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About The Compound Restaurant
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.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Summer Hours: 5:30 - 10:30)
Paseo de Peralta
$31 to $50
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There is ample parking behind the restaurant and seasonal valet parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The picturesque gardens and elegant dining rooms of this historic place have been the backdrop to many special moments for our guests. Every event is brought to life through detailed planning for events with 10 to 250 guests.
The Compound Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Hopefully it was just a bad night for the Conpound. Expensive bottle of Chardonnay served way too cold. Bread delivered to the table long after the dipping sauce had been removed. Meal delivered very late, so much so that the onion rings the restaurant is noted for were cold. Yet the entries were delicious.
A very cozy restaurant, excellent service! The tomato soup, roasted vegetables, chanterelles and scallop appetizers were delicious and well prepared. The duck breast was good, a little overdone and skin not crispy, the halibut good - not memorable, the salmon was good but the dressing a bit dry, the dish might benefit from more sauce. The service is excellent! We were given an opportunity to sample several wines before choosing. We would come back to this Santa Fe location
We tried The Compound for lunch because we had heard good things about the restaurant. It did not disappoint. The restaurant is located in what used to be a home and is cozy but very comfortable. The service was excellent and the food and cocktails were also delicious. Off street parking was available. We plan to go again and experience dinner at The Compound.
The food and service were both excellent, overcoming some past history of occassional spotty service. However, we gave the waiter a $50 Open Table gift card to use against the bill when we ordered, which both of us promptly forgot and was not applied to my bill. I have called the restaurant twice, left a voice mail with one manager, and emailed the assistant manager Charles once about this to make arrangements to preserve the gift card for another time. It has now been several days but no one has bothered to return either my phone call or respond to my email. So - where is the gift card I gave the waiter? Did someone else use it?
I have heard such great things about The Compound. I have heard the food is excellent, which it was, but we had quite a few problems with the service as soon as we arrived. We ordered a red and white bottle of wine. The waiter brought the cooler to our table. Then brought the bottle of white. He put that into the cooler and left. After about 5+ minutes, one of the members looked up and said is anyone going to pour our wine? Waiter showed up and she said "is anyone going to pour our wine?" He looked around and left. He came back with the bottle of red and started opening the bottle. Her date looked at him and said, "we'd like you to pour the white wine first."
Oh yay, the white wine was still in the cooler..... The service went on from there the entire evening. Don't know when i'll be going back, which is too bad; the food was excellent!!
I just got into town and needed a bite, luckily I'd made a reservation and Chef Mark Kiffe-in's The Compound restaurant up on Canyon Road. I met a friend and we decided on starters/appetizers and wine here and elsewhere this evening. I had the sweet breads and foie gras with cepes, cayenne and Spanish sherry and paired it with a Pinot Noir, absolutely delicious and temporarily satisfied my foie gras cravings. My friend had the tuna tartar with walnut toast, preserved lemon and black cavier paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon, again fresh and delicious. The Compound is simply outstanding in every aspect, service, ambience, flavors and freshness of the food.
Heard great things about The Compound but, the place looked worn down and for an older, dull crowd. Ladies room, clean--- but in desperate need of repair; just even painting the bathroom's entrance door would improve it.i Entire place needs aesthetic renovation. However, food was excellent and service was superb; dull atmosphere didn't sustain cost of meal; very overpriced!
Have been going to the bar for years but just made my last visit. Not much on the menu really appealed to me so I ordered the Pastrami sandwich and it was dreadful.
Between the young couple making out and the old people talking too loud, it was a real waste of an evening.
The Compound may be worth a visit for the chicken schnitzel and service, as both were very good. But so many other aspects of our meal were a disappointment, it's hard to know if it was a bad Sunday night in the kitchen or if The Compound is undeserving of its reputation as one of Santa Fe's best restaurants. The wild mushroom special in beurre blanc sauce tasted nothing like mushrooms. Had I been blindfolded, I wouldn't have been able to identify the dish as mushrooms based on texture or taste. The Alaskan halibut was very overcooked and an unacceptable waste of good fish. For the prices charged, the food should be better at The Compound.
In town for anniversary, thought we'd return to the spot of one of our first dates. Food was very good (asparagus salad, goat cheese soufflé, halibut, and lamb)--would recommend to anyone. However, cocktails were a big disappointment on flavor, preparation, and style, and the service was extremely slow and clumsy. The host and busser were very professional and thoughtful, and are excluded from that assessment. I'm certainly not one to accuse people of anything, but the person who seemed to be the manager (in a suit, brought champagne) seemed to have a very bad cold (or something?) and was not shy about wiping his nose in front of tables. Not cool.
Food excellent, this is our favorite restaurant in Santa Fe (though we certainly haven't tried them all). Pleasant ambience, quiet. Wait staff was EXTREMELY inattentive for the first 45 minutes (and it wasn't that crowded), but this has not been our usual experience, and maybe someone was just having a bad day.
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