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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
They seated us next to a patio door. Then, they allowed a party to use the patio even though it was cold out and they left the doors oped. We were freezing. Upon our insistence, they moved us to another table. But, it was still cold and was placed in the pathway of the staff coming and going to the kitchen.
The broccolini dish was so spicy that it was inedible.
The host and waiter did apologize. They should have comped the meal. We were SO glad to get out of there. This is a very fine restaurant and we had a very bad experience.
The attitude seems to have gotten very prissy. Which is surprising.
The food was good but one guest who ordered the duck and found it hard to chew
had it come back just re cooked instead of a new duck as a replacement.
not the way to do it.
The compound is a beautiful place that i have gone to for decades.
Sorry to see it now becoming making its self above its audience.
The Compound caters to the rich. The men at the table next to us were real estate developers from Texas; they got 2 waiters and lots of attention. We were two women. We had one waiter who was often distracted by the "important" folks at the next table. This classist attitude means that it's not a "democratic" place where anyone can expect the best service, and it is obvious to anyone dining who is important and who isn't. Still, the food was great and the service was at least average. I imagine that the outdoor experience is more open.
We really enjoyed " The Compaund Restaurant"
I requested the patio and they honored my request.
My husband wears a cochlear implant and the patio was the perfect place to be since it was very pleasant and quiet
The service was excellent and also the food.
I had a butter lettuce and tomato salad.
It was very nice and it had the perfect amount of dressing.
I split the main course the " Chicken Schnitzel" with a butter and caper sauce. Very delightful and abundant.
I left some of it even after splitting the portion.
We liked it so much we are going back for dinner tonight.
Dined at the bar for our anniversary (#26). The bar is propbably the bestsingle spot to dine at in Santa Fe. No absence of interesting people to talk to. Food was really, really good. My wife had the caesar salad and the scallops, I had a greek salad and burger. For us its great food. The entire dinner menu was also available. Everything was top notch, my burger was med rare and had a nice crunch, before melting into a rich juicy interior. Probably my only complaint would be the fries had too much salt (should've gotten the onion rings). In the past I've felt deserts were problematic at the Compound. This evening we split their version of strwberry shortcake. Ig was outstanding. Light, multiple textures, beautifully presented. Made me a believer in their pastry chef.
We had a great evening.
Business/friend dinner, 4 adults, 1 teenager. The stars reflect an overall excellent meal with two glitches amongst the dinners. One person was non-plussed by the octopus, didn't like the preperation or the presentation. I was put off by dessert. First, I asked the waiter if the carrot cake, described as a buttercream layered with carrot cake was more carrot cake or buttercream. He didn't seem to understand the wuestion and finally, exasperated said its carrot cake. Not really, its buttercream with a little carrot cake. There are layers, cc/butter cream/cc/bc/cc/bc. The cake component was tiny and lacking in flavor and moisture. (The desert is a 3" dia round, which was very cold). An accompaying scoop of ice cream was great. Upon clearing the waiter asked me about the desert I said it was all right, he looked at my plate and said something to the effect that "it couldn't have been too bad as I ate everything." Little swarms.
That said my wife and I love the Compound and will return there later this week for our anniversary (dinner at the bar). Dinner at the bar is one of Santa Fe's dining delights.
I always wanted to go to The Compound for a special occasion on many previous trips to Santa Fe. For a special birthday, the service and presentation were superb. The tuna tartare was first-rate and the spring snap and English peas with house-made ricotta was delicious. My guests had salmon, guinea hen, and pork and everyone enjoyed their meal. I thought the mushroom mac 'n cheese was okay but wouldn't order it again. The service is spot-on , attentive in the right way, and cheerful. Would go back and try other dishes.
Great meal with friends! I was looking forward to ordering the Lobster Carbonara, but it was no longer on the menu. Our waiter checked with the chef and prepared it for 2 of us. The chef also came to our table and thanked us for coming and allowing him to prepare a special dish. We were also seated in John Wayne's favorite table! We closed the place down!
Incredible service, food and wine.
We had a lovely 25th anniversary lunch at the Compound. The food was exceptional, highly recommend the crabcake and my husband loved the chicken schnitzel. The butter lettuce and tomato salad was quite fresh and the vinaigrette was the perfect dressing. Service was a bit sluggish but it was busier then anticipated. Would highly recommend the Compound for anyone looking for a fine dining experience.
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