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The Compound Restaurant

) #32 of 404 Restaurants in Santa Fe €€€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
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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Reviewed 2 days ago

I hesitate to give any establishment the five star ranking because it is so hard to live up to and to our mind requires a flawless or near flawless performance. But on two separate occasions at the Compound in Santa Fe we were treated to...More

1  Thank Travellight88
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure that you go on the nights that Mike is the bartender, he's so competent and smooth that it almost appears that he isn't working. The bar is tiny, seats 12 so reservations are a must. The bar menu is perfect, not quite as...More

4  Thank 2653adele
Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed lunch after walking through numerous galleries. This was a great find. The atmosphere,staff, and are first class and upper crust. The food and wine selections are very good. You will not be disappointed when you visit this restaurant.

5  Thank louisianaman2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this hidden away restaurant on Canyon Road. Wonderful food and service. I finally found something to order that did not tout peppers, chilis, or any spice..... a beautiful crab and lobster salad for lunch with a lovely glass of white wine. We wish...More

7  Thank Judy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just love this restaurant. It truly never disappoints. It's always quality. Chef Mark is doing a fantastic job and just changed up the menu for the summer. Waiter David was amazing and the rest of the staff was so helpful. The corn soufflé was...More

4  Thank MatthewMBell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had attempted to have dinner at the Compound a few months ago. We had a reservation... arrived promptly on time...were seated... then we waited and waited and waited some more.. without a single person approaching us to take our order! So,...More

2  Thank Tsappington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We split a delicious salad which was huge. The service was professional. The best is sitting on the deck looking out to the garden. Perfect!

6  Thank craiggh2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner at the Compound, as the grilled octopus was more generous than expected. My halibut was perfectly prepared, and I couldn't finish it, because I was so full. Pleasant ambiance and the service was prompt, if overly verbose. No beers on...More

4  Thank Attea146
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A bit of a hike if walking from the plaza area, which we did, but a pleasant way to walk off a nice meal after...delicious food and generous portions, excellent wait staff

3  Thank BLtrvl
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I popped into the compound for lunch and I have to say it was one of the best burgers I have had! I sat on the back patio had a wild mushroom appetizer (which was awesome too) drank a couple glasses of wine and took...More

6  Thank Brian P
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Questions & Answers
14 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
2 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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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