Escape to Nine-Ten located inside The Grande Colonial Hotel for an unforgettable gastronomic experience! This is a restaurant where people come for great food and wine, whether wearing a coat and tie or jeans and a button-down shirt. Executive Chef Jason Knibb passionately redefines California cuisine with eloquent presentations and spice-laden touches from his Jamaican background. By gathering veggies and herbs from a garden just outside the back door of the kitchen, Knibb honors his commitment to create innovative cuisine using only the freshest, local ingredients. Those wanting a true epicurean experience should try out the “Mercy of the Chef” dinner special where they can enjoy a special prix fixe menu created for the entire table at the whim and inspiration of the Chef. Most recently, Chef Knibb was named San Diego’s 2014 “Chef of the Year” by the California Restaurant Association. The award, presented by San Diego’s Mayor, Kevin Faulconer is considered San Diego’s most prestigious restaurant honors.