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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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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 3 days ago NEW

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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank joshjoe1026
Draper, Utah
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Johnstown, United States
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Hudson River Valley, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had one of the most amazing dinners here recently--their grilled filet of beef rivals a steakhouse. Lovely wine list to accompany. Lunch involved a grilled shrimp and pork belly taco--to die for! Have only had great meals here.

Thank chivestravels
Management response:

Hello chivestravels, Thank you for such a wonderful review! I am glad you've enjoyed your dining experiences here and hopefully there will be many more! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there for dinner. Calamari appetizer was wonderful. I had the rabbit appetizer as my entrée - so delicious!

Thank dbron79857
Management response:

Hello dbron79857, I am so happy to read you enjoyed your meal! The rabbit toast is one of the staff's favorites, you have a great palate :) Thank you for the feedback and hope to see you in again, Cheers! Nicole W. More 

South Jordan, Utah
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything we had was great, from the cheese plate to the entrees, our service was good also. Good selection of wine.

Thank Hilgi2003
Management response:

Hello Hilgi2003, Thank you for the kind review! It always feels good to read when someone enjoyed their experience with us. I will be sure to pass this along with the team! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Bambara, regarded as one of the best restaurants in SLC. My partner ordered the Maine Scallops, which consisted of 5 small scallops in a soupy sauce for $40. The scallops were good, not great, and were finished with 5 small bites. The bok choy served with the scallops was so chewy,... More 

Thank jameschey
Management response:

Hello jameschey, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so sorry we missed the mark on both food and service. When you dine out for such a special occasion, everything should be perfect. I appreciate your feedback and would love to talk with you further about this is you have time, my email is nicole.willis@bambara-slc.com.... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large group came as a work dinner and had an amazing time. Amy was a stellar server. She was on top of everything and very attentive! The food was amazing!! I highly recommend the scallops! Can't wait to come back.

Thank Jekela
Management response:

Hello Jekela, Thank you for the kind review! I will be sure to pass this along to Amy, I appreciate you recognizing her quality of service! 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
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, 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?