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Morgan's in the Desert

49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
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Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Lake Forest, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our 3rd trip to LQ Resort, the goal was to celebrate our anniversary with a special evening. What's better than walking from your suite to dine in a fine restaurant, the ease and convenience already gets a very good vote! This place is nice, a warm and inviting ambiance. The tables spread out enough to afford a pleasant dining experience.... More

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San Gabriel, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wasn't able to get a reservation for dinner at a table but enjoyed appetizers, dinner, and drinks in the lovely bar area. Food was great, service excellent. I'd rather sit at a table and put my feet on the floor but, sitting at the bar was just fine and worked out well. There's an outside patio area too with a... More

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La Quinta, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had a wonderful dining experience at Morgan's of the Desert tonight. The entire experience was everything that a fine dining restaurant should provide, but rarely does. Atmosphere is wonderful and romantic, the food is divine, and the service perfection! Add to the the wonderful surrounding of the La Quinta Resort and you have the makings for a glorious evening. Bon... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to the Desert 6 or 7 times for week long trips with my wife and friends. We go out each night. Have never been to Morgan's before and I am not sure why. It is easily one of the best five restaurants in the entire area.

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great wine list. Went for the artichoke apps and wine, but were told that the apps were out of season. Really bummed! Great service!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came in to enjoy an anniversary dinner. The restaurant was beautiful. Our server was really friendly. We ordered drinks, and I was still in awe of the ambience as it was very vintage 1920's. Then I noticed a moth on the wall behind my husbands head. No big deal, but as it got my attention I... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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233 reviews 233 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Good solid food offerings served in a romantic setting. Typical California cuisine offerings prepared well. Service is attentive and professional, drinks are mixed well.

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Toronto, Canada
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653 reviews 653 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Morgan's in the Desert is the signature restaurant of the historic La Quinta Resort. The dining room is gorgeous - understated elegance with many private nooks and crannies where one can enjoy a relaxing dinner. The menu is not extensive but has just enough choices to satisfy most tastes with a heavy emphasis on fish & seafood and meat (there... More

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Vail, Colorado
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141 reviews 141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our annual visit to Morgan's was as great as ever. The food was amazing with subtle blends of herbs and spices to create innovative dishes. Our surprise was a fresh mixture of mushrooms that were prepared with an unusually earthy wine that just set them off perfectly. The carpaccio as a starter was not the usual with just some oil... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Following the tripadvisor results we booked a dinner table at Morgan's expecting a first class evening. We had a nice table inside the restaurant, Our starters (salads) were very good. The main course (steak) was unfortunately far away from being satisfactory. Both steaks were pretty black outside. The excuse (chargrilled) was not acceptable. The vegetable (green asparagus) was pretty much... 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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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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