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Bambara

202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
+1 801-363-5454
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“corn bisque” (15 reviews)
“steak frites” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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1 - 10 of 514 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lamb chops poorly prepared and the bone marrow was lacking. Steamer clams were good and the gnocchi was good. The risotto was a poor combination with the lamb. Potato chips were good. Nothing above average but some good choices.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to dine at Bambara before going up to the Eccles Theater. It is an easy 1 block walk between the two. The hostess offered a choice of a table or a high-top right at the kitchen. It was nice to have a choice...More

Thank Javalina_Jane
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Javalina_Jane, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy to read you enjoyed our "chef's counter", one of the most entertaining spots in the restaurant! I will be sure to pass this on to Branden, he will surly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the title states, this place is great for a nice brunch. The portions were appropriate, and the food was very good.

Thank Dustin10
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Dustin10, Thank you for the kind review! Brunch is the best mealtime and it is wonderful to read you enjoyed ours! I hope we see you back in soon, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there for lunch first, then came back later for dinner with my husband. Both times the food was superb as well as the service! We will definitely go there again when in town!More

Thank Katie D
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Katie D, This review is fabulous! Thank you for not only visiting us for one meal but to come back for dinner is fantastic! I am glad you and your husband enjoyed your time with us, I will be sure to share this with...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed prior to performance at Ballet West. Requested non menu item - vegetarian- chef provided a great meal. Fish was very nice albeit a bit salt. Nice wine selection.

Thank berniet
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello berniet, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy to read we were able to accommodate a vegetarian meal off menu. I hope you enjoyed the show and thank you for thinking of us pre-theater! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Service was good. Food was good, but a bit too salty. That could have been the dish I ordered, though (Scottish Salmon). I liked that they served a hummus with the bread instead of traditional butter!

Thank MoabRiverlover
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello MoabRiverlover, Great username! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I will be sure to pass this along to our chef. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 25 October 2017

this is a large restaurant so my expectations were not particularly high.however,everything from start to finish was both cooked to perfection ,had unusual combinations,and was presented faultlessly and with style.Timing of courses was also perfect.having eaten in michelin star restaurants ,in my opinion,this certainly deserves...More

Thank patbrownett
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hello patbrownett, You are making us blush! Thank you so much for the kind review and it is great to read you enjoyed your meal and experience when dining with us! I couldn't agree more about the michelin star ;) We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great menu Great server Great meal I can't remember our servers name but he was very efficient and knew the menu very well. Everything was smooth with being seated, food arrival, and drink refills. Delicious meal and comfortable atmosphere. Also they are open on Sunday's....More

Thank Abigail S
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hello Abigail S, Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to read you appreciated your entire dining experience, that is what we are striving for! Haha, and yes, we are open Sundays, a rarity here in SLC. Hope to see you back, cheers!...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very good courteous and professional service. Quality food served in a very nice ambiance. Great location.

Thank HO1964
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Hello HO1964, Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your experience with us! It always feels good to be appreciated, I will be sure to share with the team. Take care! Nicole W.

Reviewed 5 October 2017

From start to finish, a perfect evening dinner at Bambara in the Hotel Monaco. One of my girlfriends and I enjoyed catching up over a 4 hour dinner and our server, Branden could not have been more of a gracious host. We never felt hurried,...More

1  Thank unabashedly
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hello unabashedly, Thank you for the kind review! That sounds like the perfect way to catch up with a friend! I shared this with Branden, he wanted you to know you were a delight to wait on. Cheers to dinner and girlfriends! Nicole W.

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crazie m
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.
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louise h
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Meals
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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