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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001 (200 South)
+1 801-363-5454
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17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Portland, Oregon
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434 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a well-made cocktail, good wine list, lots of mean options in this Hotel Monaco restaurant. I had a well-prepared and served whitefish. I certainly will go here next time I visit SLC downtown.

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Thank VacaBoy
Management response:

Hi VacaBoy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We will hopefully see you the next time you are in town. Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I ate dinner at this restaurant and we both had completely different meals and they were absolutely delicious.

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Thank sandraand
Management response:

Hello sandraand, I am happy to read you and your daughter enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you back in soon! Take care, Nicole W. More 

West Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was unique, tasty and beautiful. The appetizers were amazing including the deviled eggs and the Blue cheese chips, but the piece-de-resistance was the venison! Substituted the duck fat fingerling potatos for the mashed and had a meal worth living for. Kudos to the wait staff as they were very attentive, as well and the cocktails were crafted excellently. Highly... More 

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Thank LIONLOG
Management response:

Hello LIONLOG, Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your overall dining experience. We will be sure to keep the venison on the menu, all the more reason to come back :) Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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390 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,612 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific meal on a Wednesday early afternoon with a couple of business colleagues. There’s a lot to like about this restaurant, including the open air feel upon arrival in which the chefs and their escapades are on full display. I went with the southwest chicken soup which had a bit of heat and showcased a strong broth and crisp vegetables.... More 

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2 Thank Cherry_Wonderdog
Management response:

Hello Cherry_Wonderdog, Thank you for the kind review! The cobb salad is one of Chef Nathan's favorites, glad you enjoy it too! We hope to see you back soon, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't get to eat here often, but when I'm in Salt Lake City, I often make the short walk down Main to experience this gem of a restaurant. Tonight I was looking for something light, so I chose the wedge salad. I'm a bit of a wedge wonk, and I've never had a wedge quite like the butter-lettuce wonder... More 

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Thank David B
Management response:

Hi David B, Love your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our pastry chef, Rebecca. We hope to see you in the next time you are in town, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Lafayette, Colorado, United States
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is great. i enjoy the breakfast options. The fresh pressed juices are awesome. We had a company team dinner meeting and the surf & turf was excellent.

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Thank Scott D
Management response:

Hello Scott D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Our fresh pressed juices are a newer item on our menu, glad you enjoyed! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

wyoming
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here often, have never had a bad meal. They are great at accommodating the theater crowd. Chef is always changing the menu to fit the seasons

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Thank chrisWyoming
Management response:

Hello chrisWyonming, I am happy to read you enjoyed your meal us! Thank you for appreciating our menu's seasonal change. I hope to see you back in soon. Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Provo, Utah
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I made reservations here for our first anniversary and they printed it on our menus which was an adorable touch. Many people dining here were preparing to go to show that night so it was semi-fancy but others were in jean shorts. The menu is seemingly small but very enjoyable. Our server and hostess were kind. We... More 

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Thank Sydney M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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184 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly outstanding restaurant—and to be honest, I sort of felt it would be just from the vibe I got when I walked past it on my way to the registration desk to pick up my key to my room at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. There is The Vault, which looks like a private dining room with wine... More 

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Thank jhartig1
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

From the minute we arrived, I knew it was going to be a great dining experience. Our server was great! His name was Chad...he was funny, smart and knew the menu like the back of his hand. Everything he suggested was soooo good! Will definitely return!

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Thank Karen P
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this review

Hi Karen P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Chad is one of most seasoned servers, I am glad he took good care of you. Hope to see you in soon! Nicole W. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
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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