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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (25)
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Authentic (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Romantic (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
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)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

I always have loved Bootlegger in the past. This year was a big let down. Starting with our waiter Roger who had no personality and appeared to not care one bit about us. Next the food had no flavor either. I brought the majority home and put it in the trash can. I did enjoy the bread and it was delicious. One trip to Bootlegger this year is enough and I normally go about 5 times in a 3 week period.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best Caesar salad in the city. The baked ziti is fantastic. The martinis are delicious.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best Italian in Las Vegas. Great food and amazing service.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very good food and service. Place is very busy and this was my second time. Will be back

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely fantastic meal. The service was awesome the staff were so friendly I would eat there every day if I left here. Love your place

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service, it has not changed since 1975!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The VIP deals were amazing. Diavolo Seafood was great

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Live Music
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on November 2, 2017

What a treasure to find. Fantastic birthday celebration here. Good amazing food

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

As always...love Richard! And loved the special attention of having a reserved table for my Dad’s annual visit to Vegas.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

A must stop on my every Vegas trip. As always it didn’t disappoint.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

A wonderful classic spot for great food and live entertainment. Only wish there was a dance floor!

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great spot to feel and be part of the local vibe. Food is very good. Bar scene is lively. Feels delightfully old Italian.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time there. Probably would choose differnt items another time.
Husband love d his shrimp appetizer.
My escargot could have used more seasoning. Main course s were good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always consistent great food and service. Love the healthy options too. My favorite salmon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Family sized portions, amazing flavors. Italian food done right. Impeccable service. We were visiting Las Vegas and Bootleggers was recommended to us. We enjoyed the entire experience!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I were there for her birthday on Sunday. We enjoyed the service, Cody was very friendly and accommodating. The dinner was excellent, we feasted on the lasagna with meat sauce, and the bread bites were out of this world. The ambience was perfect. We will definitely be coming back when we visit Vegas again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

AMAZING!!! Bootleggers restaurant never disappoints

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The hostess seemed a bit snooty and scattered. Other than that the service was impeccable! The food and atmosphere was amazing. My only disappointment was I put in my open table reservation that it was a milestone wedding anniversary and it didn't get mentioned.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Just moved to Vegas and had heard about Bootleggers for years, so we tried it. Disappointed in that everything about it feels touristy. The food was ok, but nothing exceptional, the waiter obviously was not happy being there and kept hurrying us up through the experience. The piano guy was very good, but not worth the trip back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Found hair in my salad and lost my appetite. I don't believe that I will be coming back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We love the Bootlegger Restaurant and go there often. We love that they have music while you eat. This time it was a little off. Huge parties made the noise level unbearable. It was National Pasta day and the waiter did not even know what that meant, we had to inform him. Two of the three pastas were good and the bacon flavored one was bacon overload. It won't stop us from going back again and again but it was a little odd.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

#nationalpastaday flight was awesome! harp player was cool, too!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Exceptional service food was delicious

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Was very nice. Good food, excellent service.
Had a coupon from the hotel we were staying at for a bottle of wine or an appetizer. I had the shrimp scampi- very good. Everyone enjoyed their food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Average food, nothing refine but excellent service.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great meal and great dining experience.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing all around. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a chance to eat off strip.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The restaurant is a Las Vegas icon. The food is very good and reminds my of what grandma would serve. The lights are abit bright and annoying. The restaurant's decor is definitely so out dated its Italian Disneyland. I would return for the food and sit at the bar, where the lighting is more pleasing.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was our first time at Bootleggers. It was a great experience, staff was awesome, food and price was super. Will visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went early to catch their early dining menu specials. We were disappointed. My Ceasar salad had an usually shaped and blackish colored crouton. I pointed this out to our waiter who plucked it off my salad and tried to crush it on a bread plate with a fork. It was squirted out from under his fork and flew out of sight and said it was an overdone crouton and walked away. He did not offer to give me a replacement salad as he thought I planted it. I could see it in his expression as he walked away. When our food finally came... it was lukewarm. My guest request her dish to be taken back to be heated. I did not send mine back, but should have. I was too hungary. I was almost finished when the waiter finally brought the other dish back. I expected it to be piping hot, it was only heated up probably in a microwave to more than warm but not hot off the stove tempurature. We finished half the dish and took the rest home. We will not come back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

They checked another couple in under my name and gave them better seating. Drinks and food were just ok. Will not be returning.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My favorite old Vegas Italian food restaurant. Brings back memories of family dinners at the Bootlegger.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The restaurant is large and bustling. There was a piano player in the corner, but the noise level didn't allow for enjoyment. The waiter was very friendly and explained an interesting history of the restaurant. We waited over 30 minutes for our food and were told that the kitchen was having delays. Overall, the food was good but not sure I would return on a weekend evening.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Awesome romantic, nostalgic atmosphere. ..loved it!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

I really like this restaurant, the food and ambience is always very nice. We came for my birthday and there was a little mixup in the beginning on whether our table had been served or not because we brought mine over from the bar but after that everything was amazing. We especially liked the entertainment that evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had just gone to Gordon Ramsey Steak the night before. We enjoyed our food more at Bootleggers. At least we did not leave hungry like we did with the tiny portions at Ramsey's and we paid a third of the price.
Everything was perfect until near the end when we wanted water and did not get served any for quite a while. The waiter came with the water glass and firmly touched each of our glasses with the pitcher. I explained to the manager while leaving that this spreads everyone's saliva around the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We have been going to Bootlegger for over 15 years when we visit Las Vegas. We have always had great service and great food. We like that is is still a family owned and run business.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food is always excellent, however we must have waited at least 15 minutes after asking for our bill.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and I came here due to his Birthday. We have dined here before and absolutely Love eating here. I felt like our server was not happy with us because we didn't order any alcohol to drink.
We didn't because I was driving and my husband and I had somewhere to be later. The server seemed put off because of this.
The food was very good and the piano player was very good. We still love eating here and will be back.

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