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“Fresh Kale salad and mussels”
Review of Bandaloop

Bandaloop
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $31
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Tucked away on Cross Street in a re purposed old barn, in the heart of Kennebunkport, is where you will find Bandaloop's bright red doors beckoning you in. A warm, inviting, comfortable atmosphere with eclectic art and good music will complement your organic, fresh, and tasty dining experience. No pretense, just simple, friendly, and delicious!
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Literally, one of the best salads I've ever tasted. A generous mound of ribbon cuts tossed with minced garlic, basil, hemp seeds, candied pepitas in a sesame-tahini dressing - the perfect blend of textures. Paired it with the chef's mussels served in a light cream, roasted garlic and dijon broth, with flavors so perfectly layered, I sopped every drop up with a couple slices of their artisan bread. What a perfect meal!

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We are cooks and so we look for creative restaurants. Bandaloop was a huge success for us! Very cool atmosphere, excellent food, creative dishes to choose from, and good prices.

Thank ZoomMomma
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

The positive reports are correct. Bandaloop IS worth checking out. This former barn, used to be a stable for the fire fighter horses, has been converted to the best new restaurant to lay claim to Kennebunkport.

Apps:
- Scott's Skillet Steamed Mussels (sauce was ok, and I've had better) were good)
- Although I'm not really a "salad kinda guy", the Wilted Baby Spinach Salad was delicious

Meals:
- Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops. 4 large, but the saffron basmati rice was a bit salty
- Buttermilk-Cornmeal Crusted Haddock Fillet - good, but needed some citric flavor

Positive
- atmosphere
- eclectic food
- wine selection
- seating arrangement
- staff

Negative
- a bit hard to find
- a bit on the pricier side

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank COTraveller33
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Cocktails to salads to entrees to desert - the best!

Thank Supergo
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Have you ever been to a restaurant where everything on the menu looks so good it's almost impossible to make a decision??
From expertly mixed cocktails to exquisitely cooked food, this place is atypical of Vacationland fare.

I generally hate eating out when visiting the Maine coast. With the ever changing flow of vacationers (victims) restaurants tend to get sloppy with food, service, etc. etc. Get them in and get them out.

So Bandaloop in known for using locally grown organic foods - That's OK, but what I want is food that tastes great!

Bandaloop delivered food that tasted phenomenal in a wonderfully cozy atmosphere. I can only hope they continue to be successful.

1  Thank Marc B
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