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Morgan's in the Desert

1275 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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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

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What 1275 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was exceptional-everyone loved their meal. The service was especially good. My new favorite spot in the desert!

DanineS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was a birthday and they made our guest feel acknowledged and special. The food was creatively prepared and very delicious. Our waitress was knowledgeable about each aspect of every dish too.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time to celebrate our first year anniversary and we had a wonderful experience! Everything we ordered (including many fancy drinks) was excellent! The service was impeccable and they made us feel very special with 2 desserts and a candle. We’ll definitely be back again and, hopefully, it’ll be warmer and less windy so we can tour the grounds.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fabulous ;)

vipFredD (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We ate here a year ago and remembered it fondly as a fine dining experience with an excellent server, good menu selection and fine food. This year, the food was fair on a substantially different menu. The service was acceptable, though the final total on the check was $70 more than the true fare (most likely an honest error). In any event, there was not much to delineate that would cause us to return in the near future.

vipmpls5628 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Waited 1/2 hour for our reservation . Were there almost 2 hours eating . No wonder they were so behind in reservations ... way too slow!! The manager said she would buy a round of drinks.. never saw the drinks . With so many good restaurants in the area I would try others ...unless you like 2. 1/2 hour dinners . Not what I would expect from a Waldorf . Been coming for 5 years and I think this is our last time here.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Melissa was outstanding with her knowledge of the menu, and personable demeanor. Ambiance is wonderful.

vipLandofLakes (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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 on February 12, 2018

Service was good but the food could be better.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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.

MarkL (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

vipAmaryllis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 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 3, 2018

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