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The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
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11 - 20 of 767 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful rooms and art. Good service and delicious cuisine. Nice location on Canyon with its on parking lot.

4  Thank Hotketchup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't frequent expensive restaurants very often. This was worth every penny. The food was exquisite, both in taste and preparation. We sat in the bar and Alejandro (Alex) was wonderful. Service and conversation was way above normal. We would definitely eat there again (and...More

3  Thank Roxy50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch and a of wine on the patio. This place is really cute. If it's nice and you can eat outside I recommend a table of the patio. Just charming. Our service was excellent and the food amazing. We had the polenta...More

3  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving at 2:00 on a Thursday afternoon, we realized we should have made reservations. Fortunately for us, we were seated after about 15 minutes on the patio. If you want to sit in the pretty garden, you really need a reservation! We started with...More

2  Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live near this restaurant and have taken people there twice this Summer. In both visits the wait staff were exceptionally attentive and focused, providing excellent service for myself and my out of town guests. The food was exceptional. I can happily recommend this restaurant...More

4  Thank Rb2495
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is set back from Canyon Road, so parking is easy and convenient. The ambience is elegant and tranquil. My husband and I shared a beet salad appetizer that was outstanding. Our entrée was Scottish salmon served on a bed of edamame and other...More

1  Thank Kathie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food --unusual but not "strange". Pricey but worth the experience. Wait staff very friendly and competent. Maitre 'd had a bad attitude and wasn't warm or inviting (bad 1st impression).

3  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here for lunch in the middle of a gallery-hopping day on Canyon Road. What a lovely respite! I sipped a glass of prosecco and enjoyed the "stacked salad" while my husband enjoyed a glass of Sauvignon Blanc with his polenta. The elegant surroundings...More

4  Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food here was as good as any place we ate in Santa Fe, but it was the service that stood out, not just from our waiter, but from the young woman who assisted him. Free parking , too.

3  Thank David F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one of the fine-dining restaurants in Santa Fe. I like it for lunch because they have a great pastrami sandwich. Also they have good salads for lunch. For dinner the menu is varied and tasty. The service is always good. The restaurant is...More

2  Thank jjc34
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14 September 2016|
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Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine. Remember if you dine outside to bring something warm.
Joan K
6 August 2015|
Response from simplygourmetelpaso |
We have many items on our menu that are gluten free or can be made gluten free - same goes for vegetarian options!
Sue O
2 March 2015|
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Response from JPDBC | Reviewed this property |
I cannot recall if they had any private rooms. I think if you contact them they may be able to set you up in some way.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
    (Paseo de Peralta)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Historic District
  • Neighbourhood: Historic District
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-4353
  • E-mail
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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