Bootlegger Bistro
Bootlegger Bistro

Bootlegger Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bootleggerlasvegas.com/
  • Phone: 7027364939
  • 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 WinnerItalian
Bootlegger Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)romantic (32)neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (20)late-night find (19)notable wine list (10)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Vegas Blvd Italian Treasure!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Starting with panetti and marinara sauce to cannoli with our coffee, the food was perfect. Eggplant parmesan and lasagna are served in generous portions and taste outstanding. The atmosphere is classic old Vegas, decorated with photos, historic items and lovely live music. Vito and the entire staff provided superb service and made the evening very enjoyable. My guest is Italian and she raved about the sauce and had never heard a harp played live before. We highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to coming back real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We liked it alot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was great. We really liked the decor. Went back once a again at the end of the week of our visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Gail
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    While in Vegas most dine on the strip. This restaurant has been around for a long time. It may be a short drive from the strip but it is worth every mile you drive. Food is fantastic and its an old world place to eat. A Great Experience. I will go back again next year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • totally unique experience!
    StumblinBear96822
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Monday nights are an "open mic" night, so you never know who'll be signing... but that makes it more of an experience. Ended up seeing four or five different singer that were all terrific in very different ways!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Good food overall. If you don't want to listen to crooning all through your meal, ask to sit in the bar area.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing!
    Skippy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were seated immediately - the piano player was doing his thing and it was perfect! Then the food arrived: all timed out so we were not rushed. First the Bruschetta (delicious) and then (of course) the Lasagna (which should be in a food group of it's own). Everything was perfect and the service is beyond excellent. We never wanted for anything. All-in-all this place is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Plus
    shoppinggirl
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The cab ride was expensive from the Bellagio. When we arrived for 6 PM, we initally could not find anyone to seat us. Clearly, the place is popular, and fiiled up quickly. The saltimbocca was great, and very reasonabley priced for the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • home cooked food
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We eat here every 3 or 4 months and it is always a pleasure
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic! great lounge feel!
    happycouple
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food is unbelievable, atmosphere is very nice with an old Las Vegas feel! Loved it and the lounge singer
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bootlegger is Best Italian food LV
    Foodguy007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food, great service, exceptional pianist and ambiance. Forget Michelin Stars and go to Bootlegger.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the pasta
    JoemamaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Bootleggers knows pasta. Perfectly cooked and xlnt sauces. Don't pass up the braised pork neck bones!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    1VegasMustDo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fabulous service, delicious food, great piano entertainment, excellent cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for family's
    Spud951
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food and service was first class. However it was too dark, the music was way too loud making conversation impossible. Also the women on the table next to us was drunk and consequently was louder than the music. The language she used was disgusting not at all suitable in front of my daughters. A shame really because the food and service of all the staff was faultless. I would recommend it to groups of men and women who like loud music and don't mind the occasional loud drunk not people with families who like to chat to each other during the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First time we were here and even though it is a drive for us would go again. Great food and ambience. The gluten free pasta was outstanding! The entire meal was excellent from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising Italian!
    2DiningCritics
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First time to visit Bootlegger. Happily Surprised at the quality and service. Really good ciopinno and spaghetti & meatballs. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our new favorite dinner spot
    KBVegas
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food is terrific. I recommend the garlic knots, stuffed mushrooms, lasagne and spumoni. The Seafood Diavolo was great. I chose "medium hot" and later regretted it, but that was my fault -- I should know better by now. We've had dinner at the Bootlegger twice recently. Both times, Danny was our waiter and he is excellent. We're going back with another couple in two weeks. We sat very near the singer / pianist and found conversation difficult. They have a decent selection of wines by the glass. My husband's veal parmesan was a little tough around the edges, as it was slightly over-cooked. Love the feel of the Bootlegger; it feels like old Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with great music
    MuncieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Enjoyed the great singing with the good food. The name of the restaurant threw me off, but once I enjoyed the food I will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food was good. The service was great. I would go back again. Prices very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food was not only exceptionally good, but all of us had very large and generous portions served in a very nice dining room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bootlegger Bistro Delivers
    MSG1976
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was my first trip ever to Bootlegger Bistro (but definitely won't be my last). It was recommended to me by my casino host as a place with an "old school" Vegas feel. It is a family-run restaurant that has been around for decades. In fact, the 94yr old grandma is still in the kitchen "supervising". I ordered the osso buco which was cooked to perfection while my brother ordered ravioli in alfredo sauce. The alfredo sauce was the best I have ever tasted! Couple the great food with a piano player and singer and you have a great dinner experience at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saw it on TV
    Bootleggerfan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    After viewing this pale on Anthony Bourdain's show, I had to try it. Went with some friends who were aware of it but hadn't been there for a while. Waiter was Vito, and we coincidentally sat at the same table as had Bourdain. Vito had been his waiter swell. Vito had been there since it opened at this location in 2001. The food was a split opinion depending on what was ordered. I had the cioppino special and it was a little overcooked and salty. The pasta dishes were excellent. The entertainer, a Sinatraesque singer who accompanied himself on a keyboard was sensational. In conclusion, we'll be back ... many more times.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Out of town guest favorite
    special
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Love, love this restaurant. Perfect for out of town guest or just a special night out. Each time we visit we like it even more. We were just driving around one early evening and decided to give it a try.... good move on our part for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off the charts good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Took my niece on her last night here in town on the way to the airport, we had the baked penne and the cappellini Pomodoro and it was a delight!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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
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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
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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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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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  • 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
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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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 259 reviews are from the Bootlegger Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.