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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001 (200 South)
+1 801-363-5454
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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic meal here with interesting choices you don't see in the chain restaurants. The roasted marrowbone with braised beef cheeks appetizer was truly stunning. Service was attentive and prompt but discreet which I like and the open kitchen made for a great scene.

Thank stevec321
Level Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is high quality food that exceeded our expectations, but it is pricey. The service is good even if our server was a tad quirky.

Thank glennjo67
Evanston, Wyoming
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161 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was not on our radar but we ended up there one afternoon after we couldn't find the place we were looking for...and had a terrific lunch, excellent wine, fine service in a very attractive setting. Next time we will go to Bambara on purpose!

Thank pureblueskies
Management response:

Hello Pureblueskies, Ha Ha! I love that you accidentally found us and had a great lunch! Thank you for writing a review and giving us feedback. I hope to see you back in soon! Nicole W. More 

Ashburn, Virginia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a great place for an evening of great food and drinks. Excellent food and great service says it all.

Thank kier00
Management response:

Hello kier00, I am happy to read you enjoyed your total dining experience! This review is a big win for us and I will be sure to pass this on to the team. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is varied and creative. The staff is really friendly. Fairly expensive but well worth it. The corn soup is especially good. Very nice breakfast selection but the restaurant closes at 10am and is not open again until lunch. Since it is the only restaurant in the hotel it ought to be open all day.

Thank tfc2017
Management response:

Hello tfc2017, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! The corn bisque is a staff favorite, glad you enjoyed as well! Take care and we hope to see you back in soon! Nicole W. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being away from home on your birthday can mean a great excuse for getting out on the town and treating yourself. But would mid-winter Salt Lake City provide the sort of evening out experience I was hoping for? We were lucky enough to be able to get ourselves a table at Bambara at the wonderful Monaco Hotel (I wished I'd... More 

Thank Alan C
Management response:

Hello Alan C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us, especially for your birthday! I hope we see you in again next time you are in Salt Lake City, no occasion required. Thank you and Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled in on a cold and rainy night. We could see it was slammed! Jason and his team could see that we were a little flustered and trying to find a great place to eat. We are from out of town and really wanted to eat at Bambara. They made room for us and seated us and our two... More 

Thank TeamThiele
Management response:

Hello TeamThiele, Thank you so much for the kind review! It is so great to read you not only enjoyed your food and cocktails, but also your service. I will be sure to pass on this praise on to Jason, Jake and the team. I truly appreciate your feedback, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here last weekend. It was a pretty good restaurant. All of the staff we interacted with were very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant did have a pretty good atmosphere though it was a little on the loud side. The food was pretty good. We had the blue cheese chips and the rabbit confit as an appetizer. Both were... More 

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Draper, Utah
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my Wife to Bambara for dinner last night. It was our first visit. Restaurant has the kitchen in the center in full view. We were dressed in dress and tie, but some folks were dressed casual. It was an eclectic menu with some interesting flavors paired with each plate. The Pork belly and shrimp appetizer was good- the... More 

Thank Mudsharkrocks
Johnstown, United States
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never heard of this establishment, I enjoyed trying it out and sampling their fine food. The salmon was tasty, and cooked just right. Their special potato chips with blue cheese and parmesan were also a new experience for me. The only complaint was the wait staff seemed too busy and rushed. Just go during a slower time and I'm... More 

Thank Brian H
Management response:

Hello Brian H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to read you enjoyed our house blue cheese chips and salmon! Thank you for your feedback on our service, I will be sure to share all of this with our team. Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, International, Gluten Free Options
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?