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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” (25 reviews)
“corn bisque” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (35 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 3 days ago

Some good friends visiting from the Bay Area too my family and me here for dinner on Saturday night. All seven of us loved it. The food was superb, service was excellent, and the ambience was very nice. Each dish -- appetizer, main course, and...More

Thank JerryR10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cauliflower and fennel and black truffle and lobster soup is delicious. The baked Icelandic cod was fresh. The best humus I’ve ever had. Excellent service. Highest quality groceries. Clean, appetizing plating and presentation.

Thank Dennis F
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Dennis F, It sounds like you joined us for Valentine's Day! I am happy to read you enjoyed your meal and service! I hope we see you soon, thank you for the kind review! Nicole W

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered many sides. Three of the five were excellent. The other two weren’t great. The lamb risotto was tasteless, even with a dousing of hot sauce. The beet greens were salvageable with salt and lemon.More

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

Hello Marlynne P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Three out of five are not great odds, I am sorry we missed the mark! Thank you for your feedback, it is essential for us to continue to improve. Take Care, Nicole...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent dinner, great ambiance, and wonderful bar selection. The waiter was very polite, attentive, and responsive to us. We have yet to go wrong on any menu selection. A must for a special occasion or when you just happen to be downtown in SLC.

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

Hello The_Parentals, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Your kind words about our service and selection will be passed along, we appreciate the feedback! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My meal was just perfect and I ordered quickly with zero forethought. I think others must have similar experiences I had the corn bisque and garden salad. Though everyone raves about the bisque I must say the salad is worth mentioning. Fabulous. This was followed...More

1  Thank tigershark6
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello tigershark6, Thank you for the wonderful review! I am happy to read everything was enjoyable. Our turtle ice cream sandwich is a throw back from childhood (but adultified), a staff and my personal favorite! I hope we see you back in soon to try...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bambara was wonderful. Recently I have written some poor reviews of restaurants. I was worried I was just jaded. I had the sea bass supposedly flown in that day from New Zealand. (That is one long flight). It had a beautiful presentation and amazing flavor....More

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

Hello Farriester, I am happy to read we were worthy of a good review! Our Striped Bass comes from Colorado, I am sorry you were misinformed (by a lot!). We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town! Cheers! Nicole W.- General...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Many people, including a few close friends consider an outstanding brunch to be an all-you-can eat buffet. If that is what you are looking for perhaps Golden Corral? Bambara is a classy restaurant housed inside a renovated old bank building. Service and attention to detail...More

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

Hello WDLuisi, Thank you so much for the kind review! We aim for a classy brunch with an affordable price tag, thank you for your appreciation! I hope we see you back in soon! Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 1 January 2018

I really like this restaurant and have had nothing but excellent meals and service. The vibe of the place is excellent and food/drinks fit well. Service has been fabulous every time.

Thank Stickman T
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello Stickman T, What a kind review! I am so pleased to read not only did you enjoy your meal, but the service too! We truly appreciate your appreciation and I will be sure to pass this along to the staff. Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Over a period of 5 days, we tried breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They made bagel and lox just right. Poached eggs and ham were tasty but we has to have the toast "toasted" . We had the calamari twice; the first time they has run...More

Thank RyanColSolare
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hello RyanColSolare, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad to read there were some stand out dishes, and thank you for your feedback on the things that might have opportunity to improve! We appreciate your feedback and your patronage,...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Gluten free options that are excellent cuisine. Generous servings on nicely presented split plates. We've been there before for our wedding anniversary, more dressed up. This time, cold and bundled, they seated us in the back, but the service was responsive and knowledgable and the...More

Thank Lori R
nicole w, General Manager at Bambara, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hello Lori R, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! It is wonderful to read you enjoyed your meals here and appreciate our service. I will be sure to pass this along to the team. Cheers! Nicole W.

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sherdaveAshton
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Response from The_Parentals | Reviewed this property |
No dancing.
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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