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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

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (35)
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Fit for Foodies (30)
Casual (29)
Good for a Date (25)
Hot Spot (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
People Watching (19)
Cozy (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Authentic (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Romantic (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Business Meals (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Tapas (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Memphis)·Dined 15 hours ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (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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 (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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