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About Bambara

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.

202 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
200 South

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(801) 363-5454

Website:
http://www.bambara-slc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking; valet service that is discounted with validation.

Public Transit:
TRAX stop on Main Street Between 200-300 South
UTA Bus Stop on 200 South at Main Street

Executive Chef:
Nathan Powers

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website for upcoming special events www.bambara-slc.com

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Details
Sun 10:00AM - 1:45PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM

Mon - Fri 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Sat 10:00AM - 1:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

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

Bambara Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Pre/post Theatre (39)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Business Meals (28)
Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Fun (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Authentic (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (9)
People Watching (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Casual (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing atmosphere outstanding food there is not one thing that I personally can’t complain about the service is just 100% on point.I highly recommend this restaurant to anybody that is looking for a place for anniversary or just fine dining

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have been here a few times now. Every time we have gone the service has been the same. So when you go you can expect the same. The waiter has been on top of everything it seems that the management does not spread the waiters to then. They also have potters that come around and help with water filling and cleaning the table. The food has been great tasting every time we have gone. This time my wife had the stake and I had the short ribs ravioli. The ravioli had a great flavor the only problem I had with my meal was that it only came with 4 smallish raviolis. I would have liked to have had a little bit more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Service was polite but it seemed clear that we weren’t that important because we didn’t order drinks. One of our meals was dropped and it took a long time for it to be re-made. We were late for our movie as a result and couldn’t enjoy dessert. We were in the restaurant 1-1/2 hours and we didn’t receive our entrees until 20 min before we had to leave. At least the ambience was nice. I would give this place another chance though.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, very personable and the food was delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall I was disappointed with my visit to Bambara. The appetizer and salad courses were lovely, but things turned south when the mains arrived. They looked thrown together, and the gnocchi that so many reviews raved about was FAR over cooked.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food, and even better service! Atmosphere is ok, nothing super special about it, but if you’re looking for good food and service in SLC- this is the place!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We were really looking forward to eating here, but it was very disappointing. It took quite a while to get our initial cocktails, when we did they were NOT good. We had wedge salads which were not very good. Our waiter was constantly bringing us the wrong food or drinks. Entrees were decent but took forever to get the wine with our entrees. The freak-show level of this place was off the charts, and made the atmosphere very uncomfortable. Definitely not a place to bring children.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Best restaurant in SLC

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food. Great service. Nice easy location with valet parking

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I come every year around Valentine’s Day and Bambara is never a disappointment! The servers are very attentive and I always leave happy. Service almost matters more to me than food at times but at Bambara both are comparable.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Bambara never disappoints. My wife and I have eaten here several times and we just love it. Chef is very creative and I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (東京)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time visit, comfortable and delicious food! Nick was a great server

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere , friendly people

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My hubs & I had a 29th Wedding Anniversary lunch at Bambara; and as always, EVERYTHING was a delight! Our entire family has Bambara at the top of their restaurant list... always beautifully done.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good overall - Issue in bar - had to call over bartender - we were told the cocktail girl was not there he does not generally do this - we had been waiting for some time. Went to restaurant arrived at 5:25 and told we were early and we would have to wait outside. Found that a bit interesting since the door was open and appeared to be ready to seat people. Waiter was superb and we were asked by who we believe to the manager if food was good and we were thanked for coming back. We were recognized. The bar thing and not being seated we just found a bit odd in how we were approached. We have been there many times and have truly enjoyed our overall experiences.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I went there with my son before a concert at Abravanel Hall.
My son had filet mignon and I had lamb. Both were well prepared but not memorable.
Yes, I would go there again.
The noise level was a bit high for me.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This was an amazing experience. I appreciated the amazing staff, especially Branden our waiter. He was attentive but not over bearing. He was knowledgeable about the menu and preparation which helped to accommodate my spouses gluten free diet. Cocktails were superb and inventive. I have no words for the food. Every bite was spectacular. I ate far past full because of how addictive the dish was. Overall, one of the best experiences I've had in a long time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were in town for the Sundance Film festival and are familiar with the Hotel Monaco brand. The ambiance and service was superb. The food portions are not large but we were satisfied. I ordered a dry vodka martini but it did not have the alcohol content I am accustomed to. I did learn that Utah has some restrictions on alcohol percentage , so be prepared. Overall, very good dining experience and they do validate parking at the hotel. No need to use the adjacent parking lot as we did.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were pleased to find this at our hotel, the Monaco Kimpton, in the midst of a transcontinental road trip. It is a gorgeous room. Great service, innovative cocktails and a marvelous apple cranberry sorbet for dessert. The only let-down was an overwhelming plate of pumpkin gnocchi, but we admired the chef's noble effort.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I had the scallops which were excellent. I tried the potato chips with blue cheese and they were a greasy mess. Drinks were expensive but nicely done.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were a group of four women going for brunch before seeing a Sundance Film Festival movie and loved everything about our experience! So many delicious brunch options to choose from we had a hard time making a choice. Great Bloody Mary’s and flavored mimosas. Very attentive service and lovely ambiance. We will be back!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Since moving away from Utah over 4 years ago, I always look forward to returning to have a wonderful meal at Bambara. I was able to arrange a business dinner for associates from Kansas City who were quite impressed with the service, food and drink.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Had a truly amazing dinner with my wife. The service was great and the food was Amazing!!! I would recommend Bambara to everyone!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Every dish was a delightful taste in the mouth. The menus were thoughtfully laid out and lots of options for the delicate tummy clients. the food was lovely to look at and easy to savor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Organic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Some of the best food I’ve ever had .. ...
I had steak

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Changed the res from 4 to 2 people but the restaurant didn't get the message.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have been multiple times at Bambara but Jake (Our Waiter) made it very special. He is very classy, professional, friendly and most importantly, Jake is very pleasant to talk to, he is smart and he knows how to provide extremely excellent customer service. My hat off to Jake.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (México)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Nothing outstanding but a good proposal of entries and sandwiches. It is a good local restaurant.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food! The only thing I would change...
Your lighting is WAY TOO BRIGHT!! DIM THE LIGHTS!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful service, incredible food. Best meal of my life. Order the beef ravioli!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best food I have every had. The atmosphere is great. Cozy and quiet. The food is mouthwatering. I would eat there every night if I could. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel Monaco also has a great atmosphere. When your done eating you can play games out in the lobby. The giant scrabble board is a must after dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always amazing food and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Asked for a romantic table. (Double birthdays and New Year’s Eve) Stared at a coat rack all night. lamb was good but the pork or lamb belly in sauce tasted very gamey, couldn’t eat. There was a piece of plastic in my husbands wine glass. We were kind of shocked, but didn’t make a big deal of it.
Had duck confit next day. Very little duck present. Service erratic.
The cheeseburgers and fries from room service were GREAT!
Did love staying at Monaco and coming down for dinner.
Do need to work on food a bit though. Usually fabulous. This time, very inconsistent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was excellent. Nice looking restaurant that was quiet enough for easy conversation. But, the best part was the excellent food that tasted great and was beautifully presented.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went for our anniversary. Letting the staff know it was our anniversary beforehand through open table turned out to be a good idea. They had special menus printed out that said "Happy Anniversary" and the staff seemed particularly attentive and aware of our special evening. They also gave us a free dessert at the end of the night. Overall the food and service was fantastic. We both got the filet and it was one of the best filets I've had in a long time and I eat out a lot at nice places so I'm not easily impressed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We are here on Christmas Eve while staying in SLC for the holidays at the Grand America. For the price, there are far better options in downtown SLC. The bread was stale, my wife’s gnocchi was perhaps the worst she’s ever had - very heavy and dense with oil, as if they’d been sautéing for hours and been rewarmed in oil. The filet was cooked well but fairly bland on flavor. I had the special - a chicken roulade that was fine, but certainly not special. Maybe I’m too much of a good snob, but we were not impressed. Wouldn’t ever go back and definitely would not recommend.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I'm pleased I scheduled ahead for a reservation as it was well worth it. I took my adult daughter and her boyfriend and thoroughly enjoyed our time together. We weren't rushed, the starters were out of this world, the entrée crazy good and even ordered amazing dessert and coffee. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and obviously loved being there. I'm so pleased Bambara is open. I did Christmas Day with my adult children in 2014 and will always remember the wonderful evening together. That was our last Christmas together so there is bittersweet memories for me. We'll be back for yet another memorable experience. Cheers

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This place has wonderful ambiance. It 's an uptown experience at a reasonable price. Service was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent location, staff and the Chef is the best. You are always a true guest in this place. Thank you for the service and kind passionate feelings.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Spicy, Business Meals, Healthy
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