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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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Wheeling, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a nice selection of wines by the glass. The food was excellent- great appetizers and entrees. The service was very good. They also have a nice outdoor area.

Thank reekuper
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an upscale steakhouse. The farm to table aspects feel exaggerated. But for an upscale steakhouse it is very pleasant.

Thank 2opinionated_guys
Palm Desert, California
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Ambiance is subdued and upscale, really a nice dining room. I ordered the rack of lamb and it was excellent! Colorado lamb...large chops and soooo flavorful. My wife ordered the duck breast and was very pleased. Varied menu with lots of options. Both ordered salads to start and well prepared. Will definitely be going back!

Thank n2r49rs
La Quinta, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the bar at Morgan's in the Desert for drinks and appetizers. Had a wonderful experience. Cesar was behind the bar and provided fantastic service. Asked for a something special and he mixed up a cocktail just to my liking. He is truly a creative mixologist. When in La Quinta, Morgan's bar is a must stop.

Thank joni_1960
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner during our holidays in Palm Desert. What a beautiful location! The service here is fantastic, our waiter, was very attentive and funny. The food is delicious and the wine list superior. A truly fabulous place.

Thank iwonkaManchester
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

After spending most of our week trying other spots we decided to try Morgans at the La Quinta Resort where we were staying and were glad we did, it was our best meal of our vacation. The service was excellent, the wine selection was excellent and most of all the food was excellent. I had oysters as an appetizer and... More 

Thank jimf2010
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ate at Morgans & we sat on the patio. It was a gorgeous evening. We had great service & the food was superb. 3 of us chose the short rib, it came very hiighly recommended. It was soooo tasty, very tender & flavorful. Served with roasted veggies. We all raved about how good it was.

Thank babeturnip
Glenview, Illinois
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Every time we come to La Quinta we go here. I love the atmosphere, the beautiful flowers outside...everything about it. The dining room is gorgeous and I love eating outside when it's nice out. The food is excellent. Lobster salad was great. Salmon is excellent. I would eat here every night if I could.

Thank Allisonfaye
Spokane, Washington
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Morgan's a year ago and again yesterday. We absolutely love this place. Our server, Magdelene, was perfect. I loved her personality, overall demeanor, and beautiful eyes!! The sommelier, Anthony, was very awesome too. We tried two wines - the Cherry Pie Pinot noir and an Alpha Omega Cabernet blend. We were very pleased with both. The food is... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I had a delicious meal that included a lovely cauliflower soup and a perfectly prepared piece of halibut. My husband had the rack of lamb which was tender and cooked as requested, medium rare.

Thank annemyers62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?