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Morgan's in the Desert

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49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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west midlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Waldorf Astoria club and resorts la Quinta To celebrate 25th wedding anniversary and was hoping to eat at Morgan's. It was closed Sunday's and Monday's. So Tuesday we planned to eat there only to find the restaurant was booked for private party with no pre notice. This meant our group of 8 had no where... More 

1 Thank holidazWestMidlands
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will never be disappointed at Morgan's. You don't have to go far to find the best "farm to table" restaurant in the Coachella Valley, it's walking distance in the main plaza at LQ resort. I was lucky enough to be there for the special "Sweet Corn and Lobster Tail Festival" menu which was absolutely delicious.

Thank 762darryld
Lake Oswego, Or
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dinners are top notch, excellent experience. Don't miss their famous popcorn ice cream for dessert. Location is in a famous resort property, this old haunt was the spot for Bing and Frank in the day....today it is still one of the best restaurants in the desert.

Thank M5038YDdavidr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time enjoying this beautifully historic restaurant. Enjoyed drinks, albeit a little pricey, before dinner. Loved the cold corn soup, which was served so beautifully and was dairy free. They accommodated our request to take our dessert to go and even included an extra special treat. This is a nice place to go for a special celebration, or even just... More 

1 Thank Deborah P
Dallas, Texas
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87 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved our dinner at Morgan's. The Halibut was great as was the Wagu Tri Tip entrees. The cream corn is amazing as was the mixed green. The blackberry sorbet dessert was great too.

Thank Herb G
Palm Springs
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined on he Duck and Halibut and both were the best we have had in all of the desert. The Staff is very friendly and the service is excellent We plan on returning soon.

Thank ndroche41
La Quinta, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Moving from San Francisco to the desert area of Southern Calornia left a huge void in our lives of good restaurants but Morgan's comes as close as we have to the San Francisco experience! We had wonderful service and great food. They are definitely cooking outside the box. ONe of the best parts is.....they are only a block from where... More 

Thank andee_wright
La Quinta, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Each of the four of us ordered vastly different meals. Each was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent! Lots of parking. Cocktails were spot on! And the bread! I don't usually imbibe, but just a nibble was all it took to hook me. It was a great dining experience!

Thank Pamelauop
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This was our second visit to Morgan's. Our first experience was in March and we were underwhelmed. There was a corporate event outside and inside was jammed with people. Our food was decent, but our service was horrible. We waited way to long for dinner to be served and our waiter seemed preoccupied. We decided to give it a second... More 

Thank Jane B
Southern california
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81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Morgan's is a very upscale option at La Quinta. The food is high end, modern american fare. The atmosphere is lovely, widely spaced tables, beautiful wood and stone work, fine utensils, crystal, etc. Huge wine selection. Have had several fish options, steak, great salads. Held a 50th wedding anniversary dinner for the in laws which was done very well. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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