. I could eat...20 of those! Finally we had the Seared Tuna which was cooked perfectly. I think I'm going to have dreams about this meal for years to come.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2021

A review to make us grin from ear-to-ear! Thank you so much, Kimberly! We are thrilled to read your comments about your recent dinner. What more can we san than "thank you"? I will be sure to share your comments with Chef Jason and his...More

Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

While we only ate breakfast here, it was outstanding in every way, including Presentation and taste. Many times when I order eggs in a res, they come out lukewarm. These were hot, fluffy and tasty. Service impeccable. My husband had the salmon bagel and raved...about it. Sorry we didn't do dinner here, tooMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2021

Dear mauimama0110: Delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to experience breakfast at NINE-TEN. having been closed for the past year, we were thrilled to reinstate our breakfast meal period just this month. I will be sure to share your very kind comments with...More

Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

From exquisite oysters to delicate donuts, this restaurant has blown us through the roof. For starters, not only was the food delicious, but the service was on point. For the oysters, I thought the unique touch of olive oil the chef put added that pop...of flavor every oyster needs. We also ordered the Jamaican Pork Belly. The black eyed beans were a delicious pairing with the so tender pork. Next, a delicate Hamachi which was literally like butter. After the Hamachi, we have the tomato burrata. The tomatoes with the mozzarella cheese created just the freshest flavor. Next, we move onto my personal favorite meal, the artichoke ravioli in lamb ragú. Between the cream of artichoke filling and probably the best sauce you’ve ever tasted, the chef truly created a memorable and unforgettable dish. Finally, the brioche donuts. The raspberry and cheesecake filling— ahh— so good! To sum it up, this was an amazing meal and definitely worth it. I would recommend this any time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2021

Dear FarAway55954883894: 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. We take great pride in providing first-class service that is gracious and unassuming and I'm happy...More

Reviewed 23 January 2021

Nine -Ten is in every way a delight. The food is excellent and refreshingly imaginative. the food is unforgettable ! The service was superb. Everyone was gracious even though we had arrived without a reservation on a holiday weekend. Our waitress was impeccably attentive, but...not overbearing. Overall it was a truly delightful evening and I recommend it highlyMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2021

Dear McKenzieScott1: On behalf of our entire team, thank you for posting such amazing comments about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. We appreciate very much your support during these unprecedented times. As you reference, Chef Knibb is known for his ability to pair unique items...More

Reviewed 2 November 2020

The food and service were over the top. The freshness of ingredients along with a truly amazing chef made this a very memorable meal - one which we will be repeating soon!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2020

Dear Chrisu646: On behalf of Chef Jason Knibb and our entire team, thank you for posting such amazing comments about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. We appreciate very much your support during these unprecedented times, and even more so your recognition of our efforts to...More

Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Insane how good the food is here! I can’t say enough about how much I love this place. Our server’s name was Katie and she was absolutely wonderful! The starters were our favorite part ... the salad with peaches and short ribs. Wow! Also the...cake was incredible. I am all about presentation ... I feel like that is how I taste things first... the presentation here is A+++! Nine-Ten is an all around win for me!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2020

Dear Tjeatsworld: On behalf of Chef Jason Knibb and our entire team, thank you for posting such amazing comments about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. We appreciate very much your support during these unprecedented times, and even more so your recognition of our efforts to...More

Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

My partner ordered the Grilled Prime 14 oz. Ribeye Steak. He said it was awesome and thought if they served a side of baked potato, it may even take away from the dish... It was so good... I had a few bites with my pasta...and it was a very tender steak and the best Ribeye. I usually order tender meats like filet and I found it was just as tender. I ordered two Starters. The Halibut Ceviche (which is kinda like sushi). The Halibut is raw and this starter is served with tortillas sprinkled with a tangy and spicy seasoning. You can definitely taste the lime on this dish. The other starter I ordered was Cacio E Pepe (which is green colored spaghetti and parmesan cheese). We ordered this way because we thought 14 oz. is enough for two. I also ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio. My partner ordered two Cook's Light.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

Dear cosmogurl069: We appreciate you taking the time to share feedback about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. You chose some of my favorite dishes. Thank you for the lovely comments. I will be sure to share them with Chef Jason Knibb and the rest of...More

Reviewed 15 July 2020

It will not disappoint, the ceasar salad was amazing along with everything else that we ordered. We sat outside in the shade and it was perfect. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2020

Dear lanicopip: Thank you very much for taking the time to post feedback about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. It's certainly an interesting time for restaurants and we appreciate your support, loyalty, and endorsement. We hope you will have the opportunity to dine with us...More

Reviewed 19 March 2020

Did a lot of research to find the place we wanted to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary dinner at, and happy we made a great choice. Received a card signed by all the staff, complimentary dessert and the server referenced our special day often. The...food was expertly prepared - grilled octopus, lamb and salmon were all wonderful. The wine list is extensive and provides both local and international options. The room has lovely ambiance and there is a nice vibe to the place, though on the weeknight we were there it was a bit of an older crowd. It's pricey and a bit fancy, but would recommend this place for a special occasion for sure.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2020

Dear BC-Westcoaster: A big Happy Anniversary to you. Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate such an incredible milestone right here with us. And thank you for taking the time to write such positive feedback about your visit and sharing this with others on...More

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NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5