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Awards & Accolades


Recent Awards

2017:

  • 2017 “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”
  • 2017  Trip.com “Highly Recommended” Award
  • 2017 Zagat Survey® Recognition:
    • NINE-TEN Food: Score of 4.5 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Décor: Score of 4.3 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Service: Score of 4.5 (very good to excellent)
  • 2017 Ranch & Coast Magazine Best of San Diego Awards:
    • “Best Chef: Jason Knibb”
    • “Favorite Restaurant: NINE-TEN”
    • “Best Service: NINE-TEN”
    • “Best Sommelier: Chris Russo”
  • 2017 San Diego Magazine Reader’s & Critic’s Pick Best Restaurant Awards:
    • “Best Hotel Restaurant” Critic’s Pick Winner & Reader’s Choice Runner Up
  • 2017 La Jolla Village News Reader’s Choice Best Restaurant Awards:
    • “Best Chef in La Jolla: Jason Knibb” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Dinner in La Jolla” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Wine List in La Jolla” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Overall Restaurant in La Jolla” – 2nd Place Silver Award
    • “Best Service in La Jolla” – 2nd Place Silver Award

2016:

  • 2016 “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”
  • 2016 Zagat Survey® Recognition:
    • NINE-TEN Food: Score of 25 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Décor: Score of 23 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Service: Score of 25 (very good to excellent)
  • 2016 San Diego Magazine Reader’s & Critic’s Pick Best Restaurant Awards:
    • “Best Hotel Restaurant” Reader’s Choice Runner Up
    • “Hall of Fame Dish / Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly” Critic’s Pick Winner
    • “Best Desserts” Critic’s Pick Winner
  • 2016 Gold Medallion Award: Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining – California Restaurant Association, SD Chapter
  • 2016 La Jolla Village News Reader’s Choice Best Restaurant Awards
    • “Best Chef in La Jolla: Jason Knibb” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Dinner in La Jolla” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Service in La Jolla” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Wine List in La Jolla” – 1st Place Gold Award
    • “Best Overall Restaurant in La Jolla” – 2nd Place Silver Award
  • 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award (consistently ranked in top 10 of all La Jolla restaurants)
  • 2016 “Fodor’s Choice ‘Best of the Best’ Award” – Fodor’s Travel
  • 2016 “Diners’ Choice Award” – Open Table

 

2015:

  • 2015 Zagat Survey® Recognition:
    • NINE-TEN Food: Score of 25 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Décor: Score of 23 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Service: Score of 25 (very good to excellent)
  • 2015 Zagat Survey® “Best Restaurants in La Jolla”; “Best Eclectic Restaurants”; “Best Hotel Dining”; “Best for Family Brunch”; “Best for Power Breakfast”
  • 2015 Gold Medallion Award: Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining – California Restaurant Association, SD Chapter
  • 2015 “Best Hotel Restaurant” Critic’s Choice Award – San Diego Magazine
  • 2015 REAL Certified by the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) – REAL: Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership, a holistic nutrition and sustainability certification program and an emerging national standard for nutrition and sustainability best practices in the foodservice industry.
  • 2015 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award (consistently ranked in top 10 of all La Jolla restaurants)
  • 2015 “Fodor’s Choice ‘Best of the Best’ Award” – Fodor’s Travel
  • 2015 “Diners’ Choice Award” – Open Table
  • 2015 Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
Award Feature

2014:

 

  • 2014 “San Diego Chef of the Year” – California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter. Congratulations to our Chef Jason Knibb for being named San Diego’s 2014 “Chef of the Year” by the California Restaurant Association. The award was presented by San Diego’s Mayor, Kevin Faulconer. Considered San Diego’s most prestigious restaurant honors, the 2014 “Gold Medallion Awards” gala attracted over 1,200 industry guests, including our city’s most celebrated restaurateurs, chefs, purveyors, San Diego’s Mayor, city dignitaries, media and foodies. Congratulations, Chef.
  • REAL Certified by the United States Healthful Food Council (USHFC) – REAL: Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership, a holistic nutrition and sustainability certification program and an emerging national standard for nutrition and sustainability best practices in the foodservice industry.
  • Enjoy this wonderful pocast interview of our General Manager, Terry Underwood, and Pastry Chef, Rachel King, on the local Internet Radio Talk Show, THE VOICE OF LA JOLLA. It provides a very nice overview of our extensive history and core values.
  • 2014 Zagat Survey® Recognition:
    • NINE-TEN Food: Score of 26 (extraordinary to perfection)
    • NINE-TEN Décor: Score of 22 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Service: Score of 24 (very good to excellent)
  • 2014 Gold Medallion Award: Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining – California Restaurant Association, SD Chapter
  • 2014 “Diners’ Choice Award” – Open Table
  • 2014 “Best Hotel Restaurant” – CityBeat
  • 2014 Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
  • 2014 San Diego Restaurant of the Year – www.GoodEatsSanDiego.com
  • 2014 “Chef Jason Knibb: Best Chef in San Diego” Critic’s Choice Award – San Diego Magazine

 

2013:

 

  • 2013 Zagat Survey® Recognition:
    • NINE-TEN Food: Score of 26 (extraordinary to perfection)
    • NINE-TEN Décor: Score of 22 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Service: Score of 24 (very good to excellent)
  • 2013 Best Chefs America Inductee (Jason Knibb) – Chefs are nominated annually by fellow chefs, other culinary professionals, and food enthusiasts
  • 2013 Gold Medallion Award: Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining – California Restaurant Association, SD Chapter
  • 2013 “Best Hotel Restaurant” – CityBeat
  • 2013 Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
  • 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award

 

2012:

 

  • 2012 Zagat Survey® Recognition:
    • NINE-TEN Food: Score of 27 (extraordinary to perfection)
    • NINE-TEN Décor: Score of 22 (very good to excellent)
    • NINE-TEN Service: Score of 24 (very good to excellent)
  • 2012 Gayot Best Restaurants:
    • Top 10 San Diego Food Rating
    • Top 10 San Diego American Restaurants
    • Top 10 Molecular Restaurants in the United States
  • Gold Medallion Award: Best Hotel Restaurant/Fine Dining – California Restaurant Association, SD Chapter
  • 2012 Zagat “Top 10 Restaurants in San Diego”
  • 2012 Open Table Diner’s Choice Award
  • 2012 “Best Restaurants in San Diego” Reader’s AND Critic’s Choice – San Diego Magazine Best Hotel Restaurant
  • 2012 “Silver Fork Award” – San Diego Home/Garden & Lifestyles Magazine
  • 2012 Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence”
  • 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award