La Jolla is known for it’s luxurious beach lifestyle, so a meal at Nine Ten Restaurant fits in perfectly.
It’s an easy drive south to San Diego for a getaway vacation, since I live in Orange County. A highlight of my recent trip was an amazing dinner at Nine-Ten.
Nine Ten Restaurant – La Jolla
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Grande Colonial Hotel.
There is a full bar, and you can choose from indoor or outdoor seating for the restaurant. The decor and artwork are beautiful, which is just what I expect for a fine dining experience.
Normally, I wouldn’t even mention the bread and butter served before the meal, but in this case I will. The butter was unique, light and creamy.
Our server says he is asked about it often, since it is so good.
The chef has prepared a menu that is creative, pretty and delicious. He combines typical California fresh ingredients along with some that aren’t as common.
The chef makes good use of a variety of meats, poultry and fish. They also had good vegetarian options for me and were able to adjust a few items to accommodate my food allergies.
I was very satisfied, as was my meat eating dining companion.
After the entrees, they offer a cheese course and dessert. The cheese portions were just right and each was paired perfectly with its accompaniments.
The Half-Baked Chocolate cake is a specialty of the house that is served regularly. They also have seasonal desserts and a variety of coffees.
The food, service and overall experience were excellent!
Nine-Ten is participating in San Diego Restaurant Week. For 8 days, over 180 local restaurants will be serving up specially priced meals to highlight their menus.
Add San Diego Restaurant Week to your schedule this September 24th through October 1st. This is a great way to try out a variety of San Diego restaurants, including Nine-Ten! How many restaurants will you visit?
Nine Ten Restaurant and Bar
Grande Colonial Hotel
910 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037