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


July 18, 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.


May 3, 2018




5 Top Hotel Bars In The Salt Lake Area

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.

February 22, 2017

Salt Lake City a mecca for skiers and riders

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.

November 4, 2016

Celebrate National Bourbon Day

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.

June 14, 2016

Bambara, Olympic Food Trucks and More

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.

June 15, 2016

12 Best Restaurants in Salt Lake Right Now

Located in the slick Hotel Monaco downtown, Bambara is a prime locale for power-lunching when in SLC. Or, more specifically, a Powers Lunch -- Executive Chef Nathan Powers offers a rotating pre-fixe lunch option daily.

Hotel Hot Spot

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.

May 8, 2016



Libretti and Libations Gets Inspiration from Marriage of Figaro

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.

May 12, 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.

March 30, 2016


Easter DIning In Salt Lake CIty

Bamara - Special brunch menu including chilaquiles, poached prawns, carving station, pastries and more $48 adults, $38 seniors ages 65 and older, $28 children 6-12, five and under free.

March 18, 2016


Where's the Best Place to be on Leap Day

If your birthday falls on leap day you have special reason to celebrate this year. The Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City is throwing you a big Leap Day party.

February 29, 2016


Valentine's Day 2016 Dining

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.

February 4, 2016


Valentine's Dining Roundup

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.

January 28, 2016


Fodor's Go List 2016

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.

December 8, 2015


News: Even Stevens, Bambara, High West

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.

November 18, 2015


Utah Food News: La Caille Wine, Beaujolais party and bacon at Bambara

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.

November 17, 2015


Eat Bacon To Beat Aids

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.

November 16, 2015


The Perfect Meal10. 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.

October 24, 2015


Spend Some Time in Burgeoning Salt Lake City

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.

October 5, 2015