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“Always a fun place to have lunch!”

The Beauty Shop Restaurant
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Ranked #38 of 1,656 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Cooper Young Community Association
Cross street: Young
Description: Established in 2002. "Look Good. Eat Good." are the words emblazoned on the front windows at the Beauty Shop. This hip and trendy restaurant in the Cooper-Young district of midtown Memphis does both, as it conjures up images of a '50s-style beauty shop, formerly Priscilla Presley's curl-and-dye spot. It's a camp wonderland where the façade is Jetsons-era Vitrolite, and choice seating is offered beneath hooded Belvedere hair dryers. Nostalgia is served with a sense of humor here. The beauty shop flashback comes complete with original mint green wash basins filling in as sinks behind the hand built bar, made of tiger maple wood. The terrazzo floor is original. Glass brick stalls serve as intimate booths. Mixed with the retro renderings are modern touches such as hand-blown art-glass lights, and glamorous copper and silver-leaf walls. At this offbeat restaurant, the décor pays homage to the space's beauty parlor past, while the food offers flavors from around the globe.
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service in a truly unique atmosphere. The staff was very accommodating to our young child’s request. Love all the salads. I tried the beet salad with shrimp. Absolutely delicious combination!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

The Beauty Shop rarely disappoints! Went on second visit recently for romantic birthday dinner, and food is exquisite! Root vegetable/kale salad is amazing, special ravioli dish was superb, and their gelato (great selection) is a wonderful cap to it all. Service is excellent as well. If you are in town, don't miss it!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

A very good restaurant. Appetizers were average, entrees of whole fish and steak were excellent. But then we ordered cake. Four different kinds. All were amazing! This restaurant is not cheap but good quality

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably fabulous food!!! Best filet in Memphis! Loved the grilled romaine salad too. Fun atmosphere, but the food stood on it's own. Pricey, so best for a special night out.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

We walked in on an early Saturday evening after a show at The Orpheum (12/2 matinee showing ofPhantom- fabulous!) The 6 of us were the first ones there at 5 and did not have reservations, but were promptly seated at a table reserved for 6:30 pm.
The waitress was cool, but pleasant enough. She answered questions efficiently, but talked too fast for the elderly at the table to understand.
The drink menu offers a nice selection of wines and mixed drinks. The cucumber based mule was very good and the waitress was attentive to the men who wanted to taste the beer before ordering.
Appetizers- The mixed marinated mushrooms were flavored nicely, with a good zip of lime. The lightly fried shrimp was very good with 5 medium shrimp on the plate. A little small to share at a table of 6, but tasty.
Overall, the chef uses A LOT of ingredients and the dishes were complicated, and a bit too ambitious for the atmosphere. All the food was tasty, but the dishes were small for the price.
Dinner Selections of the night included: pork and peaches, maple-glazed steak frites, crispy duck, barramundi, and Nantucket scallops and shrimp. Steak, duck and barramundi were deemed excellent. The Nantucket scallops was too soupy and unsubstantial, and I didn’t finish.
We all thought the place was charming and were overall very pleased with our meals. However, take away some ingredients and lower the prices and you get another star.

Date of visit: December 2017
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