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The Compound Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM

The Compound Restaurant

4.6
4.6
4160 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 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 4,160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Mexico

    Great for Lunch

  • New Mexico

    Contemporary American

  • New Mexico

    Most Booked

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Great for Lunch

  • Santa Fe / Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s 50th birthday.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayHappy birthday! Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  3. KB

    KeilaB

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding! Staff very attentive to our needs and wants. I highly recommend. We went there for our anniversary and they brought us a beautiful dessert with happy anniversary on the plate. The coffee is so good!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  4. D

    Donna

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Compound is never a disappointment! We had a lovely evening.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  5. CM

    CMBnyc1003

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food is delicious but make sure you have the onion rings — they are the best ever, light and sweet and amazing.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  6. RM

    RoscoeM

    Des Moines

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wine list was also exceptional.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  7. JC

    JackyCTNM

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's always so interesting to eat at The Compound. And a delight to have some fine dining instead of NM menus. Gracious service, outstanding cocktails, wonderful food.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  8. g

    glmori

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upper class ambiance with white tablecloths, extensive wine list and fantastic food. Excellent service. We split the agnolotti for an appetizer which was excellent. I had the duck breast that was very good and my wife had the halibut which she said was great. The sauces used were over the top. Wish we lived closer to Santa Fe to be able to eat here more often.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded todayThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  9. BG

    BrideyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Waitress was not on her game like she should be. Forgot to bring wine glasses for the other 2 diners having wine as bottle was already at the table. She came back twice to tell us that what were ordered which was the special was only available as an appetizer portion which was fine. Then she comes back to say she only had one left.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  10. MA

    MarthaAnn

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love it!!!!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    A nice venue but service was less than what you’d expect for this kind of place and reputation

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements.

  12. M

    Mirena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Table was an odd setup, in the middle of a large booth, but with chairs...food was good but not great. Flavors unimpressive. Underwhelming and overrated :(

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.

  13. DA

    DarrinA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and meal at The Compound!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  14. KC

    KCKC

    Kansas City

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service top notch for decades in Santa Fe! But like most Santa Fe restaurants overpriced !..second tier to restaurants in chicago and other big cities - consistently the best restaurant in Santa Fe

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  15. M

    Matt

    Denver

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We dined on Saturday 9/24/22. Appetizers were mediocre to very good; however, my vichyssoise had no okra and no roe as advertised, and there was no pickling taste to the corn. Kind of a letdown. The tomato and lobster appetizers were more impressive. As for the main course, I chose the pork tenderloin, which was clearly not presented in its best form. The pork was dry and lacked salt. The sauces amounted to a very tangy flavor which did not complement the dish in any particular way. To round it out, the plums were hard--very underripe. Whoever was overseeing the kitchen on this evening was not having their best night. On the drink side, my Manhattan was overrun by vermouth. All in all, it was an underwhelming taste experience on our first visit to this restaurant. This was in direct contrast to the wonderful ambience and very attentive staff.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to make improvements. Our new fall menu will be rolled out in October. We encourage you to come back and give it a try.

  16. KI

    KIMS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We liked the back room that we were in but the other tables were very loud.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  17. ZT

    ZenaT

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, prices high...as expected. Sat outside in the lovely small patio. Dessert, although small was very good.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  18. RL

    RaymondL

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, excellent food and service. The kitchen excells.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  19. E

    Enchanted

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Normally I love this place, and I want to give grace as they were preparing for an evening event. But/and, I had a business lunch reservation to sit outside, specified when booked and when we arrived they said we couldn’t sit outside, we were sat at an indoor table (that required we sit side by side on a booth — it was a business lunch), we were surrounded by dirty tables so we couldn’t even move to a more appropriate one, and we were facing the back of the bar and entry. I wanted to show my guest a lovely compound experience on the patio and literally had the exact opposite experience.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reggie was the best, and the food marvelous as usual. That polenta with mushrooms was fantastic! Lovely ambiance, of course

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  21. JW

    JimW

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, with a wonderful luxardo cherry-lemon-serrano mocktail. Perhaps a little too consistently heavy.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, really creative and delicious food, and very relaxing environment. Will be adding it to my favorites!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  23. CL

    CliffL

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    We had reservations for patio dining, but rain had been forecast for the evening. Inside we were given a table for two, over an air conditioning vent and located at a choke point where a hall and stairs meet. I had to put my jacket on because of the chill from the AC, and nearly every patron and wait staff rushed past our table constantly creating a less than desirable dining experience. Portions of the meal were great, particularly the Onion rings and salads, however, I was disappointed with the my Scallops and my wife’s Filet had little flavor. Our dinner was not the event it could have been. I left disappointed.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed the onion rings and salads! We look forward to seeing you again!

  24. a

    artlovingman

    New Mexico

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The reserved bar seating was crowded and noisy. The bartender was overwhelmed with drink orders and couldn’t focus on the customers seated at the bar, which wasn’t his fault. Brazen and rude lady took my silverware at the onset of my meal and grabbed my bill from the bartender at the end of the meal even though he told her it was mine. The seating arrangement lets you quickly find out out who is friendly and enjoyable to talk to vs who is rude and Lacking social manners.
  25. LC

    LuckyCrossingRanch

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Disappointed seeing the service slip at the Compound. The food and atmosphere is still good.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and atmosphere.

  26. C

    Claudia

    New Mexico

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lobster salad!!! Our waiter was so nice. Will be back soon!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  27. NS

    NancyS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything went well with restaurant once we got there. Very nice food and service. However, we were asked to move up the time of our reservation on the afternoon of the reservation. When we arrived, hostess was on a long phone call with a customer not present. Then she seemed to have difficulty seating us at a table for 2 after we had accommodated the restaurant by agreeing to the earlier reservation. All a bit off putting and puzzling.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible, the staff are courteous, genuine and inviting and there is parking! My family and I had such a wonderful experience( sometimes hard to get with a small child) and I highly recommend this to locals and visitors alike. Thank you to the chef and everyone at The Compound for making us feel welcome and wanted. We will be dinning there again, no question about that!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  29. SB

    SusanB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and food. Our out-of-town guests were delighted!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  30. PA

    PATRICIAK

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely three hour lunch in the beautiful back garden. Food was excellent as was the wine. Pedro was our waiter and he was excellent.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  31. CQ

    ChrisQ

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous meal-superb food, service, and wine selection. Thanks for a terrific memory.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  32. k

    kenneths

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate our 30th anniversary and everything was perfect. The service team worked flawlessly together. A special shoutout to Maria from new Hampshire (i did not get her last name) for making the evening fun and memorable.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  33. KB

    KenB

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine as always. The best in Santa Fe

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  34. DI

    DannyIII

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent place for a special occasion! We enjoyed the hamachi crudo for our starter, which was lovely, and had the beef and halibut for our main courses. The beef was excellent, if lightly overcooked, and the halibut was divine. Dessert was on a different plane, altogether. The presentation was phenomenal and the taste was otherworldly! Service was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable ,as well.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  35. G

    Gemgirl

    New Mexico

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were on the beautiful patio, so noise level was greatly reduced. The food was excellent, many choices for dinner, and beautifully presented. Service was excellent with a great wine selection. One of our favorites!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  36. R

    Rainey

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Waiters and owners very concerned about my Service dog and made her sit on floor- I knew this so brought blanket for her - Very annoying! Didn't even offer water for the dog ! Excellent food no matter what you order - the lemon cake for dessert - Divine

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  37. DO

    DONO

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was superb, regardless of dish we ordered. Service was excellent as well. We received a great deal attention without it being overly burdensome. Really wonderful in every regard!!

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again!

  38. KO

    KimO

    Naples

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    We were ushered to an indoor table after telling hostess that we had requested outdoors. She said someone would get back to us to assist. No one did. Empty tables remained on patio entire time we dined. Waiter was eager to clear our plates. Our anniversary wasn’t acknowledged even though I had indicated on reservation. Just an all around bad experience. Do yourself a favor and have a far superior experience at Geronimo and Coyote Cafe. Both restaurants put this one to shame.
  39. WL

    WilliamL

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Hate being seated at the first table next to the hostess stand, entrance, restrooms, etc. at 6:00 when lots of 4 top tables are available.
  40. MW

    MikeW

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the patio and it was beautiful. Food was excellent and service was good at-a relaxed pace. Very pleasant.

    The Compound RestaurantResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for your review. 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 4.6 stars by 4160 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
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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