Bambara

4.5
2082 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
History and innovation go hand in hand at Bambara, from the décor to the menus. Critically acclaimed and locally loved, Bambara’s grand arched windows, original brass accents and travertine marble blend stylishly with its contemporary design. In Chef Nathan Powers’ dynamic exhibition kitchen, ingredients from local farmers and ranchers are reimagined as inspired New American bistro plates. In a nod to the diversity of tastes and preferences of our clients, we are happy to offer a range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options in addition to our regular menus.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 363-5454
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathan Powers
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Catering
Have the place to yourself for an unforgettable evening with 180 of your closest friends or colleagues. If your soirée requires a longer guest list, we also have access to three meeting spaces at the adjacent Hotel Monaco, with more than 3,100 square feet ranging from the 14-seat Tokyo Boardroom to the Paris Ballroom, with seating for 225.

For more information or to book your event, email Claire Kapp, call (801) 990-9708, or fill out the form below.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
200 South
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Parking details
Street parking; valet service that is discounted with validation.
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Public transit
TRAX stop on Main Street Between 200-300 South
UTA Bus Stop on 200 South at Main Street
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Special events & promotions
Please visit our website for upcoming special events www.bambara-slc.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bambara offers 4 elegantly appointed separate rooms for holding business meetings or receptions. They can accommodate groups of 12 – 220.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Today Bambara is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 12pm-6pm. The cost is $80 for adults, $65 for Seniors 65 and over, $35 for Children 5-12, Children under 5 are free.

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What 2082 People Are Saying
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JL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always love the restaurant but both times I have been prior to the theater it is slow.

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C
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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MD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a amazing meal and the waiter was fantastic!!! We were off to the symphony afterwards and they helped to order us a pedal bike to take us to the event. Definitely worth another visit !!

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RW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant! Amazing brunch and great dinners. A little more pricey, but definitely worth it. The food is expertly crafted and plated beautifully.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was a little disappointed with my visit. My food was barely warm (bordering cold) and my friend's food was warm. Took longer than expected to get coffee. When we notified waitress that our food was cold she got us new dishes, but they were not as hot as expected. Pretty disappointed as I’ve been before and had positive experiences.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Didn’t get seated until 20 min after our reservation. Which made us rushed to eat our meal. Appreciate them expediting our orders, but a relaxed dining experience was not an option.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Service. Seated immediately, great suggestions from server, excellent food and made sure to get us out of there in time for our event. It is also a beautiful room.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and enjoy this place alto they are great with allergies and work around your time constraints

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FF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finn says: "Fantastic food!" The rest of the party agreed.

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M
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service and great staff

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SM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times, only once they dropped the ball. Order was wrong to salty food but this visit was amazing. It where we do date night with my wife and it was perfect this visit. The food quality and taste was at a higher level this time. Very happy. Keep going guys and gals we were very pleased.

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OT
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Utah.

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PQ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were staying at the hotel and decided to grab dinner here. we were very pleasantly surprised by the refined menu and the excellent service provided! We would definitely dine there again when we are in town again!

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C
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have dined at Bambara many times but we were disappointed on Sunday.
The service was very slow, inattentive and the food was not hot.

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GS
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Food was terrific. Service outstanding. Nice environment. Had dinner before a concert, and they were very cognizant of our time constraints. Will be back and highly recommend. Not inexpensive but worth it when you want a very nice meal or to celebrate an occasion.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wentbwith my mom when she was in town visiting. We were able to sit in a quiet, private area and have a conversation at a low noise level- very important. Meal was great- tasty and creative. And our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and game for conversation. Highly recommend.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The best part is the ambiance, inside the beautiful Hotel Monoco. However, be prepared for a big wallet with food that does not match the prices.

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d
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Timing was way off—cocktails came well into the appetizer. Blue cheese potato chips had too much cheese. Our hot entrees were served a few bites into our salad. The wine we ordered was not available, but we weren’t told until the meal was almost over. The food was only fair and the bill was high, even though the appetizer was comped.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was ok. I thought it was overpriced for what it was. The service was slow. Make sure you have at least two hours for dinner if you go here.

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A
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & ambience! One of my favorite restaurants in downtown Salt Lake.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

My husband got sick after the meal. While I can’t prove it was the food, I cannot recommend the restaurant.

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GV
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Took a customer for dinner and Bambara was recommended by another bar. The service was very good but the food had a lot to be desired. The scallops were very very small and over cooked. The Hallibut was also overcooked. The creme brulee was supposed to be espresso creme brulee but had no flavor and was under cooked. Never again

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TO
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service , Zack did a great job. Actually if it wasn't for him, I would have been disappointed. The selection was very small. Biz dinner, 1 vegetarian, which they very nicely accommodated. Food was OK. My ravioli were under cooked. would have sent back but it was a biz dinner I was hosting. Prob just an off night

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L
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Six in our group, & server/staff treated us so well even tho we were bit late. Food & wine suggestions were great & our served was excellent.

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S
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Ordered 2 halibut entrees. They were both overcooked.
Service was first rate.

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SW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, but dinner menu options were very limited. Mostly seafood dishes so if you don't care for anything with a fishy taste, there goes more than half your options with steak and raviolli remaining. I ordered the chicken and asked that the shrimp be eliminated. It was good, presentation wonderful. I ordered an appetizer of the pork belly and ironically, I loved the taste of this more than my main course. With tip, and without ordering any drinks/beverages spent over 70.00

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AP
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was fabulous and beautifully presented
Creative and tasty and fresh
Modern decor
Friendly knowledgeable staff
Had both breakfast and dinner here and both were delicious

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MR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, fabulous food. The blue cheese potato chips are a must. Perfect for a nice dinner before attending downtown events.

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BP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. My steak and my wives salmon were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Server was polite and accommodating. Thanks for a nice evening.

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J
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels as appetizers were outstanding. Congratulations to the chef for the delicious sauce (coco, ginger, lemongrass). I loved it. The rest was tasty and waiters very kind.
However, at the end, I might say it is a bit pricey, but I would definitely go again !!!

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S
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have eaten at Bambara many times. This time was not the best, although it was good. Timing must have been a bit off in the kitchen as food on two of the four plates was cool. Normally this is not the case. One water glass was dirty and the coffee was not as hot as it should have been. Pretty sure the waitress was new so will be understanding and try again in a couple of weeks.

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c
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing horribly wrong, but nothing to rave about. We've been slowly going to all the nice, and fun foodie spots in SLC and this one would not make a re-visit for us. Ambiance - nice, but nothing special at all. Waiter - Friendly, but our waters were left unfilled several times through the night, also somehow missed us ordering one of our plates, so we missed out on that. Food - Good, but nothing again that I feel like I needed to eat again. Shrimp and Calamari - not my favorite at all, was a lot of little bits and end pieces, but a good portion. Tempura Green Beans - they were tasty. Ribeye - I disliked it a lot, but my husband liked it (too fatty for my preference) and came with basic fries that we didnt eat. Halibut - the flavors were spot on, and I loved the dish, I did get a few really fishy bites, and my fish was a bit overdone tho. We opted out of dessert and spared bc of not loving the rest of our food.

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OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great post theatre place...so convenient and classy. Service was excellent, and the food was especially tasty!

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r
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. We have been many times, tried different things, they never disappoint. Start with the bleu cheese potato chips and go from there. Their sister bar provides many choices in spirits and cocktails. Excellent pre-show dinner place.

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AF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for dinner downtown, and just a black from Delta theater. Made for a great girls night!

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CH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We made the reservation for a birthday but no one recognized it

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WA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waiter. His recommendations were spot on. Would definitely return.

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OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a business breakfast. Quick service and wonderful food!

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KK
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice menu. Every dish was spot on. Atmosphere is great. Perfect for a meeting with clients!

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c
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

A fine place to dine to but nothing to write home about. Food is good but not amazing and seems pretty expensive.

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