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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.

653 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Summer Hours: 5:30 - 10:30)

Cross Street:
Paseo de Peralta

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 982-4353

Website:
http://www.compoundrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
There is ample parking behind the restaurant and seasonal valet parking.

Executive Chef:
Mark Kiffin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Tue 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Wed - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

Fri 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Notable Wine List (36)
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Fit for Foodies (36)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for a Date (32)
Romantic (30)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Cozy (25)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Business Meals (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Healthy (6)
Organic (6)
People Watching (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Casual (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were excellent! Our waitress went to an extra effort to make sure both our drinks and food were to our liking. A special treat was sent out for two birthday's being celebrating gratis.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent restaurant!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I have always loved the Compound. It's been my favorite restaurant since we moved to Santa Fe. However, the other day I ordered the stacked salad. When I came home I got immediately sick and it lasted for 24 hours. Please rethink this recipe.

thanks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Enjoyable lunch, pleasant service, comfortable ambience, creative but not fussy food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Business Meals
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great restaurant!! Food was excellent and atmosphere wonderful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrific food and service to our party of six, many with dietary restrictions!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The poor service undermined the experience. It is impossible to separate the food from the service.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time dining at The Compound and my husband and I were both impressed by the warm and cozy atmosphere, the quality of the food, and especially the excellent service of our waiter, Sean.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Two couples from Los Alamos celebrating birthdays for three in our party.
When we came in, we were seated in a dining room with only one other table occupied and were seated right next to them - the tables were so close together that one of our party could barely pull his chair out to sit down. Shortly afterward, a large party was seated near us, and the noise level was so loud that we could not converse at our table.
Although the wine was wonderful and the food was amazing, with prices this high ($450 dinner for four), we wanted to also enjoy a relaxing and intimate dinner. We were unable to have that experience here, so we will not be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have visited the compound for many special occasions and usually it is top notch. However, we went for our anniversary and the service was awful. They just seem too be too busy to care. We felt unattended for the entire meal. It’s too expensive for that service.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Shaun or Shawn was our waiter and he was a gem. Couldn't have had more helpful dish descriptions that made our choosing from the excellent variety a bit easier. And the food was nicely prepared and presented. Shaun was attentive and friendly, but didn't fawn over us and wasn't stuffy, as a few waiters in high end restaurants might be inclined to be.
The cocktails were expertly prepared, "not too sweet," as I asked, and with pride.

A real nice evening out with dear friends. They left with a great impression of the Compound, Canyon Road and Santa Fe.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Disappointing compared to many prior visits. It can do better. The restaurant has lots of potential but needs to focus on the basics - prompt service, hot food, etc.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wine recommendation poor after they did not have the wine we wanted that was that was on their wine list. Food served without wine on table. Disappointing. Food served cold for some.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The Compound is always tops in every way. The ambiance is calm elegance. The culinary experience is world class as is the service provided by their excellent staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding place for lunch. Seasonal and established on the menu. Outstanding on all fronts - really a 'mustn't miss' place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Tired - tired - tired. Told by hostess our table hadn’t left yet. But offered2 spaces at the Bar. What!? Hostile Andry bar tender. Tired - shabby decor. When seated table smelled like dead fish/ waiter was nonexistent / huge clash of dishes falling in kitchen. Food a Ok. Not great. Sad thing to see a once great place mired in mediocrity... and with higher than mediocre pricing.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Charming restaurant on Canyon Road with superb service and an inviting, elegant atmosphere. The food matches the setting. The tomato soup was fantastic and the New Zealand venison was tender, flavorful and lean without a hint of a gamey taste. Wonderful meal.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service, incredible food, dessert was incredible!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a delicious dinner at the Compound. I had the Scottish salmon and my husband enjoyed the braised lamb shank. Service was top notch. It is a comfortable restaurant with tables well spaced. The extra bonus is that there is parking. This can be difficult at many Santa Fe restaurants. We will return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The visit to the Compound was memorable. The atmosphere was quiet and cozy. The service was very personal and appreciated. Put all that together and add the outstanding meals makes the a must visit for your next special occasion or a spciel night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This is a very special restaurant. We will definitely rerun the next time we are in Santa Fe. Pearla
was a really great wait person.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely birthday celebration! Delicious from appetizers to dessert!! Flavors are Complex and interesting. Relaxing, casual fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great. Waiter had a bit of an attitude and was not friendly at all

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food good A-
Service B
Ambiance B-
Overall B

Place needs a coat of paint. Bit care worn.
New or additional art. ( it’s been the same for at least a decade ....or more!)
Fresh REAL seasonal flowers bouquet.
At this price point plastic for sure/faux doesn’t work.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The waitstaff were very attentive and the manager was very kind and friendly. The food was delicious and the drinks were made perfectly.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Dinner at the Compound was a memorable experience. The service was very good and unassuming, never rushed, the food was excellent and cooked perfectly, and the dining room was very quiet and relaxing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Steak Tartare was perfect. Venison was also wonderful. It was my birthday and without fanfare they wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate on my dessert.
CLASSY ALL AROUND.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The bar is always fun. The two bartenders Mike and Alejandro are very engaging, good mixers and fun to talk to. We always meet people at the bar and communicate with them after we leave. The food is also excellent and the bar menu is outstanding. We recommend this to just about anybody. You must make reservations because it is crowded.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very pretty environment. The soup was a bit salty but they accommodated me well.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Expansive wine list. Great lunch options, and excellent dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was our first visit. The front of house was less than welcoming. We arrived five minutes before opening and went into the open lobby to be greeted by the hostess who told us to go back outside to wait in the chilly November weather. She allowed others in and proceeded to seat two parties who arrived after we did, despite knowing we had a reservation. Once we were in contact with other staff the experience was better. Our waitress was attentive and cheerful. The food was good and the options were interesting. The experience was a little tainted by the feeling we were perceived as not worthy of the courtesy other guests received.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

awful service super slow and food ok but not for the price

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was great however the grounds and building such as lighting need normal maintenance.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at The Compound; my salmon and his filet were perfectly done, and all accompaniments were excellent. I highly recommend the cream of tomato soup with bacon--yum! We were a bit disappointed with the lemon cake, however; it was pretty bland; we should have chosen the flourless chocolate cake. All in all, the experience was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

They are just outstanding. One of my guests has Parkinson's and they were so very accommodating with us. The food was outstanding and service as lovely as any place I have been. They have always been on the top of my list in Santa Fe and everything was perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The entire evening was sensational. The perfect dining experience, from the service, food, and ambiance. Thank you for making my birthday celebration so special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 25, 2017

From soup to nuts, The Compound was top-shelf. Great menu, excellent execution, perfect service. It's a bit pricey, so it's more of a celebratory restaurant than everyday - I wish I could afford to go every day, though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The Compound is still one of Santa Fe's top ten restaurants in a beautiful space and well worth a visit. The dining rooms are lovely and weather permitting, the patio is a spectacular place to enjoy a meal. The kitchen continues to share my love of wild mushrooms and regularly integrates them into the menu.

That said, each time I return to The Compound I get the sense that their focus has shifted from an exceptional dining experience to watching margins. The banquets once covered in elegant soft leather are now covered in synthetic cloth. The breads were once notable, but now they just put a couple of slices off a loaf on your plate. The cutlery was once polished and elegant is ordinary. I had a very satisfactory lunch (simple salad and polenta with mushrooms) but was disappointed by a salty chewy duck with doughy potato latke at dinner.

I still recommend The Compound, but don't expect a world class experience. Select one of the "Compound Classics" from the menu and you'll leave very satisfied.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Superb setting and outstanding service and cuisine. 5 Star 🌟 experience!!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Unfailingly great service, superb food, great location. A wonderful restaurant. We have increasing enthusiasm after 5 meals. We especially recommend Mother’s Day brunch.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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