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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
+1 801-363-5454
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lovely crab dish one day; sort of a curious mish mash of a dish the next (staying in the hotel). Service was friendly, but they seemed, all of them, to be there for the first day. Took forever to get coffee, then no...More

Thank Kate320
Reviewed 1 week ago

One word: WOW! I was on a business trip for 4 days in Salt Lake City and wanted interesting food~ at Bambara I got it! We ate there 3 evenings in a row: the first night was nothing but appetizers: Calamari, Roasted Bone Marrow, Fries...More

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a Bambara while staying at the Hotel Monaco. The food was fresh, creative and delicious. Make reservations because the property is very busy. The salmon was exceptional.

Thank KellyC1231
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello KellyC1231, You're the one who is exceptional! Thank you for the kind review and we are happy you enjoyed your time with us! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The prices at Bambara certainly indicate fine dining, but the decor is unremarkable at best, and the music is terribly repetitive synthetic noise which caused my wife (a musician) to ask if they could do anything about it. They did lower the volume a bit....More

Thank hphphd
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello hphphd, We appreciate you giving us a try, I am sorry you did not enjoy our ambiance. Thank you for the feedback, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant tries to provide a fine dining experience with accents on fresh ingredients and unusual combinations of flavors. The greens in the salad were terrific, and the salmon dish was very good.

Thank putnik123
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello putnik123, Thank you for the kind review! Our new salmon dish is one of our staff favorites, glad you enjoyed! Cheers! Nicole W.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Inside the Hotel Monaco, this restaurant delivers perfectly prepared and unique dishes. Wine list is not extensive, but provides excellent pairings. Service is very good. Recommend the Salmon entree which pairs truffles with angel hair-like Fred onions and perfectly roasted fingerling potatoes. Steak frites is...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for the kind review! I am glad to read you enjoyed the food and service (and hopefully the show too!). Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, presentation on the food just amazing, portions just right and the menu just different enough but good to satisfy anyone. I brought my (addictive to Food network ) adult kids for a special celebration, we all dressed up for the occasion; everyone ordered...More

Thank thesantanas
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello thesantanas, Wow, what a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to write it! I am so happy to read you and your family enjoyed everything! Take care and hopefully we will see you in soon, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was attentive and a fine balance between service and privacy. The food was grand. I have had many different items on their menu. My latest visit found me in the mood for a good, old fashioned hamburger. Bambara's is great, although not old...More

Thank Larrydalawyer
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello Larrydalawyer, Thank you for the kind review! I may be bias, but I think we have the best burgers in town, glad to read you enjoyed! I hope to see you in again soon, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Very cozy atmosphere, great food and friendly, outgoing staff. The bar is separate from the restaurant which makes for a "quieter" dining experience. Thank you, Bambara!

Thank FKAW
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello FKAW, We love how much you loved everything! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We hope to see you in soon, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Fabulous menu and our waiter knew it well. We began with a lovely summer salad for the table and then each of us ordered the trout - fresh line caught from a local stream coming right out of the Wasatch Mountains. It delivered ... meaty,...More

Thank dmlarnerlavery
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
crazie m
What is the general price of the dinner plates?
2 November 2015|
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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.
louise h
Has this restaurant got any Xmas packages for Xmas day. From Australia and arrive on Dec 17and concerned might miss out on a great white Xmas experience. Two adults n two children
17 September 2015|
Response from lexigirl99 | Reviewed this property |
I don't work at the restaurannt but was asked by TripAdvisor to respond. I don't see any deals for Christmas Day (12/25) but you could call and ask. Lots of places are closed on the actual holiday so plan ahead. One thing... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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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