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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001 (200 South)
18013635454
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a good cocktail, good wine list, lots of menu options in this Hotel Monaco restaurant. I enjoyed a well-prepared and served whitefish. Certainly would plan to go here next visit.

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Thank Rod W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had breakfast on a Saturday. Nothing exotic, we both got bacon and eggs. But it was well prepared, just as requested, and service was excellent.

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Thank MaryScottsdale
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were back in SLC visiting our old neighbors. We've been to Bambara several times in the past. Salt Lake is not the mecca of adventurous food. I'd have loved to see something not grilled or roasted as an entree, but what they do at Bambara they do well. We started with a nice beet salad. My wife had the... More 

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Thank Lijemtu
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello Lijemtu, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy you and your guests enjoyed your meals! The beet salad is a go-to of mine, glad you like as well. See you next time you are in Salt Lake City, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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139 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is superb - I had the beet salad and the scallops for dinner. I've never had a beet salad that was so fresh and flavorful. Others in my party had the watermelon balsamic salad and raved about it so I tried it and it was wonderful! The scallop dinner with risotto was perfect - the scallops melted... More 

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Thank rocsmom0304
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello rocsmom0304, Thank you for the kind review! I love reading you enjoyed so many things (those scallops are to die for!). Hopefully we will see you in soon! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu was comprehensive, server was knowledgable, interesting setting. Food was a bit disappointing - fresh ingredients but overproduced. Need to reply more on the solid primary ingredients and not smother with too many extras.

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Thank CoachDaddy85
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello CoachDaddy85, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Thank you for appreciating our knowledgeable servers and menu, and we appreciate your feedback. Take Care, Nicole More 

New York City, New York
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205 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had little expectation when we dined here. I thought: Oh, it's a restaurant in a Kimpton Hotel. It'll probably be overpriced and I'll leave hungry. This restaurant blew my expectations out of the door. The food is unpretentious and the presentation thoughtful. We enjoyed our appetizers so much we had to order a second round. We ordered the pork... More 

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Thank Louie M
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello Louie M, Myself and the team could not be happier reading this review! I am so glad you gave us a chance! I hope to see you in for January's Outdoor Retailer, and we will have a new menu for you to try! Cheers! Nicole More 

The Bay Area
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299 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It'd be interesting to know what inspired the naming of the restaurant - Bambara are the dominant group of people (and language) in Mali. But i digress. I've dined here several times over the years (when visiting SLC) and the food has been consistently good. Even as I wish they'd make more effort to go for that first star, the... More 

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Thank cuckatoo
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello Cuckatoo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy that you visit us when you are town. I appreciate the feedback and will share with the team. Hopefully we will see you when you go to your next Salt Lake City performance! Cheers! Nicole More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love dining at Bambara whenever we stay in Salt Lake City. They use local and seasonal ingredients and the servers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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Thank Michelle M
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello Michelle M, I am happy you visit when you are in SLC! We pride ourselves on the ingredients we use and the knowledge we bring to the table, thank you for noticing! I hope to see you in soon, Cheers! Nicole More 

South Jordan, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cuisine in a romantic, white table cloth atmosphere. Located in a simply charming refurbished old hotel.

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Thank Angie F
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello Angie F., Thank you for appreciating our food, atmosphere and the beautiful Hotel Monaco! I hope to see you back soon! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Sacramento, California
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I never have anything bad to say about this place, love the middle floor kitchen layout and great booths, they make a good drink and food is impeccable. I can say if I were to send someone to a higher end restaurant in Salt Lake, it is going to be here

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Thank karl p
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hello Karl P., Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your dining experience with us! I love our exposed kitchen, it is dinner and a show when you sit at the "chef's counter" tables. Thank you for your recommendation! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
    (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: 18013635454
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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