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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.
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly 6:00 PM- 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.
Executive Chef Jae Ho Bang
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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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
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.
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.
What a great evening we had at Morgan's with our out of town company! Morgan's has a new Chef and the food was inventful, excellently prepared, and extremely tasty! Of special note were the Chilean Sea Bass and the Rib Eye. Salads and sides were tasty too! This is a HUGE improvement over last season. Thank you!
We really enjoyed our time here. Normally, we are very easy going and easy to please, but on this occasion I got a little "picky". I requested a more "intimate" table as we were celebrating our anniversary. The manager offered to move us not only once but TWICE!! The customer service was exceptional as was the meal. The chargrilled wild salmon filet was fantastic as was the chilled corn soup. The wine list is lengthy with lots of option for your palate. All in all a great evening.
We had been planning on trying Morgan's in the Desert for some time and were not disappointed! The ambience is lovely at this historical resort and the menu offerings are creative, locally sourced (mostly) and of high quality. Service is attentive. The overall experience was enjoyable as we celebrated our wedding anniversary.
Very overpriced; was quite taken back when the charge for a normal Manhattan (no call liquor) was $21.50. Brought this to the attention of the waiter who chose not to inquire with management or take any action. Although I will continue to frequent the La Quinta Resort and Spa in the future, I'm afraid this will be my last visit to Morgan's in the Desert.
Had an absolutely lovely dinner while vacationing at the resort. The service, ambiance, food taste and plating were all on point. Phenomenal dessert options as well which we ended up coming back for while enjoying some sparkling Schramsberg. We'll definitely be returning next time we are in town.
This was our first time at Morgan’s and our last time. The most interesting part was that we ordered their specialty drinks, and they were out of them. The food was reasonably good; however, the service was not as good as one would expect at such a restaurant; though, nice décor and ambiance. I would say there are other restaurants in Palm Desert which server better food and have excellent service.
Steaks were sold cold, we send them back (3 steaks) and they came back on hot plates, but steaks still cold. Manger argued with us that unless we wanted them well done, this was the temperature of the steaks. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and therefore we expected more attention to detail. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Before we got to the restaurant they called for a confirmation and left a voice mail. We called back and were put on hold for 10 minutes . They leave the number of the main switchboard for La Quinta and not the restaurant. We got there a few minutes early. There fourths of the restaurant was empty. They proceeded to take us to the worse table in the restaurant. My wife said no way,and they kindly placed us at a better table. Dinner was enjoyable. My wife loved the cheese plate . The Duck was a 5 of 10. Got to valet and they lost our car. After 20 minutes the guy asked what make and model of car. We told him and he disappeared for another 10 minutes. He returned to say someone place the keys on 93 instead of 03. Do open table people get short changed?
Have dined at Morgan's a number of times with each being a fantastic experience. They've accommodated dietary requests and service is always top-notch. Our server Rebecka was pleasant and attentive.
Great wine list. Great food. Wonderful decor.
We definitely will return.
Another excellent meal at Morgan's. Service by Marilyn was top notch. So incredibly professional and attentive, she has very kind and unobtrusive in her approach to service. We all had prime steaks...excellent quality and perfectly prepared. Side dishes of truffle fries and ginger scented corn were beautiful accompaniments. A very comfortable and beautiful restaurant located in the amazing La Quinta Resort property. Management: you are doing something right. We enjoyed thoroughly.
Although the food was prepared with utmost care and technical expertise, there was very little that I would call truly memorable. My truffled asparagus salad was the star of the meal, if that tells you anything. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable, entertaining - but that didn't make up for a very pricy, but less-than-excellent meal.
One of our favorite restaurants in all of Coachella Valley. Always perfect for special occasions and a great place to bring guests, there's something for everyone on the menu and there is never anything to complain about. Food, service, environment are all always outstanding.
The menu here is Concise but full of creative options. The chef clearly understands how to make amazing new flavors and deliver an amazing culinary experience. Typically when I think of an expensive dinner I think steakhouse, but this experience has opened my mind to other options for sure.
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