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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We split a delicious salad which was huge. The service was professional. The best is sitting on the deck looking out to the garden. Perfect!

1  Thank craiggh2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner at the Compound, as the grilled octopus was more generous than expected. My halibut was perfectly prepared, and I couldn't finish it, because I was so full. Pleasant ambiance and the service was prompt, if overly verbose. No beers on...More

4  Thank Attea146
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a hike if walking from the plaza area, which we did, but a pleasant way to walk off a nice meal after...delicious food and generous portions, excellent wait staff

3  Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I popped into the compound for lunch and I have to say it was one of the best burgers I have had! I sat on the back patio had a wild mushroom appetizer (which was awesome too) drank a couple glasses of wine and took...More

5  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a reasonably priced enjoyable place to dine and the fare is quite good. We shared a white asparagus salad and then ordered the halibut and lamb. Both very nice preps. An attentive server. If there is a comment, it would be that we...More

4  Thank Palatedly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like dressing up for dinner. I like tasty food and an extensive wine list. And I like professional, friendly wait staff that don't look down their nose at you. Fortunately, The Compound succeeds on all three fronts, presenting an elegant dining experience, a delicious...More

7  Thank Rich W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Quaint setting nestled away off the main road where galleries are located. We sat outside as weather was nice and had salads and wine. Service was great, food was delicious and wine was very good too.

4  Thank bucks17
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere but the service was a bit erratic- or should I say our server was missing in action most of our meal. The duck was fantastic and my husband devoured the pork without a lot of conversation. Another server filled the gap...More

4  Thank Duldig S
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The best in Santa Fe could be anywhere! Sat on patio on Mother's Day, which could be the worst day to eat out, but the four of us were well served! The smoked salmon appetizer was great, along with the very tasty sweet bakery basket....More

2  Thank golem67
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Doing a destination dinner party can be difficult, but not here! Jane Steele was a perfect guide of the menu and the wines and let me pull off a truly wonderful dinner with little effort and no stress. They seated us in a niche that...More

5  Thank jillmacbarry
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the dress for dinner ?
13 September 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine. Remember if you dine outside to bring something warm.
Joan K
is there a gluten free and vegetarian menu?
6 August 2015|
Response from simplygourmetelpaso |
We have many items on our menu that are gluten free or can be made gluten free - same goes for vegetarian options!
Sue O
Can you accommodate a group of 18-19 for a private dinner? We are looking for a place to have a "special night" on June 13. Thanks
1 March 2015|
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Response from JPDBC | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall if they had any private rooms. I think if you contact them they may be able to set you up in some way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-4353
  • E-mail
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.
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