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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 good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“corn bisque” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 days 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 1 week ago 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 days 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 1 week ago

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 days 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 1 week ago 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 days 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.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this restaurant. Had a few items and great wine. Also ordered room service while in hotel. Fresh and good

Thank JennDub
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Started with the duck prosciutto and it was so greasy with salad dressing that it was hard to eat. The toasted bread also was full of oil it was dripping. We then got the green salad with citrus. Only two pieces of citrus and again...More

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

Hello Chiili, It sounds like we missed the mark multiple times. I am so sorry for this experience! This is not at all how we want to present our food. Thank you for letting us know, this kind of feed back is so vital to...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Bambara is one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. The offerings are always of the highest quality and prepared to perfection. The menu is inventive and the service is outstanding . I highly recommend Bambara because it will be a memorable dining experience...More

Thank 4familytravelers
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hello 4familytravelers, It is an honor to be one of your favorites in Salt Lake City, as there are great restaurants all around! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I will be sure to pass this great feedback to the team....More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Innovative food, excellent, non obtrusive service, comfortable atmosphere. What more could you want for a lovely dinner? Valet parking at the hotel really helps, too. Our group raved about the gnocchi, scallops, desserts. We thought the salads were great, too, and my chowder was exceptional....More

1  Thank LaCostaHills
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hello LaCostaHills, This is truly a great review. Thank you for appreciating not only our food, but our staff and atmosphere. I hope you will be back in soon, we just rolled out a new dessert menu that will knock your socks off! Cheers! Nicole...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Bambara is my mom's choice every year for her birthday and we love going there. The food is always expertly prepared to order and there is a good variety of options to choose from. The servers are attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu. Dinner...More

1  Thank Foodie2026
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hi Foodie2026, Your mom sounds like she has good taste :) Thank you this kind review, we appreciate this wonderful feedback. Please extend a belated "Happy Birthday" to your mom from the Bambara team! Cheers! Nicole W.

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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, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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