910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA | Directions 9203732.847229 -117.275221
Monday To Sunday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Sunday From 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Village, Northern, Northern San Diego
Award-winning California-fusion cuisine with an ocean view and lively bar scene in La Jolla. – In Short
Taking coastal cuisine to new heights, this popular eatery teams naturally raised meats and fresh produce with flavorful sauces and marinades and an international wine list. A haven for local foodies and guests at the Grand Colonial Hotel, it's elegant without being stuffy and gets high marks for attentive service. Local favorites are the seared ahi, prime flat iron steak and Hudson Valley duck breast. The lunch crowd favors tasty panini sandwiches and yellowtail sashimi.
One of the best restaurants in town – This is an excellent restaurante. I've been there for both dinner and lunch. If you go, I highly recommend whatever soup of the day they are serving - they probably have the best soups in town. Their 3 course lunches are a steal for their quality and price.
Wonderful all the way around – In August I had both my rehersal dinner and my wedding brunch at Nine-Ten. We had an number of guests staying at the hotel as well. Every interaction was flawess. From start to finish the Valet staff was great. The dinner in our own private dinning room was initmate and beautiful. We loved the property of the Grande Colonial so much that we had our after parties (Fri and Sat) both at the Bar of Nine Ten. The staff was wonderful, helpful, and fun. I would recommend it to any bride who wants the whole package - world class accomidations and catering at your finger tips. All of our guests are still talking about it two months later.
Food and atmosphere are fine, but beware of lazy/unprofessional service and management – I asked a question about the salmon dish on the menu (wild or farm-raised) and the server hesitantly told me it must be wild. I asked him if he was sure (as wild is preferable to me) and he said yes. When my dish came I could see and taste clearly that it was not wild, so I told him it wasn't, to which he replied, "Yes, it is." I had him ask the kitchen, and upon his return he admitted it was not in fact wild. He did not offer to discount and he did not apologize; instead he was nonchalant and did not seem poised to be a fine dining server.
I walk by the restaurant often and see the same waiter serving everyday. I sent an email after my meal to info@ninetenfood[dot]com, the contact address on the website. In it, I wrote:
"I have worked at two fine dining establishments and currently with a catering company. I recommend you make sure that your staff knows what they are "reassuring" your guests about the food you are serving. In my case it wasn't such a great deal, but imagine if a vegetarian had asked about ingredients, and if the server had just responded with what the guest wanted to hear. Please make sure your staff knows the menu and at the very least, will accomodate guests by double-checking with the kitchen...afterall, that is their job."
No reply from management. Unprofessional, lazy, or both?
We love this restaurant. The food is always amazing, friendly service, great wine list. They also have a very nice lunch.
ehhhh........pick something else. – We stumbled across this restuarant on Opentable and thought we would give it a try. We were visiting from SF, and were looking forward to a nice romantic dinner together. We thought this might be a good choice. I was wrong. From the moment we walked through the door our experience went downhill. No one greeted us as we walked in. There was staff all around, most of them hanging out w/ other diners at the bar. And they were acting like college kids, laughing loudly, goofing off. We were taken aback by this. Online it sounded like a fine dining experience,this looked like some upscale college hangout. Five minutes went by before we were greeted and taken to our table. Our waiter was no better. He lacked professionalism and poise as a waiter. He was inconsistent, either constantly showing up to ask how our food was but never explaining anything. But when we needed his assistance for the bar, he was nowhere to be found. We eventually flagged down another waitress to attended to us immediately. The food was good, but to put up w/ the unprofessional service, it's not worth it. My boyfriend and I talked about this afterwards, if perhaps we've been spoiled w/ the professional waitstaff in SF and our standards are higher. But I think it was limited to this place alone. Among all the choices in that area and the price that you pay I would recommend something else.
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