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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
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tryon, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a really good chicken Ceasar salad. The chicken was really nice and it was dressed perfectly. Good service

Thank LauraPh
Ventura, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried Morgan's a year ago when we were in La Quinta and couldn't wait to try it again this year. We were not disappointed. This wonderful "farm to table" restaurant has it all. Our waiter Jason knew each entrée by heart and in detail. The soup was delicious. As my entree I had scallops with a celery encased ravioli... More 

Thank 60769Smarshall
San Francisco, California
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142 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant! They have one awesome Chef!Made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary while visiting the desert. From the minute we walked in the door we were gracefully greeted by the hostess, Ariel. She seated us in a lovely location near the fireplace. Our waiter, Steve, was next to promptly greet us. He shared the menu items and... More 

Thank NcogNito1
Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large party of ten seated at two tables. The first table received their dinner at least 45 minutes before we were served due to the slow service. Several of our friends at the first table finished their meal before we were even served. I ordered Halibut from the menu and was told that they were substituting Swordfish... More 

Thank vfp-golf
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. but pricey. I've eaten there several times and always wonder why I pay the high price. Food is excellent though.

Thank Mike M
west midlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank holidazWestMidlands
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 August 14, 2016

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 

Thank Deborah P
Dallas, Texas
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92 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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

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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
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
Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?