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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 - 10:00 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful dinner at La Quinta resort

Spent a nice night eating on the premises of the La Quinta Resort & Club. The service was extremely attentive and the drinks were made to perfection. They have a very extensive wine list and the mark-up did not seem too bad. Be sure to ask your waiter about the history of the room as it served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ben G
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Toms River, New Jersey
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toms River, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a nice night eating on the premises of the La Quinta Resort & Club. The service was extremely attentive and the drinks were made to perfection. They have a very extensive wine list and the mark-up did not seem too bad. Be sure to ask your waiter about the history of the room as it served the Hollywood elite... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Wonderful restaurant at the La Quinta Resort & Club, great for a romantic dinner for two, especially if you are staying at the resort

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Menlo Park, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Our group had a uniformly great dinner at Morgan's. The dining room has charm and is evocative of the La Quinta experience. The service was timely and multiple servers kept us fed and watered through the evening at the perfect pace. The wine list favors California wines with superb choices for every palate. The menu is diverse and they also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Morgan's in the desert is the poshest restaurant in the excellent la Quinta resort in la Quinta California It maintains it has a prize winning chef. I think on the night we had dinner there Hempstead have had an evening off. We started with baby articles which were deep fried to oblivion.no taste left except deep fat from the fryer.... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great pork chop! Can't go wrong with this place! Great service and great pairings. We sat outside and enjoyed the view as well as the food.

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121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hand-crafted cocktails and unique chef pairings make this restaurant a foodie's paradise. The server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. The rolls and crisp were a tasty addition to the meal.

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Rapids City, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Way over reviewed. We sat at the bar for dinner. Carpaccio salad was great. Char broiled shrimp and scallops were very average. Parmesan fries were very average with a curry dipping sauce. Bar service was quite good. Server and plate remover had very little experience. She noisily stacked our dirty plate in front of us. Place is not a value... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's a classy place, not stuffy, with fire pits and water fountains..outdoor lighting and jazzy music. The landscaping at the hotel LaQuinta is something to see and this restaurant sits in the middle of it. Mixed drinks were good and cheese platter nice, although only 4 stars due to price...but it is a nice splurge!

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Over the last few years, we dine at Morgan's a few times during the "winter season" generally on special occasions. Over the years, service has been consistently above average and the food quality and presentation has always been very good. During our recent dining experience, service was considered to be fair at best. It started as being poor... we waited... More 

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San Diego, California
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66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My friend and I had a late dinner there and didn't have reservations but were told we could sit in the lounge area and order dinner. There was a piano player which added to the nice ambiance. I ordered the Linguini , it was too lemony for me but my friend loved it, so it just depends on the taste.... More 

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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  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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

Questions & Answers

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