Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Showcasing owner and chef Mark Kiffin’s award-winning sophisticated brand of southwestern cuisine with Mediterranean accents, The Compound Restaurant is a Santa Fe landmark. Indeed, Chef Kiffin has been deemed the “Best Chef in the Southwest” by the James Beard Foundation. The press on the Compound Restaurant is impressive – not only highly valued on the various review sites like TripAdvisor.com and OpenTable.com, but Bon Appétit Magazine credits the Compound as “one of the region’s very best” and The Santa Fe New Mexican accounted their experience as “Zen like.” With recommendations from Forbes Travel Guide, Great Wine News, the Guardian, New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and the Dining Guide to America, the Compound has been a long-time beloved presence located in the heart of Canyon Road.
Renowned for its distinctive style and elegance from the talented mind of designer Alexander Girard, the Compound’s beautiful, historic setting is deeply and obviously committed to providing its guests an elegant, inviting and unforgettable experience. From the moment you are seated, you are treated like royals, even if you are choosing their more casual seating around Santa Fe’s only “sunken” bar. The menu offers many dining choices, sometimes seeming too pretty to eat. But eat you must, and your guilt will quickly ease into gratitude. From the magical qualities of the blood orange margarita, to wild mushrooms (psychotropic to the taste buds only) and grilled polenta, topped with shaved parmesan, arugula, and poached lobster, to the passionate passion fruit mousse, this is a restaurant that will leave you savoring your experience. Without question, The Compound should be on any list of the best dining in Santa Fe.
The Compound Restaurant serves lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner nightly. During the long warm weather months, their distinguished and gorgeous patio is open! Call for reservations at 505.982.4353 for your visit to 653 Canyon Road. See their website and more photographs of their beautiful plates.