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Morgan's in the Desert

4.5
4.5
2235 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Morgan’s in the desert showcases contemporary American cuisine inspired by the bounty of the Coachella Valley. We source the region’s top products – and craft them with traditional cooking methods – to bring you deliciously simple and healthy dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-7600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Cooper

  • Catering

    For Private Dining and Large Parties please contact Morgan's in the desert at (760) 564-7600.

  • Private party facilities

    Dining at La Quinta Resort 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 serves an unforgettable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Steiding: (844) 855-7709

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Washington Street and Eisenhower Drive

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,235 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was just average. I have eaten there a number of times in years past. The whole experience was great. I guess restaurants go through their lifecycle. This lifecycle is over. Won’t go back again.
  2. CM

    ChrisM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks and service. The bread is also excellent. Maybe the dessert/Bread Pudding could be a little bigger.
  3. DW

    DonW

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Javier was excellent. Will be back again! Food was also excelent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was outstanding!!
  5. MS

    MichaelS

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was overpriced. $8.00 for a cup of coffee is ridiculous! Food was adequate. Nothing more.
  6. LZ

    LarryZ

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great food and great setting at La Quinta Resort. A little pricey but definitely worth it. Highly recommend
  7. LT

    LTSAI

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Conveniently inside the La Quinta resort. Excellent food and good ambiance.
  8. F

    Franco

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ms. Lara was perfect! A tradition for us. We miss Steve!!
  9. MA

    MonicaA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dishes featuring local and seasonal ingredients- always a delight to our palate. Wonderful place to treat yourself and loved ones when in La Quinta!
  10. AK

    AKLC

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was over priced for what was served. The wine was unfortunately marked up beyond words. The service was lackluster. We had high hopes for a big milestone birthday celebration.
  11. EM

    ElizabethM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    As a single diner, I felt slighted by the wait staff compared to the diners around me. They received elaborate descriptions of the starters, special and highlights on the menu. Their drinks were refilled. They were offered tastes of the wines they were choosing. I received none of this. I would not recommend Morgan's in the Desert to anyone who chooses to dine alone as they don't seem to offer the same customer service.
  12. AG

    AllynG

    New England

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    A disappointing experience all around. Food poorly cooked, service bad and inept management. To be avoided.
  13. LF

    LyndaF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was exceptional. We were a little disappointed to have to leave at 10. It was so early to end the evening when we are on a mini vacation. Bartender declined our request for a glass of wine to enjoy outside after closing.
  14. BP

    BobP

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Perhaps just a bad night, bit overall the food was subpar given expectations. Definitely the worst Creme brûlée I’ve had. Ambiance is nice and staff is friendly.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, but limited menu.
  16. JG

    JanetG

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining room is very inviting and romantic. Service is attentive. The food is fresh, flavorful and as you wish. Gracious hospitality is a true plus.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Six best friends celebrating a milestone birthday! Everyone from the resort and restaurant provided a gracious, welcoming experience. Our birthday girl felt special, the food was made as ordered (the Ahi Tuna entree was my fave) and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Great experience!
  18. DW

    DW449

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Never go back. Food & drinks were horrible! Don’t know how this place rated with 4+ stars. I would give zero stars if I could. Not worth the $190 spent! Don’t waste your time at this place. Not worth it!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Bread was cold, food lacked flavor. Best thing was their truffle fries.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    We were a party of three. Two of us ordered the lobster with several side dishes. Both lobster tails came with an odor similar to that of ammonia, which would indicate that the tails weren’t fresh. I returned mine to the kitchen in exchange for another dish. The intention of this report about our experience is in hopes that this will somehow get back to the chef who sent these dishes out to the table last night in this condition. Simply smelling the tails, would have impeded this from occurring. The odor was unmistakable.
  21. l

    leejayb

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    3 entrees were good. 4th one (scallops had to be sent back - inedible and made her sick the next day. Replacement meal was also inedible and sent back. Ruined what should have been a fun evening with old friends.
  22. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and perfectly prepared! Our waiter was very pleasant and at our table at just the right time!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Rolando (I believe was his name) went out of his way to make our date night for our wedding anniversary weekend very special!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I ate dinner in Celebration of my wife’s birthday. The ambiance was pleasant, with a live singing pianist playing a wide variety of songs at comfortable volume. Marylin was our server along with Javier. They were great. My old fashioned was served unbelievably fast and was very well made. I had the Colorado Lamb Rack, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My daughters had the scallops and lobster mac&cheese, and my wife the sea bass. Everyone loved their meals, no issues, and we definitely come back soon.
  25. P

    Packrat

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Halibut was excellent. Scallops overcooked. Service wonderful. Ambience very good except for loud 2 year old and table of mildly obnoxious homosexuals.
  26. SB

    StephenB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Entire meal and evening was great for me and my friends he’s very much appreciated the white staff.
  27. l

    lacyr

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We were not acknowledged for 15 minutes after we were seated. No acknowledgment of our anniversary. Waiter saw us, helped the table right next to us, then left us waiting. When we finally did get food, our asparagus was so burnt, we didn’t eat it. The waiter did not inquire as to why the food wasn’t touched. The cocktails were $24, and not at all special. I’ve had better at a dive bar. The steak was basic, chewy, and flavorless. Adam was our server, and he was mediocre at best. Not top notch at all. Expect disappointment if you go to Morgan’s. They need to take notes from who they clearly want to be, but fail at. Morton’s. Go to Morton’s.
  28. j

    judy3430

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was lovely and food was great. Best halibut and ribs.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were exceptional. Definitely will be going back.
  30. B

    Barb

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service (Marylyn!!!) food and beverages were all top notch!! We went for a special Fine Dining experience to celebrate our anniversary and our expectations were well met!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Mira Cruz our server was genuine, sweet and knowledgeable. Everything you look for in hospitality. I also love a supervisor who rolls up her sleeves and gets involved in service. She served two our courses personally. I just didn’t catch her name. Food notes: tartare served not overly chilled thus nicely presenting a milder texture of the high quality tuna. Broth of the onion soup surprisingly clear while still rich in flavor, a real treat. The citrus caper sauce perfectly accented the beautifully butchered halibut filet. the short rib was sadly very lean or a tad over cooked and therefore a bit dry, but the potato purée was salty and delicious. White chocolate brûlée was a ten yum.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s a nice place with good food and we’ll be back.
  33. J

    Jewelrygalcpa

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Since we were staying at the (La Quinta) resort, we thought to take advantage of the on-site restaurants. Morgan's, - the ambiance and views are outstanding. The food is good, but not spectacular. The menu is limited and expensive for what is provided. The server was very sweet and knew the menu. She tried her best, but she handled too many tables. The support staff, tried, they really did, but they were new and inexperienced. As a result, there were long delays between the appetizer salad and the main course. We would have been better off going to LGs or another fine restaurant in town.
  34. PS

    PSPDiner

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary at Morgan’s in the desert and we were pleasantly surprised that the new GM was Eric Edmunds. He made our night a night to remember. We invited another couple and they could not believe how excellent the service was as well as our delicious selections for our meal. If you are looking for a special place to celebrate or just to have a fabulous meal, I would highly recommend the Gem of La Quinta and celebrate at Morgan’s in the desert. Enjoy!
  35. S

    Shane

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was amazing we would definitely go back to his section next time.
  36. K

    Kate

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so polite and helpful. The food was AMAZING! Can’t wait to come back. Thank you!
  37. BA

    BrianA

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Marilyn was tremendous. Just absoultely outstanding
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was cooked perfectly. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating.
  39. 1

    1ocjennifer

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    hoping this was gonna be worth the price. everything was just ok
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience… Meals were absolutely fabulous… Our server, Adam was so attentive, kind, polite, and knowledgeable… Highly recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Morgan's in the Desert offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 564-7600.

Morgan's in the Desert is rated 4.5 stars by 2235 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Morgan's in the Desert

49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington Street and Eisenhower Drive

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Cooper

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-7600

  • Catering

    For Private Dining and Large Parties please contact Morgan's in the desert at (760) 564-7600.

  • Private party facilities

    Dining at La Quinta Resort 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 serves an unforgettable experience.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Steiding: (844) 855-7709

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