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Date
Thu, 4/19
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10:30 PM
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The Beauty Shop

4.6
863 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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?
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(901) 272-7111
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karen B. Carrier
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Young
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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come join us for one of our biggest brunches of the year! The deadline for cancellations is a noon on Monday May 7th. After that we will be taking cancellation fees of $25/person.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 863 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I was so excited to come here after seeing the reviews. It was good, but not stellar. And for the prices I would like stellar. The guac is really tasty, the scallops and shrimp are good, but again, it didn't blow me away. If it had cost $15, I would have been thrilled. My friend got the honey crisp apple salad and the calamari, both of which just needed something else to put them over the edge. The beautini martini had no taste of pineapple, but instead tasted like sucking on a vanilla bean. The strawberry cake was really, really good. Figures, as it was not made IN the restaurant. Service is beyond slow, so don't go if you're in a hurry.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was fantastic! Seems there were new waitresses but they were paired with experienced ones. Everyone welcoming! Food....ahhhh! We all tried something different...only complaint was we all wanted to try each others meals and no one wanted to share! I had the chicken and waffles....I had always been reluctant to try a piece of fried chicken and a waffle...now my question is why? They are perfect together!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Advertised as brunch... had no brunch food ?

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great! Always good.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Terrific lunch and funky ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Hidden gem, people should be lining up to dine here. Branzino was crispy outside and moist and tender inside. Drinks were great and the red velvet cake was to die for. If you make a trip to Memphis this needs to be a stop for dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food; wonderful service. Fun funky place. I had the traditional eggs benedict. Excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Absolutely loved this historic experience. The shampoo stations, mirrors, lighting , not to mention the eclectic menu, full of southern favs. I loved my biscuits and gravy and the chicken and waffles were excellent. The highlight was the broiled grapefruit! I would go back tomorrow if I could.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The beauty shop always offers a great experience- between the food and atmosphere, you can’t go wrong.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant is probably good for a ladies lunch, but I brought my kids and it wasn’t that kid friendly. My son got the pasta and it was hard, but he enjoyed the sauce. I had to order an adult burger for my 4 year old. The waitress left us waiting for our check for some time. I left with the kids and my husband waited for the check and they only remembered us was when a lady came to bus the table.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Each ordered one of the specials for the evening. Fish was good (pompano), cast iron grilled steak not so much.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As wonderful as always! My favorite go to with friends!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful, creative and great service. A family gathering with all ages satisfied

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Brunch. It was delicious as usual. The service was excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We booked an Easter brunch for our family of 4 and really looked forward to the meal based on the menu. The appetizer was the only item that gets good marks (beignets), the duck and poached eggs also seemed to be enjoyed by 2 others, no complaints voiced. My quiche was lukewarm, and gummed up with way too much cheese that was cooked ahead of time, pretty tasteless. The hash browns were lukewarm also. I wanted to send my food back back but didn’t want to ruin the other meals in our group. The Bloody Marys had cocktail sauce in them, tasted awful. Our last few experiences dining at the Beauty Shop have been just fair, disappointing based on price. They used to be reliably good, not sure what happened.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I went here for a post-birthday brunch with my husband. We tried to go once before but didn’t know how packed it would be. This is apparently the norm so definitely make reservations! The setting was cute, our server was awesome and even put a candle on my strawberry cake for my bday! My Benedict was fabulous as well and I surprising liked the grapefruit mimosa more than the classic. Definitely will be back!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food, service and atmosphere was great. The climate was a problem. My family froze to death during the meal. They wanted to hurry up an eat so they could go outside to get warm. I was told the air is tied to the kitchen and if it is turned up then the cooks get hot. Co-worker said that he had same problem two weeks before we ate.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of the best 5 restaurants in Memphis!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service!!!!! Great Easter!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful food and waitstaff if you’re looking for something outside of BBQ. Coming from Chicago, our standards for food and service are set high and The Beauty Shop definitely hit it out of the park. The menu options were great and the food itself was delicious. Great cocktails and good price point. I would recommend them to anyone visiting the Memphis area that wants a more upscale option that is not a “big box” restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love the Beauty Shop and have been several times. This night however, their service was much slower than usual. It felt as if they were short a few people. We also made reservations weeks ahead and specifically requested a booth. When we arrived, I watched the hosted mark off our reservation on the computer, clicking on a booth. She then walked us over to a booth that was occupied and re-routed us to a table. We were a bit miffed, but thought it would be ok. However, our table was right next to the bamboo wall separating the restaurant from the bussing station, so we could hear the crashing plates and utensils throughout the meal. It was quite loud. The meal was wonderful, but took a long while to get to us. Sure it was a busy Saturday night, but we hadn't experienced such a long wait in between apps, trying to flag down our waitress for water, and mains before. Still a great place we love going to, but we felt like second-string guests this night.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was delicious and presented beautifully. The atmosphere was fun, lively and not too loud. The seating is eclectic and fun.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We visited Memphis over the weekend and made a special trip to the Beauty Shop for lunch. The atmosphere of this restaurant didn't disappoint--the vintage beauty salon decor is fantastic and the design is creative and fun. Maybe they were just having a bad day, but we found the service terrible. The waitress was curt with us as we ordered, never offered to refill our beverages (we were there almost 2 hours), never questioned why one member of our party only took 1 bite of his grilled cheese (it was terrible and he decided it wasn't worth trying to force it down), and then took 25 minutes to come back to the table once she ran our credit card. The menu is eclectic, but in addition to the grilled cheese, there were several other issues with the food--Lays potato chips substituted for "homemade, hand cut" potato chips without discussion, small salad portion, etc. The restaurant is a great neighborhood and it was packed with (mostly) women lunching and a baby shower. It has tremendous potential and did some things well (pastrami sandwich and turkey club), but I personally would not go back.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I had heard service had gone down hill but booked for a special birthday anyway. Food was good but the service was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Israeli breakfast is an incredibly fresh combination of spices and fresh herbs and the flash fried duck in Beneduck was cooked perfectly. Definitely recommend this restaurant for brunch!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a great time at brunch as always! It was very lively and the hostess and server were beyond sweet and accommodating! Food was outstanding! Our favorite place for brunch :)

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Three of us met for brunch Sunday. What an incredible experience! Our food and service were excellent. We also greatly enjoyed watching the beautiful plates of food being carried to the other diners. It was the best, most remarkable dining experience I have had in a very long time!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I really enjoyed my visit to this restaurant! Chelsea our server was great! I look forward to visiting this place again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and read great things about this restaurant. It lived up to the review that the ambiance and the food were great . The duck small plate was very juicy and the sauce was complex and amazing . The Kobe beef noodle dish is spicy and flavorful . The homemade shakes come in unusual, delicious flavors . It was a rocking place on a Thursday night at 8 so be sure to make reservations.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

always good, great wait staff and food is always good

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Just a bunch of friends getting brunch. Drinks were a little watered down but food was amazing

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It’s always so good! My favorite place in memphis to eat!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great service.. A wonderful neighborhood gem. Quite the retro atmosphere, great music.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Our family had dinner at The Beauty Shop prior to attending a performance at the Orpheum. We had a fun waitress who explained the menu well. The atmosphere is so much fun! As soon as we walked in, we knew that we were going to have a fun experience. The food was amazing!!! We ordered the calamari and the duck for our appetizer; both delicious. The calamari does not come with cocktail sauce. It isn't needed. The seasoning added to the batter needs nothing else. The duck was not gamey tasting. It was just simple and sweet. Two of us ordered the Ribeye, which was a special for the night. And two of us ordered the lamb chops. WOW! If you were participating in a blind taste test, you would have never guessed that you were eating lamb. It was tender and flavor full. I have already recommended the restaurant to friends who will be in the area. I also have made plans with my mother to take her there for her birthday in April. I think she will enjoy the nostalgia and the music played.
I am glad that I read previous reviews to know about the small parking lot beside the restaurant and the parking attendant in the orange vest. Parking is hard to find, if you are not able to use this lot. Go and enjoy! It is worth it. My husband told me I made a great selection.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Creative decor and lots of different options for salads and entrees. Very solicitous staff. Best of all, excellent food.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

This restaurant is fun and delicious. It has several items on the menu that are enticing. It is always packed for brunch so one needs to plan ahead with a reservation. I had two different colored hairs in my breakfast sandwich. I have no idea what happened. I have 50 year old eyes so didn't see them until I was half way finished. My daughter said they were there when I picked up the sandwich but we were entertaining a friend and visiting her college nearby so my daughter didn't want to say anything when she initially saw it and I was so grossed out that I'd eaten most of it when I discovered the hairs in the sunlight! haha But I still return...with my magnifier..

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyable evening. We were a party of 6 for dinner on a Saturday. Noise level was very loud. Meal was very good but pricey and all ala carte. Server was very nice but bar and dessert orders were slow.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was great! My server was very knowledgeable about the menu and off menu items. Will definitely go back!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The best item we ordered was the balsamic maple glazed carnitas. Also the Nantucket scallops and shrimp dish was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wonderful!

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