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The Compound Restaurant

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing dinner!
1. Amazing dinner!
"This place was sooooo good."
bradshawgirl
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2. Outstanding!
2. Outstanding!
"great meal. atmosphere, and service by the hard-working bartender"
capecodbob41545
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3. Great food and service
3. Great food and service
"The Compound! Chef is amazing! Service impeccable"
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About
Mark Kiffin, celebrated chef and owner 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
PRICE RANGE
$35 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last ate at Compound 18 or 19 years ago when Mark Kiffin first took over. I’d remembered it as wonderful and had that distant memory confirmed on a recent return to Santa Fe and Compound. A pleasant, airy interior off Canyon Rd and a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?2  
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Great cuisine, great service attentive staff. Make a reservation and no waiting, they always have your table. Love the atmosphere, never hurried all very professional staff . We have been dining here for ever and it never disappoints, we love the menu, my husband in...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?7  
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappoints. Favorite Classy restaurant in Santa Fe. Service is always on point. Great lunch menu also.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?3  
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though it was packed because of restaurant week the food and service were excellent as always. The pork osso buco was tender and delicious and the pineapple upside down cake was light and succulent. The service from Leeann and her assistant was superb, even...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

Very nice kinda upscale restaurant. Meet friends and sat for 3 hours talking. No worries but it was the evening and the night after Thanksgiving. We had a huge snow storm and everyone waited until Saturday for Thanksgiving. Good service great wine!

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?3  
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

A lot has been written about this treasure of a restaurant tucked away inside a residential neighborhood in Santa Fe. 10 years ago I had my first experience pairing wine with well crafted cuisine. I can happily report that a decade later the service, quality,...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?5  
Reviewed February 11, 2020

We had a lovely weekday lunch at Compound. The service was outstanding, our server Will was very knowledgable on the menu and wines. The salmon was probably the best I've had, prepared with beautiful winter vegetables. All of the food was prepared beautifully. Ambiance is...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?4  
Reviewed January 26, 2020

This was a very good meal. There were some unusual things on the menu, which I consider a plus. The had sweatbreads to start and they were cooked to perfection. Service was good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?4  
Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

Our first night in Santa Fe turned into the very best night. We were lucky to find Compound where the meal was scrumptious and the service impeccable! We especially thank Kristen and Matt for making us feel so welcome and guiding us towards an amazing...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?6  
Reviewed January 1, 2020

There is another restaurant in town that gets a lot of the attention... I will leave unnamed. Don't be fooled, this is the best restaurant in Santa Fe New Mexico. Great Afternoon, Great Service and Great food and to be in this old adobe house....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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drinkingwithdeidre
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Response from Cabella L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But dress up ones if you can. In Santa Fe everyone wears jeans.
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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.
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Joan K
August 6, 2015|
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Chef Kiffin’s daughter is celiac so he not only had gluten free options but embraces the opportunity to prepare a meal for such allergies/intolerance.
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