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About Morgan's in the Desert

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.

Waldorf Astoria Laquinta Resort & Spa
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30 pm- 10:00 pm
Cocktails: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 564-7600

Website:
http://www.morgansinthedesert.com/

Catering:
For Catering information contact:
Meagan Davis
Ph: (760) 777 5821
Fx: (760) 564 7656
meagan.davis@waldorfastoria.com

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef Jae Ho Bang

Additional:
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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Enjoy a Morgan's in the desert Christmas Day at La Quinta Resort. Chef Jae Ho Bang has prepared a festive three course meal to celebrate the Holidays. $97 per person.

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Celebrate the arrival of the New Year at Morgan's in the desert. Chef Jae Ho Bang has prepared a New Year’s Eve menu featuring five exquisite courses and live entertainment in the Morgan's bar from 9pm to 1am. Dinner $170. The bar menu will also be available.

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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.

Morgan's in the Desert Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (28)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Scenic View (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Live Music (9)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
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Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

The atmosphere and the people were wonderful. We enjoyed the staff and they were very attentive.
The food was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

This was a wonderful dining experience! We both had the seasonal truffle special that was indescribably great.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food here was really good and the service was even better. Since I’m not a wine drinker, I would’ve loved an expansive beer least, but that’s just a personal thing.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We celebrated a birthday with another couple. Our server (Kim) was amazing. Our food
choices were wonderful. Thank you! We will return many times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went here for our anniversary and everything was outstanding. We had the lamb and scallops (both incredible) as well as oysters, cauliflower, and various sides. Great chocolate "cake" for dessert. We felt very taken care of, the service was A+.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The ambiance, food and service was excellent. The menu was diverse enough that there was something for everyone. Thought there could be some vegetables as side dish options for those who didn’t want the calories. We were celebrating a birthday. Great place to do that.
The decorations for the holiday season made it all the more special.
We will be back!

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Morgan's is a lovely dining experience, especially during the holidays when the resort property is decorated for Christmas. We love the outdoor back patio. There's a big fire pit nearby and space heaters to keep you warm. Once the days get longer again, it's fun to go for sunset.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic experience....great ambience, excellent service, food never disapoiints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good restaurant in a spectacular setting at La Quinta Resort and Spa.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Waiter recommended the oyster appetizer, which was adequate, and the Halibut, which was dry and over cooked. It was clear that I was not eating the dish, but no one asked if I was happy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and service were terrible. I had to send the food back because it was cold and salty. I would never return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been to Morgans every year for 10 years. This is the first disappointing experience we had. The service was horrible. The manager made a great service save by comping us. Given his concern and remedy we will go back.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have eaten here many times over the years and it is probably my favorite restaurant in the Coachella Valley. This last meal was great but there was a major convention going on and the service was overloaded but management went out of its way to make it up to us and I really appreciated it. This is not normal for this restaurant and I give this restaurant a 5 star rating even with a minor problem once in a while.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Healthy, Organic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Cauliflower soup was to die for however it was one of the very few vegetarian options on the menu. Pricey place with not a ton of variety on the menu, however service and ambiance on the front patio in the evening was very nice.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Morgan’s in the Desert was excellent! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. We look forward to returning soon!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was very typical and our bill was more than what you would expect for the food we had. I had been here before and was disappointed this time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ask for Steve. He knows the menu and the best wines.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The restaurant is elegant and a lovely setting. We dined indoors, but the patio behind looked so pretty. Our meals were delicious and the service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I loved Morgan's! From the oh-so-fresh oysters to the amazing squid ink pasta and seafood dish , perfectly cooked filet. Great wine selection. Lovely evening on the patio. Delicious!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We all ordered their Pumpkin Festival menu and it has heavenly! A perfect venue for celebrating!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We enjoyed the food, the excellent cocktail, and the first class service.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were hoping for a special birthday celebration for my husband. However, it was hard to find anything appealing on the menu. Every item had an unique (but not appealing) twist to it; the special price-fixed menu was everything pumpkin (instead of just one or two items with pumpkin), and the basic Caesar Salad wasn't even good. We each ordered a pasta dish as an entree, and they were not to our tastes. On the other hand, the setting was absolutely beautiful on the outdoor patio.

With so many fine restaurants in the LaQuinta area, I would recommend others that offer great food PLUS ambiance over Morgan's in the Desert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The menu was very good and was well executed with meals we chose. Definitely would go back there the next we stay at La Quinta. Well done.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Dinner was supposed to be good but the pappardelli dish was terrible, the pasta was overcooked and the taste was terrible. The scallops were wonderful as were the oysters and their combo beet/beef salad was not very good.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was delicious from salad to dessert. Reasonably priced for the quality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was fine, very pleasant group of servers. Ordered a Caesar salad and didn't know it came with tomatoes and anchovies draped over the top. They were kind enough to take it back. The ahi dinner entree sounded delicious and I ordered it medium rare and it came out well done. Not much taste. Very disappointed, but my husband ordered the scallops and they were delicious. For the price, the food is not worth it. I wouldn't go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Loved the food and wine pairing at the Far Niente wine dinner we attended. New Chef is awesome. I'll be going often.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We have used Morgan's for special occasions for five years and this time we were disappointed. Perhaps it was an off night. The wait staff while giving it the "college try" seemed less than as professional compared to other high end restaurants in the area. The waiters at those establishments are seasoned and very smooth.

The corn soup was superb. The scallops I had were excellent. My wife's fish was under cooked and the accompniments were not as tasty as hoped for. For Morgan's, this was not the normal five star experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Consistently the best food in the desert. Even with a new chef!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed having Parker for our waiter. He knows the menu like the back of his hand and gave us excellent service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Cinnamon Old Fashioned specialty craft cocktail is amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was fantastic. The presentation wonderful. Although the servers had very pleasant demeanor, their "team" effort was off. Our drinks were brought to the wrong table 3 times, our drinks, salads and entrees were not placed in front of the individual who ordered. The team service skipped a beat, and their seemed to be confusion amongst the staff. I had to ask for my bill. With that being said, this would not prevent me from going back and we still very much enjoyed our dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Despite the fact that the kitchen was kind of slow on this particular evening, the service was great and the food was delicious and very creative.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic food. Fresh, local, delicious. I am still thinking about the market salad days later!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

This restaurant is amazing! Staff are extremely professional and friendly. The atmosphere is so peaceful and relaxing. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Tapas, Scenic View, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really disappointing. Filets we're not tender and poorly cooked. Side dishes were bland. Salad was under dressed and had too much anchovy. Cocktails were good. Servers were very friendly. Expected much better food quality for the price.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. Pricey. A good special occasion destination. Warm atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Always a favorite in La Quinta. This was not our first visit and it will not be our last.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We've been going to Morgan's for decades and it's 1926 ambiance is second to none. The restaurant's themed contemporary cuisine seasonal dinners have been exceptional. Not so much this past Sunday night and we are inclined not to go back. Our reservation at eight was honored but only if we were willing to sit outside. A slight rainstorm had driven everyone inside. The outside patio is charming but not so much if you are seated proximate to the "family arcade" which brings a bit and more of Coney Island to the restaurant but why this location.? Throughout our two hours of dining we watched a parade of millennials, strollers, very charming babies and children and at least two dozen very well behaved dogs. Who needs that when dining outside a luxury restaurant and spending $250 for dinner. The meal itself what can I say. A fairly unsuccessful rift on Spain's molecular cuisine of decades ago. First course watermelon salad creative and excellent. Second course very overdone shrimp and not much flavor. Desert would have pleased the Cleavers. With its 1959 custard snaking through the watermelon sorbet. How about just a slight sense of a simple delicious slice of real watermelon as opposed to
overly processed, uncompressed and unliquified watermelon? I looked into the remodeled lobby in progress and wept. The original owner, Mr. Morgan , would be beside himself. Gorgeous contemporary refurbishment without a clue as to the historic nature of this property. Go off property and don't waste your time.

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