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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.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Vintage Vegas Entertainment, 7 nights a week. Vegas the way it used to be. Vegas the way it’s supposed to be.
Easy access from both Las Vegas Blvd South and Robindale. Truck and bus turnaround and parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Elegant private room available for up to 50 people.
Private Party Contact:
Natalie Devitt: (702) 736-4939
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
2nd time at the bootlegger. First time awesome, 2nd time...marginal. Food was good, service was missing. Waiter had no energy, wine glass sticky, garlic knots hard, no ground pepper offered, no spoon for pasta. Not worth the price, not sure if we will try a third. Told them about a birthday, but no mention.
I would say Bootlegger is "good enough," but it's packed so I may have chosen the wrong dishes. Going to try the pizza next time because the menu wasn't terribly alluring. Way too much garlic in everything (and I lived in Italy) but good cuts of meat and fish. Pasta was al dente to the point where the fettucine woudn't wrap around a fork, which was a change from the usually overcooked pasta in the US but still not up to Italian standards. Portions good, other than the skimpy $9 Caesar salad. I wouldn't call the food Neapolitan or Sicilian as much as Italian American because nothing resembled anything one might get in Italy (it described the carbonara as having a "cream sauce," which no menu in Italy would ever say, but not having eaten it, can't say if it was actually a cream sauce or genuine carbonara (in which no cream is used but egg, cheese and oil are added to the pasta itself. Loud and convivial, and the staff, while rushed, was friendly and professional. All in all, it was just good enough to try again.
Bootlegger Bistro was recommended to us while we were planning our Las Vegas trip. The food was wonderful. Our server was excellent. The only "fly in the ointment" was the cheesy male singer that was absolutely awful. Would have been much happier with piped in music with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin singing. Otherwise, a wonderful visit.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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