Morgan's in the Desert

4.4
1990 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Morgan’s in the Desert welcomes guests for dinner with Contemporary American Farm to Table Cuisine, Char-Grilled Prime Steaks, 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 and cocktail experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1990 people are saying
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4.6
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4.5
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vipSuzyB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food. Overall wonderful dining experience!

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Summerfun
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with pleasant seating outside. Food was great

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TalinH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My salmon was over cooked and dry. There were so veggies underneath the salmon that were chewy and did not taste very well. My husband’s sea bass was over cooked and dry as well

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DanG
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary, and was surprised with a delicious dessert and glasses of champagne. Morgan’s knows how to treat their customers right!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster was prepared very well. Sides were great also.

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AlexandraO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff is kind and friendly. Will come again. Food is excellent!!

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vipbbfergu
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were hoping to eat on the scenic patio but the weather did not cooperate. The staff was very accommodating to provide us with a nice table.
Service was excellent with Steven. Wine recommendation was spot on. Carrot soup and pear salad delicious and steaks prepared perfectly.
Will be back when we can dine on the patio in cooler weather. :)

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Papi
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Shockingly disappointing. For price paid there are many better local options.

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JanetC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!!

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food but way overpriced. Salad was horrible. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan’s has outstanding food & a great location!

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canchord
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. It was our anniversary and we were treated to a special desert. Our waiter, Mike, was wonderful and never pressured us or made us hurry. Very knowledgeable on menu items.

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BigS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Delicious entrees. Chef selections are amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The server Michael had an attitude with me from the moment I sat down. I truly couldn’t figure out his problem. Maybe he doesn’t like solo diners? The only reason I didn’t leave was because an assistant server, who’s name I can’t recall at the moment, stepped in and took wonderful care of me the rest of the night. (He was tall, young, dark hair and very nice). They were kind enough to give me dessert on the house, but I would have preferred not being snapped at in the first place. The whipped potatoes were my favorite dish of the night and I highly recommend them.

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DeniseP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 40th Anniversary here. Fantastic service and dinner. I had the scallops and my husband had the salmon. Both were excellent! We shared a side of truffle potato gratin that was unique and delicious! They also treated us to a yummy desert. We would highly recommend Morgans!

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Rongret70
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Service excellent. Overall would come back

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ERICK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wow, this place has gotten a lot nicer. Came here pre-Pandemic and it was 'so-so' .. overpriced for the food and service. Now .. while still pricey .. you're getting great service, very good food, and top-notch ambiance.

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LillyC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience2

So disappointed on a date night requested evening. Seated by a unruly family with children who were loud and running around touching candles from other empty tables . Main room was empty and we were seated next to this rude family who brought videos games and hung on their mobile phones being loud. Complained to manager and host and it fell deaf ears . Ruined evening!!

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vipRyanS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great service but disappointing food. For these prices it should be incredible. Steak wasn’t cooked properly so we had to send it back. Bartender was fantastic though as was the wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The minute we walked in, the experience was superb. From the greet of welcome to our departure. Our waiter was absolutely the best and those who assisted with our table. I look forward to my return and creating more memories.

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MaxS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great, as always. Our server, Magdalena was wonderful. The Coconut Brioche desert is my new favorite! Cannot forget Brian at the bar who makes the best Sazerac in the valley. Will definitely return!

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JessicaF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food is good, ambiance and service are lovely, but I got two $25 cocktails that were made with different ingredients despite ordering the same. Truffle fries are to die for, my husband says their steak is outstanding. But also the soap pump in the bathroom squirted soap all over my sweater. Maybe they have the B team working in the off season? Maybe it’s just that everything is just a little different in a pandemic? Either way, well come back, I’ll probably just order a simpler drink and be more cautious when washing my hands.

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vipMarthaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant- great service and food was amazing. One of the best restaurants at a resort that we have been to. Would have loved to come back but are currently closed Mon and Tues.

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GingerM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sent back steak, extremely tough.
Scallop dish was skimpy.
Drinks were also very small.

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TomB
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was an eclectic blend for all tastes. Vegan entrees, meat and seafood, all prepared to perfection. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, quality food with exceptional service in a gorgeous space. Craft cocktails are strong and tasty. The bread basket is hot and crusty and chewy with cultured butter. Proteins were all cooked to perfection. Service was impeccable. The kids ordered a la carte salmon and filet and both loved their meals. I had scallops with corn and tomatillo and peaches which sounds crazy but was fantastic. Def a must do in the desert in any season.

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ScottE
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Start to finish perfect. Great service great wine great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

After reading the reviews, we were expecting a special experience. The food, however, was mediocre at best. The fig goat cheese appetizer was missing most of the goat cheese. The yellowtail was dry and tasteless. The sea bass was also dry. The scallops were fantastic but that was the exception.

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Cincy2AZ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was above and beyond. Food was delicious.

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JulieV
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the Watermelon salad which was light and beyond delicious. Highly recommend. It was large so you could share if you wanted. Husband got the Short Ribs which he enjoyed. I got the Steak which was cooked perfectly. I know it was a pepper steak but holy cow some parts was pepper overkill. Desert was equally as good. I highly recommend eating here. I don't think I would bring my kids this is more upscale.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service from the bar, our waitress was fabulous, the food … also terrific…. It was a great night out. I highly recommend it.

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vipLyndaW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Do not order the crab legs! They are crab claws and very little food. Just an appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I asked for romantic table.. We were sat with children on 3 sides of us.. Very young very loud children.. We asked for a different table and were told and we're told now. We then spoke to the manager and were begrudgingly moved. Although the food was good, not great for those prices but I also felt like I was Dining in An Olive Garden restaurant. Period from the management down there seem to be no service or respect for the guests. The place was void of ambience commas the staff ignored us to the point where we had to ask if our meal was ready and we were told that we had to wait in line but lo and behold the minute he went back there our food was ready. We had to wait for water! I will never ever go back there and never ever recommend it to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan’s was amazing and the food was phenomenal

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ScottW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Mediocre food and service at rather high price points. Although we really appreciated the surprise piece of birthday cake they brought out for my wife's birthday, it didn't change the fact that this was a completely forgettable dinner experience.

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MaryB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Still had a way to go to get back to their Pre Covid level. Disappointing at this time. Hope to see improvement. Food average but prices high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, food, and wine selection! Never miss a chance to eat here while staying at La Quinta Resort.

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MarkR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Long time customer but unfortunately food quality has sometimes diminished.

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vipSusanA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, but we ordered potato leek soup and got half a cup of soup for 16.00? Prices have risen quite a bit in past couple years! Good service. Went on a Saturday and no music in bar😏

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Thank you to Morgan’s for making it so special ❤️❤️

FAQs

Morgan's in the Desert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 564-5700.

Morgan's in the Desert is rated 4.4 stars by 1990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.