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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454
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Ranked #41 of 1,232 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Boulder Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Food is average prices are very exceptional. 40 dollars for Steak and Fries. Chicken was dry and not all that inventive. There are better SLC dining options for sure.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The trip started with short notice, opportunity to attend a jazz concert in SLC found a Hotel, Booked a Room, (Kimpton/Monaco) at front desk enquired about food, they said we might like the one on property, they were wrong, we didn't "might" like, loved is closer to the truth, we were two couples, all had different selections, I had the... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate dinner at Bambara and the food was good. The service, on the other hand, left something to be desired. I had the scallops and risotto. My husband had the filet mignon. Both tasy. However, the service was lacking. Once we received our order, our server never came over to ask us how our food tasted and/or if we... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Elk Carpaccio was so delightful. We came in for the blue cheese chips but the Carpaccio trumped my favorite starter. We also enjoyed tuna tartare and crab stuffed peppers. I was with a business partner and we wanted a light meal. These 4 starters and a cocktail made with High West Double Rye was the perfect dinner for me.... More 

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Névez, Bretagne, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We enjoyed our brunch and mimosas in the VIP room and it was exquisite! Delicious food, tasty brunch beverages and amazing service!

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West Jordan, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Met friends who are staying at the Hotel Monaco to have a drink before we went to a holiday party. Bartender was very friendly. Mood and ambience is very cool in the bar, called the Vault Lounge which is where we sat. Drinks were good. We ordered two appetizers. Calamari, delish and cheese board which had some good stuff as... More 

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Though expensive, the food is worth the prices! Judging by everyones dinners this was a huge hit! Filet kit on was beautimous as were the Maine scallops and luckily we don't live there because we'd be visiting weekly!

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Draper, Utah
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I noticed this establishment while walking to another restaurant. We were put off by the loud environment in the other dining place and came back to investigate Bambara. Glad we did! The food was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. The salmon was heavenly and my dining companion's chicken was also excellent. The desserts were sinful. This will... More 

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Murray, Utah
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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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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