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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: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, 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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 50
    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
Very Nice

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was my third visit, during the second weekend of Coachella. I had made reservations well in advance knowing that the restaurants in the area would be busy. I had a wonderful meal and an excellent dinning experience. The menus is varied and reflects the care and choices on what is best for the season, in order to showcase the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We read the reviews, thought this would be a safe bet, so we went. First, the positives.......The bartender on April 29, 2015, was excellent. We had great cocktails, awesome recommendations, and very friendly conversation. We also had excellent service from the entire restaurant staff. Now the "needs improvement".........the food was Terrible! We were a party of 4, so this is... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We always dine here when we're in Palm Springs. It's worth the drive and the splurge. Plus it's beautiful grounds are great for a post dinner stroll.

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Tulsa, OK
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had two dinners here in December 2014. One was a group dinner with a limited menu that left me unimpressed. However, two nights later my girlfriend & I dined on our own there, and enjoyed an excellent meal. Many thanks to Michael & Steve, who provided great service. And the food was superb. If I am ever in the area... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?