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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“sweetbreads” (37 reviews)
“stacked salad” (22 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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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 6 days ago

This is a wonderful place. We had a delicious lunch in a beautiful environment with attentive wait staff. It is on Canyon road so it’s a good plan to stop here after a morning of gallery hopping. After lunch you can continue hopping and walk...More

4  Thank gramma-Jill-S
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

9  Thank Debbiefree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Santa Fe institution is truly fabulous. The Compound provides an elegant Sant Fe experience with outstanding food and service. It also makes for fun people-watching. I highly recommend!!

8  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made our reservations 3 months in advance and requested 8:00 seating so we could enjoy the jazz band. We were seated at 9:10, others who came after us were seated before us. We were seated upstairs in a horrible, loud room and never got an...More

Thank blyon2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly, the poor service undermines the experience of dining at The Compound. The staff was indifferent at best and bordered on rude. It seems as if the staff caters to its regulars and disregards newcomers. There are so many places in Santa Fe with divine...More

Thank LaSherm16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband selected this restaurant for us to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and we were very pleased. The service was outstanding with two servers waiting on us, both very knowledgeable regarding the menu and very warm and personable. Everything on the menu looked fantastic....More

9  Thank MooreUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For over 15 years my friend Chef Mark Kiffin has steered this historic restaurant to achieve national recognition and a James Beard Foundation award; justly deserved. Back in the day, early 1960's on, it was run by beloved Vicor, with waiters (male only) i. Tuxedo...More

7  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner on a busy Friday evening. The staff is so efficient that there were no delays and everything was perfectly prepared and presented. I had numerous GF options which is essential for me. This is an excellent option for a celebratory lunch or...More

7  Thank gabrielemW9880GH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe The Compound suffers from being a good restaurant in a city full of excellent ones but this meal was a big miss for us. My steak was served medium well after requesting medium rare. The staff were horsing around with each other being our...More

Thank clane826
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christmas in Santa Fe is truly special but not many of its well respected restaurants are open. The Compound was and we reserved several months ahead for Christmas dinner on Canyon Road. We arrived to find the restaurant full and our table for two was...More

6  Thank Julie R
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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