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The Beauty Shop Restaurant
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Ranked #33 of 1,581 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 5 June 2018 via mobile

Well what a treat, we left the city and moved over to the ‘Beauty shop’ 966 south Cooper street, everything was perfect tho as we walked by we thought twice it looked empty....... what a mistake (people were further back) we would have made, this has to be the best place to eat in Memphis, fabulous flavours, textures and colours, and all fresh! If your into food as we are you will love it and our server Cathrine was a joy to behold! A must by any standards

Thank lyndahyman
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We loved EVERYTHING about this place! This is where Priscilla Presley apparently got her hair done when she lived in Memphis, and I'm not sure it's changed much since then!

Lots of beauty shop touches - hair washing sinks behind the bar, fixed stand hair dryers above some of the chairs - and a stunning menu. Service was spot-on, and it had a great atmosphere.

We took a recommendation to come here, and we're so glad we did. Such a unique and "historic" place. Go!!

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Thank 500Bucks
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

I was meeting family for brunch- so I began looking for a yummy brunch place. I came across The Beauty Shop via OpenTable. I'm so thrilled that I made a reservation because this place was LIVE and packed!!. There were so many people dining on and having a good time- instantly you knew that you were in the right place!!

*Service was swift despite the crowd
*Food was speedy yet tasty
*Trendy

I'd recommend The Beauty Shop Restaurant for your dining delight!

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Thank Jacqui G
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Located in an old beauty shop, complete with the glass cube dividers between the stalls (now used for tables) and one functioning hair dryer from years past. Parking close by, seemed adequate. Our server was delightful - great personality, engaging, and knew the menu flawlessly. Had the cauliflower appetizer - excellent. Entrees among the group were orange and beet salad, beef ravioli (daily special), scallops and shrimp, and steak frites - all excellently prepared, flavorful, and good portion sizes (not too much and not too little). Finished with Nutella-banana crepe and crepe brûlée. Cost slightly above average, but worth it. Would definitely go again.

Thank ColoAvsPuckhead
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I’m in love with the cauliflower appetizer! Their version of the skordalia dip was very flavorful with the cauliflower. The decor and old fashioned hair dryers were a neat touch. Good service. Waitresses were very helpful. Drinks were good. Would love to go back if I lived closer.

Thank mikenrona
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