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About The Compound Restaurant
Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound Restaurant, has won the James Beard Foundation award as one of America's Best Chefs. The Compound is Santa Fe's premier restaurant with Chef Kiffin's acclaimed seasonal Contemporary American cuisine derived from Santa Fe's rich heritage of regional and Mediterranean influences. The New York Times, Gourmet magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator have all selected the Compound as Santa Fe's favorite. Equally impressive is the attentive, highly knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Chef Kiffin's menus focus on the exclusive changes in seasons such as hearty braised dishes in the fall and winter using apples, pears and cider from local harvests, osso bucco and porcini risotto while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables and naturally raised organic lamb and delectable strawberries.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Summer Hours: 5:30 - 10:30)
Paseo de Peralta
$31 to $50
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There is ample parking behind the restaurant and seasonal valet parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The picturesque gardens and elegant dining rooms of this historic place have been the backdrop to many special moments for our guests. Every event is brought to life through detailed planning for events with 10 to 250 guests.
The Compound Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Been here many times over the years.Well located ,spacious,elegant,well appointed. Menu just
adequate, best entree a steak, cook to order but nothing special. Service pretentious and incompetent. Maybe a bad night, just a Fri night, no special date.Badly missing the professional,knowledgeable waiters, attentive service experienced before.
Overpriced and now overrated
We met a young friend for dinner. We arrived at separate times so the wait staff had to balance our cocktails, and then bring hers later which postponed ordering dinner. We wound up waiting quite a while to order. When the food arrived it was all we could hope for. Delicious. The Chef came out to greet us, which is always special.
Such a lovely evening (yet again) at the Compound. The staff took such good care of our two boys, serving them Martinelli’s in champagne flutes and including them in all the culinary delights of our meal, making it such a special night out for all four of us. The manager is sharp and thoughtful and was speaking to all of us on a first name basis in no time at all, making us feel right at home in one of Santa Fe’s most elegant restaurants.
When I made the reservation I requested outdoor dining. I reiterated that request via email when I confirmed the reservation. When we arrived I was told the outdoor wasn’t available. I feel that could have been communicated prior. We waited over 15 minutes after being seated before being acknowledged. That was after we had to flag the hostess down. Our waiter, although very nice was clearly overwhelmed, not knowledgeable about the menu and very rushed. The room was overly hot. As we were eating our first course, the runner came with our entrees in hand and just stared at us as if we were the ones that needed to clear our plates. All that said, the food was good but service and ambiance extremely lacking. Extremely opposite of our visit in 2016, when service was amazing & food incredible. We had guests with us based on our last year’s experience and were very disappointed and embarrassed to have raved so much prior.
We had a birthday lunch for my husband. This is where we go for birthdays and anniversaries. Always a treat that never disappoints. Food and service are always top notch. We feel comfortable and like the elegant atmosphere. We get a bit dressed up but you don't need to do so.
We never miss a lunch at the Compound when we are in Santa Fe. Everything is always so well presented, The bib lettuce salad was small but lovely. I always order the sweetbreads and mushrooms topped with a slice of foie gras. Absolutely delicious. My husband had fish and chips - beautifully deep fried pieces of flaky white fish and fried potatoes - a man's dream lunch!
The sea scallops and vegetable stew were delicious and I always enjoy picking from your wine selection. The waiter was very attentive, even though he was multi-tasking with a number of tables. It was a beautiful,colorful, sunny Fall afternoon. Everything was great!
My wife and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at the Compound and as we were driving to the restaurant we decided to check out the reviews. We were a little worried since Yelp only gave the restaurant 3.5 stars, however once we got to the restaurant we were treated to a 5 star experience. From the moment that we arrived until we left, we received excellent service, great wine and some of the best food that we have eaten in Santa Fe. We even got a personal visit from the chef who delivered our dessert with a specialized message wishing us a happy anniversary. I would recommend the Compound to anyone who wants to have a real 5 star experience.
Hopefully it was just a bad night for the Conpound. Expensive bottle of Chardonnay served way too cold. Bread delivered to the table long after the dipping sauce had been removed. Meal delivered very late, so much so that the onion rings the restaurant is noted for were cold. Yet the entries were delicious.
A very cozy restaurant, excellent service! The tomato soup, roasted vegetables, chanterelles and scallop appetizers were delicious and well prepared. The duck breast was good, a little overdone and skin not crispy, the halibut good - not memorable, the salmon was good but the dressing a bit dry, the dish might benefit from more sauce. The service is excellent! We were given an opportunity to sample several wines before choosing. We would come back to this Santa Fe location
We tried The Compound for lunch because we had heard good things about the restaurant. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is located in what used to be a home and is cozy but very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food and cocktails were also delicious. Off street parking was available. We plan to go again and experience dinner at The Compound.
The food and service were both excellent, overcoming some past history of occassional spotty service. However, we gave the waiter a $50 Open Table gift card to use against the bill when we ordered, which both of us promptly forgot and was not applied to my bill. I have called the restaurant twice, left a voice mail with one manager, and emailed the assistant manager Charles once about this to make arrangements to preserve the gift card for another time. It has now been several days but no one has bothered to return either my phone call or respond to my email. So - where is the gift card I gave the waiter? Did someone else use it?
I have heard such great things about The Compound. I have heard the food is excellent, which it was, but we had quite a few problems with the service as soon as we arrived. We ordered a red and white bottle of wine. The waiter brought the cooler to our table. Then brought the bottle of white. He put that into the cooler and left. After about 5+ minutes, one of the members looked up and said is anyone going to pour our wine? Waiter showed up and she said "is anyone going to pour our wine?" He looked around and left. He came back with the bottle of red and started opening the bottle. Her date looked at him and said, "we'd like you to pour the white wine first."
Oh yay, the white wine was still in the cooler..... The service went on from there the entire evening. Don't know when i'll be going back, which is too bad; the food was excellent!!
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