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The Compound Restaurant

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Historic District
Southwestern, Contemporary
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635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Paseo de Peralta)
+1 505-982-4353
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef, owner, and author of the Compound...
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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Visitor rating
  • 229
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
another very good, upscale restaurant on Canyon Road

I ate dinner here recently with my husband. The food was delicious and well presented. I had a seasonal spring pea soup that was very good and bursting with flavors of the season. My husband had a starter of quail in a spicy creole crawfish sauce. I had a taste of it and it was the very best dish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I ate dinner here recently with my husband. The food was delicious and well presented. I had a seasonal spring pea soup that was very good and bursting with flavors of the season. My husband had a starter of quail in a spicy creole crawfish sauce. I had a taste of it and it was the very best dish of... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is spectacular. And the bar menu is terrific and a little less expensive than the dining room. You can still get all the dining room offerings in the bar. Don't miss the duck ... and never miss the onion rings.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Wow. Not even sure where to begin. My son took me to dinner here the other evening. It's just down the street from his place.. so we walked. A darling spot off Canyon Rd near all the precious little galleries. Just adorable. It was soooo not what I was expecting from a Santa Fe restaurant (much to my delight). I... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very high-end and eclectic food from this James Beard awarded restaurant - excellent lamb shank, wild mushroom, salmon and a most amazing chocolate dessert

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant very much. We were originally seated at a bench type table. But do to it being uncomfortable, I requested that they seat us at a regular table, which they did. A pretty setting and a very good meal. Plus, it's located on Canyon Road so a good choice if shopping on Canyon Road... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A great place on a great street in a great town, but is just kinda okay depending on what you order. In particular, the salads need counseling, and really anything with a sauce, gravy or dressing needs a little assistance from the chef. Sort of a too little here and too much there and it shouldn't be on others. Now... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food is excellent as are the selections, beautiful restaurant, 5 star..one of Santa Fe's best.. and the service is excellent..top notch!!

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Wow. Menu choices took a time to decide, everything looked so good. The tenderloin was wonderful. The wine list was good, the ambiance was terrific, the wait staff was very attentive. It was a wonderful evening. It was recommended by Lisa Rogers at Longworth Gallery. Thank you Lisa. It was a great choice.

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Connersville, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My girlfriend and I were virtually ignored on the wait staff since we didn't order ETOH. Way overpriced.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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103 reviews 103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lovely place - on a Friday evening, bustling. Staff excellent - and tremendously hard working. We had a variety of dishes - mainly well-prepared but in very traditional ways - could have come from a good restaurant in the late 20th century but not much changed from good veal stock and brown sauces. Appetizer of foie gras and sweetbreads well... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-4353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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