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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

We will be open for Christmas Eve dinner service from 5:30-9:30pm! Please inquire for details!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be open for our annual NYE party featuring Gary John's & his Mini Orchestra at 7:30pm! There will be 2 seatings starting at 5:30pm with a 4 course prix fixe menu. Please inquire for details!

The Beauty Shop Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (38)
Fun (32)
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Fit for Foodies (31)
Casual (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Great for Brunch (22)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Cozy (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
People Watching (19)
Bar Seating (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Authentic (13)
Romantic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tapas (6)
Vegan (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Spicy (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was in town for a conference, met a new friend and we came here for dinner. We came fairly late--8:30 pm on a Tuesday-- and the restaurant was pretty quiet. I'm sure it's hopping and much more lively at other times but we enjoyed the spacious booth and great atmosphere for a long chat. Our server was expert and gave us very good guidance on our choices. Our dishes were outstanding and the wine pairings were perfect. I am still thinking about those complex flavors and inventive ingredients. We were so glad we came here! Plus, it's a fun and unique setting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a married date on our way to Ballet Memphis. The Panko oysters were outstanding, my wife loved the Lucky Pot. I had the finder special, amazing combination of flavors but the heat ( probably the curry) could have been taken down a notch, Our go to place in midtown! Jim and Cindy Moseley

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great brunch spot. Delicious options and creative dishes. Service was attentive but spotty at first. Would recommend.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It’s so Memphis, but with the food turned up to 11.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal here. So many good options on the menu, can’t wait to go back to try more. Excellent service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service at the restaurant and the food was great
Went with veggie lovers and they loved the choices as well

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Memphis!!! Love this place. Food is great. Fun brunch!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Beauty Shop was outstanding- just make sure you have a reservation or you will have a hard time getting in! First and foremost the decor is amazing. From the old washers, to the hand blown light fixtures to the different glasswear- it is all so intriguing. Our food was absolutely wonderful, although we noticed it sat at the kitchen window for a few minutes due to our waiter having a larger table. It still came out warm though! We enjoyed the Bloody Mary’s with bourbon- will definitely be ordering them this way from now on! Our waiter was busy but great with suggestions and very nice. Overall we loved this neighborhood gem!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Such a fun place! Great atmosphere with delicious food and a unique, eclectic menu. One of my favorite places to dine in Memphis. Be sure to make a reservation on the weekends.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

There was some miscommunication regarding some of the order and refills on drinks, but the manager came out and personally apologized, then the server also voiced her apology to us. Mistakes can happen, so offering an apology and meal comp is always an incredible gesture - and ensures I will continue going back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Eggs Benedict were excellent. Our companions really enjoyed their chicken and waffle and shrimp and grits. The coconut cake was excellent; not too sweet so the coconut flavor really came through.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Jackie was our server and she was fantastic! The beignets were fluffy and awesome and I had the Beneduck which was unique and tasty! Would certainly go back

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Made reservations on the OpenTable app for 2 for 10:15 on a Saturday. We made the reservation just 30 minutes prior after leaving an event in Downtown Memphis. We got there around 10:05 and found it extremely loud inside. What we took as the hostess came up and asked if we were there for dessert. Told her no, we made Dinner reservations for 2. She seemed confused and went to check her computer. We could tell she was not pleased and hastily came back and said she would seat us. I immediately said it was no big deal and we would leave, but she had us follow her to a table. As she was setting the table you could tell she was extremely agitated and was talking as she set the table. The problem was she was talking down to the table, not looking up at us. We had no idea what she was saying as it was so loud and against her voice was directed down to the table. When she was done she just walked away. We stood there in amazement at what just happen. Needless to say we went back upfront told her we apologized for coming in and were leaving. Why would any restaurant advertise availability if they were not open to serve, or past the time they stopped serving, etc? We heard good things about The Beauty Shop and thought it was a good opportunity to try it out. Unfortunately, we will never know, as we will never be going back after this experience. Stay away, too many other good places to eat in this area of town to deal with such bizarre/ rude behavior. I feel bad for whoever owns this place!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The Beauty Shop is among the best restaurants in Memphis right in my own neighborhood of Cooper-Young. Karen Carrier is a master at creative food and atmospheric dining. Expertly crafted cocktails and a small but thoughtful wine program make ordering a drink easy and fun. Food favorites include the Maitake mushrooms and practically everything on the Sunday brunch menu. The ribeye steak special sourced locally from area farms and prepared with varied accompaniments is among my favorite orders.

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dined for the first time based on friends’ recommendations, and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We eat at up-scale restaurants in Chicago, and this could compete with any of the best. Simple ingredients, but exquisite combinations to give the perfect effect. You won't leave disappointed.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday Brunch at the Beauty Shop was such an unexpected treat. The beignets were great as well as the Chiquiles. Hubby had chicken and waffles we strongly recommend. Service was great food awesome excellent for out of town visitors. I love the Cooper -Young food experience

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Outstanding local place to eat!

Open Table (or restaurant) site misleading as far as reservation needed.
Only two other people there besides us. We didn't need a reservation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Last Saturday, one of my teenage daughters and I had dinner at The Beauty Shop before attending the theater at Playhouse on the Square. As always, our dining experience was exceptional. Our meals were inventive, well prepared and presented, and tasty, and our waiter was attentive, well informed, friendly and timely. There is a consistency of excellence about The Beauty Shop that is so appealing and appreciated. Our family will return time and again.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We go here a lot. My husband and I go a couple times a month for Saturday brunch. It's also a favorite for girls' night. Sometimes I go by myself after work for the apple salad and eat at the bar, chatting with Stephanie and Molly and whoever else is working. The people are even better than the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great as always! We love their quirky take on food.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Birthday lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The eggplant appetizer, Caesar salad and duck entree were all delicious!

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch at the last minute. Luckily I was able to make a reservation thru Open Table. The decor is pretty cool- eating in an old beauty salon. Our server was nice but we felt like she had had enough- it was close to closing time. She didn't tell us about the specials and she never checked on us til after we were done eating. The food quality was average, the creative items available was great! My Bloody Mary was very spicy and good, although missing the okra that's on the menu. Our sticky monkey was either stale or over cooked...didn't like it. The chicken and waffle was pretty good....the mix of flavors was tasty. The steak and egg had great flavor also. The noise level was so bad that we Gave up talking...two large parties ruined it for everyone else but the restaurant can't control that. Go early and enjoy a good breakfast.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fabulous food. The lemon ricotta pancakes were excellent. My husband had the eggs Benedict which he thoroughly enjoyed. The ginger chocolate sorbet was outstanding.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 26, 2017

I eat here at least once a week, often more, and it never disappoints. Great food and service, with a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Young Adult Ministry at my church enjoyed the atmosphere of Beauty Shop . It's always crowded so I'm glad I made reservations , although we had to wait a little Erik to be seated. Our server was awesome very attentive . It was some of the members first time attending and they enjoyed everything about it

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Great for Lunch
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Best experience ever... Sara was our waitress and she was phenomenal!! The food and ambiance was outstanding. Definitely on our favorites list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Such a fun atmosphere with fantastic menu items!! It’s at the top of the Memphis faves list!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always a treat to enjoy our find meal at the beauty shop. Great food, great setting, great staff and clientele.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

My trout was cooked to death. The food is expensive for what you get. That would be ok if it was cooked well. No one ever asked. We did not have time to wait for a new meal. The server was friendly but frazzled. We arrive early, so the place was mostly empty so it did not make sense. We were really looking forward to this, so it was a bit of a disappointment. The ambiance is cool but the food was mostly just ok and one meal was greatly overcooked.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I travel to Memphis for work and this is one of my favorite restaurants, that has now become a favorable recommendation. The concept of a previous beauty shop now restaurant is very unique and makes the experience, as you are being waited on - the 70's feel beauty shop is done as tastefully as the dishes. The brushetta was very good and the trout is very fresh.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Beauty Shop brunch is great as long as you get there early. I really wanted the lemon ricotta pancakes but they had already run out. The Bloody Mary was fabulous and my back-up choice was good. I had indicated on my reservation that it was a special occasion but was never asked what it was and the hostess seating us never asked and didn't give me an opportunity to disclose it either. That was disappointing. I think if you're a regular there, there is a different "feel" than the occasional diner which we are. While engaging, conversations are stilted and rushed. My server was great and very attentive. We enjoy this place for brunch.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was amazing as always.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Disappointed after all the hype we've read. Food was overcooked and presentation was sloppy. Portions were below average. Po-boys are served on a hamburger bun-- what?? Bloody Mary and Mimosa $9 each with virtually no alcohol, and orange juice was bitter. Bartender had filthy nails. Hard to eat and enjoy when you're swatting away flies, yes, flies, plural. Felt very rushed. Won't be back

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food. Lovely staff . Too loud to visit with friends. But everything else made up for it. Loved it. Some of the food was cold.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food, service, and atmosphere were all top notch! An excellent choice for a foodie!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything was wonderful as usual at my favorite restaurant!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I had the Israeli breakfast and it was very good! I would definitely eat here again.

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