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Morgan's in the Desert

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49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
760-564-7600
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Morgan’s in the desert, by James Beard Award winning Chef Jimmy Schmidt...
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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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Morgan's at La Quinta

As it is not peak season in the desert, we were able to make last minute reservations for four. Our waiters provided excellent, friendly and knowledgeable advice. The food was truly excellent, from the delicious homemade appetizer rolls to the perfect creme brûlée served for dessert. There was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Redondo Beach, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As it is not peak season in the desert, we were able to make last minute reservations for four. Our waiters provided excellent, friendly and knowledgeable advice. The food was truly excellent, from the delicious homemade appetizer rolls to the perfect creme brûlée served for dessert. There was a "verbal" children's menu for our 9 year old, who was treated... More 

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Encino
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Morgan's restaurant is located in the La Quinta Resort and is a very high end specialty restaurant. I would call it more a "special occasion" restaurant as it is not inexpensive. There are so many great restaurant in the valley, but my wife and I found this one to be somewhat unique. The ambiance was splendid and the service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The food we ordered was delicious especially the crusted steak. The desserts were fabulous and the service was great. I would defiantly go back.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Nice location, good food, enthusiastic service. One glaring deficiency is a restaurant of this "caliber" should require some level of decorum from guests. In particular, Saturday night dinner should not allow families to stroll in from the pool in dirty tshirts and swimwear. Part of a restaurant experience is the ambience, and this was unfortunately lacking. Otherwise could have given... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Morgan's has a sophistocated California feel. The dining room is lovely, the service professional and the food wonderful! The menu is farm fresh and varies with the seasons to present the freshist of ingredients. The steaks and seafood are excellent. The bread basket has a variety to choose from and very fresh. Be sure to splurge on the popcorn icecream...fabulous!... More 

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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A very lovely restaurant for a special occasion. Great service, great food, but be prepared to open your wallet!

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La Quinta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I usually like to write good reviews of restaurants that I've been to where I had a good dining experience and give a bad experience another try. This restaurant will not get me to go back. Our dear friends from out of town were visiting and it was their anniversary so we thought we would take them to some place... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very nice meal here with a few caveats....nice ambiance and wine list. Dining room had a musty smell to it. Biggest complaint from my group was that if you are going to pay $45 for a steak that it should be of some size. 3 out of 4 of us ordered steak and were all disappointed as they were thin... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Utterly delicious food served by utterly charming people. Romantics will be bowled over. One of the best meals I have enjoyed in years. A MUST!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I spent our anniversary in La Quinta and went her for dinner. I have stayed at the hotel before but did not dine at Morgan’s that trip. What a great experience. Expecting nicer weather we asked for a table on the patio which would have been wonderful had the desert winds not been blowing cold air that... More 

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Additional Information about Morgan's in the Desert

Address: 49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
Phone Number: 760-564-7600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: 760-564-7600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?