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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” (22 reviews)
“corn bisque” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Following a family reunion of sorts, we wanted a nice “farewell” lunch before heading our own ways. We found Bambara and loved our brunch. I highly recommend Bambara for food, excellent service and atmosphere.

Thank FairDanu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything I tried here was great. Great appetizers, (did think they could do a nice bread or something though, instead of the homemade potato chips), great entrees and sides. This is a little on the higher side price wise for SLC, but I would definitely...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 1 week ago

went to a convention and between meetings we went there for lunch. The food was very good and the service was fast and always helpful. I love the salad and pasta.

Thank skash
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello skash, Thank you for the review! Our location makes it easy to pop in between meetings, I am glad you took advantage! I hope you are able to join us for dinner sometime! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to dinner at Bambara because it was easy (we stayed at the Hotel Monaco) and the reviews were good. The bone in cowboy cut pork chop was the special entree of the night. It was so flavorful and tender I couldn't stop eating...More

Thank Christina T
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Christina T, I am so glad you loved the special that night, we sold out! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I will be sure to pass this on to the kitchen and Cal. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made reservations for our party of 6 and told them it was for a birthday. They printed out a special menu for us, very nice. Old fashioned cocktail was amazing. Starters were blue cheese potato chips, steamer clams and fried calamari and clams. All very...More

Thank B54Win
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello B54Win, I am so glad you enjoyed your food and service with us! I hope the birthday boy enjoyed as well. Thanks for the shout out, I will be sure to pass this review onto the staff. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Most restaurants were closing at 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and we were happy to find the good reviews for Bambara, which closed at 10. Service was good, though I sense the server wasn't delighted that we stayed until 10:15. Portions were right-sized, delicately...More

Thank SmilingCurmudgeon
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello SmilingCurmdgeon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad you were able to come in for dinner, everything downtown truly does close early! I apologize if we gave an unappreciative vibe, we are happy to have you, anytime. Take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this is meant to be fine dining I felt rushed throughout the meal. The starters arrived before the wine and bread and although the starters were ok, they weren't special. We both had steak and chips and the steaks were cooked ok, but the...More

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

Hello EssexPianist, I am sorry about your experience with us, it sounds like we completely dropped the ball. I will be sure to share this with the team to learn from for future dining experiences. Your feedback is incredibly helpful, and again I am sorry...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were top drawer (as usual)! When I need punctuality, and a sensitivity to the demands of a business schedule, Bambara always comes through. Reliably good.

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

Hi Dave S, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I appreciate your appreciation of our service, I will be sure to pass along to our staff. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an ordinary Joe and this was a team dinner so I went along. The place is a little high-end but was frequented by many locals. Pricey for a normal Joe.

Thank BearBull99
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello BearBull99, Normal Joe deserves quality too! I am glad you got to join us and I hope you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for the review! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time in Utah after searching we came across Bambara! It was very clean and romantic. We were seated at our table and our waiter was very nice and the drinks were good! I ordered the Scottish Salmon and I am one that loves...More

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

Hello Sharelle S, I am so happy to read you and your husband enjoyed your time with us! Great menu choices, the salmon is one of my favorites! I hope to see you back in soon, Take care! Nicole Willis- General Manager

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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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