This hip eatery in Bandon's Old Town is notable for chef-owner Kali Fieger's innovative, modern spin on French basics. On the second floor of an old Port of Bandon property, The Loft's vaulted, wood-trimmed ceilings, three-sided view of the Coquille River, and classic wooden tables are all ingredients for an enjoyable meal. Every dish on the menu is as intentional as the next, prepared with thoughtful sauces, delicate chopping, and artful presentation, often combining
unexpected flavors into single servings with fantastic results. You might start with grilled baby octopus with capers and chimichurri sauce, followed either by pan-seared sea scallops with shaved fennel, brown-butter hollandaise, and crisp root vegetables, or braised pork cheeks in an aromatic red-wine sauce. There's a deli, gourmet market, and wineshop on the ground floor, handy options for planning a beach picnic.