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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454
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Ranked #37 of 1,227 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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
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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Murray, Utah
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have visited Bambara on multiple occasions from a full dinner to cocktails. The wait staff is very attentive, the management a little pretentious and stand offish. The food is constant and good to excellent. I like to have a cocktail on one of our progressives at Bambar, sometimes with an hoer d'ouevres. The duck toast is quite tasty and... More 

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calgary
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202 reviews 202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We only had breakfast here and enjoyed it very much. Service was pleasant and efficient. I ordered the Croque Madame - it was huge but delicious! My partner had the usual 2 eggs and bacon breakfast but it was all done to order. Will have to come back and give it a try for dinner some day.

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Salt Lake City
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For many, many years my wife and I have celebrated our wedding anniversary by having dinner at Bambara with two of our closest friends. We went again last night and we were all very disappointed to say the least. The service was absolutely terrible and embarassing and the food was only mediocre. They no longer served us the wonderful selection... More 

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Hailey, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Food is great! Service was top notch! Chicken entre was a larger than expected. Easily enough for two. Highly recommend calimari and stuffed peppers.

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los angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

right in the lobby of the hotel, great food. Try the salmon! Wine list is very good. We we're well taken care of by the staff.

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Maryland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Absolutely loved this place. Great menu. The entrees are a bit pricy but they are worth it and also a decent size. I went with a friend and we ended up splitting an appetizer, entree, and dessert. We both had a glass of wine also and our bill was just under $100.00. We had the duck toast for an appetizer... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We needed a place to eat breakfast before a long convention day! There were nine of us and we all agreed that breakfast was superb. The service was excellent and we left feeling satisfied and happy! Wish we had gone back. For a restaurant located in a hotel, prices were very reasonable.

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California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Really enjoyed eating here. Wonderful atmosphere. Beautifully decorated restaurant. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Started with some apps... Crab stuffed red pepper. What a crowd pleaser! The table couldn't get enough. Fresh crab flavor not heavy with breading. Ruby and golden beets salad. Fresh roasted beets with grains and hazelnut. Excellent but could use a bit of salt. Others had... More 

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Wyoming
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had breakfast there five days in a row while in town for business. 4 of the days were 5 star, the other day was very average - with slow service and a wrong order. Their Benedict Bambara is superb r and everything else on the menu is great. For the most part (4 days) the service was timely, professional... More 

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Lake Forest, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Was staying in the hotel, ate breakfast here and was pleasantly surprised. Price wasn't horrible, but the food was great. Interesting flavors and good service.

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Additional Information about Bambara

Address: 202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone Number: (801) 363-5454
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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