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Bambara

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$$$
American, International
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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (200 South)
TRAX stop on Main Street Between 200-300 South UTA Bus Stop on 200 South at Main Street
(801) 363-5454
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Bambara: A Salt Lake City Restaurant Celebrating Past and Present With...
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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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food combined with our favourite wine

Whilst in Salt lake city we went to this restaurant because it was close to our hotel, the food was exquisite combined with the fact that they had our favourite wine which is hard to find in a restaurant....the service was superb and the atmosphere was very lively. Although it was expensive it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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London
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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London
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Whilst in Salt lake city we went to this restaurant because it was close to our hotel, the food was exquisite combined with the fact that they had our favourite wine which is hard to find in a restaurant....the service was superb and the atmosphere was very lively. Although it was expensive it was worth every cent - a lovely... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The decoration is original, the service really good and efficient. It is extremely gourmet food. The chicken I had was really good. Clearly prime quality produce. My husband found his halibut a little disappointing (and expensive). But it is an adress worth trying without any doubt.

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Salt Lake City
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I often come to Bambara for lunch with business colleagues or friends. The menu is varied and even had gluten free options for my friend. Their lunch specials are delicious and quick.

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We do have great gluten free options. We hope to see you in again soon. More 

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ate at this restaurant last night when staying at Monaco. We had the clams and grilled crostini with duck liver for starters. Both dishes were wonderful. The clam broth was flavored with kimchi and the crostini was drizzled with balsamic vinegar - a nice touch. Our table was a little messy after the starters and we kept waiting for... More 

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

I apologize for the poor service you received during your visit. These are standards that should not go overlooked, and it appears that we dropped the ball on your evening out. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to address this issue. Thank you for joining us, and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of my favorite places in Salt Lake. Apps and Meals are amazing! Provided by Bambara Restaurant also in Hotel Monaco. Drinks from cocktails to beer. Across the street from both the Broadway Theater and The Gallivan Center.

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Thanks for joining us before the show! More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This review is for The Vault, not Bambara itself. The Vault is a small but classy hotel bar attached to Bambara in Hotel Monaco. Great cocktail bar for drinks before heading out, also a great pre-bar for "Book of Mormon, the Musical" as it is located directly across the street. If you're hungry, the food is fantastic as it comes... More 

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed pre theater with us! It really is the perfect spot to grab a drink and snack before the show. Thanks for visiting. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant is outstanding!! The dinner was great! My husband ordered the corn bisque which was very creamy and tasty, I started with the grilled and chilled romaine salad, also a very tasty starter! My husband had the pork shank entrée with velvety smooth potato/leek mashed potatoes and fried kale. I kept stealing his fried kale; who knew kale could... More 

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! I am glad to hear we could accommodate you with a different table. We appreciate your feedback, and will share with the chef team. More 

Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very good food, not what I see at most in Hotel resturants where they have captive audience. Consistent and convenient slightly on the pricier side.

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

We are definitely not the typical hotel restaurant! Thank you for your comments, please join us again soon. More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's not often that you find a restaurant with this quality of ingredients and preparation. while not the least expensive restaurant in town, Bambara is certainly one of the top 3 for food quality and service. The staff was very accommodating and served without being obtrusive. The atmosphere can be a little noisy - remember it's in a converted bank... More 

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Bambara is in the Hotel Monaco where we stayed in Salt Lake City. We ate here four years ago and we were looking forward to a return visit. We weren't disappointed! The food was excellent, as was the service. We had the baby kale salad which was fresh and delicious. I had the rib eye steak frite...medium rare perfection. My... More 

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed the food and service. Great choices with the ribeye and short rib ravioli! We hope to see you in again to try some more delicious food! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    (200 South)
  • Public Transportation: TRAX stop on Main Street Between 200-300 South UTA Bus Stop on 200 South at Main Street
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: (801) 363-5454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?