About Morgan's in the Desert
49-499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
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.
Farm-to-table, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly 5:30PM- 10:00 PM
Cocktails: Nightly 5:00PM - 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
Send a Gift Card
Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.
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
Very standard preparations of dishes, albeit very well executed. The steak and lamb were very high quality cuts, but you definitely pay the price.
Nothing particularly notable about the preparation. The salad starters are basic. Desserts were best dish. Service was poor, both slow and inattentive. We had to ask for bread and for cutlery for the dessert. Overall this place falls far short of what we expected for a well regarded restaurant that cost over $100 a person.
Server named Jason took great care of us! Great navigation thru the menu and made great recommendations on wine and cocktails. We dined her many times and hands down. Jason is Morgan's best server! Food was fair but not great. Morgan's still offers a very limited menu...
As others have said, pricey but good. Service attentive, friendly but not rushed or hovering. Our server, Marilyn, was delightful. My partner said lamb was good, but prices compared to San Francisco were higher. I'm no foodie, but my ravioli was good, though to be honest I had a better meal at Lavender Bistro. I don't eat beef, pork, lamb and only rarely chicken...so much of menu lost on me.
While the food, ambiance, and service was exemplary, I was disappointed that our mention of my wife's birthday was ignored by the hostess and manager. We came to Morgan's specifically for a special birthday dinner, however, there was no celebratory ending.
Great place for a special dinner- only negative was the the timing between appetizers and main course. We were just finished our appetizers (plates still on the table), sipping our cocktails when the main course came. It felt rushed and clearly an oversight on the waiters part regarding timing of the courses. It is a lovely place to relax and really enjoy the ambiance. Too bad appetizers, cocktails and dinner were very rushed.
Will be back again but make sure the waiter knows not to bring dinner on top of the appetizers.
Food quality, temperature and presentation was spot on. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. Anthony really ensured we were taken care of...
We are spending 5 nights at La Quinta and will dine at Morgans on our last eve simply because it was a great meal and overall experience
We had an excellent meal and experience at Morgan's. The food and ambiance lived up to the high ratings on OpenTable. The cauliflower appetizer (with a hint of curry and other spices) is a must have. We both enjoyed our seafood entrees - salmon and halibut- which were cooked perfectly and were inventive. The accompaniment of the side of corn was good as well. The service was highly attentive and professional, yet personal. Our server was Jason Rader, whose passion for the food and the restaurant, and even Palm Desert, was manifest. He is a pro and brought an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable evening to an even higher level. If our experience was any indication, Morgan's seems to be doing everything right.
The service with Jason in the private dining room was absolutely fantastic! The manager of the restaurant was very accommodating and allowed us to use the private space at the last minute. Our executive attendees were delighted. The atmosphere, wine and cuisine were all very good.
Overall the atmosphere, food and service are what you expect when dining at a Waldorf Astoria. Our server was knowledgeable and kind. She easily guided us through the menu and explained the dishes.
We started with the cheese plate and roasted cauliflower. Both were excellent. My husband had the lamb, which was perfect and beautifully plated. I went with the halibut, which I felt it was a bit dry/over cooked but not to the point that I disliked it or needed to send it back. (I also rarely order halibut so I may not be the best judge)
We can't wait to come back. I'd love to try the scallops. The bar was a great place to wait for our table and cocktails were perfect.
We had a wonderful dinner tonight at Morgan's. It's such a beautiful restaurant and The La Quinta Resort and Spa where it is located, couldn't be any prettier! We have. Even to Morgan's many times and always have a lovely experience. They have a new chef now-and the food is even better than it has been. We had the salmon and he halibut with an amazing side of French fries. All to die for. Our waiter was the best part of the meal. His name is Michael-and he couldn't have been more charming, professional or accommodating. I arrived suffering from the tail end of a migraine-and he was kind enough to suggest that I drink mint tea, a remedy which I was unaware of for a migraine. He not only brought me mint tea, but also camomile tea to combine it with-and after one pot, my migraine was gone. Thanks to Michael, our dinner was not only delicious but enjoyable for all! A real professional and lovely person. Don't miss out on visiting Morgan's. It's always a pleasure from the food to the management to the attentive and delightful servers.
We dine at Morgan's each year 2 or 3 times, generally for special occasions. Past Friday was a birthday celebration. Service as usual was excellent, provided by Rebekah! Pre-dinner cocktails were excellent... a Grey Goose Cosmo & a Ketel One on the ice. Following soup as a starter we enjoyed a bottle of Rombauer chardonnay with our dinner consisting of the Halibut special and the Filet & Short Rib special. Both tasty & delicious choices. Morgan's is a pricey restaurant however it is worth it for special occasions.
Morgan's is always a dinner stop during our annual treks to the La Quinta Resort. This evening confirmed their committment to great service and creative cuisine. Our server mention a new chef is on board, and has made a few twists to the creative steak, fish and veg menu. We had soup, rib combo, veg ravioli, and topped off with the 'mess' dessert item. All creatively prepared, tasty, and mostly memorable. Staff is very friendly, some being there for serveral years we've observed, and seemed on top of our every need and paced courses. Make it a stop for a comfortable, yet fine dining experience when in town.
We are very excited about the new chef and enjoyed a sampling of his new dishes. Caviar is a terrific addition to the oysters.
Our server was efficient and good spirited without pushing her ideas as some wait staff at Morgans have done previously.
All and all a délions and beautiful evening.
My wife and I wanted to go some place very nice for our 48th wedding anniversary. I told her to pick ANY place she wanted. For the second year in a row, it was Morgan's. The food and the atmosphere make it a splendid experience. The fish was cooked perfectly; the staff friendly, efficient and the complimentary desert is appreciated. We come at least twice a year, but I think it will be more frequent in the future.
Unfortunately Morgans has hired a new chef who appears to be following an Asian fusion direction. Asian fusion. Really!
Since Morgans reopened after a fire a few years ago, Jimmy Smits was the chef and Morgans became the best restaurant in the area. Now Morgans has gone cheap and terminated Jimmy and his award winning crew. The new chef has ruined many dishes and a clearly learning on the job. Frankly, Morgans is not an Asian place and I can't imagine what the management was thinking.
At this point since Morgans doesn't want to pay a top chef, I'll have to save some money also and avoid this place.
Less than impressed. It was extremely loud there. My husband and I lamented that we didn't have our cell phones so we could text each other across the table. We had a great waiter, Steve. But that's where the great experience ended. We got our starters, no problem. But an hour and a half after we sat down, we got our entrées. The kitchen messed up our order! It's a one and done with Morgan's. The final nail in the coffin was there was a guy with a hat on! Granted it wasn't a baseball cap.....but still, show some class, no hats under roof! Food once it came was delicious. But one and done.
Ate at this restaurant two times during our stay, we where celebrating our daughter's fifth birthday and then we were celebrating our 10th year wedding Anniversary, each time it got worse service was good. One time they were out of a bunch of the main plates but what we got was good the second time, nothing worked out. The food was bad, timing was bad everything was bad, service wasn't even that great although they did comp our meal and we did appreciate that but again it was a waste of our time we could have actually went and had a really good meal somewhere
This is our "go to" special occasion restaurant here in the Coachella Valley. We've dined here during the holidays with large family group on two occasions, and could not have asked for a more memorable experience. Service is nothing short of spectacular. Servers are well versed on the menu, knowledgeable about the prodigious wine list, and attentive without being "overly friendly." Very talented bar staff, cozy surroundings and overall just a wonderful place to spend a few hours (and more than a few bucks).
All of the food was exquisitely prepared and the service staff were very attentive and friendly. I had requested a table near the player so we could enjoy the entertainment and our table even allowed us a view of the piano from a distance.
I was already a fan of Ron Pass as a musical entertainer and I was so glad to get to see him at Morgan's. He even stopped by my table to say hello - what a treat for me and my guest.
We went for an early Christmas dinner. There were 6 of us covering 3 generations. It's become a tradition to dine at Morgans for special occasions. Our servers Marylin and Jesse had the right balance between professional and friendly. Marylin was extremely knowledgable about the menu and wine list making excellent suggestions. The red wine we wanted wasn't available but the sommelier made a very good recommendation at a lower price! The cauliflower soup is a perennial favourite. While all the protein selections were excellently prepared the accompanying detached and veggies were outstanding and not just "plate fillers". The 2 managers stopped at our table twice each to enquire if everything was okay and the second times engaged in cheerful banter with our grandchildren. A nice touch was to comp the deserts of the grandchildren.
We will definitely keep up the tradition of celebrating family events at Morgan's.
This is my favorite restaurant in the desert. From the moment we are seated at our special table that we always request, they create wonderful drinks, the food is perfect every time. The manager always comes over to ask how things were. The staff is wonderful, the food is fabulous and the wine selection has to be the best in the desert.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.