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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (29)
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Special Occasion (22)
Casual (19)
Romantic (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 hours ago

Wonderful!!! Great food at reasonable prices.Excellent service !!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was great! The food was great! The service was great! The harpist was outstanding!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was fantastic. Great personality and very attentive to our table without being pushy or overbearing. The food was excellent as always. The Bootlegger is a nice spot for great food at a good price point.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant indeed makes you feel go a little bit back in time, from the servers to the food, everything was great! Plus the live music is such a great assest to the already romantic ambience! We'll definitely comeback!

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Love this place, it is a must every visit to Vegas!

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Off the strip and a great place.This was our 3rd and 4th times visiting.Went valentines night and when leaving we were given a coupon for 50 percent off our food bill next visit,went right back next evening.Food was outstanding and service excellent.pasta cooked perfect,the minestrone soup the best ive ever had and the spumoni was homemade.wowowowowo is all i can say

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The atmosphere once you walk in, was one of nostalgia! Then once you are seated the service is phenomenal! The wait staff at night are great (James is The Man)! Then the highlight of the night... the food! Best lasagna n fettuccine Alfredo! So creamy n buttery, n you can't forgery the garlic knots! (Order a side of Alfredo sauce...it's a must). Overall, wonderful experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere! Loved the harpist, he was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 13, 2018

My husband and I have been to The Bootlegger several times over the years and, as usual, the food did not disappoint at all. It was our server this time that was very frustrating. He was certainly nice enough and he started out on the right foot. He was attentive and willing to answer questions about their menu we were first arrived but as soon as the restaurant started to fill up the slightest bit, we lost most of his assistance. Couples that came in AFTER us, ordering basically the same things, were getting their food long before we did.

When he DID wander by, he kept suggesting the wine list and alcoholic drinks but since I suffer from a liver disease I NEVER drink alcohol. Tho I did not explain my condition to him, I felt like one polite and clear 'no thank you' should be enough. It was not. He either forgot or offered it repeatedly to placate us.

This will not stop us from returning but the night we were there, the evening before Valentine's Day, was important to us and the parts of our dinner that were lacking was very unsatisfying.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Was good 😀

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Simply put, one of the best italian meals i have had in quite sometime. My bro agreed 100%! Service was superior. Can’t wait to go back!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service, ambiance and entertainment superb!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place to celebrate birthdays! Great Atmosphere!
Excellent Tasting Food!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was my first time there, took my Girlfriend there for her birthday. The total experience was outstanding, excellent customer service, staff, the food was amazing, great prices and we will look forward to going again!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

I love going here. Entertainment is great. Food is always excellent and tastes homemade. Some nights are noisier than others. When it's less busy and the Harpist is playing...it's magic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wait staff was friendly and helpful. It was nice to have some healthy options available as well as many wonderful traditional Italian offerings.

I recommend the Calamari - didn't eat it this time but I have many times in the past, delicious and fresh too!

Check out Bootlegger's Copa Club - we saw Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns - they were excellent!! And with dinner, you get preferred seating. Quite the following, make sure to make a reservation thru Bootlegger for the Copa or make a note in your OpenTable Reservation to avoid any confusion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good enough to go back again this Friday

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food great service. We’ll be back!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food is great, our server was ok. This is old Vegas at it's best!! My only complaint is their corking charge of $25.00 is in my opinion a little high compared to some of their competition.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Awesome as usual
Try to get Richard if possible

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good food, always a nice dinner option. Make sure you ask for the daily specials, the options change everyday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great history of this family owned business. The live piano music was an unexpected bonus.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My daughter and I were in Las Vegas for a mother/daughter weekend. We saw a special interest story on the local news channel that featured the owner who is 100 years old! We just had to try this historic Italian restaurant. The bolognese sauce was out of this world. The pasta was cooked to perfection and the cesaer salad was delicious. This is definitely a must do place when you are visiting Vegas. It is a little drive south of Mandalay Bay and the Tropicana, but the trip is well worth it!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had an enjoyable evening. There were many large groups so there was a lot of noise. I wish I could have heard the performer better. Our server was fantastic. We love this place.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The gravy is good! The marinara is authentic slow cooked and a perfect melody of of herbs, & tomatoes! Spinach garlic olio is divine and the sausage is perfect! Everything is good!! Best place we have found next to Lauguna Beach Ca!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Best clam linguine EVER.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have enjoyed the Bootlegger many times in the past; however, this last visit was disappointing. In an Italian restaurant, it is customary to offer olive oil and balsamic vinegar for bread dipping. We had to ask for it specifically. I ordered Chicken Alfredo. When the dish was presented, the noodles looked to have been sitting out for some period of time as they were dried on the surface and therefore rubbery. Chicken was dry. The creme brulee we ordered for dessert had an odd taste -- can't even identify what it was. We had to repeatedly request refills for the water glasses. Maybe it was just an "off" night, but I'll think twice before choosing this restaurant again.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Chairs very old and in poor condition.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

What a great find this place was! Was in town for the Celine concert (Never saw, as she became sick and had 2 canceled shows), and Bootlegger was highly recommended. They have live music nightly, and a harpist was playing thus night. So glad we tried it - our waiter, Triain "Try-on", was a pro! We wish could have stayed for coffee & dessert. We will definitely return again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have been coming here for 10 years. This is our go to place when we are in town. The service is wonderful and the food is out of this world. Love it here ❤️

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Use to be nice just okay now, not sure if The restaurant has changed ownership.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Italian food selection with an old school ambiance. The food is excellent and is served in a timely fashion. The wait staff is pleasant and makes the experience enjoyable. The cost is reasonable as well. Overall, the dining experience was enjoyable. The bar area has several big screen TVs so viewing your sports team(s) prior to dining is easy to do as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was spectacular! The food was absolutely incredible. It was my first time going there and am already making plans to return.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner celebrating Ray's 92nd birthday . The food and wine was super and the music was really great. It was perfect pitch so we could carry on a conversation and still enjoy the music in the back ground.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food.... wonderful service..... I'll be back!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We love this restaurant! We make it a point to eat here during every visit to the Vegas area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been to Bootlegger for breakfast, lunch and for dinner. Each and every time the food has been delicious and the service was excellent. We visit Las Vegas at least once a year (twice this year) and we make it a point to include The Bootlegger on our itinerary. The food is always fresh and authentic Italian. The food has always been of excellent quality. We recommend this restaurant to all of our friends who travel to Las Vegas.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great Food, Great Service. Would like to see more detail on the expresso ( sugar cube, lemon skin, napkin ) etc. Not just plop a cup of expresso spilled on the saucer. Other wise a Very Nice experience. I believe Justin was our waiter? Very Good to deal with , Great Job. Overall Great Dinner. Would only like to see more detail on the coffees.
Sincerely, JAS

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food is excellent, always consistent. Friendly atmosphere, Great music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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