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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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201 - 210 of 730 reviews

Reviewed September 27, 2015

So the guest chef was Stephen Pyles from Dallas, and the luncheon tickets were $125 each. That having been said, a group of us (8 people) bought the tickets and went to the luncheon. I don't know about the others...they seemed to have lost their...More

4  Thank Laurie M
Reviewed September 25, 2015

I can hardly believe that the restaurant was a finalist for the James Beard award. I have been to this restaurant before and was completely satisfied. Our recent trip to Santa Fe took us there again and we would never go back. I had the...More

4  Thank bobandjean2
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

The BEST in Santa Fe. Ask for Brad. Yes it's expensive. So what? The food is fantastic. The Chocolate Marquis... If you don't order that... You are wrong! Every soup we've ever had is magical. The service is fantastic. The salads as a rule are...More

3  Thank strongarmlaw
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Compound for lunch while browsing the galleries on Canyon Road and can report that it was a good experience. We enjoyed the stacked salad with chicken and the tuna Niçoise salad. Both were good but both the tuna and chicken were served...More

2  Thank 758Paul423
Reviewed September 20, 2015

We had dinner for two. Lovely setting, nice décor, quiet. Expert servers. We had wine by the glass since there was just two of us. A nice pinot noir. I had the corn soup, with shrimp and pepper chowder. Delicious. My wife had tuna tartar...More

2  Thank hungryranch
Reviewed September 17, 2015

My husband enjoyed dinner with friends at the Compound. The food was very good and the service! We were visiting and stayed past closing and they were great about it.

1  Thank Jancy E
Reviewed September 16, 2015

The Compound is a wonderful beautiful choice, with a unique multi-room dining room; also with outdoor seating. The food was excellent and good value. We had just gorgeous apps and entrees, tuna tartare, heirloom tomato salad, followed by halibut and duck entrees. Wonderfully fresh food,...More

4  Thank Miketheworldtraveler
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Compound is simply the best high end restaurant in Santa Fe! We have a second home here and this place is always our first stop. Consistency and class are the hallmarks of The Compound. Despite changing the menu for seasonal ingredients, I have NEVER...More

3  Thank Nyati818
Reviewed September 15, 2015

I actually have had very good and excellent meals here over the years.Never has a meal been a disappointment. The last time I ate there I was with friends and everything was so good we tasted each others plates and ordered seconds of a few...More

4  Thank HannaKathryn
Reviewed September 14, 2015

My husband and I attended a business dinner with a table of 7. Service was slow to start, but remained steady after that. Our server was attentive to our party but was frequently interrupted by other wait staff while talking with us. An appetizer order...More

1  Thank Marcie L
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What is the dress for dinner ?
September 13, 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
is there a gluten free and vegetarian menu?
August 6, 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
Can you accommodate a group of 18-19 for a private dinner? We are looking for a place to have a "special night" on June 13. Thanks
March 1, 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
$35 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
  • Neighborhood: 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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