We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
+1 801-363-5454
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“corn bisque” (12 reviews)
“steak frites” (12 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
07:00 - 10:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (490)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 478 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Great Eggs Benedict and a great friendly staff. Ask for Regan. She is engaging and always keeps my Diet Coke filled.

Thank steveatredstone
Reviewed 3 days ago

This has to be one of the best hotel restaurants I've experienced, wonderful menu, had the seared wild Alaskan halibut and it was just delicious! Great fresh menu, with quality ingredients to satisfy the foodie in all of us, and the service was excellent as...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Invited by host. Great choice. Service outstanding, maybe a little too enthusiastic server. Ate and had a glass of white wine based solely on recommendation of waiter. Wine and halibut superb, soup good. My host had steak, superb.

Thank C-Z-1982
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had planned to walk a few blocks from the hotel to another restaurant, but sometimes it pays to be lazy. Bambara is a truly exceptional dining experience. Impeccable service (Jack), a wonderful corn bisque with crab, excellent wine list and a beautiful, perfectly cooked...More

Thank Catboy66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Bambara for a birthday in the family and we had an amazing experience. I was very pleased with our service as well as our meal. I personally had the salmon dish and it was very fresh. The prices are high but you are...More

Thank Alexis R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a hotel restaurant, and the prices are pretty steep. But, the chef and the staff do their best to be welcoming, inventive, use local ingredients, and keep a smile on their faces. It's fine if you're exhausted from a hot day on the tourist...More

Thank olliedawg
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi olliedawg, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your appreciation when it comes to service and using local ingredients. Take care and we will always have seat for you, with a great drink, after a hot day :) Cheers!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant, located in one of Salt Lake's most iconic hotels (Monaco), offers very good food and a nice assortment of cocktails. It is a bit pricey but worth visiting at least once a year.More

Thank 33franzf
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi 33franzf, Thank you for appreciating our food and cocktail list, I am glad to read we are worth! We would love to see you more than once a year! You should come try us out for weekend brunch, we have a different set of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a tournament and hadn't gotten much in the way of restaurant recommendations near the Salt Palace. So, we decided to eat at the hotel. Best decision!!! We had the pork which was perfect; The cheek was crisp and the tenderloin was...More

Thank JibCrane
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello JibCrane, Thank you for this awesome review! The pork duet is one of the staff's favorites and I am so glad you tried the chocolate torte! Hopefully we will see you the next time you are in SLC, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here for both lunch and dinner. The food is very good but the service is pedestrian. I'd certainly go back and the specials are usually very good.

Thank pagasa14
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi pagasa14, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your food and the specials we have! We will hopefully see you in soon, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good central location near train/tram stop. Bistro style, stylish interior part of Monaco hotel, well presented meals. Good night out.

Thank 1,806
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hello 1806, Thank you for appreciating our aesthetics and location! I hope you enjoyed your meal as well. Thanks for coming and and please see us again soon! Cheers! Nicole W.

Nearby Restaurants
Eva's Bakery
186 reviews
.10 km away
Siegfried's Deli
204 reviews
.04 km away
Beerhive Pub
194 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
City Creek Center
485 reviews
.37 km away
Salt Palace Convention Center
281 reviews
.36 km away
Salt Lake City Convention and Visitors' Bureau
69 reviews
.33 km away
Capitol Theatre
104 reviews
.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
crazie m
2 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing