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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
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.
Edgy, flavorful, creative, expertly prepared dishes. Decor is warm and inviting, old world Spanish rustic. Fireplace is cozy and provides comforting ambience.
The food met or even exceeded my expectations, which made it worth a visit. That being said, I did not personally like the vibe of this place--pretentious, snobby, judgmental--enough to say I would have to think hard about returning or recommending to others. I have visited many fine dining establishments, Michelin rated and others, and did not feel this way at all. The food is good, but not the best I've ever had to overcome the bad taste of the vibe.
Enjoyed a lovely dinner on the patio this week. As always, our service was above-and-beyond perfect. There were three of us dining, and all three ordered the filets (at $55 each). Should have been an easy thing to get 2 of them cooked medium and one medium-rare, right? The restaurant was very good about replacing the medium-rare one with a new one that was actually cooked that way, but it really put a damper on all of us dining at the same time. So disappointing and especially at that price point! We've all dined at Morgans for years and were sad to have had this experience!
Marilyn was an excellent server. I had the lobster, and it melted in your mouth. Delicious! My husband had the pork chop, it was also very good. The carrot soup was sooo good, made with no cream or oil, tasty and healthy! We celebrated our 8 year anniversary, will be back again for date night!
This is the second time we've gone there and it hasn't been even a third full and I believe I know why it took 45 minutes to get the bread basket on our table the menu wasn't to our liking at all there was no chicken (I don't do duck breast) there is no wild Alaskan seafood, The cappuccino machine wasn't working ; It took forever to get the dessert menus and our coffees , corking fee is too high as is everything on the menu the side dishes so tiny and too much money also I'm done going there
Excellent ambience. No offense, but waiters should refrain from interrupting conversation at the table. Service staff ought to be invisible until needed/wanted; they are not the entertainment. The man who is paying the $1,000 restaurant bill is the one to whom the wait staff might want to pay attention. Just making a quiet suggestion.
Wait staff really might consider training in Europe or Asia. No, "Hi, my name is Tad" is wanted or necessary. One can assume, we are attending a restaurant to eat, so bring something small before asking what we want to eat.
Do not ask what wine I want until the guests have chosen their meal. I may want a red wine with a steak or a white with fish, or a rose. Wine might be best chosen after food decisions are made. Just say'n.
We where recommended by friends to try Morgan's We loved it. We are from Seattle and this was our first visit to the desert with our teen children. They loved it as well. Highly recommend for teen children and adults. Great patio setting. Thank you. We enjoyed our experience.
As a frequent guest of the La Quinta Resort, I have eaten at Morgan's many times. Its never for the food and always for the ambience. The food is decent, but the menu is limited and uninspiring and now it seems more of a mess than ever. Its pricey and while it's one of the most romantic venues around (we love the outdoor patio), they need to step up their game. We dined here twice this week and both experiences were sub par. A few nights ago we were served stale bread, which took too long to remedy. We also had to ask for water and pepper too many times. The soup was delicious but it was cold and I don't know how it could be hot when it was served in a large shallow plate (not a bowl! We could not eat the soup without lifting the plate as it was too shallow to even scoop the soup with a spoon. Crazy. The chef's attempt to be fancy & unique didn't work. Bowls have a purpose; the depth keeps the heat in and allows a spoon to work! Our steaks arrived after a long wait but they were cooked well and were delicious. Our second dining experience tonight was more of a disaster. My son ordered butternut squash ravioli. It came with ONE small ravioli (seriously, just ONE!) and a plate of exotic mushrooms. He hates mushrooms. The menu did NOT say it came with mushrooms. When we addressed this, we were not offered a new dish but were told the bill would be adjusted. I ordered seafood pasta with shrimp, scallops & squid. I was surprised when it arrived with black squid ink pasta. The menu did not say that either. I don't care for squid ink. Again, no offer to exchange it. My son ate my dinner and I ate an expensive plate of mushrooms. The menu should reflect the correct ingredients. The manager said the waitress should have described each dish. I disagree. The menu should be accurate. The bill arrived with no adjustment. I was dining with a friend who owns a high end seafood restaurant on the ocean. She was floored by our dining experience.
We celebrated husband's birthday at Morgans, having never dined here before. The grounds are very impressive as you drive in, flowers everywhere. Martini's were perfect, the steak was outstanding, but I would not recommend the ceasar salad. It's very pretty, but I don't expect to have to chop my own salad. Everything is served ala carte, so the salad was extra and we also ordered one side dish to share, macaroni w/ cheese, which was just so so. So, go for the steak and martini but maybe skip the sides. Overall, it was an enjoyable meal.
We had a very nice meal. Love the outdoor setting. But don't leave a phone message. They don't return calls. I tried. So did some friends who wanted to buy us a bottle of champagne for the occasion we were celebrating. They left several messages that went unanswered.
Great food but the hostess didn't know what time of day it is. She let kids run around and after I complained she said thank you and did nothing. Go back when she's in a longer employed. And incase management reads this it was April 5 for a 7:45 PM reservation on the patio for two people.
Absolutely delightful in every aspect, almost. The food was excellent. We had the wild mushroom flatbread that was short on mushrooms and long on Neuskes bacon and delicious. The filet mignon was slightly over done but tender and very tasty. The Indio corn side dish and macaroni gratin were really good. Caesar salad was ok, romaine was a little dry but good. We shared the chocolate tart with spiced walnut crust that was fair...someone else in out party ordered ice cream with beignets and it looked delicious. Next time! And there will definitely be a next time, can't wait!
The service was incredibly slow and we waited a long time between courses and for our initial drink order to be taken. We also waited at the door for several minutes to be greeted as there seemed to be only one hostess and she was very busy. Seems like a management issue as no one was watching the door nor making sure the food and service were expedient.
The service issue was minor as it allowed a chance for old friends to spend a leisurely evening together. As I said before, can not wait to return!!
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