Fodor's Expert Review The Compound

$$$$ East Side and Canyon Road Romantic

This gracious, folk-art-filled old restaurant, with stunning decor by famed designer Alexander Girard, is one of the fanciest spots in town, but it maintains an easygoing, distinctly Santa Fe feel. The oft-changing menu devoted to seasonal and local ingredients features rich dishes like sweetbreads and foie gras with cepes, cayenne, and Spanish sherry, and Maine lobster carbonara with bucatini pasta pancetta, a farm egg, and Parmesan. The extensive but expensive wine list will please the most discerning oenophile. Lunch is as delightful as dinner, featuring one of the best burgers in town, especially if you dine amid the gardens on the patio, and the bar menu offers a number of great bites at more palatable prices. For the price, service can be a bit uneven.

Romantic Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Modern American American Historical

Quick Facts

653 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501, USA

505-982–4353

www.compoundrestaurant.com

Known For:
  • Classic steak tartare
  • Great bar menu
  • Gorgeous dining room and lovely outdoor patio
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sun.

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