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Bambara – A Highly Acclaimed Salt Lake City Restaurant

Recently named Salt Lake City's Best Restaurant and Best Utah Chef, Bambara is an approachable New American Bistro and is one of downtown Salt Lake's liveliest restaurants. With an inspired menu, look and feel designed to entice all the senses, it represents an entirely unique dining experience. Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara strikes a balance between classic detailing and contemporary elegance with a casual approach.

The full exhibition kitchen is the heart of Bambara where Executive Chef Nathan Powers' scintillating aromas of pan-roasted and grilled prime meats, lovingly prepared seafood and game waft through the air. Bambara's outstanding food, superb service, friendly atmosphere and central, vibrant downtown location make us one of Salt Lake City's top restaurants. Here, you can be as comfortable dressed to the nines for a celebratory feast or wearing your favorite blue jeans for a casual bite.

Executive Chef Nathan Powers,

Chef Nathan Powers of Bambara Restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Powers attended the College of Wooster in Ohio and spent four years traveling and cooking for a living before entering the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Hyde Park. His professional culinary journey was effectively launched in 1992, midway through studies at the CIA.

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Monday – Friday, 7 – 10 am
Saturday, 8 – 11 am
Sunday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Friday, 11 am – 2 pm
Saturday – Sunday, closed
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday, 5:30 – 10:30 pm
Sunday, 5:30 – 9 pm
Monday – Friday, 11 am – close
Saturday – Sunday, 5 pm – close

Please Note: Hours are subject to change.

  |   202 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  |  Tel: (801) 363–5454  |