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Bambara

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American, International, Eclectic
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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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Today
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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 29
    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
BAMBARA IS BEYOND PHENOMENAL

Bambara was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The environment is bright and lively but quiet enough for conversation. The wait staff is so attentive as well as very knowledgable about the menu. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. What... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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tucson,az
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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tucson,az
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Bambara was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The environment is bright and lively but quiet enough for conversation. The wait staff is so attentive as well as very knowledgable about the menu. The food was delicious, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. What an amazing treat. This is a must if you visit Salt Lake City.

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Worland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Service, presentation, food preparation. When you are eating away from home and want something special, Bambara is the type of restaurant to choose. The environment is vibrant and alive. The wait staff are attentive and knowledgeable. The food, including the presentation, is beyond compare.

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Hotel Monaco and decided to try out their restaurant. We had a wonderful dining experience. David, our waiter, told us all about the French chef and all the specials on the menu with great detail and passion. His suggestions were spot on: Beet salad, venison, and homemade soup. We went back for breakfast the next... More 

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Jason N, Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Bambara! Thank you so much for taking the time to post about your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Nardone Assistant General Manager Bambara More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Really friendly service and good coffee. I had the porridge with masses of dried and fresh fruit. Can't go wrong.

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Don't you just hate it when your waiter gives you the impression that your an annoyance, like your interrupting his world. Welcome to our experience at Bambara. Service with serious attitude, nothing special menu, smaller portions, they ran out of steaks ("our specialty") and when they brought our food the server poured pork juice all over the arm of one... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Motivated by the good evaluations we had dinner in Bambara and we were extremely satisfied. Excellent service, the waiter was kind and helpful. Good choice of wine, our Sangiovese Luna was very tasty. Food also excellent and with a good choice of original dishes. We had a very good shrimo/calamari fried, a filet and a pork duet. Price above avarage,... More 

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CORPUS CHRISTI
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I love this restaraunt. I visit here every year. They have excellent variety and unique spins on some old faithful dishes. They are proud of their chef and deservingly so.

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KateManager2014, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you Carey for the kind words. We are very proud of our chef and the whole Bambara team. We hope that you will get the chance to join us again in the near future! More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was in SLC on business - had never been to the city. Several people recommended this restaurant so I went for a business dinner. We ended up eating at the bar because the service was so good (Julie was the bartender). We shared the Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Tartare appetizer which was incredible. It would also make a great light... More 

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KateManager2014, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

mskenney- Thank you for the kind words! We love that you joined us twice. Thank you for the feedback on the clams. We will be sure to pass that note along. We hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers! More 

New York City, New York
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289 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had just checked into the wonderful Kimpton Monaco downtown SLC, so walked into Bambara for a quick lunch. My mushroom soup went way beyond expectations -- intensely woodsy/mushroomy and not a big bunch of cream. The seared tuna was cooked perfectly, a bit of char on the exterior and moist, tender flesh barely heated on the inside. We liked... More 

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KateManager2014, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Bagan- What a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to post these kind words. The mushroom soup is quite tasty! If you do find yourself in SLC again you should try the Corn Chowder next. Cheers! More 

denver
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Was one of a party of 21 for business dinner. Service was still exceptional. Great selection of wines, appetizers,, entrees, and deserts. I had the venison and it was likely the best venison I think I've ever had. So tender, flavorful, and not a hint of gaminess. A very favorable experience all around.

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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, International, Eclectic

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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, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?