According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 toward salads, steaks, and seafood at Beauty Shop on South Cooper Street.
A menu of salads, steaks, and seafood at Beauty Shop transforms growling belly-dwelling beasts into beautiful swans. Fare dressers style 13 starters such as the artisan cheese plate, which borrows sweetness with local, seasonally available produce from Peachworld Farms along with marcona almonds, jam, and bread ($10). The heirloom apple salad tucks apples, candied lemon zest, and manchego into a bed of spicy arugula ($7.50). Sample expertly pruned proteins with the steak fritte, a filet mignon wrapped in maple-glazed bacon, garnished with black peppercorns and a mustard seed crust, and served with truffle oil parmesan fries ($24). Chefs dress as masked marauders to sear the zorro shrimp, which bursts hunger into flames in a spicy tomato ginger habañero sauce, citrus rice, and cashew pasilla dust ($22).
Beauty Shop festoons chic spaces with 1960s hair dryers and wormwood tables. Plush stools pamper patrons at the maple wood bar, while booths and curtains rewind diners to an era of cookware-inspired haircuts.
Beauty Shop was one of 10Best's Editor Picks and Frommer's very highly recommends the business. I Love Memphis and Memphis both positively reviewed it. More than 35 Yelpers give it an average of four stars, TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes and 83% of Urbanspooners like it.
- Its eclectic fare is intriguing yet delicious. From clay pot Thai mussels to apple-smoked, Cuban-style chicken, the menu is an adventure every time. – 10Best, 10Best
- You can indeed dine in refurbished hair-dryer chairs. But what keeps the place packed with all the beautiful people is the fantastic food – Frommer's