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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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