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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454
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Ranked #38 of 1,213 restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $40
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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204 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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  • French first
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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San Angelo, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Salt Lake City does not have a large selection of really fine dinning. I was in town with my wife for a Holiday getaway and Bambara was highly recommended by this site. The restaurant is cozy and the help is very attentive. The food was also very good, especially considering the price which I thought was very reasonable. I ordered... More

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Memphis Tn
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant is in the Hotel Monaco and we didn't feel like going out so we decided to try it and we are so very glad that we did. The dishes were excellent. One of us had the salmon and the other had the halibut that was a chef's special and both tasted just perfect. The food was complimented by... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great ambience. Downtown in the Hotel Monaco. Food was rich and large portions. Not a place to eat light so be prepared.

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Lander, Wyoming
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is an expensive restaurant so the less than superior steak my husband had was what lowered my rating from excellent to very good. My grilled scallops were superb. This is the best food I've ever had in SLC, a place I've found to be food challenged. The service is extraordinary and the building is beautiful, in a restored bank... More

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Spring Creek, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate at Bambara after the Ballet, we made reservations when we thought it would be over and on our way to the Ballet from the Hotel the host came out and told us he moved the reservation a half hour because he had called for us to see when the Ballet was over. The food was incredible, a little... More

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