Morgan's in the Desert

4.6
1749 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 1749 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bonnie
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first dinner at Morgan’s is likely the first of many. The experience was excellent from start to finish. It was not inexpensive, but worth it for a special treat. Food was excellent, fabulous lamb, scallops and sea bass. Our server was very attentive.

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ronaldl
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great food and great service and beautiful atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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vipVancouver
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant- the food was sublime- not our first time- but was even better than I remembered. Great wine list with some of our favourite Grgich wines.
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Service was excellent. Chef was able to make a delicious alternative no garlic or onion duck dish that had an amazing sauceA. No problem. Such a treat for me.
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We sat out on the patio and they had plenty of heaters to keep us warm on a cool night.
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Celebrating something- you should go here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Great pace for dinner. A little pricey, but worth it.

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vipBradW
Minneapolis
147 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent steak, fresh oysters and chocolate bomb dessert. Service was disappointing. Hostess seemed irritated we asked to change tables. Waitress was slow, did not manage the timing of food with the kitchen, brought a completely different wine than ordered. Definitely not Waldorf Astoria experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was definitely disappointed, starting with having to pay $6 for some bread service. Salmon was not wild caught, but was farm raised in Montana? Jimmy Schmidt would not allow this, but since he is no longer involved with the restaurant, I guess anything goes. My wife’s steak was decent, but we can get decent just about anywhere, and for a lot less than $53! There was one bright spot, and it was the mushroom and dark truffle risotto, but again, the price; $39? With tip our bill came to over $300, and only ordered a $60 bottle of wine. Not good when the most memorable part of the dining experience was the check!

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NicholasK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the finest restaurants in the desert where everything is perfect,

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vipBobfoodie
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place! I will be back. Solid A just can’t give it an Aplus but no specific problems or issues. Great place! I did the tasting menu w the wine pairing. Excellent! Had an excellent drink at the bar before dinner! Go!

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AdamM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

My wife and her parents have eaten here several times. Typically, the food is good. The service is very good, and the ambience is exceptional. On our most recent visit, our entrées were delivered before appetizers twice and there seem to be some confusion amongst the service staff. I really love the architecture and ambience of the La Quinta resort, which makes coming here special for us. The food is fairly priced, but the drinks are overpriced. It has never been a five-star experience, but it does feel like a special night out.

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vipMjcpcpd
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and quality of dining experience best in the desert. Highly recommend!

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vipDonna
London
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Always love dining at Morgan’s. Great room, food is good. However, not a great experience with our server this time. Rushing us through the menu, rude to us. Didn’t offer any pepper or refill wine glasses. It wasn’t that busy in our section so not really understanding what was going on with him. Maybe a bad day at home

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EdwardL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a perfect dinner in a party of 8 with clients and friends. Great food and flawless service.

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vipArniesArmy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had to wait over 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. After that... the service improved greatly

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TeriF
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We have gone to Morgan’s twice before and weren’t too impressed. It was our anniversary so decided to give it another chance. For a fine dining establishment the food is mediocre at best. Will not be returning. We have enjoyed much better food recently for a much better price.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Corkage fee is WAY too high!! Needs to be changed or I will choose another restaurant.

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vipOUgpat
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I don’t believe I ever given a rating this low. Every part of the experience at Morgan’s was a fail. To start the evening we were blocked from valet “due to a VIP event” and directed to “park on the street or wherever we can”. Because we couldn’t find a place to park we were running late and tried to call the restaurant, but there was no answer. We finally were able to find parking a 10 minute walk to the restaurant. Once we arrived there were no apologies even though we had to explain why were late for our reservation. While the food was very good, the service was rushed and our wait staff missed two parts of our order. She clearly was not listening. Very disappointing.

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Naskar
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The service was great. Steve was so great. We have eaten at Morgan’s several times but this will be the last. The fish was bland and greasy. So expensive for the quality. The brussel sprouts were hardly cooked and oily too. We were celebrating a birthday and again Steve was great and brought a beautiful dessert. The best things were the truffle fries.

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vippepr
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous in every respect: setting, food, service. Morgan's and La Quinta Resort are together truly Queen of the Desert!

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DavidH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great setting, great food, excellent service but the management failed to remove a too loud boorish table which severely diminished the experience.

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EmilyL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was superb - thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and we were a slightly large group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was not particularly impressed with my filet mignon which was over priced. Side dishes were much better - great ambience and staff was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had I the desert this season!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Wedding next door made it impossible to hear.

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vipPaul
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dining experience at La Quinta Resort! We had great service and thoroughly enjoyed our food. My wife had the seabass and I had the salmon and both dishes were prepared perfectly. The Pride Mountain Chardonnay paired nicely with our fish dishes and the deconstructed key lime pie dessert was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our waiter was terrible. And rude. Our bus boy was amazing and made up for it with his awesome
Personality

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vipPaulRedford
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Not inexpensive but very good.

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ReneeC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food & service awful. Big wedding must have been the reason. Sorely disappointed

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We enjoy visiting La Quinta Resort in Palm Desert and staying on property for a nice meal. This visit to Morgan's was mediocre, we were charged for bread to the table (nickle and dimed?), and worst of all the fish was served raw and cold in the middle. Not expected of sea bass, the cold center was not good and we ended up leaving over half of the meal uneaten. We will likely question visiting Morgan's and instead look for other options on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Maybe an off night for the kitchen since we’ve had great experiences here before but this was one of the worst meals we’ve had. It was late and we didn’t want to start sending food back or complain but probably should have.

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JohnG
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic and our waitress was phenomenal. She was sweet, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and very engaging. My wife and I will return to Morgan's for a number of reasons, but she is at the top of our list. Great hire by Waldorf.

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Annie
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Rushed! David Parker was our server. Very rushed

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MelodyK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food

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vipDavidG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Michael was best server ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and service with a great atmosphere

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vipAmieA
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the waiter was very kind.

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vipAlways
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Solid place, but the luster is missing due to service issues.

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vipJim655
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, due in large part to Brian. He steered us to some wonderful dinner choices and is a terrific mixologist to boot. Wonderful wrap to our visit in the desert!

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vipAMG2
Chicago
108 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Morgan’s is always amazing! I go often more than once on my visits to Palm Springs! Never disappoints! Food is incredible, great beverage menu!

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DavidK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wife’s birthday

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 4.6 stars by 1749 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.