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Photo courtesy of The Compound
Photo courtesy of Steve Collins
The Compound Restaurant
Cuisine: American, Continental
Price Range: $$
Lunch at The Compound is an occasion. There's white linen on the tables and the service is first-class. Longing for a leisurely lunch with a martini or fine wine? This is the perfect place. The... Read More
Lunch at The Compound is an occasion. There's white linen on the tables and the service is first-class. Longing for a leisurely lunch with a martini or fine wine? This is the perfect place. The seasonally changing menu has a few signature dishes (Lobster & Mango Salad, Sweet Bread & Foie Gras and Chicken Schnitzel) that are always on offer. The restaurant, opened in the late 60s, is now run by Executive Chef Mark Kiffen, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Southwest in 2005. The interior, designed by noted mid-century designer Alexander Girard, is notable for its bar, a conversation pit; patrons are at eye-level with the bartender. You can lunch there or in one of the dining rooms. In warmer weather opt for one of the outdoor patios with their Old World feel. Want to make sure you get a table? Book ahead.
- Lunch: "After a leisurely lunch, walk off your meal on historic Canyon Road, one of the oldest streets in Santa Fe. There are scores of galleries and boutiques to explore and maybe take home a souvenir of your time in The City Different."
- Best for Lunch Because: Every now and then it's fun to have an elegant lunch. The Compound is one of the best places in town to indulge that fancy.