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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001 (200 South)
+1 801-363-5454
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17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Even though starting this review with "overpriced" makes it sound like I had a bad experience, that's definitely not the case. I would go back here, and I consider it a decent option for breakfast, albeit a pricey one. The advantage of this place is that it has something for everyone, and offers a bunch of health-conscious, new-age-y options that... More 

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Thank ashleylmnop
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bambara is just such a lovely restaurant. We go there for special occasions, and are always impressed. We've had the braised bone marrow and it is fabulous. We try to order it when we go, but it is often sold out. We have never been disappointed in anything we have ordered. The cocktails are wonderful although a bit pricey, especially... More 

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Thank chelseabmw
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130 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had blueberry pancakes (with real maple syrup) and mushroom toast (sourdough bread, mushrooms, fontina cheese, egg, bacon, and salsa). Both were excellent. Hot tea and coffee were lovely and refilled often. Also tried a "beets me" drink (beets, ginger, blueberries) which was very tasty. Service was excellent.

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Thank DavidSta
Providence, Rhode Island
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at Bambara. The food was delicious and the service was simply excellent. Our server was attentive yet gave us our space. He made some excellent suggestions. We had the veggie burger and a vegan curry soup that was silky and had a nice kick to it. We finished with a walnut torte that was exquisite.

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Thank Armesto
Management response:

Hello Armesto, Thank you for the kind review and we are glad you enjoyed everything! We appreciate any feedback, but it is always nice to be commended for our food and service. Cheers! Nicole More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food. We had Rabbit and stuffed peppers for starters, cocktails, and had the Steak and Salmon for the Main course, and for dessert I had Crème Brullee. What a great place. Worth every cent you pay for this as it's not a cheap restaurant but worth it for a celebration. Had a great Malbac red wine too. I will... More 

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Thank LizzyB01
Management response:

Hello LizzyB01, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is so good to read you enjoyed your food and service! Hopefully we will see you back soon (no special occasion required!) Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Miami, Florida
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170 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must eat here if staying at Hotel Monaco or just in the area. We had breakfast and it was excellent! This is not your average hotel eatery at all.

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Thank Restefania
Management response:

Hello Restefania, Thank you for the amazing shout out! We try not to be just a hotel restaurant, thank you for appreciating us taking the time to let us know how breakfast was. Cheers! Nicole W. More 

Salina, Utah
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103 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to try this place but rarely am I in SLC during lunch and I am way to blue-collar to afford their dinners. Lunch is also a bit pricey but once and a while splurging isn't a terrible thing. The waiter changed my mind on what to order (I was originally going to go with the tacos) as he... More 

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Thank jp992751
Management response:

Hello jp992751, So glad you were able to come in and try us for lunch! You're wife sounds like she is very generous to share her cubano (it's so good, hard to give any of it away). I am happy you gave us a try. Please let me know the next time you make it to SLC, we would love... More 

Sandusky, Ohio
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good, solid meal. Food was properly seasoned, served appropriately (hot or cold). Drinks were generous. Would be good for families or business.

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Thank fritznig
Management response:

Hello fritznig, Thank you for the kind review! The cooks appreciate your appreciation! Cheers, Nicole W. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter for brunch prior to seeing Lion King. The service was very attentive and the food was great! We all cleaned our plates. It was delicious.

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Thank marysojo
Management response:

Hello marysojo, I am so glad to read you enjoyed your pre-theater brunch! I hope your day was complete with a great meal and a fantastic show! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They told me this place was the best place in Salt Lake City and for sure it is a top ranked restaurant! Good food, variety and nice mood... I would totally wish I was having dinner there tonight :) Great for a business dinner or a casual visit with friends or family! Totally recommended!

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Thank Ana R
Management response:

Hi Ana R, Thank you for the kind review! We wish you were having dinner here too! Glad to hear you enjoy your time with us, hopefully we will see you in soon! Cheers! Nicole W. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?