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NINE-TEN, San Diego, CA
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NINE-TEN

$31 to $50
Californian
Led by award-winning, nationally-recognized chef Jason Knibb, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance and an ideal location along lively Prospect Street in the Village of La Jolla. Recognized with MICHELIN distinction, NINE-TEN’s globally-inspired, locally-sourced cuisine features the best of the harvest from local artisans where products are selected daily for the restaurant’s seasonal menus. Dine indoors or al fresco on our sidewalk patio or back terrace with peek views of the Pacific Ocean. Heaters and blankets are available during the colder weather. Private dining rooms are also available for groups of 8 or more. Breakfast is served Wednesday through Friday, 7 am to 11 am. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 7 am to 2 pm. Lunch is served Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm. And dinner service is available Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm to 9 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

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Why we love it

Executive chef: Jason Knibb

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

Nationally recognized chef Jason Knibb brings a sophisticated touch to local fish and produce at this restaurant inside the longstanding Grande Colonial Hotel. Whether you’re in the ocean-accented dining room or score a sought-after seat on the terrace to watch the seals and surf, you’re in for a quintessential San Diego experience.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Farm-to-table, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 964-5400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.
  • Private party facilities
    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of recently renovated private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.
  • Private party contact
    Leo Lopez: (858) 729-5381
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    La Jolla
  • Cross Street
    Girard
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mercy of the Chef Tasting Menu

    USD 120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A Chef driven tasting menu experience, highlighting the best that NINE-TEN has to offer. Start with an amuse bouche followed by 6 courses including selections from our menu with a nightly specials or Chef's creations tossed in. Add in wine pairings chosen by our Sommelier with each course to round out your meal. Please inform us of any allergies or dietary preferences so we can craft the perfect menu for you. A 20% service charge will be included for all Mercy of the Chef reservations.
    Mercy of the Chef Tasting Menu photo

What 2,813 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Californian

2,814 Reviews
  1. SueS

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Mercy of the chef menu was fantastic and service was spot on.

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  2. Kingdmmc

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine plus exceptional low key service. Been excited it to try it for many years (out of town visitors) and very glad we finally did!

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  3. EricW

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch on the terrace where you can make reservations.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was just ok. Not worth the hype. Our service was fantastic though.

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  5. Ginger

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu, great food and very good service! Our favorite restaurant in La Jolla.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner at Nine-Ten. Food, wine and service were amazing.

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  7. Evelyn

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Served nuts at the table even after I shared that my daughter had a severe nut allergy. Yen is a bit dated. Also, unfortunately, the toilet didn’t flush.

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  8. GHfoodie

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love this place- my favortie dinner is the Hamachi starter then the Caesar gem salad and the Cacio Pepe pasta. My husband thinks the burger is amazing. Last night our friend ordered the duck and loved it too. The bar makes fabulous cocktails - a perfect martini and they have great variety on the wine list.

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  9. LDSDining

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food tastings were good but were just that, a “taste” only! Asparagus salad had 3 spears - $42 Cod serving was barely 3oz. Table bread was small bite size buttons, and the full order would not equal two normal rolls. Bill included a 5-10% (previously undisclosed) service fee, and after an additional ~12% tip, the waiter, openly and loudly expressed his dissatisfaction. This after what was at best C- service. I won’t return!

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  10. disappointed

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The little gem Caesar and mushroom Caca de Pepe are our favorite dishes in all of San Diego. Great restaurant, one of our favorites.

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  11. SusanC

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. Really enjoyed it. Would definitely return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely fabulous. I had the lamb, and we all shared a really fantastic dessert. The service was excellent.

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  13. SusanM

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually enjoy the weekend brunch at nine-ten, so we invited out-of-town guests to join us. It was not a good experience. The service was bad to non-existent; we had to practically trip a server for a coffee refill. One of the egg dishes arrived cold. The lattes arrived lukewarm. We ordered a second round of cappuccinos and were told they were on the way; after 15 minutes we asked again and were told the ticket had been lost. We finally got them 10 minutes later. Not sure what the problem was, but I think we will take our guests elsewhere next time.

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  14. NancyH

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful from the time we arrived until the time we left. Kudos to Brandon.

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  15. BrendaS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite La Jolla restaurant for well over a decade - as good as ever. I do hope they start having the bar open later and return to service 7 days per week.

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  16. 7daysaweekdiner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Hamachi Sashimi ever. So good I had to get another order

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding, and the Chefs Choice 6 course dinner was fantastic.

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  18. Relgan

    San Diego

    99 reviews

    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s a huge difference between expensive meals and expensive meals that are memorable in a great way. Our dinner for two- one drink each and sharing desert-with tip was $250. Yet it’s all good because every part of the meal was excellent and or perfect. I will continue to dine here when want or need a great meal with perfect service

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  19. Luvinfoodvino

    San Diego

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    With all the very good restaurants to chose from in La Jolla, this one is not always the first in mind for many foodies, however my last three dining experiences here has changed that perception for me and it is now one of my favorites in town. For the first course we shared the gnocchi, cacio et Pepe, and the little gem cesaer salad. All three of us were wowed with the great flavor of each. Oh, and don’t forget the piping hot Parker roll to enjoy with drinks before the food arrives. Next course, two of us had the black cod and One had the jerk chicken. The cod was a different preparation than my guests were expecting and not truly as good as the first course choices. My chicken was excellent. It was a birthday celebration and we were treated to 2 excellent desserts, the warm lava chocolate cake( best we ever had) and the Meyer Lemon semi freddo was scary delicious. We will be back!!

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  20. ChristopherT

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd time at None-Ten for dinner and everything was amazing. We had the Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly which was mouth-watering. The Cacio E Pepe PEPE was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The Grilled Prime Ribeye was very delicious.

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  21. Mike

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Despite being a hotel restaurant (or as a part of a hotel), the food was terrific. The service was great and the quality of food from appetizers to the main course was amazing. I don't want to say I was surprised as I had heard 910 was a great destination for food, but I guess I should say I was reassured based on what we ordered and ate that this place is pretty amazing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, food, beverage, and environment consistently

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  23. TK99

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable evening — we were happy to discover that on Wednesdays, bottles of wine are 50% off!

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  24. fitfoodie

    Louisville

    116 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mushroom pasta was amazing! So was the seabass. The staff was helpful and friendly.

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  25. Foodie2

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived and sat at our table at 7:10 it took 30 minutes to get our bottle of wine and 55 minutes to get our main course. We did not order appetizers just the main course.

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  26. Erik

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite restaurant. We’ve been coming here for several years now and it just gets better and better. It never disappoints. There was a wedding party in the bar that accounted for the high noise level, but it was bearable and it made for a lively atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.

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  27. HIROSHIM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellency, but a little salty for us. We will ask to decrease salt next time.

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  28. Diego

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite possibly the best experience I’ve ever had. We partook in the Mercy of the Chef tasting to celebrate a friends birthday, and our server Chris was outstanding! If you ever have the opportunity to eat here, don’t think twice!!

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  29. TheresaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second meal and it did not disappoint. The beet and pear salad and pork belly were wonderful. We enjoyed the cauliflower steak, cod, chicken and gnocchi. Superb.

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  30. AlexN

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing restaurant!! The food was so good with great service. Everything we ordered was on par with some of the best dishes I’ve had. Everything was so fresh and seasonal and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an incredible meal.

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  31. Curtreview

    Salt Lake City

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was in LaJolla for several days and our meal at Nine-Ten was the best meal of the stay. Excellent food / excellent service. I wish I lived closer because I would dine here often. We dined on the outdoor veranda: great ambiance & lighting. It was lovely.

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  32. DonaldB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting and all the staff were amazing. From the time we walked in until we got seated and then until we left. Top Notch.

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  33. JessL

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to the La Jolla area in the winter and this is our favorite restaurant. We've already made a reservation to return in a couple of weeks.

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  34. Foodie

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. The ambience on the outdoor terrace was non-existent (no music, small succulent on a romantic holiday, no lights, not enough heaters for everyone dining). And I do detest being seated near serving stations. Food was good, nothing special, and significantly upcharged for the event. Would rather have come during a regular night for the chef’s tasting experience, which we thought we were reserving. In other high end restaurants that diverged from their standard offerings for holidays like this, I have received phone calls confirming that I am aware of the change, not merely an easily missed text message on OpenTable.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & Service are first class. Would recommend this restaurant very highly. Staff is amazing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! Food is continually high quality!

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  37. TimF

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had Sunday brunch/lunch on the patio, and it was very pleasant. The Reuben was toasted in butter and very good. Son had the burger, which was overcooked (requested medium) but otherwise a nice time.

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  38. DeliciousDelight

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There is nothing terribly wrong with my experience at this restaurant. Given that it was Michelin recognized, I did expect a lot more.  The food was good though not memorable. The Hamachi appetizer was tasty, but lacked a depth that could have made it outstanding. Felt like something I could’ve got at a decent sushi restaurant. This was my favorite dish of the evening. The waiter did tell me that it had been on the menu for years, and I can see why. The caccio e pepe was yummy and I enjoyed that they used a whole grain pasta noodle. That was interesting. I also had the cod and ceaser salad. I had the half baked chocolate cake for dessert. There was nothing remarkable about this cake. It tasted a bit like a Betty Crocker mix in a cup. If it has a richer chocolate flavor it would have done the job as a decent end to the meal.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional warm service, exquisite food and beverages, and beautiful serene space with a sliver view of the ocean from the terrace patio. We had a great time and will be back again and again.

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  40. 020924

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Apparently cost is getting more pricy on every visit and the portions are getting smaller, food is good, but it's not good value.

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FAQs

NINE-TEN offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 964-5400.

NINE-TEN is rated 4.7 stars by 2813 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

9:00 pm


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for NINE-TEN

910 Prospect St., San Diego, CA 92037

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Girard
  • Area
    La Jolla
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Wed–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Bar Mon, Tue 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Farm-to-table, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 964-5400
  • Catering
    All catering is provided by NINE-TEN chefs.
  • Private party facilities
    NINE-TEN offers a unique selection of recently renovated private dining rooms for your private event. Over 2,300 square feet of indoor space is available in three private rooms and an ocean-view terrace.
  • Private party contact
    Leo Lopez: (858) 729-5381
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