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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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  • 114
    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
Nicest restaurant in the desert

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
BradBRcckville
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Rockville
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rockville
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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57 helpful votes 57 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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Banff National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This has a great patio setting - fine dining inside be dressed properly - great food - happy specials are really good as well. We had a very accomodating waiter!

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San Jose, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was our favourite dinner spot at the la Quinta property. Great wine list. Superb "great room" with a bar that accommodates diners too. The pork chop with sherry wine reduction was awesome.

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

we dined at Morgans on Valentines day and the menu was a set menu but they catered to our food restrictions like a 5 star restaurant should. Our server was Zack and he did a great job. Food quality is outstanding, pet friendly on the patio.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great dinner at this restaurant on the grounds of the La Quinta resort. We made reservations which I highly recommend at any time of the year so you can be sure to be seated. Our party of 6 had no trouble. Drinks out near the fire pit were excelllent - Crimson Reaper, Tangerine-Ginger Margarita and tequila on the rocks -... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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?