Bootlegger Bistro
Bootlegger Bistro

Bootlegger Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bootleggerlasvegas.com/
  • Phone: (702) 736-4939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Full Menu available 24/7 Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00am-11:00am Lunch: Monday - 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday 3:00pm-5:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Maria Perry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Elegant private room available for up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Natalie Devitt 7027364939
  • Entertainment: Live Vintage Vegas Entertainment, 7 nights a week. Vegas the way it used to be. Vegas the way it’s supposed to be.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robindale
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Easy access from both Las Vegas Blvd South and Robindale. Truck and bus turnaround and parking.
A word from Bootlegger Bistro
Good things never change. Since 1955 Chef Maria of the Bootlegger Bistro "Nevada's First Restaurateur of the Year" has been creating the finest in Italian cuisine for generations of satisfied customers. Big portions, great food, and a relaxed romantic atmosphere. Featuring Classic Vintage Vegas Entertainment 7 nights a week, The Bootlegger Bistro constantly tops Las Vegas’s best of lists and has been featured on everything from ABC Television to Bravo and the Food Network. Full menu and video poker 24/7. The Bootlegger Bistro where celebrity’s and locals gather.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bootlegger Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (24)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (17)late-night find (15)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Expectations Exceeded
    Durochervision
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I found this restaurant by watching Anthony Bourdain as I am sure many others have. I was coming to work in Vegas and made this reservation as part of my trip. A little ways from the strip and well worth it. Great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DiningExpertVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We recently watched Anthony Bourdain and he was talking about Las Vegas so we decided to try one of the spots he suggested. I can only give it a 3 because it really was nothing exceptional. There was that old time atmosphere with the piano player who was kind enough to play some songs for me and the food was fine but not outstanding. Maybe Anthony was hard up for a story. If you like the mystique of the past then this restaurant is the place for you. Good service, fair food, reasonable prices and some music albeit a bit louder than I would have liked..... then this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!
    special
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Driving around one evening, my husband and I decided to try this restaurant on a whim. What a find!! We have revisited several times and have taken out of town guests at every opportunity.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sporttoolVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The live entertainment was very nice. Wish I knew the name of the woman singing (her Father plays piano with her).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair
    Coco2959
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Some of the food was good (bread puffs, side pasta), others not so much (eggplant parmigiana). Service was excellent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Impressions Matter
    LocalYokel25
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was good, our out-of-town guests enjoyed their meal. However, I was appalled by the filthy entrance mat. They should have a service that comes and changes out the mat every week. Their mat was dirty, buckled (possible trip hazard) and gives a poor impression of the cleanliness of the establishment. Their indoor carpet looked like it needed to be cleaned as well. It's the touches like this that people notice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great choice!
    poconoprincess13
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We go there every year for dinner when we visit Las Vegas for our anniversary and are NEVER disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That's Amore
    LuckyLady101
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A Pleasant surprise and quite charming. Piano or some kind of entertainment while dining is always an added pleasure. This place brings me back to the East Coast early days of Italian dining only it's in Vegas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • South Strip Hot Spot
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I have now discovered my favorite restaurant in Las Vegas! Most Italian food west of PA is not Italian to me(I'm from east coast). The food was actually better than I tasted when I was in Italy or anywhere in NYC. Very reasonable and the waiters were friendly and attentive to our needs. I told everyone at our hotel pool they must try the Bootlegger. It will now be on our agenda for out annual trip to LV.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was excellent with generous portions. Piano player was a nice touch, enjoyable. It wasn't so loud that we couldn't talk. Nice setting all in all. The adjacent bar was a bit distracting from an otherwise intimate setting. We would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Lovepasta
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This restaurant is worth the cab ride for sure.....Fantastic food and enjoyable environment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Now THAT'S Italian!!
    Dadlee
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great authentic food, loved the "old Vegas" atmosphere. I'm a big fan of the Rat Pack era and this brought it all back. Go to the Bootlegger. Enough said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JennVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is our go to restaurant for dinner. Great Italian food and really good service. Great value for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OdfgwtfVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Loved this place, we went because of Parts Unknown Anthony Bourdain, and to listen to Laura Shafer and her father. That was a highlight. She is great, and we loved being there for our 30th anniversary. This is not far off the strip, and well worth the effort to get there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tjsanjose
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My dining experience was fantastic. I was especially pleased with the pork neck bones and the spinach with broccoli dish. I remember those from the Venetian days and it was so tasty!. The bread was scrumptious. We enjoyed the attentive service of everyone and will definitely be back on our next trip!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bootleggers review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Food was good and romantic ambience. However, no need to go back. This is why. We asked for a booth when we made our reservation 1 week early and did not get a booth. Saw the CNN story, they made it seem you were getting a dinner show and not just a piano bar. They also did not indicate there were only a hand full of booths available. Our waiter did not write down our order after taking it and had to come back to our table to ask what we had ordered again. The hostess was very defensive and a bit rough around the corners. The story made it seem that it was an old family restaurant. However the building is recently built. Was expecting more. The story did not clearly represent what we experienced at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • maybe it was an off day
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food has always been very good, nicely done, served well. This time, it was the staff that maybe had an off day. The server was loud, attention-getting, swirling around the table as though he was the main course. Even though we dined early with lots of tables open, we felt very rushed. The busboy collected dishes as though he was on a weight-lifting kick, to see how many dishes he could carry, even bringing some from an adjacent table. Somehow, seeing my food plate smashed into others, oozing my food all over the bottom of the other plates, just turns me off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is poor
    RestCrit
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The check in person did not even take the time to look at us just kept on his computer. He was not busy and then once seated we waited 25 minutes to have our order taken.. The food was good but service lacked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OLD VEGAS IS ALIVE AND WELL
    SteveCVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I saw this place featured on Anthony Bourdain's show on CNN and my wife wanted to give it a try on our last visit. My wife is old enough to remember the last few years of "old vegas" and she loved it. The drinks, food, and service were very good. The Italian dishes were reasonably priced and were much better than those you receive in most restaurants today. We both had spumoni ice cream and wished we had shared one order as the servings were huge. The live entertainment at night is also very good as you get a sampling of all of the old vegas favorites. The decor is also in the "old vegas" style and you can come in just about any attire and there will be no attitude about how you are dressed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done!
    Outstanding
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The highlight of my recent trip to Vegas. Top shelf!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian Like Your Mothers
    NewJerseyGuy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Bootlegger is a great restaurant away from the noise of the central LV strip. It is located just west of the airport. The food is old world Italian reminiscent of New York City with the right level of Garlic. The Fried Calamari and Mozzarella Salad were excellent. The pasta entrees were great. Lasagna is one of their specialties. They have a very good wine list and also live entertainment throughout the evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as advertised.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Seriously, only 750 characters, so much for anything tactful or eloque. Even in trying to simplify my response I'm over on characters, it appears this restaurant cuts all corners. In short the food was either frozen out of a box or out of a bag. The bill was $110.26 well over priced for the quality of food that I recieved.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    They had a huge party and were understaffed so the service was very slow
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 5/5/2014 VISIT
    seattledoowop
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Overall the experience was great. One area of disappointment was where we were sat upon arrival. I had made a reservation on line for four people on March 8th and mentioned we would stay for the show. We were placed all the way back to where only I could see the stage. Luckily we were moved to the front left section of the rear dining area just as the show was starting. I would think when a reservation is made that early better seating would be available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere, Poor Service
    LVfoodandstuff
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My waiter didn't seem to comprehend me asking him between two dishes which he would recommend and actually ended up bringing me out something completely different. (I had asked between two veal dishes and he brought out a completely different one). The meal was still fantastic and the atmosphere and live music make it worth the visit. The server was supposed to split our tab at the end of the night and charged the wrong cards. When going somewhere with this history, I was hoping for a server who was knowledgable and full of recommendations, which we didn't get
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    WE ordered traditional dishes; lasagna, eggplant ptarmigan that were both delicious. I really enjoyed the music and the attentive service on a busy weekend night.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We shall return
    Bbacksoon
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I visited for the first time on a friends recommendation and were wowed by the atmosphere, the music, the fine meal and by one of the owners, Lorraine's, friendly welcome. We'll be back at our next opportunity.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Apart from the crowd
    wangmeyerhofferVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This is a wonderful alternative to the ritzy restaurants in casinos, where you have to wade through a cloud of smoke to get there, and wait ages for valet parking afterward. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and the low-key entertainment of piano, bass and voice made this a most enjoyable evening for four of us. Nice pour on drinks, too -- always important!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bootlegger Bistro
    stilltraveling
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    a local restaurant good for lunch, a romantic dinner, a group dinner, or a late night dinner, drinks and entertainment. Italian food the closest to the food you will find in Italy that I have found in Las Vegas, LA, or Chicago.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Old School Las Vegas
    Gr8eats
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Nice atmosphere, great food, dinner show. It's like stepping back in time with good food, good service, and good music also open 24/7.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great, Italian food
    LoveItalianFood
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Although we had a reservation, there was a bit of confusion about seating us. First, we were told to wait to be seated, then we were seated at a table, only to be told that we had to move to another table. This was not an auspicious beginning to our first visit to The Bootlegger. To compensate for the mixups, we were given certificates for two-for-one lunches on a future visit. This was nice of them. The service after that was very good and our waiter was attentive without being over-attentive. The salads (Iceberg Wedge and Mozarella Caprese) were excellent. We both had pasta (Manicotti and Lasagna). The sauce was outstanding, as was the ricotta filling in each. However, the pasta on both was incredibly tough and not at all tasty.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressed...
    MMMotrin
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Bootleggers was everything I expected from reviews and more... Folks of all ages and all walks of life we're there... The crooning pianist and lovely singer we're talented and engaging... The wait service wasbusy yet personable... All in addition to great Italian menu... Very nice indeed.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fun
    MBH1982
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    What a nice, family-friendly and family-oriented place. The food was great, with fresh vegetables and wonderful flavors. We really loved the breadstick bites and homemade dipping sauce. Great cocktail selection and lovely atmospheres with the lounge singer and pianist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great off strip Italian restaurant
    GeorgeofIowa
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We go to this restaurant whenever we go to Vegas. Very good italian food, reasonable price. There is a piano player and/or vocalist every night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Genny
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Amazing to find such an attentive staff, coupled with an amazing piano player
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Italian Food
    Bonbon32VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I eat at very good Italian restaurants all over the US and surprisingly this weirdly named Italian Restaurant was absolutely a find! From those garlic mini's to the Bolognese, to the the lasagna...not one dish disappointed. My entire table of 5 enjoyed their meals immensely. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nurses night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Several of my nurse friends and I go to dinner once a month, and try restaurants we haven't been to before or haven't been to in a long time or new ones. We enjoyed the Bootlegger very much and will return. The food was excellent, the waiter attentive and efficient. The music got a little too loud for us to enjoy a conversation. That was our only complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bootleggers, a Vegas legend.
    SadieLady
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I have had lunch and dinner at Bootleggers. Both times service was excellent and food was great. Ambiance is wonderful for a group, or romantic dinner. Was just there March 15, 2014 with a group of 5 and were treated very well. Be sure to read the inside of the menu for the long time history of Bootleggers. A fun place away from the Strip with excellent food, a good wine list, and prices not as high as the overpriced casino restaurants named after all the new chefs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! We sat very close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food! We sat very close to the piano and it was a little too loud. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food. Service was
    dlanor72
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Excellent food. Service was outstanding and friendly. Entertainment was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.