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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

No one does Christmas Eve like The Compound! Thousands of luminarias light the way to our door with a delicious 3 Course Prix Fixe meal waiting to warm you up after caroling on Canyon Road. Join Chef Mark Kiffin and celebrate the best of the season at The Compound!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Keep the celebration going at The Compound! Celebrate the best of the season with our holiday Ala Carte menu designed by James Beard Award Winning Chef Mark Kiffin. Traditional and non-traditional Holiday favorites will delight your taste buds!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

No one does New Year's Eve like the Compound. Put on your finest and let us help you start the New Year in style. The restaurant is decked out with balloons, streamers and noise makers so if you feel like getting your party on we're are here for you!

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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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Creative Cuisine (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Notable Wine List (40)
Romantic (39)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Cozy (22)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Seasonal (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Organic (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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
 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We were seated in the Rainbow Room, which is my favorite, and so pleasant and cheerful.
The homemade pasta dish was delightful. The sauce on the pasta "to die for". The wait staff very attentive and cordial. Thanks for a delightful afternoon!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food and fabulous waitress. Loved our table and the whole experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great!
Will was our server and was very knowledgable about the food and wine. He was also charming and personable which added to our great experience!
We will be back soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Every time we eat at the Compound we are amazed at the quality of the food, presentation of the food, and the great service and atmosphere. It is a favorite lunch treat for us.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had Saturday lunch at the Compound. Although hard to decide what to get, I had the salmon entree and my husband had the chicken schnitzel. Both dishes were superb. I ordered the salmon medium rare and it was. The menu is varied and it's one of the few restaurants we've been to where we would have tried every single item. The atmosphere is sleek, comfortable and cozy. Our server was knowledgeable about the selections and his service was attentive. We will recommend the Compound to anyone traveling to Santa Fe.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Just the Best....a must when in Santa Fe. Great food, pleasant staff, and nice environment

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A delectable meal in a lovely setting. Great service too! High end restaurant on Canyon road - get your wallets ready!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful service, food and environment. Best veggies I have ever had! Amazing. Only wished we could've eaten more. Will definitely be back numerous times

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Superb cuisine, superb service. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant that is both elegant and casual all at the same time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Met friends from out of town. Asked for quiet table which was perfect. Food and ambience
were first class. One of Santa Fe's best restaurant experiences.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love The Compound, excellent food, fun setting but waiter was pretty inattentive. Had to ask for an iced tea refill twice. Disappointing. We’ve always had such good waiters in the past.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had a delightful lunch at The Compound. Our server Leanne took very good care of us
& the hostess gave us a tour of the building/artwork as we are admirers of Alexander Girard.
Here's a tip.....order the onion rings!

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Superb dining experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent dining experience!! Food was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lunch is a great meal to have at The Compound. It's much more affordable than dinner (save that for a special occasion). Interesting food and wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dining at the Compound is one of the joys of living in Santa Fe.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Beautiful, elegant ambiance, perfect food, attentive and accommodating staff. We loved every minute and every bite!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Overall in all aspects excellent. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the finest restaurants in Santa Fe should not have a stain on the tablecloth when we sat down and confusion with two different menus.
However, the food was wonderful, as was the service, so I hope the issues noted above were only an aberration.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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