About Morgan's in the Desert
Morgan’s in the desert, by James Beard Award winning Chef Jimmy Schmidt, 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 or cocktail experience.
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly 6:00PM - 10:00 PM
Cocktails: Nightly 5:30PM - 11:00PM
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For Catering information contact:
www.laquintaresort.com ● www.pgawest.com
Complimentary Valet and Self Parking.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Throughout the year we offer prix-fixe food festival menus, each highlighting a unique ingredient such as Meyer Lemon, Blue Mussels and Morel Mushrooms.
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
Beautiful patio dining. Attentive, know ...
Beautiful patio dining. Attentive, knowledgable waiter. Cauliflower soup was very good; brussel sprout starter was ok; pork chop in fig reduction was good - I expected a more tender piece of meat; wife had braised short ribs which were flavorful but very fatty. We skipped dessert. Over-priced at $300 including wine and tip.
Ted and staff went above and beyond to e ...
Ted and staff went above and beyond to ensure my birthday dinner celebration was a complete success. The attention to details and their warm and considerate service made it a memorable evening! I always visit when in town, and look forward to my next repast with you!
This was a horrid dining experience. We ...
This was a horrid dining experience. We planned to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was noted by the hostess when we arrived. However that was the only indication that the restaurant knew it was a special occasion. We enjoyed our cocktails, but that was the extent of any enjoyment for the evening. My wife's "delicious" pork chop (as described by our waitress) was so salty it was inedible. So - it was replaced by another salty pork chop - also inedible. By that time, I had finished my scallops (dining alone) & my wife had a fig sauce and crackers for her birthday dinner. We actually live close and dine here several times a year, but this will be our last time. Service was minimal - we were one of only three tables seated inside and personnel were running past us to get to the outside tables. (Oh - the dog actually enjoyed the $38 pork chop)
Morgan's features its "food festivals" t ...
Morgan's features its "food festivals" throughout the year and the prix fixe menus are consistently superb. My wife and I enjoyed the Diver Sea Scallop Festival with the paired wines this past Sunday evening and we were certainly not disappointed. Our first course featured jumbo sea scallops pounded thin like ravioli to enclose Maine Lobster with ginger froth and a crispy ginger salad. Our second course of Maine sea scallops nested in hand cut linguine with flavors including sweet garlic, parmesan froth, rose tears and garlic chives. Despite the molecular bent to many of the festival entrees it all comes together and the portions are particularly generous. We enjoyed a patio table in the far corner of the restaurant which enjoys a more flattering and less illuminated lighting scheme than the rest of the restaurant. The wine pairings included an unoaked South African chardonnay and rose of mourvedre from Washington State. This is a special place for late evening dining and I highly recommend Morgan's.
Talk about an experience. I've never had ...
Talk about an experience. I've never had seafood in the desert and didn't question how "fresh" it was. Our service was amazing, however I could tell after a certain hour he dining room was getting a little overwhelmed as other tables waited longer than we had. I still will rate this 5 stars because how wonderful an experience we had.
What a fantastic dining experience! Thi ...
What a fantastic dining experience! This was our 3rd time at Morgan's, and it just keeps getting better and better. In our opinion, the best dining choice in the Valley!! Amazing food, unbeatable service and incredible ambiance. Morgan's captures the essence of the Valley and artfully blends old-world class with a hip, sophisticated atmosphere and an enlightened and forward-thinking menu. Thank you for a great anniversary dinner, and we look forward to our next opportunity to join you.
Need to improve on their steaks, the wor ...
Need to improve on their steaks, the worst steak and eggs in Vegas or at norms are much more better. For the price, it should be comparable to Ruth Chris steak , Peter Luger, Bobby Vans.
Yes, we know our steaks and this is so bad, dry, burned ( requested charge) , tough. Expecting prime cuts of meat. My husband cannot eat the steak and both the waitress and manager offered him something which was the short rib, but still was not good. When we were going to pay (expect at least just the bill for my husband, because he did not eat anything), but the manager took the bill completely (that is class act). But definitely need to look into their quality of food specially their meats.
Outstanding food, Exemplary Service, Lov ...
Outstanding food, Exemplary Service, Lovely Atmosphere! Made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary while visiting the desert. From the minute we walked in the door we were gracefully greeted by the hostess, Ariel. She seated us in a lovely location near the fireplace. Our waiter, Steve, was next to promptly greet us. He shared the menu items and recommendations. Started of with a perfectly made godiva chocolate martini. Hubby had a grey goose martini. We decided to try the Apple Festival menu, a three course meal paired with wine, and we were so glad we did. For starters we had Apple and Chanterelle Risotto laced with Wagyu Bacon and Manchego paired with Viognier. It's not your typical risotto, it's made with apple. It was unique and delicious. For entree we had Pan Roasted Apple Cider Cured Duck Breast atop Carmelized Empire Apple Confit Plumped Ravioli paired with Pinot Noir. Not your typical ravioli, it is made from apple. It was to die for! The duck was cooked to perfection. The wine pairing was spot on and went well with our meal. For desert we had Apple Cinnamon Mini Donut Poppers drizzled with Cinnamon Brittle, with Apple Jack Caramel Ice Cream. Loved it! Our dining experience and the service we received was top notch. Steve did an excellent job of making sure we were well taken care, and his recommendations were spot on! Anthony & Mario also did an excellent job of making sure we were well taken care of. They were very friendly and personable. Thanks to all of the staff for going above and beyond. We loved this place so much we plan to go back soon. This restaurant is definitely fit for us foodies and our foodie friends. We will be back!
Your characterization of "energetic" is ...
Your characterization of "energetic" is not enough to describe really noisy.
Food and service were wonderful, but not a great setting for conversation, which is primarily what we wanted over excellent food.
Morgan's gets it right.....again....and ...
Morgan's gets it right.....again....and again!!! Had a terrific dinner with my business partner and some clients. The food and service was outstanding. Of course they will see me again. Averaging once a month or more now.
We had a truly amazing dining experience ...
We had a truly amazing dining experience. The food was delicious, and there was so much creativity in both the menu selections and plating. The service was impeccable, and the decor
of the restaurant was beautiful with an understated elegance. We highly recommend Morgan's,
and will definitely dine here again.
Morgan's in the Desert is our favorite p ...
Morgan's in the Desert is our favorite place in the desert. We celebrated my wife's birthday last weekend and had our usual spectacular time. The food is always excellent and the service always makes us feel at home and welcomed. This is the only place we take out of town guests because of the historical ambiance and great food. It is a can't miss location if you are looking for a special night out.
Outstanding food and service in an under ...
Outstanding food and service in an understated but comfortably elegant atmosphere. I'm a big fan of duck and this was about as good a presentation of duck breast that I've ever had. Cooked to perfection and the blackberry sauce with onion was outstanding. Will definitely be coming back.
From the warm welcome from the two hosts ...
From the warm welcome from the two hosts and accommodating our request for a different table, the whole evening was memorable. The chilled root soup and the pear salad were unique and wonderful. Cannot overemphasize how spectacular our server, Marilyn, was to us. Our first visit and she answered all our questions thoughtfully and with much insight. She is a treasure. We will return.
This is not our first visit but may be t ...
This is not our first visit but may be the last. Service was severely slow; it took 15 minutes before the waiter said Hi.
The rack of lamb was overdone; the manager kindly offered to exchange it. The replacement was worst- the bone was charred but the meat center was rare , almost raw (ordered medium rare). Back to basic grilling 101!! Too high external temperature.
The salmon appetizer was brilliant,though. Great taste and texture contrasts..
Our dinner was amazing. The server Maril ...
Our dinner was amazing. The server Marilyn was very knowledgable and so attentive . Chef Jimmy Schmidt is one of the most creative chefs and always on the cutting edge. There is no way that you would consider this restaurant a tipical hotel restaurant. The ambiance is also top notch.
We went to Morgan's for a five year wedd ...
We went to Morgan's for a five year wedding anniversary. I probably experience the best service I have ever had at any restaurant and I have been to a lot of nice restaurants. Our waiter was wonderful and very informative. The food was also amazing. I can't wait to go back to Morgan's.
Morgan´s is a wonderful place. We love ...
Morgan´s is a wonderful place. We love to eat there when we are in the desert. There are just two remarks that I wish to make. First, the menu is short on choices for vegans and vegetarians. That is a pitty. Second, whilst the waiters are polite, some of them have forgotten to be spontaneous. It sometimes sounds more like acting than as serving with real kindness.
I will not deny this place is pricey, bu ...
I will not deny this place is pricey, but the food is always fresh and amazing so it is worth it. Very good service in a beautiful and relaxing space. We make sure to eat here on our last night any time we stay at the La Quinta Resort. I had the cold soup special to start, which was interesting and different, and my husband had the beet salad which he loved. We then went for the simple prime steaks, which were fantastic (New York and Rib Eye) with a vegetable and the paprika smoked fries as our shared sides. Ended the meal with a light raspberry sorbet. All in all, the perfect meal to end our relaxing stay!
Went with friends Friday evening for the ...
Went with friends Friday evening for the special Sweet Corn and Lobster 3 course dinner starting with a savory Maine lobster and sea scallop corn wrap taco followed by poached Maine lobster tail accompanied by a wonderful corn risotto and finished off with a Kettle Corn ice cream parfait. All served beautifully with great execution and attention to detail.
The food was divine. The mixing of flavo ...
The food was divine. The mixing of flavors especially with the beef dishes was tremendous. Good desserts and the service was excellent and amazingly prompt and very helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants the palette to experience greatness.
We are locals, and chose to celebrate ou ...
We are locals, and chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Morgan's. It was truly one of the most special dining experiences we have had in years. Our server Marilinn was wonderful... Impeccable service! The manager Ted was attentive from start to finish, making sure everything was perfect...and it was! We highly recommend Morgan's for celebrating a special occasion...or to make any meal feel like a special occasion.
Morgan's is an excellent restaurant. Th ...
Morgan's is an excellent restaurant. The manager stopped by and was very friendly and made sure our experience was great. We enjoy the ambiance, the food is always good and the staff is top notch. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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