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202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
+1 801-363-5454
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“corn bisque” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (30 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
202 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly staff, presentation on the food just amazing, portions just right and the menu just different enough but good to satisfy anyone. I brought my (addictive to Food network ) adult kids for a special celebration, we all dressed up for the occasion; everyone ordered...More

Thank thesantanas
Reviewed 6 days ago

The service was attentive and a fine balance between service and privacy. The food was grand. I have had many different items on their menu. My latest visit found me in the mood for a good, old fashioned hamburger. Bambara's is great, although not old...More

Thank Larrydalawyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cozy atmosphere, great food and friendly, outgoing staff. The bar is separate from the restaurant which makes for a "quieter" dining experience. Thank you, Bambara!

Thank FKAW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous menu and our waiter knew it well. We began with a lovely summer salad for the table and then each of us ordered the trout - fresh line caught from a local stream coming right out of the Wasatch Mountains. It delivered ... meaty,...More

Thank dmlarnerlavery
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying near by and looking for breakfast so I thought I would try this place based off the other reviews. The staff was super friendly and the place was really clean. I ordered the croque madame (French for ham sandwich) and it was...More

Thank kidflemingo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious upscale food but you doesn't make you feel like you need dining room training to eat their. Try their corn-chowder, it has tender crab in it that's to die for. Service is always fantastic.

Thank furfur89
Management response:

Hello furfur89, Thank you for sharing! The corn bisque has been on the menu since we opened, such a crowd please-er! Thank you for appreciating our service, we appreciate the kind review! Cheers, Nicole W.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank ashleylmnop
Management response:

Hello ashleymnop, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am glad to read you enjoyed the quality and convenience of our breakfast. I will be sure to pass on your kind word to our staff. Thank you and hope to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank chelseabmw
Management response:

Hello chelseabmw, Thank you for writing a review! I am glad you enjoy the bone marrow, it is one item we are not taking off the list with our new spring menu. For our cocktails, we only use fresh ingredients behind the bar, which can...More

Reviewed 5 weeks 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....More

Thank DavidSta
Management response:

Hello DavidSta, I am happy to read you enjoyed brunch with us! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the kitchen and service staff. I hope to see you back in soon, Cheers! Nicole W.

Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

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

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crazie m
What is the general price of the dinner plates?
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.
louise h
Has this restaurant got any Xmas packages for Xmas day. From Australia and arrive on Dec 17and concerned might miss out on a great white Xmas experience. Two adults n two children
17 September 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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.