Chef Nathan Powers of Bambara. Photo by Adam Finkle.

If you're looking for a holiday getaway, make it a staycation and get a room at Hotel Monaco in downtown, SLC. While you're there, make sure you dine at Salt Lake magazine Dining Awards winner Bambara.

Hotel Monaco is legendary among SLC's hotels, in a historic building that is a short walk to the Salt Palace Convention Center, Gallivan Center and Capitol Theatre. The hotel is an AAA Four Diamond Award winner and is pet-friendly (no fees or size restrictions). 

The hotel already caters to pets with a pet bed and food and water bowls, but you can also order the Best Friends Pet Package for deluxe accommodations, treats and a toy from I-Paw and a copy of a pet-friendly magazine listing Salt Lake City pet services and dog walks.

Bambara showcases memorable dishes that range from duck and pork to tuna and trout. And that's just for dinner. The restaurant also serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. The menu is seasonal and incorporates local and organic ingredients. Executive Chef Nathan Powers presents his passion for quality dining by using eco-friendly products and services. Even the wine list features a selection of organic options.

Powers is now preparing Bambara's upcoming holiday menu for this Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. If you're looking for a restaurant that will impress your friends and family this holiday season, make your reservation now at Bambara.    

Hotel Monaco is located at 15 W. 200 South, SLC. Call 801-363-5454 or visit for more info.