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Bambara Salt Lake City

202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
+1 801-363-5454
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“corn bisque” (18 reviews)
“scallops” (40 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I took my son-in-law and two grandchildren to dinner before going to the theatre to see “Finding Neverland”. The food was ok but not worth the price. They have children’s menus and valet parking. The service is extremely slow. In two hours. We were not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Swedishgirl278
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded today

I do apologize for your mediocre experience for dinner. There were a few nights in December that we bit off more than we could handle for reservations and it is unfortunate that your experience suffered. I do hope you come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect meal - we had the steelhead (with delicious gnocchi and brussels sprouts), perfectly cooked filet mignon, and chicken fingers with fries. The service was great!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TheSfamily4
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded today

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the Steelhead as much as I do! Next time give the Elk a try, it is chefs favorite.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to take our daughter and son in law for brunch on a Saturday morning and selected Bambara from the recommendations on TripAdvisor. It was a great call. Brunch was exceptional and the decor and ambiance was perfect for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OrebudJD
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your great review of Bambara. We appreciate your feedback and enjoy sharing positive experiences with our teams. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations the weekend before Christmas, so they were very busy. Because they knew our wait time would be longer than usual, they had an appetizer ready immediately for our table. We had tickets to the Symphony and apologized that we had to leave...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Russell W
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We cant wait to see you again soon.

Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

I've eaten here three times over the last couple of years and every meal has been delicious. I look forward to my next trip to SLC so I can eat here again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HBR2000
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit as well. If I may assist in making a reservation for you please let me know. Cheers

Reviewed December 13, 2018

I ate at Bambara while in town for business and staying at the Hotel Monaco, where the restaurant is located. I did have to wait for about 10 minutes because I had not made a reservation and they had to be sure to accommodate those...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Latifa K
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience, Latifa. We do not judge our guests for licking their plates, it is a huge compliment to Chef. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This place never disappoints! The food is always impeccable and the service is excellent! I dream about the potato chip appetizer! So decadent! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank margilib
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for giving me a chuckle this morning. The chips are amazing, low fat, healthy pieces of deliciousness...The only thing better is Chefs Elk dish. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Nice atmosphere and great location, but the food and service were very average. For the price, it unfortunately fell short of expectation both on service and food -

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kauai7
TGirrbach, General Manager at Bambara Salt Lake City, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry to hear of your average experience. I would love for you to visit us again and I will make sure you have an experience to remember. Please reach out to me directly at tommy.girrbach@Bambara-slc.com Cheers

Reviewed November 26, 2018

I notice that a lot of people give Bambara good to excellent reviews but I have to say our meal was not even mediocre. Went for a Sunday Brunch. I had french toast which was tough and barely warm. Definitely needed a knife to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jmutah
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Had the filet - it was excellent! This is not an inexpensive restaurant, so be prepared! We ate in the bar, so it took a little time to get served, but the food was worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank N_J_M197
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Response from Hank B | Reviewed this property |
Yes 15-35 is right but we had 25-35 dinners and they were awesome. Food there is outstanding and salads are best I ever had.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $40
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 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
    (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
  • E-mail
Description
Bambara Restaurant is located in an historic building with a lively atmosphere, serving New American food in downtown Salt Lake City, UT.
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