The Beauty Shop

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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?

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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 1313 People Are Saying
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New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great drinks!!

R
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome in every way

BD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WE
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love this incredible restaurant! :)

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good meal. Eclectic menu. Cool atmosphere.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

DJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KL
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

E
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

TH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and casual chic decor. No wait for a table during Friday lunch. Very nice, knowledgeable, and efficient wait service. Food was high quality, creative, and delicious. Highly recommended!

BT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit. All I can say is...I LOVED IT!

C
Memphis
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I had the lamb chops and found them very fatty
My husband had the pork chop and was satisfied.

BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is amazing!

BD
Memphis
75 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The Cooper Young area, in Memphis, offers a plethora of dining options. Some have been around for years and a few new options pop-up every year. Tonight, we choose "The Beauty Shop" because of the great reviews we had read.

Allison, our Server, was a DELIGHT! The food here is a bit eclectic, so my wife had several menu questions. Based on Allison's answers it was obvious she knew the menu, how the food was prepared/presented, and just about every ingredient in each dish.

We ordered: Gulf Oyster Appetizer, Truffle-Parm Fries, Fish of the Day, and Nantucket Scallops & Shrimp. The Oysters and Fries were good and the presentation of each dish was definitely eye-appealing. However, the flavor profiles of the entries were just a bit muddled.

Overall, it was a mixed fine dining experience: Ambiance, Service, Appetizers, and Drinks (definitely recommend the White Sangria) were a plus; but the entries were a bit disappointing.

d
Toledo
141 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very eclectic experience with interesting food. Well done.

AN
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch menu offers choices for any mood and the Beauty Shop provides the BEST service in the entire city of Memphis too !

ER
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food, and ambiance. I’m 8 months pregnant and our server went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable and taken care of.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at The Beauty Shop! My wife loves restaurants like this so I surprised her with a trip over from Jonesboro for dinner and a movie for date night. Service was great and food was even better! Keep it up!

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Once we had a server, everything was great. But it should be noted that the shawarma doesn't actually have any shawarma. (The server has explained this to us.) Still, the flatbread with hummus, eggplant, and falafel was tasty. The nectarine salad with shrimp was amazing.

OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before visiting Graceland, we Golden Girls from Texas and Oklahoma thought our adventure should begin at The Beauty Shop. The nostalgic environment was a hoot while we all swooned over and shared our different lunch selections. First things first on vaca, the Bad Boi Bloody Marys were prepared from their own tomato juice base with tasty seasonings and topped off with big olives and pickled okra. Then Sophia opted for the Ravioli with freshly prepared-in-house marinara. Dorothy chose Ceasar salad paired with a Specialty Cheese and Tomato Crepe. And Rose had no ordinary sack lunch, but a creative Turkey Club with green apples, tomato, blueberry mint chutney, herb goat cheese, avocado, and green goddess. I (Blanche) experienced the most incredible Pastrami Rueben with gruyere, kraut, and Russian dressing on rye. We were the first to enter with our server Nick's full attention and the place was packed upon leaving. It was a fun little spot in Midtown with over-the-top menu items. And we four old high schoolers, now Golden Girls agreed the experience was a total hit.

BS
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Beauty Shop is one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis. The service and ambiance are wonderful, and the menu is unique and fabulous!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprising and delicious flavor combinations. Excellent wines and decadent gelato selections!

CS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious meal; however, the hostess shooed the four of us out after 1 however, we would have gladly stayed to visit over dessert another 1/2 hour, but sadly, it wasn't meant to be.

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food - high quality and fresh.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun place to stop on our 24 hours Memphis visit! The food was delicious, especially the BLT-type sandwich (but SO much better, even without the bacon) and the coconut cake.

EC
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great fish and soup. It was a little loud but not bad. Maybe a bit overpriced for what you got.

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