About 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.

7700 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89123
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Robindale

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 736-4939

Website:
http://www.bootleggerlasvegas.com/

Entertainment:
Live Vintage Vegas Entertainment, 7 nights a week. Vegas the way it used to be. Vegas the way it’s supposed to be.

Parking Details:
Easy access from both Las Vegas Blvd South and Robindale. Truck and bus turnaround and parking.

Executive Chef:
Maria Perry

Private Party Facilities:
Elegant private room available for up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Natalie Devitt: (702) 736-4939

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bootlegger Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Casual (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2016

We ordered the $50.00 food package, steak and shrimp. All the food was very good until my medium rare steak came out well done, very dry, like it had been sitting under a heat lamp for 90 minutes. We sent it back, and the replacement steak was very good. Mediocre apology from the waiter.

The food all came out timed well between courses until we waited for our main meal after the salad. Almost a 40 minute wait between these courses, which was simply unacceptable.

It was a Friday night, and they were busy, but a really good restaurant will not make customers wait that long. I would go back and hope for a better server.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2016

If you like being ignored- you have found your happy place here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2015

My honey and I are fans of Anthony Bordain and that's what led us to visit The Bootlegger during our vacation in Vegas. We had a 7 p.m. reservation for dinner and we were seated as soon as we arrived at 6:50. Our appetizers were brought out about 10 minutes after ordering and they were large portions and delicious. Our entrees were brought out perfectly timed at about 20 minutes after the apps. Again, food was very tasty. We finished up with the Tiramisu and it was definitely homemade...delicious! The live music was perfect for the environment and our two requests were sung beautifully by the gentleman at the piano. The Bootlegger definitely delivered a memorable evening during our stay in Vegas. We will return during future visits to Vegas!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2015

After attending the Monday "Open Mike Night" last April, we were looking forward to taking our out of town guests to the Bootlegger. We had a great experience the first time we were there. Unfortunately, this particular night, the entertainment was not very good. By the time they got some semi-talented people on stage (approx. 11:00pm), my guests and I were ready to fall asleep.
Food was good and service was fine although I was disappointed to have been placed in the back corner where we could not see the stage, but alas, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
I'm hoping this bad experience was a fluke and will try the Bootlegger again. Maybe the talented people were home for the holidays?

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Very good Italian food reasonably priced. Old Las Vegas pick.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 2015

We happened upon the Bootlegger through our Open Table app. Once we stepped inside, we were impressed with the "Frank Sinatra Vibe." The food was reminiscent of old-world Italy . . . reminded us of one of our favorite restaurants back home. I had the lasagna and meatballs, my husband had the eggplant Parmesan. We both had a Caesar salad. Food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed the garlic bites with marinara dipping sauce.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 14, 2015

One can count on solid Italian food, not the best, but consistently good. Went there for Monday night talent with KELLY Clinton and performers were excellent. Fun evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2015

Love the options of choices. Best salmon grilled healthy! Sauce and pasta is excellent. Service is perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 28, 2015

Loved the food. My wife and I both enjoyed our food, the piano player and our server was super knowledgeable and very friendly. The older blonde at the front was unbelievably rude though. We had a reservation, she made us feel unwelcome. She seated us with an attitude and made the first part of the evening very uncomfortable. We will come back, be just be warned, the blonde in front is a *expletive*.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 27, 2015

The Ribeye was awesome. One of the best I've had in Vegas. Also, I really enjoyed the piano playing and singing by George Bugatti as well--very talented and personable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2015

The lasagna and the tiramisu were outstanding! I recommend the booth tables which give perfect view of the live performance. The meal starts with complimentary bread with a dip which is unbelievably good, fresh and still hot from the oven. Meals are in decent size so make sure to save some room for the desert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2015

My husband and I went there on Thanksgiving day for a nice dinner. It was our second time going there and we were surprised that they had live music with a piano player and a singer, a woman with a very nice voice. My husband thought that they had live music only on Mondays.The place wasn't too crowded or busy, so we had great service and the food dishes were huge!!! My husband had to try the spaghetti and meatballs that Anthony Bourdain had in his program!!!! He said that was good. I had the tilapia and it was very good too!!! And of course I had to have the dessert which was delicious!!! We plan to go back there for another occasion for sure!!! Great service and the waiters were very very nice. And the price was good too. The atmosphere was cozy and the music nice too, but we didn't stay too long because we had a early dinner. Next time we are going to have a little later dinner to enjoy the live music. Ahhhh, and we had left overs for dinner next day!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2015

As always, the food is great. It had been about a year since my last visit and the prices have increased about 15%. There are restaurants that are just as good for less money but nothing can beat the old Vegas Italian vibe of The Bootlegger.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2015

We had a family reunion (8 of us!) in Vegas and thanks to Anthony Bourdian's Vegas episode, decided to celebrate Bev + Gary's 37th wedding anniversary here. Our experience was STELLAR! Our waiter, Slater, was so attentive and professional. We had practically everything on the menu and LOVED it all. The ambiance here is excellent - the food is beyond awesome(and some of us are new Yorkers who really really know our Italian food!) Thank you, Bootlegger, for an amazing night!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Myself and my wife recently went to this restaurant for a special occasion on Nov 21 and I am happy we did . The food was great the waiter, singer and staff where very friendly and the service was outstanding. I give this place 5 stars.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2015

Had dinner with old friends not seen in over 50 years and it is a fun reunion. We were seated in the lounge area and wait staff really went above and beyond, not rushing us and let us linger over a wonderful meal. It was a nice break for friends from the East Coast who were attending a convention on the Strip. They enjoyed this spot of Vegas history and relief from the sometimes frantic pace on the Strip. The food as everyone who loves the Bootlegger knows was superb.
Always a fun place to take tourists.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2015

We went for the open mic talent and Kelly Clinton-Holmes. What a great evening! Great entertainment, great food, great service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 8, 2015

I went in thinking it was going to be a mediocre Italian style restaurant ,
I was mistaken ,the atmosphere was very quite and perfect for a couple out for a Great Italian meal
The ossobuco was out of this world my wife's porkchop marsala was perfect ,the salads were crisp and very good,the waiter was very friendly and helpful
We were their on a night were they had a beautiful women singing ,nice and quite as to not bother your meal
I will definitely return to this Great Italian restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 6, 2015

An excellent experience. The live music was a great touch, too.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2015

Great service, great food, old Vegas dining experience, DO NOT miss this if in Vegas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2015

I have lived in Las Vegas for 35 years and enjoy dining out. I particularly enjoy a restaurant that respects the old Las Vegas tradition of good food, great service, in a casual but unique atmosphere. The Bootlegger Bistro honors that tradition. I have experienced this restaurant since the opening on Eastern Avenue and have followed it to the current location on Las Vegas Boulevard. The new Bootlegger continues to welcome everyone as "family." The Italian food is prepared in the traditional style with lots of flavor and ample serving size. I had the antipasto appetizer and clams linguini. My guests tried shrimp scampi linguini and chicken Angelo. All the meals were great. Piano music with dinner was an added bonus. It was a good Old Las Vegas experience for me and my out of town guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Great service by the host and wait staff. Good size portions of food, especially the pasta dishes.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, great service! Not many places left like this anymore!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 3, 2015

You can taste the love.

I ordered the linguine and clams in red sauce which is the tastiest I've had in a decade. My husband had the veal parmigiana. He only let me have a small bite.

The serving size was enough for two meals. We took it home and had the meal all over again!

We'll be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 3, 2015

My Husband, Sister and Brother and I really enjoyed your place. We Loved the food and the singer was great. I loved the Cannoli's and the wine of course. Our waiter was terrific. Thanks again, we will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Our first time there, greeted by friendly staff, seated promptly, our waiter, Steven was excellent, making recommendations, being nice. Food was good, nice selection, we will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Always enjoy our meals. Like the new light fare. The cozy booths are great. Service is always friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 7, 2015

Love the early bird menu and light choices. Quiet place to talk, especially at lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2015

I'll be dreaming about the bolognese for a long time! My friends all loved their dishes too. The restaurant is off the Strip but well worth the cab fare to just south of the airport. The decor was nice but a little dated. Service was attentive and helpful. What put the experience over the top was having the pleasure of hearing Laura Shaffer sing on a Sunday night. Adding this to my must-do list the next time I return to Vegas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2015

This place is off he strip and seems like it might be seedy because it is dark on the inside but it has the best Italian food I have had in a long time. The lounge singer was a great surprise as well. I would not recommend the Negroni drink but all the other cocktails we ordered were fantastic. This place was a great change from the very expensive strip restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 22, 2015

As a local, I dine here often and I understand that seating is limited especially in the booths of the main dining area. We booked this reservation about a week in advance for our anniversary requesting a booth for the occasion. We arrived ten minutes prior to our reservation time and were told our booth was not yet ready, but should be within 10-15 minutes which would have put us within 5 minutes of our reservation time. Twenty five minutes later we were offered a table in the dining area or a booth at the bar as our requested searing was not yet available, but we decided to wait. Approximately 40 minutes after our reservation time, we were seated where we originally requested. Our server although very polite was extremely busy and our courses seemed to be rushed to the table -- garlic bread bites, antipasto, and dinner salads came out in relatively quick order along with our entrees. My order appeared to be OK, but my wife received chicken Parmesan when she had ordered veal. It was resolved, but after having to flag down our server and wait for the correct order to come to our table. We were never offered the usual types of service we have become accustomed to at this establishment -- fresh cracked pepper with our salads, additional drinks and we had to inquire about both desserts and cappuccinos. The quality of the food was pretty solid, but between the wait, server workload, and price, we expected the management to make things "right" as they have in the past.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2015

I have been to Bootleggers twice now, and both were an experience worth repeating. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Old school Italian. Great terumissu Veal Parmesan was outstanding! Bring a sweater

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2015

I had never been to The Bootlegger and tried it based on reviews and reputation. The first thing you notice is the restaurant looks old and the chairs were very uncomfortable. I had a Caesar salad which I shared with my daughter. It was delicious! Our entrees consisted of chicken piccata, veal piccata and chicken parm. Here is what aggravated me, it took over an hour to get served our entree from the time we finished our salad. The waiter had a million excuses why it was taking so long. By the time the food came we were so discussed we lost our appetites. The waiter felt bad and gave us one piece of free cheesecake. I've had better food and service at Olive Garden!

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 15, 2015

It had been awhile since I've frequented the Bootlegger. But it was all I remembered having great food, excellent service from Shawn and wonderful atmosphere. Since moving to the west side of town it seemed further than it really was. I will be there more often now.
Mike Goldwasser

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Good food, the best restaurant entertainment I've ever seen (I'm 63, and have eaten at hundreds of different places)

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2015

We come here everytime we visit Las Vegas. They have superb Italian Food and the ambiance is incredible. Perfect place for dinner. Dark and perfect. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2015

We have lived in Vegas for over 10 years and we recently were recommended this restaurant and we love it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 28, 2015

some times we love it some times it is just OK. tonight it was mostly just OK

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Dinner was fantastic, we will return each time we visit Las Vegas

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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