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About The Beauty Shop

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?

966 S Cooper St
Memphis, TN 38104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday - 10 a.m.-3:00 pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday - 11 am - 2 pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday - 5 pm - 10 pm

Dinner: Friday and Saturday - 5 pm - 11 pm

Cross Street:
Young

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(901) 272-7111

Website:
http://www.thebeautyshoprestaurant.com/

Catering:
Another Roadside Attraction Catering is our sister business. Please contact us by visiting our website ~
www.anotherroadsideattractioncatering.com

or call us @ 901-525-2624

Executive Chef:
Karen B. Carrier

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Beauty Shop Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (39)
Fit for Foodies (36)
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Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Hot Spot (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Great for Lunch (21)
Casual (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
People Watching (18)
Cozy (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Romantic (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined a day ago

It was my first time dining at The Beauty Shop, and it couldn’t have been a better experience. The food, drinks, and service were EXCEPTIONAL!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointed. Poor service and expensive for food quality

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined 3 days ago

One of Memphis’ hidden gems in Cooper Young, The Beauty Shop really was at one time a hair salon. Priscilla Presley is reported to have been a patron!

A salon no longer, the Beauty Shop is not a presumptuous or large place. You can dress up or dress down. If you have group of 5 ask for one of the more secluded booths. It tends to get crowded at the front door at peak times, so either come early or late or make a reservation (strongly recommended).

The mixologist can whip up a special or your favorite. My Grey Goose Cosmo was perfectly blended and chilled. A great start to the first course - a Thai style dumpling with mint that was plenty to share.

The restaurant specializes in seasonal plates and the pumpkin starter my companion had was delicious. We skipped the salad and each ordered favorites - a great coffee-rubbed steak with terrific fried baked potato bites (think a loaded baked potato that looks like a French fry with a delicate Panko crust) and a melt in your mouth pork shoulder with Napa cabbage slaw and some lovely sauces all around plus a slightly sweet Johnnycake to offset the savory. The perfect bite - pork, slaw, sauce, cake — heavenly...

Dessert was a slightly dry lemon pound cake with Fresh strawberries, homemade ice cream and Chantilly cream. This was a new dessert for us. I strongly recommend their gelato and the cannelloni if you come.

We had a lovely Valentines dinner with very friendly, smiling service. The staff was dressed for the evening and made everything feel special.

If you’re looking for a cool place, great menu, eclectic decor where you can really feel the Memphis vibe, check out The Beauty Shop. You won’t be disappointed.

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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolute AWESOME food and customer service. Chelsea was bubbly and extremely knowledgeable of the menu. I ordered the Fish Club😊Delicious!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great atmosphere and great prices. All around a wonderful date location

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Exploring the city this was a cute spot for lunch. Definitely glad I made a reservation! Service was great.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were celebrating my daughter’s 30th birthday. The Beauty Shop never disappoints. The food was fabulous. From the usual offerings to the specials of the night, everyone was pleased and satisfied. We love this restaurants for everything from a quick lunch to celebrating a special event.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Saturday Lunch
I love the Beauty Shop, the food, service, decor, etc. Everything but the noise level, way too loud. But I like the Restaurant enough to come back anyway. Otherwise keep up the good work.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love this coooooollllll place.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was AMAZING and service was excellent !! Would definitely recommend to a friend

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Organic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved the quirky theme! Food was good and even though it was busy we got decent attention from our waiter.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious food using local ingredients! The pork chop was great with the berry sauce and pickled peach. Steak was cooked perfectly with a mustard sauce.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Staff was friendly, and the service was prompt. The barramundi dish was one of the finer that I’ve had anywhere in this town in the past year.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was awful. She refused to serve a dietary restriction request that I have ordered several times before. She also refused to split a check and only took one card for a party of 5.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the barramundi fish, it was just a tad too peppery.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Such a fun and unexpected find. We loved the ambiance and the food was excellent!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Awesome! Would return.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Really a great experience! Loved the unique menu and the overall ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We are regulars at the Beauty Shop. The ambience is exactly what we like, the food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is beyond professional.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went for sunday brunch, and they were out of half the menu, they missed putting in half our order (but did comp it so not that big of a deal), and the food we did get was not really that great. The atmosphere was very noisy and crowded, tables on top of one another. On the up side we were seated immediately so their reservation system works well and our server was really nice. The food was overpriced in my opinion, but it is the cooper young district, so it's to be expected.

If you want a great brunch, complete with conversation instead of screaming, I would look elsewhere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a great girls lunch at the Beauty Shop yesterday! The hostess was friendly and we enjoyed the old washing sinks and hairdryers incorporated into the decor. The neighborhood and restaurant were cute and hip. The food and drinks were excellent. We enjoyed the drinks, tacos, fries, burgers, and salad. The only thing I would change was the demeanor of the wait staff. They were not as friendly as the hostess and mixed up our side dishes. Because we were passing through town and needed to get on the road, we did not fuss about it. I would go back again and refer it to a friend. The two waitresses could have just been having an off day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server was a lovely gentleman he was very helpful to my friend who was there for the first time.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friend and I always go out to brunch the Sunday before the semester starts, and we love coming here for it! We always love the Beauty Shop!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Hostess was so sweet. We had reservations but the prior occupants were still at table. She multi tasked all her other duties, plus a ful house, while also checking in with us eveey few minutes with a status.. and a smile and kindness each time. It set the tone for what could have been a frustrating situation. Grapefruit mimosa was great, as was the quiche, lemon ricotta pancakes, breakfast sausage, and hashrbowns.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was fabulous enjoyed very much will definitely return for another dining experience

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Two of us dined on a Saturday night. It was very busy but we were seated at our reservation time. I got one of the beauty salon chairs with the hair dryer attached and it was a very uncomfortable seat to be in, and the hair dryer hovering over my head was awkward. My dining partner switched seats with me but the chair was along the main aisle where I was continuously bumped by other patrons headed to their seats and the wait staff. We found a nice bottle of wine from the wine list. It seemed most patrons were having cocktails and they did indeed look great. My barramundi entree was delicious, especially the succotash. My dining partner had a four cheese ravioli entree and he enjoyed it very much. We split a chocolate crepe for dessert and it was very good also. We liked the food and drink very much, as well as the overall atmosphere, but found the noise level and seating uncomfortable.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Both waitressses with an attitude!
The waiter I got on my last visit before this one was really nice and polite. Food was great as usual but poor service . Plus in 18 degree freezing weather their heating on our side of the restaurant had conked out so we had to wear our coats throughout the dinner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was my family's absolute favorite restaurant that we visited on our recent (and first) trip to Memphis - and we had a lot of great meals! The decor was so cute, the service was very friendly and attentive, and best of all the food was amazing. The menu was quite interesting, and the reasonably sized portions allowed us to save room for delicious desserts (with the coconut cake, peppermint and coconut gelato, and banana nutella crepes being the favorites). Our daughter wants to move to Memphis just to come here more often. We'll definitely be back if we ever are back in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good and really love the environment. Service was lacking this time, which was unusual. Will go back either way.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 30, 2017

An actual beauty shop back the day, apparently. They make great use of the existing styling and drying spaces, creatively providing booth and table seating in the back room. The extensive dessert menu was written on one of the mirrors.

Great comfort foods with a modern twist. Excellent service from knowledgeable and attentive servers. It was a great night out for my girlfriend and myself.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food great service easy access and parking long time location and a favorite dining experience

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were only in Memphis for one night and a friend recommended the Beauty Shop to us. We were very impressed overall. The creative menu made it difficult to choose and we ended up having the same thing - the shrimp and scallops. It was fantastic! Such fresh ingredients and unusual flavors that blended perfectly - I would definitely order the dish again. I also loved the atmosphere. I was seated under a working hair dryer. The crowd was lively and our server was very attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great menu. So many excellent choices.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

So much fun and the food was fantastic. Our service was outstanding. Highly recommend .

Tags: Casual, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Love the atmosphere and staff!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We've been traveling in Tennessee for a week and this is the best food by far we have had. I had the Japanese eggplant for starters, and talk about a flavor explosion! Hubby had the Beet Clementine Salad and it was wonderful. For entree, I had the Barramunda, and it was EXCELLENT! Highly recommend-- quirky interesting space as well.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It took over an hour after being seated for appetizers to arrive. Then we were told that the restaurant ran out of chicken about 30 minutes after taking our entree order. We will not go back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had picked a late reservation, but they were both able and grateful to seat us early (last res on Christmas Eve). The place was packed, so it took a while for our server to get around to us to take our orders, but our drinks and food came out quickly. Everything we ate was amazing, especially the Shrimp a la Plancha and the pan roasted fish. I'm just in town visiting, but if I'm ever back in Memphis I'm going back to The Beauty Shop. It is definitely the best meal I've had here!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had our son and fiancée in town for New Years Eve and wanted an ecclect atmosphere and 5 star meal. The Beauty Shop never disappoints! Our server was a great conversationalist and topped off a great experience for our special night with our family!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The Beauty Shop never fails to satisfy, even after years of occasional visits. It's that rare eatery that doesn't grow old. This small, remarkable restaurant delights the appetite & soothes the soul. Staff & fellow patrons alike create a warm atmosphere, making it hard to leave. Brunch is outstanding & dinner offers creative options that can raise a 'regular meal out' to a new level and make a special occasion memorable. Every corner of this small restaurant offers something to smile about.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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