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Morgan's in the Desert

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49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
+1 760-564-7600
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salmon overcooked. Waiter obsequois, Atmosphere pretentious. Horribly overpriced. Not an enjoyable experience

Thank Physicist_12
Denver, Colorado, USA
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has great food and wonderful service. The wait staff is engaging and knowledgeable. We had seafood that was well prepared. Eating outdoors should have been chilly, but they had strategically placed heaters that made it fun for a change.

Thank Girlgolfer6
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations made a la quinta resort for thanksgiving. At the same time res made at Morgan's. 3 days before arrival menus requested. Fixed menu featuring nice entries to include turkey. Res made for 6:30p for two as our thanksgiving dinner. Both my wife and I were excited and looking froward to the hotel stay and dinner. Arrived at restaurant at... More 

Thank Al K
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a very large group of 13 people , we were put into a very large private room. Almost a little too big for our group. We had a wonderful evening. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Would like to try on our own without a big group. The menu was interesting. A very... More 

Thank Greekgoneloca
Irvine, California
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are new residence in the La Quinta area and are trying out different restaurants. This was an anniversary dinner and I informed the restaurant prior to arrival. The restaurant is set in the historic resort complex of La Quinta. It was attractively lit for the holidays and we did walk around the shop prior to our 6 PM reservation.... More 

Thank IrvineTraveler71
Calgary, Canada
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of six thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. Service was prompt and attentive, and our server was very likeable also. Food met expectations and I'd recommend it for fine dining. It's lively - great ambiance.

Thank jabulani26
Glendora, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morgans In The Desert, La Quinta offers a simple menu that is sort of "farm to table". Though I wouldn’t think of pairing some of the ingredients, the chef is great and makes everything work together and taste amazing! The wife and I split a Roasted Baby Beet Salad to start. I had Pan Seared Scallops and she had Roasted... More 

Thank brproactive
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the service was terrible. How do you take 7 dinner orders bring out only 6 and not realize there is a problem. The answer was oh it's in the kitchen. When the meal was not delivered when every one was half way finished we asked again. Finally delivered. After dinner drinks was the same way.... More 

Thank Blackjack727
San Diego, California
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173 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in La Quinta Resort, this restaurant is in a class of its own. Very fine dining with terrific service and an interesting modernist cuisine menu. The chef and sous chef keep things rolling with spectacular service. We had a chance to meet the Sous Chef on duty to thank him for the wonderful experience. Each week is dedicated to... More 

Thank Wayne G
Atlanta, GA
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, the food was great. But there are so many amazing restaurants in Palm Springs that Morgan's just didn't stack up among the best. If you are at the resort and want to stroll to a lovely meal on the terrace with great service - you won't be disappointed, but if you have time for a short... More 

Thank CatheAtlanta_GA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-7600
Morgan’s in the desert, by James Beard Award winning Chef Jimmy Schmidt, welcomes guests for dinner with Contemporary American Cuisine, boutique new world wines, crafted vintage cocktails, and live entertainment. Join us at the piano bar, in the hacienda dining room or on the fire-lit courtyard. Join us for a relaxed yet refined dining or cocktail experience.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?