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Morgan's in the Desert

49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
760-564-7600
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Ranked #1 of 100 restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
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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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Vancouver
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a tough one to rate. I was torn between the two highest ratings. It's easy to see why it rates #1 in La Quinta. Old world charm, lots of history in the hotel and lavish rooms, and the sense of uber-wealth that greets you as you hand over your car to the valet. When we were there, a... More

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Denver, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Splurge dinner here. How do you area is lovely and much quieter than the interior seating area. The food was well-prepared with interesting presentation. Although we don't drink we did like the array of choices available. The pianist that was playing the night we were there was very good and enjoyable. The outdoor fire pit is really nice too. The... More

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Danville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a wonderful evening at Morgan's… A little pricey… but very high quality! Service was amazing and our waitress had an incredible personality! The entrées were first rate. After dinner we visited the piano bar for a special treat. The atmosphere around the piano was electric with a Billy Joel type entertainer. The bar had a great feel and... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I decided to celebrate our belated Anniversary at Morgans while vacationing in the Palm Desert area. I especially liked the atmosphere there.....elegant but rustic and casual at the same time. They have both indoor and outdoor dining. We would have liked to eat outdoors, but unfortunately we managed to be there during a rare rainy night. The... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Morgan's was a very nice restaurant! The service was great and the food very good. I did not give it a 5 rating because it was not a "memorable" meal. In addition, we were seated outside. It was a lovely night and I was warm enough, but it was somewhat dark, plus guests were seated around the outdoor fire pit,... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Morgan's is a great place to go when in the Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area. It is located near the main lobby of the La Quinta Resort and Spa. The restaurant has a charming spanish flair to it with large exposed beam ceilings with iron strapping and great lighting. There is usually a guitarist or piano player adding to the ambiance.... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My wife and I had been to Morgan's a few years ago, but I was sick with a cold at the time and feeling miserable on cold meds. I don't remember much of the visit. This time we were in La Quinta for a friend's wedding and decided to visit Morgan's again. Glad we did. Excellent experience all around. We... More

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The best celery soup ever!!! The surroundings are lovely. Staff very pleasant. Will definitely go again.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Our meal at Morgan's was truly a fine dining experience. We walked in our table was ready and we were seated. Our server was Marilyn and her many helpers. Our water glasses were filled , plates cleared, chairs moved for you, whatever it was it was taken care of instantly. The Manager Mr. John Healy came to our table several... More

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Mountain View, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

With good music and a lot of fun. Food was wonderful Really tasty meat sauces and salads were very good. Great environment.

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