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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2721
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sweetbreads” (37 reviews)
“stacked salad” (24 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
635 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2721
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Super
"Everything just perfect."
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2. Food good, staff very friendly
"We had a dinner here for a conference group of about 80 attendees."
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3. Great food and service
"We requested the patio and spent a lovely evening"
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1 - 10 of 817 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been here for lunch a few times when we have been walking up/down Canyon Road. The art galleries are in a class by themselves--they simply have to be seen. Sadly, the high rentals make the prices very high, but the experience still wonderful....More

3  Thank 1234texas
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We love this restaurant!!!! I must say, we get the same things again and again. Thanksgiving was delicious. My farmer raised husband loves the sweetbreads. They are hard to find and Chef Mark prepares them in the proper French style. The turkey was excellent and...More

10  Thank Debbiefree
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local produce Southwest decor Delicious meal choices Sits on Canyon Road among galleries and great vegetation

5  Thank Spencernewsock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 16 friends spending a long weekend in Santa Fe. We had the pleasure of dining at The Compound on Saturday evening. The service was fabulous and the food delicious! We had a very secluded area where we could laugh and...More

4  Thank christa m
Jane S, Manager at The Compound Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you were happy with your dinner with us! We work hard to make sure our guests leave with a smile on their face. Please let us know the next time you are headed our way.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to dine here a lot-- maybe 25-30 times a year, as we are local residents of Santa Fe. We've had some very good/decent experiences (the food CAN be quite good--- sometimes, yet not always). We've also had a few bad experiences-- both with...More

Thank michael6396
Jane S, Manager at The Compound Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry you were not happy with your experience and always hope our guests know they can call the restaurant directly to speak with a manager about your feedback. We hate to lose a guest who has dined with us so frequently without having...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing by, stopped in for a great pastrami sandwich with crispy onion rings for lunch. Killer lunch !!

5  Thank Bill R
Jane S, Manager at The Compound Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love the pastrami too...Let us know when we can make you another one!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard so much about this place, but never could afford to go because of the pricing. I finally got my chance during Restaurant Week, but was disappointed after all the raves I've heard through the years. The ambience is lovely, and the bar, though...More

1  Thank sunsetsbythesea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated Valentine's Day with my husband and had a wonderful dinner. Our server was Emmanuel and he went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed everything without hovering over us. We started with a martini - he chose Sage Advice with Grey Goose...More

4  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard of The Compound for many years but inexplicably I had never been. My lady friend and I make at least one overnight trip to Santa Fe monthly. We try to always go to the best places in town, this time she booked...More

3  Thank Hal B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is truly a hidden gem in a residential neighborhood on Canyon Road. Small and intimate with a wonderful seasonal menu for lunch and dinner. Classy and comfortable dining experience! Their fresh bread is amazing and their offerings are beautiful. I had their Stacked...More

5  Thank TravelQueen56_10
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Questions & Answers
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
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2721
    (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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