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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
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18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Redwood City, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for dinner with another couple. Lovely atmosphere and great server but menu was fairly unimaginative and fish entree was below average (overcooked and served at a low temperature).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with great ambience, impeccable attentive service and delicious food. Our server, Anthony, was amazing and dedicated to making sure we had a special evening. I ordered lamb chops, which were fabulous, cooked to perfection, parmesan fries and the zepole dessert. Probably one of the best most creative desserts I've had. The piano music playing all evening set the... More 

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La Quinta, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admittedly am biased because we live nearby in Santa Rosa Cove...a five minute walk away. Wonderful mix of food, atmosphere and a great piano bar!

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't get in for Valentines Day so we made a preemptive assault. A nice surprise. We also heard it had new management. Well, what ever. It certainly worked. Not an extensive menu but one of most things people look for. My wife had the salmon and I selected the short rib offering. Both came with a little garden and... More 

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1 Thank 350marvin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located within the La Quinta Hotel and Resort, the ambiance and atmosphere are like eye candy. The menu is fairly sophisticated and diverse, featuring a lot of fish items, as well as meat offerings for the carnivores. Nice selection of appetizers and side dishes. However, being within a resort setting, the prices are a little above comparable area venues.

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Thank Steve A
La Quinta CA
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Morgan's used to be our favorite restaurant in the area, however, Jimmy Schmidt has left and the hotel has taken over the restaurant. Our first meal under the hotel control was very innovative and cooked perfectly. We hope the restaurant will not turn into "hotel food" in the future.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience. They had piano/singing entertainment in the bar area. The restaurant is lovely, the service was impeccable, and the food was wonderful. This was truly a great experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

staying at the resort and had a business dinner at the restaurant. Overall, not impressive at all - very generic food offerings at high prices and, though service was good, food was very lacking. How do u serve oysters and bring the sauce when the oysters are long eaten, have "rare" meat order that is not pink at all, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got in late to the La Quinta Resort and we were hungry! My sister and I split a 16 ounce New York steak and it was one of the best. You can order all different sides so we picked the ones each of us liked the best. Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon was a hit. Nice bottle of Malbec... More 

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Thank Paula H
Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just married so our friends wanted to take us out to celebrate and we couldn't have had a better evening. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious. The cauliflower appetizer is a must try and the pork chop was amazing. The best part of our evening was our server Jason. He was very attentive and he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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