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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Casual Elegant

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Lovely Evening

If you desire local classy white table dining at a resort then Morgan's is it, look no further. Housed inside LaQuinta Inn resort a historical gem. Beautiful dining room, excellent service, very good menu our steaks and shrimp dinners we're absolutely delicious. Expensive with wine and desert but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Sharoninpositano
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you desire local classy white table dining at a resort then Morgan's is it, look no further. Housed inside LaQuinta Inn resort a historical gem. Beautiful dining room, excellent service, very good menu our steaks and shrimp dinners we're absolutely delicious. Expensive with wine and desert but we enjoyed the evening and will return.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Dining outside on the spacious patio set the tone for our amazing dinner. Chris Jack , the manager, went out of his way to ensure we had an outside table when no tables were immediately available. He actually had a dining table and chairs relocated from another space in order to accomodate our outside dining request! And his efforts made... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

MY mom and I LOVED the Colorado lamb..so mild and tender. Morgan's has attentive but unobtrusive wait staff and a wonderful large dining room that has beamed ceilings and a huge fireplace. It has a rustic but upscale feel to it. We really enjoyed our evening!

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Indio, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had dinner at Morgan's at the La Quinta Resort and it was a great night. I was there with 2 others. We each orders something different and it was all good. Good wine menu, and right through the dessert, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Had a walk around the resort and it is a great place to stay and... More 

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Oak Hill, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I had "date night" while we were on vacation with the kids. We were staying at the La Quinta Resort and Morgan's was recommended by Alyssa, one of the concierge's at the resort, and we were very pleased. We were fortunate to have Steve as our waiter and Eric as our waiter's assistant. They work very well... More 

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Rockville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been to the Palm desert area many times over the past 14 years. This was our first trip to Morgans. It is fantastic. A very nice restaurant. Food and service are top notch. Great for a special occasion or a really nice time out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you're staying at La Quinta, rather than getting in your car and driving to one of the many fine dining restaurants in the area, consider staying on-site, and walking to Morgans in the Desert. The menu is sophisticated, and focused, and the food, service, and ambiance are excellent. It's so good, that if I was staying at another property,... More 

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United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

So pleased with our dinner at Morgan's! Service was great, food delicious and ambience lovely. Thanks to everyone who helped make our evening there so special. Would return in a heartbeat for the waygu filet with blue cheese crust. Yum!

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Fullerton, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There is no other place like this. Food is beyond great and the service even better. I love the bar and the outside seating.

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Boston, MA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I thought this would be another mediocre conference dinner, but I have to say that this was an amazing dinner. The ambience was amazing and the fish and meat were bot perfectly prepared. This was an unexpectedly delicious dinner.

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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?