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Morgan's in the Desert

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49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
+1 760-564-7600
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This is at least the fourth time we have had problems with the front desk management of the restaurant. In the past we have had 45-60 minute waits for a table (with an Opentable reservation). This time we were told we'd have to sit outside on a 55 degree night. We never asked to be seated outside, and if we... More 

1 Thank RussFlaum
Halifax, Canada
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favourites in the desert (see previous review), we are here two or three times a month. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation for one of the wine dinners grab it and be happy, It deserves every accolade it has received. But!! for regular visitors, or rather me, I find the menu... More 

1 Thank OGO3782
Peachtree City, Georgia
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258 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Food was fantastic. Great wine, lovely atmosphere. If in the area, I highly recommend this restaurant. Everyone loved their food. I had the scallops --delicious!! ---Service was very good but not really at the level one would expect here. One of the people at our table was frustrated that they never checked to see if she wanted another drink, etc.

Thank sammack13
La Quinta, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Morgan's in the Desert offers fabulous food in a beautiful atmosphere. Part of the original La Quinta Resort buildings built in 1926 the inside bar and dining area is comfortable, quiet and relaxed. The outside patio is romantic and beautiful too! Service is exceptional and friendly. Entertainment at the bar is talented and not too loud allowing for an after... More 

Thank Cathlight
Santa Monica, California
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

If not one of the best places in the desert to eat. The service is exceptional, the menu is vast and the presentation and service and beyond exceptional

Thank ALAN B
Los Angeles, California
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1,945 reviews
670 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Morgan's Restaurant is a top class restaurant in the LaQuinta Resort complex. They do things right with exquisite service, attention to detail and serve great dishes. They cater to their customers and do things right. Pricy, but you do get what you pay for. Splurge a little for a special experience. Enjoy. ...

Thank David B L
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We dined with peers of ours on a business trip but it was way more than that! Roland went out of his way to please all 10 of us!👍 The food was splendid,atmosphere 6+ Buisness and friends can make a memorable experience(for me anyway)

Thank Nancy H
Hartford, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Very stylish restaurant by award winning chef. Food was novel--interesting and tasty. Great wine list. Prices not too bad for the level of food and service. I would eat here again next stay in La Quinta.

Thank BusinessTraveler967
Sunset, South Carolina, United States
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

The staff was very attentive , they offered to decant the Chateau Monthelena wine we carried in before we could even ask. Delightful small bar area with a nice selection of specialty drinks very well made! Dinner on the patio as with most in the desert is warmed by heat lamps. So stylish dressing is fine without bundling up. Wait... More 

Thank Karen H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Reserved a table days in advance. Restaurant called to make sure we would show up. When we were seated, they left us for 20 mins until we flagged down a hostess to enquire if we even had a waiter. Rather than resolve the problem, she gave us the option to wait or leave. We left. Never again.

1 Thank Christina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49499 Eisenhower Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  La Quinta
  • Phone Number: +1 760-564-7600
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?