Cathouse Restaurant at Luxor
Just The Facts, Please.
Tuesday - Saturday: 6 pm - 11 pm
Restaurant Closed Sunday & Monday
three course $39
five course $79
nine lives tasting $125
Combination Restaurant, Nightclub, and Lounge.
Sample Menu Items
wild mushroom ravioli, parmesan and sage $21
maple honey glazed pork, roasted apple, brussels sprouts, & crispy bacon hash $32
Sides ($9 each)= brussels sprouts; bamboo steamed vegetables; mashed potatoes; truffle macaroni and cheese; whipped polenta and parmesan; french fries creamed spinach
Mavens Overview: Cathouse
Cathouse at Luxor is a combination restaurant and ultra-lounge. Billy Cross is responsible for the ultra-lounge set-up. Cathouse is themed as old-style bordello, complete with mini-performances of women getting ready for a night out.
The food gets mixed reviews, although there are many shout-outs for the mac and cheese with truffle oil side dish. The reviews for the ultra-lounge part of Cathouse are mostly favorable. Many like the kitch-bordello ambiance.
Internet Buzz: Cathouse
- Part restaurant, part lounge, the CatHouse Las Vegas club is modeled after a French bordello and features some pretty risque performances. The creation of a team of big time players, the CatHouse Luxor club features a creative menu from Kerry Simon, who is one of the most renowned Las Vegas chefs. The tapas-style menu will befit both large groups and couples looking for a provocatively intimate dinner.
- While the dining room exhibits Victorianesque tufted fabric walls in cobalt blue, the mostly red lounge area inspires a more sultry mood. If the seductive dress of the servers surprises you, then you will be in for a bigger shock once the sexy performers begin to offer up their vignettes on the venue's elevated platforms.
- The most disappointing part of the meal was the food itself. The french onion soup tasted like onion mush and the cheese that was melted on top had no flavor. The one thing I did enjoy was the wild mushroom ravioli, but it wasn't good enough to redeem the dishes that disappointed us. When I consider the cost of the meal (dinner for 7 people was $417) I should have been wowed.
- You can't leave without trying the mac and cheese with truffle oil! And the desserts are lovely.
- The waitresses here are awesomely outfitted in black patent leather corsets and look amazing. And there is a girl sitting in a glass box, putting on her makeup while wearing lingerie. She was in the box for approx. 5 minutes at a time, and by the third time, I was thinking "is she going to do anything else than put makeup on?" Apparently not, but it was still a novel idea, and kept us talking about it.
- fromage fondue, served with a white chocolate pecan bread, apples and mushrooms. Melted cheese -- how can you go wrong?
- The decor was great, as were the cocktails. However, the food itself was not up to the standards I'd expect for this type of place. We had a calamari apperitizer that was inedible, so we sent it back. I've never actually sent anything back before, so that is saying something. Our entrees were good, but not great.
- So we get there and the waitress asks if she can start us off with some water. So of course we accept and then proceed to order, along with two drinks (drinks are $12). Don't worry about being too full after you eat here, because the portions are small. Then, imagine our surprise when we got the bill and we were charged $6 each for water.
- Everything bar my Shrimp starter was lovely and worth every cent we paid. The Calamari is a must from this place as its great and you get a decent portion too.
- The food was incredible. We started out with some Pommes Frites. The french fries were a heaping portion and tasty (but honestly it got much better from there) We got the truffle macaroni and cheese (holy cow so awesome) and for our entree Russ ordered the pepper encrusted Tuna steak and I ordered the braised short rib of beef. My short rib was so flavorful, tender and absolutely mouthwatering. Russ's Tuna steak was also awesome, really fresh and delicious. We followed up with two desserts - Red Velvet Cake with Marscapone icing - they were still warm when they got to our table
- I love these theme restaurants where you feel like you've stepped into a soundstage. It was clear that every detail was taken into account. I can't say that I've ever been to a 19th-century bordello, but walking up the stairs, I imagine this was pretty close, or at least the Disney version.
- The truffle mac & cheese is to die for. I've ordered that at a few other places and Cathouse, by far, had the best.