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.
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
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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
The food was great. Our seating was not. ...
The food was great. Our seating was not. Was celebrating a special occasion and our seating was awkward, between a busy aisle with a table that faced toward the aisle, not towards your company. I wish we would have changed tables. The service was Ok, waiter forgot about something I asked for and had to ask another server several
Times. Would recommend to try at least once. Was expecting a better experience for the price I paid.
Absolutely never fails in either present ...
Absolutely never fails in either presentation or, more importantly, taste and quality! The foie gras and sweet breads is my wife's favorite starter-sheer perfection. My wife had the salmon and I the swordfish, each of us left quite pleased and content with the entire experience!
Great food with a menu full of options f ...
Great food with a menu full of options for everyone. I liked that there were non-alcoholic cocktails as I was taking medication and could not have alcohol. The polenta was perfectly paired with the mushrooms and the lamb melted in the mouth. Perfection! Our service was uneven- no one at the door when we arrived, seated by a waiter. We were much younger than the average patron that night and the waiter made several comments about cost. I think this was trying to be kind, but was uncomfortable. Parking is not well marked- you must turn down a long dark drive to get close to the restaurant or take a long walk home in the dark:)
From the time we arrived, until the time ...
From the time we arrived, until the time we left, we felt special and valued. Sean, our waiter, went out of his way to make us comfortable and perfectly accommodated. His sense of seeing to our needs and mixing in humor and pleasant conversation was awesome. The environment was classy....upscale.....just what we were expecting from the advertisements we reviewed prior to. The food was absolutely tasteful.....well-portioned.....and beautifully plated. Overall, a most memorable experience for the entire family.
Great Food!! Our waiter/server was wonde ...
Great Food!! Our waiter/server was wonderful, great attitude and friendly--overall it was a great night--will return in the near future---can't say much about the hostess (was not friendly and looked at us like you don't belong in this establishment) but oh well!!! I guess cowboy hats give some people the wrong impression!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's the off season so the restaurant wa ...
It's the off season so the restaurant was empty for lunch. Our waiter had plenty of time to provide superior service, and did. His recommendation of wine was perfect. Lunch, well, not so much. First, the good. Fall carrot soup was superb. Really perfection. I ordered the Scottish salmon. The lunch-sized portion was cooked perfectly. The little bit of nameless sauce it sat in was unidentifiable. I'm not sure how one can make rainbow chard with golden raisins & crispy shallots tasteless, but it was. Completely. I love chard and this was a bit undercooked and undistinguished. Which describes the main course.
Desserts: chocolate fig ice cream was exceptional. Apple-cider sorbet wasn't a sorbet at all, the consistency was rough like a granita, and it was almost tasteless. All in all, an undistinguished lunch from a restaurant that should know better.
We knew it would be a good night when ou ...
We knew it would be a good night when our server, Freddie, approached the table. He was attentive without being smothering! Explained all of our questions with intricate detail. My wife enjoyed the beef tenderloin while I savored the lamb shank! Will definitely return on our next visit to Santa Fe!
We had a lovely anniversary celebration ...
We had a lovely anniversary celebration at The Compound. Service was appropriately "slow," being just right for the occasion. The food was excellent and we enjoyed our server as well. Although we were stuffed and couldn't finish our meals, we also got a complimentary dessert to celebrate our special occasion.
Everything about our visit to the Compou ...
Everything about our visit to the Compound was enjoyable. Although we arrived early for our lunch reservation, we were seated right away, in a room that was warm and inviting. The butter lettuce and tomato salad was fresh,crisp and dressed perfectly. My shrimp and was perfect in that the grits were creamy and tasty and the rock shrimp were perfectly cooked and delicious. My husband found the wagu burger to be delicious and cooked to order. Our server was friendly and helpful, along with being attentive to our needs.
The schnitzel was excellent and prepared ...
The schnitzel was excellent and prepared especially for our guest. The salmon was delicious. The tenderloin was slightly overcooked. The starters were excellent. The service was not as attentive as usual. Maybe Monday night is an off night
We love The Compound and always make a p ...
We love The Compound and always make a point dining there whenever we are in the vicinity of Santa Fe. It's a very popular restaurant, so make reservations in advance. The food is amazing! We love the ambiance of the restaurant. I think it's the best restaurant in Santa Fe!
As always, The Compound delivers: wonde ...
As always, The Compound delivers: wonderful, carefully prepared food,
excellent service in a beautiful restaurant. Must say that your choices
listed above, only somewhat apply to The Compound and miss much of what
makes the Compound a total standout. It is a classic Santa Fe restaurant that
can hold it's own anywhere -- but has the ambience of Santa Fe.
We were in Santa Fe for a weekend getawa ...
We were in Santa Fe for a weekend getaway and a friend of ours recommended The Compound for lunch. We had a late lunch reservation so there was only one other table occupied. Therefore the atmosphere was quiet and uneventful. We had hoped to get a table on the patio and were disappointed to find they had closed it two weeks prior. The weather was absolutely perfect, sunny and 74 degrees. What restaurant does not allow guests on their patio with weather like this?
The service was good; our waiter attentive. I ordered the Stacked Salad which was excellent. My husband ordered the Shrimp & Grits, his meal was disappointing. Both the portion size and the shrimp was small. Luckily bread was on the table, otherwise he would have walked away hungry. I believe our experience would have been better if the restaurant was more crowded.
Lovely evening in a quiet, calm tranquil ...
Lovely evening in a quiet, calm tranquil setting. The menu selection was choice with a delicious
variety of game meat and veggies to accompany. We started with the tasty polenta and wild
mushroom dish to share. Divine. Wanting to try 2 different taste choices for our dinner, we ordered the quail and roast pork. Perfectly presented, awesome & delicous. Portions were very generous. It will be so nice to enjoy another wonderful evening at the Compound again soon.
A lovely setting...ambiance was very spe ...
A lovely setting...ambiance was very special. Service was excellent. This is a very expensive restaurant so for special occasions or affluent people. My husband had the pork which was excellent but I had the chicken breast with gnocci which was bland beyond belief, especially for Santa Fe... They really need to take the chicken off the menu. I never complain but gave the waiter this feedback since I really liked the restaurant and would love to go again and try something else on the menu.
One of the best restaurants in the world ...
One of the best restaurants in the world. The cocktails are fabulous and the meals my wife and I had were mouth watering. We love The Compound and always plan on eating at this restaurant whenever we are in Santa Fe.
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