Bandaloop overlooking Kennebunkport docks — Photo courtesy of BandaloopWhile this casual, intimate eatery features an extensive vegetarian-style menu, more traditional diners will appreciate its emphasis on hearty fare. It is also possible to have their nice selection of free range chicken and natural, organic beef accompany any of their menu offerings.
This restaurant’s atmosphere is distinctly laid back and funky, interior furnishings feature Asian and natural wood accents. The emphasis here is on the use of organic, fresh and local ingredients whenever possible. It’s a culinary commitment that pays off well for Bandaloop as evidenced by its quality menu.
Bandaloop also offers dining for groups. — Photo courtesy of BandaloopBandaloop’s appetizers nearly outshine its enticing entrée menu with such appealing highlights as Scott’s Skillet Steamed Mussels – a delicious combination of fresh Casco Bay mussels, roasted garlic, basil, Dijon and a touch of cream; Grilled Chicken Satay; and Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna Cerviche on Crispy Wonton with cilantro, lime, avocado, and sugar cured jalapeno.
Main course choices are equally enticing with top selections including Oven Roasted Pacific Halibut with crispy udon noodles, asparagus-shitake mushroom-carrot slaw, and carmelized chili glaze; Cumin Grilled All Natural Chicken Breast with sweet-onion chipotle salsa, roasted corn fritters and lime-agave glaze; Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops; and Coconut Crusted Organic Tofu Steak with mango-lemongrass chutney, saffron Basmati rice, and fresh vegetable medley.
Bandaloop also offers a diverse range of wines, cocktails and craft brews. The beer selection is especially impressive with many European standouts on draft. Be sure to check out the patio dining in the summer – a great way to people watch Kennebunkport at its busiest time of year.