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“Great service, quality food”

NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #15 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Girard
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.
British Columbia
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great service, quality food”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

On a holiday from northern Canada, we found this place because it was close to out hotel.glad we did. The service is excellent, and we enjoyed both meals we have had, breakfast and dinner. Fresh, high quality ingredients are evident is what they serve. Not a huge variety in the dinner menu, as they serve what is seasonally fresh but it is excellent. Reasonably good view of the dint street to watch people go by, and you can sit outside for a sunny breakfast. Coffee was also excellent. Great place!

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear GotTheTravelBug_9 - we are delighted that you stumbled on to NINE-TEN during your recent trip to La Jolla. Thank you for the positive feedback about both breakfast and dinner. I will certainly pass along your comment about menu variety to our Chef. I'm also glad you enjoyed dining al fresco on our sidewalk patio. It's the ideal location to people watch while having a great meal. Knowing now that you have the "travel bug", I hope you'll be back from Canada soon and will come back and visit. (And perhaps you'll stay at our Grande Colonial hotel next time too.) Until then, thank you again. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Recommended for special occasions.”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We celebrated our daughter´s birthday in one of their private dinning rooms at Nine-Ten. The staff was very accommodating, personal and diligent. A great experience all in all, from the planning stages all the way to the dessert wine. The food was incredible: taste, flavor, presentation, quality. Excellent wine selection as well. Can´t wait to be back.

  • Visited June 2014
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you, Tishlf, for the very nice comments about your recent private dining event at NINE-TEN. We are so pleased that you chose to celebrate your daughter's birthday here with us. I'm so glad you were more than satisfied with the quality of our private dining rooms, our cuisine and our service staff. The next time you have a private event that you are hosting, we hope you will choose to do it with us. Thanks again. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely tops!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Was in La Jolla for business and looked for a nice restaurant to have dinner. Reviews were good so we decided to try it. It was so good we ate there 3 times in the next 4 days! Trying various dishes, and we're never disappointed. Interesting combinations with some of the dishes but each surprised with its harmony and taste. A must if you appreciate excellent food, good service and a pleasant atmosphere.

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Bellingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

The wait staff was great and the food was reasonably priced for LaJolla and delicious. Great date night on Vacation

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Todd - Thanks so much for choosing to dine with us at NINE-TEN for your recent "date night". (Being a father of three, I know firsthand how few-and-far-between date nights can be so we really appreciate your celebrating yours with us!) Thanks for the kind comments and feedback. I'll be sure to pass it along to our front- and back-of-house staff. Hope to see you back soon. Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely spot for Girls' weekend dinner”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We celebrated my friend's birthday for a girls' weekend, and had a wonderful time here. Food is thoughtfully prepared with interesting flavor combinations. The 3 course menu is a value for the quality of food and presentation. We skipped the wine pairings but enjoyed a few bottles of Sancerre. We shared plates for 1st course, and while my squid ink spaghettini (with uni & a touch of chili oil) was delicious, the jerk pork belly ordered by someone else was yummy. My second course was a beautiful halibut in a shrimp broth. Very light course and fish was cooked very well, but needed a touch of salt and fennel was not braised long enough; however, I still enjoyed the flavor. Third course was a GIANT peach cream puff...tasty but frankly too big for the sweet course. My bday gal-pal got a complimentary piece of luscious chocolate cake ..nice touch. Our waiter was knowledgable about each of the courses and very attentive. Valet parking very helpful in La Jolla!

  • Visited August 2014
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GrandeColonial, General Manager at NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Dear lets_bolt: It sounds as if you and your girlfriends had a wonderful girl's trip to San Diego. We very much appreciate you choosing to celebrate such a fun occasion by dining with us here at NINE-TEN. I will pass along all of your comments to our Chef, Pastry Chef and dining room Manager. On behalf of the entire staff, thank you again and hope you'll have an opportunity to dine with us again in the future. Best regards, Terrence Underwood, General Manager
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