News & Press

On the Table – Back to Bambara
Salt Lake Magazine | October 31, 2019
You’re seeing a pattern here—the plates are carefully balanced, but with some separation of ingredients so how you eat it determines the flavor. Our server, Chrit, has been at Bambara for years. He steered us towards a bottle of Joseph Phelps to bridge the elk and the halibut: perfection.

The Weekender: Salt Lake City, Utah
DUJOUR | October 25, 2019

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City is a favorite amongst Salt Lake City locals and visitors alike, so bookmark this one for your trip’s dose of metropolis. The awe-inspiring historic building houses 225 eclectic guest rooms along with New American hotspot Bambara and 35-seat bar and lounge The Vault.

‘Nightmare on 13th’ takes over a downtown hot spot
Fox 13 | October 23, 2019

Nightmare on 13th is partnering with Monaco Salt Lake City to launch several Halloween offerings including a pop-up bar and a hotel package. The pop-up bar's name is 'Vault of Nightmares' and it runs through October 31. The bar has been decorated by the Nightmare on 13th team and features spooky decor, hand-crafted monster props and a specialty cocktail menu.

Gastronomic SLC | July 18, 2018

Bambara partners with Wasatch Brewery for a 5-course paired dinner. Menu by executive sous chef Jerry Pacheco.

FSR Magazine | May 3, 2018

Bambara (Salt Lake City): For every burger sold, $1 will be donated, and for every scallop or filet sold during dinner, $2 will be donated.

5 Top Hotel Bars In The Salt Lake Area
Salt Lake Magazine | February 22, 2017

The Vault, Monaco’s bar, has been described as a sophisticated-meets-playful hidden treasure. The bar boasts cutting-edge craft cocktails with a culinary flare. Sitting next to Bambara, the hotel’s critically acclaimed and locally loved restaurant, one might notice fun cocktail concoctions that seem to come straight from the kitchen.

Salt Lake City a mecca for skiers and riders
The Boston Globe | November 4, 2016

As my brothers and I hopped aboard a high-speed quad at Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort, a fourth skier joined us from the single’s line. Once we began our rapid ascent up the slope, small talk ensued.

Bambara, Olympic Food Trucks and More
City Weekly | June 15 2016

Bambara (202 S. Main, 801-363-5454, hosts a Father's Day Duel on Sunday, June 19, which features a beer pairing dinner pitting the tastes of Executive Sous Chef Brian Kenney against Assistant General Manager Jason Nardone.

Celebrate National Bourbon Day
Salt Lake Magazine | June 14, 2016

In celebration of National Bourbon Day, Salt Lake's Hotel Monaco has launched “Urban Bourbon,” a unique package perfect for local bourbon and whiskey lovers.

Libretti and Libations Gets Inspiration from Marriage of Figaro
Salt Lake Magazine | May 12, 2016

Salt Lake Magazine and the Utah Opera are teaming up once again for “Libretti and Libations.” Inspired by the opera's upcoming show, Mozart's “Marriage of Figaro,” Utah's top mixologists have created a multitude of unique drinks.

Hotel Hot Spot
Style Cartel | May 8, 2016

We’re back on the Utah stories after a brief hiatus, and there’s so much to look forward to. We’ll be leaving Salt Lake City shortly after this post and move on over to Sundance central – Park City.

Elevation Outdoors | March 30, 2016

For your evening meal, Bambara in the Hotel Monaco ( provides a casual fine-dining experience with something you only find in a big city that feels like a small town: friendly servers.


Valentine's Day 2016 Dining
Gastronomic SLC | February 4, 2016

Bambara – The restaurant is serving a host of specials February 13th and February 14th, from Kumamoto oysters with blood orange mignonette, to a tangerine and Roquefort salad, lobster chowder, bass with caviar butter and a bone-in grand ribeye for two.

Valentine's Dining Roundup
Salt Lake Magazine | January 28, 2016

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like an enchanting evening enjoying delicious food with that special someone. To make sure you and your significant other have a romantic evening, be sure to make reservations well in advance, because these exclusive restaurants will fill up fast.

Fodor's Go List 2016
Fodor's | December 8, 2015

Utah defies expectations: Salt Lake City, best known as the capital of the conservative LDS Church, recently elected the first openly gay mayor in the state’s history, and despite what you may have heard, alcohol is legal and easy to find—there’s even a ski-in whiskey distillery.

News: Even Stevens, Bambara, High West
Gastronomic SLC | November 18, 2015

Bambara is also taking an equally tasty approach to fundraising this holiday season – donating $1 to the Utah AIDS Foundation for any dish with bacon – now through November 30th.

Utah Food News: La Caille Wine, Beaujolais party and bacon at Bambara
The Salt Lake Tribune | November 17, 2015

For every bacon dish ordered in November, Bambara will donate $1 to the Utah AIDS Foundation. Some of the guilt-free bacon options include: duck liver crostini with bacon brown butter vinaigrette, $14; bacon-wrapped chicken, $30; or seared Maine scallops with bacon-apple hash, $42.

Eat Bacon To Beat Aids
Salt Lake Magazine | November 16, 2015

Is it possible for bacon to be guilt-free? Thanks to a fundraiser by Bambara, the answer is yes. Through November, Bambara at Hotel Monaco will donate $1 to the Utah AIDS Foundation for every bacon dish ordered. The more bacon ordered, the more support the foundation receives.

The Perfect Meal
Visit Utah | October 24, 2015
10. The Vault Bar & Lounge at Bambara — Red Thunder
Paying homage to the fervor locals have for University of Utah Utes football, the mixologists at The Vault have crafted the Red Thunder. This indelible libation is served up in a martini glass and is made with High West whiskey, Aperol, Angostura bitters, and a honey-rosemary-cranberry-ginger compote.

Spend Some Time in Burgeoning Salt Lake City
AM New York | October 5, 2015

Most travelers use Salt Lake City as a hub to reach Utah's ski resorts or one of its national parks, such as Zion or Bryce. But it's worth lingering in SLC as the city has been undergoing a renaissance, thanks to an influx of stylish restaurants and cafes.