The Compound Restaurant
Took my mother to The CompoundTook my mother to The Compound for Mother's Day brunch and it was a wonderful experience. Food and service was exceptional making for a special experience. I had not been to this restaurant in a while and found that it was still very consistent which is a good thing. I would highly recommend it for lunch, brunch or dinner!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little AggressiveThe food and wine were outstanding however the waiter constantly tried to "up sell" us on everything. He wouldn't take no for an answer when my companion decided not to have an appetizer course. We shared a 1/2 bottle of a very good white burgundy and when I decided to have an additional glass of something else, I asked for a pinot noir. from their by the glass program. He tried to get me to order a 1/2 bottle of a Chateauneuf du Pape. Just too aggressive in selling which diminished our dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant, fabulousGreat restaurant, fabulous food! For the first time in a long time, the service was spotty. Our waiter kept disappearing for long periods of time.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in Santa Fe?Have been to Compound several times, but this time was nearly perfect. From the sommelier to the servers to the buss team, the service was flawless and very professional. Whether I ordered a cocktail or glass'of wine, it never took more than 2 minutes for it to be brought to the table. The food was outstanding. Spring pea risotto, halibut, foie gras, polenta......wonderful. It was my wife's birthday and they ended the service with a plate of cookies with Happy Birthday written in chocolate. Perfect.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRemarkable, inventive food,Remarkable, inventive food, beautifully presented, and excellent though limited wine list. Service was prompt and attentive.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSanta Fe traditionAwesome lunch spot on Canyon Road. Food was excellent and would recommend the soft-shell crab sandwich.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMade a special effort to eatMade a special effort to eat at The Compound on our 2nd trip to Santa Fe. Wonderful food and excellent service. The manager is very knowledgeable and an excellent maitre d'.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the bar service. JustLove the bar service. Just a perfect setting and a great bartender. Thanks for a great evening4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Javier, was wonderful.Our waiter, Javier, was wonderful. He steered us to a great bottle of wine, and also suggested that we try the scallop appetizer — it was easily the best part of the meal. We also ordered the risotto appetizer, which was a real disappointment (and is what prevents me from awarding 5 stars for food). A soupy/stewy rice dish with vegetables (and trace amounts of pork?), it certainly was not risotto in a traditional Italian form. Of course, that wouldn't matter if the taste were good! It was a bland dish, the sauce unable to tie the vegetables and rice together in any harmonious way.
Our entrees were delicious (thank God, after that risotto!) — the beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked and plentiful, as was the pork tenderloin!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey menu, but the experiencePricey menu, but the experience and the ambiance simply enhance the outstanding food. Well worth a special night out - try the manhattan, all local ingredients and one of the best I've had!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMeal was wonderful! Can'tMeal was wonderful! Can't say enough about the special touches put forth by all involved. We ordered the Osso Bucco and still can't stop talking about it. I wouldn't doubt if the meat was braised for days because it was so flavorful and so tender- fabulous! Wait staff was nothing but courteous and professional- would highly recommend!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect location and menuA perfect location and menu for a birthday luncheon. The crab and lobster salad is always a hit.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great as always. JustIt was great as always. Just needs to get a more varied wine selection.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at this restaurant and the food was very good, however, I ordered duck and it was very tough and chewy (the only thing that was not up to par). The wait staff tried to tell me that this type duck (Hudson Valley Duck) tends to be chewy. Then why serve it. This will not keep us from returning, everything else was very good, just won't order the duck.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove It!Our favorite place for a special lunch. Everything about The Compound is outstanding! We love it!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSanta Fe SpecialOur one night in Santa Fe, en route to Taos, NM, we chose the Compound to dine with friends from Holland. We were late arriving in Santa Fe, and they were kind to seat us rather late. My husband described it as an outstanding experience. Wine and food, service and ambience were lovely. A great American experience for our Dutch friends.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous FoodThe food was the star here. The richness of the sauces to the beautiful presentation of each dish. The service was alright but not outstanding. Maybe because it was a quiet evening......4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best of the bestThe Compound is always wonderful. We live in Santa Fe part time and find that this restaurant by far has the best quality food.
I am not a vegetarian - but tried the soft polenta with wild mushrooms. It is the best of the best.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place for a specialExcellent place for a special occasion, but I preferred Geronimo for food, ambiance, and service.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was amazing. The foodIt was amazing. The food - incredible! I'll be back again and again!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is not very inspired,The menu is not very inspired, but the execution is flawless and delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIn my lifetime top 10The Compound is an experience not to be missed. The food is fabulous (I am a chef myself), the service is attentive but not excessive and the ambiance is perfect. Pricey but worth it.
M. Atherton3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good, wine list wasFood was good, wine list was fine, a little pricey. Service was excellent and ambience was nice and quiet.
Check your bill carefully. I was charged for 2 bottles of champagne when we only had 1.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly recommended for LUNCH.Highly recommended for LUNCH. Virtually the same menu, but not worth the money for dinner.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy and Vibrant Lunch SceneClassy, vibrant lunch scene tucked in among the Canyon Road art galleries. The martinis and wine were flowing freely at every table. A very fun and relaxing lunch. Highly recommend it.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was okMy girlfriend and I went for Santa Fe Restaurant week. We ordered from the pre fixe menu. The food was all pretty good but I have had better at lower prices. I especially like the mushroom polenta, my girlfriends tuna was a little over cooked and really just not that tasty. There are also plenty of high end restaurants in Santa Fe that don't feel the need to charge $15 for a glass of wine from a bottle that costs $20. I realize this is common practice to mark up wine like mad but usually it's closer to $8/glass. I guess your paying for the name at this restaurant. I will say that the service was outstanding though. Kudos to the staff. But, I'll stick with Restaurant Martin, Old House, Casa Sena or Azur in the future.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile in Santa Fe recentlyWhile in Santa Fe recently we ate the following dinners: Pink Adobe, El Farol, Santa Cafe, and The Compound. The Compound was BY FAR the best dinner we had. Filet was excellent cut of beef, lamb was excellent as well. Appetizers were beef tartare and the scallops served with brussels and bacon. Absolutely will return anytime I go to Santa Fe.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have visited the CompoundWe have visited the Compound several times in the past few months and the result it always the same...A delightful Evening! Wonderful ambiance, great food and friendly service. Good wine selection too. Recommended!1/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful experience. FirstDelightful experience. First time to experience the Compound and it is highly recommended. Service was outstanding and food very good. Soild wine list. Friendly white table cloth establishment. We greatly enjoyed the upscale dining.12/17/2012 12:00:00 AM