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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
+1 801-363-5454
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate there late night Saturday about 930 PM. Service quick, menu well designed with 8 or so inviting entres. Food excellent from appetizers to mixed drinks. Worth the 40 bucks a plate. No complaints at all and nothing but praise for the kitchen and wait...More

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to breakfast before leaving for the airport. Service was quick, but not rushed. The breakfast burrito was delicious. I wish I had eaten here at other times during my stay..

Thank BEEP6018
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here twice. The first time, we had such poor service, we only came back because it has been my boss' favorite SLC restaurant for 10 years, and I was here on business. The food is great, and the lukewarm rating is the...More

Thank krysiah2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for both breakfast and dinner. Loved the menu and the service. Lovely ambiance. Staff was fantastic.

Thank Jen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Bambara. Mostly, I love the creativity the chef brings to the menu. Always different. Always interesting. Always good!

Thank Michael F
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello Michael F, Bambara loves you! Thank you for the kind review, we appreciate your appreciation. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bambara is a fine dining experience with fine food to boot. Chef Nathan Powers and staff have created a verry nice experience. The food is seasonal, with great specials on hand. The hand cut blue cheese chips are fabulous as well as his fish. It...More

Thank Ray H
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hi Ray H, Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your experience as a whole with us (and enjoyed those addicting blue cheese chips!). Thank you for the shout out for our bar, The Vault, as well! Hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Salt Lake over the weekend so we could see The Book of Mormon. Bambara is across the street from The Eccles Center so we decided to try it. I have celiacs disease and was impressed with the menu. The food was delicious...More

Thank AutumnPerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bambara is located inside the Hotel Monaco - a cute boutique hotel located in the heart of SLC. The place was packed - there's a well-known play at the theatre across the street - so I knew to make a reservation. I wish I could...More

Thank Barb S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello Barb S, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! I appreciate your foodieness in this review and I am excited to share with the team! Cheers, Nicole W.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the sophisticated plating to the upscale tastes and extensive wine list, Bambara is a date night must. The chef uses top notch products, seasoned and decorated with skill. The wait staff is professional, timely and ready to answer any question you have. The wine...More

Thank Dennis S
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Dennis S, Thank you for the kind review! It means a lot to us that you appreciated the food, but especially the service. I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Checked into the Monaco on a Sunday evening without much time to go exploring, so we figured it would be easy to just pop down for dinner. Great choice. This is a brilliant restaurant. Really reminded me of something you would find in a bigger...More

1  Thank Greg C
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Greg C, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you enjoyed dinner with us, thank you for the high compliments! Hopefully you will be back in the next time you are in town, we look forward to it! Cheers!...More

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crazie m
3 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
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
USD 15 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
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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