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The Compound Restaurant

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Historic District
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635 Canyon Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Paseo de Peralta)
+1 505-982-4353
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I came upon this restaurant while meandering down Canyon Road. It is very easy to miss and we only noticed the sign because we had stopped to cross the street! It was lunchtime and we were hungry and once I checked my TripAdvisor app, I knew we were in for a treat! Upon entering, we both felt... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food and wonderful care by the wait staff. Recommendations helpful and spot on. Desserts fabulous. Next time I will go just for them

2 Thank Judy915
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times but this year we had a large group go for Restaurant Week. I was disappointed with the menu and the food. I had the grits and shrimp and it was average - nothing exciting. Others had short ribs which were good but not great. Expected more than we got.

2 Thank sosantafe
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to go to The Compound for restaurant week in Santa Fe. I must say that the meal was lackluster and certainly not anything that I would expect from a restaurant of this renown. The shrimp in my shrimp and grits were tiny little ones that I could've bought in the frozen food department at Safeway. Really... More 

1 Thank Abbie C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Compound has a reputation as being in the expensive/excellent class of restaurants here in Santa Fe. We have been to most of the others, but it took 4 years to try this. Food is #1 for me....and, when prices are very high, my expectations are also high. So, the pastrami was a bit disappointing. But, let me be more... More 

1 Thank newmarket2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have lunch or dinner at The Compound several times a year. The food is delicious and the service is perfect. In addition, the restaurant itself is beautiful.

2 Thank nelylee
new orleans
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

January 9, 2017. We actually had to wait for this place to open....we had to grab lunch before our trip to the airport...and what a pleasant surprise!!! My soup of potato and leak arrived in a ceramic container to be poured on the empty dish which only inhabitant was a little round toast covered in some kind of cream or... More 

3 Thank Azulica
Midland, Texas
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

small table for six way over cooked steak small table for six way over cooked steak small table for six way over cooked steak

1 Thank Zip-beep
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Compound's Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras and Béarnaise Sauce is out of this world. Excellent service; extensive wine list. The only disappointment was the Creme Brulee.

4 Thank Barry H
Naples, Florida
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We really enjoyed this restaurant which is one of our friends' favorites. The four of us enjoyed dinner on a quiet night. We all had the cider-brined pork loin and every one of us thought it was fantastic. The service was great - very personable. Although this was a quiet time for this popular restaurant, there were a few people... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?