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The Compound Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Historic District
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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635 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2721 (Paseo de Peralta)
+1 505-982-4353
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Santa Fe
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a pretty restaurant mostly frequented by tourists or people on an expense account. The food is pretty average but nicely presented. It might be a place to take a date (once).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Thanksgiving dinner there, sure beat cooking. Lovely room and attentive wait staff. Root salad good, pork lion and turkey okay, onion rings rocked. Pork and turkey probably both a tad overcooked but hey, they were turning a lot of tables. I thought they were short pour on the wine by glass. But it was a nice fine dining experience.

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in at 2:05. Open table said they were open until 2:30. They had just stopped table seating but we were just looking for a glass of wine. The hostess very rudely told us they had "stopped seating". No recommendations for other places to go or anything else. Very curt and haughty. We have eaten at Michelin star restaurants... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in downtown of Santa Fe. White walls , locally typical architectural setting, bright , esthetically pleasing colorful ceilings ! Artistic ambiance with unique creative cousin . Highly recommend !

2 Thank Marshaici
Montgomery Ctr. Vt.
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few nights ago my wife and I, for the first time visited the bar area of The Compound. We have rented, for three months a home a mere few hundred yards from the restaurant and thought it could become one of our cocktail hour spot. So far, so good. We both ordered a glass of the same Italian wine.... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped into the Compound for lunch. We had a delicious salad with a nice glass of crisp, cold wine. The atmosphere was laid back fine dining. Would highly recommend.

3 Thank Laurski
New England
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for a business function, so the food was a buffet, and I can't comment on the price. The buffet was uniformly excellent, from the traditional southwest dishes to the more generic ones. Vegetarians will be happy with the quality and variety of those choices. The staff was excellent. There appears to be free parking in back, unusual... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The appetizers were all very good. Foie gras & prawns. The broccolini appetizer was good, not great. The main courses were OK. The steak was good, the guinea hen was dry & a bit over salty. The wine list is extensive & good but pricey to say the least.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were wonderful. I had the giant prawn appetizer and the tenderloin of beef for entree. It was full of flavor and cooked perfectly. My husband had the fois gras & sweetbread appetizer and game hen for entree. Flavors were "exquisite". Wonderful evening.

2 Thank Pat M
Columbus, Ohio
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to know how to rate this place. Our lunch was delicious and service was excellent. But the setting is rather pretentious and is probably a hit with the California artsy folks who flock to Santa Fe for over-the-top jewelry and clothing. The interior could be anywhere...LA, Palm Beach, Chicago. We had to wait quite a while for the host... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
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
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 87501-2721
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-4353
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?