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Morgan's in the Desert

1268 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Morgan’s in the desert 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 and cocktail experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:30 pm- 10:00 pm
Cocktails: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

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Phone number
(760) 564-7600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Jae Ho Bang
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For Catering information contact:
Meagan Davis
Ph: (760) 777 5821
Fx: (760) 564 7656

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Parking details
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dining at La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST feeds the senses. The aromatic essences of freshly prepared, locally sourced ingredients emanate from richly colorful dishes that are a feast for the eyes. Whatever your taste in dining, La Quinta Resort and PGA WEST serves an unforgettable experience.

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What 1268 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLandofLakes (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

Classy, country club vibe. Cocktails and wine were devine. Food was fine and more traditional in approach. Management is top notch but our waiter was not. After dropping a tray of dirty dishes when clearing the table (accidents can happen) he needed to be reminded to remove the soiled table cloth and then again to replace it. It was a funny but not fun experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service was good but the food could be better.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service by the staff,manager provided extra attention when we commented to our waitress of a New Years foil up. Our waitress was attentive to our needs and made great recommendations including having the young sommelier make an amazing recommendation for our meal. He is amazing a GEM, don’t loose him! We hope to see him on our next visit in March

GoHawks (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The chef is obviously very talented but it would not appeal to most people’s taste. With a good bottle of wine (about $120), the bill was still approaching $400. No desire to go back.

Service was very slow with a lot of confusion as to who our waiter was.

vipRegina (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

This was our second time visiting Morgans and I have to say I was extremely disappointed. We were looking forward to the dinner as we remembered enjoying it thoroughly a couple of years earlier.

The issue wasn't that the food was bad, it wasn't. It was just OK and for the prices you are paying there, just OK isn't good enough. The only two people out of 8 who actually thought the meal was outstanding had the Pork Chops and the Short Ribs. I guess the rest of us should have followed suit. Three folks had the fish special which they said was good, but again not great.

The service was exceptional as well and we never felt rushed or ignored and I believe we may have been the latest reservation that night (at 7:45 mind you) since the restaurant had cleared out by the time we finished.

I don't know that we would return to Morgan's any time soon.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Nice ambience, limited menu, poor value. I would have expected more, meals sub par.

vipAmaryllis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Absolutely loved it!!!! After calling to let them know, I arrived a bit late for my dinner reservation and the dining room was ten minutes away from closing. I was told by the hostess that I had to be served at a bar table, and there I sat for a moment... Wasn't feeling it. So, the hostess having left for the night, I shared with my server, Zeinab, that I was in the mood for the more serene, formal setting, and BOOM! She did not hesitate to relocate me to the dining room table of my choice -- table cloths, lovely lighting, view of their beautiful, roaring fireplace -- much more elegant ambiance overall. It had become a "private" dining room by that time, but it was perfect! After that initial hiccup, it was pure magic and brilliance all the way. Best beet salad ever!! (Beets; beet puree; whipped herbed goat cheese; fresh, delectable greens; and a light, simple vinaigrette) Main course was PERFECTLY cooked salmon served with eggplant medallions, and truffle cauliflower puree, etc. Heaven on a plate!!! Dessert was excellent too. Sort of a "deconstructed" lemon meringue pie. I appreciated the creative presentation and thoroughly enjoyed all the elements except the lemon sorbet, which was seriously citrusy -- a bit on the aggressive side for me but others might like it. All in all it was a superb dining experience, with the cuisine matched by (or possibly even topped by) the fabulous service. Many hands were on deck even at that late hour. The shining star among them was Zeinab, but all were very gracious and personable, and seemed absolutely committed to making sure I was a happy diner -- and I was!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a table for 6 for my wife’s birthday. Food was good, service was lousy.. what a shame!

vip31TN (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Anthony was a great server

Beckie (Palm Springs)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The initial wait for 20 minutes with a reservation was surprising, then when we walked out to the Patio there were about 8 empty tables - that makes no sense. The 1st table we were seated at the heaters did not work, so we moved to another table, then it took 15 minutes for the wait staff to get those going....for a resort of your stature this should never have happened. The GM of the restaurant came over with a bottle of champagne which was lovely.

OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food and service.

vipSteve (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Our visit to Morgan's in the Desert was exquisite. A quiet, moonlit night with great food and outstanding service. It is easy to see why Morgan's has developed such a reputation over the years. We look forward to going back.

FrequentdinerColorado2017 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always the place to go if you want
a special dinner that is truly different
and unexpected. Yummy.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great evening with friends. Good food, service was timely, wine list was extensive. Consistent.y

vipSally (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant is fine and they try hard but there is zero value here. I had the $40 scallops. 4 of them but nothing else on the plate. The “8oz” filet was 4-5oz at best. It tasted good just Uber overpriced!!

vipHHA17 (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Without question the best restaurant in La Quinta !

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We had a lovely time celebrating my husbands birthday at Morgan's. The oysters are fantastic and the service superb. Can't wait to go again. YUMMMM

vipladuree11 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

I am visiting my mother, who is a local resident, and we were celebrating her birthday. I wanted a special evening, and found Morgan’s online — the resort looked beautiful. Our server, Magdalena, was so kind, attentive, and professional. The ambience was beautiful and calming, the music was gorgeous and at an appropriate level, the light level and quality was perfect (SO important in a restaurant!), and our food was seasoned impeccably. The assistant manager, Ashley, came over and told us a very interesting story about the tile work behind our table. She was charming and wonderful. Thank you for a lovely meal and a very special evening. We’ll definitely visit again!

vipJeff (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great Caesar salad and oysters

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Pricey but excellent food and service