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

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (26)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
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Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fun (9)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Business Meals (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed the music but to loud. Very difficult to have normal table conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was pretty good my friend and i both had the Spinach fettuccine primavera was good but DRY! The Pawns were $6 a piece!! pricy! The ravioli was good and the pawn linguini was good but pricy! Service was ok nothing special a bit loud and crowded. Since the Sante Fe and Fat City horns were playing that evening to be expected they were excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

consistently good food. they don't seem to have enough servers so the service was slow

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always great food and service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good food,good service, but food needed to be a little hotter temperature when served. Would try it once more,but if food not hot not again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Italian, affordable cocktails and great entertainment, especially when George B. is there!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Old school Vegas. Nice to visit.
Booth was nice to sit in & listen to the music. Would recommend the pork chop with mushrooms.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dined here in November 2017 and had a fantastic meal. We dined here on November 22, 2017 and had a lousy meal. We had 3 different entrees, the Osso Buco was cold, tough, and fatty. The Veal Saltimbacca was cold and the Veal was tough. The Manicoti was cold. We sent all 3 entrees back. This should not happen at a good restaurant. Something must be wrong in the kitchen for serving 3 meals that were cold.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We loved the Bootlegger when it was at Tropicana and Eastern years ago. In LV frequently this was our first time at the new location.
Service very good, although took a bit long to place our wine order but the food came out quickly and the server definitely knew how to serve
Ambience - dark and intimate with a piano player singing the best of Sinatra, Martin plus some 60’s 70’s pop. Big booth seats with tuck and roll upholstery - straight out the 50’s; reminde me also of Mama Leone’s in NYC. It’s a really nice restaurant. 75% full when our party of two was seated but very ast to have a conversation.
Food - great Italian food, take home portions. Chicken Parm was very food, breast was moist nad evenly breaded, perhaps a bit heavy on the cheese but not excessively so. I had the sausage dish, served with red peppers, onions, sliced roasted potatoes and foccacia bread with marinara on the side. Sausage was juicy, tender, moderately spicy with just enough basil (often they clobber you with basil - not here). The red peppers were so tasty, they actually competed with the meat.
Wine list - we found one of our favorite wines, which is a coincidence, of course but only added to our enjoyment. The list was decent but, as with any fine restaurant, its best to bring your own and pay corkage.
Value: Good value For the size of the portions in a nice intimate setting. $50 for both meals, $50 for the bottle of Meiomi Pinot noir. It’s right up there with Nora’s ove on Flamingo
Both Lyft drivers, to and from, complimented us on our choice.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious and authentic Italian food. Great date night with live music!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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