Downtown Salt Lake City holds one of Utah’s most popular restaurant-hotel combinations. Hotel Monaco and Bambara Restaurant, both located in the historic Continental Bank Building, are known around the state for their top-shelf service and atmosphere. Combining history and modern flair in elegant fashion, both of these establishments are among the top of their class in Salt Lake City. This year, Bambara received its sixth consecutive Four Diamond Award from AAA at the same time that its roommate, Hotel Monaco, won the same award for its 13th consecutive year.
Gourmet Modernity at Bambara — Photo courtesy of KayOne73
From the moment guests walk through the doors of Bambara, it’s clear that this restaurant offers something special. Decorated in bold patterns, this eatery is at once modern and retro, sexy and sophisticated. Brass rails, arched windows and travertine marble give way to a contemporary full-exhibition kitchen. The New American Bistro menu extends this vibrant feeling, embellishing classic ingredients with daring preparations. The selection of dishes constantly evolves to match the season, making it clear that this kitchen never settles into a rut.
Those visiting Salt Lake City would be wise to consider booking a room in Bambara’s upstairs roommate, Hotel Monaco. Occupying the remainder of the same historic building, this hotel similarly combines the historic with the contemporary in a fun and svelte fashion. Like Bambara, the Monaco has been a AAA Four Diamond establishment for years running.