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The Compound Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM

The Compound Restaurant

4.8
4.8
3884 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The Compound Restaurant is a cornerstone of the culinary landscape in Santa Fe renowned for its distinctive style and elegance, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016. Owned and operated by Chef Mark Kiffin, winner of the James Beard award for Best Chef of the Southwest 2005, celebrated his 20th anniversary of ownership in 2020. Chef Kiffin’s seasonally Contemporary American menu focuses on Mediterranean influences highlighting available regional ingredients and local sourcing making the restaurant truly farm to table. Such seasonal menus offer hearty braised dishes like Osso Buco with pear in the fall and winter while in spring and summer feature fresh local vegetables such as ripe heirloom tomatoes and peaches along with naturally raised organic lamb and duck. 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 are the wine program, cozy bar, and attentive staff.

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Booked 46 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-4353

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mark Kiffin

  • Private party facilities

    The picturesque gardens and elegant dining rooms of this historic setting have been the backdrop to many special moments for our guests. “In the heart of Santa Fe's famed art gallery row lies a little-known landmark of modern design. Established in 1966, Compound Restaurant is arguably the most gorgeous setting for private gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Jane Steele: (844) 690-6783

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Paseo de Peralta

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking behind the restaurant and Holiday valet parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,884 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Food

  • New Mexico

    Best Service

  • New Mexico

    Special Occasion

  • New Mexico

    Contemporary American

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Overall

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Food

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Service

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Notable Wine List

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Special Occasion

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. TS

    ThereseS

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service, ambiance, and cuisine. We loved the new ceviche on the menu! Lobster salad and cucumber soup were also stand-outs. The service is the best in town, the sun-filled rooms and patios make for great people-watching, and the crisp white table linens make you feel pampered. Superb selection of wines (awards from the Wine Spectator.) We are locals and come often.

  2. C

    Cindy

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful patio and good food!

  3. SO

    SarahO

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are NEVER disappointed when dining at The Compound. We had another delightful dinner out on the back patio. The sun setting, birds singing and plenty of space between tables allowing each party to have personal conversation It is a must experience dining place in Santa Fe.

  4. LS

    LSUFan

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service…nothing more to say

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another wonderful evening with Kathy and Kristine! Loved all the food and the WINE! Mmmm. Thanks for recommending the della valpolicella Kristine! It was perfect.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  6. RF

    RonF

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service by Iris. Seating in the corner left is great for viewing but uncomfortable because the bench seating is pitched forward and you feel like your sliding out and down.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  7. d

    davidh

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great lunch as always. Great service and fantastic food.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Phenomenal wine list

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  9. JH

    JeffH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful high end restaurant experience. Great service good and ambiance. Expensive but worth it occasionally.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Nice for all four of us. We had a great lunch.

  11. c

    csg505

    New Mexico

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food! i can not wait until i return!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review, csg505. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  12. JH

    JudyHogan

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always it was excellent

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review, Judy. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was was delicious. Kudos to the chef! We had the ahi tuna appetizer and my husband had the cod and I had the lobster tails.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The butterscotch budino is simply the best dessert I’ve ever had. Excellent food. Great place.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had lunch outdoors Excellent atmosphere. Great food. Great service. It’s second time we go to the compound and it won’t be the last. I have yet to come for dinner.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 7 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  16. n

    normarks

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Compound never fails to deliver and the wait staff is among the best in town. There is nothing like sitting in the garden; it's a private paradise with umbrellas so large and versatile that neither the moving sun nor a short drizzle interrupted our party. Until next visit....

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review, normarks. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely setting. Mari was our server. She was attentive and took care of us. The food was delicious and presentation was equally appealing. A great dining experience.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  18. N

    Native

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Compound is special. Welcoming and attentive service at a very professional level. And the food! Always interesting, perfectly executed. A delight!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review, Native. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  19. LB

    LarryB

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience on the patio at The Compound. The quality of the food and drink was only outshone by the outstanding level of service from the entire staff. We cannot wait to return.

  20. a

    archiefoodie

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Compound is an old Santa Fe institution and while no longer the most trendy place in town it still delivers a very classy dining experience that is perfect for special occasions. We came here for our anniversary and were seated, as requested out on their quiet, tree lined patio. It turned out to be the first day of the monsoon season and it started to sprinkle shortly after our arrival. We were offered the option of coming inside or staying out with an umbrella over our table. We chose the latter and had a wonderful dinner in the light rain with gorgeous sky and rainbows. Service is top notch, professional, knowledgeable, and charming (everyone). Food was excellent tasting and well presented. I had the polenta with wild mushrooms (with morels) and my husband had the lobster pasta, which included two whole tails. Dessert was the lemon buttermilk cake. Wine list is extensive, with nice, diverse choices by the glass. By the glass prices were reasonable and below average by Santa Fe standards for this level of restaurant. Not a cheap date, but good value for a first rate dining experience.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review, archiefoodie! What a treat you were able to enjoy your alfresco dining experience with a little much-needed rain. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  21. JW

    JaneW

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An outstanding experience including ambience cuisine wine service overall most enjoyable experience that I cannot wait to repeat!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review, JaneW! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Extremely slow service due. Food was not great. I will not return

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear of your experience. Unfortunately, there were staffing issues the day of your reservation.. Please know we have addressed the issue and encourage you to give us another opportunity to provide you the exceptional experience the Compound is known for.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Way to expensive Our friends fish was room temperature at best Ordered lemon cake for desert and it was old , very dry and not much taste Great wine Not worth the price

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements.

  24. c

    cctravel

    Seattle

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had lunch in the courtyard, which is a beautiful and peaceful space. The service was attentive and the food was excellently prepared! I had the chilled cucumber soup and the beet salad with lemony goat cheese. The presentation and the flavors of each dish were artful and delicious. My husband enjoyed his substantial grilled pastrami sandwich. Having a delectable lunch in the courtyard was a welcome respite from walking the galleries on Canyon Road in the heat!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review, cctravel. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  25. JR

    JanR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience. Amazing architecture! Only negatives were: the bread was tasteless and the coffee was terrible.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements. We look forward to seeing you again!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience! Delicious food.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  27. L

    Lola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Was a very lovely lunch, in a stunning spot…the server was less than knowledgeable when I asked about particulars for my preferred style of vino; was told to look at the menu (only one per table) …prob not the spot for wine dialogue. Boo The food was beautiful & ladies at the desk were kind, gracious & gorgeous. We were promptly seated for our reservation.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Lola. We appreciate your feedback. Our General Manager and Wine Director are on site and happy to help make selections and talk nothing but wine! I encourage you to join us again and request they help with your wine selections. We look forward to seeing you again!

  28. MA

    MarthaAnn

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating when we asked to moved tables because of the wind and sun! Great lunch

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  29. L

    Laura

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb fare and ambiance!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  30. R

    Rick

    New Mexico

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorites and getting better. Love Jamie, the manager, and Kristina - sommelier. Also all the servers and help are excellent. Menu is very nice this summer... we plan to be back often

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    We love what we do! Thank you for your review, Rick. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  31. J

    Johnindenver

    Denver

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was the best meal we had over several days in Santa Fe. My wife had the lobster salad and I had the fish and chips special. Both were excellent and the service was impeccable.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  32. l

    llil

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous birthday lunch for my mom.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Happy birthday! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  33. UE

    UESgirl

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were here years ago and had a wonderful dinner. We were so pleased to have another delicious and marvelous evening. We will definitely be back.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 17, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  34. LL

    LuvLife

    El Paso

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoor patio was delightful and the food was perfectly wonderful. The service was superb and I would highly recommend The Compound for a lovely outdoor dining experience.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 9, 2022

    Thank you for your 'perfectly wonderful' review, LuvLife. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  35. CJ

    ConnieJ

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite place in Santa Fe to treat friends when I come to town. It preserves Alexander Girard’s design and ambiance. Classy and elegant.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 9, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  36. T

    Toonces

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not a bad note. Impeccable service. Excellent wine by glass and bottle. Steak entree cooked perfectly, great flavor.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  37. JR

    JeaneR

    New Mexico

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant! One of my very favorite in Santa Fe. The food is always delicious & the waiter's are attentive. Great atmosphere.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you for your review, JeaneR. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  38. MP

    MaggieP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant and food were incredible, with a lovely ambiance on the patio and amazing food but our favorite part was our incredible servers and the lovely sommelier! They made our night so memorable and laid back. It was a perfect night!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you for your incredible review, MaggieP. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  39. EY

    4EvrYng

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe. Period.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  40. M

    Mike

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really wonderful. Interesting Mezcal take on a Negroni.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on June 7, 2022

    Thank you for your review, Mike. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Compound Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 3884 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for The Compound Restaurant

653 Canyon Rd Santa Fe, NM 87501

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Paseo de Peralta

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking behind the restaurant and Holiday valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Kiffin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (505) 982-4353

  • Private party facilities

    The picturesque gardens and elegant dining rooms of this historic setting have been the backdrop to many special moments for our guests. “In the heart of Santa Fe's famed art gallery row lies a little-known landmark of modern design. Established in 1966, Compound Restaurant is arguably the most gorgeous setting for private gatherings.

  • Private party contact

    Jane Steele: (844) 690-6783

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