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“Top notch food, service and setting”

Morgan's in the Desert
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Ranked #5 of 125 Restaurants in La Quinta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Went to Morgans with a very large group, though we didn't have a private room. Spread out over 3 large tables, the service kept up and we didn't have to wait for others to finish at the end of the night. La Quinta provides a beautiful setting for Morgan's, and the interior is classic and stylish Mexi-Cali. Wine selection was terrific. Appetizers were great, particularly the Ahi Tuna tartare and the Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese salad. Dinner rolls were extremely well seasoned, soft and managed somehow to stay warm throughout dinner! No one was disappointed by the classic steak and fish entrees. We ordered a side of fries for each table thanks to their reputation. They lived up to the billing. Crisp but not greasy with a sea salt based seasoning I think. Dessert was tempting, but after wine, appetizers, entrees, bread rolls and french fries, we were done. I highly recommend Morgan's for a romantic dinner, a special family occasion or a large group. It's a lovely, authentic restaurant with exceptional service and cuisine.

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Reviewed March 30, 2012

We ate here last year and loved it! The outside patio is lovely! This year...While our food was good, it wasn't great. Beet salad had all the right ingredients but was overdressed. Scallops with risotto - a bit salty and the risotto was mashed something. My husband's steak came medium versus medium rare. So given the price, not sure we'll do this again.

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Thank J B
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

And their seared scallops. And baby beet salad. Oh, and the ginger corn and grilled asperagus. But oh, those yummy steaks!!

Thank Icanhazspabreak
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Dined in a private dining room as part of a group function (16 golfers). Food was very good and the surroundings were very comfortable.

Thank santhony
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

My wife and I had dinner here Feb 27. Service and food were excellent. The dining room has a casual south west feel and a very nice fireplace. There are not a huge number of choices on the menu but enough. My wife had the scallops and I had the short ribs, all excellent. But the bet was the smores for dessert. These are a must have! We will be back!

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Thank Northof54
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