Reflections Bar & Lounge brings a whole new date night experience to the Sandhills. Situated in the Days Inn on U.S. Highway 1 in Southern Pines, this unique atmosphere brings nostalgia to the forefront.

Chef Charles Toomer and his team offers dinner and a show all packed into one fee. Tickets are for sale in advance, and the food and entertainment are impeccable.


Jazz saxophonist and national recording artist, Reggie Codrington, performing on Jan. 25.

Sandhills Sentinel had the opportunity to attend the opening night on January 25, and it was truly everything we were told it would be. The atmosphere, the food, and the jazz music were all amazing and the combination of the three made for a spectacular evening. Chef Charles and his team, Dr. Judith Cronin and Mary Grace, have done a lot of work and planning, and it shows.

The setting is a small intimate lounge that seats 50. The lighting is low and smoky mirrors are set into the beautiful wood that abounds in this wonderfully unique lounge. Jackets are required for the men. Reflections features a full bar and wine list. For their regulars, they will keep your favorite on hand.


Crowd enjoying opening night.

All tickets for Reflections Bar & Lounge events are sold in advance and are $65 each. There are dinner shows on Friday and Saturday evenings, at 7 p.m. The lounge is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m with a live DJ and the best wings you have ever eaten. There is a $15 cover charge that includes a small wing pack.

In case you are wondering what the menu looks like, here is what was served when we went:

Dinner Menu Options:

  1. Chicken cordon bleu, with garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, and hand cut seasonally selected vegetables
  2. Pan seared salmon topped with garlic buttered grilled shrimp, rice pilaf, and fresh assorted hand cut seasonal vegetables
  3. NY steak strip with béarnaise sauce, rice pilaf, garlic mashed potatoes, and a mixture of fresh vegetables du jour
  4. Asian “meatless” vegan fresh vegetables stir fry, savory rice, and garlic mashed potatoes

All served with signature bread rolls and corn muffins.

Chef Charles Toomer was formerly the executive chef at Heartwood at Longleaf, at the Longleaf Golf & Family Club. He is a native of Moore County and was born in Jackson Springs. Chef Charles graduated from the Pinehurst Culinary Institute at Pinehurst Resort and has worked all over the country honing his culinary skills in such places as Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

To reserve your tickets, call Judy at (516) 643-3452. You can also find them on Facebook at Reflections Supper Club.

Feature photo: Chef Charles Toomer and his team, Dr. Judith Cronin and Mary Grace.


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