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Bambara

202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
+1 801-363-5454
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“corn bisque” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (37 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great service & delicious food, beautifully served. The menu was interesting and varied. Located in the heart of Salt Lake City.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a nice quiet restaurant for a relaxing dinner and found this great place. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. We had the Beets, Beets, Beets salad and Grilled Organic Chicken and Thigh Confit. Each plate had a generous amount of...More

Thank fsm1
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello fsm1, Great to read you enjoyed your meal with us! We just rolled out a new dinner menu, you will have to come back and try our newest version of these dishes! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was delightful. I like my eggs medium, and the chef cooked my eggs perfectly! Be sure to try the breakfast potatoes too. They are delicious.

Thank Janet D
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Janet D, I so happy to read you enjoyed your breakfast with us! We will have those perfectly cooked eggs and potatoes waiting for you 7 days a week, please come back in soon! Cheers, Nicole W.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Monaco and wanted a light dinner and Bambara had some good choices. My lettuce "wedge" was butter lettuce, so no romaine worries, and the Stilton cheese with it was perfectly balanced by a little mound of jewels - beets, radishes...More

Thank lsc_Denver
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello lsc_Denver, Thank you for the kind review! The Bambara wedge salad is a staff favorite and the mussels are a new addition to the menu. Thank you for the feed back and I am so glad you enjoyed your overall experience! I hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually ate my meal in the bar. I think it was called "the Vault". But still Bambara menu. It was late after a day of conference so I didn't really wanted to deal with anymore people so I camped out in the back corner...More

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

Hello bluzjoint, Thank you for taking the time to post! You are truly a master of ordering! The saffron aioli is the perfect finish on the salmon with jambalaya, silky corn bisque has been a staple for years, and our white bean and roasted red...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant provides great food with an open kitchen you can see your meal been made and the food is great. Also the staff is very friendly and cosy.

Thank pedrooliveira805
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello pedrooliverira805, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you enjoyed our exposed kitchen line, be sure to sit at our chef's tables next time you are in! Cheers, Nicole W.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

We had not been there before and tried it out last night with a guest from Chicago. Cassie waited on us and the experience was amazing.My husband had scallops, Eric had lamb, Rachel had the bass and I had the pumpkin gnocchi with a side...More

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

Hello Kristine H, We love that you loved your time with us! It looks like you did a great job ordering :) Be sure to come back soon, we are changing our dinner menu in the next few weeks! Cheers! Nicole W

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Fine, tasty, fresh, modern and well-presented cuisine. Very nice staff. Good wines (yes, this can happen, even in Salt Lake). And, last but not least, I liked the decoration. I’ll definitely go back.

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

Hello todebald, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Ha, yes, you can enjoy wine in our state and we are happy to provide it! Thanks again for the feedback and I hope we see you back in soon! Cheers, Nicole W.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

Outstanding experience. Tried 2 appetizers (blue cheese potato chips; trumpet mushrooms). Beet salad was solid, not quite outstanding. Group had varied entrees, all of which were excellent (scallops; sea bass; gnocchi; lamb chops). Entrees so good that went on to 4 different desserts, each of...More

Thank kurtt225
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello kurtt225, Thank you for this kind review! I am glad you were able to enjoy everything you ordered. The dessert menu was recently curated by our new pasty chef- I will be sure to pass this along! Please come back in the next few...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for the first time on a Thursday for lunch. The waiter recommended the corn bisque and steak frites. Both were outstanding! We will definitely return.

Thank Judge_Smails-BR
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Judge_Smails-BR, I am happy to read you enjoyed our recommendations! Both those dishes are dear to the Chef's heart and it is a huge compliment! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, 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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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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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