The Beauty Shop

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1330 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Chef/ Restaurateur- Karen B. Carrier famed for -The Mollie Fontaine Lounge, Do Sushi, Another Roadside Attraction Catering opened Beauty Shop Restaurant in what was once said to be Priscilla Presley's curl-and-dye spot. It's a camp wonderland where the facade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite, a bar replaces the wash sinks, and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers. Carrier is a mad genius of sorts. The restaurant's motto is "Look Good, Eat Good," and while the place makes you want to look good, you will eat good at The Beauty Shop. The menu is widely varied ~ a down -home American stance with world-beat tints and edges. The Beauty Shop is about the coolest, hippest restaurant around. It screams "Memphis", yet does so with ingenuity and originality; it plays a wacky theme to the limit but doesn't stream beyond the pale- It makes you feel good to be there,part of the fun; part of the animated crowd and leaves you well-fed to boot. What could be cooler that that?

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come kick off the new year with us at the biggest party of the year! We will be offering a 4 course prix fixe menu and Gary John's and his Mini Orchestra will serenade us into 2020! Please inquire for availability.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1330 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was great! Just wish prices were a little lower for the amount of food.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves. Trying new things together! Most importantly, the quality of food. It was fresh and didn’t leave us sluggish or tired. That was the most important thing. We were inspired to try more new things.

FI
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance! It’s so unique! The food and yummy and the service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Tinyyyy plates of food. Be prepared to drop some cash and stay hungry bc you're paying for the flavors, not the ingredients

WH
Memphis
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great Food and Service. One of the best restaurants in Memphis.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server had no idea what the entrees were. Mis-explained what I got. Was dissatisfied. And then never came back to check on us. Didn't get the dressing we requested until halfway through meal. Honestly. Mind blown

n
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

A friend recommended The Beauty Shop, the restaurant’s style was a neat idea but The food and drinks were mediocre at best!!!

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Beauty Shop is always wonderful experience! The food, service and atmosphere is oustanding.

MD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool atmosphere! Staff was friendly and made great recommendations. Highly recommend visiting this unique restaurant. Grilled cheese was amazing

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was GREAT! We will be back.

SS
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time at the Beauty Shop, and definitely won't be my last! I love bringing guests here for a Girls' Night Out (though there were plenty of men and couples there, too.) The food and wine menu was excellent, just wished we had saved room for dessert! Service was on point, and Karen (owner) stopped by our table to ensure everything was as we liked. Always a special experience at this restaurant!

MC
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Lots of great small plates and options for vegetarians. Great service. Love the vibe and the creativity. Get the full treatment at The Beauty Shop.

RJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance & everything was absolutely outstanding. My mom and sister went to celebrate my birthday on Saturday the 26th for brunch. We literally made our reservation the night before for 11:15 and asked for a salon chair because we were celebrating my birthday. Upon arrival we were seated immediately (we got there at like 11:17am) and got a table with a salon chair. The service was amazing, our waitress even took group pictures for us and was extremely polite. Everything was beautiful and great! We’d definitely come back & recommend. My mom ordered the smoked brisket sandwich and loved it and my sister and I got the special ( 5? Cheese ravioli) it was so good. Then we got dessert my mom ordered the cream brûlée & said it was so good, I tried it and loved it too. My sister and I got the Nutella crepe which was sooo good too. (Sorry we didn’t really take pics of the food! & none of the photos fit) also really cute & clean bathrooms!

P
Memphis
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always exceptional and the atmosphere is great. It was particularity busy so service wasn’t super but the food made up for it.

MF
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Everything was delicious. The service was attentive and prompt but not at all rushed. Perfect spot for brunch with family.

B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Outstanding menu, excellent quality food, fun and eclectic ambiance ... just slow (even for Memphis) and inconsistent service. Have a feeling that servers that are up front cannot hear “dishes are ready” bell above loud bar music? Peculiar.

LL
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious with very interesting combinations. Would go back definitely.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been to The Beauty Shop on 8 separate occasions. They are hands down the most consistent positive dining experience in Memphis, consistently delightful. The food is always on point and the specials never disappoint. The ingredients are fresh, seasonal, colorful, and well-portioned. The service is always timely and servers are attentive and friendly. The ambiance is upbeat and welcoming. The are; however, two items I would like to bring to the attention of the front of the house staff. This would be the two unmatched water glasses and the two appetizer plates that were chipped. Better attention to detail Is necessary as chipped dish-ware poses an unnecessary health risk.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good! Great food and service!
I had the Bacon-wrapped filet which was cooked perfectly and was amazing my husband had the fish special also very good! We had the coconut cake.. It was some of best ever 😍

DT
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great drinks!!

R
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the shrimp, scallop, and pork dumpling with rice in broth. The shrimp and scallop were excellent, but it was a let down on the rice and broth, it had no flavor, but...the dessert made it all better.

r
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome in every way

BD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My wife loved it and that was what was important since it was her birthday. I thought the food was disgusting, but I am a picky eater. I had a very fatty brisket and some undercooked potatoes for potato salad. My wife loved the mushrooms, the duck, and the corn fritters, and said the Rumritas were also very good. I would probably not eat here again, but I am sure she will.

N
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place, great vibes and fun interior. Had a wonderful brunch during my visit and hoping to try dinner sometime soon. Will definitely go back when I return to Memphis.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food AND service! It is a great place to go for any occasion.

WE
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food. You can always count on everything being professionally presented never had a bad experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this incredible restaurant! :)

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good meal. Eclectic menu. Cool atmosphere.

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Great!

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, The Beauty Shop did not disappoint. The food was fabulous, and the service was exceptional.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. Visiting area and found through Open Table. Atmosphere was upbeat and energetic with great music playing. Food was delicious and creative; many different, original dishes. To say service was outstanding would not go far enough; our server Dana was so fabulous. The theme and decorations are great; it was an old beauty shop so it retains a lot of shop items and charm. A cleaver idea done very well.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual.

DJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Outstanding food quality. Very imaginative combinations of flavors, textures, etc. with all the dishes. Lots of menu options with small plates, full entrees, etc.

PP
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a baby sprinkle for our friend. Service and food is always impeccable! Love the beauty shop and will forever be a regular there!!!!

KS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We had Sunday Brunch and they were out of the most popular dish that I would have ordered but
what I did order was very good. The sound level was absolutely deafening! Between the music, which
we asked to be turned down (they did only a little), and the acoustics we were literally screaming at each other. I cannot for the life of me understand why music has to be soooo loud...it's just not necessary.
Needless to say, we will not be back.

T
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it, but it is a bit noisy. The food is excellent, and everyone was so pleasant!

KL
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we celebrated my husband's birthday there during brunch and had an amazing time. The Beauty Shop doesn't disappoint.

OT
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service! Good food, good drinks! Will be back!

E
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday Brunch. The Beauty Bar is in the Cooper Young area of Memphis. Sat out side on a day that was lovely. Would highly recommend.