Morgan's in the Desert

4.6
1361 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
For Catering information contact:
Meagan Davis
Ph: (760) 777 5821
Fx: (760) 564 7656
meagan.davis@waldorfastoria.com

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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.
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Special events & promotions
March 1st is the night of our Wine Dinner celebrating Mike Grgich’s 95th Birthday. We will be serving a special menu created by Chef Jay Bang, paired with Reserve and Rarely Available Grgich Hills wines. The cost is $350. Please call (760) 564-7600 for reservations.
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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 1361 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We had a great experience celebrating a special occasion at Morgan’s in the Desert. Anita, our server, was delightful. We will be back soon based on our first experience.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We’ve had really good experiences here but this dinner fell flat. We sent an entree back and one in our group ended up not eating dinner because of that. Maybe the chef was just off. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The restaurant and resort great.
the place has a lot of history.
food was superb.

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Went to here with my son from out of town. This place obviously caters to large parties and it was difficult as a table of two to get attention.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We have been to Morgan’s many times and have always found it to be very good in all respects. On this occasion, the food was not as good as expected, though the server (
Of course) gave us a very good review of the sea bass. We enjoy the space, but, found everything else not to measure to our expectation

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Overall it was amazing! Beautiful restaurant and great service. The food was excellent. I would have preferred if my ribeye hasn’t been cooked on the grill, but it was still very good. Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had dined here before and again, we were not disappointed. The service was outstanding, the patio setting was perfect and food was great. Well done all around.

Thanks for the great service.

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KA
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We love Morgan’s!!! They are so nice and the food is amazing!!! We go every year for my mother birthday and it’s a great time!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great place since they have a new chef. Drinks, food and atmosphere can’t be beat

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Graduation dinner with my daughter at the end of a 3 day stay at the La Quinta Waldorf. She had the salmon and I had the pasta with zucchini ribbons, which had lovely little artichokes in it as well. Parmesan fries, little bread knots, all the little additions to the meal were great. The bartender made some special drinks for us with just our ideas of flavors - berry for her and grapefruit for me. The juice soda and a martini were awesome. We will be back. :)

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

We really enjoyed the wine selections and the service of the wine. The food service was slow and minimally attentive. The food was good, not excellent. I felt like my Ahi Tuna could have been served at my local fish sandwich shop. We were looking for something a little more special for our visit away.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great environment, setting and atmosphere. We had reservations in the dining room but after sitting at the bar with the cool bartender, piano singer and great vibe, we decided to stay there and eat. It was super fun. People in our area were having a blast and friendly to us too. Food was good (except the oysters), drinks great. Loved it. Walk around the grounds - very cool!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

As a previous resident of Indian Wells, I have always been a big fan of Jillian's, Cuistot, and Wally's Desert Turtle, but all were closed for summer. A friend recommended Morgan's at the Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort, so we made reservations to celebrate my wife's birthday. Upon arrival, we were seated immediately in the beautiful rustic restaurant. It is apparent by the many reminders that adorn the walls that Old Hollywood (Capra, Ginger Rodgers, etc) used to frequent this restaurant. My wife ordered one of the refreshing Signature Cocktails while I had a glass of Grgich Chardonnay. For appetizers my wife had the Seasoned Cauliflower while I had the Scallops with Watermelon. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious. For entrees we enjoyed the Rack of Lamb and the Pork Chop. The seasoning and sauces that accompanied each dish were absolutely perfect. A complimentary dish of vanilla ice cream with a shot of Chambord completed our meal. I would have to give a 10 to the waitress and staff as they attended to our every need throughout dinner. This was truly an outstanding meal with outstanding service and I would highly recommend any foodie staying in the Desert to make a reservation at Morgan's!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Brian the bartender was excellent!!! Our waiter who had little kids was kind and attentive to our children’s needs. Fabulous restaurant

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JF
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

New chef from Norway. Food was fantastic. Even had rare wild mushrooms.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Beautiful evening

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AB
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Booked table for 2. The table was so small that every time a dish was brought to the table we had to clear all the previous food off. The ceases salad was just ok and the waiter didn’t offer fresh black pepper

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JW
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Not inexpensive, but ultimately worth it. Our server was excellent. The dining room was beautiful. We we're a bit taken aback that the same cocktail our neighboring table ordered on our recommendation came out looking completely different, but our neighbor didn't seem to mind, so no harm, no foul...lol

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Nice dining experience with carpaccio and short ribs as highlights. Chocolate 'cake' dessert was a little busy with too many secondary flavors and no actual cake. We enjoyed the live music in the bar after dinner.

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AC
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Cesar’s cocktails are spot on! Jason was our server and menu descriptions and recommendations were greatly appreciated! Thanks for a great evening!!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We had a party of six and everyone was pleased with the service and meal. The short ribs got the highest ratings with our small group however the steaks were good as well. They have some rather creative cocktails but not all of our gang appreciated them. If you are old school don't try them. Wine list is pretty good, pricey but that's to be expected.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Morgans is an amazing restaurant. From start to finish... great staff, great drinks, great service, great food, great ambiance!!! Parker was our server and he was super friendly and helpful. The food was OUTSTANDING!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Duck was very chewy. My wife’s Lobster was good.

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AM
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Fantastic dinner! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Although part of the La Quinta Resort I believe the restaurant does a great job of having its own identity. Everyone very friendly. Food was terrific. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Outstanding menu selections; superb wine selections; gracious but attentive service.

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KM
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

As usual, great food and wine in a wonderful setting.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had a very nice dinner before seeing the Earth, Wind and Fire concert at Fantasy Springs. Good cocktails and really great food. The service was excellent! We'll go back the next time we're at La Quinta.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Was excellent!!

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KE
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was not my first time here and this trip was a lot different than the last. The food, wine and options were amazing as always, but the service seemed off. I don't know if they were just really busy or if our server was just flighty but almost like worked up about something. It didn't bother our visit at all, but I'd expect 100% to match the rest of the AWESOME ness of this place.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We always love everything about Morgan's. They never disappoint in any way!!

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CM
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always the very best. Exceptional dinner!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A lovely evening dining al fresco. Great, very professional service, tasty, creative food. We’ll be back!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent outdoor setting with great service. The food was good as always.

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JB
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Dined while on a mini vacation, most excellent all around. We ate outside to enjoy the view of the garden. Food was great, ambiance wonderful and service super attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Perfect- Ahi Tuna from Chargrill menu and Indio sweet corn and a bottle of Pinot noir is to live for. Our server was Rebbeca and her service was impeccable The weather was in the 80’s we sat on the front patio watching the Coachella Fest youth head to the concert. A spot on perfect evening.

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AV
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Wonderful customer service, great ambiance and delicious food!

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TD
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Dined here many times, and the food and service are usually better. Service felt too formal to the point of awkward. Fish was beautifully prepared, but not quite hot enough. It was Coachella weekend so maybe they were swamped and off their game a bit. Great restaurant though. Would recommend to anyone!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Morgan's has never disappointed us and is a must on every visit to the desert.

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