With all the controversy over the abrupt closing of the Red Rooster Café swirling around, another Gig Harbor restaurant is quietly closing its doors. According to their Facebook page, Reflections at the Airport’s last day open will be January 13th.
They have been offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a little over a year now with a front row view of the runway take offs and landings. We have have been frequent visitors of the restaurant and will miss them.
In my first review of Reflections, I felt that they got off to a rocky start with inconsistent service, although the food was excellent. It was the food that kept us coming back as well as a bit of understanding about some of the bumps a new establishment can experience. They started to get the service on point although there seemed to be frequent staff changes, which is always a challenge.
The one thing that never wavered was the quality of the food. Executive Chef Roman Aguillon’s experience and flair for great food brought us some favorites like the Reflections Gorgonzola Chicken or the fresh Halibut and Chips. His plates are as beautiful as they are tasty. I also looked forward to the homemade soups. But the one I will miss the most took the top spot on my list of The Best Sandwiches of Gig Harbor. The Bacon, Lettuce, and Fried Green Tomato sandwich was an amazing experience in taste and texture. It was taken off the regular menu recently although it still showed up as a special.
We had some great times at Reflections including seeing President Jimmy Carter walking across the parking lot as we were leaving and dining with a view of Jay Leno’s plane when he was in town for the opening of the new car museum. Apparently he came through the restaurant shortly after we left. We enjoyed the live dinner music on Saturday nights and even spent one Mother’s Day there. I am not a fan of brunch (the kids chose) but we had a lot of fun and a really good Shepherd’s Pie, an unusual thing to find on a brunch line.
Reflections at the Airport will be open until Sunday, January 13th. They are closed Monday and Tuesday but I encourage you to stop in later in the week for a great meal or one of their signature bar drinks made with all homemade mixers. We will be in to say “Goodbye and Thank You” for the great food and memories. Best wishes to the entire crew and management on your future endeavors