We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Compound Restaurant

635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-982-4353
Certificate of Excellence
All photos (95)
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sweetbreads” (37 reviews)
“stacked salad” (22 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501
All Details
Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Compound Restaurant
1. Super
"Everything just perfect."
See reviews that mention Super
2. Food good, staff very friendly
"We had a dinner here for a conference group of about 80 attendees."
See reviews that mention Food good, staff very friendly
3. Great food and service
"We requested the patio and spent a lovely evening"
See reviews that mention Great food and service
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (811)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 807 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the beautiful Compound last night. The service, food, and ambiance were all excellent. And Jane, the manager, made every effort to ensure that we were well taken care of. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Evonne O
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We love this restaurant!!!! I must say, we get the same things again and again. Thanksgiving was delicious. My farmer raised husband loves the sweetbreads. They are hard to find and Chef Mark prepares them in the proper French style. The turkey was excellent and...More

10  Thank Debbiefree
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed excellent dinners, very good service, and pleasant, casual ambiance, so much better than just a few years ago. This is a Santa Fe institution that is finally living up to its long reputation as one of the best restaurants in town. Many love...More

2  Thank VN F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Santa Fe we opted for bar seating and a simpler menu. The drinks were delicious: Sage Advice: a vodka martini with fresh sage and ginger and my husband had the winter margarita with notes of vanilla honey and spiced rum. I...More

2  Thank Diane O
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I called to make reservations, I spoke with a woman named Jane who could not be more helpful. She spent at least 15 minutes with me going over all the neat things to see in Santa Fe - thank you for that. We ate...More

1  Thank Bill17762
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar at the Compound is very nice. They have lots of wines by the glass, and many good cocktails, some of which are unique to the restaurant. The bartender is very friendly and good. The bar is small and a square with the bartender...More

5  Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Santa Fe and explore the famous Canyon Rd with all the amazing galleries, you MUST make time to have dinner at this beautiful, authentic NM gem of a restaurant. The food was outstanding The service impeccable and the atmosphere was perfect. You...More

7  Thank 949zvil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Compound was a revelation. In my dozen visits to Santa Fe I’ve always seen the sign, but it never intrigued me. I had missed a great place! The restaurant is tucked away from the sidewalk on Canyon Road so it’s easy to miss. The...More

6  Thank ingridsmart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best restaurant in Santa Fe -- hands down. The Compound exudes elegance with fine dining in a historic adobe house that was once part of a larger “compound.” The James Beard award winning chef produces some of the best tasting food, from the freshest...More

8  Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a wonderful place. We had a delicious lunch in a beautiful environment with attentive wait staff. It is on Canyon road so it’s a good plan to stop here after a morning of gallery hopping. After lunch you can continue hopping and walk...More

8  Thank gramma-Jill-S
Nearby HotelsSee all 61 hotels in Santa Fe
Inn on the Alameda
2,526 reviews
.70 km away
La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa
658 reviews
.72 km away
Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe
930 reviews
.88 km away
Garrett's Desert Inn
414 reviews
1.00 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kakawa Chocolate House
1,007 reviews
.78 km away
1,803 reviews
.21 km away
Palacio Cafe
1,027 reviews
.99 km away
Mucho Gusto
820 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Attractions
Canyon Road
3,382 reviews
.40 km away
Santa Fe River Park
22 reviews
.09 km away
ViVO Contemporary
20 reviews
.18 km away
El Farol
22 reviews
.28 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Linda A | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be fine. Remember if you dine outside to bring something warm.
Joan K
7 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|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing