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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001 (200 South)
+1 801-363-5454
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My dinner here was a little while back so I don't remember all the details, but I remember the most important parts. The service was superb. The host and the server both went above and beyond to make sure we were completely taken care of. The food is literally the best meal I've ever had. I had the steak and... More 

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Thank Emily A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bambara has been one of my local favorite and frankly one of my all time favorite restaurants since my first visit 4 years ago. The chef's creativity with flavors is off the charts and the ambiance is "special occasion" or "business client impress" worthy. I have since eaten here many times in the last 4 years and have never had... More 

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Thank Bruce R
Edmonton, Canada
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the pleasure of Brunch at Bambara which was on the main floor of our hotel. Great spot. Cool atmosphere and interesting menu. Pricing was not cheap but reasonable for the meals they offered. Treat yourself to a breakfast appetizer and have the avocado crab toast with Bloody Mary vinaigrette and horseradish mayo. Fantastic! The duck confit scramble and... More 

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Thank Fraser131313
Andover, Minnesota
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent dinner, service and atmosphere. Had dinner on a Tuesday evening with business colleagues. Deviled eggs, crab stuffed peppers and blue cheese chips for appetizers. The BEST crab cake and steak dinner ever! Thank you Bambara!

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Thank Joanne K
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a well-made cocktail, good wine list, lots of mean options in this Hotel Monaco restaurant. I had a well-prepared and served whitefish. I certainly will go here next time I visit SLC downtown.

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Thank VacaBoy
Management response:

Hi VacaBoy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We will hopefully see you the next time you are in town. Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I ate dinner at this restaurant and we both had completely different meals and they were absolutely delicious.

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Thank sandraand
Management response:

Hello sandraand, I am happy to read you and your daughter enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you back in soon! Take care, Nicole W. More 

West Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was unique, tasty and beautiful. The appetizers were amazing including the deviled eggs and the Blue cheese chips, but the piece-de-resistance was the venison! Substituted the duck fat fingerling potatos for the mashed and had a meal worth living for. Kudos to the wait staff as they were very attentive, as well and the cocktails were crafted excellently. Highly... More 

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Thank LIONLOG
Management response:

Hello LIONLOG, Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your overall dining experience. We will be sure to keep the venison on the menu, all the more reason to come back :) Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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232 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific meal on a Wednesday early afternoon with a couple of business colleagues. There’s a lot to like about this restaurant, including the open air feel upon arrival in which the chefs and their escapades are on full display. I went with the southwest chicken soup which had a bit of heat and showcased a strong broth and crisp vegetables.... More 

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2 Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
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Hello Cherry_Wonderdog, Thank you for the kind review! The cobb salad is one of Chef Nathan's favorites, glad you enjoy it too! We hope to see you back soon, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't get to eat here often, but when I'm in Salt Lake City, I often make the short walk down Main to experience this gem of a restaurant. Tonight I was looking for something light, so I chose the wedge salad. I'm a bit of a wedge wonk, and I've never had a wedge quite like the butter-lettuce wonder... More 

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Thank David B
Management response:

Hi David B, Love your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our pastry chef, Rebecca. We hope to see you in the next time you are in town, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is great. i enjoy the breakfast options. The fresh pressed juices are awesome. We had a company team dinner meeting and the surf & turf was excellent.

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Thank Scott D
Management response:

Hello Scott D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Our fresh pressed juices are a newer item on our menu, glad you enjoyed! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 801-363-5454
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?