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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” (38 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here was amazing, I had the delicious duck dish and my husband enjoyed a juicy steak with amazing potatoes. Couldn't go past the truffle Mac and cheese side. The blood orange margarita got your blood pumping! Shaun looked after us and ensured we...More

1  Thank TravelChickSA
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

We had dinner here to celebrate a birthday, and enjoyed it very much. Upon entering, it definitely feels like a fine dining establishment. There is a small, popular bar just off the dining room entrance, which was full when we arrived, and everyone seemed to...More

1  Thank Wohlerguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent lunch at The Compound but it obviously is more for the well dressed local clientele. We were in our usual tourist clothes and walking shoes and had to wait for a table to be prepped in the back room. We got...More

1  Thank Jimbob44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pricey but worth it! If you can get reservations outside, as it is romantic and special--- so take someone special!

3  Thank David N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of three had dinner here. The sweetbreads were the best I have ever had - though only available as an appetizer. I should have ordered 2 as my main course. The service was excellent. The restaurant is larger than we realized with several...More

2  Thank yavapai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The compound continues to excel. Over the years we heave had many meals here and the have always been exceptional. Last night was as good as it has ever been. The room is delightful with vases of tulips and other spring flowers everywhere.The meals were...More

2  Thank tcloudman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to The Compund for lunch and the food was amazing! We ordered the potato and leek soup, beef stroganoff, waygu beef burger, and banana bread for dessert. Everything was delicious, flavorful, and special. If you are in Santa Fe, please go to this...More

4  Thank rsanz27
Reviewed 19 March 2018

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

5  Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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

7  Thank Spencernewsock
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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