Cooper-Young is the hippest neighborhood in town these days, but when Beauty Shop arrived on the scene it was still very much up-and-coming. Don't go in expecting a cut and color; although this really was a beauty parlor once (and you might even be seated beneath an old-fashioned hair dryer if you're lucky), today it’s one of the best spots to grab lunch in Midtown (and the Sunday brunch is pretty great too). Forgo fancier fare in favor of traditional comfort food like grilled cheese with a side of tomato soup, or a butternut squash and caramelized onion galette, or shoot for the stars and order the gougères—Gruyère cheese puffs topped with cinnamon-scented foie gras, bacon, balsamic cherry, a quail egg, and greens. If you're jonesing for a filling meal, the steaks (both sirloins and rib eyes) are very popular. And even those born without a sweet tooth will want to consider ordering dessert, whether one of the old-fashioned cakes (like red velvet), a fancy milkshake or ice cream float, a Nutella and banana crepe, or a specialty such as the vanilla-bean crême brûlée with caramelized-cotton-candy sugar.
966 S. Cooper St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown, Cooper-Young Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–2pm and 5–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–2pm and 5–11pm, Sun 10am–3pm Phone 901/272-7111 Prices Main courses $15–$24 Cuisine Type American Web site Beauty Shop
Map966 S. Cooper St. Memphis
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