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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

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (42)
Fun (35)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Fit for Foodies (31)
Special Occasion (28)
Casual (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Great for Brunch (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Cozy (17)
People Watching (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Romantic (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 14 hours ago

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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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

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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Nashville)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 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 4, 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 4, 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 31, 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 30, 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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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great menu. So many excellent choices.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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

Love the atmosphere and staff!

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·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 27, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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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·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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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very pleasant experience with very good service and reasonable prices. We attended brunch and ordered a variety of food for the table, all of which arrived hot and delicious. I would definitely return for more.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and great service!
The appetizers were very tasty and the barramundi and the beef were delicious!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Imaginative, well-crafted, delicious food! The Romanesco Cauliflower was fabulous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a great meal. We had 3 kids with us, staff was very helpful and patient!!!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Really great food and service! The pasta was amazing.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a reservation for 1 and got the before 1 and weren’t seated till around 1:30. But other than that the food was very good and kitchen was fast.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

had a great experience at this unique little cafe in the heart of Cooper-Young. I had the Egg Pizzette and a frosty cold bottle of Red Stripe and enjoyed them both. The service was superb and the bustling atmosphere was enhanced with an eclectic selection of music.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great experience I will definitely go back!
Our entrees were wonderful (steak & lamb chops), the eggplant appetizer was outstanding topped off with a Carmel Cake to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Beauty Shop is always a go to when I am in town. Food is consistently good and the vibe is great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The greatest restaurant in the city. Wonderful service, great food, great atmosphere. The best place for a great meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We love this restaurant The menu changes according to the season, and there are always specials that really are special. The dishes are not only well prepared but creative and delicious. Our server (I believe her name was Stephanie) was attentive and helpful. All in all, and excellent evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food, great service, great drinks! Fun atmosphere! A must see place to eat great food!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

What a fabulous evening! Food, atmosphere and service were all outstanding!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a real treat to be able to my family to The Beauty Shop. The old-time hair driers and seats were a nice touch. The booth we were in was private and cut down on some of the noise. Nice value for what we paid for the night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good consistent food. Sunday brunch. Anyway, the younger service staff, they can be "off AND on" at times . It depends how busy that they are (i.e. Sunday brunches). Bigger groups get much more attention (i.e. gratuities!) . I live in the Midtown neighborhood when I come into town for my job. This isn't an inexpensive place but moderately priced and the value's good. It should be a fun place and generally you'll enjoy it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I truly enjoy The Beauty Shop. We eat there on special occasions when we are in Memphis. We live 2 1/2 hours away, but when pleasure trips or shopping brings us to town, we love to try great food. The menu at TBS is flavorful with dishes for more adventurous palettes and some more classic favorites. I will say I have eaten the same dish multiple times, and the preparation is not always consistent. The food is always well-prepared, but the seasoning and sauces vary at times. Such is to be expected with such a broad menu. We love the atmosphere, and we love Cooper-Young in general. I would definitely recommend The Beauty Shop to foodies and friends alike.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Amazing food with lots of options! Great service too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

First time there ! Liked the booth seating since it was more private and we could talk without the noise ! Would request a booth again ! I enjoyed my Jamaican Breakfast. My daughter did not like the Mimosa ! Watered down ! A little pricey !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The Beauty Shop is a charming and wonderful restaurant. The service was great and the food was exactly what I expected. We ordered sandwiches and a crepe. Everything was up to par.

Tags: Fun, Casual, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My hubby and I are from south Louisiana and chose this place to dine during our vacation to Memphis. It is a fabulous elegant place to dine! Loved the cuisine, as well as the cocktails and dessert, loved the atmosphere! Will most definitely dine here again on our next trip to Memphis! Our waiter was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu and history of the restaurant! We absolutely loved our dining experience! We can't wait to visit again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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