The Short Order
The Compound is one of Santa Fe’s most famous high-end restaurants, and chef Mark Kiffin has racked up significant awards over the past decade and a half, including recognition from the James Beard Foundation as “Best Chef in the Southwest” in 2005. From year to year, The Compound’s menu doesn’t change much, but that doesn’t mean it’s stale. The combination of setting, service,
and ingredients still makes this a smart choice when you’re in the mood to splurge. Recommended: Girard Lemonade cocktail,
crispy buttermilk onion rings, roasted heirloom beet salad, stacked salad, seared rare tuna niçoise, and chicken schnitzel.