About The Compound Restaurant
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Delicious and excellently served, we had ...
Delicious and excellently served, we had a wonderful experience where our conversation and the magic at the table was given space and respect. There was no sense of rushing, we were allowed to enjoy our fabulous food, wine and company for as long as we liked. A true pleasure.
I've heard about The Compound for years ...
I've heard about The Compound for years and finally had a chance to eat at this legendary place. Like the simple elegance of the ambiance; the authentic, direct style of food -- a high piled nice salad, a well prepared piece of fish, a lovely cup of tea served properly, with a pot and hot water. Good bread, nice entree, good service. I look forward to visiting The Compound again.
Good food with some flair added to more ...
Good food with some flair added to more traditional dishes, attractive decor and arrangement of rooms. But, it got noisy and ended up being somewhat expensive compared to other equivalent quality restaurants in the region.
As we sat down, the hostess said that ou ...
As we sat down, the hostess said that our table has another booking that evening but enjoy - strike 1. Our waiter failed to inform us that that were specials, we had to ask - strike 2. My appetizer was served with an ingredient i specifically asked to not be included. The waiter served it to me anyways. I had to return it and wait for another one - strike 3. Overall the service and food was mediocre at best. We had high expectations and were disappointed. Last time dining at The Compound
Culinary art. The beef tenderloin was t ...
Culinary art. The beef tenderloin was the best cut of beef ever, and the waiter said it was grass feed, which hardly seems possible. The hollandaise sauce and potatoes and peppers were exceptionally prepared. The gingerbread and chocolate loaf were the best desserts we've had. This makes the 3rd time in a row that your restaurant has performed exceptionally well and improved each time. Where's top for you? Can hardly wait for our next visit.
Food and service were excellent! Sommeli ...
Food and service were excellent! Sommelier Brook was fantastic, very well informed & responsive, and willing to discuss wine pairing options at length. He understood us well and was able to offer great options to complement our dinner. The entire staff made us feel welcome and took really good care of us, kept our glasses full and very attentive to our needs. The overall experience was exceptional and enjoyable. Coat check was very nice - great fine dinning experience all around.
A friend from out of town treated me to ...
A friend from out of town treated me to dinner at the Compound on Monday, and what a treat it was. The food was fantastic--everything from the wild mushroom polenta to the beef tenderloin was thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. And the wait staff was fun and informative. I love the quiet, understated elegance of the restaurant, and will definitely return. The Compound has certainly earned its reputation as one of Santa Fe's best.
My only complaint was the seat cushion o ...
My only complaint was the seat cushion on the banco where I was sat was so crushed down on the front edge of the cushion that it made it difficult to sit there and not slip forward. I did mention this to the hostess as we were leaving, Cord Martin
Quality food and presentation. Aging amb ...
Quality food and presentation. Aging ambiance. Service fair.
Dinner prices lofty even for Canyon Road Sant Fe.
$100 per person with moderately priced wine and dessert.
I often pay less than that in San Francisco , New York, Paris.
Beautiful, Santa Fe style location - a m ...
Beautiful, Santa Fe style location - a mix of classic and contemporary; this elegant, well appointed establishment is one of the best in the city. Our food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Don't miss!
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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