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
52 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)romantic (25)neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (17)late-night find (14)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Better than I remembered
    LeenieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    We've been to Bootlegger several times. This was the best time ever! I had the spinach fettuccine primavera. I've never had a primavera recipe that was so tasty and well prepared. We will certainly go back more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a must try
    asahice
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Any time I have friends who come into town I being them to this gem. Its a great place to eat and catch up. Its close to strip but without all the hassle. I have yet to have anything bad on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sooo disappointed
    slmedart
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    i had been there before and had a great time. i loved the old vegas feel. this time, the service was horrible. the tables on both sides of us and in front of us seemed to get a lot of attention. we were not so lucky. i appreciated that they made an antipasta plate just for me (waiter stated they were out). other than that, i was pretty upset. the waiter walked by our table 2-3 times without even looking at us. the waterboy walked by twice without checking on us. both of our drinks were empty for 5-10 minutes during this time. i literally had to wave someone over so we could get our check. we probably would have stayed longer and spent more money because we were enjoying the piano and singer. instead, we spent our cash elswhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 1st Dinner as Mr. & Mrs.
    MrsAdams3
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My husband and I loved the service and the food. We will definitely come back when traveling to Vegas.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Great Night
    theshut
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    A restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of the strip. Food was excellently prepared, though a more through explanation of ingredients would be appreciated. My partner who hates mushrooms, had a risotto ruined. Service was acceptable and prices were fair.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an excellent evening.
    Lakersfan
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We had an excellent evening. We have never had a bad experience when we have gone to Bootlegger.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    JennVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. Always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Italian
    NewJerseyGuy
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    I have been eating at the Bootlegger Bistro for years whenever we are in Vegas. The food is classic New York Italian with great red sauces and garlic! They have a very good wine list and a piano player who does karaoke. Recommend their home made Lasagna or Veal Parmesan. Service is excellent. The restaurant is away from the tourist congestion being just west of the outlet stores past the airport.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bootlegger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Food and service were excellent. Could not ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a local
    auwinger
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Took a friend who lives here but had never been and he was very impressed with the food a d the value. Our second visit from No. Cal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Neighborhood Restaurant
    EFDH1
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Hadn't been to Bootlegger in quite a while. Went with some friends who had been there the week before and raved about it. We totally enjoyed ourselves. The food was wonderful - the service was outstanding. The server catered to all of us, but especially to the two young children in our group. So glad this restaurant is in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh...
    Katie
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The food was mediocre, the service was awkward and not great, the only cool part was the piano player. I would never return, there are so many good restaurants in vegas. How does this place have 4 stars?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husband's favorite
    DiningOut
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We can always depend on great quality food and service at Bootleggers! A surprise this time was the variety of piano players they have now during the week- music was great on Fathers Day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food and service was great
    Chyna
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    the food and service was great had a very good experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointment at Bootleger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We enjoyed our drinks the cosmo was very good and the sauviignon blanc was great I ordered Veal saltimbuca I got chicken it was ok but not what I wanted the waiter said it was veal the piece of meat was about 1" high not like any other veal I have ever had
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Rick
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Food is almost always great at Bootleggers. Service seemed a little slow and not as attentive as she should have been but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We love the Bootlegger we've been going there since we moved to Vegas 4 years ago it's the last of old Vegas, You can't beat the food, service, or the entertainment and they always take care of our special requests! They always make us feel at home thank you! Pat and Cat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like Linguini and clam
    luvsfood
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    If you like Linguini and clam sauce - I would totally recommend Bootlegger Bistro!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bootlegger Bistro April 25th
    Scott
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Table was ready. Food was outstanding, as ususual. Piano and singers outstanding as well. A little loud but could talk over them when needed. Only two issues: server was either new or just inattentive. Had to ask more than once for items. Had to get her attention most times when needed help. Wrong order brought. When asked where a side item was, she said it came with the other meal - the one I ordered. Also, a side dish - grilled veggies were tasty, but cold. Plate was cold too. She adjusted the check. Would have preferred them hot and paid. We will be back as we love the food and ambiance. First time with a problem with a waiter or order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A co-worker suggested Bootlegger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    A co-worker suggested Bootlegger Bistro as a nice restaurant for good Italian food. Our meals were very good and seemed very authentic. Service was also very good. Our waiter was very attentive, complimented our choices and was right there to pour our wine and check on our needs. The style is "Old Las Vegas" and our experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bootleggers has always been
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Bootleggers has always been a top spot when in Las Vegas.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I've been to the Bootlegger Bistro plenty of times as I've lived in Vegas for four years. The specific night that I went with two of my friends, the food was a little under cooked. Normally, the food is perfect. I would recommend this location to anyone interested in Italian dinning. The food prices range from $12 - $25 depending on what you are looking for. I do recommend this location to all my friends and family who come to Vegas to visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food. Of our 4 entrees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Very good food. Of our 4 entrees 3 were excellent - orange roughy, salmon, ribeye steak and 1, chicken parm, was very good - a little tough. Our waiter Aaron was excellent and live performers we entertaining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Prices are high, but food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Prices are high, but food is good.. Went there after 11 pm to get late night menu.. Personal pizza is awesome & is like $7 .. Service very slow.. Sat @ bar & could not get service bartenders ignored us & bar was pretty much empty.. They need to pay attention to their customers
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bootlegger used to be family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Bootlegger used to be family friendly and reasonable. This time the chairs were broken the bread greasy, the table small abd the food was overpriced and poor. We will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I took an out-of-town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    My wife and I took an out-of-town couple to dinner Sunday evening 3/24/13. Our waiter, David, was very attentive and timely with his visits throughout the meal. The area where we were seated was a little crowded forcing the waiter to have to reach across people. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. The portions were large enough to force "doggy bags" for the wives! In all a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THis is a very good old-school
    MaryandJimVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    THis is a very good old-school italian restaurant that was very enjoyable. The menu has old-time favorites that were well prepared, though heavy on the butter and cream. THe wine list is very limited. Piano music was excellent
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Talk Of The Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    Excellent Dinner menu and service. A talk of the town for Monday nite open mic entertainment. Thank you for being there.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great bar and live music.
    Homecook100VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Great bar and live music. Old style decore. My food was pretty good, my wife not great..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    food was good, service was good, staff very friendly, but they need maintenance on chairs and tables most of them are loose and wobble, I like decor but should consider few remodeling changes
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is our third time to
    Oklodge
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    This is our third time to the restaurant, but the first time we made reservations on Open Table. This was the last try we were going to give the restaurant. We were seated promptly and I like the ambiance of the restaurant. We have never been disappointed in the food, it is always delicious and we have tried several different dishes. Our biggest complaint is the wait for the food and the check. On two previous occasions we waited a very long time to get our food and the restaurant didn't appear to be that busy. We also have to wait a long time for our check. I would think that once a person has declared they are finished and do not want dessert etc. your bill would be presented promptly and retrieved promptly, not so at this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    I have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed it however the service was horrible and the food had no taste other than garlic. It is not likely that I will go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The food at Bootlegger was, as always, delicious. My husband and I both enjoy the old Las Vegas feel that it preserves so well. The one thing that clouded our experience was the service. usually, it is a good as the food. This night it was spotty during the meal and finished with one of my huge pet peeves: the waiter handed my husband the check. Twice. It was his birthday and I was treating him to dinner. I didn't want him to see the bill. Instead of setting the check on the table, he handed it to my husband. When I handed him the check to pay, he gave the receipt back to my husband. Pity - it clouded an otherwise good meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great martini. not always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Great martini. not always easy to find. Red sauce si very good. Sauteed spinach and broccoli were good but appeared not to be fresh. Had to be frozen. Fresh is better. Upgrade the veggies to all fresh would be noticeable and appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there. A popular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    First time there. A popular place for locals. A gem for visitors if they know about it. Good food, good prices and great ambience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant had great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    This restaurant had great food. There were four of us and all felt their food was excellent. There was live music and to me it was too loud for us to have a normal conversation at our table. Service was good. Nicely decorated. I will recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very basic. Garlic
    Seidelsprayco1VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Food was very basic. Garlic rolls were the highlight. Prices were reasonable but there is better in Vegas
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local restaurant that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    Great local restaurant that has been around a long time. Food was great and Vito (our server) was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat it for really good
    SweetshelVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Can't beat it for really good food and terrific entertainment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We are from NC are come here
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We are from NC are come here at least once every time we visit Las Vegas. The food is absolutely fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic