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Bambara

202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454
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Ranked #28 of 1,216 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 200 South
Transit: TRAX stop on Main Street Between 200-300 South UTA Bus Stop on 200 South at Main Street
Description: Bambara: A Salt Lake City Restaurant Celebrating Past and Present With a tempting New American Bistro menu featuring a "World of Flavors" and a playful sense of whimsy and style, Bambara is one of downtown Salt Lake City's liveliest restaurants. Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara Salt Lake City expertly melds a sense of tradition with a very contemporary energy, at once colorful and elegant. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, our nationally recognized, award-winning restaurant has attracted a devoted following that expands daily.
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Spearfish, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Superb downtown location; understated but elegant decor, prompt, professional service. Great for business lunch or dinner or intimate dining for 2. I had a light meal; fried calamari and a house greens salad. Both were excellent! The fried calamari were crispy and moist, but not at all greasy. The dippy sauce was delicious. The house greens salad came with a... More

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Hampton, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Bambara was suggested to myself and a couple coworkers by our hotel staff. It was a good suggestion! The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. It was a little bit pricey but worth the cost. I had the pork tenderloin and it was excellent. I also had a wedge salad that I was not quite as impressed... More

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Salt Lake City
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Meals here are expensive but worth it. Very unique and flavorful. This is a great place if you consider yourself a foodie to try unique flavors blended together. However you will pay for the experience but worth it for special occasions. If you call ahead with your special occasion you will get a menu that mentions your occasion.

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Issaquah, WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The local red trout, filleted and wrapped in prosciutto was remarkable. Crispy on the outside, flavorful and tender inside with a reddish flesh. Very good service. Nice atmosphere. Go.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere and innovative menu. Loved my lamp and fresh tomato salad. My friends had scallops and loved them. Lots of interesting choices to pick from. Service was a bit spotty...server heard half of what was said.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bambara has great food - there is no doubt about that, and they have a great atmosphere. What i really need to call out specifically is that they have one of the best Eggs and Bacon breakfasts I've had, and that's my breakfast of choice for morning meal. They have amazing toast, great eggs, this wonderful spread that is somewhere... More

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We dined at Bambara for breakfast because we were staying at the hotel. The ambience is very nice however the food and service were sub par. 2 of our 4 orders had mistakes and the server was very flippant about it, not only that brought us the wrong check at the end of the meal. He acted very bothered when... More

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Alton, IL
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've had some great meals at the Kimpton restaurants before. This wasn't one of them. A late breakfast with delayed staging and mediocre pastries simply fills the belly without feeding the soul.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I never would have guessed such great food would be hidden inside a hotel! The blue cheese chips were fantastic. My entree was the steak frites and exceeded my expectations. Tasty and tender! Great presentation. The wait staff was delightful.

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Hailey, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just a wonderful breakfast, expertly prepared. Perfectly cooked eggs, flavorful bacon, flaky delightful pastries and delicious coffee. What more could you want?

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