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NINE-TEN Pan Roasted Local Halibut
Welcome to NINE-TEN

MICHELIN Guide 2023 Distinction

Led by nationally recognized chef Jason Knibb, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Recognized with MICHELIN Guide 2023 distinction, NINE-TEN serves globally-inspired, locally-sourced cuisine, bringing the concept of farm-to-table to life.

Guests will enjoy the unique seasonal style of "Evolving California Cuisine" with menus dictated by the local harvest. The menu is created daily to take advantage of fresh products discovered during daily excursions to local artisan providers including the acclaimed Chino Farms. 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.

A casually elegant, contemporary restaurant with al fresco dining on the sidewalk patio, where people watching becomes a pastime, or the terrace with peek ocean views. Inside the narrow, high-ceiling dining room, the warm ambiance is enhanced with a refreshing color scheme with infusions of emerald green and light wood. The restaurant's main focal point is the vibrant and locally-inspired ocean and fauna wall panorama created by acclaimed artist, Dana Montlack. The service is enthusiastic and spirited, while gracious and unassuming. The staff is exceptionally well trained and educated on the food and preparation methods, as well as wine selections and pairings.


A Little Taste.

  • NINE-TEN Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    The Food
    Cultivated and sourced from the best local purveyors and farms, our menu takes California cuisine to new levels.
  • Our Team at NINE-TEN Restaurant
    The Team
    Find out more about the culinary team that crafts our menus, inspired by the freshest local ingredients from in and around the region.
  • Location at NINE-TEN Restaurant
    The Location
    Nestled in the heart of charming downtown La Jolla, just steps from the beach, our restaurant makes it easy to indulge and explore.
  • Private Dining Room at NINE-TEN Restaurant
    Private Dining
    Host the perfect gathering, celebration, or private dinner in one of four inspired private dining venues. NINE-TEN is also available for complete buy-outs for your private events.
  • "Beautiful views on the back patio and the food was great!"
    - Open Table Diner
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in La Jolla. I've tried everything on the menu and it's all amazing! There's something on the menu for every palate. This is fine dining at it's finest. Located in the historic Grande Colonial hotel, atmosphere is inviting and luxurious. There is ocean view seating on the terrace and they have cozy patio out front on Prospect St. The patrons are friendly and the staff provide excellent customer service. Howie the Bartender is amazing! Busssers Anthony, Tanner, and Tyler are also great!"
    - Google Diner
  • "Decorum, elegance, and tantalization. These are the words I would use to describe the atmosphere and essence of Nine-Ten. The dining room embodied a certain, je ne sais quoi, and my time here was an event I shan't forget. My family and I attended their brunch on the eve of my mother's birth, and I can say with total certainty that my tastebuds were truly reborn. The salmon avocado toast was the perfect tease for magnificence that laid before me. The chocolate croissant was delivered to me with care by the staff, and the chocolate filling engulfed my mouth pleasantly. For my main dish, the Short Rib Toast absolutely burst through my expectations like the Kool-Aid man through drywall. The egg seductively oozed over my shredded meat and cast my toast in a yellowy veil. The final pièce de ré·sis·tance was the bottle of classic Cholula handed to me by the establishment's manager. I WILL be making another appearance in the future. Mark my words."
    - YELP Diner
Call To Reserve: 858-964-5400