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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” (18 reviews)
“lamb loin” (11 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
910 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4144
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Our table of 8 couples decided to get the Chef's Mercy dinner. It was 6 courses with an extra "free" appetizer. The food was all very tasty, and was super attractive, but I guess I just am not the biggest foodie because I just can't...More

Thank Cheryl A
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Dear Cheryl: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted that you and your guests had the opportunity to experience the "Mercy of the Chef" tasting menu. It is truly a wonderful way to experience so much more...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Nine Ten at 910 Prospect, just down the street from La Valencia. The indoor restaurant looks very high end; the patio where we ate is shaded and comfortable. Very professional staff, bilingual. I ordered their version of chilaquiles (photo) and was thoroughly...More

Thank Ivan B
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Dear Ivan. On behalf of Chef Jason Knibb and our entire team, thank you very much for taking the time to post comments about your recent dining experience at NINE-TEN. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the restaurant and the service you...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

My wife ordered the lamb, and more than the taste the presentation was very unique, it was served on a live edge slab of wood. I ordered the beef and that was very good too. Nine-Ten accepts Passport deals and so we got two Entree...More

Thank Abhinaba
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear Abhinaba: I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent dinner at NINE-TEN and that you had the opportunity to use your Passport dining card. I hope the next time you are in La Jolla, you will choose to dine with us again....More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

我最喜歡的mixed drinks... COLONIAL SWEET TEA. 伯爵灰色注入朗姆酒,龍舌蘭花蜜,有機檸檬水... 真的很好味 食物也很好吃! 我的最愛.. 牛短肋骨牛肉, 強烈推薦。 服務也很好

Thank DrDrDrTeresa
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

非常感谢您最近访问NINE-TEN餐厅的客气话。我们很高兴听到你喜欢甜茶和牛肉短肋条。希望你有机会再次与我们一起吃饭。真诚,Terrence Underwood总经理

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Went for lunch, the food was outstanding. Our party had the duck confit ravioli, cheese platter, salmon, burger, New York steak, and the half baked chocolate cake. The atmosphere was relaxing, dress was business casual, and prices were mid-range for the area. Rick was our...More

Thank ccrollins
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear Ccrollins: We are so pleased to hear how much you and your guests enjoyed your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. You picked some of my most favorite dishes, especially the half-baked chocolate cake for dessert. Thanks so much for sharing your comments with all the...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Nine-Ten was recommended, and we decided to go in the afternoon. We ordered the Charcuterie and a Short Rib Panini with Organic Greens. The Panini was lackluster, bland and pretty much, a none event. Conversely, the Charcuterie and Organic Greens were excellent. The first glass...More

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Dear o_Mad_one: I'm very sorry to hear that your recent dining experience with us did not meet your expectations. NINE-TEN has a reputation for being one of the finest restaurants in the region and I'm so sorry that we fell short during your visit. I...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

We recently visited Nine-Ten during its happy hour (3 to 6pm daily) and experienced the best homemade burger I have ever eaten in La Jolla....and at half price. The patty was thick and juicy, cooked perfectly and topped with blue cheese. The reason, as I...More

Thank Ralph A
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Ralph: Thank you very much for writing such positive comments about your recent experience at NINE-TEN. Our Happy Hour is indeed one of the best kept secrets in town. With the amazing drink specials and the 1/2 price bar food menu put out by...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Eric is a great bartender. Normally, I'm a chardonnay drinker, but Eric has gotten me to try new white wines, which have been surprisingly good. The food here is amazing. The eggs benedict for breakfast or the house-made corned beefed for the reuben sandwich are...More

Thank Jennski8574
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you, Jennski8574, for the feedback about your visit to the NINE-TEN Bar. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoy Eric and the service you have received, as well as the food. I will be sure to share your comments with him...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Located in the Colonial Hotel on Prospect St, La Jolla this tastefully refurbished bistro has a limited, but carefully chosen list of entrees and appetizers. Having a penchant for us choosing one vegetarian and one non item, my spouse had perfectly prepared(to your order) duck...More

Thank consolef
GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Dear consolef: I couldn’t be happier to read your review of your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. Chef Jason 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 glad to hear...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Nine-Ten is in the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla Cove, but don't let that fool you . . . This is no hotel restaurant. It's a top-end gourmet place, with a creative menu and superb wine list. And, the service is impeccable. Our favorites...More

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Dear FMPinSD: I couldn't be more pleased to read your feedback about your recent dinner at NINE-TEN. Sometimes hotel restaurants do get a bad rap but this one is truly one of the finest dining experiences in all of San Diego. And you chose the...More

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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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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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