the Compound Restaurant – In the Press

redfin|blog

Is Santa Fe, NM a Good Place to Live?

“The Compound on Canyon Road enchants with elegant fare in an extended adobe compound.”

route magazine

Top Spots to Dine, 2023

“In the heart of Santa Fe’s famed Arts District on Canyon Road, lise a little-known landmark that offers a unique dining experience…”

vogue

Haunted Inns and Desert Dreams

“…and The Compound—both of which are located on the gallery-lined Canyon Road in the Historic East Side—are elegant Santa Fe stalwarts that serve perfect cocktails…”

vacationidea.com

25 Perfect Romantic Santa Fe Restaurants

“A true farm-to-fork restaurant, The Compound Restaurant is headed up by owner/chef Mark Kiffin, who has developed an enticing Contemporary American Menu, influenced by New World trends…”

american dream

S830 Santa Fe

edible new mexico

Spotlight: Front of House

“Kristina Hayden Bustamante says she knew after a few days that she’d be back. In that time, she has honed her love of wine and is now the wine director and sommelier at The Compound …”

santa fe foods

Season 1 – Trailer

new mexico restaurants now!

Podcast – Episode 33

polo lifestyles

Crystal Clear – It’s all about the Glass

“With so many choices and pondering my own experience, I turned to someone more versed in the field, my friend and accomplished sommelier Kristina Hayden Bustamante, the wine Drector at Santa Fe’s award winning restaurant, The Compound …”

river travel magazine

Best Thanksgiving Travel Spots

“This Thanksgiving, be thankful for the wonders of Santa Fe, New Mexico with a unique, historic southwestern holiday experience…. If a hearty Thanksgiving dinner is a must on your list, The Compound…”

texas lifestyle & travel

Samta Fe Welcomes Solo Travelers

“For a foodie, the dinner options alone qualify for a return trip. Solo travelers can decide to be social at the dinner hour, or tuck in a bit to enjoy a more intimate, solitary meal. I chose both. The Compound is a favorite …”

new mexico magazine

38 Must Visit Adobe Buildings

“Prior to life as an elegant restaurant, this adobe housed artists and their studios. It deepened its art bona fides when renowned textile designer (and Santa Fean) Alexander Girard redesigned the restaurant with built-to-last midcentury-modern flair in the 1960s. …”

santa fe new mexican

Best of  Santa Fe 2020

Fine Dining | Second Place

“In the 20 years chef Mark Kiffin has owned The Compound, he’s amassed awards ranging from James Beard to the Edible New Mexico Local Hero…”

seattle times

Santa Fe inspires with art, history and natural beauty

“Another veteran of the dining scene is The Compound, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in July. James Beard Award-winning chef Mark …”

pasatiempo

Mark Kiffin: Twenty Years at The Compound

“Now in his 20th year as chef and owner of The Compound, Kiffin, 59, is one of the most decorated chefs in Santa Fe. In 2005, he won the coveted James Beard Award for Best Chef … ”

edible new mexico

Local Hero: Best Chef, Santa Fe

This May, Chef Mark Kiffin celebrated his nineteenth anniversary as owner of The Compound Restaurant, a cornerstone of the culinary landscape in Santa Fe, located in the Arts District on Canyon Road…. ”

local flavor

Mark Kiffin – The Compound 20 in 2020

“ ‘I never gave The Compound a thought in those days, ‘ says Kiffin. ‘ I don’t think I ever came her to eat.’ He’s referring to the Old World- some might say old fashioned-restaruant first established … ”

the tribune | travel

Santa Fe – A Vacation

“At The Compound, James Beard Award winner for Best Chef of the Southwest, Mark Kiffin, serves a Contemporary American menu inspired by New World and Mediterranean influences… ”

edible | local heroes

Mark Kiffin |The Compound Restaurant

“This May, Chef Mark Kiffin celebrated his neneteenth anniversary as owner of The Compound Restaurant, a cornerstone of the culinary landscape in Santa Fe, located in the Arts District on Canyon … ”

fine lifestyles magazine

The Compound is Always in Season

“The seasons are indelibly linked to food; we’re wired to crave what’s fresh. the farm-to-table movement has popularized the simple joy of eating freshly grown  … ”

santa fe reporter

Best of 2019 | Best Fine Dining 2nd Place

“Also a Canyon Road highlight, chef Mark Kiffin’s beautifully appointed minimalist dining  … ”

architectural digest

How Alexander Girard Mastered…
“In the heart of Santa Fe’s famed art gallery row lies a little-known landmark of modern design  … ”

food & wine

Where to go next in Santa Fe | The Classics

“The Compound Chef Mark Kiffin took over the kitchen two years ago; now he’s turning out skillful modern American dishes, such as a silky tuna  … ”

oprah magazine

O’Keeffe, Oh Joy! | Where to Eat

“It’s just off the bustling epicenter of Santa Fe’s art scene, but The Compound feels secluded—especially the back patio, which conjures images of the  … ”

los angeles food & wine

Mark Kiffin | The Compound

“Mark Kiffin, celebrated Chef, Owner and author of the Compound Restaurant won the prestigious James Beard Foundation award as Best Chef  …”

forbes

Two perfect Days in Santa Fe

“You’ve seen blue skies before, but you haven’t seen them quite like this. Santa Fe’s blue looks almost Photoshopped it’s so crisp. Combine that piercing …”

the guardian

Top 20 restaurants and cafes in Santa Fe, NM

“Recognised by the James Beard Foundation as the “Best Chef of the Southwest”, Mark Kiffin, owner of Compound restaurant, on Santa Fe’s famed   …’”

austin food magazine

Where to eat, drink and stay in Santa Fe

“The Compound restaurant, formerly a home on Canyon Road, was thoughtfully designed by Alexander Girard to maintain its historical  …”

the new york times | travel

Reader’s Picks – Santa Fe | Where to Eat

“The Compound Restaurant is elegant, the service excellent, the food divine and the drinks range from adventurous to sophisticated. …” 

albuquerque journal

The Compound shines brightly among Santa Fe restaurants

“The holiday season, as it is ironically called, has snuck up on us and BAM! right in the kisser. Thanksgiving – our favorite holiday hands down, …”

pasatiempo

The Oscars of the food world: Santa Fe goes to the James Beard Awards
james beard photo

“Paris may be for lovers, but Santa Fe is for eaters. The ratio of notable restaurants to avid diners in this town is high, even if you count the tourists …” 

albuquerque journal

Memorable evening for the Cancer Foundation


mark kiffin and brad fury

“It was the first time in a year that Lance Rockwell had left the house without a baseball cap on his head, as he spoke to the crowd …”

gulfshore life

Naples Winter Wine Festival Has Done It Again

For a town of our size, the pull here for gastronomic celebrities of every stripe and color is large—and that’s mostly thanks to  …”

vancouver sun

Wandering Gourmand takes a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

“After weeks of rural silence and in need of a little civilization, I drove to Santa Fe for a meal at The Compound, a local favourite with James Beard …” 

seattle times

Santa Fe inspires with art, history and natural beauty

“Another veteran of the dining scene is The Compound, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in July. James Beard Award-winning chef Mark …”

local flavor

Still Hungry? August 2015: Mark Kiffin

“This year marks the 15th anniversary of Chef Mark Kiffin’s ownership of The Compound Restaurant, but you wouldn’t know it; Chef Kiffin …”

the compound

653 Canyon Rd Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-4353

Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch 12 pm - 2 pm, Walk-ins Welcome
Dinner 5 pm - 8:00 pm, Walk-ins Welcome
Closed Sunday and Monday

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the compound

653 Canyon Rd Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-4353
Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch 12 pm - 2 pm
Dinner 5 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday until further Notice

Would you like to place an order to go?

Please call to order: 505-982-4353
Lunch - order before 1:30
Dinner - order before 7:30

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